The Weekend Games

It seems ages, but this is the first weekend of a full fixture list for both seniors and juniors. Plenty of football action for you to take in and as ever all the clubs are very welcoming, so pop along, buy a coffee and a burger and help out your local club.

(This list is subject to late changes, current at 10.30am Friday 28th April)

Saturday 29th April

Mandurah CityvSubiacoState League Under 18’s11.00am
Mandurah CityvSubiacoState League Reserves1.00pm
Dianella White EaglesvRockingham CityState League Under 18’s1.00pm
Mandurah CityvSubiacoState League3.00pm
Dianella White EaglesvRockingham CityState League Reserves3.00pm
Dianella White EaglesvRockingham CityState League5.00pm

Sunday 30th April

Women’s State League

Port KennedyvMandurah CityDivision 11.00pm

Mens Amateur Leagues

BaldivisvMandurah CityDivision 2 Reserves1.00pm
Port KennedyvSouthern SpiritDivision 1 Reserves1.00pm
Wembley DownsvPeel UnitedPremier Reserves1.00pm
Port KennedyvSouthern SpiritDivision 13.00pm
Wembley DownsvPeel UnitedPremier Division3.00pm
BaldivisvMandurah CityDivision 23.00pm

Womens Metro Leagues

Perth SaintsvPort KennedySouth Division12.00pm
Aubin Grove UnitedvRockingham UnitedSouth Division1.00pm
Fremantle CityvMandurah CitySouth Division1.00pm
Port KennedyvCanning CitySouth Division1.00pm
Rockingham UnitedvBeeliar SpiritSouth Division1.00pm

Mens Metro Leagues

HillarysvBaldivisPremier Division12.00pm
Queens ParkvAFC RockinghamSouth Division 31.00pm
Warnbro StrikersvBrozzySouth Division 41.00pm
Port KennedyvPeel UnitedSouth Division 23.00pm
AFC RockinghamvSouth Perth UnitedSouth Division 13.00pm
Warnbro StrikersvMUM FCSouth Division 33.00pm
BaldivisvSpearwood DalmantinacSouth Division 15.15pm

Mens Masters Leagues

AFC RockinghamvManning UnitedOver 45’s Grading1.00pm
Mandurah CityvKalamunda UnitedMasters Grading1.00pm
BaldivisvPort KennedyMasters Grading1.00pm
FC ShoalwatervMUM FCMasters Grading1.00pm
Mandurah City BvKalamunda United AMasters Grading3.00pm
BaldivisvSporting WarriorsOver 45’s Grading3.00pm
FC ShoalwatervMUM FCOver 45’s Grading3.00pm
Fremantle CityP-PAFC Rockingham
Win by forfeit.
Masters Grading3.00pm

Junior Girls Leagues

BalgavMandurah CityUnder 13’s Division 18.30am
Warnbro StrikersvFremantle CityUnder 13’s Division 29.00am
MindarievBaldivis DistrictsUnder 16’s Division 39.00am
BaldivisvHamersley UnitedUnder 14’s Division 29.45am
Rockingham CityvPerth RedStarUnder 14 Division 19.45am
Rockingham CityvKalamunda UnitedUnder 16’s Division 210.30am
Mandurah CityvPerth SaintsUnder 16’s Division 210.30am

Junior Boys Leagues

Curtin UniversityvBaldivisUnder 14’s South Division 28.30am
Canning CityvPort KennedyUnder 13’s South Division 28.30am
Canning CityvMandurah CityUnder 13’s South Division 28.30am
BaldivisvCockburn CityUnder 13’s South Division 18.30am
MUM FCvRockingham CityUnder 13’s South Division 28.30am
Warnbro StrikersvBeeliar SpiritUnder 13’s South Division 38.30am
Manning UnitedvRockingham UnitedUnder 13’s South Division 48.30am
PerthvPort KennedyUnder 14’s Division 19.00am
Sutherlands ParkvRockingham CityUnder 14’s South Division 19.35am
Cockburn CityvPort KennedyUnder 14’s South Division 39.35am
Canning CityvBaldivisUnder 15’s South Division 29.35am
Perth Hills UnitedvMandurah CityUnder 14’s South Division 39.35am
11.00am
Port KennedyvLynwood UnitedUnder 13’s South Division 410.00am
MUM FCvPort KennedyUnder 15’s South Division 210.00am
Belmont JuniorvRockingham CityUnder 15’s South Division 210.00am
Curtin UniversityvMandurah CityUnder 16’s Division 510.00am
Rockingham CityvWhitford CityUnder 16’s Division 310.00am
Ellenbrook UnitedvRockingham CityUnder 18’s Division 311.00am
Mandurah CityvKalamunda UnitedUnder 18’s Division 411.00am
Bayswater CityvBaldivisUnder 16’s Division 311.15am
Stirling LionsvBaldivisUnder 18’s Division 412.15pm

Junior NPL Leagues

ArmadalevMandurah CityUnder 13’s8.30am
Joondalup CityvRockingham CityUnder 13’s8.30am
Joondalup CityvRockingham CityUnder 15’s8.30am
ArmadalevMandurah CityUnder 14’s9.00am
Joondalup CityvRockingham CityUnder 14’s9.45am
ArmadalevMandurah CityUnder 15’s10.15am
ArmadalevMandurah CityUnder 16’s10.15am
Joondalup CityvRockingham CityUnder 16’s10.15am

Latest Grant Oppotunity

The Community Giving program invites local grass-roots organisations to apply for up to $5,000 to support Western Australian communities where we work and live, including those neighbouring our operations and regional FIFO communities.

Here are a few of the eligible items – please see the link below for more details –

• Sporting associations to purchase equipment/uniforms

for ongoing use by the clubs

• Capacity building for associations to upskill umpires,

coaches, etc

• Community organisations to host events that promote

community connection

• Community organisations to improve or expand their

resources to support program delivery

To apply, please click here Community Grant and any queries in relation to the grant can be directed to the Rio Tinto Community Relations Advisor (South West), Louise Fischer on 0499 819 143 or louise.fischer@riotinto.com

Around The Grounds

Finally, this weekend coming sees the first weekend of football for all! Including in this are the Peel Junior Soccer Association. Friday night has the Senior High competition start and on Saturday for all other leagues. Matches are played at either Singleton, Bortolo or South Yunderup between 8.30am and 11am. There is always some good football played in this competition, so pop along and have a look.

Port Kennedy have finally moved into their new club house and have beautifully decorated it with memorabilia and trophy’s that have been in storage for some time. We are certainly looking forward to having a good look round soon! Meanwhile, the u12s mixed team have a few places available for the upcoming season.If interested, please DM the Club via their Social Media platforms or alternatively, contact our u12s coach Leonie on 0407695756. Also, the Women’s squads are seeking additional players to join their 3 ladies squads in 2023. Unfortunately due to some long term injuries, they are seeking extra players across all 3 teams. If interested, please reach out to their Social Media platforms or alternatively, contact them via email on info@pksc.org.au

Mandurah City are holding a race night on Saturday 20th May from 6.30pm. Race nights are a fun evening for all the family and are usually great fun. Tickets are only $10 each and can be bought from Mandurah Race Night

Warnbro Strikers are looking for a few extra players for their mens socials side. Anyone over 16 years of age is welcome to join the team and they can be contacted using their social media pages.

Rockingham City are being taken over, but only for 1 day. On Saturday 20th May, they are hosting a full day and night time fundraiser for Worthy. Worthy are a charity who do amazing work and support for victims of Family Domestic Violence. Worthy Australia volunteers will be running the canteen from 12-6pm with all proceeds to worthy australia. Raffle tickets being sold throughout day and number boards for your chance to win big!! THEN…..The club house will kick off from 7pm with a ticketed event to continue to raise funds ($5 entry with full proceeds donated to the charity. Tickets can be bought in advance from Worthy Australia Tickets

The Weekend Results

Congratulations to Mandurah City who are the regions last remaining team left in the Australia Cup with a hard fought victory away at Western Knights. Congratulations to Rockingham City’s under 18’s and reserves for beating NPL side Cockburn City to progress to the next round of the State League Cup.

Sunday’s honourable mentions go to Murray District Rangers in winning 5-3 in the metro league game against Kalamunda United, Baldivis Amateur side who made it 2 wins from 2 in their defeat of Westnam United. Despite the result, Mandurah City’s ladies side were not disgraced in their defeat to one of the best women’s teams around in the State cup, while both AFC Rockingham and Baldivis had perfect days in the Masters competition.

Here are the results in full. If any are incorrect, please let us know, we are having to rely on Squadi for most of the results 🙂

Saturday 22nd April 2023

Rockingham City
Hay(2)
Brayne
3-0Cockburn CityState League Under 18’s Cup
Rockingham City4-2Cockburn CityState League Reserves Cup
Western Knights1-2Mandurah City
O’Brien
McCreedy
Australia Cup
Rockingham City0-2Cockburn City
Zico
Garnham
Australia Cup

Sunday 23rd April 2023 – Juniors

Aubin Grove United D2
Aubin Grove United win on a Forfeit
P-PRockingham City SDV4Under 13’s Junior Cup
Baldivis SD1
Baldivis win on a forfeit
P-PJoondalup City ND3Under 13’s Junior Cup
Lynwood United SD14-1Port Kennedy SDV2Under 13’s Junior Cup
Armadale SD1?-?Rockingham City SDV2Under 13’s Junior Cup
Wembley Downs ND2?-?Mandurah City SD2Under 13’s Junior Cup
Rockingham City0-4PerthNPL Under 13’s
Bayswater City4-5Mandurah CityNPL Under 13’s
Rockingham City0-2PerthNPL Under 14’s
Bayswater City15-1Mandurah CityNPL Under 15’s
North Beach D23-0Port Kennedy D1Under 14’s Junior Cup
Baldivis SD21-4Gosnells City SD2Under 14’s Junior Cup
Belmont SDV2
Belmont win on a forfeit
P-PRockingham United SDV1Under 14’s Junior Cup
Wembley Downs ND1?-?Rockingham City SDV1Under 14’s Junior Cup
Rockingham City1-4PerthNPL Under 15’s
Bayswater City6-1Mandurah CityNPL Under 14’s
Bayswater City7-0Mandurah CityNPL Under 16’s
Rockingham City0-3PerthNPL Under 16’s

Seniors – Metro League

Beeliar Spirit7-0Warnbro StrikersSouth Division 3
Murray District Rangers5-3Kalamunda UnitedSouth Division 4
Baldivis0-1Curtin UniversitySouth Division 2
Baldivis0-5PerthPremier Division
Queens Park1-1AFC RockinghamSouth Division 1
Baldivis0-4Curtin UniversitySouth Division 1
AFC Rockingham1-1Kalamunda UnitedSouth Division 3
Perth AFC6-0Warnbro StrikersSouth Division 4

Seniors – Amateur Leagues

Peel United1-3JaguarReserves Premier League
Mandurah City3-8Fremantle CityReserves Division 2
Westnam United0-3BaldivisReserves Division 2
Olympic Kingsway7-2Port KennedyReserves Division 1
Mandurah City1-7Fremantle CityDivision 2
Westnam United2-4BaldivisDivision 2
Olympic Kingsway3-2Port KennedyDivision 1

Seniors – Women’s State Cup

Port KennedyP-PPerth RedStar
RedStar win on a forfeit
State Cup
Perth12-0Mandurah CityState Cup

Seniors – Masters

Perth Saints
Perth Saints win on a forfeit
P-PMandurah CityMasters Grading South
AFC Rockingham B6-1Swearword DalmatinacMasters Grading South
AFC Rockingham2-1Forrestfield UnitedMasters Grading South
Victoria Park2-5BaldivisMasters Grading South
Port Kennedy2-3Mandurah City BMasters Grading South
Manning United4-5Baldivis BMasters Grading South
Brozzy2-5FC ShoalwaterMasters Grading South

Seniors – Women’s Leagues

Balcatta Etna4-0Baldivis DistrictsWomen’s Grading Central
Mandurah City1-0South Perth UnitedWomen’s Grading South
Port Kennedy Blue6-0Aubin Grove UnitedWomen’s Grading South
Rockingham United1-2MUM FCWomen’s Grading South
Gosnells City10-0Port Kennedy YellowWomen’s Grading South

Australia Cup and State League Cup Round Up

An Aaron McCready header from a John Baird corner gave Mandurah City a 2-1 win over Western Knights in the Australia Cup. Mandurah went ahead in the 10th minute as Joe O’Brien continued his goal scoring streak but the home side levelled just 5 minutes later through Bardsley. The game then turned into midfield battle before McCready’s winner in the 70th minute. Western Knights tried to get the equaliser and nearly did with a long range shot that hit the crossbar but other than that, Alfie Brincat in the Mandurah goal wasn’t really troubled and when the Knights were reduced to 10 men, there was no getting back in the game for them.

Rockingham City put on a much better performance than their league position showed but still went down 2-0 to NPL side Cockburn City but ha better luck in the other cup games. In the under 18’s, two goals from Hay and another from Brayne was enough for Rockingham to win 3-0 against Cockburn and in the reserves cup, Rockingham won 4-2.

The Weekend Fixtures

Hi everyone, back from a short holiday and still having to rely on an app, that isn’t the greatest, for the updates on fixtures and results. We battle on, in the hope that the system gets better……

Anyway, here are your fixtures involving our local sides for this weekend. What ever game or games you decided to see, lets hope for some cracking football and some great results.

Saturday 22nd April 2023

Rockingham CityvCockburn CityState League Under 18’s Cup11.00am
Rockingham CityvCockburn CityState League Reserves Cup1.00pm
Western KnightsvMandurah CityAustralia Cup2.30pm
Rockingham CityvCockburn CityAustralia Cup3.00pm

Sunday 23rd April 2023 – Juniors

Aubin Grove United D2vRockingham City SDV4Under 13’s Junior Cup8.00am
Baldivis SD1vJoondalup City ND3Under 13’s Junior Cup8.30am
Lynwood United SD1vPort Kennedy SDV2Under 13’s Junior Cup8.30am
Armadale SD1vRockingham City SDV2Under 13’s Junior Cup8.30am
Wembley Downs ND2vMandurah City SD2Under 13’s Junior Cup8.30am
Rockingham CityvPerthNPL Under 13’s8.30am
Bayswater CityvMandurah CityNPL Under 13’s9.30am
Rockingham CityvPerthNPL Under 14’s9.30am
Bayswater CityvMandurah CityNPL Under 15’s9.30am
North Beach D2vPort Kennedy D1Under 14’s Junior Cup9.45am
Baldivis SD2vGosnells City SD2Under 14’s Junior Cup9.45am
Belmont SDV2vRockingham United SDV1Under 14’s Junior Cup9.45am
Wembley Downs ND1vRockingham City SDV1Under 14’s Junior Cup9.45am
Rockingham CityvPerthNPL Under 15’s10.30am
Bayswater CityvMandurah CityNPL Under 14’s10.45am
Bayswater CityvMandurah CityNPL Under 16’s11.00am
Rockingham CityvPerthNPL Under 16’s12.30pm

Seniors – Metro League

Beeliar SpiritvWarnbro StrikersSouth Division 311.00am
Murray District RangersvKalamunda UnitedSouth Division 412.00pm
BaldivisvCurtin UniversitySouth Division 21.00pm
11.00am
BaldivisvPerthPremier Division1.00pm
Queens ParkvAFC RockinghamSouth Division 12.00pm
BaldivisvCurtin UniversitySouth Division 13.00pm
AFC RockinghamvKalamunda UnitedSouth Division 33.00pm
Perth AFCvWarnbro StrikersSouth Division 43.00pm

Seniors – Amateur Leagues

Peel UnitedvJaguarReserves Premier League1.00pm
Mandurah CityvFremantle CityReserves Division 21.00pm
Westnam UnitedvBaldivisReserves Division 21.00pm
Olympic KingswayvPort KennedyReserves Division 11.00pm
Mandurah CityvFremantle CityDivision 23.00pm
Westnam UnitedvBaldivisDivision 23.00pm
Olympic KingswayvPort KennedyDivision 13.00pm

Seniors – Women’s State Cup

Port KennedyvPerth RedStarState Cup1.00pm
PerthvMandurah CityState Cup1.00pm

Seniors – Masters

Perth SaintsvMandurah CityMasters Grading South1.00pm
AFC Rockingham BvSpearwood DalmatinacMasters Grading South1.00pm
Sporting Warriors BvFC ShoalwaterMasters Grading South1.00pm
AFC RockinghamvForrestfield UnitedMasters Grading South2.00pm
Victoria ParkvBaldivisMasters Grading South3.00pm
Port KennedyvMandurah City BMasters Grading South3.00pm
Manning UnitedvBaldivis BMasters Grading South3.00pm
BrozzyvFC ShoalwaterMasters Grading South3.00pm

Seniors – Women’s Leagues

Balcatta EtnavBaldivis DistrictsWomen’s Grading Central1.00pm
Mandurah CityvSouth Perth UnitedWomen’s Grading South1.00pm
Port Kennedy BluevAubin Grove UnitedWomen’s Grading South1.00pm
Rockingham UnitedvMUM FCWomen’s Grading South1.00pm
Gosnells CityvPort Kennedy YellowWomen’s Grading South3.00pm

As ever, we wish all our teams the very best of luck. We will be out and about this weekend, so come and say hello and remember, if you want to come on our podcast, just et us know…we will be recording a new show soon.

The Weekend Fixtures

The weekend fixtures will again start on Thursday evening this week with Mandurah City hosting Ellenbrook United in the NPL Under 14’s, kick off 7pm.

The rest of the weekend fixtures are:

Saturday Seniors

UWA Nedlands vMandurah City State League Under 18’s 11.00am
UWA Nedlands vMandurah City State League Reserves 1.00pm
Rockingham City vSubiaco State League Under 18’s 1.00pm
UWA Nedlands vMandurah City State League 3.00pm
Rockingham City vSubiaco State League Reserves 3.00pm
Rockingham City vSubiaco State League 5.00pm

Sunday Junior NPL Fixtures

Rockingham City vArmadale NPL Under 13’s 8.30am
Mandurah City vEllenbrook United NPL Under 13’s 9.30am
Rockingham City vArmadale NPL Under 14’s 9.45am
Rockingham City vArmadale NPL Under 15’s 11.00am
Mandurah City vEllenbrook United NPL Under 16’s 11.00am
Rockingham City vEllenbrook United NPL Under 16’s 12.30pm

Sunday Men’s Amateur Division

Baldivis vTigrisDivision 2 Reserves 1.00pm
10.00am
Mandurah City vBassendean CaledonianDivision 2 Reserves 1.00pm
10.00am
QuinnsvPort Kennedy Division 1 Reserves 1.00pm
10.00am
South Perth United vPeel United Premier Division Reserves 1.00pm
10.00am
Quinns vPort Kennedy Division 13.00pm
South Perth United vPeel United Premier Division 3.00pm
Baldivis vTigrisDivision 23.00pm
Mandurah City vBassendean CaledonianDivision 23.00pm

Sunday Women’s State League

UWA Nedlands vPort Kennedy State League 1.00pm
10.00am
Mandurah City vSorrento State League 1.00pm
10.00am

Men’s Metro Leagues

Murray District Rangers vBrozzySouth Division 412.00pm
9.00am
Peel United vCockburn City South Division 212.00pm
9.00am
Armadale vAFC Rockingham South Division 31.00pm
10.00am
Warnbro Strikers vQueens Park South Division 31.00pm
10.00am
Warnbro Strikers vBrooklandsSouth Division 43.00pm
Port Kennedy vGosnells City South Division 23.00pm
Baldivis vSporting Warriors South Division 15.00pm
AFC Rockingham vLeeming Strikers South Division 15.00pm
Leeming Strikers vBaldivis Premier Division 5.15pm
MUM FC vBaldivis South Division 25.15pm
10.00am

Women’s Metro Leagues Cup

Fremantle CityvRockingham United (Orange)1.00pm
Fremantle City (Maroon)vBaldivis Districts 1.00pm
MUM FC vMandurah City 1.00pm
Forrestfield United vPort Kennedy (Yellow)1.00pm
Port Kennedy (Blue)vKwinana United 1.00pm
South Perth United (Blue)vRockingham United (Blue)1.00pm
Mandurah City (White)vSouth Perth United (Blue)1.00pm

Masters Leagues

Baldivis vManning United 1.00pm
FC ShoalwatervManning United 1.00pm
Forrestfield UnitedvAFC Rockingham 1.00pm
Fremantle City BvPort Kennedy 1.00pm
Mandurah City AvSouth Perth United 1.00pm
Belmont Villa vAFC Rockingham 3.00pm
BaldivisvAFC Rockingham B3.00pm
FC ShoalwatervKalamunda United A3.00pm
Mandurah City BvVictoria Park 3.00pm

As ever, we wish all our teams the best of luck.

Try to support your local club. Every coffee, beer, burger you buy helps a long way. There is entertainment in all the games and it costs nothing to watch and all clubs are very welcoming to those new to their ground.

The Weekend Results

So a look at the weekend results, where possible. (It’s quite difficult at times when you have to hope Squadi is up to date!)

Seniors

Thurs 6th AprilMandurah City vFremantle City Men’s State League3-2
Sat 8th AprilMandurah City vFremantle City State League Under 18’s 1-1
Sat 8th April Mandurah City vFremantle City State League Reserves 7-0
Sat 8th AprilRockingham City vWestern Knights State League Under 18’s4-1
Sat 8th April Rockingham CityvWestern KnightsState League Reserves1-1
Sat 8th AprilRockingham CityvWestern KnightsMen’s State League0-5
Mon 10th AprilSouthern SpiritvAFC RockinghamMetro Cup4-1
Mon 10th AprilMandurah City vSouth West PhoenixAmateur Reserves Cup Mandurah won on a forfeit
Monday 10th April Southern Spirit vBaldivis Amateur Reserves Cup 0-5
Monday 10th AprilSporting Warriors vPeel United Amateur Reserves Cup Peel won on a forfeit
Monday 10th AprilBalga BvShoalwaterMasters Cup Shoalwater won on a forfeit
Monday 10th April Joondalup United vAFC Rockingham Masters Cup AFC Rockingham won on a forfeit
Monday 10th April Baldivis vKalamunda United AMasters Cup 0-5
Monday 10th April Balcatta Etna vMandurah City BMasters Cup P-P
Monday 10th April Armadale vPort Kennedy Women’s League Division 11-3
Monday 10th April Mandurah City vSubiaco Women’s League Division 12-1
Monday 10th April Murray District Rangers vCurtin University Metro Cup0-8
Monday 10th April Warnbro Strikers vWestern BorderMetro Cup 2-3
Monday 10th April Southern Spirit vBaldivis Amateur Cup6-1
Monday 10th April Mandurah City vSouth West Phoenix Amateur Cup 1-2
Monday 10th April ShoalwatervLeeming Strikers Masters over 45’s cupShoalwater won on a forfeit
Monday 10th April Balga AvMandurah City Masters Cup Balga won on a forfeit
Monday 10th April Forrestfield United AvPort Kennedy Masters Cup 7-0
Monday 10th April Forrestfield United vAFC Rockingham B Masters Over 45’s CupForrestfield won on a forfeit
Monday 10th April Baldivis vAFC Rockingham AMasters Over 45’s Cup0-3
Monday 10th April Sporting Warriors vPeel United Amateur Cup Peel won on a forfeit

Juniors

Thurs 6th April Mandurah City vMUM FC NPL Under 16’s 1-3
Mon 10th April Subiaco vRockingham City NPL Under 16’s 1-0

Around The Grounds

Away from the football action, we take our regular look at what else has been happening around the grounds.

Online Registrations have closed for the Peel Junior soccer Association, however there may still be places. Please email admin@peelsoccer.com.au with your child’s name, school, suburb and year at school and they will advise if there is a space and how to register.

Port Kennedy’s under 12s with Leonie are seeking a few additional players to join them in 2023. These talented young Juniors train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm til 6pm. Please direct all enquiries to Leonie on this number 0407 695 756.

Mandurah City are looking for a Techincal Director to take their Junior program forward for the 2023 season. If this is something you want to be part of, get in touch with Evan, the Junior Coordinator on 0421 059 340.

Rockingham City still have a few positions to fill on our girls U12, U14 and U16 squads. Come join our training sessions to secure one of the few spots. They train Mondays and Wednesdays from 5PM to 6:30PM.

Many congratulations to Murray District Rangers player Joesph Duxbury, who on Monday, became only the second senior player to play 100 games for the club. He joins Nicolo Soriano in this exclusive club.

The Peel Regional Football Council have a couple of employment opportunities to apply for. They are looking for a Casual Development Coordinator and a pool of casual Development Officers. Fr more information, please email them at prfc2011@hotmail.com.au

The Weekend Preview

Happy Easter to you all and hope you enjoy the football fun over the long weekend!

Apologies for those who like our usual results service, but unfortunately the new software that is now being used to get the results is both not very user friendly or accurate enough. Fingers crossed this will improve soon.

On to this weekend and the action kicks off tonight, Thursday as Mandurah City have a couple of games on. Here below is the list of games happening this weekend.

Seniors

Thurs 6th AprilMandurah City vFremantle City Men’s State League7.30pm kick off
Sat 8th AprilMandurah City vFremantle City State League Under 18’s 11.00am kick off
Sat 8th April Mandurah City vFremantle City State League Reserves 1.00pm kick off
Sat 8th AprilRockingham City vWestern Knights State League Under 18’s1.00pm kick off
Sat 8th April Rockingham CityvWestern KnightsState League Reserves3.00pm kick off
Sat 8th AprilRockingham CityvWestern KnightsMen’s State League5.00pm kick off
Mon 10th AprilSouthern SpiritvAFC RockinghamMetro Cup10.15am kick off
Mon 10th AprilMandurah City vSouth West PhoenixAmateur Reserves Cup 12.15pm kick off
Monday 10th April Southern Spirit vBaldivis Amateur Reserves Cup 12.15pm kick off
Monday 10th AprilSporting Warriors vPeel United Amateur Reserves Cup 12.15pm kick off
Monday 10th AprilBalga BvShoalwaterMasters Cup 12.15pm kick off
Monday 10th April Joondalup United vAFC Rockingham Masters Cup 12.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April Baldivis vKalamunda United AMasters Cup 1.00pm kick off
Monday 10th April Balcatta Etna vMandurah City BMasters Cup 1.00pm kick off
Monday 10th April Armadale vPort Kennedy Women’s League Division 11.00pm kick off
Monday 10th April Mandurah City vSubiaco Women’s League Division 11.00pm kick off
Monday 10th April Murray District Rangers vCurtin University Metro Cup1.00pm kick off
Monday 10th April Warnbro Strikers vWestern BorderMetro Cup 1.00pm kick off
Monday 10th April Southern Spirit vBaldivis Amateur Cup2.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April Mandurah City vSouth West Phoenix Amateur Cup 2.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April ShoalwatervLeeming Strikers Masters over 45’s cup2.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April Balga AvMandurah City Masters Cup 2.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April Forrestfield United AvPort Kennedy Masters Cup 2.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April Forrestfield United vAFC Rockingham B Masters Over 45’s Cup2.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April Baldivis vAFC Rockingham AMasters Over 45’s Cup2.30pm kick off
Monday 10th April Sporting Warriors vPeel United Amateur Cup 2.30pm kick off

Juniors

Thurs 6th April Mandurah City vMUM FC NPL Under 16’s 6.30pm kick off
Mon 10th April Subiaco vRockingham City NPL Under 16’s 12.15pm kick off

As ever, we wish all our teams the best of luck and if you see us at any of the grounds, do say hello!

The Weekend Preview

We start our weekend preview with the game that will end the weekend. At 6.15pm on Sunday evening, Port Kennedy will play North Beach in the semi final of the men’s Amateur Night Series cup. The game will be played at the home of Ellenbrook United. The winners of this tie will play either North Perth United or Kelmscott Roos in next weekend’s final at Kelly Park, Kwinana.

Starting off the weekend is the State League Under 18’s game between MUM FC and Mandurah City at 11am, while at 1pm, MUM FC reserves play Mandurah City’s reserves. Also kicking off at 1pm is the under 18’s game at Lark Hill between Rockingham City and UWA Nedlands. 3pm has the first team game between MUM FC and Mandurah while the reserves kick off between Rockingham and UWA. At 5pm, Rockingham City play UWA Nedlands in the State League competition.

On Sunday, the Junior NPL season starts along with the Metropolitan Cup competition.

09.00 Inglewood United under 15’s v Rockingham City under 15’s

09.00 Inglewood United under 13’s v Rockingham City under 13’s

09.30 Sorrento under 13’s v Mandurah City under 13’s

10.15 Inglewood United under 14’s v Rockingham City under 14’s

10.30 Inglewood United under 16’s v Rockingham City under 16’s

10.45 Sorrento under 14’s v Mandurah City under 14’s

12.00 Sorrento under 15’s v Mandurah City under 15’s

13.30 Sorrento under 16’s v Mandurah City under 16’s

The first round of the Metro cup fixtures

11.00 Peel United v Queens Park (South Division 3) at Bortolo Park

11.00 Baldivis (South Division 3) v Kalgoorlie College at Baldivis Soccer sports complex

12.00 Baldivis ( Division 1) v Fremantle City at Baldivis Soccer sports complex

13.00 Murray District Rangers v Leeming Strikers (Division 1) at South Yunderup Oval

13.00 Kingsley Westside (North Division 1) v AFC (Division 3)

13.00 Mindarie (Division 4) v Warnbro Strikers (South Division 4)

13.00 Yanchep United v Baldivis (Division 2)

15.00 Tuart Hill ( Division 5) v Port Kennedy

15.00 AFC Rockingham (Division 1) v Kalamunda United ( South Division 3) at Secret Harbour Oval

As ever, we wish all our teams the best of luck over the weekend. We will be around some of these games, so pop by and say hello if you see us!

The Weekend Review

The weekend got off to an almighty bang on Friday night as the State League season kicked off it didn’t take long for the goals to start flying in for the season.

It only took 5 minutes for Joe O’Brien to start the scoring off for Mandurah City and only 3 more for his second of the game. Opponents, Gosnells City were really no match for their host and when Adams scored an own goal to make it 3-0, the home supporters were thinking that there could be a lot more goals to come. They were not wrong as Hamish Van Dieken made it 4-0 at half time. The second half started slowly and not much really happened until the last 10 minutes. Mandurah were awarded a penalty, which O’Brien scored from to get his hat-trick (while his mum couldn’t bare to watch!) and then in the last few moments of the game, O’Brien got his 4th, John Baird opened his account for the season before the icing on the cake with yet another goal of the season contender from Murray MacKintosh made the final score of 8-0 to the Dolphins.

Saturday morning started at a similar pace to Friday night as both Mandurah and Rockingham City were in under 18’s action. Both games had 5 goals in them, with Rockingham going down 5-0 away at Forrestfield while a 90th minute winner from substitute Robinson gave Mandurah a 3-2 win.

More goals in the reserves division. Mandurah equalled the first teams scoring efforts with an 8-1 win over Gosnells, while Rockingham again shared a game of 5 goals and again, going down 3-2 at Forrestfield.

In the first team game on Saturday, Rockingham let slip a 2 goal lead to draw 2-2 with Forrestfield. Ollie McGee opened to scoring with a header on the hour mark and soon after, J Leader made it two. However, goals from Nazary and Appleby got the host side level and that’s how it remained.

Also on Saturday, the Amateur night series group stages came to a conclusion and it was Port Kennedy who progressed to the semi final stage after a 1- draw with Peel United. Port Kennedy went in to a 1-0 lead and Peel’s equalising goal came from a 90th minute penalty. The draw was enough for Port Kennedy to play in next weekends semi-final.

The only game of note on Sunday was the semi final of the Women’s Night Series and unfortunately, it was not going to be Port Kennedy’s night as host side UWA Nedlands showed why they are one of the best and established sides around by winning 4-0 and progressing to next weeks final against the Hyundai NTC.

First Round Draw Of The Men’s Metro Cup

The draw for the men’s metro cup competition was made today and here are the games featuring our local sides.

Mindarie (Div 4) v Warnbro Strikers (South Div 4)

AFC Rockingham (Div 1) v Kalamunda United (South Div 3)

Baldivis (Div 1) v Fremantle City

Peel United v Queens Park (South Div 3)

Baldivis (Div 3) v Kalgoorlie College

Yanchep United v Baldivis (Div 2)

Murray District Rangers v Leeming Strikers (Div 1)

Kingsley Westside (Div 1) v AFC Rockingham (Div 3)

Tuart Hill (Div 5) v Port Kennedy

Games to be played on Sunday 2nd April 2023

Australia Cup Next Round Draw

The 4th round draw of the Australia Cup was made today and our two remaining clubs now know who they are going to face.

Rockingham City are at home to NPL side Cockburn City

Mandurah City are away to fellow state league side Western Knights

Games to be played on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd April

The Weekend Preview

An early look at the weekend’s games due to football being played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday, the State League season kicks off as Mandurah City host newly promoted Gosnells City. Mandurah, fresh from the night series win, should be regarded as hot favourites for this game, but Gosnells may still have the momentum from their promotion for last year. Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

Saturday is a busy day for football. At 11am, Mandurah City play Gosnells City in the State League Under 18’s at home, while Rockingham City travel to Forrestfield United. Both games kick off at 11am.

At 1pm, the same fixtures happen, but in the State League Reserves League, while at 3pm, Rockingham City kick off their State League program at Forrestfield United. Forrestfield United didn’t have the best night series this year and were knocked out by division 2 side Swan United in the Australia Cup last week, so Rockingham must feel they have a great chance of winning this game.

There are also two other games that kick off at 3pm on Saturday. At Kelly Park, Kwinana, Peel United play Port Kennedy for a place in the semi-final of the Men’s Amateur Night series competition. Peel need win to progress while Port Kennedy just need a point. as announced earlier in the week, there will always be action at Lark Hill on Saturday as the Perth Glory NPL side are using the venue as its base for the season and on Saturday, they host Armadale in the NPL.

Sunday only has the one game of note and what an important game it is. Port Kennedy’s Womens League side are in the semi-final of the Night Series and take on UWA Nedlands. Kick off for this game is at 5pm and is being played at the home of UWA Nedlands.

As ever, we wish all our teams the best of luck.

Georgia Going For Gold!

Mandurah City vice captain, Georgia Aiesi is hoping to represent Samoa in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles in the sport of Judo.

Speaking to the Absolutely famous website, the 23 year-old from Perth in Western Australia a champion soccer player, she’s now chasing an Olympic dream in a totally different sport, Judo.

That’s she’s even competing in any sport shows the remarkable resilience and determination this hugely talented athlete has because even at her young age she has endured three ankle and a shoulder reconstruction and after the third ankle one her surgeon told her she wouldn’t play sport again.

Georgia is a talented soccer star having taken up the sport as a four year-old and going on to represent Western Australia internationally on three tours, winning the golden boot on all three for most goals and named MVP on two of them.

She recently captained Hammersley Rovers and her team won their league three season in a row. Georgia now plays for Mandurah City and is vice-captain of that side.

After her third surgery she began the long road to recovery yet again and making it back to competitive soccer was a tough road.

During her rehab she started judo in 2021 and immediately shone in that sport. Despite her massive injury set backs, Georgie is fiercely competitive and the disciplines learnt in judo gave her extra strength of mind and body to rehab and be able to compete again.

Her judo career began with an upset win in an international competition in Perth and she went on to win a silver medal. Her second competition was the Australian nationals where she won gold at her first attempt.

Also from 2021 when as he took up judo she shed 30kg through a carefully managed process supported by coaches and personal trainers, a nutritionist and a physiotherapist.

Sport runs in the family genes, her dad Simon played rugby for the Balmain Tigers and her mum Linda excelled at basketball. She has two siblings, brother Marcus and sister Emileka who are both also going down the sporting path.

The Aiesi family moved first from Samoa to New Zealand before migrating to Western Australia.

She is currently working closely with the Oceania Federation to secure a place in the Samoan national team. She has Samoan heritage through her dad who was born in Samoa and competing at the Pacific Games next year is her next goal.

Her ultimate goal is to represent Samoa at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles but first she needs to attain a black belt which she’s well on the way to doing.

Sport isn’t her only focus. Georgia works full-time for a disability support company as Human Resources manager as well as being a receptionist at a martial arts gymnasium.

She trains most days and is studying for a double degree in primary teaching and behavioural science, specialising in disability at the university of Notre Dame in Perth.

Around The Grounds

Before we start our weekly look as to what has been happening around our grounds, there is a fixture update for this Sunday.

The Women’s Night Series Semi Final draw has been made and Port Kennedy will face UWA Nedlands on Sunday 26th March at the home of UWA Nedlands with a kick off at 5pm. The winners will play either Fremantle City or Hyundai NTC in the final. Good luck to Port Kennedy!

Continuing on with Port Kennedy, their Div 3 Women are seeking a few additional players to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season. In what’s been a great preseason for the squad, they’re hoping to gain a few additional players to ensure numbers are strong throughout the season. If interested, please pop down to training on Mondays and Thursdays at Shoalwater Oval from 6.30pm. The 2nd u12s girls and our u10s girls squads are seeking a few extra players to complete their team for 2023. After a successful season in 2022 for both our Junior Girls and our Women’s teams, PKSC are thrilled to offer these opportunities for our Junior Girls. The 2nd u12s girls and the u10s girls squads are seeking a few extra players to complete their team for 2023.

Rockingham City are hosting a skills acquisition session. Regardless of their club or skill level, all girls are welcome to join and learn valuable techniques that will enhance their football development. This is an exciting opportunity for girls aged 11-16 to participate. All girls, regardless of club are welcome to attend the session on the 29th March.

AFC Rockingham are saying there is still time to lace your boots and get into football. The club range from social football teams over 18s to over 35’s and 45’s, those who want to keep fit and have a kick, and others want to win the champions league, or something more in their league. Please if your keen hit them up with a message, or email them at afcrockingham@gmail.com for more info. Training is mainly on Thursday nights from 6.30pm so come on down.

Baldivis Soccer Club are holding an open day on the 26th March and as well as games being played, the Bar open and a BBQ going on, Derek Minett the new 18s coach is a retired NPL referee and referees coach. He has agreed to host a session during our open day for all parents and juniors who would like to get a better understanding of the rules of the junior game with a view to getting volunteers who will be willing to referee at some of their home games as well as other games.

Mandurah City have continued to improve things off the field by installing new external speakers to enhance the match day experience. Additionally, the club now has 3 new tv screens, and a new projector for the club house and hope this will make the match day experience even better for all that attend.

Rockingham United are looking for players for their Under 13s Mixed team. They require Girls born in 2009, 2010 or 2011 and Boys born in 2010 or 2011. They are a family-friendly club based at the Paul Garnett Reserve in Cooloongup. Training times are Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm. The football season runs from mid-April to end of September. If your child would like to have a go, just come along to a training session and speak to one of our friendly Committee members at the registration desk. All details are on the clubs new website, please check it out at https://rockinghamunitedfc.com.au