Yesterday’s Skills Session

What a great start to the pre season skills session for the kids yesterday afternoon. It was great to see a high turn out of kids and parents that came along and enjoyed the session.

A huge thank you to Jono for organising the session and the assisting coaches Greg, Bec, Mick, Dusty and Brian.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next week!  For more info on our January Skills Sessions click here.

Don’t forget that Registrations are open for Football Season 2017! Team allocations begin early February so get in quick! Click here for more details. 

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Happy New Year … 2017 Registrations are Open From January 1!


Here’s to Season 2017!  Our New Years present to you is that 2017 online registrations are open from January 1.  What better way to get over your hangover than register?  Click here for all you need to know.

We are known as a progressive, family-based club with many successes over the years. Please download our 2017 Flyer for further information about our club.

If that doesn’t convince you then come along to Registration Days on 28/29th January or 4/5th February where committee members will be able to answer your questions, pick up your gear etc – but you must register ONLINE first!).

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Weekly Skills Sessions start 12 January

img_0115Our annual weekly skills sessions for boys and girls aged 5-14 will start again on Thursday 12 January 2017 from 5.30-6.30pm and will run till registrations in late January.

These sessions are FREE and are open to all new and returning FRFC players who want to get back into the football groove after a well-deserved break.

Please meet at the Gannons Park dressing sheds across from the canteen and bring along boots, shin-pads, water, socks & shorts. Please direct any queries to Jono on 0432 684 346 or


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Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!  We hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. Checkout our new 2017 Forest Rangers FC Flyer – more to follow in the next few days.




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Womens Premier League Coach Wanted

We are seeking an experienced coach that can train our Womens’ Premier League team in 2017. The person to fill this important role for the club should preferably have a senior coaching licence.

Coaching is a voluntary role but a very rewarding experience.  It is an important role in further developing skills and building strong relationships to make the experience a fulfilling and enjoyable one for all. There will be plenty of support coming from our Men’s Premier League and Development Coaches.

Forest Rangers Football Club is the fastest growing club who are committed to fostering growth so that our current kids have got a premier team to aspire to.  We see ladies and girls soccer as being the key to a clubs ongoing success.

Anyone interested in the role should submit their Expression of Interest via email to or contact our President James Brennan 0422 923 443 or our Development Coach Jono Nolan 0432 684 346.


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Want to be part of all the FUN behind the scenes with Forest Rangers FC?

We are looking for a volunteer to fill the vacant position in our committee as Registrar. Keeping in mind that the Registrar is required mainly at the beginning of the season.

Ideally the person would need to possess computer skills/confidence since the systems in place are computer based. The role will be shared with 2 already appointed Assistant Registrar’s this year (unlike previous years) as our club has grown substantially and is now one of the largest in the SGFA!

Below is an overview of the Registrar’s role, the workload broken up over the season.  The heaviest period of work being between March-April.


  • Set up registration packages ready for January through
  • Attend SGFA registrar training day


  • Attend weekend registration days
  • Assist with registration of new and existing player. Problem solving etc

February to April

  • Set up & allocate players to teams in iCompman system
  • Attend submission of teams and grading’s to SGFA
  • Collection and distribution of player and RTO cards

April to June 30

  • Submission and collection of late registrations
  • Submission and collection of regrades

Our previous Registrar (and now President) James Brennan, will be available to assist with any queries as needed.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer for our local community. Volunteers are always needed so if you would like to assist in any form we would like to hear from you. Please contact either Tracey Alex ( or Tony Karahalias (


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Farewell to our Long Serving Committee Members

This year we bid farewell to some of our long serving committee members who will be missed for their contributions to the club and for their overall good nature and friendship:

Tony Karahalias (President 2013-2016, Vice-President 2010-2012)


Paul Blair & Tony Karahalias

Tony could not fit enough FRFC jobs into his schedule, starting with the 6am field setup every morning on a Saturday & Sunday and 5pm packup many weekends, answering (most) calls during registration at a rate of 30 calls/min (Good Luck Jimmy), led the way in organising the Richo Cup events, sponsorship deal breaker and everything in between.

Paul “Blairy” Blair (Vice President 2013-2016, 2005-2006 and Committee duties in between)

Blairy spent his weekends joining Tony with the setup/packup of fields, meticulously checking & fixing every match sheet, and every ad-hoc job that came his way.  Blairy will not stray, we are certain he will be around for the 100th Anniversary!



Linda Blair & Tracey Alex


Tracey Alex (Secretary 2005-2016)

Tracey has been organising all of us for over a decade! She has served 3 presidents: Tim Hooper, Chris Bailey and Tony Karahalias, but has decided it is time to leave James with his new right hand man, Sharlene.  In between her general business duties, she has organised many memorable events over the years. She has also been team manager since 2004. Her profound knowledge of the sport and club is going to be missed. Tracey will hang around for a while longer so we can pick her brain!




Dusty McSheffrey


Dusty McSheffrey (Committee member 2013-2016)

Dusty has been coaching his daughter’s team for many years, assisting at the canteen, helping out with events, always being around when called upon, had the privilege of doing the bread run every morning for the canteen and he also was involved with organising and maintaining Teamapp. You may still be able to catch a glimpse of Dusty at Gannons Park in the years ahead.

Terry Glitsos

Terry is always the first person to help with the kids and has been around for many years as a coach. Terry helps out with the co-ordination of the juniors at the beginning of each year, in particular the U6s. He has been involved in helping at all the committee events, presentations, rego days etc. Terry has also been serving on the Judiciary at SGFA for the last couple of years. He is someone we have always relied on for a very steady, unbiased and unemotional opinion when some committee decisions get difficult. Quiet and sometimes overlooked but always a valuable asset to our club and will be missed.

Linda Blair (Canteen Manager 2015-2016)

Linda was committed every weekend of the season as a volunteer in the canteen for the last couple of years.  She sacrificed her weekends off and missed watching her kids’ games for 2 seasons which we sincerely appreciate.  We will miss her infectious smile at the canteen next year!

(BTW Canteen helpers wanted – contact


We would like to welcome our new committee next year and especially to our new  floor members:


Incoming Vice President Brian Faust (L) and President James Brennan (R)


President: James Brennan
Vice President: Brian Faust
Secretary: Sharlene Hicks
Treasurer: Kylie Richardson
Registrar: Vacant
Assistant Registrar: Sam Bullock/ Gina Travas
Recorder: Larissa Trimble
Canteen Manager 1: Kassie Paice
Canteen Manager 2: Chrissie Jesse
Communications Officer: Gina Travas
Equipment Officer: Bob Klinker
Sponsorship Officer: Vacant
Social Games Organiser: Bruce Kalan/Dave McDougall
Junior Development Coach: Jono Nolan
Senior Development Coach: Steve Canty
Womens Development Coach: Joel Hooper
Age Co-ordinators: 6-11-Greg West, 12-18-Gus Warren, 35s/45s- Paul Blair, Girls-Bruce Kalan
Ground Maintenance: Sam Bullock
Public Officer: Tracey Alex
Returning Officer: Bob Klinker
Child Protection Officer: Kassie Paice
Floor Members: Dave McDougall, Walter Dalla- Camino, Michael Rees, Gino Santangelo, Con Sorras, Greg West, Steve MacMahon, Ben Smith

Just a reminder that registrations will be open from 1st week of January 2017 so look out for our posts in December.

Looking forward to seeing everyone back in Season 2017!

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Gear Collection (Wed 5/10/16)

The following teams have not returned their gear:

U6B6, U6B7, U6B8 ,U7B4, U9B1, U9B2, U10B U13B, U14b, U15b, U16G1, U17/181, U17/182, AAA, AAG1, AAF, PWL, AAWB1, AAWC, 35B,35D1.

Bob will be at the dressing sheds on Wednesday 5th October between 6pm-7pm. This will be the last time gear can be handed in so please be considerate of our Bob and organise to have the gear dropped off by anyone in the team.

Thanks in advance.

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St George FA Rep Trials

The schedule for the St George Football Association representative trials for the 2017 season is below.  Please pass on to your players:

Riverine Park, West Botany Street, Rockdale

SAP Boys
Sunday 16th October 2016
Under 9           (Born 2008)     @         9.00am Start
Under 10         (Born 2007)     @         10.30am Start
Under 11         (Born 2006)     @         12.00pm Start
Under 12         (Born 2005)     @         1.30pm Start

SAP Girls
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Under 10         (Born 2007)     @         9.00am Start
Under 12         (Born 2005)     @         10.30am Start

NPL Youth
Sunday 30th October 2016
Under 13         (Born 2004)     @         9.00am Start
Under 14         (Born 2003)     @         10.30am Start
Under 15         (Born 2002)     @         12.00pm Start
Under 16         (Born 2001)     @         1.30pm Start

COE Under 8
Saturday 5th November 2016
Under 8           (Born 2009)     @         9.00am Start

You must enroll online prior to attending the trials by visiting this link:

You are required to bring Soccer Boots, Shin Pads and Refreshments for your child.
Please ensure you arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

All enquiries should be directed to

More information about the competition and programs can be found by clicking on the links below:

Football NSW Declaration of League 2017
Football NSW Competition Information
SGFA Centre of Excellence

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Oh What A Night…

Our Senior Presentation Night went off with a bang last Saturday 24th September 2016! There was much to celebrate this year due to the success of many teams.

Congratulations again to our AAA Squad, congrats to our 7, 10 and 15 year long serving players and to the following Senior players who received the Players’ Player of the Year Award for their dedication and sportsmanship throughout the year:

17/18A – Conor Ryan
17/18C – Shaun McManus
O35B – Richard Alsweiler
O35C – Simon Mcauley
O35D1 – Ali Taoube
O35D2 – Matt Bennett
PLW – Cassandra Pasoski
AAWB1 – Laura Raymond
AAWB2 – Stephanie Yates
AAWC – Angie McCoy
AAA – Greg West
AAA/R – Steven Bailey
AAD – Michael Rizoski
AAF – Andrew Yates
AAG1 – Nathan Simms
AAG2 – Travis Stewart

It was a memorable night and we owe a big thanks to Belinda West, Tracey Alex and the girls for setting up and organising the event.  Thanks to our major sponsor St George Maso’s for hosting the event and to our many other sponsors who have supported our club this year and have contributed in making it what it is today.

We have uploaded the photos of the night on our flickr page so check them out!

Looking forward to seeing everyone back in Season 2017!  Registrations will be open from 1st week of January 2017 so look out for our posts in December.


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