Over the past three years, Robina City Football Club have grown substantially in all aspects throughout their club. With a growth of over 40% in player numbers in the past three seasons, the club is looking at numbers of approximately 670 players for the upcoming season. Although the clubs successes lie throughout juniors and seniors, the area that Robina has excelled in ahead of their peers in recent times is in the female game.
With over 180 female players across 12 teams (both senior and junior) the club is set to continue its quest for more growth and providing a pathway for female players in the future. It is something that club President, Paul Rushton, identifies as hard work across the board.
“We have dedicated girls and women directors in place and have an ethos that male and female players are equal and have equal access to all facilities and fields.”
Not only has the club excelled on the field, but recent developments have allowed the club to improve its facilities by securing funding for a new deck, changing rooms and lighting for a third field. These facilities are only part of the contribution to the success on the field.
“Five of our female teams made the Grand Final last season and three ended up as champions. The emphasis we have put on development has shown with our U13 and U15 Girls finishing their respective seasons undefeated. Both our Premier League and Premier League Reserves made the Grand Final with the Reserves ending up as the eventual champions,” said Rushton.
Although success has already been achieved in the clubs eyes, the want for improvement is still higher than ever. Being committed to the long term future, the family club run by volunteers will always be committed to taking care of every player regardless of ability and ensuring that fees are kept as low as possible.
“We are still committed to building success both on and off the pitch. We will constantly be looking to improve our facilities and revenue streams for the long-term future,” said Rushton.