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Warrenvale Stars prepare for debut season in Safa league

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The club issued a public invitation to prospective players to avail themselves for trials at the club’s training quarters at the Warrenton Primary school stadium at 8.30am on Saturday, July 23.

Warrenvale Stars who will debut in the third tier ABC Motsepe league next season. Picture: Supplied

Warrenvale Stars FC are looking at ramping up their squad ahead of their first official match in the ABC Motsepe League to which they gained promotion this year after flattening opponents in the Safa regional league’s provincial play-offs.

On Saturday Stars issued a public invitation to prospective players to avail themselves for trials at the club’s training quarters at the Warrenton Primary school stadium. The club specifically invited prospective players in the Under-23 age category who were born between 2000 and 2004 to present themselves at the Warrenton Primary school grounds at 8.30am on Saturday, July 23.

The same invitation indicated that the club will host a follow up trial on July 31 at the same venue for players that Warrenvale Stars’ management would like to look at more intensely.

Soon after gaining the upper hand over rivals at the Northern Cape provincial play-offs which catapulted Stars to the ABC Motsepe League the team chairman Ricardo Coetzee spoke to the DFA on their rise to the Safa third division.

The club was established in 2013 in Warrenvale, a suburb of Warrenton around 70km from Kimberley.

The team started out as an affiliate to the Magareng Local Football Association league in Warrenton where it was registered for the 2014/15 season.

Ricardo Coetzee the Warrenvale Stars FC chairperson. Picture: Supplied

In 2021 Coetzee bought the status of Black Stars FC who were then playing in the Frances Baard regional league (aka Castle league / Vodacom league). They briefly played in the league as Black Stars before reverting to their current name.

In the 2021/22 season Coetzee made telling changes to the team’s technical division and beefed up that department with the appointment of an assistant coach to reinforce the team with new talent.

Coetzee said: “In the last season where we won our stream we represented the Frances Baard region at the provincial play-offs on 28 May (2022) and we we won against good, competitive teams from where we were promoted to the ABC Motsepe League.

“We’ve got a good support team in our coaches, our players, as well as a good administration team behind us which is part of the philosophy. My favourite saying is that If your dreams don’t scare you then they’re not big enough,” he said.

The Safa divisions are currently in recess. Administratively the league is processing new entrants and third party accreditations. A date for the resumption of the league will be issued shortly.

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