Help get Leila Home
3 MAR 2014
The Tragic Event
On Sunday 2nd of March 2014 little Leila Riquelme suddenly passed away. Leila is the daughter of Capalaba U15/U16 coach Cleberson and his wife Sophia.
Leila was in New Zealand to celebrate her Aunty Melissa's wedding. Leila was due to fly back to Australia with her family on Tuesday 4th of March.
As Leila was born in Queensland, Australia we need to raise enough money to bring Leila back to Australia and financially support Sophie, Cleberson & Nina whilst they grieve the tragic loss of their beloved daughter and sister.
Pre season friendly Broadbeach United 2-1 Rochedale Rovers FC
Rochedale Rovers travelled to the Gold Coast on Saturday to play against Broadbeach United in their first hit out for the pre season
I caught up with Rovers first team coach Mark Cruse after the match and got chance to ask him a couple of questions about the game and the squad.
Where you happy with the overall performance of the squad tonight and have you taken away any positives from the game.
From a pre season perspective we got exactly what we wanted out of the game. We got playing time into the legs of a number of the players and came through injury free. I was very happy not to concede from open play and was impressed by the organisation and solidarity shown by the players at this early stage of the season. Broadbeach are a good side with plenty of experience so for a young side to compete so well with them was a credit to the boys we had on the park.
Also pleasing was to see so many young Rochedale prospects on the park throughout the 90 minutes including Josh Byrne, Rob Armstrong, Alex Forrest, Ricky Balea & Kieran McKonville. All but a few players used last night have either been playing for Rochedale for some time or played for the club previously, which makes gelling the squad a little easier as we approach an early start to the season, Feb 22 against BPL champions Peninsula Power.
Rochedale Rovers are very pleased to announce the addition of Todd Gava to the exciting 2014 squad. The 32-year old from Lismore brings with him a wealth of experience and leadership after playing nine games in the inaugural season for the Queensland Roar, in addition to an established career in the Brisbane Premier League and state league.
Unsurprisingly, senior coach Mark Cruse was ecstatic with the capture of Gava, “Todd’s signing gives us another proven player that has so much to offer the young lads in all facets of the game. He will lead by example on the pitch and I am delighted by the potential defensive combination of Todd and recent recruit Jamie Austen.”