To celebrate the end of a successful 2017 season Roselea FC Women’s hosted its inaugural 4 aside Gala Day.
It was a beautiful winters day at Roselea Oval in Carlingford where over 110 female players from U7’s to All Age, formed twenty-two teams of 4 to 6 players to compete in small sided games.
We were privileged to be joined on the day by Ellie Carpenter, Australian Westfield Matilda Defender, fresh from winning the Tournament of Nations in the USA. This included beating the USA for the first time as well as Japan and Brazil.
Ellie spent the afternoon mingling with the girls, signing everything the girls presented from water bottles to boots and socks and finished with awarding the grand finalists with their medals. It was delightful to see Ellie, one of our countries elite, sharing the same love our football with our girls. Ellie is a fantastic role model for our players for what can be achieved with hard work and determination.
On the competition side, the girls loved playing the new format on the day which promoted fast attacking football, with no goal keepers, that requires good ball control and passing and nonstop running. The Gala Day included visiting teams from West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook FC as well many friends who were trying out football for the first time. This is particularly important as we work to achieve our goal of a Girls/Women’s team in every age group in 3-5 years’ time, and we are well on our way.
Roselea FC thanks Parramatta Council for their support in achieving this goal. Roselea FC was recently awarded a Parramatta Council Grant for work for Prevention of Violence Against Women. Our part in this work is aimed at increasing girls and women’s participation in Football and team sport. Football is a great vehicle that instils values of teamwork, but more importantly, resilience and resolve in our girls as well as building strong, lifelong friendships. Thank you to Maggie Kyle, Community Capacity Building Officer, for joining us on the day to see the girls in action. Councils support with facilities and funding made the day possible. We look forward to working with council on many projects in the future.
This is a great pre-curser to Summer Soccer.
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