Rockdale City Suns have been advised of the passing of former player, Ross Brown.
We send our condolences to his family.
Anyone wishing to attend the funeral are advised that it will be taking place at 10:30am next Tuesday 10 February at the South Chapel Rookwood.
Round 1 Pre-season cup
Last night Rockdale had a 1-1 draw against South Coast Wolves in Round 1 of the pre-season cup. The visitors took the lead in the second half only for Toufic Alamaddene to level proceedings with a late equaliser .
We will be on the road for the next three weeks and will be back at home in Round 5 against APIA.
The Annaual MASO Cup will be held jointly this weekend [24-26.01.2015&91; by Rockdale City Suns & Bankstown Lions Football Clubs at Ilinden Sports Centre & Jensen Park. RCSFC plays Wollongong United on Friday night at 8:20pm, then faces Newcastle United on Saturday at 11:40pm, & finally plays its nearest rival Arncliffe Scots on Saturday at 6:00pm. For all cup details visit 'http://rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au/pages/MASO-CUP.html' or follow us on Facebook & Twitter.
Join us @ Ilinden Sports Centre to celebrate Macedonian Orthodox Christmas with Grupa Despina.
$10 Entry Fee - Kids Free.
RSCFC are proud to announce that the following players have made thier respective age team;
Marcus Anevski, Benjamin Astudillo, Bojan Boganoski, Oliver Bye, Sam Christou, Ryan Doing, Lazar Drakulovic, Ibrahim El- Debel, Tristan Glanznig, Cruz Horvath, Jordan Marrum, James Nunn, Christian Romanovsk, Daniel Amerio
Rest To Follow
James Anastas, Paul Soravia, Sebastian Vardavas, Kristopher Jovanovski, Ali Haragli, Christian Acevski, Marcus Grbevski, Philip Dimitriev, Christopher Stojkovski, Filip Trifunovski, Nikolas Goreski, Tony Mrencevski, Jakob Sperber
Rest to Follow
Ben Gould, Zachary Leone, Jordan Andreev, Jay McGowen, William Brito, Jason Trajkovski, Alexandros Georgiou, Kristian Andreev, Nicholas Evdjic, Daniel Geroski, Anthony Sentas, Daniel Goni, Jonathan Cakovski
Rest To Follow
The Following Player's have been selected to play for Rockdale City Suns FC for the 2015 season.
Trial dates for U16 Senior PL1 mens are;
Sunday 19th Oct @ 4:00pm
At this stage all trials are at Bicentennial Park [President Ave Rockdale&91;. Be there 30 min prior to trial
Trial dates for Youth are,
Sunday 2nd Nov
Under 12's @ 9:00
Under 13's @ 11:00
Under 14's @ 13:00
Under 15's @ 15:00
Monday 3rd Nov
Under 12's @ 17:00
Under 13's @ 18:00
Under 14's @ 19:00
Under 15's @ 20:00.
At this stage all trials are at bicentennial. Be there 30 min prior to trial
Download Trial form <here>
The Rockdale City Suns Football Club 2015 Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) Player Trials will commence on Sunday 19 October 2014.
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Please visit http://rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au/pages/JDP.html for more details.
In 2012, we hosted our inaugural gala day for non-comp grades which took place within our stadium at Bicentennial Park at Rockdale. They were fantastic days played in good spirits by the competing teams who attended from across Sydney.
In 2013, we again held our gala day for under 6, 7 and 8 year olds. The gala day was even bigger and better than year 1, with over 40+ teams entered from across the state, some travelling from as far as Goulburn to attend, including development squads which were coached by current A-League stars.
In 2014, we are again holding our gala day for under 6, 7 and 8 year olds. The gala day is taking place on Sunday 13th July 2014 and will again be hosted out of our Premier League First Grade Stadium, the Ilinden Sports Centre.
Numbers are limited and so we ask that you please forward to your clubs as soon as possible. The attached documents comprise:
GALA DAY FLYER;
GALA DAY RULES AND FORMS.
Our club contact for the event is Jim Dimitriev- 0429224617.
Yesterday afternoon under clear skies in trying conditions, our boys came away with a point following a 0-0 draw against Sydney United. There was a large crowd in attendance however despite chances at either end, no team could find the back of the net. See match report for full details.
Our udner 20's picked up their first win of the season following a 4-3 win.
Our next home game is on Sunday 6 April 2014 against South Coast Wolves. First grade kick off is 3pm.
Following a fantastic first up win against last season's Premiers, we welcome Sydney United and former RCS Coach Mark Rudan to the Ilinden Sports Centre for Round 2 action. Utd are coming off a first up loss at home to Sydney Olympic and will be looking to get their first win of the year. Promises to be a great game.
First grade kick off is 3pm
Under 20's 1pm
Under 18's 11am
A reminder that season passes will be on sale at the gate as this is our first home game of the season. Come out and support the team.
We woudl also like to wish our NSW NPL Youth teams all the best for their round 1 competition fixtures against Bankstown City Lions.
REPORT AND IMAGES COURTESY OF FNSW
Suns soar over White Eagles
On these moments, matches turn.
Howard Fondyke's foul on Idriss El Hafiane was deemed a sending off offence by Kris Griffiths-Jones and Bonnyrigg had to play just over half an hour with ten men.
But, it was a goal that couldn't have been stopped whether with 10 men or 11 that put Rockdale City Suns ahead and then another swift counter attack that put them clear.
Ben Cornish, just two minutes after going on as a sub, unleashed a 25 yarder that flew past Matthew Nash and into the top corner.
It was a goal worthy of winning any game and it was the result of a lightning quick counter attack from Rockdale City, after they survived a scare when Bo Hyun Chun crossed into their area on a Bonnyrigg attack.
Paul Reid found Nikola Taneski with a measured pass and when the ball made it's way to the left, Cornish shot and scored a screamer. It was one end to the other in four passes and it was the match's decisive moment.
Another sub, Nikola Taneski, doubled the lead just six minutes later. It was another counter attack and when the ball made its way to the back post, Taneski feigned to shoot on his right, cut in on his left and finished with surgical precision to wrap the game up.
Bonnyrigg had their goalkeeper Matthew Nash to thank for keeping the scores level in a strangely flat first half.
The pitch was heavy after the quick but violent storm that lashed the area shortly before kick off.
Neither side was able to settle into the match and it took 20' minutes for the first opportunity to present itself, when El Hafiane turned beautifully and slid a ball through to Toufic Alameddine.
Nash was smartly off his line to block the shot after he narrowed the angle. From the resulting corner, Nash was at his athletic best, leaping to his left to turn wide a header from Paul Kohler, as Rockdale City started to bang on the door.
Five minutes before half time, Tadgh Purcell could have given Rockdale City the lead but strangely opted to try and header a ball inches off the turf.
Bonnyrigg threatened briefly a few minutes before the break, when Robert Younis released Chris Tadrosse, whose cross was well cleared by Askin Oygur.
Fondyke's red card shortly before the hour mark changed things, but Bonnyrigg was second best even before then.
Purcell had a low free kicked well saved by Nash right on the hour mark, before the double dose from the substitutes Cornish and Taneski killed the game.
It was as swift as it was effective and it proves that Rockdale City, after their IGA Preseason Cup Final win last weekend, are serious contenders.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0
Rockdale City Suns 2 (Ben Cornish 72', Nick Taneski 78')
Saturday 15th March, 2014
Bonnyrigg Sports Centre, Bonnyrigg
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
Assistant Referees: Lance Greenshields and Joon Park
Fourth Official: Kearney Robinson
Bonnyrigg White Eagles: 1.Matthew Nash; 2.Alexander Mansueto, 5.Chris Tadrosse (C), 6.Nikola Zonjic, 7.Tynan Diaz, 8.Alexander Canak, 9.Robert Younis, 14.Jordan Crighton (34.Dillon Vorster 66'), 16.Howard Fondyke, 18.Adrian Ucchino, 21.Bo Hyun Chun
Interchange: 22.Liam Gobbo (GK), 4.Tarek Ercan, 12.Dylan Fox, 17.Mitchell Osmond
Yellow Cards: Nil
Red Cards: Howard Fondyke 57'
Rockdale City Suns: 1.Tomislav Arcaba; 3.Steven Hesketh, 5.Paul Reid (2.Andrija Petkovic 88'), 6.Takuya Murayama, 7.Toufic Alameddine (10.Nikola Taneski 65'), 8.Paul Kohler, 9.Tadhg Purcell; 12.Idriss El Hafiane, 16.Daniel Barac, 21.Patrick Savor (13.Ben Cornish 69'), 23.Askin Oygur (C)
Interchange: 22.David Bradesevic (GK); 17.Hristijan Tanoski.
Yellow Cards: Steven Hesketh 37'
Red Cards: Nil
Rockdale City Suns are seeking expressions of interest for interested players to join our under 14 Youth team. We currently have vacancies for a defender and a midfielder. All interested players are to contact Youth President Lou Tasesvki on 0417717862
Congratulations to our under 13 Youth team for their fine showing at the Bathurst Cup played over the weekend. They boys were runners up in a tough competition losing the final narrowly to Capital Football 2-1. Well done as well to the under 14's for their commendable efforts at the same tournament. Both teams attention now turn to their round 1 competition games.
Yesterday afternoon under clear blue skies and with a healthy crwod in attendance, Rockdale City Suns claimed the pre season cup following a deserved win over highly rated Blacktown Spartans 3-2 at the Ilinden Sports Centre. Rockdale's goals came courtesy of a brace from Daniel Barac and a goal from Tadgh Purcell.
Skipper Askin Oygur was presented with the Cup, much to the delight of the vical crowd in attendance.
The team's attention now turns to Round 1 of the competition proper with a tough first up game away against Bonnyrigg White Eagles this Saturday night- kick off there is 7:30pm.
Our first home game of the season is in Round 2 against competition heavyweights Sydney United. That game is taking place on Sunday 23 March 2014 at the Ilinden Sports Centre- first grade kick off is 3pm.
Report courtesy of FNSW:
After weeks of intense preparation and the round robin IGA Preseason Cup matches, Rockdale City Suns and Blacktown Spartans will do battle in the Preseason Cup Final at Ilinden Sports Centre this Sunday afternoon.
Both sides enter the final unbeaten, although Rockdale City’s final match with St George was washed out. Suns won all four of their matches, beating Blacktown City, Manly United FC, APIA-Leichhardt Tigers and Sutherland Sharks on the road to the final.
Suns finished as winners of Pool 2, scoring five goals and not conceding once in 360 minutes of football.
Meanwhile, Spartans finished top of Pool 1, with wins against Sydney United 58 FC, Sydney Olympic, Bonnyrigg White Eagles and South Coast Wolves, and an inconsequential draw in the final round against Marconi Stallions.
Rockdale City Suns coach Branko Culina said that he was reasonably pleased with their preparation, despite the loss of some key players in the off season.
“It’s always important for teams to be able to work on their structure and shape,” Culina said.
With Diego Barcena, Brendan Gan, Richard Cardozo, Alec Urosevski, Giorgio Speranza, Sam Munro and Seiya Kawamura all departing Ilinden, this preseason has taken on extra importance for Culina.
“It’s difficult and it takes time to put it all together,” he said.
“I’ve been very lucky, I have a few experienced players in captain Askin Oygur, Paul Kohler and Paul Reid.
“It’s a pity that we lost so many, but that’s the way it is and the club is proud of what it’s achieved.
Nonetheless, Culina is confident that his side has what it takes to beat a strong Spartans team.
“Spartans were a solid team last year, and now on paper at least they look very formidable,” Culina said.
“They will be a difficult opponent, not just in this game, but all season.”
Spartans coach Ben De Haan is extremely happy with how preseason has played out for his side and they will surely be a force to be reckoned with when the season proper kicks off.
They also have a number of new signings, but De Haan said that they have all fitted in nicely.
“The boys have been gelling and getting together very well,” he said.
“Everyone is on board with what we’re trying to achieve.”
Spartans was clear winners of Pool 1, finishing seven points clear of Sydney United 58 FC and they are coming up against the other in-form team from the preseason campaign.
De Haan said that Spartans would concentrate on their own game, rather than what Rockdale City Suns may offer.
“We’re just concentrating on playing our game,” De Haan said.
“We don’t need to worry about them, we’ve done enough over the past four or five weeks.
“We’ll be okay, not just for this game but for the season.
“It’ll be a very good game and I’m looking forward to it.”
Sunday 9th March 2014
Rockdale City Suns v Blacktown Spartans
Illinden Sports Centre
On Saturday night at the Ilinden Sports Centre, the Rockdale City Suns officially commenced their season in front of 400 players and guests at the Ilinden Sports Centre.
The full house sign was up at the Ilinden Sports Centre with the Club's Skill Acquisition Program, Youth and Senior squads coming together for their gear presentation.
Club President Dennis Loether provided an outline of the Club's ambitions for the upcoming season and the desire to continue the momentum from last year's showing in first grade and the under 20's and the ongoing improvements to the Club's SAP and Youth programs.
The large crowd were also addressed by First Grade Coach Branko Culina who provided wise words for all of the players at the Club, especially the younger brigade.
Thereafter, 2014 Club Captain Askin Oygur was presented with his Captain's Armband.
Special guest for the evening, the Honourable Nick Varvaris, Federal Member for the seat of Barton wished the Club well for 2014 in his address.
Special presentations were also made to the Club's new 2014 major sponsor, Lucas Homes.
In addition, presentations were made to long serving major sponsors, Ribarovski Catering and Australian Mortgage Options, as well as to the Club's new Juniors major sponsor, Paul's Custom Forward Solutions.
It was a fantastic evening made all the more pleasing by news filtering in that the Club had qualified for this weekend's Pre Season Cup final against Blacktown Spartans.
Rockdale City Suns would like to thank all those in attendance, including our community media representatives, and we wish all players and officials well for the 2014 season.
Our season launch will be taking place tomorrow night at the Ilinden Sports Centre for our senior, youth and SAP teams. The event starts at 5pm sharp. All parents who have not yet pre purchased their tickets, are asked to contact their respective club contact today, namely:
Robbie Geroksi for SAP; and
Lou Tasevski for Youth.
Seeking expression of interest for our PL1 Elite U16's team, must have a good attitude & work ethic, Looking for experienced players who want to better their football.
Position - Strikers/ Attacking Midfielders
Interested players to contact Tony Dimovski via PH / TXT - 0408 225 787 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday saw the launch of the long awaited FFA Cup. In a great day for our Club, the launch took place at the Ilinden Sports Centre. Its a fantastic concept that will allow the likes of our club the chance to pit themselves against A-League opponents.
Rockdale City Suns are delighted to have had our very own Paul Reid assist with the launh of the FFA Cup alongside former Socceroo Brett Emerton and FFA CEO David Gallop.
Pictured below at the launch are Football NSW CEO Eddy Moore, together with our Club President Dennis Loether and our very own, Paul Reid.
We still have limited spaces available in select Junior teams.
We are looking for additional players for our all age womens team.
We also have limited places in our under 6, 8, 11 mixed teams, as well as our under 12 Girls team.
There may be availabilities in other grades however please check with Junior President Jim Dimitriev on 0429224617.
Last night saw round 3 of the pre-season cup take place with our boys in action against local rivals, Sutherland Shire at Seymour Shaw Reserve.
At the end of the 90 minutes, the boys came away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of an 82st minute goal to Sam Cornish. It was our third consecutive pre-season victory.
This Sunday, the boys will be looking to make it 4 on the trot when we welcome to the Ilinden Sports Centre, Manly Utd. Craig Midgley's men will be full of confidence following consecutive emphatic wins against Sutherland and St.George.
Come on out to support the team.
ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V MANLY UTD
ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE
SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2014
FIRST GRADE 7:30PM
UNDER 20'S 5:30PM
A REMINDER: SEASON PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE GATE THIS SUNDAY.
Did you miss the first referee course for 2014?
Due to demand St.GFRA is conducting a second referee’s course before the start of the 2014 season.
This is a great opportunity to take the first steps in becoming an accredited football referee
Where: Connells Point Sailing Club, Donnelly Reserve, Kyle Pde, Kyle Bay
When: 20th, 24th, 27th February, 3rd, Exam 6th March, 2014
Time: 7.00pm sharp (on first night), 7.30pm – 9.30pm (subsequent nights)
Cost: $70- includes Laws of the Game Book, DVD, course resource notes and a $20 discount on first uniform purchase. Full payment required on first night.
Eligibility: Minimum age for candidates is 14 yo (at the 1st April, 2013)
Registration: Expressions of interest with Scott, 0474 630 814
All nights must be attended to be considered for accreditation.
Further courses may be scheduled, dependent on demand
Successful applicants will be subject of a ‘Working with Children’ check.
Prohibited persons need not apply.
Yesterday afternoon our first grade boys kicked off their 2014 season with a well deserved 1-0 win over APIA at the Ilinden Sports Centre. The match winning goal came early in the first half courtesy of new recruit, Hristian Tanoski. It was a gutsy win considering the home team played for over half the game with ten men in hot conditions.
Round 2 of the Pre-season Cup continues this Sunday 9 February 2014 with another home fixture against Blacktown City Demons. First grade kick off is 6pm, under 20's 4pm.
Season passes for the upcoming season will be on sale.
There will also be a sale of 2013 mechandise at heavily discounted prices.
ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V BLACKTOWN CITY DEMONS
ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE
468 WEST BOTANY STREET, ROCKDALE
SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2014
FIRST GRADE KICK OFF 6PM
UNDER 20'S 4PM
PRICE: CHILDREN UNDER 16 FREE, ADULTS $10
It is with great sadness that our Club learnt of the sudden death this week of a long standing member of our committee, and a passionate follower of the Club, Jimmy Sekulovski.
Jimmy was a valuable member of our committee and a man of high integrity. He was loved by all at the club and respected by anyone who knew him.
We send our condolences to his family during this time of mourning.
May he rest in peace.
Rockdale City Suns will be involved in a number of pre season fixtures involving our senior, youth and SAP squads over the coming weeks.
MASO CUP- NEWCASTLE 25 AND 26 JANUARY 2014
It all kicks off in Newcastle on 25 and 26 January 2014 when our First Grade boys will be competing in the annual Maso Cup, this year being hosted by Broadmeadow Magic Football Club. Teams competing include Altona Magic from Victoria, Quenbeayan FC from the ACT, as well as a host of South Coast, Sydney and Hunter sides.
Group fixtures will be taking place on Saturday 25 January 2014 with the finals scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 January 2014.
Rockdale City Suns group fixtures are as follows:
SATURDAY 25 JANUARY- MAGIC PARK- CURLEY ROAD, BROADMEADOW
ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V CONISTON LIONS - 1:20PM
ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V QUEANBEYAN CITY FC- 5:30PM
FINALS TAKING PLACE ON SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 2014.
PRE-SEASON YOUTH CAMP
1 & 2 February 2014- Youth Camp - under 12's-18's.
v Bonnyrigg White Eagles- under 9-15's away- 19 January 2014.
v Broadmeadow Magic FC - under 12-15's @ home- 9 February 2014.
FNSW PRE SEASON CUP- FIRST GRADE
Round 1: FIRST GRADE v APIA @ home Sunday 2 February 2014 kick off 6:30pm
Round 2: FIRST GRADE V Blacktown City Demons FC @ home Sunday 9 February 2014 kick off 6pm
MORE TRIAL FIXTURES TO FOLLOW!
JUNIOR REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! BOYS AND GIRLS OF ALL AGES WANTED!
In 2014, Rockdale City Suns will again be fielding teams from under 6's right through to all age men and women in the local St.George Football Association competition.
We can offer any aspiring young players a pathway from under 6's, through to our Skill Acquisition Program for under 9-11's, into Youth for under 12's-15's and then into our Seniors. We also cater for players, both boys and girls, of all ages who wish to compete in local competition only.
We again are offering great value registration packages. For Juniors (under 6's through to under 18's) our registration cost is $260. That includes:
- full playing strip comprising jersey, shorts, socks;
- club jumper
- club beanie
- club bag
- trophy and photos
- registration fees
For all age players the cost is $320.00
We pride ourselves on what we offer our Juniors so get in early. So then, how to register.
It's a simple 2 step process:
STEP 1: REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE VIA WWW.MYFOOTBALLCLUB.COM.AU
Registrations will be completed via the National Online Registration System; MyFootballClub. The system allows players to register and pay individually online.
Please ensure that you have followed the steps below and have completed a self registration before attending the Ilinden Sports Centre on any of the registration dates listed below. As part of the registration, you will have an invoice emailed to you. Please print this out and bring to the registration day as proof of registration. If you choose to complete payment of registration in person please ensure you bring the amount in cash or cheque only as the Club does not have EFTPOS facilities.
To complete the online rego:
To retrieve FFA number and password follow the prompts within respective registration options (per below – links for below options contained with myfc website)
e.g. Player, Match Official, Volunteer (note when player is selected, select the respective age group that applies to the player being registered – e.g. Player turning 6 in the playing year will select U6 package. Player turning 7 in the playing year will select U7 package, etc).
Your registration has now been submitted. Make sure you have paid your fees and completed any necessary ID checks, etc.
Where do I go if I need help with my registration?
If you have any trouble with your registration you can use the following resources to help you.
NOTE: ALL NEW PLAYERS, COACHES AND RTO'S WILL NEED TO BRING WITH THEM TO THE IN PERSON REGISTRATIONS A COPY OF IDENTIFICATION (DRIVERS LICENCE OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR PASSPORT).
STEP 2: ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE- ATTEND IN PERSON
The club will still be holding registration/information days at the Ilinden Sports Centre on the following dates and all players will be required to attend in person to trial fit their gear
Sat 1st Feb 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Tue 4th Feb 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sat 8th Feb 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Tue 11th Feb 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
In the meantime if you have any queries regarding the new process or any other matters please email us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of the following:
President Juniors Rockdale City Suns FC
0429 224 617
Secretary Juniors Rockdale City Suns FC
0418 660 577
The attached link below takes you to “From the Sidelines” Issue 2 - the FNSW e-magazine. It includes details about the recent NSW Elite 1 Grand Final and the FNSW Annual Awards night.
To access the publication, please visit:
All trials for SAP and Youth are now completed.
There remains vacancies for girl players in each of our SAP squads- under 9's, 10's and 11's. If interested, please contact Robbie on 0402 355 478.
Rockdale City Suns wishes to provide the following update in relation to status of our Youth teams after trials:
Under 12's- no positions available- no further trial dates
Under 13's- no positions available- no further trial dates
Under 14- no positions available- no further trial dates
Under 15's- Further trials taking place Thursday 14 November at Riverine Park- 7:30pm- seeking two attacking forwards to finalise squad.
For more info on our youth teams, please direct your enquiries to our Youth President- Lou Tasevski. See Club Contacts page for details.
Please note that further trials for our SAP Under 11 squad will be taking place this Friday night, 6pm at Riverine Park.
The trials are open to players who have trialled already as well as to newcomers. All players are asked to be at the ground a minimum of 15 minutes before the scheduled start time in playing gear.
The Annual General Meeting of the Rockdale Ilinden Football Club Inc will be taking place on Sunday 1 December at the Ilinden Sports Centre, 468 West Botany Street, Rockdale.
The AGM is to commence at 10am.
Only current members will be eligible to attend and to vote.
Membership renewal forms are available from the Club House each Friday night. Members who have not renewed their memberships are asked to do so prior to the AGM.
ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
In accordance with amendments made to the Corporations Act in 2007, the Club is not required to send Members a copy of the Financial Report.
You may request a hard copy by calling the Club Secretary on 0418221154
A copy can be emailed to you on request.
Please email the club at – email@example.com
* Reports will be available at the meeting
Nomination Forms for all positions on the Board of Directors are now available from the Club Secretary. Please ring 0418 221 154.
Nominations will close on 24 November 2013.
All nominations will need to be emailed to the Club Secretary .
Please note that only current financial Members (former classification Full Members) can nominate for a Board position.
Nominators and Seconders must be current financial Members.
Only financial members can attend the AGM.
Rockdale City Suns are preparing for the 2014 season.
As part of those preparations, we are looking for interested girl players to join our girls Junior sides.
In 2013, we fielded under 14, 16 and all age girl teams for the first time. Our under 16 girls in their first year made the semi final in the A grade comp and we are looking to develop more young female players.
In 2014, we are looking to expand on those teams so we are seeking expressions of interest from girl players aged between 12-18 and any all age players.
If interested, we'd love to hear form you. Please contact our women's teams club contact Rob Temelkovski on 0418253971
Alternatively, please contact Junior President Jim Dimitriev on 0429224617.
Get in early as we are looking to finalise squads.
Sunday 10 November at old Illinden stadium (Riverine Park)
9.00am to 11.00am
11.00am to 1.00pm
1.00pm to 3.00pm
3.00pm to 5.00pm
Wednesday 13 November at old Illinden stadium
6.00pm to 7.30pm
7.30pm to 9.00pm
Thursday 14 November at old Illinden stadium
6.00pm to 7.30pm
7.30pm to 9.00pm
TO DOWNLOAD THE CLUB TRIAL FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
2014 SAP TRIAL DATES AND TIMES! ALL BOYS AND GIRLS WELCOME
Rockdale City Suns are pleased to announce that it will be holding trials for its Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) for the Under 9, 10 and 11 age groups.
The Club trials will be taking place at Riverine Park, West Botany Street, Arncliffe opposite Spring Street (the old Ilinden Sports Centre).
All players are asked to be at the ground at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time and must be wearing boots and shin pads.
All players must bring with them a completed trial form. Click here to access the trial form.
Trial Schedule is as follows:
SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
9:00 AM Under 9's
10:00 AM Under 10's
11:00 AM Under 11's
WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER
5:30PM Under 9's
6:30PM Under 10's
7:30PM Under 11's
FURTHER TRIALS MAY BE CONDUCTED IF REQUIRED
PLEASE NOTE THE TRIALS ARE OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS AND WE WILL BE SELECTING GIRLS IN EACH AGE GROUP.
Coaches to be confirmed shortly.
The program registration fee is $1500.
Registration fees are non refundable.
For trial details or enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
U20's Trials by Invitation Only
Rockdale City Suns are seeking expressions of interest from interested players to join our under 20 squad for 2014. If interested, please send your CV including details of your playing history
Via TXT or Email to Tony Dimovski (Football Manager) RCSFC Ph 0408 225 787 Email email@example.com
Successful players will be contacted for trial dates
Rockdale City Suns are pleased to announce the appointment of coaches for its boys youth teams as follows:
Under 12's- George Jovcevski
Under 13's- Hamish Morrison
Under 14's- Karel Jenicek
Under 15's- Zoran Andreev
Details for each of these coaches can be located under the Youth Coaches page.
On behalf of the Club, we would like to congratulate our winners from the Inaugural Premier League Gala Dinner held last Friday night.
In particular, congratulations to Toufic Alameddine for being crowned the 2013 Under 20's player of the year. Toufic had an outstanding season and will be an integral part of our 2014 squad.
Congratulations also to our other winners on the night, Club captain Askin Oygur for being named in the team of the year together with Brendan Gan and Richie Cardozo. Richie also was named joint leading goalscorer.
Rockdale City Suns are pleased to confirm its senior coaching line up for 2014.
In First Grade, Branko Culina returns for a second season at the helm and will be looking to steer the team through another successful campaign.
We are delighted to announce that John Calleja has accepted the role of Head Coach of our Under 20's. John has a decorated coaching career that has included being head coach at the Parramatta Eagles where his team made the semi finals, followed by other successful coaching stints with Wollongong Wolves in the NSL, Bonnyrigg White Eagles, St.George and most recently with the Bankstown Berries.
John is the holder of an A Licence and will be looking to continue the Club's recent success in the under 20's, developing young players into our first grade squad.
Matthew Ribarovski will be the Head Coach of the under 18's and also joins the Club following a highly successful period as a coach with the Bankstown Berries. An enthusiastic and experienced coach, Matthew comes to the Club having worked with John Calleja with their understanding crucial in ensuring a seamless transition for young players through the senior grades.
In the under 16's we are pleased to confirm that Stamati Glaros will be Head Coach. Stamati is well known within and outside of the Club having been the head coach of our under 15's in 2013. A determined and enthusiastic coach with an eye for identifying young talent, Stamati will be valuable member of our senior coaching line up. Stamati holds an AFC C Licence.
Rockdale City Suns are seeking expressions of interest from coaches for 2014. Current positions available include:
Youth Technical Director (minimum AFC B Licence)
Youth Head coaches (minimum AFC C Licence)
SAP coaches (minimum Sneiors Licence)
Interested coaches are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and are to contact the following contact points:
TD and Youth enquiries:
Call Lou on 0417717862 and by email Lou.TASEVSKI@downergroup.com
Call Robbie on 0402355478 and by email firstname.lastname@example.org
All interested candidates must complete necessary working with children forms and are to submit their CV's by Monday 30 September 2013.
After a fantastic season that saw Rockdale City Suns fall one win short of the ultimate prize in the IGA NPL NSW, the Rockdale City Suns are pleased to announce that Head Coach Branko Culina will be back for another year at the Ilinden Sports Centre.
Branko’s results over the last season speak for themselves, taking the club to its first Finals Series since promotion into the Premier League, and falling one game short of taking out the title.
“I’ve enjoyed my time at Rockdale over the past season and really enjoyed coaching again. It’s a great group of players, both young and experienced, fantastic coaching and support staff in the football department, as well as a supportive board that wants to achieve, and we’ve all gotten along well. Together we aim to be a not just a successful team but to build a successful club culture” Branko said.
On the stumble at the final hurdle, Branko said he “was delighted to make the Grand Final with the players and can’t wait to move forward for next season. We’d like to continue to build and move forward next season and hopefully go one better not only for the members and fans of the club, but for the players that put in a tremendous effort over the past season”.
We look forward a bigger and better 2014 season.
Rockdale City Suns FC Press Release
Yesterday afternoon our boys went down in the grand final following a narrow 1-0 loss to Bonnyrigg. It was a typical final played in front of a large crowd that ended what has been a great season for the Club.
On behalf of the Board of the Club, we would like to thank and acknowledge our army of supporters who made the trip out to Penrith. We would also like to thank our sponsors, media and other supporters for their ongoing support of the Club.
Finally, we would like to thank our coaching staff and players. In particular, to our head coach Branko Culina, assistant coach Ivan Petkovic, Jason Culina, Justin Bucciarelli and our other coaches in attendance, thank you. Finally to the players who represented the club so proudly throughout the year in first grade, under 20's, and right down to our Juniors, well done.
We are planning on making 2014 bigger and better and hopefully we can go one step further. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements in the coming weeks.
Don't forget, the Club will be open tonight for supporters and members alike to mingle. The bistro will be open and you will be able to pick up your tickets for the grand final buses. Cost is $10 for the return fare.
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Yesterday afternoon saw our boys produce a stunning victory in a nail biting penalty shoot out against Sydney United.
With the game locked at 2-2, our boys prevailed in the penalty shoot out which means we have qualified for the grand final against Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
Yesterday's game was played away at Edensor Park in front of a large contingent of travelling Rockdale supporters.
After going down to an early penalty, the boys came out of the blocks with Alec Urosevski levelling up proceedings early in the second half with an emphatic finish.
We went 2-1 up following a penalty, converted by Nicola Taneski.
United scored a last ditch equalizer deep into stoppage time sending the game into extra time.
With the teams locked at the end of extra time, it went to penalties where our boys, for the second time this finals series, prevailed.
GRAND FINAL DETAILS
Rockdale City Suns v Bonnyrigg White Eagles
Sunday 15 September 2013
CUA Stadium Penrith
4pm kick off.
Stay tuned for more details re supporter buses for the big one!
Our under 20's bowed out of this years final series following an extra time loss to APIA. The game was played prior to our first grade game. The boys were unlucky to lose in extra time but have acheived so much this year in making the final three. To the coaches Justin and Archie, and to the players, well done on behalf of the Club.
All spectators wishing to attend this Sunday's semi final between ROCKDALE CITY SUNS and SYDNEY UNITED are again advised by the Club that all spectators will be required to adhere to the Football NSW Code of Conduct and Term of Entry.
Please note that the following is a non exhaustive list of items that are prohibited by law and are not permitted to enter the Sydney United Sports Centre for this Sunday's semi final:
- flares, fireworks, weapons, explosives and smoke bombs
- laser pointers and missiles of any description
- any banners identifying a foreign nationality aligned to a club
Please also note that for this weekend's games, the following limitations will be enforced:
- no bags will be permitted other than ladies hand bags
- no banners or flags are permitted
- no outside food or drink can be brought into the stadium
FOOTBALL NSW, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EVENT DAY SECURITY AND NSW POLICE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCING THESE RULES AND PERSONS FOUND TO BE IN BREACH OF THESE RULES WILL BE SUBJECT TO SANCTION.
Rockdale City Suns fully supports Football NSW on this issue and urges spectators to ensure they comply with these rules.
On Saturday night our first grade boys defeated Sutherland Sharks 2-1 courtesy of a late winner in extra time from Nicola Taneski. It was a great battle played in front of a large contingent of Rockdale fans at Seymour Shaw.
The win sets up a grand final qualifier against Sydney United who succumbed to Bonnyrigg following a dramatic penalty shoot out in the other semi-final played on the weekend.
Match details for the semi final against Sydney United to be confirmed shortly.
Our boys secured a fantastic semi final win yesterday against Marconi, the game being played at Sydney United Sports Centre.
With the scores locked at 1-1 after the end of regular time, the game was eventually decided by way of a penalty shoot out as the teams could not be separated after extra time. Our boys prevailed in the shoot out to set up another sudden death semi final against Sutherland Sharks. Game venue and date TBC.
Congratulations also to our under 20's for a fantastic 3-1 win over APIA in their major semi final.
Yesterday afternoon, under clear skies, Rockdale City Suns came away with a 2-0 victory over local rivals Sutherland Shire. In doing so, the Club secured 4th spot on the competition ladder and will play in the finals fo the first time since re-admission to the NSW Premier League.
The win also saw the Club take out the St.George And Sutherland Shire Leader Challenge Cup which was proudly presented to club captain Askin Oygur by the Lord Mayor of the City of Rockdale, Mr Shane O'Brien.
Both goals came late in the second half in what was an enthralling game played in front of a season high crowd.
On a special afternoon for the the Club, we were pleased to be joined by a number of special guests which included:
Mr David Gallop, Football Federation Australia CEO
The Honourable Don Farrell, Federal Minister for Sports
Mr Steve McMahon, Lord Mayor of the City of Hurstville and ALP Candidate for the Federal seat of Barton
Mr Shane O'Brien, Lord Mayor of the City of Rockdale
Mr Eddy Moore, CEO Football NSW
The Club would like to thank each of our special guests for joining in what was a special afternoon with the Minister for Sports announcing funding in the order of $35,000 for further works to the BBQ facilities at the Ilinden Sports Centre.
The Club would also like to thank our special guests for their support of the push to have a synthetic playing surface installed at the Ilinden Sports Centre. You can get involved and assist in our push by signing an online petition. To view the petition, go to:
The Club is also delighted to have its under 20's side playing in semi final football by finishing second in their competition following a 2-1 victory over Sutherland.
Thank you to all of our members, fans, sponsors, media and guests for your attendance yesterday. Thank you also to our under 6 and 8 Juniors and our Under 10 Skill Acquisiiton Program players for attending and providing half time entertainment.
On Saturday night, our boys secured three vital points following a gutsy 5-2 away victory over the Central Coast Mariners Academy. The win means we are currently in 4th place with one match to go this Sunday against top of the table Sutherland.
With three teams in contention for the final 2 places, it is sure to be a big game this Sunday.
All Suns fans are urged to come on down to the Ilinden Sports Centre to support our boys. A reminder, all children under the age of 16 receive free entry.
ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V SUTHERLAND SHARKS
SUNDAY 18 AUGUST
ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE
FIRST GRADE: 3PM
UNDER 20'S: 1PM
We are playing for the Leader Cup.
Get behind your team!
Many thanks to each and every person who purchased a ticket for our annual club raffle.
The raffle was drawn following the conclusion of our 1-0 victory on Sunday on 4 August 2013 against APIA.
Raffle winners are as follows:
1st prize - Igor Cvetkovski - 5,000 voucher Gregory Jewellers
2nd prize- mile bosevski - return trip for 2 to Fiji
3rd prize - blair pomery - 40" Samsung LED TV
4th prize - dusko & Luba Veljanovski - Galvanised box trailer
5th prize - seong ja lee - bar fridge
6th prize - tony velovski - iPad
Congratulations to each of our winners. If you have any raffle enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Zac on 0415896000.
14 July 2013
On a glorious Sydney winter weekend, teams from across New South Wales ventured to the Ilinden Sports Centre to participate in the Rockdale City Suns 2013 under 6, 7 and 8 gala day. The annual event attracted some fantastic young talent that included teams from Goulburn, Northbridge, Dee Why, Brooklyn, APIA, Marconi, Bonnyrigg, Bangor, Maccabi, Earlwood, South West Wanderers, Merrylands, Fraser Park, Panania, Moorebank, Georges River, and St Mary’s.
We also had local teams from Arncliffe Scots, Ramsgate RSL, Hurstville City Minotaurs, Hurstville Zagreb, and the St.George COE teams.
Finally, we had a strong showing from our own teams in all three age groups.
All games were played in accordance with the FFA Laws of small sided football. Importantly, all games were played in good spirits with teams and supporters alike thoroughly enjoying themselves in the stadium environment.
There were some notable achievements in each grade.
In the under 6’s, we saw exceptional play from both Earlwood Wanderers and Rockdale City Suns.
In the under 7’s, teams from Hustville City Minotaurs and Hurstville ZSC stood out.
In the under 8’s, it was Fraser Park and the St.George COE teams.
There was a large and supportive crowd in attendance that helped make the event the tremendous success that it was.
A special thank you to our cadet referees, organising committee and volunteers.
Match photos below:
Following a gutsy 1-1 draw away against Bonnyrigg, our boys are back in action at home this Sunday 21 July against South Coast Wolves. With the side currently inside the top 5, this is an important match in the run home. First grade kick off is 3pm.
Our under 20's won again on the weekend which means they remain at the top of their competition. Kick off for their game is 1pm.
A reminder for club patrons wishing to attend our annual Ilinden dinner that tickets for this event are now on sale. Tickets are $75 which includes entertainment, food and drinks. Get you tickets now from Zac on 0415896000.
ILINDEN DINNER- SATURDAY 3 AUGUST
Tickets are now on sale for our annual Ilinden dinner taking place in the club house on Saturday 3 August 2013. Tickets will be same as last year, $75 each. "Orbiti' have been lined up to perform and the event is sure to be a sell out so please get in early and reserve your table. For event details, please contact Zac Agioski on 0415896000
2013 CLUB RAFFLE
Hand in hand with the Ilinden dinner, our anual raffle is now in full swing with tickets on sale at home fixtures. There are some fantastic prozes on offer so buy your tickets to be in the running for one of the great prized headlined by a $5,000 gift voucher from our Club major sponsor, Gregorys Jewellers (terms and conditions apply- see tickets for more details).
2013 club memberships are now on sale. Returning members are asked to renew their memberships asap. 2013 badges are available for sale from the club on Friday nights, and at all home fixtures.
This Saturday night 6 July will see our first grade boys in action at home against Blacktown Spartans in a catch up fixture. First grade will kick off at 7pm, under 20's at 5pm, under 18's at 3pm. Should be gareat game with the boys full of confidence following a gutsy 3-1 away win over Manly United.
On Sunday our youth are involved in catch up fixtures away against Blacktown City commencing at 8:30am with the under 12's, 9:40am for the under 13's; 11am fior the under 14's; and 12:15pm for the under 15's.
We currently have a few vacancies across our Elite 1 Premier Youth teams. The positions available are as follows:
U13's- attacking midfielder/striker
U16's - Goalkeeper
U18's - Left Back & Holding Defensive Midfielder
Any interested players are asked to contact Youth President Tony Dimovski on 0408225787.
It is expected that any interested players will have any necessary clearances from former clubs.
FOR GALA DAY RULES, AND TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE
On Saturday night our boys continued their recent good form with a big 1-0 away win over Blacktown City away courtesy of a Brendan Gan second half goal. It was a tight game played in difficult conditions. The win moves the club up into third on the ladder.
Our under 16's and 20's also won making it a great weekend for the club.
Our next game is on this Sunday at home against Sydney United. The match will see the return of Mark Rudan to the Ilinden Sports Centre. Should be a cracking game.
ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V SYDNEY UNITED
SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2013
FIRST GRADE KICK OFF IS 3PM
UNDER 20'S 1PM
On Saturday night our Suns came away with a point following a thrilling 2-2 draw against competition co-leaders Sutherland in the first leg of the Leader Cup. Rockdale's goals were scored by Alec Urosevski and Richie Cardozo.
Our under 20's remain at the top of their competition following a 3-0 victory while our under 18's narrowly lost 4-3.
The Suns are back in action this Saturday night away against Blacktown City at Lily Homes Stadium. First grade kick off is 7pm.
Please be advised that due to the heavy rain over the past few days and the forecast of further rain this evening, all SAP games scheduled for Ilinden Sports Centre tomorrow 25 May 2013 against StGeorge FA have been cancelled.
Please be advised that all Junior games taking place this weekend on fields within Rockdale Council and Hurstville Council are cancelled due to grounds being closed. That means all home games are cancelled as well.
At this stage, all Kogarah Council grounds are open except for Harold Fraser Reserve and the main field at Parkside Drive, Carss Park.
In round 16 Waratah Cup action played last night at the Ilinden Sports Centre, the Suns were too strong for Elite 2 club Granville Rage scoring a 3-1 victory.
Details of our quarter final clash will be announced shortly.
Yesterday afternoon saw Central Coast Mariners come to the Ilinden Sports Centre. At the end fo the match, our Suns prevailed with a 3-0 victory that has lifted the team into outright third spot on the ladder. Goalscorers were Alex Urosevski, Richie Cardozo and Brendan Gan.
The Suns are back in action this Saturday night 25 May away at Seymour Shaw Reserve against neighbours Sutherland Shire. Kick off is 7pm. The teams will be playing for the Leader Cup.
The Suns are also in action this Wednesday night 22 May at home in the Waratah Cup against Granville Rage. Kick off for that game is 7pm.
Under clear skies on Mother's Day, our boys made it back to back wins following a 3-1 defeat of APIA Tigers.
All the goals came in the second half. See match report for the full write up. The victory leaves us in 5th spot on the ladder before our next home game this Sunday against Central Coast Mariners Academy.
NEXT MATCH DETAILS:
ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V CENTRAL COAST MARINERS ACADEMY
SUNDAY 19 MAY 2013
ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE
FIRST GRADE KICK OFF: 3PM
UNDER 20'S: 1PM
Earlier this evening saw the Rockdale City Suns secure a valuable 3 points following a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Sydney Olympic at Belmore Sports Ground. It was a great performance that included a hat trick to ace striker Richie Cardozo.
Earlier in the evening, our under 18's continued their recent resurgence with a valuable 0-0 draw, whilst our under 20's secured all 3 points leaving them on top of the ladder.
On behalf of the Club we would like to wish all of our members, fans and supporters celebrating orthodox easter tomorrow a Happy Easter.
A reminder that the traditional "sredselo" will be taking place tomorrow at the Ilinden Sports Centre commencing at 4pm featuring the acclaimed group Bezeme. Get in early!
Yesterday afternoon saw our team claim a point following a 0-0 draw against competition heavyweights, Bonnyrigg.
Our next fixture is this Saturday away against South Coast Wolves.
Due to the heavy over night rain, all youth fixtures scheduled for today 20 April between Rockdale and Bonnyrigg have been cancelled.