The Daylesford and Hepburn United Soccer Club is expecting a bumper 2014 season, with plans of entering upto six teams in the Ballarat and District Soccer Association in 2014. The club will aim for an Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s in the junior league, and a Seniors Men’s and Seniors Women’s team. The 2013 season saw a rejuvenation of the clubs junior teams, with 250% growth in participation and a record number of Under 9s training every Wednesday.
The 2013 season also saw two strong Under 11s teams entered into the BDSA league, a positive sign of things to come. The Under 15s and Senior teams both made the finals and showed they can match it with the bigger Ballarat Clubs, and will continue to attract quality players through some of the best coaches in regional Victoria. The big news for the 2014 season will be the plan to gain interest for a women’s senior soccer team. The BDSA has a strong women’s league, which Daylesford have never entered a team, but the future is looking brighter for women’s soccer in the region
The club has prospered under the new committee and a new home at Victoria Park Daylesford. Club president Ivan Carter said “the key to our growth has been having a home in Daylesford. For nearly a decade the club was based in Dean, which was hard on players, parents and supporters, but now Victoria Park is our home”. “It is hoped that we can field five or six teams in 2014, with the World Cup in Brazil expected to continue to promote the game for all the right reasons”.
“All players are welcome at our club, from six year olds, to sixty year olds, male or female. We have a talented pool of coaches and managers, which can take this club to the next level in junior development and have an enjoyable 2014 season”.
For more details or to register interest, please contact:
Ivan Carter, Seniors, 0422 605 953
John Mayger, Juniors, 0412 230 536