On Sunday 17th November, both Annelise and I headed to a picturesque Number 2 Sportsground for the blockbuster W-League season-opener between the Newcastle Jets and a star-studded Melbourne City outfit.
Alongside us were a host of local supporters, including some very excited young ALDI MiniRoos footballers from Raymond Terrace SC and Lochinvar Rovers FC, who got to be Mascots and Flag-bearers respectively for the big match! After completing their pre-match commitments with smiles on their faces, the young MiniRoos stars settled in to watch what was a very compelling match – with a bumper crowd of over 1500 creating a great atmosphere.
Then came half-time and both clubs got a chance to get on the pitch and show their skills in a mini-game, with several great goals getting cheers from the crowd. The second half would soon get underway, with the Jets lifting in front of the faithful fans and getting a well deserved point through a stunning goal from Teigan Collister’s powerful right boot!
Well done to both groups from Raymond Terrace and Lochinvar Rovers for getting behind their local team and representing their clubs with pride on the big stage!
Alex Lowe – MiniRoos Development Officer