Southern Tablelands United has celebrated its first season in the Capital Foottball competition after Stags and Strikers combined forces.
While it was a season of sorting out new sides and players fitting in with new teammates. The combined top men’s side stepped up a level or two from State League One for Strikers and State League Two for Stags to Capital League. While the team could not rise to the top in this level they were quite competitive in their first year as a new team in the competition, which was a credit to the coach and his players.
The under 16 boys had a tremendous season mixing it with Canberra’s best soccer players and finished top of the ladder in the rounds.
The women were in a nine team top level competition and although they finished down the ladder the their week to week performances showed just how competitive all the teams were in this grade.
The men’s grade nine side which had a huge 13 side competition with many former top grade players in the teams produced some very entertaining soccer throughout the season and the Southern Tablelands United side finished fourth in this well contested grade.
Next season the STUFC is looking to do even better and if possible enter more teams particularly at the junior level to give Goulburn’s promising young players a pathway to higher level soccer without the need to join a Canberra club.
At the presentation night on Friday October 5, David Albrighton, who was a guiding force in the new club was honoured as the club’s inaugural Club person of the Year.