root - April 25, 2023

David Rossouw

Kick off for the Dunoon Local Football Association (DLFA) soccer season took place at the Dunoon sportsfield on Saturday, 22 April, with entertaining football sure to be on the cards after the Dunoon Youth Sports Academy participated in the Bayhill Premier Cup for U19 teams for the first time.

Despite being one of the smallest LFAs in the SAFA Cape Town region, the DLFA consistently finishes among the best academic and Cape Town teams, delivering high-calibre football in the SAFA CT knockout leagues.

The more established clubs dominate the younger levels locally each year, including FC Mimosa FC, Liverpool FC, Pioneer SC, Revelations FC, Chilly Boys FC, Dunoon Development Youth Academy, and Dunoon Sporting, which competes in the Dennis Goldberg and Coca-Cola Cup Championships.

Last year four young teams qualified for the Dennis Goldberg and Coca-Cola Cup quarterfinal championships, as well as the Bayhill Premier Cup, making it one of the best seasons in the Dunoon LFA’s recent football history.

This season will not be so easy. New teams like Ama-Piano, Lockshin Spurs, 50-50 FC, and Dunoon Celtics have demonstrated that the Dunoon LFA is becoming more competitive.

Dunoon Sporting, among other advantages, attracted the attention of some of the best Cape Town elite academies as they advanced to the 2022 Coca-Cola Cup quarterfinals. Sadly, they were eliminated, but it was still one of the best moments in Dunoon LFA history.

The excitement in the Senior categories was saved for last because four teams were vying for the Dunoon LFA championship.

Dunoon DYA did not proclaim victory until the disciplinary committee stepped in and revealed that several of their rivals were utilizing players who were not authorized to compete. They were disqualified from the regional SAB competition in the knockout phase.

The junior and senior teams’ debut games on Saturday demonstrated that Dunoon LFA is prepared for football.

Fans can expect top-notch play in the DLFA on an immaculate sports field.

Since football is a winter sport, parents and supporters are advised to bring raincoats, umbrellas, coffee and soup bottles along when they support their kids, teams, and Dunoon LFA on the Dunoon Sportsfield, and other fields in their efforts to promote football.

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