Round 1 Wrap and Upcoming Events

The opening game of the season saw us take on the re-formed St Pauls Old Scholars at Houghton Memorial Oval.  The day doubled as our Sponsors & Past Players Day and with glorious weather forecast for the weekend, supporters from both sides filled the ground.

The Reserves match was a see-sawing battle, with our superior fitness showing in the third and final quarters, giving us a 17-point win.  Tyson Roling dominated at Centre-Half Forward, while Matt Harrowfield was pivotal in the ruck and Dennis Shanahan a rock in defence.

In the A-Grade game, St Paul’s Old Scholars came out hard in the first quarter and a half, but were inaccurate in front of the big sticks.  Conversely, our boys were kicking straight and had skipped out to a 31-point lead.  The second half proved to be one-way traffic as St Paul’s Old Scholars, decimated by injury, only scored two more goals for the game and the Raiders cruised to a 117-point victory.  Josh Davis and Dave Keetch racked up possessions in the midfield and across half back, while big Alex “Bray-Z” Bray collected six sausage rolls.

Join us this Saturday for Round 2 @ University Oval as our boys taking on last year’s Grand Finalists Adelaide Uni.  The game marks a milestone for A-Grade captain Dave Keetch, who will play his 200th game for the club.

Don’t forget that Round 3 falls on Anzac Day.  We will be playing at home that day and, as hosts, we will be ensuring to make it a special occasion for both players and hosts.  Stay tuned for more details.

Vote for HDFC in #BulkTeam15

Houghton Districts FC has entered the Bulk Nutrients sponsorship competition – #BulkTeam15 – and needs your to vote to get us over the line.  A $5000 sponsorship package is the big prize and winning it would provide a huge boost for the club in 2015.

Hit the link below and scroll down to cast your vote for Houghton Districts Raiders (voting ends April 30th):

http://a.pgtb.me/4bd6l/hhCjt?w=31927814&e=85079380

Auskick @ HDFC

Houghton Districts FC will be running Auskick at the club this year. It’s for boys and girls up to 8 yrs of age and will be a weekly coaching program that focuses on teaching the skills and the basics of the game through appropriately modified activities and rules. The emphasis is on providing a fun and safe footballing environment for children and parents.

It will be held at Houghton Memorial Oval on Thursday afternoons, 5PM-6PM, starting on April 30th and running for 10 weeks.

All participants must register at http://www.aflauskick.com.au/ .

If you have any questions please contact HDFCs Auskick Coordinator, Dave Keetch on 0427 661 541.

HDFC’s Crowd Funding Initiative

HDFC are fundraising to update the very dated clubroom furniture.

We are at 20% of our goal target, click on the widget below to go to our campaign site and make a donation.  Every little bit counts at HDFC.