Thunder v Kirrawee Kangaroos
Youth Cup Draw
Thunderbirds pre-season fixtures
Thirroul Thunder will play their first game of the 2018 season next Saturday, February 3 when the First Grade squad takes on Kirrawee Kangaroos FC in a trial at Seymour Shaw Stadium, Miranda.
The match, which kicks off at 5pm, is the second consecutive year the clubs have met in a pre-season friendly and Thirroul head coach Garth Bowley believes playing one of the top Sutherland Shire teams was beneficial to the Thunder's 2017 performance.
Thunder Youth Grade will have their first hit-out under new coach Aaron Kellaway the following weekend when they play Coniston in the opening round of the Fernhill Youth Cup at 12.30pm Saturday, February 10 at Ray Robinson Field.
Youth Grade is also drawn to play Oak Flats at 2.45pm Saturday, February 17 and Albion Park White Eagles at 8.10pm Monday, February 26 (scroll down for the full draw).
In the Fraternity Pre-season Cup, which kicks off on Thursday, February 15, the Thunder have been drawn in the same pool as Balgownie, Bellambi and Helensburgh.
The District League premiership is due to commence on Saturday, March 24.
Meanwhile, Thirroul JFC is in discussions with a Central Coast club to organise a pre-season trial for the Thunderbirds in March.
The club intends to again host the Thunderbirds Cup for team's in the Women's Youth League during Female Football Week, (March 2-10).
The Bonnie Lassie Cup for all FSC Women's clubs is scheduled for the weekend of March 24-25.