First weekend of new season

Healesville Soccer Club marked a successful start of the new season with four three out of four senior teams coming home with wins on Saturday 6 April. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Leesa Riley

Healesville Soccer Club started the new season with a full of joy.

With four senior teams taking to the pitch, three came home with wins on Saturday 6 April.

The Healesville Women Reds debuted for the first time across at Berwick for the Annual Women’s Round.

It was a brilliant day of festivities celebrating women in soccer with 21 teams from across the league playing.

With many new faces, a few seasoned and a couple of enthusiastic junior players, the Reds kicked off with a brilliant 5-1 win.

Big Congrats to Eloise for a three-goal hat trick, Ava and Melita who also scored.

Following on were the Senior Womens back on the pitch after finishing runners up last year and they were out for early victory.

A massive 7-0 win with goals peppered by Sarah, Ava, Courtney, Kiah and Keira.

Brilliant effort by the team to come out firing for the new season.

It’s been 20 years this year since the Senior Womens won the league trophy and the club is looking forward to winning one more trophy this year.

Back at home, the Senior Men Reserves took to the Don Road pitch.

Although suffering a 1-4 loss, the team put on a fantastic display and it’s impressive to see the lineup grow this year to 17 players.

They will be a team to watch.

The Senior Men closed out the day with a heart-pumping 2-1 win with Daniel finding the back of the net twice for the team.

Great display with a group of avid fans cheering on.

It was fantastic to see the support of long-time club members along the sideline and big thanks to the club’s retired presidents Klaus and Richard for taking on volunteer roles on the pitch to assist the game.

The support demonstrates the spirit of the club to have members still involved from its inception.

Both Women’s teams ran out to pay respect and honour one of their fellow team members’ father who passed away recently.

He was a keen supporter of the team and often watched games.

The Healesville Soccer Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to his family and friends and hope he was watching down on the teams knowing they were playing for him and cheering them on for the win.