11 JUL 2019
The Ripley Valley Football Club (RVFC) will celebrate an important milestone this Friday with their first seniors home game at the new Providence sporting fields.
The club has invited the whole Providence community to come down and cheer them on as they play local rivals Springfield United FC, with both sides fighting for promotion to a higher league next year. The reserves game will kick-off at 6:30pm followed by the seniors 8:30pm.
After playing their ‘home’ games at different grounds so far this season, the addition of some temporary facilities to the Providence playing fields to bring the grounds up Football Brisbane standards means they can finally play at their real home.
“The opportunity to compete at a high level in front of our family and friends at our home ground is something we have been working towards for more than 12 months,” he said. “The players are really looking forward to putting on a great show and hopefully getting the win.”
RVFC has a top and reserve team in the Vilic Law Capital League 3 competition run by Football Brisbane. The top team is currently third behind Logan Metro and Springfield FC with 10 wins from 13 games.
This week’s match will be given extra special significance with unique jerseys created by local indigenous artist Corey Eggmolesse to help celebrate NAIDOC week. The jerseys will only ever be worn once for this Friday’s game before they are auctioned off.
"This artwork tells a story of many people coming together on one path/journey and that journey being football,” Corey said.
“The yellow dots represent the RVFC journey and the other meeting places represent the places people have come from to be a part of the RVFC journey. Effectively this piece represents RVFC bringing the community together young and old (the small and big hands) through football."
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