Ready to rumble
The new Ropes Crossing Soccer Club is about to kick off its inaugural season.
THE Ropes Crossing Strikers are a forced to be reckoned with, bursting onto the Blacktown football scene for the first time this year.
The new club is the brainchild of Blacktown District Soccer Football Association which noticed a need for sport in the area.
An association spokeswomen said the club had been in the works for years.
“The idea for this club has been ongoing ... the actual playing fields were built by Lend Lease when the suburb was built but it took a while to get them up and running,” she said.
The new club has attracted more than 200 registrations and formed 23 teams, a fact that has amazed Strikers treasurer Adam Hartas.
“We forecast about 10 to 15 teams so we were blown away to get so many juniors; we have more than doubled our forecast,” Hartas said.
“We will have 23 teams in our first season, and our under fives to 10 years teams make up about half.”
The Blacktown competition starts on Saturday, April 2, with the Strikers holding a launch day carnival at Ropes Crossing Oval.
The Ropes Crossing Strikers are still taking registrations for under-12s, -14s and -16s teams. Visit ropes crossingfootballclub.com.au
Ropes Crossing under-5s Aaron Parsons, Zac Linden, Ava Anderson, Zoie Hartas and Jack Anderson.
Adam Hartas and daughter Zoie.