The Jack Stevens Memorial Cup Tournament – Update

Organiser of the event, Darren Robinson has just sent me this statement regarding the Jack Stevens Memorial Cup.

I would just like to let everyone know the total money raised at the tournament last Saturday was $10,548.00. Fantastic effort.
May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped achieve this fantastic amount of money for the charities and look forward to doing it all again next year. Thank you all

We would also like to congratulate Darren and his team for a wonderful event, and look forward to being part of it next season. Well done all!

Well Done Carl!

Congratulations to Murray District Rangers Soccer Club’s Carl Duxbury who was recognised as the June winner of Football West’s Best of the West Award.

When receiving his prize, Carl writes “It’s a pleasant feeling to be recognised as a volunteer in the Best of The West June shares and thanks to my club Murray District Rangers for my nomination. I am very humbled by all the support.

All we can do is lead by example and hope more follow. I’d like to think that all recognised deservedly as without them our sport wouldn’t function.

My lifelong passion is football and my goal has been getting our local club up and running and our new facility built. My biggest joy is seeing our ground full of young fooballers every weekend, enjoying our great game.

Thank you everyone who voted, to Football West, Think Mental Health and Computing Australia Group”

The recognition for Carl’s efforts comes only a week after the South Yunderup Pavilion was officially opened with Robyn Clarke MLA, and Andrew Hastie in attendance for the opening ceremony.

Best of the West is supported by The Computing Australia Group and Healthway’s Think Mental Health campaign. The initiative shines a light on the extraordinary volunteers in the WA football community.

Carl will receive a $100 sports voucher thanks to Healthway and is now a nominee for the Volunteer of the Year award where the winner will win a branding package from Computing Australia worth $5000.

To find previous nominees and to nominate your own volunteer for July/August, visit: http://www.footballwest.com.au/best-of-the-west

Looking For Your Clubs Hero

Over the next few months, I would like to do a feature on each clubs hero.

This could be a player who has played continuously for the same club for a long period of time, a coach who again has spent a long time at the same club. Do you have a volunteer who turns up week in and week out to help out? Or just someone who has supported the club with passion? Open to all suggestions as well, if you think someone does deserve the credit.

It would be good to recognise these people, chat to them and find out more about the work they do.

I have a couple of people from some clubs in mind already, but would like to hear from you too.

Any nominations, please email them to me at nextgoalwinspodcast@gmail.com and let’s start to recognise the good people that make our game special to us all.

The Sunday Review-Juniors

Here are the results and other information from Sunday’s Junior games.

Under 13’s Division 2: Port Kennedy 2 Wanneroo City 1 (Port Kennedy 5 points clear at the top of table)

Under 13’s South Division 1: Canning City 5 Rockingham City 0

Under 13’s South Division 2: Forrestfield United 1 Baldivis 0

Under 13’s South Division 3: Warnbro Strikers 3 MUM FC 6

Under 14’s South Division 2: Rockingham City 2 Perth Saints 1 (Rockingham 2nd in league)

Under 14’s South Division 3: Curtin University 1 Port Kennedy 6 & Manning United 2 Baldivis 5 (Port Kennedy 2nd, Baldivis 4th)

Under 15’s South Division 1: Belmont 1 Baldivis 0 & Rockingham United 1 Curtin 2 & Rockingham City 3 MUM FC 1 (Baldivis 1st, Rockingham City 2nd)

Under 16’s Division 1: Lynwood/Ashfield 0 Warnbro Strikers 2 ( Warnbro 2nd in league)

Under 16’s Division 2: Rockingham City 2 Fremantle City 2 & Ashfield 2 Mandurah City 0 ( Mandurah 3rd in league)

Under 18’s Division 1: Rockingham City 2 Perth Saints 0

Under 18’s Division 2: Warnbro Strikers 1 Subiaco 12

Under 18’s Division 3: Stirling Lions 4 Baldivis 2 & Port Kennedy 3 Whitfords City 5

Under 14’s Girls Division 2: North Beach 0 Baldivis 3 & Fremantle City 0 Rockingham City 10 ( Rockingham 1st in league)

Under 14’s Girls Division 4: Whitfords City 3 Baldivis Districts 3

Under 16’s Girls Division 3: Baldivis 0 Sorrento 7 & Woodvale 2 Rockingham United 2 ( Rockingham 2nd in league)

NPL Under 13’s Division 1: Rockingham City 1 Perth 2

NPL Under 13’s Division 2: Inglewood United 0 Mandurah City 5

NPL Under 14’s Division 2: Rockingham City 2 Ellenbrook United 1 & Joondalup United 10 Mandurah City 1

NPL Under 16’s Division 2: Rockingham City 2 Ellenbrook United 2 (Rockingham 1st in league)

The Cup Round Up -Seniors

Aiden McCluckie was the hero for Mandurah City on Sunday, as his goal in extra time was the only one of the game against Westnam United and allowed the Dolphins to secure their place in the last 8 of the Amateur cup. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, their reserve side went down 4-2 against Kwinana United.

In the Metro cup, Peel United of south Division 2 made it through to the last 8 with a win against south Division 3 side Belmont Villa by 3 goals to 1. The result between Riverside and Baldivis has not yet been announced.

It was a mixed day for Port Kennedy’s women’s teams as the South Division 1side beat Wanneroo City 5-1 but the South Division 2 went down 6-2 at Fremantle City.

Finally, in the masters cup, Port Kennedy won 6-2 away at Aubin Grove but Baldivis lost 4-1 at Mindarie.

Saturday’s Junior Cup Results

Saturday saw our remaining junior teams play in the cup competitions, but unfortunately, most of the result didn’t go our way.

Under 14’s girls: Rockingham City 4 v Fremantle City 6 & Baldivis 1 v Perth Red Star 6

Under 16’s girls: Perth Red Star 3 v Rockingham United 0

Under 18’s: Perth Saints 0 v Rockingham City 4

We will be tracking Rockingham City’s under 18’s side as they are now at the semi final stage and wish them good luck for the quest for the final.

Murray Districts Rangers New Clubhouse

On Sunday, Murray District Rangers invited people down to take a look at their new facility. The previous facility was just a very small brick built ‘hut’, but this new pavilion, is a massive improvement.

Boasting some of the largest changing rooms around and several toilets for all abilities and sex, it shows that hard work does pay off as it has taken the cab many years of lobbying to finally get this building.

Club president, Tom Duxbury officially open the facilities to players, coaches and friends and said that with the new changing areas and canteen, it will allow the club to grow and develop and increase the number of teams for next season and beyond.

The facility is the second major improvement the grounds have had in recent years. A few years ago, the club managed to save enough money to get the drainage system all working and now can boast some of the best playing surfaces around.

Glory, Glory Tottenham Hotspur!

Now there is a title that I thought I would never write, but Tottenham Hotspur were the first winners of the Jack Stevens Memorial Cup after beating Preston North End 3-1 in the final at Lark Hill on Saturday.

The cold wet day didn’t dampen the spirit or the occasion of the events as lots of people played and watched the tournament and more importantly, plenty of money was raised for the three charities involved.

Organiser of the event, Darren Robinson said after the event “I can honestly say I enjoyed every min of playing with that Stranraer team at the The Jack Stevens Memorial Cup Tournament yesterday.” He added “This is now the start of an annual tournament and hope it gets better and bigger next year”

Gary Stevens, Jack’s dad went on to say “little Jack would be looking down on us today and loving what everyone was doing for him. He loved rainbows and I’m sure behind those grey clouds there will be a rainbow somewhere.” As he said this, little rainbow did appear over the roof of the clubhouse.

Finally, Darren went on to thank a few people for their efforts in making the day special. “I Would just like to take this opportunity to thanks those little legends of ball boys and ball girls who were so brave to stand out on the park in that terrible weather to greet the teams out to the park and help getting the balls back for the teams. You were amazing. To Eric and his amazing members of the Rockingham Pipe Band for braving the cold and playing so well, Jim Webb our MC on the day fantastic job mate, Richard Byrne the match organiser, to Sophie and helpers on the canteen who served up amazing food, the bar staff who kept the beers flowing, Karen Banks the president of Rockingham City Football Club who was here, there and everywhere helping with everything, our own helpers and volunteers for doing such an amazing job. To our referees Paul, his son and Alan Carter fantastic Jon and really appreciate your support.

Special thanks to our charities Linda and Don from Team Fred, Sepo and Chris from Street Friends for all the help you guys supplied whilst we put this all together, very much appreciated.

To our main sponsors of the tournament Pipers Inn, Whistling Kite and all out team sponsors thank you so much for getting involved and being so generous.

To all our teams who entered the comp and donated I hope you a had a great day, and experience, and look forward to seeing you next year to go again.

And lastly to Louise and Gary Stevens “ Forever Four “ You guys are amazing…and an inspiration to us all. If only everyone knew what you both have ben going through behind the scenes putting together your beautiful charity “ Forever Four “ and helping me organise this tournament whilst dealing with the loss of little Jack I can only say you both are amazing and I’m proud to be able to call you my friends.”

Another Reminder

On Saturday, The Jack Stevens Memorial Cup Tournament is being held at Lark Hill, home of Rockingham City. It would be great to see so many people pop down and support this wonderful event and give generously to the 3 charities.

All the action starts at 11am, with raffles, activities the kids as well as full bar and canteen facilities, it will be a great day out.

If you can’t make it, but would like to make a contrto the charities, then you can make a donation to the following bank account,.

BSB 083 832

Account Number 11 812 9627

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday

The Weekend Preview

No men’s state league games this weekend, so the focus is on the Junior and various Sunday leagues.

As this is being written, Mandurah City reserves are playing Kwinana United reserves the Amateur Reserves Cup, while Mandurah City’s Amateur first team are at Westnam United on Sunday in the Amateur Cup.

In the men’s metro Cup, Peel United of south Division 2 are at home to Belmont Villa of south Division 3 (1pm kick off) and Baldivis of the premier division are away at Riverside Christian Football Club (2pm kick off)

In the masters cup, Baldivis are away at Mindarie (1pm kick off) and Port Kennedy are at Aubin Grove (2.30pm kick off)

Both Port Kennedy’s women’s teams are playing in the women’s metro cup and both at home. The South Division 1 team lay Wanneroo City (1pm kick off) and the South Division 2 side play Fremantle City Amateur team (3pm kick off).

There are Junior Cup games on Saturday:

Under 14’s girls: Rockingham City v Fremantle City 9am kick off & Baldivis v Perth Red Star 11am kick off

Under 16’s girls: Perth Red Star v Rockingham United 11am kick off

Under 18’s: Perth Saints v Rockingham City 10am kick off

On Sunday, there is a full program of junior league fixtures.

Under 13’s: Port Kennedy v Wanneroo City

Under 13’s South Division 1: Canning City v Rockingham City

Under 13’s South Division 2: Forrestfield United v Baldivis

Under 13’s South Division 3: Warnbro Strikers v MUM FC

Under 14’s South Division 2: Rockingham City v Perth Saints

Under 14’s South Division 3: Curtin University v Port Kennedy & Manning United v Baldivis

Under 15’s South Division 1: Belmont v Baldivis & Rockingham United v Curtin University & Rockingham City v MUM FC

Under 16’s Division 1: Lynwood/Ashfield v Warnbro Strikers

Under 16’s Division 2: Rockingham City v Fremantle City & Ashfield v Mandurah City

Under 18’s Division 1: Rockingham City v Perth Saints

Under 18’s Division 2: Warnbro Strikers v Subiaco

Under 18’s Division 3: Stirling Lions v Baldivis & Port Kennedy v Whitford City

Under 18’s Division 4: Woodvale v Port Kennedy

Under 14’s Girls Division 2: North Beach v Baldivis & Fremantle City v Rockingham City

Under 14’s Girls Division 4: Whitfords City v Baldivis Districts

Under 16’s Girls Division 3: Woodvale v Rockingham United & Baldivis v Sorrento

NPL Under 13 Division 1: Rockingham City v Perth

NPL Under 13 Division 2: Inglewood United v Mandurah City

NPL Under 14 Division 2: Rockingham City v Ellenbrook United & Joondalup United v Mandurah City

NPL Under 15 Division 1: Perth Red Star v Rockingham City

NPL Under 15 Division 2: Floreat Athena v Mandurah City

NPL Under 16 Division 2: Rockingham City v Ellenbrook United

Please Vote For Carl!

BEST OF THE WEST | Football West is delighted to unveil the Best of the West shortlist of our volunteer nominees from across our community for June 2022.

The Best of the West aims to shine a light on the outstanding people across the WA football community.

The criteria to be on the shortlist are determined through three main areas to highlight a volunteers contribution:

1. How the volunteer has gone above and beyond to positively impact the football community and beyond where applicable.

2. How the volunteer is leading the way in creating inclusive and safe environments for people to connect, inspire and achieve together.

3. The volunteer has demonstrated commitment to the health and wellbeing of people in their football community.

TO VOTE | Share the specific digital football card on Facebook to cast your vote. The specific digital football card which receives the most public shares will be the winner of a $100 sports gift voucher, thanks to Healthway‘s Think Mental Health campaign.

Each winner will also be nominated for the Volunteer of the Year award, where the winner’s club will receive a branding package from The Computing Australia Group (www.computingaustralia.com.au) worth $5000.

July nominations are now open. To see all of our entries, and to send us your nominees, go to www.footballwest.com.au/best-of-the-west.

T&Cs apply. Voting closes 25 July at 3pm AWST.

The Sunday Review- Juniors

Here are the results from the few Junior games that took place on Sunday.

NPL Under 13 Division 1 Sorrento 0 Rockingham City 0

NPL Under 13 Division 2 Balcatta 13 Mandurah City 0

NPL Under 14 Division 2 Mandurah City 0 Forrestfield United 12 & Rockingham City 0 Stirling Lions 6

NPL Under 15 Division 1 Rockingham City 0 South West Phoenix 5

NPL Under 15 Division 2 Joondalup United 5 Mandurah City 2

NPL Under 16 Division 2 Rockingham City 5 Fremantle City 0

Under 18’s Division 1 Armadale 2 Rockingham City 2

Under 18’s Division 2 Warnbro Strikers 1 Wembley Downs 6

Under 18’s Division 4 Port Kennedy 3 Bassendean Caledonian 5

The Sunday Review- Metro Leagues

The Metro south Division 1 saw most of the action on Sunday as AFC Rockingham beat Beeliar Spirit 2-1 but it wasn’t good news for the other teams in the Division. Port Kennedy lost 3-2 at Leeming Strikers and Mandurah City lost 3-0 at Victoria Park. In the South Division 2, it was a day to remember for Peel United and one to forget for Baldivis as O’Neill scored 5 and John 3 in the home sides 12-0 win. The other game in the Division saw Port Kennedy lose 4-2 at home to Belmont Villa. In the South Division 3, Peel United drew 1-1 with Brooklands and in south Division 4, AFC Rockingham beat Perth AFC 4-1

The Sunday Review- Women’s Leagues

Not much cheer for state league side Mandurah on Sunday as they lost 3-0 at home to South West Phoenix but there were goals galore in the Amateur Division with Baldivis Districts drawing 4-4 against Ellenbrook United. In the Metro south Division 1, it was top v 2nd and stalemate prevailed as Port Kennedy drew 2-2 with South Perth United. Port Kennedy’s South Division 2 side got the bragging rights in the local derby with Rockingham United winning 5-0, while Warnbro Strikers lost 6-2 at home to Canning City. In south Division 3, Rockingham United lost 2-1 at home to Lynwood United.

The Sunday Review- Amateur Division

Peel United’s recent winning run came to an end on Sunday as they were beaten 2-0 by another in form team, East Perth in the premier division. Port Kennedy’s game against South Perth United in Division 1 has been arranged for the 28th July, while in Division 2, Mandurah City lost 2-0 at Fraser Park. Saturday night saw Baldivis beat Yanchep United 4-1 in Division 3 and in Division 4, Warnbro Strikers had a fine 4-0 win away at Wanneroo City

Rocky Roll On, Dolphins Distressed

Rockingham City returned from the long trip to Quinns on Saturday with three very well earned and deserved points. Taylor Carter, Robbie Galvin and Shaun Mukwevho got the goals and although the home side scored 1, Rockingham were never in trouble in bringing home the 3 points.

Unfortunately, Mandurah City could not get the win they really needed to maintain there promotion push as they went down 1-0 at home to MUM FC. In a scrappy and poor game, the visitors got the only goal in the 12th minute and despite Mandurah’s efforts, they held on for the 3 points.

The Sunday Preview – Juniors

There is a limited amount of games this weekend, due to the school holiday, but the NPL continues. Fixtures for our local sides are:

Under 13 Div 1: Sorrento v Rockingham City

Under 13 Div 2: Balcatta v Mandurah City

Under 14 Div 2: Rockingham City v Stirling Lions & Mandurah City v Forrestfield United

Under 15 Div 1: Rockingham City v South West Phoenix

Under 15 Div 2: Joondalup United v Mandurah City

Under 16 Div 2: Rockingham City v Fremantle United

The Sunday Preview – Seniors

The last Sunday of the current school holiday’s and there is still a full fixture list for our senior teams.

Starting in the Amateur divisions, Baldivis in division 3 start the action off as they play host to Yanchep United on Saturday night, kick off at 7pm. Peel United are in an earlier game than usual on Sunday, as they travel to East Perth for a 1pm kick off. The remaining games in the amateur divisions all kick off at 3pm. Port Kennedy in division 1 travel to South Perth United, Mandurah City go to Fraser Park in division 2 and in division 4, there is a 3.15 kick off between Wanneroo City and Warner Strikers.

In the Women’s competitions, state league side Mandurah City are at home to South West Phoenix (3pm) and Baldivis Districts are at home to Ellenbrook United in the Amateur league (3pm). In the metro leagues, Port Kennedy South Division 1 side are at home to South Perth United, while in South Division 2, there is a local derby between Rockingham United and Port Kennedy. Also in South Division 2, Warner Strikers are at home to Canning City and Baldivis Districts are at home to Leeming Strikers. Rockingham United’s South Division 3 side are at home to Lynwood United.

Port Kennedy’s masters team make the trip to Aubin Grove and in South Division 2, Mandurah City host Forrestfield United and Baldivis travel to Lynwood United. In the Over 45’s South group B, Baldivis go to Belmont Villa.

Finally, the metro leagues has Port Kennedy travelling to Leeming Strikers in South Division 1, AFC Rockingham at home to Beeliar Spirt and Mandurah City going to Victoria Park. South Division 2 has a local derby as Peel United play host to Baldivis, while Port Kennedy are also at home to Belmont Villa. Peel United’s South Division 3 side are also at home to Brooklands and in South Division 4, Murray District Rangers are at home to Fremantle City and AFC Rockingham host AFC Perth.