Churchill United Soccer Club

Life around Churchill United Soccer Club has bounced back ready to take on the year ahead.

Senior training has recommenced in preparation for the 2022 competition. The club fields a Senior Womens, Senior Mens, Reserves Mens and if numbers permit a Second Division Mens team into the Latrobe Valley Soccer League. Whether you’re new to the sport, an old Ram returning or want to have a kick for CUSC on The Paddock in 2022, CUSC welcomes and encourages all prospective players (aged 15 years and above) to come down to training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm. Additional players are needed in all Senior Mens’ divisions and the Senior Womens’ team. Runners are advised to be worn for training, and you will be required to bring your own drink bottle.

Junior training commenced in late January. A paddock full of eager little rams is ready to get out on the pitch and play some soccer. CUSC is still looking for more junior girls and boys to fill all age groups. Training begins at 5:00pm for all age groups except for the U13s who commence training at 4:30pm.

U7 MixedBorn 2015, 2016 and 2017Coach: Michael Bryne assisted by Kelly and Mark Bianconi
U9 MixedBorn 2013 and 2014Coach: Stephen Brehney and Adam Wookey
U11 BoysBorn 2011 and 2012Coach: Jamie Robson and Stephen Brehney
U11 GirlsBorn 2011 and 2012Coach: Ebony Webb assisted by Craig Cheney and Jodie Dowd
U13 MixedBorn 2009 and 2010Coaches: Trevor Riess and Mitch Azlin
U15 MixedBorn 2007 and 2008Coaches: Jackson Chin and Michael Morse
Senior MensCoach Adrian Huizer
ReservesCoaches: Dean Pyle and William McGarth
Senior Womens

If you are interested in having your child play soccer in 2022 or want to have a kick yourself and have some enquiries, please contact CUSC on their Facebook page @CUSCRams directly.

Changeroom Building Project

Rams Changerooms Build - Pouring the slab

After 15 years of lobbying for up-to-date changeroom facilities Churchill United Soccer Club is midway into the construction of their new $1m female friendly changerooms after the state government announced the funding back in May 2021. The boost is part of the second round of the state government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.

“Good things come to those who wait and once completed we will have a leading-edge soccer facility linking the new changerooms, spectator amenities and the existing modern social rooms”, said President Amanda Lehrner.

“It will be an impressive site as you drive into Churchill on Tramway Road. This provides a massive injection of confidence for our club, and we know it will help attract and retain members with junior and female participation growth our key focus”, Lehrner added.

The construction is been undertaken by local Gippsland contractors LANGDEN Constructions who have worked on various new sporting club facilities around the Latrobe Valley.

Rams Changerooms Build - Framework

The new changerooms will be built next to the current clubrooms running along the length of the pitch. The redevelopment will include four interconnected unisex changerooms, a first aid room, two interconnected referee changerooms, undercover spectator amenity, and an equipment storage room. The old changerooms will be demolished on the completion of the build as they are run down and no longer functional without extensive repairs.

Construction of the new changerooms is expected to be finished by mid-2022.

Gerry Riess

Vale Gerry Riess

The club and its members pass our sincere condolences to the Riess family on the passing of Gerry on December 18, 2021.

Gerry was a highly decorated player, coach, leader, and life member of our club. He was a loved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend to many at CUSC and the wider Latrobe Valley soccer community.

Gerry was a part of our club for over forty years. He is fondly remembered for his humble leadership, domination on the field, his trademark false teeth storage in a canteen lolly bag, but most of all his cheerful disposition and laugh which will live with us always. Gerry will be missed for his genuine warmth and humour.

Gone far too soon but what a legacy Gerry left behind; his family is a cornerstone of our club. Free from suffering now, Rest in Peace Gerry.

Annual General Meeting

Churchill United Soccer Club held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday November 10. President Amanda Lehrner, Treasure Ron Wilson, Secretary Caitlin Johnson all stayed on in their existing positions while Stephen Brehney was elected as Vice President and continues to represent CUSC on the Latrobe Valley Soccer League board. The general committee consists of Tracey Tabone (Junior Coordinator), Jackson Chin, Sue Chin, Mitch Azlin, Aidan Huizer, Lachlan Huizer, Michael Morse, Trevor Riess, and Brad Sands.