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Dear <<First Name>>, 

We have been a bit quiet with communications lately, but there is a lot happening behind the scenes as we shape up for a big Season '22.

A few quick updates:
  • Team lists will be published early next week for graded teams (U8/W8 to U16/W16).
  • Team grades will be confirmed early next week once the SSFA has finalised.
  • Once teams and grades are confirmed, managers can request training time slots - the request form will be emailed next week. 
  • Teams can start training from 14 March.
Registration is now closed for most age groups, however, we are still looking for:
  • U6 Boys & Girls
  • W10 Girls
  • W12 Girls
  • W14 Girls
  • W18A
  • W21C
  • 13 Boys
  • 14 Boys
If you know anyone thinking about signing up, please get them to get in touch with Melissa ASAP (registrar@grfc.com.au).
A RECORD YEAR FOR OUR UNDER 6s!!
GRFC will have over 100 kids and 20 teams playing Under 6s this year. It was wonderful to welcome so many new families to the club on Under 6 Day! Click the image below to see more photos... We still have a handful of spots left to complete our teams if anyone is still thinking of playing. It's also not too late to enter full teams!
PRE-ORDER YOUR UNIFORM ONLINE
Skip the queue and order your uniform online. Juniors will need socks and shorts with jerseys supplied by the club. Seniors will also need to buy their jerseys and we have lots of new stock with numbers 2-40. You can collect from the club (or buy in person) from the canteen on Fridays from 4-7 pm when grounds are open.
NEED TO EXCHANGE YOUR SHIRT?
Normally we would have collected all Junior shirts at the end of last season, but Covid kind of mucked it up... If your child needs to swap their shirt for a bigger size, you can bring it down and swap on Fridays from 4-7 pm when grounds are open. For kids in U12-U16, we will need to wait until teams are confirmed to avoid a clash of shirt numbers.
VOTE FOR GEORGES RIVER FC!!
Decathlon Sports Warehouse is opening this March in Westfield Miranda. They're giving clubs the chance to win $2,300 to upgrade your club's sports equipment at Decathlon. The cub with the most votes wins! Click here to vote for Georges River FC. Thanks for your support!
WANT TO BECOME A REF IN 2022?
The Sutherland Shire Football Referees Association invites all players over the age of 14 years to complete their intake course (which comprises an online theory course and a 1/2 day practical training day) and take on a new footballing challenge in 2022.  Refereeing is fun, rewarding and provides essential support to competition in the Sutherland Shire. Please click here for more information or contact recruitment@ssfra.org.au 
Please note: The GRFC Mini Roo Ref team is already full.
KEEPER TRAINING WITH BOB
Keeper training with Bobby is back again this season commencing Thursday 17 March from 5.30 - 6.30 pm continuing every Thursday from then until season end, weather permitting. There's no cost involved and it provides an opportunity for participants to practice and improve their particular skill set.
These sessions are for girls and boys 9 years and older, including seniors, who regularly play in goal. it is not designed for those who only keep for half a game every so often. Bob has conducted keeper training for Georges River players over many years. He has been the SSFA Academy coach for some 15 years and also works with the SSFA GSAP and WPL junior keepers.
TALK FOR TEENS - MAKING GOOD CHOICES
GRFC Dad Todd Brannock is very excited to be presenting another “Make Good Choices” talk at GRFC. Todd has worked as a Correctional Officer at the Long Bay Complex for 15 years and is also a qualified teacher. Todd’s program is aimed at kids between 13-17 years to help them see the importance of making good choices as they gain more freedom and independence.
  • Where:     Oyster Bay Clubhouse
  • When:      Wednesday 23 March
  • Time:        7.00 to 8.00pm   
If you're interested in attending, please text Todd on 0410 634 030.  When RSVP'ing please advise the number of people attending. Remember a parent/guardian should attend with the child. Todd will have pizza for all attendees.

Todd is passionate about helping our youth and is volunteering his time. In lieu of payment for this program, please consider a donation to Project Youth Miranda, an organisation that Todd supports.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Registration:
  • Last date to register to play Round 1: Wednesday 09 March
  • Last date to register to play this season: 29 May

Pre-Season:
  • Keeper Training with Bob resumes: Thursday 17 March at 5.30 pm
  • Tiger Cub Summer Season continues: 04 February - 18 March
  • Summer Skills Academy continues: 04 February - 18 March
  • Draw available for Round 1: 15 March
  • 2022 AGM: 16 March
  • Como Trial Games: 19-20 March
  • Season '22 opener celebrations: 19 March
  • "Making Good Choices" Teen Talk: Wednesday 23 March form 7:00 pm
Season '22
  • Shire Premier League R1: GRFC v Kirrawee 6.15 pm & 8.00 pm Friday 18 March - Kareela 3
  • Round 1: 26-27 March
  • Comedy Night: Saturday 21 May
  • Junior Team Photos: 28 May & 04 June
  • Senior Team Photos: 29 May & 05 June
  • Firecracker Night: Sunday 12 June
  • Tiger Cubs Winter Academy: 22 July - 23 September
  • Coach, Manager & Sponsor Appreciation Night: 05 August
  • Senior Presentation Night: Friday 14 October
  • Junior Presentation Day: Sunday 16 October
LITTLE KICKERS SUTHERLAND SHIRE IS FOR SALE!
This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to change careers, move away from a desk job or become their own boss! Contact Lauren on 0455 941 011 or email sutherlandshire@littlekickers.com.au. Lauren is also looking for new coaches, so please get in touch if you are interested.
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