Finals fever this weekend

FOR 1000’s of football (soccer) players in the Nepean Football Association, this coming weekend signifies the end of the 2022 season.  

Whilst the season itself has been impacted by shocking weather events, that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of the 13,000 players who play the world game each weekend. 

On Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August, players and their supporters in the 1000’s will gather at Jamison Park to contest grand finals and the coveted finalist medallion. 

Playing right beside the best of the best will be the MiniRoos players, many of who will be playing in their first ever gala day.  Miniroos players are boys and girls aged between 5 & 11 years of age who participate in non competition football where the focus is on skill development.

Photos from the 2019 finals.

Linda Cerone, CEO of Nepean FA said “We’re relieved to finally be able to deliver this weekend after 2 years of no-finals and no Gala Days.  Everyone’s really missed the traditional end to the season.”  Cerone said that it was touch and go for a while there with the negative impact on the districts playing surfaces due to long, extended periods of rain, but with a few modifications to formats, we’ve been able to deliver the finals event that everyone knows and loves.  

MiniRoos Gala Days will be taking place at Jamison Park, Penrith  & Cook Park, St Marys on Saturday 27th August.

The Men’s and Women’s premier competitions, Men’s Waratah League & Women’s Ruby League matches will both take place on the multi purpose synthetic pitches at Jamison Park.  Men will play at 3pm and 5pm Saturday and the Women will play at 1pm on Sunday.

Members of the public are welcome to come down to Jamison Park and feast their eyes on some quality football in a family friendly environment.