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2024 - Year In Review

After an incredibly successful 2023, we kicked off 2024 on a high note, setting the bar high to continue expanding the club. Our grassroots program saw a significant increase in participants, jumping from 61 kids in 2023 to over 120 in 2024. We swiftly adjusted by adding more teams and coaches, and we're pleased with how smoothly we managed the growth.

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Rangers Shield

Rangers cup

This year, we introduced the Geelong Rangers Senior Women's Team to compete against our own Senior Women's Team for a perpetual shield.

 

After two competitions, Geelong demonstrated their dominance in both games, ensuring victory and taking home the shield. 

Regarding the Men's division, the Warrnambool Rangers joined in on the tradition, adding a competitive edge with multiple teams participating.

 

Throughout the day, our Senior Men's team displayed dominance and clinched the shield, taking it back from Geelong after their 12-month hold.

FRSC - Junior Disco Night

During the last couple of seasons, we've put on a 'junior disco' night for all of our kids, a night filled with fun, music, face paint, soft drink, lollies and games. We've had positive feedback from our kids and families and we're looking to put this on for them each year toward the start of the season as abit of a 'season launch' event for the kids.

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Alby Kinna Cup
Anton Cup

Alby Kinna Cup 

Every year since the passing of Alby Kinna, the first game between Forest Rangers Soccer Club and Ballarat Soccer Club in the Division 1 Open competition, they play off for a cup (trophy). 

FRSC beat Ballarat SC 4-0 

Anton Erkamps-Seamons Cup

Similarly to the Alby Kinna Cup, each year, the first game that our two division 1 teams verse one another, they play for a perpetual trophy honouring young boy, Anton Erkamps-Seamons. 

FRSC beat Creswick 1-0

Rangers Cup 

For the first time, an initiative proposed by Geelong Rangers to create a relationship between Forest Rangers Soccer Club and Warrnambool Rangers FC. 

Each year, the three teams will come together for a day filled with football, in 2023, Warrnambool Rangers FC were unable to field a side, which resulted in it being a day of Forest Rangers vs Geelong Rangers - Geelong were the better side in each game. 

Rangers Cup

Our End of Year Celebrations

To celebrate the end of the tremendous year that we've had, we put on a 'fun' day for our families and kids within our cub. We were able to successfully host every team at home for this day, with the goal of having everybody stay around the club for the entirety of the day - this was a success. 

We had colouring competitions happening throughout the day for anybody interested (targeted for the littlies), we had scavenger hunts happening with prizes, and we also had a Dunk Tank for a bit of a laugh and fun time for our kids - along with more mini games.

FINALS SERIES

For the first time in quite a few years, we were able to successfully get 4 of our 6 competitive teams to break through into the finals series (u12 girls, Div 2 Men, Div 1 Women and Div 1 Open).

Our Div 2 squad, went out first round of finals to a strong North United ballarat team, faught hard all game but unfortunately the constant pressure from North United broke through to score 2 goals. Ending the game 2-0. 

Our Div 1 Women's squad, went out in the Preliminary Final, showcasing tremendous heart, grit and work ethic to play all the way to the end, we can't be more proud of them, though, losing 2-1 to North United. 

Our U12 Girls team, made it through to the grand final, versing Ballarat Soccer Club, and losing 1-0 in a tough fort game. Our girls, started the year with alot to work on, and making finals was a huge accomplishment within itself, to then make the grand final was above all expectations that as a club we had, many girls being their first time ever playing. Well done girls!! we will be back.

Finally our Div 1 Men are the 2023 Grand Final winners for the BDSA! Beating Creswick Cougars Soccer Club in the Semi Final with a score of 4-2 and the game going into extra time, then facing Sebastopol Vikings Soccer Club in the Preliminary Final, and winning 4-3 in Extra Time as well. Progressing onto North United Panthers, who were undefeated for the entirety of 2023 season, and coming away with the win 4-3 was outstanding performance and all credit to our squad !

senior womens
Senior teams
u12 girls
Grand final win

23/09/2023

FRSC Ball + Snr Vote Count

For the first time, we decided to join our Best and Fairest vote count and Our FRSC Club Ball to be on the same night. We hosted this at the Freight Bar + Restaurant, and we had the band 'Miss Behavin' all night. 

Division 1 Open

Winner - Billy G, Ryan R, Adrian C. 

Runner up - Ajay T.

Divison 1 Womens 

Winner - Elke S.

Runner up - Claire M.

Division 2 Open

Winner - David L.

Runner up - CJ Aldridge, Riley G. 

FRSC Golden Boot - Tiarlah Anstis

Des Every Award - Lacey Ball and Robert Walsh

Inductees into Life Members (20 years as a player):

Scott Crawley

Lachlan Dean

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