Football Technique July Holiday Skills Program

Football techniqueAfter the huge success of the April Football School Holiday Skills Clinic, where nearly 40 kids participated, Football Technique will be holding another Football School Holiday Skills Clinic during the July school holidays from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 July 2015.

This clinic will focus on children’s individual football skill including first touch, running with the ball, striking the ball and 1 v 1; all of which young children need to develop.

Football Technique is run by Jono Nolan (FRFC Development Coach) and other experienced coaches.

The clinic is open to boys and girls (of all abilities) between the ages of 6 to 15 years.

The clinic will run from 9am to midday each day at Gannons Park, Pindari Rd, Peakhurst.

Each player will receive:

  • 9 hours of programmed coaching from FFA C Licensed accredited coaches
  • Football Technique 2015 Skills training shirt
  • Training ball

Download this form and follow the instructions to book: 2 Skills clinic Jul 2015 final

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Five reasons to join the FRFC Committee

At tomorrow’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) we will be voting in the 2016 Committee. As we are looking for several new members, here’s a few good reasons why you should consider joining us:

  1. We have lots of fun
  2. We are contributing to an awesome community club
  3. We arrange a great variety of events and ensure the weekends’ games run smoothly
  4. It’s only one evening a month plus helping out at the beginning and end of the season – not a huge ask
  5. We have fun!

Go here for an outline of current committee positions. So, do consider joining us and doing your bit to make this club the great one it is! See you all tomorrow night at Masos’s from around 7.45pm – the AGM will be followed by the regular Coach and Managers meeting. Please note that you must be a 2015 member in order to vote – if you are unsure we will have the members list at the meeting or email me ( and I can advise. If you want to join, just complete this form (frfc-mship-form-2015 )  and bring with you, along with a $5 payment tomorrow night.

Thanks all!

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Want to improve your goalkeeping skills?

goalieOr are you thinking about becoming a goalie? We have arranged for our AAA (and former rep) goalkeeper to run a goal keeping session on Thursday 16 July from 5-6pm, Gannons Park, for all players interested in a position between the sticks. Given that the coaching of goalkeepers is largely overlooked in Grassroots Football, this is a great opportunity to learn and hone those skills.

Hope to see you there – you too could be the next Matt Ryan or Lydia Williams!

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Richo Cup in Federal Parliament

IMG_1307The Cup, our clubs, along with our beloved Matt, were all mentioned in David Coleman’s Parliamentary speech last Monday. Here’s what he had to say: parliamentary mention

Thanks again to all and well done to Tony (FRFC) and John (Lugarno FC).

BTW there’s still time to sign the online petition – do it now!

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All games this weekend CANCELLED

As all grounds are closed. This includes the Lugarno U8 gala day (they will advise a new date) :-(

But, have a great weekend all (and don’t train or play on Gannons please until further notice).

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A defibrillator for every ground – have you signed yet?

defibHave you signed the online petition to the NSW and Federal Sports Ministers yet? The more signatures the more we are likely we are to get some action on this critical issue for our club and the game we all so love. So, get out that (virtual) pen, sign, share with your friends on Facebook and let’s get to 5,000 signatures!!

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Gannons is CLOSED

Do not train or play on the ground until further advised. Thanks!

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The Richo Cup Wrap-up

CupWow – what an amazing day! The weather was kind and we had a huge turnout of players, supporters, health professionals and sponsors, all to remember and celebrate Richo’s contribution to the sport he so loved while raising awareness of health and fitness. It was particularly wonderful to see all the refs, who all donated their time, having a blast and joining in the spirit of the day.

Congratulations to:

  • Banksia Tigers winners of the men’s cup
  • The Lugarno Dalby Dynamites, women’s cup winners
  • Dom D’onofrio, winner of the Guy Rothwell Memorial Medal for best and fairest man’s player
  • The winner of the Marge Henness Medal for best and fairest women’s player (she’s in the picture!)

We would especially like to thank Response for Life, Cardiologists Dr Shiva Roy and Prof Chris Semsarian, Sports Medicine Australia, the St George Leader, Lugarno FC, as well as various sponsors including Krinklewood Cottage and Train Carriages and Sydney FC for raffle prizes and Shane and Mark who took photos on the day – see them on Flickr, as well as Response for Life fotos on their Facebook page.

We got some lovely feedback, here’s one from Peter Mallios, President, Carlton Rivers FC:

On behalf of our Club, and I am sure all others as well, our Committee and Players wish to thank you for all your efforts together with the army of community minded volunteers that worked tirelessly to arrange, host, participate and ultimately pull off what can only be described as a hugely successful RICHO Day on 8 June celebrating true community spirit and the memory of close football friends no longer with us. Congratulations to everyone involved and to all SGFA Clubs as the day exemplified all things good in our community, raised awareness of serious health issues and may also one day prove the difference to prevent further tragedies from occurring.

And, it seems appropriate to finish with the words of Kylie Richardson:

I think Matt would say WTF has happened in the last year??! It’s been an amazing year for me and the kids, with Monday another step forward in coming to terms with Matt’s death. I can’t thank all the volunteers enough, and especially you Tony xxxxx.

We raised an amazing $25,000 towards buying defibrillators for all grounds in the St George Association, so well done everyone, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!


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Richo Cup – TOMMORROW! Important information and draw below…

Leader article (3)The very first Richo Cup starts in the morning.

All teams need to arrive at 8.00am to register. Games commence at 8.45am with a briefing before to explain how the day will work, plus team photos before the start of play. We will be adopting the over 45 rule of no slide tackles. There will also be a chance to earn bonus points in your matches, full details to be advised tomorrow at the briefing – so don’t miss it!

The men’s and ladies draw is here: Richo Cup draw

There might be an addition of a team or two, however it will not affect either the start time or the running of the day.

We warmly invite the President and/or Secretary of all clubs involved to come down to enjoy the day. We will also be taking photos of all Club Presidents and Secretary’s in the afternoon when the semis begin, so make sure you turn up.

AND, don’t leave that cash at home! We are running a Monster Raffle to add to the funds already raised towards the defibrillators. Great prizes including first prize of a trip for two to the Hunter Valley, plus with two night’s accommodation and all breakfasts and dinners included, so line up the baby sitter. There will also be a range of food facilities (halal included) – every cent earned in the various canteens will also go towards the defibrillators.

Thank you everyone for supporting this important cause and have a great day.

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Rangers Teams for Richo Cup Announced

listHere we go (NB: may be subject to change so just go with the flow – see what I had to work with!):

The Forest Divas

  • Ellen Northrop
  • Molly Towell
  • Courtney Bailey
  • Carly Jeffrey
  • Laura Mackie
  • Caitlin Walsh
  • Ashleigh Walsh
  • Victoria Lehane
  • Monica Denton
  • Fiona Towell
  • Janine Denton

Ranger Girls

  • Kylie Richardson
  • Tania Rizoski
  • Belinda Tonks
  • Allana Canty
  • Nicole Rothwell
  • Charlie Blair
  • Katie Ayling
  • Erica Neville
  • Stephanie Yates
  • Emma Lockhardt

No idea…

  • Jono Nolan
  • Simon McCauley
  • Terry Glitzos
  • Matt Bennett
  • Tom Bennett
  • Chris Glitzos
  • James Brennan
  • Paul Berger
  • Stephen Bailey
  • Chris Bailey
  • DC??

Rangers Style Maestros

  • Brett Mathieu
  • Maverick
  • Paul Blair
  • Peter Alex
  • Dom Malitizis
  • Alex Blair
  • Kosta Atzemis
  • Michael Rizoski
  • Nick Gonella
  • Geordie Neville
  • Matt Sillato

Forest Fossils

  • Tim Rothwell
  • Matt Rothwell
  • Danny Rothwell
  • Josh Canty
  • Crush Canty
  • Dom D’Onofrio
  • Steve D’Onofrio
  • Fabian Saccilotto
  • Hayden Saccilotto
  • Brendan Kaihe
  • Samir Hibachi

All the Presidents Men

  • Matt Kampagnia
  • Steven Karahalias
  • Dion Taylor
  • Matt Lakos
  • Jimmy Redman
  • Gus Warren
  • Irish
  • Dylan Bove
  • Michael Dettman
  • Adam Vizy
  • Blake Richardson
  • Tony Karahalias
  • John Taylor
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