Before the start of each official season our Open teams, who play in the QCSA league, play in the Referee’s Shield preseason competition. Our Division One Women’s team made it through to the grand final of this competition back in March 2017, but due to adverse weather conditions the game was postponed. The game was instead played on Saturday 22nd July ’17 vs Silkstone Baptist Pink. The game was a competitive one and ended in a 3-3 draw. Unfortunately, due to points accrued earlier in the group stages of the competition, Silkstone walked away the winners, but our West End Ladies picked up a runner’s up trophy and medals. Well done Div 1!
Our QCSA Division One Open Women’s team made the Finals in a spectacular end to the season. Needing to win their last three games of the regular season, which included 2nd place and 4th place opposition, the odds were not in their favour. But after a 2-1 win in the first game against second place Northpine, and then a 3-0 win against 4th place Blackstone, the ladies pushed through with a final 3-1 win against Whitehill to knock Blackstone off 4th place and claim a finals spot.
The Semi Final was played Saturday 26th August, and despite a valiant effort, our West End Ladies were knocked out by Westminster with a 3-0 loss. The team achieved a lot this season, and are already looking forward to coming back stronger in 2018 with a Grand Finals spot in their sights.
It’s that time of year again when we recruit new members and re-sign our all star players from the past!
After a year of success and improvements our club is looking like it could have more teams than ever before.
2016 also marks the clubs 21st year!
If you plan on playing or would like more information about the club, come down on sign on day and say hello.
Our club is run solely on a Volunteer basis, we don’t always get to show our appreciation to the members who help out, chip in, and keep us going. They give their own time to running the club and making sure that it will keep going long in to the future.
This week is a good opportunity for us to stop and say a BIG THANK YOU to those people, no matter how big or how small their contribution has been.
There are about 6 million active volunteers in Australia currently and research show that these volunteers are happier as a result.
If you’d like to be a happier person and you have some time or skills that you would like to volunteer to the club, even if it’s just a ‘one off’ hour we would really appreciate any time that you could give.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would like to chat.
With the 2015 bearing down on us, we decided to undertake some turf laying on the Western end of the pitch in both the goal section and corner section. Both areas were fatigued and had compacted dirt where lush turf should be.
Unfortunately, rain messed up the turf delivery for two weeks in a row. This meant that the Working Bee on Saturday 28th would be the first of two and would focus on cleaning out the shed as well as preparing the sections for turf laying the weekend after.
With a great turnout of members, we also focused on removing weeds (in particular the bindy patches) from the southern wing of the pitch. This will give the existing couch grass a chance to re-establish itself. Unfortunately, weed removal will be an ongoing task throughout the season and is not going to be an easy fix. Constant work will be required to get the weeds under control over the winter months.
Part 2 of the Working Bee – “The Laying of the Turf” will happen on Saturday 7th March 2015 and again, any help would be greatly appreciated.
This Saturday 28th of Feb, the club will be carrying out a working bee on the Davies Park Pitch to get it ready for the 2015 season.
- The corner with the drinking tap and the near goal area will both have sections of turf laid to recover what is currently dirt.
- The shed needs its final clean up, most of the rubbish has already been removed, it is just the finer details that need to be attended to now.
We have already done a lot of preparation and the tasks at hand will be quite simple if we can get a good number of people to help out.
If you have a bit of spare time on Saturday, we would love it if you could help the club provide a better facilities for players this season! We will provide cold drinks and will put on a BBQ (gold coin donation) for you all, so if you could let us know by Thursday if you’re available via email that would help us massively. We are looking for about 20 people to make light work.
What you will need – Sun protection, gardening gloves, shovels and picks (if possible) and maybe a wheelbarrow.
It will start at 1pm and the turf will be delivered at 3pm (sorry about the heat). You are more than welcome to bring friends and family to help out or supervise 🙂
On January 31st, we held our sign on day at Davies Park. We had a sausage sizzle and sold merchandise to help raise money for the club and had some six a side mini games to get people involved throughout the day.
The day was a big success, with over 100 people signing up to become a part of our Football Club. This has enabled us to field a total of seven teams for the 2015 season.