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Soccer Season begins
Under 6 - Wednesday 4-5pm
Under 8 - Tuesday 4-5pm
Under 10 - Wednesday 5-6pm
Under 12 - Wednesday 5-6pm
Under 14 - Wednesday 6-7.30pm
Under 16 - Tuesday 4.30-6pm
Womens/Womens Under 15
Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm
Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm
All training is at Mary MacKillop CRC,
Horn St, Leongatha
All games played on Sundays
Season kicks off Sunday, April 23
All new players welcome
For more information email
Come and enjoy the world's beautiful game
Soccer Club 2017
NEW PLAYERS WELCOME
Training at Korumburra Recreation Reserve
Richard Street, Korumburra
Small sided Under 6’s,
Under 8’s & Under 10’s
Tuesday 4.30 - 5.30pm
Mixed under 12’s, Under 14’s, Under 16’s
and Girls Under 15’s - Tuesday 4.30 - 6pm
Seniors Men & Women Thursday nights
from 6pm onwards
All new players welcome to come along to training
Further enquiries contact Glenn 0438 552 981,
United Soccer Club
Facebook: lang lang united
or phone: 0438 975 525
U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 & U16s, Senior
Womens, Senior Mens and Reserve Mens
Training Wednesday nights
and home games at
Lang Lang Showgrounds
ALL NEW PLAYERS WELCOME,
PARTICULARLY IN THE WOMENS TEAM
Reduced fees for Womens team in 2017
Come and join in this
family friendly club
THE 2017 season could not have
started any better for the Leon-
gatha Knights, and we’re not yet at
The club learned only recent-
ly that its massive lighting and
ground upgrades project would go
ahead thanks to a successful State
Government funding application
which is supported by the South
Gippsland Shire Council.
The ground will be lit up with
new lighting towers and excava-
tion works will take place to pro -
vide more suitable playing areas
at the Mary MacKillop College
This news came only days after
the club had success at the Korum-
burra Cup where the Under 14 and
Women’s teams were victorious.
The club’s Women’s team is always
among the teams to beat, and will be
looking to taste league success again
this year as it did in 2015.
The Senior men’s team will be
looking to bounce back after a
tough year last year, while the Re-
serves reached the finals in 2016
and had a lot of fun along the way.
The Knights have lots of young
talent coming through expertly de-
veloped by the dedicated team of
coaches who often call on special-
ists to help at training.
The season kicks off for the
Knights at home this Saturday
when they welcome Lang Lang.
In other news, the club was suc-
cessful in its application to have
its own defibrillator permanently
housed in the club rooms.
St Johns will install it this Fri-
day at the rooms and members
have the opportunity to have some
free training in how to use the de-
fibrillator from 6.30 to 8.30pm
that night. Contact the club to get
The Trivia Knight is also coming
up on May 12 at the Koonwarra
Hall, while the club ball on July
1 will give members the chance to
dance the Knight away!
KORUMBURRA City Soccer Club
is celebrating 10 years of existence in
2017 and hopes to celebrate in style
both on and off the pitch.
President Glenn Odgers said the
premiership will be the goal at all
levels beginning with senior men and
“We’ll be aiming for the top. We
want to start strongly, get a couple of
wins early and go from there.”
The senior men’s team will be
coached by Rory Cull who has a
strong squad to work with.
“We’ve kept most of the players
from last year and recruited a couple
of extras. We finished very well but it
was a case of too little too late.”
Glenn said the women’s team will
again be strong with 20 players in the
“Our women have won the title two
or three times. They’ve had quite a
bit of success.
“Our men have been runners-up
twice and our reserves have been
He said junior numbers, particu-
larly at the younger levels are very
strong, but the middle ages, the Un-
der 14s and 16s are light on.
In other club news, Fred Clark
recently became the club’s first life
member after serving as treasurer
for 10 years. Fred has also coached
and been a team manager at various
To celebrate 10 years, the club will
hold a formal ball, while the always
popular trivia night is also coming up.
“Socially it’s a great club for fami-
lies,” Glenn said.
As for facilities, Korumburra City is
planning to build new change rooms
for women. The project will go ahead
pending a successful grant applica-
tion through the South Gippsland
PROM Coast Soccer Club, a friend-
ly club located at the Arthur Suther-
land Rec Reserve in Welshpool, start-
ed its season with its annual Gala
Day on Sunday, March 5.
The day was enjoyed by children
and adults trying out soccer with a
free barbecue to finish all the fun.
The day gave the club the opportu-
nity to welcome new players and plan
for teams in the upcoming season.
The soccer club is excited to an-
nounce sponsorship of $500 from
Toora & Foster Community Bendigo
Bank and Welshpool agency for pro-
viding awards to junior members
Their sponsorship in the past has
benefited the club by purchasing new
equipment and therefore increasing
The Gippsland soccer league pre-
sented Prom Coast with ‘Club of the
The Prom Coast Soccer catchment
area ranges from Yarram through to
The club prides itself on being an in-
clusive, family focused club that encour-
ages participation from children and
adults of all abilities and experience.
Prom Coast during the 2016 sea-
son grew as a club and fielded a
Men’s reserves team and two Junior
mixed age group teams.
There’s potential for growing again
to include a women’s team.
The season starts soon and the
club encourages anyone interested
in soccer to come to training on
Wednesday afternoons at the Welsh-
pool Rec Reserve, have a try at soccer
and some fun.
The club is also seeking any per-
son’s new or past members to help
with coaching, running the lines and
refereeing at home matches.
For further contact details and in-
formation on the soccer club, visit
Round 1 | Sunday, April 23:
Leongatha Knights v Lang Lang
Phillip Island v Mirboo North
Inverloch Stars v Korumburra City
Wonthaggi United v Drouin Dragons
THE Gippsland Soccer League is
kicking off this weekend for the 2017
season and Lang Lang United Club
are preparing with some of the best
coaches and players in Victoria.
The club is powered by a team of
volunteers, from parents to amateur
soccer players to professional soc-
cer players. The club was founded in
October, 2015, and will be the club’s
second year playing in the Gippsland
Soccer League. Last year, they re-
ceived the league board’s recognition
award and won the grand final in the
President and senior coach Grant
Spence is looking forward to the club’s
first game this season, on Sunday
against Leongatha. He said the growth
at the club has been incredible.
“It grew really quite quickly in the
last two years. There’s been lots of
new faces and we’ve assured them
that they’re welcome and they’re look-
ing forward to the start of the season.”
Mr Spence said team numbers are
pretty good, but could be better in
“The women’s team was a bit light
but then we cut registration from
$240 to $100 and it seems to have
got a couple new players in.
“I think this year will be just as
enjoyable, last year we didn’t have a
ground. We’ve finally got that up and
running,” he said.
Coaches at the club have also un-
dertaken coaching courses at Foot-
ball Federation Australia, meaning
they’re more confident and can teach
players more skills.
The club will play in 16 rounds,
with the addition of two bye rounds,
ending in early September. A week af-
ter round 18, the semi-finals will be-
gin and the grand final will be played
on Sunday, September 24.
This year the club aims to fill all
teams, recruiting in local primary
schools and online. But the club is
looking for more female talent and
insists no experience is needed. Like
any sport, if players are willing to give
it a go and have a positive attitude,
anyone is welcome.
In 2016, the club received gener-
ous support from a range of local
groups and businesses, helping the
club thrive in its first year. These in-
cluded the Lang Lang Op Shop, Lang
Lang Community Bank and Lang
Lang Primary School.
Training is held every Wednesday
at the Lang Lang Showgrounds. If
you’re interested in the club, contact
President Grant Spence on 0411 298
540 or at langlangunited.president@
Following round one, Lang Lang
will be playing an away game against
Korumburra on Sunday, April 30.
The club’s motto is ‘Once united, al-
Eddie Colwill is one the young stars of the future for the Leongatha
Knights winning already
Korumburra City has a strong junior program although more num-
bers are needed for the club’s Under 14 and Under 16 team. N261617
Ten years of City
Prom Coast Soccer Club held a Gala Day recently to give people
of all ages a chance to give soccer a go in the lead up to the season.
Prom Coast continues to grow
All the best for Lang Lang
The Lang Lang men’s reserves team took home the premiership in
their first season last year.
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