2018 MINOR PREMIERS & GRAND CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to our U13/2’s Lidcombe Waratah FC for being crowned the 2018 Minor Premiers and Grand Champions!
2018 GRAND CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to our U14/3’s Lidcombe Waratah FC for being crowned the 2018 Grand Champions!
It was another weekend full of intensity and excitement as 4 teams played in major semi’s:
The minor premiers, U13/2’s were able to secure their spot in the 2018 Grand Final winning their major semi’s against Pendle Hill FC. Good work boys!
Youth 2 bow out of the competition losing to Ermington United in an intense match (2-1). Despite the loss the team were able to place second on the ladder with 60 goals scored throughout the season. All the best to the players completing their HSC in the coming weeks!
The AAM3 also bow out of the competition losing to Merrylands FC in penalty shoot-outs. AAM3 also placed second on the ladder with 72 goals scored during the season. A great effort from an exceptional team!
The AAM5 had the odds against them having not won against Newington in the season however the team played their hearts out and were able to win their major semi’s (2-1), placing them in the 2018 Grand Final. This will be the team’s first GF!
It was an intense weekend for the club with 6 teams competing in the minor semi’s.
The club would like to congratulate the U14/3’s in securing their spot in Grand Finals! Their game played into extra time where they were able to score (3 – 1) against Dundas United. A great effort from the team and their coach, Kelvin Yeung on a spectacular win! Our first team in the club to secure a spot in the 2018 GF’s!
The U15/3’s were unfortunately knocked out of the final series with a loss to Granville Waratahs. A big thank you to the team and their coach, Hebba Eid for their efforts to qualify for the 2018 Final Series – we will see you next season for another shot at it!
2018 Major Semi’s
The major semi’s (knock-out round) will be played on 25 August and the following teams will be competing for a spot in the Grand Final:
Further information regrading the schedule for major semi’s will shortly be provided to the coaches who will notify players/parents and carers.
Message from CEO GDSFA, Mike Quarmby:
DOWNLOAD the 2018 Final Series Procedures
This weekend brings the spotlight on the Associations and yourselves. The semi-finals, whilst we know should and will be competitive, lends itself to no excuse for unruly behaviour.
Please advise your coaches apart from your well wishes, that they lead their teams in the spirit of discipline and sportsmanship.
Abuse to referees, officials and players will not be tolerated.
Each team must have 2 jacketed officials for their fixture. Their purpose is to ensure the team bench and team spectators behave appropriately.
The host venue is to have at least 2 jacketed officials who are authorised to direct team officials where there is unruly behaviour.
Please pass this message on to all in the semi-finals. With that being said, good luck and have a great weekend.
InsideOut Football, located at Sydney Olympic Park, will be conducting Spring / Summer competitions at their two state of the art purpose-built synthetic football centres.
They offer 5 a side and 7 a side competitions for all age groups, Under 6 – Over 35, all age Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed competitions.
As per previous years, they advise that for all Granville Soccer registered players, they will be offering a $20 discount per player.
To register or for more information use the below link:
Remember to let them know what club you are from so they can provide the discount.
You can contact Frank Parisi from InsideOut Football for more information on 0418 243 624.
The All Age Ladies (AAL) team played their minor semi’s against Ponds FC on Sunday, 12 August. It was a tight game with both sides fighting to the end. Unfortunately Lidcombe were defeated (2-0) and bowed out of the final series. Despite the loss the team put in a tremendous effort through the season along with their Coach, Martin Byrne and Manager, Rod Mcfarlane. Congratulations on getting this far and representing the club as the only all-female squad!
The weekend proved eventful with the following teams securing their spot in the final series:
- 13/2 (currently in 1st place)
- 14/3 (currently in 2nd place)
- 15/3 (currently in 4th place)
- AAM 3 (currently in 2nd place)
- AAM 5 (currently in 4th place)
- Youth 2 (currently in 2nd place)
The Under 13/3, AAM 4 and Over 45’s played out their season in R18. A great effort from the teams this season!
The minor semi’s for GDSFA will be hosted on Saturday, 18 August. Further information regrading the schedule will shortly be provided to the coaches.
The All Age Ladies team who play in the Blacktown District & Soccer Football Association have secured a spot in the Final Series and are heading into the minor-semi’s this coming weekend, Sunday 12 August. A huge effort from the team and special mention of their Coach, Martin Byrne and Manager, Rod Mcfarlane for another rewarding season, let’s get to the Grand Finals!
In addition, the following Lidcombe Waratah FC teams will also play this weekend to secure a spot in the final series with the last rounds (Round 18) to be completed for Granville District & Soccer Football Association:
We wish the teams all the best this coming weekend!
Berala and Lidcombe has been painted red, white and blue as the Croatian locals show their support for their team this weekend!
The 2018 Presentation Day will be held on Sunday, 14 October from 9.30am – 1.30pm at Coleman Park. A timetable for the presentations will be uploaded closer to date.
There will be activities for the kids to enjoy, good opportunity to meet other families and mingle with other soccer enthusiasts/club members!
If you wish to help out on the day or would like to suggest activities please contact the club President, Michael Cush via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth 2 team will be ‘sleeping rough’ to raise funds for Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) on 6 July. You can find out more about YOTS by visiting their website.
To support the Youth 2 team reach their goal of $1,500 you can donate online or at the club house (please let canteen staff know your donation is for the Sleep Out).