Rosewood soccer kicks off

RUSC 2024 Under 8's second team.

Rosewood United Soccer Club kicked off their 2024 season two weeks ago with hundreds of families coming together with teams competing across the region.

QCSA Premiership 2023 winners Rosewood’s U11 team are returning as U12s with returning coach Tori-Lee Ross.

“The team has come a long way,” Ross said.

“2023 was their first year on the full-sized field and for many of them it was their first year playing soccer.

“In my eyes they are champions with the level of sportsmanship I see each and every game.”

Ross said the sport built friendships, confidence, sportsmanship and got kids moving.

“It is so important for young people today,” she said.

“Joining in is a huge opportunity for young people to develop respect, time management and focuses them on training, teaches them to work as a team and not just as individuals.”

The Rosewood United Soccer Club has grown and demonstrated an amazing swell of support in the region with new teams who can now join the rosters with additional members, including a new U12 and U13 girls and senior men’s team.

Club President Tammy Crawford is leading the club again this year and her dedication and commitment has resulted in an amazing outcome for a community that is fast growing and getting behind the club at every step of the way.

“Rosewood is a family club and we all pitch in as a community,” Crawford said.

“This year we are growing and delivering even more with an over 30s team, an all-girls under 13 and under 12 team and we are investing in an under 17s developmental team.

Parent River Night, whose son played in the 2023 U11 team, said it was important for people of all ages to keep fit and move.

“Especially us older people,” Night said.

“I’d encourage people of all ages to get involved in their local teams and play regardless of skill levels as it is so important for both physical fitness but almost mental health and connecting with the community.

“I’ve joined the senior men’s team this year and while I’m very sore after our first game, it’s fantastic exercise.”

The club’s 14 teams played their second round games on the weekend with 9 teams playing on home turf and five playing away games.