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  • Trial Dates for all GDAFA Teams & Riverina Rhinos

    Riverina Rhinos

    First Trial

    Sunday the 1st of December at Ted Scobie Oval Griffith.
    U12 – 9am – 10.30am
    U13 – 11am – 12.30am
    U14 – 1pm – 2.30pm
    U15 – 3pm – 4.30pm


    Second Trial

    Sunday the 8st of December at Ted Scobie Oval Griffith.
    U12 – 9am – 10.30am
    U13 – 11am – 12.30am
    U14 – 1pm – 2.30pm
    U15 – 3pm – 4.30pm


    Griffith SAP for U9’s, U10’s and U11’s

    Monday Night on the 2nd of December and Exies No.2 Oval in Griffith.
    5.30pm – 7pm


    Griffith Rep Teams for Riverina Branch Titles

    Boys – U12’s, U13’s, U14’s and U15’s.
    Girls – U12’s, U14’s and U16’s


    First Trial

    Saturday the 23rd of November at Ted Scobie Oval Griffith.
    All age groups to Start at 9am – 11.30am


    Second Trial

    Sunday the 24th of November at Ted Scobie Oval Griffith.
    All age groups to Start at 9am – 11.30am

  • Football NSW Regional League Declaration

    Football NSW Regional League

    The Board of Directors have determined the composition of the Football NSW Regional League to be as follows:

    Football NSW Regional League (U12, U13, U14 and U15)

    Bankstown Dist. Amateur Football Assoc. Inter Lions SC
    Camden Tigers SC Northbridge FC
    Central Coast Football* Nepean Dist. Soccer Football Assoc.
    Eastern Suburbs** Northern Suburbs Football Association
    Sutherland Shire Football Association Riverina Rhinos
    Football South Coast Western NSW Mariners FC
    Gladesville Ryde Magic FC Southern Branch FC
    Granville Rage FC Southern Dist. Soccer Football Assoc.
    Hawkesbury City FC St George Football Association

    * Subject to Central Coast Football remaining affiliated with FNSW

    ** Football NSW announce a Regional League License has been awarded to Eastern Suburbs of Sydney building a structure from clubs in the Eastern Suburbs Football Association and 2013 Regional League teams from Hakoah Sydney City East Club. ESFA and Hakoah Sydney City East are working towards an opportunity to achieve a development and playing environment for all male youth players in the Eastern Suburbs in the 2014 Regional League competition.

    Entry to the program is dependent upon the criteria relating to the Football NSW Limited program being met by each licensee, including confirmed access to compliant facilities and adherence to the principles contained in the application documents.

    A competition structure document is available on the Football NSW website that illustrates the manner in which the Regional League will be delivered by Football NSW, the Football Associations, Clubs and Branches.


    Chief Executive Officer

  • NSW Regional Youth League Coaches 2014

    Riverina Rhinos
    are calling for coaches for the 2014 Season for the age groups

    Boys Teams

    • Under 12’s
    • Under 13’s
    • Under 14’s
    • Under 15’s

    Please email all applications to anthony.vecchio@griffithfootball.com.au

    Anthony Vecchio – 0428 641 828
    Mathew Curran – 0427 183 785

    Applications must be received by 5:00pm on 15th November 2013

    (Minimum Youth Licence is Required)

  • Application Accepted, Riverina Rhinos are born

    by Vince Ruargi (Area News)

    FOOTBALL in Griffith has taken a huge leap forward with the acceptance of a locally-based side in Football NSW’s revamped Regional League for next year, according to GDFA president Matthew Curran.

    The Riverina Rhinos were officially born on Monday night when the GDFA received official word their application to join the competition has been approved.

    The Rhinos will be the only side from the region in the league, which also features representative sides from some of Sydney’s strongest associations, as well as other country outfits.

    Established this year, the Regional League is a statewide junior competition for boys in four age groups – under 12s, 13s, 14s and 15s.

    Curran said he was “ecstatic” with the news.

    “It’s a great boost for our kids,” he said.

    “We’ve put a lot of time and effort into it and a lot of people helped us with the submission and the phone’s been running hot with people in Griffith involved in the game.”

    Curran said the competition will only assist the development of the city’s young talent, which has already impressed this year with the GDFA Under 13s clinching the State Cup and some strong performances in various representative carnivals.

    “Kids can only get better when they’re surrounded by better players against better opposition, and that’s what this will do for us,” he said.

    “These kids will be training weekly and playing together as a unit, so when it comes to state titles, our results will be a lot better than they have been. That’s the advantage all the other areas have had over us, and now we have it too.

    “There was a gap for our juniors and based on our State Cup performance, that opened a lot of eyes and really put us on the map.

    “Who knows – they could be playing in Sydney and there could be a scout there watching.

    “This will open a lot of doors and just broadens the horizons for us.”

    Football Riverina community development manager Blaise Fagan has been appointed as the Rhinos’ technical director, while the GDFA will put the call out for coaches later this week.

    As the only team from the Riverina, Curran said players from Wagga, Albury and other surrounding areas will also be invited to become part of the Rhinos set-up.

    He said their establishment will also mean the 20-odd children who are part  of the Western NSW Mariners team will now no longer have to travel out of town every week to take on quality opposition.

    “At the end of the day, it was there and we were the only (Riverina) branch willing to have a crack at it, so we did,” Curran said.

    “It’s good for our kids in Griffith because they’ll make up the majority of the squad and it’s good for the local economy, because visiting sides will be bringing teams in four age groups with them.”

    Curran said if the Rhinos are a success, the GDFA will introduce girls teams in the under 12s, 14s and 16s divisions in 2015.

    The side has no set home ground as yet but is likely to rotate between Exies Oval, Noe Santolin Oval and Hanwood Oval, the three facilities the GDFA put forward in its application.