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RCS V MARCONI- EASTER MONDAY
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EASTER SUNDAY SRDSELO @ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE
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SUNS DOWN SAINTS IN DERBY
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SUNS DEFEAT WOLVES
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Suns go down to Spartans
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SUNS DRAW WITH SYD UNITED

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.

 

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ROUND 2 PREVIEW: THIS SUNDAY V SYD UTD @ HOME

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.



SUNS WIN GRAND FINAL REPLAY

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.

Match Stats

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

 

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PLAYERS WANTED: UNDER 14 YOUTH

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



NSW NPL IS BACK!

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WEEKEND WRAP- BATHURST CUP

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.

 



SUNS WIN PRE SEASON CUP

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.

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PRE SEASON CUP FINAL PREVIEW- THIS SUNDAY 3PM @ HOME

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.”

Match Details

Sunday 9th March 2014

Rockdale City Suns v Blacktown Spartans

Illinden Sports Centre

3pm 

 



SUNS SEASON LAUNCH REVIEW

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.

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SEASON LAUNCH SAT 1 MARCH

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.

 



PLAYERS WANTED- UNDER 16'S

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 - tdimov.rcsfc@gmail.com



FFA CUP LAUNCHED @ ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE

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.

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JUNIOR UPDATE- LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

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.

 

 



SUNS DEFEAT SUTHERLAND IN PRE SEASON CUP

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.



SGFA REFEREES WANTED!

   REFEREES

     REQUIRED

 

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

 

INTERESTED

COURSE DETAILS:

 

     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.

 



PRE SEASON CUP ROUND:2

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.

 

Match details:

 

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



Vale Jimmy Sekulovski

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.



PRE SEASON FIXTURES INCLUDING MASO CUP AND FNSW CUP!

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.

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES

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 REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS & PRICES!

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

- ball

- 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:

Go to www.myfootballclub.com.au

  1. Click on “Register Now”
  2. Select the first option – “Click here to proceed to the login pages”
  3. Login using your FFA number and password:
  • ·         FFA Number:
  • ·         Password:

To retrieve FFA number and password follow the prompts within respective registration options (per below – links for below options contained with myfc website)

  • I know my FFA number and I am ready to proceed to a login screen to retrieve my password and or complete my registration. 
  • I have been registered as a player/referee/coach/volunteer before but need to find my FFA number prior to completing my registration. 
  • I have never been registered before and would like to create an FFA account to commence the registration.

    Start Registration
  1. After you log in click on “Make a Registration” or “Register Now”.
  2. Check that your contact details are correct.
  3. Make sure your photo is recent and appropriate. Registrations with in-appropriate photos will be rejected! Photos must be a passport style photo from the shoulders up with no hats or sunglasses – disregard photo section, as the Club will upload photo’s processed upon attending Club in person on registration dates.
  4. Make sure the mandatory fields have been entered and click the “Proceed with Registration” button.
  5. On the next screen, enter in the club name which is Rockdale City Suns FC (If you get a message saying there are no packages then click OK and check the club name.)
  6. Select the Registration role as: “Player”. (Note: If this is the first time you have registered to play football in Australia you will need to confirm whether you played in another country.)
  7. Select the correct Registration Package that applies for your registration.

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).

  1. Then click the “Add” button.
  2. Click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Answer the Yes/No question at the top. Read and acknowledge all the Terms and Conditions then click Next.
  4. Click on “Pay Now” to pay online with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Or can select “manual Payment at Club” button if you want to pay at our club registration day. Payment must be made before a registration can be accepted.
  5. Answer the questions on the last page and click the “Save All Answers” button.

 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.

  • Visit the FAQ’s page on the MyFootballClub website.
  • View the Player Registration guides and videos which are on the Resources page of the MyFootballClub website.
  • Call FFA Support Centre (02) 8020 4199 particularly if you are having problems with your password to login.

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

 

 REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

In the meantime if you have any queries regarding the new process or any other matters please email us on jdimitriev@rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au or jina.bogdanovski@gmail.com or contact one of the following:

Jim Dimitriev

President Juniors Rockdale City Suns FC

0429 224 617

 

Jina Bogdanovski

Secretary Juniors Rockdale City Suns FC

0418 660 577

 



FNSW E-MAG EDITION 2

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: 

http://emagazine.footballnsw.com.au/issue2/



SAP/YOUTH UPDATE

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.



UPDATE: YOUTH TRIALS AND AVAILABLE POSITIONS

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.



Further SAP trials- under 11's only

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.

 



Notice of Annual General Meeting

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

 or

 

A copy can be emailed to you on request.

 

Please email the club at – ian@gregoryjewellers.com.au

 

 

* Reports will be available at the meeting

 

 

(a)               NOMINATIONS FOR DIRECTORS

 

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.

 

 

By Authority of the Board



GIRLS WANTED FOR 2014!

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.

 



ELITE 2 TRIALS- UNDER 12-15'S- incl. trial form

Sunday 10 November  at old Illinden stadium (Riverine Park)

 

U12s

 

9.00am to 11.00am

 

U13s

 

11.00am to 1.00pm

 

U14s

 

1.00pm to 3.00pm

 

U15s

 

3.00pm to 5.00pm

 

 

Wednesday 13 November   at old Illinden stadium

 

U12s

 

6.00pm to 7.30pm

 

U13s

 

7.30pm to 9.00pm

 

 

Thursday 14 November   at old Illinden stadium

 

U14s

 

6.00pm to 7.30pm

 

U15s

 

7.30pm to 9.00pm

 

  • further trial dates to be set if required
  • all players must wear boots and shin pads and are to arrive at the trials a minimum 15 minutes before the designated start time.

 TO DOWNLOAD THE CLUB TRIAL FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

 

 



SAP TRIAL DETAILS: 3 AND 6 NOVEMBER

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 rcs_sap@yahoo.com.au



RCSFC Under 20's

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 tdimov.rcsfc@gmail.com

Successful players will be contacted for trial dates



Suns Youth Coaching Appointments

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.



SUNS SCORE AWARDS AT FNSW GALA DINNER

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.



SUNS ANNOUNCE SENIOR COACHING LINE UP

Rockdale City Suns are pleased to confirm its senior coaching line up for 2014.

FIRST GRADE

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.

UNDER 20'S

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.

UNDER 18'S

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.

UNDER 16'S

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.

 

 

 



COACHES WANTED

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

SAP enquiries:

Call Robbie on 0402355478 and by email rcs_sap@yahoo.com.au

All interested candidates must complete necessary working with children forms and are to submit their CV's by Monday 30 September 2013.

 



BRANKO CULINA CONFIRMED FOR 2014

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

 



SUNS GO DOWN IN FINAL

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.

 

 

 

 



GRAND FINAL REMINDERS!

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.

Stay up to date with what's happening by following us on twitter or via our facbook page.  See links on the main page.

 



GRAND FINAL DETAILS

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SUNS INTO GRAND FINAL!

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!

 

Under 20's

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.

 



IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THIS SUNDAY'S GAME!

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.

 



SUNS DOWN SUTHERLAND

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.

 

 



SUNS DOWN MARCONI

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.

 



ROCKDALE TAKE OUT ST.GEORGE LEADER CHALLENGE CUP

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

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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:

http://www.stevemcmahon.com.au/rockdale_city_suns

 

 

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.



SUNS WITHIN REACH OF FINALS FOOTBALL!

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.

Game details:

 

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!

 

 

 



RCS JUNIORS OFF SEASON TRAINING PROGRAM- OPEN TO ALL UNDER 7-11 YR OLDS

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2013 CLUB RAFFLE RESULTS

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.



JUNIORS GALA DAY DEBRIEF AND PHOTOS

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:

 

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PREVIEW: RCS V WOLVES THIS SUNDAY

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' AND CLUB NEWS

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).

 

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

 

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.



CATCH UP FIXTURE LIST FOR 6 & 7 JULY 2013.

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.

 



PREMIER YOUTH PLAYERS WANTED

We currently have a few vacancies across our Elite 1 Premier Youth teams.  The positions available are as follows:

U13's- attacking midfielder/striker

U15's- 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.




2013 RCS JUNIORS GALA DAY- 14 JULY- FINAL REMINDER- REGO'S DUE THIS FRIDAY 5 JULY

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FOR GALA DAY RULES, AND TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE



Suns defeat Blacktown and next home game this Sunday!

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.

 

MATCH DETAILS:

 

ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V SYDNEY UNITED

SUNDAY 9 JUNE 2013

FIRST GRADE KICK OFF IS 3PM

UNDER 20'S 1PM

 

 

 

 



SUNS DRAW WITH COMPETITION LEADERS

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.

 



SAP GAMES 25 MAY 2013 CANCELLED

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.

 



GROUND CLOSURES FOR WEEKEND PLAY: JUNIORS

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.

 



SUNS DOWN THE RAGE IN WARATAH CUP

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.

 



SUNS DEFEAT MARINERS

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.

 

 



SUNS SHOOT DOWN APIA

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



SUNS DISMANTLE OLYMPIC

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!

 



SUNS DRAW WITH LEAGUE LEADERS

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. 



ROCKDALE V BONNYRIGG YOUTH WASHED OUT

Due to the heavy over night rain, all youth fixtures scheduled for today 20 April between Rockdale and Bonnyrigg have been cancelled.



JUNIOR GAMES CANCELLED- 20 APRIL

Due to the heavy overnight rain, Junior games scheduled for our MIDI field Saturday 20 April are cancelled.

 

Posted at 7:30am.



ROCKDALE CITY SUSN V BONNYRIGG THIS SUNDAY 1PM

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ROUND 5 REVIEW- SUNS SCORCH MANLY UTD

Yesterday afternoon, our boys made it back to back win with a fine 4-2 victory over Manly Utd at the Ilinden Sports Centre.

See match report for full match details.

 

Our Under 20's also continued their fine form with a last gasp 3-2 victory whilst our under 18's picked up their first point of the season following an entertaining draw.

 

Our teams are back in action this weekend against high flying Bonnyrigg White Eagles. Our games against Bonnyrigg are always keenly contested and so we hope to see Suns supporters out in full force to see if we can make it 3 in a row.

 

 



SUNS KICK START THEIR SEASON

On Saturday night, Rockdale City Suns scored our first victory of the season with a come from behind 2-1 victory away against Blacktown Spartans with Richie Cardozo grabbing a brace.

On a pleasing night for the Club, our under 20's socred a 3-1 victory over their hosts.

 

The Suns are back at home this Sunday against Manly United.  Game details are as follows:

ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V MANLY UNITED

@ ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE

14 APRIL 2013

FIRST GRADE 3PM

UNDER 20'S 1PM

 



NEW: SAP VACANCIES

Current vacancies in our 2013 SAP program:

Under 9

1 boy and 1 girl. If interested, please call Rob Geroski on 0402355478

Under 10

2 girls. If interested, please call Peter Stojkovski on 0414643008

Under 11

1 boy and 1 girl. If interested, please call George Jovcevski on 0410419499

 

Fantastic opportunities to join our SAP program so get in early if interested.

 

 



SAP ROUND:1

This Saturday will see the first round of the game phase of the SAP program with our teams in action at home against Fraser Park.

Game schedule is as follows:

SAP UNDER 9 BLUE 8:30AM

SAP UNDER 10 BLUE 8:30AM

SAP UNDER 9 WHITE 9:30AM

SAP UNDER 9 BLUE 9:30AM

SAP UNDER 11 BLUE 10:30AM

SAP UNDER 11 WHITE 11:30AM

All games to be played at the Ilinden Sports Centre.

 



IGA ELITE 1 ROUND 3 PREVIEW

After unluckily losing to Sydney United last Saturday 3-2, the Suns are back in action for round 3 on Easter Saturday at the Ilinden Sports Centre aginst the defending premiers, Marconi.

It promises to be a great clash and we hope to see a large crowd in attendance to cheer the boys on.

Match details:

 

ROCKDALE CITY SUNS V MARCONI

ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE

30 MARCH 2013

First grade 7pm

Under 20's 5pm

Under 18's 3:15pm

Under 16's 1:45pm



SAP TRIAL SCHEDULE 23 MARCH V SUTHERLAND

Rockdale City Suns SAP TEAMS will be playing Sutherland Sharks tomorrow 23 March 2013.

The matches will be taking place at Harry Denning Centre, Bates Drive Kareela.

 

The trial schedule is as follows:

 

Under 11 - 9:00am
Under 11 - 10:00am
Under 9 and under 10 - 11:00am
Under 9 and under 10 - 12:00am



JUNIOR TRIAL SCHEDULE 23 MARCH

Games being played at home, Bicentennial Park East as follows:

ROCKDALE TEAM AWAY TEAM KICK OFF FIELD GAME DURATION
RCS U6 - (BEG) flames 9AM SSG1 15 min halves
RCS U6 KJ1 (ADV) kickers 9:40AM SSG1 15 min halves
RCS U6 KJ2 (ADV) sonics 9AM SSG2 15 min halves
RCS U6 SI (ADV) hornets 9:40AM SSG2 15 min halves
RCS U6 NK (ADV) galaxy 10:20AM SSG1 15 min halves
RCS U7 GK (ADV) flames 10:20AM SSG2 15 min halves
RCS U7 MT (ADV) thunder 11:00AM SSG1 15 min halves
RCS U7 AZ (ADV) rockets 11:00AM SSG2 15 min halves
RCS U7 RT (INT) galaxy 11:40am SSG1 15 min halves
RCS U7 DB (BEG) strickers 11:40am SSG2 15 min halves
RCS U7 SB (BEG) meteors 12:30PM SSG1 15 min halves
RCS U8 KK (ADV) ASOW U9 Int 9:00am Mini 20 min halves
RCS U8 SR (ADV) Burwood 1:10pm Mini 20 min halves
RCS U8 AH (INT) ewfc 8/3a 9:50am Mini 20 min halves
RCS U8 GA (INT) ewfc8/3b 10:40am Mini 20 min halves
RCS U9 SG (INT) ewfc9/3 11:30am Mini 20 min halves
RCS U9 JT (INT) ewfc8/2 12:20pm Mini 20 min halves
RCS U10 BN (B) ewfc 10/1 9:30AM MIDI 25 min halves
RCS U10 ** (B) ewfc10/2a 10:40AM MIDI 25 min halves
RCS U11 PD (A) ewfc11/1 11:50AM MIDI 25 min halves
RCS U11 LT (B) ewfc11/3 1PM MIDI 25 min halves
RCS U14 SA (B) ASOW 13A 8:20am FF1 25 min halves
RCS U16 LI (A) ASOW 9:20am FF1 30 min halves
RCS U14G LB (B) EW-13/1g 10:30am FF1 25 min halves
RCS U16G RT (A) EARLWOOD 11:30am FF1 25 min halves
RCS AAW ewfc aaw 12:30pm FF1 40 min halves
RCS AAB RESERVES ASOW B reserves 14:00pm FF1 40 min halves
RCS AAB ASOW B Firsts 15:30pm FF1 40 min halves


Players wanted- juniors

Our Junior registrations are now closed however there are a few vacancies as follows:

Under 10 boys- 1 player

Under 14 girls- 2 players

Under 16 girls- 2 players

All Age Women- 1 player 

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Junior President Dennis Loether on 0417028912



ROUND 1 PREVIEW

This weekend sees the start of the much anticipated 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE season. 

We are kicking off proceedings at home against Blacktown City.

On Saturday 16 March we will see our under 12-15 teams take to the field for their first competition games. The first game involving the under 12's will kick off at 8:30am.

On Sunday 17 March there is a full schedule of matches as follows:

9am: under 16's

11am: under 18's

1pm: under 20's

3pm: First Grade

All matches to be played at the Ilinden Sports Centre located at 468 West Botany Street, Rockdale.  Patrons are urged to park in the adjoining Bicentennial Park car park.

We hope to see as many Suns supporters at our first home game of the year as possible.

 

A reminder that season passes can be purchased at the gate this Sunday offering great value.

 

 



CHARITY MATCH THIS SUNDAY

The St.George Leader has previously ran a story to raise awareness of the fundraising efforts undertaken by members of the NSW Police St.George Local Area Command on behalf of one of their colleagues who is battling cancer.

 In a bid to raise further funds for this cause, Rockdale City Suns will play St George FC in a local derby to help raise funds for the Police Officer (with proceeds going to the Emily Newman Fund).

 Both teams are local to the community and we need your help to raise funds for this worthy cause.

 The game will be held this Sunday 10/03/2013 at the Ilinden Sports Centre located at 468 West Botany Street Rockdale.  Kick-off is 3.00pm.

 There will be a gate entrance fee of $5.00 for anyone over 16 years of age.  Donations at the gate are also welcome.

By way of background, the Emily Newman fund has been setup for the daughter of Natalie Newman, the Police Officer suffering from cancer. The fund is to raise money for Natalie Newman's daughter Emily as she has no dependants and money available to her after Natalie passes away.

 

On behalf of our Club, and all concerned with the event, we would like to invite as many fans and members of the public this Sunday. 

 

Regards

 



PLAYERS WANTED: U14 PREMIER YOUTH

Rockdale City Suns are looking for attacking players to join their Elite 1 Under 14 Youth team. Minimum super league experience. Interested players are asked to text their name, contact details, and previous club to Youth President Tony on 0408225787.



REFEREES WANTED

REFEREES WANTED

St. George Football Referees Association is offering a final opportunity for members of the football community to complete a ‘referee’s course’ prior to the commencement of the 2013 season.

 

The course is targeted at adult participants (over the age of 18) however, there are some limited places for prospective junior members who turn 14 years of age prior to 1st April, 2013.

 

The course is a full Nationally based accreditation and participants would be in a position to join the referee’s association, should they wish, upon successfully completing the course.

 

The course is open to both males and females and retired, senior players are more than welcome. It would also benefit club coaches, managers, RTO’s and spectators.

 

Consider accepting this exciting challenge and become a fully qualified football referee.  

                                

                                       REWARD

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD’S GREATEST GAME.

BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE FOR THE GAME.

FULLY STRUCTURED TRAINING AND COACHING PROGRAM.

PROMOTION TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL STARTS HERE.

COMRADESHIP WITHIN A FRIENDLY AND PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION. 

INTERESTED

COURSE DETAILS:

     Where: TBA

     When:   Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, 2013

     Time:    9.00am – 4.30pm (both days)

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 day.

     Registration: Pre registration is essential contact - Scott 0458 918 979

Minimum of 10 applicants required for course to proceed

           All modules must be attended to be considered for accreditation.

 

                                       Successful applicants will be subject of a ‘Working with Children’ check.

                                                                       Prohibited persons need not apply.



TRIAL GAMES 2 & 3 MARCH: SAP/YOUTH/ FIRST GRADE

This weekend will see our SAP and Youth teams take on Bankstown Berries in trial matches at the Ilinden Sports Centre.

 We will also see in action our First grade side in the pre season Cup against Manly United.

 Game schedule for SAP and Youth is as follows:

SATURDAY 2 MARCH 2013- SAP

Under 9- 11:30am

Under 10- 11:30am

Under 9- 12:30pm

Under 10- 12:30pm

Under 11- 1:45pm

Under 11- 3:15pm

SATURDAY 2 MARCH 2013- SENIORS

Under 20's- 5pm

First Grade- 7pm

SUNDAY 3 MARCH 2013- YOUTH

Under 12- 8:30am

Under 13- 9:30am

Under 14- 10:45am

Under 15- 12pm

Under 16- 1:45pm

Under 18- 3:30pm



JUNIORS AVAILABLE POSITIONS @ 13 Feb

Following a successful registration process the Club now only has limited availability for its Junior teams. Positions are still available in the following grades:

Under 6's- available

Under 7's- limited

Under 9's- limited

Under 10's- limited

Under 14's- limited availability

Under 16's- limited availability

Under 14 girls- limited availability

Under 16 girls- limited availability

All Age Womens- available

 

The Club is particularly interested in any all age girls looking to join an exciting new team.

Please contact Junior Secretary Jim on 0429224617 if interested.

 

 



FINAL JUNIOR REGO TONIGHT 12 Feb

A reminder that our final registration is taking place tomorrow night at the Ilinden Sports Centre. Please note that there are only limited spaces available as follows:

Under 6's- 3-4 players

Under 7's- 2 players

Under 8's- limited

Under 9's- 3 players

Under 10's- 2-3 players

Under 11's- 4 players

Under 14 and 16 boys- available

Under 14 and 16 girls- limited availability

All Age Women- available

All Age Men- no availability.

 

If interested we suggest you register online and then attend tomorrow night between 7:30pm-9pm to speak to our Junior reps who will advise you of the status of our registrations.



JUNIORS WANTED- VARIOUS AGE GROUPS

We are halfway through our Junior registrations. All players are reminded to first register online via www.myfootballclub.com.au  Players must then attend in person either this Saturday 2 Feb between 9am-3pm or next Tuesday night between 7:30pm-9pm at the Ilinden Sports Centre (468 West Botany Street Rockdale).

New players must bring either a passport or birth certificate.

In terms of payment, you can pay online by credit card or if paying in person, cash or cheque only. Registrations will not be processed without payment.

At present, we are particularly keen on players in the following age groups:

 

Under 6's boys and girls (5 year olds allowed to play);

Under 7,8 9's

Under 10's (limited availability)

Under 11's (limited availability)

Under 14's boys

Under 14 girls (limited availability)

Under 16 girls (limited availability)

We are also looking for coaches to come on board. If you have some time to spare to help a kids team, please come on down and let us know.  It is a rewarding experience.

 

See previous Junior registration articles for full registration instructions.

 



JUNIOR REGO INSTRUCTIONS

FIRST IN PESON REGISTRATIONS COMMENCING THIS SATURDAY 2 FEB AT ILINDEN SPORTS CENTRE BETWEEN 9AM-3PM.  REGISTRATION DETAILS BELOW:

 

Rockdale City Suns welcomes all interested Junior players to register with the St.George region’s Premier Club.

In 2013, we will be fielding teams in our local St.George Football Association competitions.

 

All boys and girls are welcome and in particular, we are looking for under 6-8 year olds.

 

To play in the Under 6’s, interested players must be turning 5 at some stage in 2013. Players turning 6 in 2013 will also be able to play Under 6’s.

 

Players turning 7 in 2013, will be registered in under 7 competitions and so on.

 

Our registration charges for 2013 are the same as 2012, namely, $260 for children and $320 for adults. Our fantastic value registration packages include:

 

  • All registration and insurance fees;
  • Playing strip comprising playing shirt, shorts and socks;
  • Club hoodie;
  • Player bag;
  • Player ball;
  • Player cap;
  • Trophy and photos.

Our club is the only Club in the St.George locality to offer your child a genuine pathway as detailed below:

 

Under 6-8 – Association football;

Under 9-11- Skill Acquisition Program; and

Under 12-18- Premier Youth

 

As such, we strongly recommend that any interested players get in early as there are likely to be limited places.

 

We will also be looking for Coaches and Managers so if you are interested, please let us know at one of our Club registration days. We will be offering coaching courses throughout the year to assist new coaches.

 

The registration process for 2013 is as follows:

 

Step: 1     Register and pay online via the My Football Club webpage (details below).

Step:2      Attend club on listed registration days for sizing for gear and to confirm your registration;

 

 

Step : 1          INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION:

 

 

Please follow the following instructions to register online for the club.

 

Login

  1. Click on “Register Now”
  2. Select the first option – “Click here to proceed to the login pages”
  3. Login using your FFA number and password:
  • ·         FFA Number:
  • ·         Password:

To retrieve FFA number and password follow the prompts within respective registration options (per below – links for below options contained with myfc website)

  • I know my FFA number and I am ready to proceed to a login screen to retrieve my password and or complete my registration. 
  • I have been registered as a player/referee/coach/volunteer before but need to find my FFA number prior to completing my registration. 
  • I have never been registered before and would like to create an FFA account to commence the registration.

    Start Registration
  1. After you log in click on “Make a Registration” or “Register Now”.
  2. Check that your contact details are correct.
  3. Make sure your photo is recent and appropriate. Registrations with in-appropriate photos will be rejected! Photos must be a passport style photo from the shoulders up with no hats or sunglasses – disregard photo section, as the Club will upload photo’s processed upon attending Club in person on registration dates.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW A PHOTO. A PHOTO OF ALL NEW PLAYERS WILL BE TAKEN WHEN YOU ATTEND THE CLUB ON REGISTRATION DAY. THOSE PLAYERS ARE ALSO ASKED TO BRING WITH THEM PROOF OF AGE, NAMELY EITHER THEIR PASSPORT OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

 Make sure the mandatory fields have been entered and click the “Proceed with Registration” button.

  1. On the next screen, enter in the club name which is Rockdale City Suns FC (If you get a message saying there are no packages then click OK and check the club name.)
  2. Select the Registration role as: “Player”. (Note: If this is the first time you have registered to play football in Australia you will need to confirm whether you played in another country.)
  3. Select the correct Registration Package that applies for your registration.

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).

  1. Then click the “Add” button.
  2. Click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Answer the Yes/No question at the top. Read and acknowledge all the Terms and Conditions then click Next.
  4. Click on “Pay Now” to pay online with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Or can select “manual Payment at Club” button if you want to pay at our club registration day. Payment must be made before a registration can be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: PARENTS WHO WISH TO PAY IN PERSON AT THE IN PERSON REGISTRATION DAYS CAN ONLY DO SO BY CASH OR CHEQUE. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE AVAILABLE VIA THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL.

  1. Answer the questions on the last page and click the “Save All Answers” button.

Your registration has now been submitted. Make sure you have paid your fees and completed any necessary ID checks, etc.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PLAYERS ARE ASKED TO PRINT OFF AND BRING WITH THEM TO THE IN PERSON REGISTRATION A RECEIPT CONFIRMING THEIR ONLINE REGISTRATION.

 

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.

  • Visit the FAQ’s page on the MyFootballClub website.
  • View the Player Registration guides and videos which are on the Resources page of the MyFootballClub website.
  • Call FFA Support Centre (02) 8020 4199 particularly if you are having problems with your password to login.

 

Step: 2            INSTRUCTIONS FOR IN PERSON REGISTRATIONS

 

Once you have completed your online registration, you will need to attend one of our in person registrations for sizing for gear.

 

The in person registration days will take place at the Ilinden Sports Centre (468 West Botany Street, Rockdale) on the following dates and all players will be required to attend in person to trial fit their gear:

 

Sat 2nd Feb 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Tue 5th Feb 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Sat 9th Feb 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Tue 12th Feb 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

 

Details of first training nights will be provided at the in person registration days.

 

For all Club related Registration enquiries, please contact:

Junior Secretary Jim Dimitriev on 0429224617 or jdimitriev@rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au

Junior Club President Dennis Loether on 0417028912 or dloether@rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au

 



SUNS CLAIM 2013 MASO CUP

Rockdale defeats Wollongong United in final to claim 2013 Maso Cup

Appearing in our third consecutive final after winning in 2011, the home team came out on top after defeating Wollongong United in the final 4:0. 

Our boys topped Group A and in the semi-finals faced Group B winners Broadmeadow Magic.  

Last year's winners and co-hosts Bankstown City Lions were eliminated in the semi-finals by Wollongong United. 

The final was played under heavy conditions given the constant rain throughout the day.

In the final, Wollongong United were playing for their first Maso Cup trophy. It wasn't to be with the hoem side prevailing 4:0 with the  Illawarra Premier League outfit gallant after limited rest time between their semi-final triumph and the final.

Rockdale City Suns has now won the Cup twice (2011 and 2013) with other past winners comprising Altona Magic (2008), Arncliffe Scots (2009) and Bankstown City Lions (2012).

The winning trophy was presented to Sash Tiroski by the Lord Mayor of the City of Rockdale Councillor Shane O'Brien with Councillor Bill Saravinovski also in attendance.  As hosts, the Club thanks the City of Rockdale for their support of the event and their attendance at the final's day play.

The Club would like to thank all supporters who braved the difficult weather conditions to support the event.

Finally, the Club would like to thank its major sponsors for their support of the event.

Results:
Semi-final:
Rockdale City Suns - Broadmeadow Magic 3:1
Bankstown City Lions - Wollongong United 1:1 (Wollongong won on penalties 2:4)

Final:
Rockdale City Suns - Wollongong United 4:0

Venue:

 

Ilinden Sports Centre.

 

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RCS SAP UNDER 9'S VACANCY

Rockdale City Suns now has 2 openings in its 2013 SAP Under 9 squad.  We are looking for a boy and a girl to complement our existing squad. If you are interested in trialling for those positions, please contact Under 9 coach Rob Geroski on 0402355478.   



GOALKEEPER WANTED: UNDER 12 YOUTH

Rockdale City Suns are seeking a goalkeeper for its under 12 Premier Youth side.

Interested players are asked to text Tony Dimovski their name, contact number and previous club details on 0408225787.



MASO CUP DRAW

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Rules: All teams to play 3 matches; 50 mins per game, 25 min halves; 5 mins for half time with players to remain on field; teams to receive 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw; teams on equal points are to be separated by goal difference; in the event the teams share the same goal difference a penalty shoot out will be held to decide the team to advance to the finals; unlimited substitutions; time not to stop for substitutions except for finals; no injury time except for finals; penalty shoot out will be held in all matches including finals in the event of a draw.

Group 1

Rockdale City Suns, Yagoona Lions, Queanbeyan FC, Cringila Lions

Group 2

Bankstown City Lions, Arncliffe Scots, Newcastle Suns, Wollongong United

Group 3

Altona Magic, Broadmeadow Magic, Bankstown U/20S, Coniston Lions

 

Fixtures

 

 

Friday 25 January 2013 at Rockdale’s Ilinden Sports Centre

 

7.00pm Bankstown City Lions v Arncliffe Scots

 

8.00pm Rockdale City Suns v Yagoona Lions

 

Saturday 26 January 2013 at Bankstown’s Jensen Park

 

11.00am Coniston Lions v Bankstown U/20s

 

12.00pm Queanbeyan FC v Cringila Lions

 

1.00pm Wollongong United v Newcastle Suns

 

2.00pm Broadmeadow Magic v Altona Magic

 

3.00pm Rockdale City Suns v Queanbeyan FC

 

4.00pm Bankstown City Lions v Newcastle Suns

 

5.00pm Altona Magic v Bankstown U/20s

 

6.00pm Yagoona Lions v Cringila Lions

 

7.00pm Arncliffe Scots v Wollongong United

 

8.00pm Coniston Lions v Broadmeadow Magic

 

Sunday 27 January 2013 at Rockdale’s Ilinden Sports Centre

 

8.00am Breakfast at Ilinden Sports Centre; all players & officials

 

9.30am Yagoona Lions v Queanbeyan FC

 

10.30am Rockdale City Suns v Cringila Lions

 

11.30am Bankstown City Lions v Wollongong United

 

12.30pm Newcastle Suns v Arncliffe Scots

 

1.30pm Broadmeadow Magic v Bankstown U/20s

 

2.30pm Coniston Lions v Altona Magic

 

3.30pm Semi Final 1 Winner of Group 1 v Winner Group 3

 

4.30pm Semi Final 2 Winner of Group 2 v Best Group Runner Up

 

5.30pm Grand Final Winner of Semi Final 1 v Winner of Semi Final 2

 

7.00pm Presentation Ceremony

 



2013 JUNIOR REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Rockdale City Suns welcomes all interested Junior players to register with the St.George region’s Premier Club.

In 2013, we will be fielding teams in our local St.George Football Association competitions.

 

All boys and girls are welcome and in particular, we are looking for under 6-8 year olds.

 

To play in the Under 6’s, interested players must be turning 5 at some stage in 2013. Players turning 6 in 2013 will also be able to play Under 6’s.

 

Players turning 7 in 2013, will be registered in under 7 competitions and so on.

 

Our registration charges for 2013 are the same as 2012, namely, $260 for children and $320 for adults. Our fantastic value registration packages include:

 

  • All registration and insurance fees;
  • Playing strip comprising playing shirt, shorts and socks;
  • Club hoodie;
  • Player bag;
  • Player ball;
  • Player cap;
  • Trophy and photos.

Our club is the only Club in the St.George locality to offer your child a genuine pathway as detailed below:

 

Under 6-8 – Association football;

Under 9-11- Skill Acquisition Program; and

Under 12-18- Premier Youth

 

As such, we strongly recommend that any interested players get in early as there are likely to be limited places.

 

We will also be looking for Coaches and Managers so if you are interested, please let us know at one of our Club registration days. We will be offering coaching courses throughout the year to assist new coaches.

 

The registration process for 2013 is as follows:

 

Step: 1     Register and pay online via the My Football Club webpage (details below).

Step:2      Attend club on listed registration days for sizing for gear and to confirm your registration;

 

 

Step : 1          INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION:

 

 

Please follow the following instructions to register online for the club.

 

Login

  1. Click on “Register Now”
  2. Select the first option – “Click here to proceed to the login pages”
  3. Login using your FFA number and password:
  • ·         FFA Number:
  • ·         Password:

To retrieve FFA number and password follow the prompts within respective registration options (per below – links for below options contained with myfc website)

  • I know my FFA number and I am ready to proceed to a login screen to retrieve my password and or complete my registration. 
  • I have been registered as a player/referee/coach/volunteer before but need to find my FFA number prior to completing my registration. 
  • I have never been registered before and would like to create an FFA account to commence the registration.

    Start Registration
  1. After you log in click on “Make a Registration” or “Register Now”.
  2. Check that your contact details are correct.
  3. Make sure your photo is recent and appropriate. Registrations with in-appropriate photos will be rejected! Photos must be a passport style photo from the shoulders up with no hats or sunglasses – disregard photo section, as the Club will upload photo’s processed upon attending Club in person on registration dates.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW A PHOTO. A PHOTO OF ALL NEW PLAYERS WILL BE TAKEN WHEN YOU ATTEND THE CLUB ON REGISTRATION DAY. THOSE PLAYERS ARE ALSO ASKED TO BRING WITH THEM PROOF OF AGE, NAMELY EITHER THEIR PASSPORT OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

 Make sure the mandatory fields have been entered and click the “Proceed with Registration” button.

  1. On the next screen, enter in the club name which is Rockdale City Suns FC (If you get a message saying there are no packages then click OK and check the club name.)
  2. Select the Registration role as: “Player”. (Note: If this is the first time you have registered to play football in Australia you will need to confirm whether you played in another country.)
  3. Select the correct Registration Package that applies for your registration.

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).

  1. Then click the “Add” button.
  2. Click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Answer the Yes/No question at the top. Read and acknowledge all the Terms and Conditions then click Next.
  4. Click on “Pay Now” to pay online with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Or can select “manual Payment at Club” button if you want to pay at our club registration day. Payment must be made before a registration can be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: PARENTS WHO WISH TO PAY IN PERSON AT THE IN PERSON REGISTRATION DAYS CAN ONLY DO SO BY CASH OR CHEQUE. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE AVAILABLE VIA THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL.

  1. Answer the questions on the last page and click the “Save All Answers” button.

Your registration has now been submitted. Make sure you have paid your fees and completed any necessary ID checks, etc.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PLAYERS ARE ASKED TO PRINT OFF AND BRING WITH THEM TO THE IN PERSON REGISTRATION A RECEIPT CONFIRMING THEIR ONLINE REGISTRATION.

 

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.

  • Visit the FAQ’s page on the MyFootballClub website.
  • View the Player Registration guides and videos which are on the Resources page of the MyFootballClub website.
  • Call FFA Support Centre (02) 8020 4199 particularly if you are having problems with your password to login.

 

Step: 2            INSTRUCTIONS FOR IN PERSON REGISTRATIONS

 

Once you have completed your online registration, you will need to attend one of our in person registrations for sizing for gear.

 

The in person registration days will take place at the Ilinden Sports Centre (468 West Botany Street, Rockdale) on the following dates and all players will be required to attend in person to trial fit their gear:

 

Sat 2nd Feb 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Tue 5th Feb 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Sat 9th Feb 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Tue 12th Feb 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

 

Details of first training nights will be provided at the in person registration days.

 

For all Club related Registration enquiries, please contact:

Junior Secretary Jim Dimitriev on 0429224617 or jdimitriev@rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au

Junior Club President Dennis Loether on 0417028912 or dloether@rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au

 



PLAYERS WANTED- 2013 PREMIER YOUTH

Rockdale City Suns are seeking select players for these age groups.  Any interested players must have either Premier or Super League experience.

U14's - Attacking players ,Left winger & Right winger

U15's - Attacking players , Striker & Right Winger

U16's - Defender Central / Stopper

Interested Players are asked to leave their contact details with Tony Dimovski via TXT message on 0408 225 787 (name, age group applying for, previous Club and preferred position).



UPDATE: - SAP- FINAL TRIALS 15 NOV

A reminder we are holding our final trials for our 2013 Skill Acquisition Teams this Thursday 15 November at the following times:

5:30pm under 9's

6:30pm under 10's

7:30pm under 11's

Trials will be taking place at Riverine Park, West Botany Street, Arncliffe opposite Spring Street (the old Ilinden Sports Centre).

All players must bring a completed trial form. To download the trial form, click here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PRESENTLY ONLY HAVE THE FOLLOWING AVAILABILITY:

Under 9's- limited boys positions; girls required

Under 10's- limited boys positions; girls required

Under 11's- limited girls positions; one goal keeper required

Players returning from trials from last week in the under 9 and 10 groups are not required to complete a further trial form.

For all SAP enquiries, please email either Technical Director Sash Trajcevski on sasht-rcstd@hotmail.com or Dennis Loether on dloether@rockdalecitysunsfc.com.au

 

 



SAP COACH WANTED

Rockdale City Suns is seeking a coach to join our SAP program.  Any interested candidates are asked to email their CV's together with all relevant contact details to the Club's Technical Director Sash Trajcevski at sasht-rcstd@hotmail.com

A minimum Seniors Licence is required and preferably a C Licence. Experience coaching a skill acquisition age group is preferable.

Interested persons must forward their details by Wednesday 14 November 2012.

 

 



FINAL SAP TRIALS

The Club trials will be holding final trials for its 2013 SAP teams at Riverine Park, West Botany Street, Arncliffe opposite Spring Street (the old Ilinden Sports Centre).

All players must download and bring with them a completed Trial Form. The Trial form can be downloaded by clicking here.

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.

Please note that there only a handful of places available.  In particular we are are looking for girl players across all three grades (under 9, 10 and 11).

Please check the website for updates as availability may change.

Trial Schedule is as follows:

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER

5:30PM  Under 9's

6:30PM Under 10's

7:30PM Under 11's

For trial details or enquiries, please email Technical Director Sash Trajcevski on sasht-rcstd@hotmail.com.  Sash will be overseeing the trials.



FURTHER SAP TRIAL WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER

A reminder to all interested players who were not able to make our trials last night that we will be holding further trials for our Under 9-11 boys and girl SAP teams.

Places are strictly limited and so all interested players are urged to attend tomorrow night.

The Club trials will again be taking place at Riverine Park, West Botany Street, Arncliffe opposite Spring Street (the old Ilinden Sports Centre).

All players must download and bring with them a completed Trial Form. The Trial form can be downloaded by clicking here.

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.

Trial Schedule is as follows:

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER

5:30PM  Under 9's

6:30PM Under 10's

7:30PM Under 11's

PLEASE NOTE THE TRIALS ARE OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS AND WE WILL BE SELECTING GIRLS IN EACH AGE GROUP.

For trial details or enquiries, please email Technical Director Sash Trajcevski on sasht-rcstd@hotmail.com.  Sash will be overseeing the trials.

 



Futher SAP info and coaches

 

Rockdale City Suns is pleased to be participating in the 2013 Skill Acquisition Program. We will be making announcements in the coming days with respect to coaches that have been appointed for our SAP teams.

In addition to the various coaching appointments, the Club is excited to have various members of our first grade squad agree to assist throughout the course of the program which will be an exciting initiative above and beyond what our coaches will be offering.

We can announce today that the following coaches have accepted positions.

Under 11’s – Steve Simonovski

We are delighted to have Steve on board as a coach in our Under 11 age group.

Steve is currently employed by Football Federation Australia involved in the development of the game. Steve has over 10 years experience in coaching under 10-20 age groups. Steve has been with several Clubs where he was involved in implementing development programs which provides him the ideal background to be a part of the SAP. Steve is also a former coach at Rockdale in our Youth system.

Steve is the holder of an AFC C Licence and is currently completing his AFC B Licence.

The Club is excited at what Steve brings to the table and have no doubt he will be an asset in the critical Under 11 age group.

Under 10’s- Petar Stojkovski

Petar joins the Club as a coach in the Under 10’s having spent the past two seasons as an Assistant Coach of the Under 20’s Super Youth Side for St George Football Club. Petar has also extensive experience over the past couple of seasons training and coaching various players within the under 8 to 16 age groups.

Petar is currently completing his FFA C Licence.

He is also a former youth player with Rockdale City Suns and played for St. George representatives.

More coaching appointments to follow!

 

FURTHER PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Club (RCS) will conduct 2 programs in each age group. Permissible players per program for SAP have been developed taking into consideration preferred program numbers contained within the FFA National Curriculum. Following is a table identifying the maximum squad numbers per age group:

 

Age Group

Field Players

Substitutes

Program Total

Squad Totals

U9

7

3

10 (8 boys + 2 girls)

20 (16 boys + 4 girls)

U10

9

3

12 (10 boys + 2 girls)

24 (20 boys + 4 girls)

U11

9

3

12 (10 boys + 2 girls)

24 (20 boys + 4 girls)

 

THE CURRICULUM

RCS will adhere to the National Curriculum and takes responsibility to develop its players within the National Curriculum.

More specifically:

  • ·       implementing the National Curriculum principles for the U9, U10 and U11programs,
  • ·       implementing the National Curriculum formations for the U9, u10 and u11 programs, and
  • ·       complying with the FFA Small Sided Football Guidelines, and as communicated further by Football NSW:

 

 

Playing Format

Under 9

Under 10

Under 11

Playing Numbers

7v7

9v9

9v9

Field Size

¼ Full Size Pitch

Min. – 40m x 30m

Max. – 50m x 40m

½ Full Size Pitch

Min. – 60m x 40m

Max. – 70m x 50m

½ Full Size Pitch

Min. – 60m x 40m

Max. – 70m x 50m

Field Markings

Markers or line markings

Markers or line markings

Markers or line markings

Penalty Area

5m depth x 12m width

5m depth x 12m width

5m depth x 12m width

Goal Size

Min: 2.5m x 2.0m

Max: 3.0m x 2.0m

Min: 4.5m x 2.0m

Max: 5.0m x 2.0m

Min: 4.5m x 2.0m

Max: 5.0m x 2.0m

Ball Size

Size 3

Size 4

Size 4

Goalkeeper

Yes

Yes

Yes

Playing Time

2 x 20 minutes

2 x 25 minutes

2 x 25minutes

Half Time Break

5 minutes

7.5 minutes

7.5 minutes

Referee

Instructing Referee

Instructing Referee

Instructing Referee

Point Table & Finals

No

No

No

THE COST

$1500 per player (inclusive of GST)

50% payable upon confirmation of acceptance in the program. Balance to be paid prior to commencement of program proper. No refund for players who change their mind.

Registration includes all costs for registration, all gear (full playing strip, full training strip, tracksuit, polo top, bag etc), coaching, officials, and admin.

THE COACHES

Program to be overseen by Club Football Director Branko Culina, and specifically Club Technical Director Sash Trajcevski (AFC C Licence holder, former RCS First Grade Assistant Coach, former First Grade player).

Age group coaches to be advised by Technical Director.

THE FACILITIES

Home games will be played at the Ilinden Sports Centre.

Training facility to be confirmed.

THE GAMES and PROGRAM DURATION

Matches will be played against fellow conference teams- make up of conferences to be confirmed from those granted licenses to compete.

Match times and dates to be confirmed.

Match phase will be from March 2013 to September 2013.

Commencement date for training phase to be confirmed (November 2012-March 2013).

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Players eligible for Rockdale City Suns are players from the following areas:

 Association boundary for a SAP Licensee that is a FNSW Member Association (St George);

 

 FNSW State Titles boundaries in which the nominated ground is located, if the nominating organisation is a FNSW Elite 1 or 2 Clubs or one A-League club within FNSW Jurisdiction ( St. George, Canterbury, Eastern Suburbs)

 

Age Grades

 

 U9 (for player born on or after 1 January 2004);

 

 U10 (for players born on or after 1 January 2003); and

 

 U11 (for players born on or after 1 January 2002).

 

A REMINDER THAT ALL BOYS AND GIRLS WANTING TO TRIAL WITH THE CLUB NEXT MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER AND WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER MUST BRING WITH THEM A COMPLETED CLUB TRIAL FORM. SEE PREVIOUS NEWS ARTICLE DETAILING THE TRIAL TIMES TO FIND THE LINK TO THAT FORM.



SAP TRIAL DATES AND TIMES!

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 must download and bring with them a completed Trial Form. The Trial form can be downloaded by clicking here.

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.

Trial Schedule is as follows:

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER

5:30PM  Under 9's

6:30PM Under 10's

7:30PM Under 11's

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER

5:30PM  Under 9's

6:30PM Under 10's

7:30PM Under 11's

PLEASE NOTE THE TRIALS ARE OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS AND WE WILL BE SELECTING GIRLS IN EACH AGE GROUP.

Coaches names will shortly be confirmed.

The program registration fee is $1500.

Registration fees are non refundable.

For trial details or enquiries, please email Technical Director Sash Trajcevski on sasht-rcstd@hotmail.com. 

 

 

 

 



2013 SAP

Rockdale City Suns are delighted to be accepted into the 2013 Skill Acquisition Program. 

In 2013, the Club will be fielding mixed boys and girls squads in the Under 9, 10 and 11 age groups.

Trial dates, times, location and coaching appointments will be updated shortly.  Please keep checking for those details.

 



UPDATE...RCS ELITE 1 YOUTH TRIALS..26/10

FRIDAY 26TH TRIALS UPDATE

U14's  6:45pm – Friday 26th October
U15's trial time has been moved to 8:00pm – Friday 26th October
U16's @ 8:00pm – Friday 26th October

U15's only looking for left /right wingers & striker – Friday 26th October
U16's only looking for center back & goalkeeper – Friday 26th October
Players Must be of Premier/ Super league standard

 The below trials for other age groups will continue on Sunday as planned


U12's 9:00am Sunday 28th Oct
U13's 10:30am Sunday 28th Oct
U18's 12:00pm Sunday 28th Oct

 

All Trials will be held at Riverine Park West Botany St, Arncliffe - opposite Spring St
(Old Rockdale Ilinden Sport Centre)
All Players to arrive 30mins before start time
Must Bring Shin Pads ,Boots ,Drink Bottle & trial form from previous trial post 

 

Tony Dimovski (Youth President)



RCS ANNOUNCE YOUTH COACHES FOR THE PREMIER YOUTH LEAGUE 2013 - ELITE 1...

Rockdale City Suns FC announces Youth coaches for the 2013 Premier Youth League - Elite Division 1

 All coaches have minimum qualifications of Senior Licence and all are working towards either their AFC C or AFC B Licences.

 Under 12's - Hamish Morrison

Under 13's - Lisandro Berbis

Under 14's - Matthew D'Alessandro

Under 15's - Peter Lahanas

Under 16's - Mile Strahinjic

Under 18's - Alex Kotevich

 

Rockdale City Suns FC

 



RCS PRESS RELEASE- BRANKO CULINA

               BRANKO CULINA; ROCKDALE’S NEW COACH & FOOTBALL DIRECTOR

 

The Rockdale City Suns FC are pleased to announce Branko Culina has been appointed as the Club’s Football Director and First Grade Coach.

 

Branko Culina needs no introduction to football followers in this country.

 

His experience and knowledge is second to none and the Club is very fortunate to have someone of his calibre to lead the Club’s football programs.

 

Branko will lead the First Grade team and implement and develop programs and structures across all of the youth grades to help players develop and maximize their chances of becoming professional footballers.

 

One of only a few career coaches in this country, Branko is the longest serving coach of both Sydney Olympic and Sydney United in the old NSL and also a multiple championship winner with a number of teams during his career.

 

After the demise of the NSL, Branko was the Football NSW Technical Director for a number of years before coaching Sydney FC where he led the team to a very successful Asian Champions League tournament before moving on to coach the Newcastle Jets leading the team to the finals in 2010/2011.

 

Branko will be assisted by Ivan Petkovic, who himself also needs no introduction to football followers, having previously coached first grade in the NSW Premier League, was the Assistant Coach at Newcastle Jets and enjoyed a successful career as a player both in Europe and Australia.

 

The Club’s youth Technical Director for season 2013 is Sash Trajcevski.

 

Sash is a former NSL player and Rockdale first grade player. He brings enthusiasm and passion and after a 12 month spell as First Grade Assistant Coach is ready to leave his mark overhauling and implementing structures in the Club’s youth set up.

 

Sash is the holder of an AFC C license and is well equipped to implement programs specifically devised for the key development age groups.

 

Turning to the under 20’s, Justin Bucciarelli returns following a successful season which saw his under 20’s team reach the semi finals.

 

Well qualified and with a wealth of experience he has been responsible for assisting the development of a number of players allowing them to move up to the first grade and A-league youth ranks.

 

Rockdale City Suns FC Press Release

18 October 2012