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Want to play female Premier League Football?
Penrith Rovers Football Club are seeking Player Expressions of Interest for our 2023 Women Ruby Premier League squad.
Trials will commence next week.
We ask all returning & new players to complete the following EOI Application Forms.
Trials will be held at Hickeys Park, Penrith
Women Ruby Premier League
Coach – Stacey Fanella
Trials to be held Mon 21st & Mon 28th
6.30pm for a 7pm start
Register for Women's Ruby League trials – CLICK HERE

Penrith Rovers Football Club are seeking players' Expressions of Interest for our 2023 Men & Women Premier League and First Division squads.

Trials will be held in November and we ask all returning and new players to complete the following EOI Application Forms.

When open trial dates are confirmed, players will be contacted. Trials will be held at Hickeys Park, Penrith.

Men Premier League – Coach: Luke Boyd
Trials to be held Tues 15th, Thurs 17th, Tues 22nd & Thurs 24th
Register for Men's Warartah League trials – CLICK HERE

Women Premier League – Coach: Stacey Fanella
Trials to be held Mon 21st & Mon 28th
Register for Women's Ruby League trials – CLICK HERE

U14 Girls Division 1 (2022 Champions) – Coach: Kyle Romero
Trials to be held Monday 21st & Monday 28th
Register for U14 Girls trials – CLICK HERE

U16 Boys Division 1 – Coach: Richard Bezzina
Trials to be held Wednesday 23rd & 30th
Register for U16 Boys trials – CLICK HERE

U17 Men Division 1 – Coach: Anthony Grbin
Trials to be held Wednesday 23rd & Mon 28th
Register for U17 Men trials – CLICK HERE

U18 Intermediate Men Division 1 – Coach: Rick Klemesrud
Trials to be held Tuesday 15th & 22nd
Register for U18 Men trials – CLICK HERE

U19 Intermediate Men Division 1 – Coach: Stuart Docherty
Trials to be held Tuesday 15th & 22nd
Register for U19 Men trials – CLICK HERE

Club Telephone

Mailing Address

75 Richmond Road
Kingswood NSW 2747

Penrith Rovers FC resources

Our Juniors

We are pleased to have many junior players in our ranks. Our focus is on developing our junior players to be able to reach their potential while having fun in a supportive environment.

We aim to encourage our juniors to participate and do their best, whatever their skill level. Our juniors consist of Mini Roos aged 5 to 11 years (male, female or mixed teams) and our competition sides aged 12 to 17 years (males and females).

Senior Teams

Our senior teams are:

  • All Age Men Waratah League First Division
  • All Age Men Waratah League Reserve Grade
  • All Age Women Ruby League First Division
  • All Age Men 2
  • All Age Women 2
  • Over 35 Men 3 (Friday night)
  • Intermediate Men First Division (U19)
Players' Insurance

If an insurance claim needs to be made by a player (or a parent of a player, a claim may be made here.

Useful Links

Grounds directory for Nepean region

Click here for details of the local football grounds, published by the Nepean Football Association.

Ground closures due to wet weather

Click here for a list of football grounds closed due to wet weather.

Note: as at 19 July 2021, no football games are being played due to the NSW State Governments covid restrictions

Play by the Rules

Sport and recreational activities should always be safe, fair and inclusive. Play by the Rules assists sports address issues around discrimination, harassment and other forms of inappropriate behaviour. Their aim is to build safe, welcoming and inclusive environments.

Nepean Football Association

Click here to visit the NFA’s website.

Football NSW

Click here to visit the Football NSW’s website.

Nepean Referees Group

Click here to visit the Nepean Referees’ website.

Hyundai A-League

Click here to visit the Hyundai A-League’s website.

My Football

Click here to visit the My Football website.

COVID-19 news

Updates from Football NSW

We post on our Facebook page any updates received from Football NSW. You can also visit the Football NSW website for their updates as well.

Their most recent update was on 14 July 2021.

Updates from Nepean Football Association

We post on our Facebook page any updates received from Nepean FA. The Nepean FA has published their Roadmap for Return to football for after the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Coach’s Drill

Upcoming Coaches Course

The Nepean Football Association offers training for coaches, details of which may be found here.

Pre-game Warm-up
  • The field is setup in a 30 x 30 metre grid (15m between each marker)
  • Have two teams setup with 3-4 players (6-8 in total for each team)
  • Drill starts from Teams 2a and 2b. In this example we start with player 1 (Team 2a)
  • Player 1 plays a pass to the first player from Team 1a and gets one touch return pass (position 2)
  • From position 3, player 1 then plays a long pass to the next player in Team 2b and continues the run to the end of the line (Team 2b)
  • The first player from Team 1a continues the run to the end of the line in Team 1b
  • The drill is exactly the same from the other end
  • Green players will reotate from corner-to-corner and orange players will rotate from side-to-side
  • Encourage 1 touch passing at pace
  • This drill focuses on right foot passing. Simply change direction to work on opposite foot (Green teams change corners and Orange teams work other side of marker)
  • Rotate Green and Orange teams every few minutes
  • Remember that the drill is to have two footballs working simultaneously
  • From this setup, a small sided game of 6v6 (or 8v8). 1-2 touch possession is played without any changes to a field size, equipment or players
  • This drill can be modified to suit younger ages. For example, number of touches, size of field, and so on
Dribbling and Defending 1-on-1

Dribbling

  • Use feints and tricks (for example, stepovers), Ronaldo chops, scissors, Maradonna spin, and so on. Promote creativity!
  • Use a change of pace to throw the defender
  • Dribble with the ball between the feet. This allows theh player to move in both directions
  • Accelerate past the player and avoid them a chance to have a second attempt to tackle
  • Avoid turning your back on the defender for a long period

Defending

  • Maintain a low centre of gravity
  • Stay alert on the toes and be patient
  • Use the front foot to tackle
  • Fake to tackle to force mistakes
  • Tackle when 100% success is guaranteed

Drill setup

  • Place 10 footballs on top of 10 markers
  • Have two teams on each side of the markers with the coach inbetween, who acts as a server with the footballs
  • Play starts when the coach instructs the players. On the call to ‘go’, both players sprint to the end of the markers and back into the middle
  • The coach plays the ball to the first player in the grid
  • The plays dual 1 v 1 – the goal being to knock off one of the footballs off the markers. This ball is not replaced
  • The team who successfully knocks off five footballs first wins the game
  • Encourage your players to dribble and not to shoot or pass from a distance
  • Discuss key points with the players and attempt again. Have the players analyse the techniques of their team members
Overlapping

Do your left and right fullbacks become part of the attack?

The key to overlapping is to have both the winger and fullback working close so they can link up with each other. When the ball is played to the winger, it is ideal if the winger is facing the opponent (forward) in space.

The first touch of the winger must be inside to allow space for the overlapping fullback. Timing of the pass is crucial.

The winger must delay the pass and try to commmit the defender which will allow the overlapping fullback to penetrate the space left by the defender. This will also make it harder for the defender to recover quickly.

This sequence of overlapping can also act as a decoy run. It’s then important that the winger sits in to fill the space left by the overlapping fullback to avoid a quick counter attack if possession is lost. But the winger must still maintain a good distance to support the fullback.

Drill setup

  • Start with the fullback (1a) passing the ball to a midfielder (2)
  • The fullback starts to overlap around the outside of midfielder (2) while midfielder (2) passes to attacker (4a)
  • The attacker turns the ball back to midfielder (3), who plays a ball towards the right corner and into the run of the fullback
  • The fullback crosses the ball and the attackers (4a) and (5) run into the penalty area to attempt a shot on goal
  • Attacker (5) runs to the near post while attacker (4a) finds a central position by arching their run so they are coming forward to meet the ball (4b)
  • Make sure you rotate your players so everyone has a go at overlapping
  • You can easily advance this session by first adding passive defenders, then full pressure in a small sided game