As we head towards the end of the season, it is very important that players keep playing football also in the summer months.
Junior players would greatly benefit from playing small sided football as it could greatly improve their ball control, dribbling skills, etc. – while having lots of fun!
Seniors playing football in summer tend to maintain a level of fitness which will lessen the chances of injury when they resume playing winter football in 2018.
To facilitate your choice of competition, the Rovers committee have compiled a list of the most popular forms of summer football and a new competition starting this year. Note that some websites may NOT have been yet updated for this year’s competition.
BOSCO SUMMER SOCCER: The original Shire Summer Soccer competition is organised by Bosco Summer Soccer (NOT affiliated with Bosco FC) at Boys’ Town Oval, Engadine. 5-a-side competition is open to all players from Under 6 to Over 45. Price range: $300 – $750 per team (depending on age group). Competition runs for 10 weeks for Juniors (October – December) or 14 weeks for Seniors (October – December, then February). www.boscosummersoccer.com.au
MENAI INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE FUTSAL: The futsal (indoor soccer) competition is organised by the Sutherland Shire Council at Menai Indoor Sports Centre. 5-a-side games. Winter competition was priced at $672 per team for 12 games. http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Outdoors/Leisure-Centres/Centres/Menai-Indoor-Sports-Centre/Menai-Programs-and-Activities/Sporting-programs
NSW SUMMER SUPER LEAGUE: New competition starting this year and organised by NSW Soccer Academy on the synthetic fields at Kareela Oval. 8-a-side competition for players aged Under 10’s to Under 14’s. Price $1100 per team. Competition runs for 9 weeks (October – December) www.nswsocceracademy.com.au
SUTHERLAND SHARKS PIPE KING SUMMER SOCCER COMPETITION: Top competition (but also catering for lower grade teams) organised by the Sutherland Sharks F.C. on the synthetic field at Seymour Shaw Stadium. 7-a-side (juniors) or 6-a-side (seniors) competition is open to all players from Under 6 to Over 45. Price range $600 – $1500 per team (depending on age group, $100 early bird discount). Competition runs for 13 weeks (September – December). http://www.sutherlandsharksfc.com.au