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WESTERN SPRINGS

APRIL 2018

FOOTBALL MAGAZI N E

JUSTIN AND THE JUNIOR BASE TRAINING PROGRAMME SPRINGS HOST THE FIRST JUNIOR GIRLS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

P LUS SENIOR TEAM MATCH REPORTS • MEN’S FIRST TEAM PLAYER PROFILE • OUR NEW RETAIL PARTNERS


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P5 CLUB APP Our Club App was a huge success last season. Whatever key team and club information you need, this App has it all at your fingertips.

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2018 YOUTH AND JUNIOR COORDINATORS

2018 YOUTH AND JUNIOR COORDINATORS

JUNIOR COORDINATORS

YOUTH COORDINATORS

• ALL IN-HOUSE FIXTURES FROM 5th – 10th GRADE • TEAM TRAINING SPACE ON THE TURF

5th Grade Racheal Monks racheal.monks@gmail.com

6th Grade Nicole Roe roe.nic@gmail.com

7th Grade Renai MacPherson

8th Grade Spencer and Claire Turner spencerandclaire@gmail.com

• RESULTS AND FIXTURES OF ALL AFF GAMES • BOOK A PHYSIO APPOINTMENT ONLINE AT BACK TO YOUR FEET • BUY CLUB GEAR ON THE LOTTO SHOP

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11th Grade Paul Speary paul.speary@nice1.co.nz

12th Grade Jane Welsh janemareewelsh@gmail.com

13th Grade Claire-Louise Wilson wsafc2005grade@gmail.com

14th Grade Joe Cavanagh cavanagh0@gmail.com

15th Grade Rachel Thomas wsafc15th@gmail.com

16th Grade Catriona Stewart catrionastew@gmail.com

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renai.macpherson@y7mail.com

10th Grade Jo Lloyd jo@lloydexecutive.co.nz

9th Grade Majella McIntosh majellamcintosh@gmail.com

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GIRLS FOOTBALL DAY

GET KITTED OUT!

AT SEDDON FIELDS MATCH REPORT

Our WSAFC playing kit is now available at TWO GREAT LOCAL RETAILERS, as well as all your other football needs such as boots, shin-pads, balls etc.

Week One of Senior Club Football WSAFC Fatboys v Waiuku Saturday 7 April

Western Springs Football Club hosted their first ever junior girls Football Festival event on Sunday 15 April, with over 100 players aged 5-16 taking part. Andy Vernon (Football Development Manager) and Futsal Ferns captain Hannah Kraakman organised a number of skill activities and small-sided games and ensured all the girls that participated had fun and enjoyed the day. The event took place as a lead in for the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League match between Western Springs and Eastern Suburbs that afternoon. Junior committee members, David Cranefield and Michael Pleciak, said the event was to put the focus on junior girls’ football and make it special for all participants with the

overall aim of growing women’s football within the club. “We wanted to run a special event for our junior and youth girls from ages five to sixteen and we wanted to show that we support the girls and to do something different and a bit special for them,”. “One of the big goals was to build awareness around female football, we also wanted to create a link with the premier team and the reserve team and as part of that we had a lot of people help out with organizing fixtures and not having boys down on the pitch, with the event being all about the girls.”

Purchase our official playing kit, and tell the staff instore you are a WSAFC member, and get 10% off your purchases of other products.

On what felt like it was still a summer’s day, the Western Springs Fatboys travelled in car-pooled groups to play a new team to them almost in the Waikato – the Mighty Waiuku AFC. A grass pitch, a wooden clubhouse, and the sky turning grey – back to old school style football games. We learnt Waiuku might be short of players, but that never means you should be complacent. So we showed off our new warm-up routine, which is really meant to help us with injuries rather than create an air of professionalism.

In the clubhouse, a cold shower and a few warmer than the shower Speights also rekindled the images of the good old days. The two teams shared jokes, team speeches, players of the day nominations, and good wishes for the season. Our lengthy journey home to the big smoke was shortened by the memories of our best start to a season – maybe ever.

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Sunday 29 April – 1pm

Forrest Hill Milford v WSAFC at Becroft Park

Wed 2 May 7.15pm

WSAFC v Glenfield Rovers at Seddon Fields

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Three Kings Utd v WSAFC at Keith Hay Park

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maths to make it fun and Finally, most of us will have started 2018 Contactour Justin on 021combined 673 732 with www.backtoyourfeet.health.nz Clinic is located upstairs at Western Springs Pavilion, Seddon Fields, 108 Meola Rd challenging for the young athletes. Campaigns now and it is awesome to see the turf and fields busy again on Over the course of the programme it was the weekend. great to see the improvements and I am Following on from our Summer BASE (Balance And Strength Exercises) Training sessions that we do in the morning over summer we were asked to run a w for a team for their preseason campaign on a Monday afternoon.

looking forward to watching them grow as athletes. Given the success of the programme we are hoping to maybe run some more sessions for other teams. Watch this space and if you are interested please get in touch with me.

The focus of the programme was to teach the young players some injury prevention techniques, improve the quality of their movement patterns, build a little fitness and have some fun. We included exercises and activities from the FIFA 11+ and FIFA 11+ Kids warm up programme along with six balance and strengthening stations. We also did a little bit of ladder work and speed skills

Katie is back from her World Champs and is working Wednesdays and Fridays now. Silas has settled in and we are looking forward to the winter season.

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The Fatboys started well, sensing spaces and trying ambitious through-balls to our new pairing up front. Offside flags were flying, yells from both teams about their accuracy. It stayed 0–0 for too long. At last, we settled down and scored. Soon it was 2–0, but we started to become too confident and Waiuku got back into the game with their neat triangle passing style - but in the end, rarely troubling the Fatboy’s defence. The rain came and the quality dropped. But a training style Fatboy’s goal just after half-time killed the game, and although the second half gave a few chances to Waiuku, the end score of 6–0 was a fair result as the Fatboys had also squandered many a good chance.

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Rebecca O’Neill celebtares scoring.

Coach Matt Upton

Rebecca O’Neill is congratulated on scoring her second goal

Bernadette Goulding is congratulated on scoring.

Interests: Sports, music Interesting Facts: Been to Spain and England twice for seperate football tours, training at Barcelonas training grounds. Competing in the U17 World Cup qualifiers for Samoas National side.

Stay on your feet

Justin

Lead Physio WSAFC

You can book online at: http://nzappts.gensolve.com/back_to_your_feet_physio or text me for an appointment.

MEN’S FIRST TEAM FIXTURES

Justin: 021 673 732

WSAFC v Waitakere City at Seddon Fields

Katie: 021 023 45503

Saturday 21 April 5.15pm

Silas: 021 053 3639

Wednesday 25 April 3.00pm

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Remember we are here for our members: Sponsored rates with No surcharge for ACC consultations, disounted rates for family members and you can refer your friends as we are open to the public too.

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Onehunga v WSAFC at Waikaraka Park

Follow us on Twitter@back2yourfeet for updates on the team and other BTYF activities.

Saturday 28 April 5.15pm

WSAFC v Three Kings Utd at Seddon Fields

Saturday 5 May 5.15pm

WSAFC v Central Utd at Seddon Fields Margot Ramsay in action 16 April 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz

Lily-Rose Dyer is congratulated on scoring

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FRONT COVER DESIGN Mini Reis

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FIRST DAY OF THE SEASON PHOTO GALLERY

MATCH REPORT WSAFC hot springs v fencibles Sunday 15 Sunday 15 April saw the Hot Springs take on Fencibles in their second game of 2018. Coming off an 8–0 win last week against Pukekohe, the Hot Springs were in good form. Producing some very good football the Hot Springs were soon in the lead after a great through ball from Kiri Austin and an excellent strike from Kelly Bolus which found the back of the net. The Hot Springs continued to dominate the first half, creating some good opportunities. After a good charge down the right side followed by a cross into the box, Karen Chew laid a perfectly weighted pass back for Kelly Bolus to find the back of the net once again. Forever testing the Hot Springs backline, Fencibles were very dangerous on the counter attack forcing Julie Dunn

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to pull off some great saves. Unfortunately Fencibles managed to sneak one back before half-time after a goalmouth scramble. 2–1 at halftime. The second half didn’t see as much of the fluid football that was seen in the first half from the Hot Springs. That said, the Hot Springs were still dominating and creating chances as well as doing a great job of keeping Fencibles at bay. As the clock was winding down Hot Springs managed another well worked goal with a great pass from Alice Burden which put Helen Kent in front of an open goal. 3–1 the final score. A great result for the Hot Springs. Written by the Northern Monkey Photo: Mini Reis

CONTRIBUTORS Tracy Cunnington Phil Dunn Steve Lowe Justin Lopes Tony Jones Michael Pleciak Ali Brackenbury

Thanks to our major sponsors: Fuji Xerox, McDonald’s, Bayleys, PBT, and Giltrap Nissan

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Lots of fun activities followed by games

Thanks to first team players Maurie Wasi, Gerard Garriga, Kenta Nakashima, Matt Conroy, Bradley Williams, plus U16/17 players Tuyi Buyama, Tom Hett, Bradley Thomas, Robbie Turner, Luke Jerkovic and club metro coaches Jason Niedumow, Caleb Ward, Women’s First Team coach Matt Upton and Hayley along with Andy Vernon for coaching on the WSAFC holiday programme.

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WE’RE GREEN AND WHITE AT SPRINGS, BUT WE WANT TO BE A LITTLE BIT GREENER Thanks to some innovative thinking at our club, and a grant from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation Fund, you will see new recycling and compost bins around our grounds. After a recent audit, most of the rubbish found in our landfill bins comprised of coffee cups, paper food packaging and recyclable bottles. Aside from all that going into landfill unnecessarily, the bins often overflow on busy weekends. All that is about to change...

Material THURSDAY 10 MAY Distribution THURSDAY 17 MAY

Alongside the existing rubbish bins dotted around the turf, there are new yellow-lidded bins for mixed recycling and green-lidded bins for compostable rubbish. Food bought from the club cafe downstairs is sold in compostable packaging (thanks to Geoff and Tara), so coffee cups, lids, paper bags and plates can now be placed into the new compost bins. These bins are emptied by WeCompost who turn this waste into, you guessed it, compost! The yellow bins will take all the usual suspects that you are used to recycling at home, such as glass and plastic bottles, and aluminium cans. All club members, players, supporters and visitors are encouraged to help us do our bit for the community and the environment by sorting their own rubbish.

WE WANT TO BE A LEADING CLUB ON THE FIELD AS WELL AS OFF IT. WE HOPE YOU’LL SUPPORT THIS SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE, AND THAT IT WILL SPUR OTHER CLUBS TO FOLLOW OUR LEAD BY GOING GREEN!

Magazine coordinator and layout Mini Reis © 2018

THE LAST STRAW... Plastic straws are among the top five plastics found in our oceans and waterways (and our club sits right beside one!) so the club has decided to stop providing plastic straws at the bar. HOORAY!

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WSAFC SPONSORS Phone Paul Thomas

Fuji Xerox delivers market-leading document services and print solutions.

www.fujixerox.co.nz Complimenting McDonald’s local sponsorship of clubs like Western Springs AFC, a new national sponsorship has been agreed with New Zealand Football.

Building on the Small Whites and McDonald’s Skills Zone programmes, McDonald’s Junior Football cements McDonald’s position as a key supporter of junior football in New Zealand. McDonald’s is working with New Zealand Football to increase the number of young players registered with clubs around the country, and also providing additional resources to football development officers. 15,000 footballs will also be handed out to Kiwi kids through the season.

Bayleys have continued to be a major sponsor of WSAFC so please make sure you support them if you are considering selling Bayleys are pleased to be able to offer all WSAFC members an opportunity to support their local club by way of a $1,500 donation for every property which is listed exclusively and sold by Bayleys Real Estate Ltd. If you’re thinking that this might be the time to sell, let’s make a time to discuss the possibilities.

Call Bernadette Morrison on 021 345 520 18 March 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz

National Business Development Manager, Production Systems

DDI: 09 356 4381 Mobile: 027 499 5909 Email: paul.thomas@nzl.fujixerox.com

WSAFC FAMILY SPONSORS Deloitte Private works with individuals, families and privately owned businesses to complete accounting & tax compliance work cost effectively using cloud based technology. Whatever your ambition for your business – boosting performance, expansion, solving operational issues or selling – we also have the specialists, strategies and connections to make it happen.

Lotto is a high quality international sportswear brand, that combines Italian fashion flair with performance technologies to help athletes play and look their best. In New Zealand, Lotto is football. We sponsor and supply clubs and tournaments nationwide because we love the game.

Darren White +64 9 3030778 dwhite@deloitte.co.nz www.deloitteprivate.co.nz

www.lottosports.co.nz info@scoresportswear.co.nz 09 828 7430

Proud supporters of Western Springs AFC Since planting roots in Wellington in 1972, PBT, then known as Peter Baker Transport, has grown from a one man, one truck operation to the country’s leading provider of Courier, Transport, Bulk and Logistics services. At PBT, we operate as an extension of your business and before we do anything we take the time to understand your unique business requirements. We use these requirements to tailor and develop smart solutions that will not only work for you but will provide your business with an economic and quality service.

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West Lynn Painters & Panelbeaters is a local family business run by father and son, Barry and Drago Jujnovich. Using the most up-to-date services available, your car will look like new.

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Pop in for all your paint or panelbeating jobs or call them on 378 6090

As part of our commitment to WSAFC, all new business bought on through a WSAFC affiliation will result in a percentage of that sale being donated back to the club.

Give us a call today – 09 250 0449 www.pbt.co.nz

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Giltrap Nissan has a star studded line up in its vehicles which will suit all members of the family. You can check out all the latest models on our website

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WE ARE UNDERWAY! ball How exciting it was to see junior and top-level youth foot unt getting underway earlier this month. There is a crazy amo of work that goes into getting everything organised each or two pre-season and this season we have certainly had one it must go special circumstances that have tested us out. All cred dible volunteers to our very small group of staff and especially our incre . who once again have given so freely their valuable time on the first The season kicked off with the 8th graders under lights with the Friday of April. What a great way to start the season and one of our top spring-like weather that followed we saw wins for all but youth teams, what an exceptional first weekend. 8-year-old Six years ago we introduced Friday night football for our . Playing at footballers and it proves a special time for the young kids the sidelines night on the turf with family and friends watching from the clubrooms creates special memories. There is quite a gathering in there. Send afterwards, make sure you get yourself and your team up finish they are a scout early to get your food orders in – when the kids afterwards, hungry! There is almost always a senior game on the turf cheer. always entertaining, come along and give our teams a bration of girls’ Last Sunday we held our first Female Football Day, a cele munity. It was and women’s football at our club and in the wider com a series of fun wonderful to see so many girls of all ages taking part in have a strong and skills based games. From the talent on display, we This is one future of homegrown girls coming up through the ranks. page 10 for a event we are going to lock into our annual calendar. (see full report and photos) and we look On behalf of the club, we wish you an amazing season clubrooms. forward to seeing you on the field, the sideline or in the Phil Junior Chairman WSAFC

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CLUB APP Our Club App was a huge success last season. Whatever key team and club information you need, this App has it all at your fingertips. • ALL IN-HOUSE FIXTURES FROM 5th – 10th GRADE • TEAM TRAINING SPACE ON THE TURF • RESULTS AND FIXTURES OF ALL AFF GAMES • BOOK A PHYSIO APPOINTMENT ONLINE AT BACK TO YOUR FEET • BUY CLUB GEAR ON THE LOTTO SHOP

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2018 YOUTH AND JUNIOR COORDINATORS JUNIOR COORDINATORS 5th Grade Racheal Monks racheal.monks@gmail.com

6th Grade Nicole Roe roe.nic@gmail.com

7th Grade Renai MacPherson

8th Grade Spencer and Claire Turner spencerandclaire@gmail.com

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2018 YOUTH AND JUNIOR COORDINATORS YOUTH COORDINATORS 9th Grade Majella McIntosh majellamcintosh@gmail.com

10th Grade Jo Lloyd jo@lloydexecutive.co.nz

11th Grade Paul Speary paul.speary@nice1.co.nz

12th Grade Jane Welsh janemareewelsh@gmail.com

13th Grade Claire-Louise Wilson wsafc2005grade@gmail.com

14th Grade Joe Cavanagh cavanagh0@gmail.com

15th Grade Rachel Thomas wsafc15th@gmail.com

16th Grade Catriona Stewart catrionastew@gmail.com

17th – 20th Grade Al Best al@modsquad.co.nz

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GIRLS FOOTBALL DAY

Western Springs Football Club hosted their first ever junior girls Football Festival event on Sunday 15 April, with over 100 players aged 5-16 taking part. Andy Vernon (Football Development Manager) and Futsal Ferns captain Hannah Kraakman organised a number of skill activities and small-sided games and ensured all the girls that participated had fun and enjoyed the day. The event took place as a lead in for the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League match between Western Springs and Eastern Suburbs that afternoon. Junior committee members, David Cranefield and Michael Pleciak, said the event was to put the focus on junior girls’ football and make it special for all participants with the 10 April 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz

overall aim of growing women’s football within the club. “We wanted to run a special event for our junior and youth girls from ages five to sixteen and we wanted to show that we support the girls and to do something different and a bit special for them,”. “One of the big goals was to build awareness around female football, we also wanted to create a link with the premier team and the reserve team and as part of that we had a lot of people help out with organizing fixtures and not having boys down on the pitch, with the event being all about the girls.”


AT SEDDON FIELDS

The event was a way of showcasing progression for young female footballers and creating a link between Junior and Senior Women’s football. “What we’re trying to do is to create that link between the junior girls and the senior girls so that the junior girls can see that there is a pathway for them if they keep playing and practicing and then maybe will one day they can reach the senior teams at the club.”

or in elite football, we wanted them to be recognized and rewarded on the day.” The event was supported by local businesses – with over 100 prizes and giveaways.

The focus was for the girls to enjoy the sport and grow with it. “This is not about elite level by any stretch, we want any player of any ability to know that we support them as a club and that they’ve got as equal opportunities anyway here, whether they’re a Sunday social player www.wsafc.org.nz April 2018 11


MATCH REPORT

On what felt like it was still a summer’s day, the Western Springs Fatboys travelled in car-pooled groups to play a new team to them almost in the Waikato – the Mighty Waiuku AFC. A grass pitch, a wooden clubhouse, and the sky turning grey – back to old school style football games. We learnt Waiuku might be short of players, but that never means you should be complacent. So we showed off our new warm-up routine, which is really meant to help us with injuries rather than create an air of professionalism. The Fatboys started well, sensing spaces and trying ambitious through-balls to our new pairing up front. Offside flags were flying, yells from both teams about their accuracy. It stayed 0–0 for too long. At last, we settled down and scored. Soon it was 2–0, but we started to 12 April 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz

become too confident and Waiuku got back into the game with their neat triangle passing style - but in the end, rarely troubling the Fatboy’s defence. The rain came and the quality dropped. But a training style Fatboy’s goal just after halftime killed the game, and although the second half gave a few chances to Waiuku, the end score of 6–0 was a fair result as the Fatboys had also squandered many a good chance. In the clubhouse, a cold shower and a few warmer than the shower Speights also rekindled the images of the good old days. The two teams shared jokes, team speeches, players of the day nominations, and good wishes for the season. Our lengthy journey home to the big smoke was shortened by the memories of our best start to a season – maybe ever.


GET KITTED OUT! Our WSAFC playing kit is now available at TWO GREAT LOCAL RETAILERS, as well as all your other football needs such as boots, shin-pads, balls etc.

Purchase our official playing kit, and tell the staff instore you are a WSAFC member, and get 10% off your purchases of other products.

10% DISCOUNT

OUR RETAIL PARTNERS ARE: SOCCER SCENE

PLAYERS SPORTS

1201 Great North Road, Pt Chevalier, in the Arcade shops. 09 845 6219

14 Melrose St, Newmarket, (off Khyber Pass Road) 0800 522 817 www.wsafc.org.nz April 2018 13


SPORTS PHYSIO

OPEN TO

THE PUBLIC

ACC & Private provider • Education • Prevention • Treatment • Rehabilitation

PROUD TO BE PHYSIOTHERAPIST JUNIOR BASE TRAININGOF CHOICE FOR

WESTERN SPRINGS AFC

Hey team,

Finally, most of us will have started 2018 maths to make it fun and Contactour Justin on 021combined 673 732 with www.backtoyourfeet.health.nz Clinic is located upstairs at Western Springs Pavilion, Seddon Fields, 108 Meola Rd Campaigns now and it is awesome to see challenging for the young athletes. the turf and fields busy again on Over the course of the programme it was the weekend. great to see the improvements and I am Following on from our Summer BASE (Balance And Strength Exercises) Training sessions that we do in the morning over summer, we were asked to run a junior BASE Training programme for a team for their preseason campaign on a Monday afternoon.

looking forward to watching them grow as athletes. Given the success of the programme we are hoping to maybe run some more sessions for other teams. Watch this space and if you are interested please get in touch with me.

The focus of the programme was to teach the young players some injury prevention techniques, improve the quality of their movement patterns, build a little fitness and have some fun. We included exercises and activities from the FIFA 11+ and FIFA 11+ Kids warm up programme along with six balance and strengthening stations. We also did a little bit of ladder work and speed skills

Katie is back from her World Champs and is working Wednesdays and Fridays now. Silas has settled in and we are looking forward to the winter season. Stay on your feet

Justin

Lead Physio WSAFC

You can book online at: http://nzappts.gensolve.com/back_to_your_feet_physio or text me for an appointment. Justin: 021 673 732

Katie: 021 023 45503

Like us on Facebook: Back To your Feet Physio

Silas: 021 053 3639

Follow us on Twitter@back2yourfeet for updates on the team and other BTYF activities.

Remember we are here for our members: Sponsored rates with No surcharge for ACC consultations, disounted rates for family members and you can refer your friends as we are open to the public too. 14 April 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz


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Bosu jumps and planks

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WOMEN’S FIRST TEAM FIXTURES Sunday 22 April – 1pm

Three Kings Utd v WSAFC at Keith Hay Park

Wednesday 25 April – 1pm

WSAFC v Papakura at Seddon Fields

Sunday 29 April – 1pm

Forrest Hill Milford v WSAFC at Becroft Park

Wed 2 May – 7.15pm

WSAFC v Glenfield Rovers at Seddon Fields

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Rebecca O’Neill celebtares scoring.

Coach Matt Upton

Rebecca O’Neill is congratulated on scoring her second goal

Bernadette Goulding is congratulated on scoring.

Margot Ramsay in action 16 April 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz

Lily-Rose Dyer is congratulated on scoring


PLAYER PROFILE N E L R A H L L E S S U R

Position: Centre Back Previous Clubs: Central United, Waitemata FC, Waitakere United Strengths: Speed, height, strength Interests: Sports, music Interesting Facts: Been to Spain and England twice for seperate football tours, training at Barcelonas training grounds. Competing in the U17 World Cup qualifiers for Samoas National side.

MEN’S FIRST TEAM FIXTURES Saturday 21 April – 5.15pm

WSAFC v Waitakere City at Seddon Fields

Wednesday 25 April – 3.00pm

Onehunga v WSAFC at Waikaraka Park

Saturday 28 April – 5.15pm

WSAFC v Three Kings Utd at Seddon Fields

Saturday 5 May – 5.15pm

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FIRST DAY OF THE SEASON PHOTO GALLERY

Photos: Tracy Cunnington – Saturday 7 April 18 April 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz


MATCH REPORT Sunday 15 April saw the Hot Springs take on Fencibles in their second game of 2018. Coming off an 8–0 win last week against Pukekohe, the Hot Springs were in good form. Producing some very good football the Hot Springs were soon in the lead after a great through ball from Kiri Austin and an excellent strike from Kelly Bolus which found the back of the net. The Hot Springs continued to dominate the first half, creating some good opportunities. After a good charge down the right side followed by a cross into the box, Karen Chew laid a perfectly weighted pass back for Kelly Bolus to find the back of the net once again. Forever testing the Hot Springs backline, Fencibles were very dangerous on the counter attack forcing Julie Dunn

to pull off some great saves. Unfortunately Fencibles managed to sneak one back before half-time after a goalmouth scramble. 2–1 at halftime. The second half didn’t see as much of the fluid football that was seen in the first half from the Hot Springs. That said, the Hot Springs were still dominating and creating chances as well as doing a great job of keeping Fencibles at bay. As the clock was winding down Hot Springs managed another well worked goal with a great pass from Alice Burden which put Helen Kent in front of an open goal. 3–1 the final score. A great result for the Hot Springs. Written by the Northern Monkey Photo: Mini Reis

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L O H O C S HOLI DAY

APRIL

PROGRAMME

Lots of fun activities followed by games

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Thanks to first team players Maurie Wasi, Gerard Garriga, Kenta Nakashima, Matt Conroy, Bradley Williams, plus U16/17 players Tuyi Buyama, Tom Hett, Bradley Thomas, Robbie Turner, Luke Jerkovic and club metro coaches Jason Niedumow, Caleb Ward, Women’s First Team coach Matt Upton and Hayley along with Andy Vernon for coaching on the WSAFC holiday programme.


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the Earth

WE’RE GREEN AND WHITE AT SPRINGS, BUT WE WANT TO BE A LITTLE BIT GREENER Thanks to some innovative thinking at our club, and a grant from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation Fund, you will see new recycling and compost bins around our grounds. After a recent audit, most of the rubbish found in our landfill bins comprised of coffee cups, paper food packaging and recyclable bottles. Aside from all that going into landfill unnecessarily, the bins often overflow on busy weekends. All that is about to change... Alongside the existing rubbish bins dotted around the turf, there are new yellow-lidded bins for mixed recycling and green-lidded bins for compostable rubbish. Food bought from the club cafe downstairs is sold in compostable packaging (thanks to Geoff and Tara), so coffee cups, lids, paper bags and plates can now be placed into the new compost bins. These bins are emptied by WeCompost who turn this waste into, you guessed it, compost! The yellow bins will take all the usual suspects that you are used to recycling at home, such as glass and plastic bottles, and aluminium cans. All club members, players, supporters and visitors are encouraged to help us do our bit for the community and the environment by sorting their own rubbish.

WE WANT TO BE A LEADING CLUB ON THE FIELD AS WELL AS OFF IT. WE HOPE YOU’LL SUPPORT THIS SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE, AND THAT IT WILL SPUR OTHER CLUBS TO FOLLOW OUR LEAD BY GOING GREEN!

THE LAST STRAW... Plastic straws are among the top five plastics found in our oceans and waterways (and our club sits right beside one!) so the club has decided to stop providing plastic straws at the bar. HOORAY!

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WSAFC SPONSORS Phone Paul Thomas

Fuji Xerox delivers market-leading document services and print solutions.

www.fujixerox.co.nz Complimenting McDonald’s local sponsorship of clubs like Western Springs AFC, a new national sponsorship has been agreed with New Zealand Football.

Building on the Small Whites and McDonald’s Skills Zone programmes, McDonald’s Junior Football cements McDonald’s position as a key supporter of junior football in New Zealand. McDonald’s is working with New Zealand Football to increase the number of young players registered with clubs around the country, and also providing additional resources to football development officers. 15,000 footballs will also be handed out to Kiwi kids through the season.

Bayleys have continued to be a major sponsor of WSAFC so please make sure you support them if you are considering selling Bayleys are pleased to be able to offer all WSAFC members an opportunity to support their local club by way of a $1,500 donation for every property which is listed exclusively and sold by Bayleys Real Estate Ltd. If you’re thinking that this might be the time to sell, let’s make a time to discuss the possibilities.

Call Bernadette Morrison on 021 345 520 22 April 2018 www.wsafc.org.nz

National Business Development Manager, Production Systems

DDI: 09 356 4381 Mobile: 027 499 5909 Email: paul.thomas@nzl.fujixerox.com

Proud supporters of Western Springs AFC Since planting roots in Wellington in 1972, PBT, then known as Peter Baker Transport, has grown from a one man, one truck operation to the country’s leading provider of Courier, Transport, Bulk and Logistics services. At PBT, we operate as an extension of your business and before we do anything we take the time to understand your unique business requirements. We use these requirements to tailor and develop smart solutions that will not only work for you but will provide your business with an economic and quality service. As part of our commitment to WSAFC, all new business bought on through a WSAFC affiliation will result in a percentage of that sale being donated back to the club.

Give us a call today – 09 250 0449 www.pbt.co.nz

Giltrap Nissan has a star studded line up in its vehicles which will suit all members of the family. You can check out all the latest models on our website

www.giltrapnissan.co.nz.

Call Alan Yates on 09 522 9925 or 021 465 545 or email ayates@giltrapnissan.co.nz for a competitive quote and join the team.


WSAFC FAMILY SPONSORS Deloitte Private works with individuals, families and privately owned businesses to complete accounting & tax compliance work cost effectively using cloud based technology. Whatever your ambition for your business – boosting performance, expansion, solving operational issues or selling – we also have the specialists, strategies and connections to make it happen.

Lotto is a high quality international sportswear brand, that combines Italian fashion flair with performance technologies to help athletes play and look their best. In New Zealand, Lotto is football. We sponsor and supply clubs and tournaments nationwide because we love the game.

Darren White +64 9 3030778 dwhite@deloitte.co.nz www.deloitteprivate.co.nz

www.lottosports.co.nz info@scoresportswear.co.nz 09 828 7430 West Lynn Painters & Panelbeaters is a local family business run by father and son, Barry and Drago Jujnovich. Using the most up-to-date services available, your car will look like new.

www.harmonyhomes.co.nz

Pop in for all your paint or panelbeating jobs or call them on 378 6090

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Back To Your Feet Physio are proud WSAFC Physiotherapists. We also look after New Zealand Football, Aotearoa Roller Derby, NZ Ice Fernz, Pirate City Rollers, Auckland Roller Derby League, and the West End Lawn Tennis Club. Justin has a 10 year history working in football at national and international level with all age groups. We play the game, we know the game and we know how to get you back playing. Our passion for prevention, rehabilitation and performance is what drives us to make us the premier football physiotherapy clinic in the country... all on your doorstep! NO SURCHARGE for ACC consultations for WSAFC Members. Discounted rates for family of WSAFC Members. We sell tape, creams, exercise equipment and other consumables.

We are based in the WSAFC Club rooms at Seddon Fields. Open Mon to Fri and Sat mornings, Sun by appointment To book an appointment online please go to www.backtoyourfeet.co.nz or text Justin on 021673732

PREVENTION TREATMENT PERFORMANCE

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2018 COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018 Executive Committee Grant Russell – grant@harmonyhomes.co.nz Executive Chairman Zoran Jerkovic – zoran.jerkovic@bayleys.co.nz Treasurer - 027 577 3715 Joanne Powell – jopowellnz@gmail.com Registrar & Junior Controller 5th-8th grade Peter Andrew, Steve Lowe, Paul Rutland, Barry Noyer, Phil Dunn, Mike Cunnington, Warwick Hooper

2018 Senior Committee Warwick Hooper – warwick.hooper@lionco.com Senior Chairman – 027 445 3538 Mario Campbell – info@greylynnglass.co.nz 0275 744 644 Barry Noyer – badbaz44@hotmail.com 021 615 881 Douglas Robinson – robinsond@poal.co.nz Paul Blanchard – paulb@pbt.co.nz Tony Jones – tony@artbureau.co.nz Howard John – howardwjohn@gmail.com Paul Rutland clubmanager@wsafc.org.nz 027 294 7984

2018 Junior/Youth Committee Phil Dunn – phillip@annecy.co.nz Junior/Youth Chairman – 021 807 640 Kate Beddoe, Paul Thomas, Mike Cunnington, Ralph Walker, Gary Hughes, Michael Pleciak, Dave Cranefield, Spencer Turner, Racheal Monks, Tracy Cunnington

Football Development Manager Andy Vernon – fdm@wsafc.org.nz 0204 048 2472

Club Manager Paul Rutland clubmanager@wsafc.org.nz 027 294 7984

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COACH SUPPORTERS

SCORE PLAYERS FOOTBALL

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CLUB

STRIKER

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GAME GOAL BALL TEAM DEFENDER REF TURF

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