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FFA Cup winners

Greyhounds CSC is very happy to celebrate the success of our Men’s Titans in this year’s FFA Cup competition. The FFA Cup is an opportunity for men’s teams to nominate for a sudden death competition, with games played against other teams across the state and ultimately nationally (if you keep winning). A-league teams join the FFA Cup competition from the round of 32.

The Titans are the first team from Greyhounds to ever compete at this level and played the first game of any WACFA team in the FFA Cup.

Join us in celebrating their success as you read the following reports. We thank the Coach of the Titans, Dan Hamer, for supplying this detail.

Game 1
On Sat 6th March, 16 Greyhounds Titans players, coaches and supporters jumped on a 21-seater coach and travelled to Kalgoorlie (8hrs) to compete in the 2nd round of the 2021 FFA Cup. The game was a home game for Twin City Saints FC but made history as the first game played by a WACFA team in the FFA Cup competition.

The game was intense, and the weather humid; however, the large local crowd were accommodating. Going 1-0 down in the first 2mins was hardly the best start to the match, but goals followed from Ben Spiccia, Josiah Naidoo and Ethan Pemberton, and the Titans went into the half-time break leading 3-2.

After the break, the end-to-end game should have been settled by a Sam Del Pino converted penalty; however, Twin City Saints were roared on by their local support and encouraged by the fact three Titans players were either injured or suffering severe cramp. Thirty minutes of desperate defending and heroic goal keeping ensued, and it was a breakaway goal by Ethan Pemberton that eventually won the game for Titans (5-4).

History was made as Greyhounds Titans became the first WACFA team to win a match in the FFA Cup and this made the return trip back to Perth the next day all the sweeter.

Game 2
Titans second game (3rd round) was scheduled against state league team, Fremantle City FC.

In what promised to be a classic David v Goliath encounter, the Titans made their way to the impressive home of FCFC with enthusiasm, belief, and excitement.

Buoyed on by a large crowd who came to cheer on the Titans, the reality of the task at hand became apparent, with Fremantle boasting two retired professional players in Perth Glory player, Todd Howorth (82 games, 2009-2012) and English Football League One player, Matt Sparrow (150 League One games, 2005-2013, and scorer of two goals at Wembley Stadium in a play-off final).

The experience of playing in such a game will remain for a long time, but ultimately the speed, fitness and ability of the semi-professional outfit shone through with Fremantle City running out comfortable winners (9-1). 

The lads never gave up and a highlight of the day was Sheldon Gill scoring a wonderful goal which was celebrated with fervour by players, coaches, and spectators alike.

‘Although our FFA Cup dream is over for this year, it was an absolute privilege to represent Greyhounds, and WACFA, in this prestigious competition’ (Dan).

Linesman Training

All teams (U12 and up) are required to supply a linesman for each game and all families are expected to go on this roster during the season.

Email Jill (cmcoordinator@greyhoundscsc.com.au) to express your interest in attending linesman training ready for the 2021 season.

Next training:

Tuesday, 30 March
5:15 to 6:15pm
Koondoola Park, Koondoola

We appreciate your commitment and support in running lines as part of your team roster.

Balga Market Donates

The Balga Community Association Inc. which trades as the Balga Friday Markets, have been making donations to local Sporting Clubs for many years from the proceeds raised by their community volunteers operating at the Balga Friday Market.

Their Management Committee have recently met and decided to donate again to Greyhounds CSC. This has been a yearly donation, made over a number of years, and the Balga Markets are proud once again to support the children and families at our club.

We are pleased to announce their 2021 donation of $1000!

The Club will use this money to update first aid kits and purchase new uniforms.

Please support the Balga Markets.

The Balga Friday Market operates each Friday at Princess / Wallington Reserve Balga.

Sellers admitted from 6:30am at $15 per bay, and buyers from 8am to 12 noon for no cost.

Bric a brack, plants, clothing, tools, books, toys, etc are all for sale and morning tea/coffee, light snacks, cool drinks can be purchased.

For further details please contact Max G (0423 416 723) or Alan S (9342 4895).

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Thank you, Graeme!

Greyhounds CSC would like to thank Graeme for years of dedicated and prayerful service to the Club. Graeme has seen all six of his children play for Greyhounds and led the Committee in a polite and considered way for more than 10 years as Club President. Graeme had planned to step away last year but agreed to stay on as Vice President and help the new incoming President learn the ropes – such is the man.

The legacy Graeme leaves may not be loud and visible, but is certainly far reaching and pervasive throughout the culture of our Club. God bless you, Graeme!
(GCSC Committee)

Graeme has been involved in the club since the mid-2000s and President for over 10 years! Graeme, your dedication and service and commitment has been outstanding and on behalf of each and every single player that you’ve enabled to play soccer over the years, I’d like to say thank you.
(Michael V)

I remember saying (probably me whinging) to Graeme at one match, we really need more people to run the line. This was before he was President, so I had no idea, but off he went and learnt how so he could support the club, me, his kids and his Lord. At a time when no one would put their hand up – makes me smile and cry a little – those were tough days for me and he was a true ray of sunshine. Saw a need and filled it , a humble willing servant.
(Jill)

A wonderful role model to us all.
(Karen)

Registration Day Skills Clinic

Sign-up here for the FREE specialist skills clinic on Registration Day. The clinic will be run by a WACFA Development Officer and is available to all junior players from Greyhounds CSC.

Coaches and Managers are invited to attend and learn new skills and coaching techniques ahead of the new season.

Parents and volunteers are needed to help on the day, please register your interest when submitting this form.

Time: 10am – 12noon

Venue: Hainsworth Park (opposite Emmanuel Christian College).

2021 Registration Day

Saturday 20 February
10:00am – 2:00pm

Emmanuel Christian Community School
Primary Campus
(50 Casserley Avenue, Girrawheen)

** ALL players for the 2021 season are encouraged to attend Registration Day. **

Please bring full fees and proof of online registration
or
Register and Pay on the day.

Online Registrations Here

Registration Day Skills Clinic

GCSC is offering a FREE specialist skills clinic on Registration Day available to all junior players. Coaches and Managers are invited to attend and learn some new skills ahead of the season start. All volunteers welcome to help supervise.
Register Attendance Here

Download 2021 Start of Season Newsletter

New Players Welcome

Please bring each of the following items:

  1. Birth Certificate or proof of age
  2. Full fees or proof of online payment
  3. If registering on the day then please bring your email address and emergency contact details
  4. FFA number and password if you have them
  5. A guardian (18+) if you are U16

Photos

You will need to have a photo taken if it is your 1st year in U12, U16, Mens, Womens or you are a new player.

** We are able to take digital photos on Registration Day. **


Please bring:

Grand Final Winners

Greyhounds CSC congratulates our winning teams and celebrates those who have had very successful seasons.

Women’s Emeralds – 2020 Grand Final Winners
U12 Gold – 2020 Grand Final Winners
2020 WACFA Women’s MVP – Mikala Bower
2020 WACFA Colts MVP – Caleb Leathard
U12 Mercury – Grand Final Runners-up

Men’s Titans – Grand Final Runners-up

U16G Northern Stars – Season Runners-up

Celebration Service Details

Celebration Service
Tuesday 22 September
4:45 to 7:30pm

Arrive at 4:45pm, sit as a team with your Coach and Manager, ready for a prompt 5:00pm start.

COVID restrictions have required a rethink to our Celebration Service and a move away from what we have done in the past. Join us this year for a new, relaxed and condensed celebration!

Please return your uniform at the Celebration Service.

Venue:
Koondoola Community Centre
Koondoola Park, Koondoola Ave, Koondoola WA 6064

All teams, All players, All family!

Pack a picnic, bring the family and come down to celebrate the end of a great (but different) football season.

This is an alcohol free event, including no BYO.

Bring chairs and/or rug and note there are no BBQ or kitchen facilities available.

Trophies given for all players along with special team awards.

Stay and share time with your team while you have your picnic and watch an exhibition ‘friendly’, played between our Colts and Mens.

Gold coin donations collected for Compassion Australia.

Check back for more details closer to the event.

Results & Ladders

Mini Roos Football (U6, U8 and U10) do not have results recorded, hence there is no ladder to show.

Access individual team results and ladder standings for all other teams from the drop down menu in the left sidebar, or via ‘Teams and Training’.