Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Women footballers to compete in Queensland Flood Charity Day Lightning Premiership next Sunday

Photos (Top to Bottom): Aubert Ruzigandekwe, the new coach of Hobart United; Ruzigandekwe conducts training at Cornelian Bay last night; Another coach takes another group of players at last night's Hobart United training session [PlessPix]

The Queensland Flood Charity Day Lightning Premiership involving women’s teams will be held at North Chigwell this coming Sunday, with games commencing at 9am.

The women’s teams that have entered are: Tilford Zebras, Olympia Warriors, Glenorchy Knights, Clarence United, Kingborough Lions United, Taroona, National Training Centre, Nelson Eastern Suburbs.

Games will be of 40 minutes’ duration (two 20-minute halves) and each club may have 20 players in the squad. Unlimited interchange may occur.

The grand final at the end of the day will be one hour in duration (two 30-minute halves).

There will be official referees, but clubs will provide the assistant referees.

Coles Supermarkets have donated the produce for the barbecues conducted on the day.

Metro’s bar will be open from 11am and the band ‘Slide’, will perform at the end of the final.

For further information, phone the organiser of this commendable initiative, Robert Corradetti on 0458 552 532.


Glenorchy Knights are conducting an Under-19s Knights Cup at Prince of Wales Bay on Saturday 29 January and Saturday 5 February.

Teams are guaranteed of a minimum of four games over the two days.

There is an entry fee of $20 per player.

The competition is mainly for under-19s, but other youth teams will be considered.

The purpose of the tournament is to give youth teams, and particularly under-19 teams, some game time prior to the commencement of the season, according to Corey Smith, who is organising the event for the Knights.


The Chelsea FC Football Training Camps run by Football Coaching International and Vikings Futsal will be conducted in Tasmania at Easter.

It will cost attendees $150 and they will also received a t-shirt, certificate of attendance, a Chelsea keyring, and a Vikings Futsal certificate.

Sessions in Hobart will be at the University of Tasmania Rugby ground on sandy Bay Road on 25 and 26 April at 8.30am-11.30am for under-7s to under-11s and from noon to 3pm for under-12s and over.

Sessions at Devonport will be held at the Valley Road ground on 27 and 28 April from 9am to noon for under-7s to under-11s, and from 1pm-4pm for under-12s and over.

Again, Corey Smith is your contact person.


Tilford Zebras have cancelled their trip to Queensland which was scheduled for this week.

The floods in that State have caused huge damage and there are no grounds available.

Zebras were to have held a training camp and played a couple of games against local sides.

Club president Nick Di Giovanni said the club would now postpone the venture until next year.


Hobart United are in full training at the Cornelian Bay grounds on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Last night’s training, under coach Aubert Ruzigandekwe involved several dozen enthusiastic players.

The club will compete in Division One this coming season and is in Group C, together with Olympia Warriors, Kingborough Lions United and DOSA, in the men’s Premier League section of the Summer Cup.


Metro host New Town Eagles at North Chigwell today in a pre-season friendly.

The game between the Division One and Premier League outfits kicks off at 6.15pm at the oval just above Metro's main ground.

Entry is via the normal route into the North Chigwell ground and then a short walk up the bank to the oval.


Corey Smith said...

Knights 19s Cup has been changed to the 5th Feb only as there have been limited interest so far. The idea for this is to give youth teams that have no summer cup a chance to compete prior to the season and sort out their teams etc. Please advise as soon as possible if you would like to enter your youth teams. This event was organised very late and this was due to us not knowing whether there would be a summer cup for 19s as mentioned last year.

Also with Chelsea Clinics, This event is supported by Vikings Futsal and we will help promote but the entire clinic and event is run by Football Coaching International and Chelsea Football Club Academy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,
Just wondering if you have heard much with Div 1 this year?

Player movements etc...

I hear Metro & Nelson look strong with some good yound kids about

Anonymous said...

Eagles to win 5-0 with alot of youth to get majority of the game time

Anonymous said...

only problem with your youth is corey. you still have players like nowicki and harrison playing.. and then playing players in odd positions. . i watched the south hobart game, and corey was playing a very talented mid feilder. who has scored numbers of goals the year before in every game.. in left back!