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If you have concerns about the availability of Bennett Park due
to inclement weather, you can always check the Canterbury Council Hotline on: 9718 7666 Remember that the ground is not to be used for either training or any games if Canterbury Council has closed the ground.

When checking with the Canterbury Council Wet Weather line and it mentions parks are closed please do not presume your game has been cancelled. The Canterbury Districts Football Association (CDSFA) is borded by several councils. We implore you check with your Coach & Manager (who will be notified by our Clubs Secretary) prior to the weekend game when we have had inclement weather

If Bennett Park is closed, we will always endeavour to let you know ASAP through our web site and email.

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    Weekend Draw 12th and 13th April

    Holiday Sydney FC Clinics

    Sky Blue adidas Holiday Clinics will be led by ex-Socceroo and Sydney FC player Paul Reid with assistance from skilled coaching staff to improve the technical ability of all participants.

    Sydney FC’s vision for the clinics is:
    “To provide an environment that builds confidence and encourages both boys and girls of all abilities to have fun playing football. We will promote the importance of respect and teamwork, whilst focusing on developing and improving their individual skills such as Striking the Ball, First Touch, 1 v 1 and Running/Dribbling with the Ball.”

    For more information click here


    The Association is hosting its Grassroots Expo night on Wednesday 2nd April at Pratten Park.

    The Expo incorporates the Grassroots Certificate coaching course which is the perfect starting place for new coaches and/or coaches who have never attended an accredited coaching course previously.

    Senior and highly regarded coaching instructors from the FFA and FNSW will be on hand to educate, discuss and display the basics of football coaching.

    This is a night we look forward to filling Pratten Park with eager persons that have volunteered to give up their time to assist in the running of community football. All attendees will need to register via the link below or by going to the Association’s website to ensure their attendance is recorded and they gain their Grassroots Certificate qualification.

    Course registration link: CDSFA Grassroots Expo (Grassroots Certificate coaching course)

    Reminder Coaching Education

    The Association’s next Coach Education opportunity for member coaches starts on Wednesday (12th March) – Skill Training Certificate (fmr Junior Licence). There are still sports available so register and secure your place in the course.

    Course link: click here

    This course is perfect for members to start the season that have taken a keen interest in coaching teams in the past and into the future.


    Registrations for the Grassroots Expo (Grassroots Certificate) to be held on Wednesday 2nd April @ Pratten Park are also now being taken.

    Grassroots link: click here


    “Players and Parents of Under 10’s

    We will be conducting a grading for the under 10's age group commencing at 6pm on Bennett Park Wednesday 12th March. If you have registered for Roselands u10's please be at the Park 15minutes prior. Please remember for the players to bring boots, shin pads and a bottle of water. Further information please contact John 0401794224. Thank you”

    Team Formations

    Attention Parents and Players of UNDER 6 and UNDER 7

    The team formation day for these age groups will be conducted on Tuesday March 11th on Bennett Park commencing 6.00pm. It is vital that all be there by 5.45pm so we can commence at 6.00pm. We will be placing the players into teams and asking for parents to take up roles as Coach or Manager. Please note once placement has been finalised and a Coach has been arranged training can commence so remember to bring along Boots, Shin pads and a bottle of water.

    Goal Keeping

    Coaches that are interested in learning about how to better teach goalkeepers playing football, you should sign up to the Goalkeeper Certificate course being run over two nights at the end of the month (Wed 26 & Fri 28 February). These courses aren’t offered very often and will certainly enhance a coaches knowledge of the OVERALL game. The class size for this type of course isn’t as large as the normal field courses so you are urged to get interested persons to sign up soon.

    GK Certificate course link: click Here

    Also to note is the upcoming Skill Training Certificate (fmr Junior Licence) course that will be conducted on Wed 12, Fri 14 & Sun 16 March. When the course link opens it will be issued to all.

    Coaching Education

    Further to previous communications regarding coach education opportunities, the new registration system for courses is now up and running. The links below are provided for interested persons to register to attend the courses listed below.

    Skill Training Certificate (in March)
    (fmr Junior Licence)
    The 2nd Skill Training Certificate course being conducted for the 2014 season will commence on Wednesday 12 March and continue on Friday 14 / Sunday 16 March. For current season CDSFA registered persons only a refundable $50 deposit is required to be lodged to secure your place (full cost is $90 for other persons). Deposit refundable pending completion of the course. See registration link for full details of payment.

    Registration Link: Skill Training Course - Wed 12 March 5:45pm start - Strathfield Park

    Grassroots Expo (inc. Grassroots Certificate) on Wednesday 2nd April
    For the second season we will open the season with a Grassroots Expo session on Pratten Park – Wednesday 2nd April. Last year, in terrible rainy conditions, almost 70 people new to coaching / coaching courses attended to gain their Grassroots Coaching Certificate. Again this year we are looking to fill the park with 80 participants that will take the first step into coaching a football team.

    Registration Link: Grassroots Expo (inc Grassroots Cert.)- Wed 2 April 6pm start - Pratten Park

    Registrations 2014

    2014 Football Registrations have commenced. Please visit the registration page for all details. Firstly All Players, Coaches, Managers and Volunteers must register on the MFC website, refer to the links in the registration page. Click Here: Registrations

    Referees Course

    Please see attached flyer from the Referees Association regarding the upcoming Women’s referee entrance course.

    Soccer City Great Offer

    Soccer City would like to offer all players registering for 2014 a 10% discount off our range of boots and shinpads. We currently have a large selection of mens and kids boots and shinpads in stock. We also have a limited range of old model boots at 20% off (sizes and styles are limited). Head instore to 418 Stoney Creek Road,Kingsgrove or view our range online Online orders please use voucher code REGO2014 to take advantage of the discount.

    Coaching Courses

    The following Coach Education opportunities will be rolled out over the coming month.


    The Association’s commitment to delivering quality coach education opportunities to members is displayed below noting the courses that are set to be conducted throughout February. Click Here for more information.

    Courses with the exception of the Grassroots Certificate will be subsidised by the Association however a refundable deposit (conditional) of $50 is required to secure a place in the course.


    COACH EDUCATION – PRE SEASON COURSES – REMINDER……one course has already been completed and more are soon to follow so DON’T MISS OUT!

    Skill Training Certificate – Females Only (fmr Junior Licence) – HURRY TO BOOK!
    This Saturday 8th February & Saturday 15th February @ Queen Elizabeth Park
    Link: Click Here

    Game Training Certificate (fmr Youth Licence)
    Wednesday 12th, Friday 14th & Sunday 16th February @ Strathfield Park
    Link: Click Here

    Goalkeeper Certificate
    Wednesday 26th & Friday 28th February @ Strathfield Park
    Link to further information: click Here

    Please contact the office to Register to attend at this time for this particular course.

    Skill Training Certificate
    Wednesday 12th, Friday 14th @ Sunday 16th March @ Strathfield Park
    Registration link will be posted shortly.

    Grassroots Expo (Grassroots Certificate)
    Wednesday 2nd April @ Pratten Park
    Registration link will be posted shortly.

    Referee Course

    Interested in becoming a referee with the Canterbury and Districts Soccer Referees Association (CDSRA) Refereeing can be enjoyable and very rewarding. Aside from the financial benefits refereeing has to offer, there are huge opportunities for those who work hard and are dedicated.

    For more information see the attached file:

Referees Award

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the CDSFA, I’d like to acknowledge the award and recognition presented to your Club yesterday by our colleagues at the CDSRA.

For a Club of the size of Roselands Raptors to awarded by the Referees Body for the Club’s service in setting the bench mark for looking after the match officials throughout the season and always doing the right thing is a remarkable achievement and testimony to the commitment of the volunteers at the Roselands Club.

It was very clear from the reception the Club received when the announcement was made that the award had the support of the very broad membership within the CDSRA.

This acknowledgement is something of which the Club can be most proud. Michael, Joe and I were thankful we were present to see the Club rewarded for its contribution.


Ian Holmes


Attention Members

Attention All Members, At the 2013 CDSRA Presentation-Roselands were recognised with an inaugural award for the Support and Encouragement given to the Association’s Referees body.

Roselands Club President Imad Alameddine was on hand to receive this recognition, refer photo, and not only surprised but delighted that the efforts conducted by Roselands FC Volunteers did not go unrecognised.

Following on from the Presentation the Club received compliments from the Canterbury Districts Association President Ian Holmes refer above.




    Congratulations and well done to all our teams. Out of the 16 competition teams the following finished in the top four:


    u12-5 Boys Minor Premiers/Runners up,

    u18-1 Boys  Runners up,

    u21-2 Boys Runners up, 

    All Age 5’s Runners up


u12-4 Boys,

u13-1 Girls,

u16-1 Girls

u21-1 Boys,
All Age 8’s,

All Age 2 Sundays

Also congratulations to two of the non-competition team’s u8-6 and u9-5 for winning most games in their divisions

Message from CDSFA President

Dear Colleagues:

During this season the CDSFA has promoted and emphasised the role football plays in our local community and the health benefits and life skills our young players learn from their involvement and participation in the game. This is also the case for adult and mature age players who the member clubs and the CDSFA provide competitions for.

There is much to be gained from being part of football at the community level, whatever role one plays.

Regrettably, there are occasions when behaviour of an anti-social and unsporting nature arises and threatens the fabric of the game. The relatively peaceful albeit highly competitive football pitches become a battle ground for actions and conduct which have no place in our game and are counter to the spirit of sport.

Most recently we have had a number of incidents involving spectators, team officials and players that have cast a shadow over a small number of individuals involved.

There have been incidents where complaints of abuse, mainly directed at Referees and Opposition Coaches have been lodged. Likewise, players have also been guilty of misbehaviour as have spectators.

Since 2006 the member clubs have worked constructively with the CDSFA to eradicate from our game the disorderly element which threatens to spoil the experience for the overwhelming majority. As much as the CDSFA understands the competitiveness which arises in football, it cannot be at the expense of fair play and respect for the game, the clubs, match officials and players.

So, with that in mind, on behalf of the CDSFA Executive Committee, it is asked of everyone attending games over the next three weeks to please remember why they attend games and to be mindful of their conduct.

It would be appreciated if you could circulate this email widely throughout your club.


Ian Holmes

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New Sponsor

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2014 Striker



Closing Date Every Tuesday 9:00pm

Please Note: Late Reports received after the publishing date will be published in the following weeks report. i.e late round 5 reports will be in round 6 striker(following edition).

...across all grades and ages we'd greatly appreciate all teams having a match report submitted. It takes just a few minutes and is enjoyed by most players and parents. With so many teams trying so hard to break into a winning run and others overcoming all sorts of difficulties, many people read all the match reports. Keep them coming and if you feel it appropriate to share the workload around, that's ok, but we do ask that this be organised through your manager.

Then refer to your teams coach or manager, chances are that they haven't submitted one yet. It's very simple to do... go to our home page, click on "Match report"... and fill in the blanks!!

Important Information

Important information from Association Competition secretary:-

Calling for Volunteers

We are currently seeking volunteers to help out with various tasks for the club during 2014. It is sometimes easy to neglect how much work is required to keep a successful club of this size running smoothly throughout the season. We ask that anyone that considers themselves able to help out in any capacity no matter how insignificant it may seem, please contact us.

Even the smallest amount of assistance is greatly appreciated and contributes significantly to the overall operation and success of Roselands FC

Small Sided Games

Roselands FC has introduced Small Sided Games as directed by Football NSW.

Benefits of Small-sided games;
• more touches of the ball
• more shots on goal
• repeated decision-making experience
• the ball is in play far more often
• the emphasis is on player development rather than winning or losing
• more 1 v 1 attacking situations
• the game is easier to understand
• freedom of expression - no positions in early stages
• children enjoy the progressive and sequential game formats.

For further information regarding SSG please follow this link the Football NSW's official SSG website: FNSW SSG Information and on our site SSG

Hot Weather Policies

With hot weather forecast over the following weeks Football NSW provides the following Hot Weather Guidelines to all clubs and associations of Football NSW:

In accordance with duty of care and SMA Policy & Guidelines, Football NSW recommends that:

Games and training involving adults should be postponed or cancelled at 37 degrees C.

Games and training involving children should be postponed or cancelled at 32

degrees C.

•Hot Weather Policy

•Hot Weather Guidlines

•Hot Weather Heat Stress

•Hot Weather Beat he Heat

Sports Taping

NSW Sport and Recreation is currently running sports taping workshops for all your coaches, trainers, administrators, players and parents.

Sports Taping is a popular workshop which aims to provide knowledge and skills for a safe sporting arena. 'Elasto Strapsmart' covers:

  • Beginner techniques
  • Practical advice about strapping athletes
  • Ankles
  • Fingers
  • Thumbs.

The 'Advanced Sports Taping' (pre-requisite: Elasto Strapsmart) course covers:

  • Extensive knowledge on sports taping and prevention of injury
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Foot
  • Shin
  • Elbow injuries.

Please click on the followng link for more information or to make a booking:

The workshops are conducted by qualified physiotherapists for a fee, with all tape, certificate and manual supplied.

To make bookings, simply follow the link or call 13 13 02 and a client service consultant will be happy to assist you.

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Hours Of Operation

Please be advised the hours of operation for the Clubhouse is 18:00-19:30 (6:00pm-7:30pm) Wednesdays. All other times please contact an EC member if you require any information. In the event of the park being closed due to wet weather, the club house may not be attended. Alternativly you can also use our enquiry form from the contacts page.

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Club Policies

As part of the overall general rules it is important
everyone is familiar with our club policies. These
can be found by browsing through the Documents Link on the left and above menu bar.

Save Our Surfaces

Soccer NSW have produced a flyer which includes some hints on how coaches can help to maintain the quality of our playing fields.The flyer can be downloaded here:

Look Out

Parents!! please note as the season progresses we will progressively have earlier twilight times at Bennett Park during training. With less light, visibility is greatly reduced, and the carpark is full of children who may not always behave safely and predictably.Please slow down to accommodate these safety concerns, and watch out, kids about! Being on-time for training (or leaving quickly afterwards) is not important enough to justify risking our childrens' lives.

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