Around The Grounds

It another week of what’s been happening in and around our grounds. Plenty of squad preparation work being carried out as it’s not long until the start of the season.

Port Kennedy’s under 13s squads are still seeking some additional players to fill some spots on their squads for the 2023 season. If interested, please pop down to training on Tuesday afternoons at Warnbro Oval. (Behind Aqua Jetty) from 6pm.

Mandurah City have announce the re-signing of former Scotland international Leigh Griffiths for the next season Head Coach John Baird said “I am very pleased for everyone involved with the club. To bring Leigh back is a credit and a display of the hard work everyone behind the scenes is putting in. Leigh wanted to come back after understanding our goals for the 2023 season. Leigh’s ability on the pitch is undoubtable. His experience speaks for itself and his signing is an opportunity for him to get back to enjoying his football in a positive and competitive environment. I have had Australian internationals contacting me asking to come down and train because they want to see Leigh play.” Club President Nigel Mann had this to say: “John and his staff have put together a strong squad for this season. The addition of a player of this calibre, with experience at an elite level, will assist in reaching our ambitions. An exciting reward for our members and fans.” Griffiths made 2 appearances for Mandurah City at the end of 2022 scoring 2 goals, including a screamer against Western Knights. Griffiths will be available for selection at this weekend’s Night Series Final. Also signing on was goal keeper Alfie Brincat, who signed a one year extension to his contract, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2024 season.

Murray District Rangers have announced Dylan Morgan as the Socials Men’s coach for the 2023 season. The club is looking forward to the injection of new ideas & the season ahead for their Senior Socials team this year.

AFC Rockingham is invited any new players to attend pre season training with them. Players who want to play socials or masters are welcome and training is on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm at Laurie Stanford Reserve in Singleton.

A plea has gone out for a 60+ goalkeeper to play in the Super Masters World Cup 2023, to be held in Zurich at FIFA HQ [May 11th and 12th]. This is a Hybrid tournament [NOT Walking Football]. The successful GK will need to be available for the tournament in Switzerland… ideally, also being available to attend the training camp in southern Spain [May2nd to May 9th]. As with all the squad it is a self-funded trip… It’s a ‘full on’ trip – competition, fun and definitely straight from the ‘Bucket List’ If you fit the bill please contact Tony Bellis on or 0425 488796

The YoungSocceroos advance through Group B of the AFC U20 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan and go within one game of FIFA U-20 World Cup qualification. Former Rockingham City player and now Perth Glory player Chris Donnell was one of the scorers as Australia came from behind to defeat Qatar 9-1.

A very warm welcome to a new club in the region and one we have never covered before. Rockingham Cambio Cumbre Futsal Club are based in Port Kennedy and will soon be moving into a brand new state of the art facility there. We hope to do a podcast about them soon, to find out more about them, the facility and the achievements the club have already had.

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