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In the 'Birds' nest


Operation Search and Find,'The Birds' Roadshow, reaches the end of its first round. 

After 10 days of working away in Port Elizabeth, Midrand and Roodekop registering supporters, we are now back in the office to prepare for the last meeting of the 18 held around the country which will take place in the Province of Mpumalanga on Sunday, July 30.

The re-launch of the national supporters club is being proposed for Sunday, October 15 and we will be playing against Mamelodi Sundowns at a venue still to be confirmed.

Please watch the local press, our club website and 'In The Birds Nest' for details of the day.

We believe that a seed of revival and unity has been planted in the minds of all those who love 'The Birds'.

We are therefore urging all to display the results of this by becoming visible as branches and as individuals, let's grow our membership at branch level, especially with the youth and attend games in large numbers.

'Maswaimane', the season ahead is time for action and results we are all charged with a mandate of taking the club to the next level on and off the field, this is a mission we must accomplish under all circumstances!

Phambili na phezulu Maswaimane

Sipho Xulu

YOUTH TEAMS:

Under-15s trials:
Highly-successful Under-15s trials were held during the weekend of July 8 and 9, from which 200 of the 4,000 trialists were chosen to come back for further trials in September.

Moroka Swallows and its Development staff led by Paul Habib wishes to extend a word of appreciation to all the parents and coaches of various junior teams for sending boys to be part of these trials.

Supersport challenge:
The Under-19 team, under Joel 'Ace' Mnini, will kick-start its preparation for the SuperSport challenge  on Wednesday. The tournament will played from August 4-9 in Soweto's Simba-SAFA Stadium.

TEAM NEWS:

Pre-season camp:
To prepare for the most important season of the club in which the 60th anniversary will be celebrated, we went on pre-season camp to Port Elizabeth where we were involved in a number of activities to condition the players' minds and bodies.

Apart from physical training and ball work, we took part in the Motherwell campaign against crime by teaming up with the local police officers in visiting a shopping centre and distributing pamphlets.

The players and coach Gavin Hunt also finally conducted a coaching clinic at Motherwell NU9 stadium.

VW Challenge:   
A fundraising game organised by our sponsor, Volkswagen, took place on July 8 at Motherwell NU2 stadium, between Volkswagen owned Mvela League side, Bay United, and ourselves. The final score was 3-0 in our favour, the goal-scorers were Kwerekwere, Dlamini and Mbele.         

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Meetings for Sunday, July 23:

Mamelodi Branch:
389 Section B Mamelodi West at 9am.
Contact person: Victor Baloyi 083 584 2675

Dube Branch:
Spanish house Dube Soweto at 9am.
Contact person: Vusi Nkosi 072 201 5226

MORE NEWS
- 'Birds' Under-15s through to the final
- 'Birds' Under-17s win the league
- 'In The Birds Nest'
- Hunt - 'He will be our next captain'
- In the 'Birds' nest
- In the 'Birds' nest
- Swallows to hold trials
- Birds host Sakhabanqobi tourney
- The Junior Birds Update
- Join the Birds' U17 tournament!

Sunday, September 24
SAA Supa 8 Semi-final
Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs
Venue: ABSA Stadium

Saturday, September 30
Castle Premiership
Ajax v Moroka Swallows
Venue: Newlands Stadium

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
Moroka Swallows v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
Arrows v Moroka Swallows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, September 17
Castle Premiership
0-0 vs Benoni P. United
Venue: Meadowlands Stadium

Wednesday, September 13
Castle Premiership (POSTPONED)
Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, September 10
Castle Premiership
1-0 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Saturday, August 26
Castle Premiership
0-2 vs Black Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Sunday, August 20
SAA Supa 8 Q/F
2-1 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

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