Local News: ‘Keeper of esky’ marks 50th straight season
Featuring in the Auburn Review the Lidcombe Waratah FC Over 45 Division 1 team celebrated Round 18 and team member Steve Trainer’s 50th straight season of soccer played in the Granville Region competition.
Also known as the ‘keeper of the esky’, Steve has shouldered the responsibility of bringing the team’s esky to the game for at least the past 31 seasons, even receiving recognition from Tooheys last year with an inscribed tankard and congratulatory letter.
Marking the occasion, team guru Ray ‘Macca’ McMillan custom designed a new ‘stand’ – which some might describe as a single chair – to be known as the Steve ‘Strop’ Trainer Stand, which will be put to good use at future home games.
Local News: Youth 2 – Lidcombe Waratah FC
The Youth 2 team raised just over $2,300 for Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) for their sleep out on 6 July. The team endured one winter’s night out at Coleman Park with the team experiencing what some people, specifically youth, go through everyday.
The team would like to thank everyone that contributed time, effort and money towards the team’s campaign to bring awareness of YOTS services and provide some support to their work for our community. A special mention to the following local businesses that helped sponsor the night:
- Family Butchery, 3 Beatrice Street Auburn
- Kismet Cafe Auburn, 20 Auburn Road Auburn
We look forward to see what the Youth team have in mind in their commitment to community services and volunteer work next season!
2018 New Players Wanted
If you’re interested to learn a new sport, network, gain new skills and be part of your community, Lidcombe Waratahs is the place to be!
We still have spots open for new players this season and you’re welcome to join one of the training sessions:
- Thursdays, 5.45pm for Under 12s/13s/14s/15s
- Wednesdays, 7pm for Under 16s/17s/18s
You can download the club’s flyer Players wanted for 2018 and post it up at your school, business or work!
2018 Trial Matches (Pre-Season)
There will be trial matches against local clubs to be hosted at Coleman Park on:
- Sunday 11 March 2018
- Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March 2018 (cancelled due to weather conditions)
- Sunday 25 March 2018 (cancelled due to weather conditions)
Please speak to your Coaches on the confirmed dates/times your team will be playing. The Club Secretary, Mel Rennie and Competition Secretary, Craig Ford can also be contacted on updates of the trial matches.
2018 Season Commencement
The 2018 season will kick off:
- Women’s 2018 Season (Granville & Blacktown Associations combined competition) on Sunday, 25 March 2018
- Junior 2018 Season (Granville Association) will start on Saturday, 7 April 2018
- Men’s 2018 Season (Granville Association) will start on Saturday, 7 April 2018
Lidcombe Waratahs in the Local Newspaper – “Invite to have a ball”
PLAYERS of all ages and every background are welcome at the Lidcombe Waratah Junior Soccer Club. Fielding both mens and womens teams as well as girls and boys teams, the clubs have players ranging in age from five through to their oldest player at 61.
“Our women’s team has players from many different backgrounds and it doesn’t really matter where you come from as long as you are prepared to give it a go on the field. I’m a 42-year-old mum who still plays, and for me it’s about going out and being active but it’s also about community and teamwork. For kids, soccer teaches them not only about being active but also learning to play together and relying on their teammates to achieve results” – Club Secretary, Mel Rennie
Apply to get your ‘Active Kids’ Voucher
The NSW Government are helping families by offering parents, guardians and carers to apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.
The voucher may be used at Lidcombe Waratahs as part of your child’s registration fees. You will need to go online through the NSW Office of Sport website or Service NSW where you can receive the $100 voucher. Provide your Active Kids voucher details to the club and your child’s fee can be reduced (by $100).