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BAYLEYS PONSONBY – Supporting Your Club

56A LARCHWOOD AVE, WESTMERE www.bayleys.co.nz/1670057 Auction 2pm, 11 June 2014 (unless sold prior) 4 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland

Supporting local initiatives and giving back to our community is an important part of the Bayleys ethos. Bayleys Ponsonby office are delighted to sponsor your club. We offer all WSAFC members an opportunity to support the club by way of a $1500 donation payable to the Club upon the successful unconditional sale of any members property which is listed exclusively and sold with Bayleys Ponsonby office. Bayleys has a proven results record in the central suburbs and our reputation for getting the job done is reinforced by impressive volumes of repeat and referral business.

Sales statistics - April 2014

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REINZ Sales statistic show that sales volumes in April 2014 in the Auckland Region fell by 21% compared to April 2013 with Auckland City seeing the largest fall of 24.5%. While the wider market has experienced this fluctuation, the appeal of Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, St Marys Bay, Freemans Bay and Westmere has been maintained. This is highlighted by the REINZ statistics which show a fairly consistent number of sales when comparing April 2014 to April 2013. REINZ recorded 55 sales across the 6 suburbs in April 2014 with 56 in April 2013. 29, just over half of these sales, are in the $1m - $2m bracket. If you are considering selling call us or stop by our office for a chat. We’d love to talk.

46 WHARF ROAD, HERNE BAY www.bayleys.co.nz/1670058 Auction 2pm, 11 June 2014 (unless sold prior) 4 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland

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Bayleys Real Estate Ltd, Licensed under the REA Act 2008

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Call Bernadette Morrison, Sales Manager, 09 375 8650 305 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland Disclaimer: This information has been gathered with due care based on data from the REINZ databases. No responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions and interested persons are advised to make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves in all respects.


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Men’s First Team review

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23 WSAFC boys meet the All Whites

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE JULY 2014 Copy: Wed 2nd July 5pm Distribution: Tues 8th July

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FROM THE COMMITTEE We are well into the season and with our new grounds have not had one cancellation. It was only a couple of years ago that we were coping with the grass pitches and it was very hit and miss on whether we were able to train and play on Saturdays, this resulted in a lot of tears as kids (and maybe the adults) were told that the games were off... glad we have put that behind us. To add to the good news the number of club members in the Junior and Youth area continues to rise, especially in the younger grades with 5th–7th grades busting out of the grounds on a Saturday morning. It is fantastic to see the enthusiasm in the game and the support we have in the local community, all this bodes well for the club in the future. We need to be aware that with increased numbers comes increased administration and it has been challenging with the change of strip and field allocations at the start of

WELCOME CLUB MEMBERS! the season. We appreciate your patience with these changes. In looking at how we are performing through the grading process which has just finished, it is great to see strong performances in a number of grades across both boys and girls teams. Hopefully we can see those teams carry their form into the championship rounds and we will make sure we keep track of performance through the season. As you will see from Neil’s article on page 14, the First Team continues to perform strongly, so please continue to support our First Team as the football is great to watch and everyone is welcome to come down, have a bite to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. One of the issues that we need to make you aware of again are the turf rules. These have been added to this newsletter (page 24). The Council and the club have put a considerable amount of funds, time and effort into the installation of the pitches and we all need to follow the guidelines. What this means is,

FRONT COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Keeper Fergus Penrice (image by Carl Blake) Keeper Abby Roper (image by JLSPhotography.co.nz) Arsenal fans at The Emirates (background image by Mini Reis)

Thanks to our sponsors:

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NO FLAT SOLED SHOES (this includes running shoes and trainers) and NO BAREFEET, as these will compress the grass over time, and this is already apparent in some goal areas. What you can wear are moulded boots and turf shoes. If you don’t have any, Paul Rutland the Club Manager has a stock of these for adults to buy at a reduced rate or you can buy them at most sports shops. Also only coaches and managers on the fields, and only water, NO food or coloured or flavoured drinks. We will be getting tougher on enforcing these requirements moving forward, so please don’t take offence if you are asked to leave the fields due to the wrong footwear or carrying cups of coffee onto the grounds. Looking forward to seeing how all the teams progress through the season, I hope everyone is out there supporting their team mates, catching a bit of the World Cup and enjoying the sport. Regards WSAFC Committee Members

CONTRIBUTORS: Stephen Lowe Justin Lopes Matt Upton Geoff Brogan Neil Emblen Kate Beddoe Neil Porten 25 Years Celebration artwork supplied by Al Best


WSAFC EVENTS CALENDAR JUNE 2014 Events

Upcoming Dates to be confirmed—please check the website. Friday 25th July—7:15pm Mix and Mingle @ WSAFC clubrooms. Grab old teammates, and come down for a relaxed evening with drinks, nibbles and entertainment. Drinks at 1989 prices until 8:30pm. You must register for this. Saturday 26th July—25th Jubilee Dinner $75 per person, Trust Stadium, Henderson. Cash bar. Guest speakers and entertainment. Limited to 180 tickets. Wed 4th

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Men’s First Team 8th Grade Trial at away vs Papatoetoe Seddon Fields 10am 2.45pm Women’s First Team Home vs Papatoetoe at 1pm Mon 9th

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CBR course over 2 Monday nights 6.30pm-8.30pm

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Sun 15th FIFA World Cup Game fundraising breakfast England vs Italy at 10am from 8.30am Women’s First team Away at Three Kings at 1pm

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Men’s First Team away at Melville at 2.45pm

Women’s First Team away at Lynn Avon at 1pm

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Men’s Chatham Cup home vs Bay Olympic First Team at 7.15pm

CBR course over 2 Monday nights 6.30pm-8.30pm First night 9th June

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Men’s First Team away at Takapuna at 2.45pm

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July Newsletter deadline

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SHOP ONLINE! YOU CAN NOW SHOP ON-LINE TO PURCHASE ALL OF YOUR WSAFC PLAYING GEAR AND OTHER ITEMS. Now that all of our shorts and socks are in stock, we have opened a new on-line shop. Official WSAFC shorts, socks, jackets, supporter’s tops, training tops and underskins, beanies and caps, even shin guards and boots. Get your jacket or supporters top with your name or initials on, even put your favourite number on your training top. Get your team organised, and get WSAFC training tops as worn by our top men’s and women’s teams, available in orange, sky blue or emerald. It’s easy (yes, we learnt some lessons from our work in ordering gear at registration time), and over time we will make even more Lotto gear available for purchase.

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CLUB PHYSIO WHO WOULD WANT TO BE A KEEPER? Seriously, everybody knows it takes a certain type of person to be able to put their body on the line week in, week out and enjoy it. They need to be agile, strong, co-ordinated, brave... and a little bit crazy!  Surprisingly, research suggests that keepers get injured around 25% less frequently than  outfielders, however they are more likely to suffer from injuries to the upper limb (Junge, 2001).   Professional goalkeepers tend to have fewer total injuries (and also fewer training injuries) than outfielders. Adductor strains are common injuries for keepers, along with overuse, hip and groin injuries. (Cristiano et al., 2014) Perhaps not surprisingly, the higher

the standard of play, the higher the incidence of injuries, due to the intensity of the training and games. Suggestions to prevent injury for goalkeepers include consistently doing the the FIFA 11+ strengthening and co-ordination exercises, to train and play in shin guards, and to wear mouth guards and genital protectors. Exercises focusing on scapulae stability, your core and strength of the rotator cuff can help to reduce the incidence of rotator cuff injuries and can be done using either a theraband or cables in the gym. For a list of ‘Quirky Goalkeeper injuries’ I encourage you to check out this true list of goalkeeper injuries. http://goalkeepersaredifferent.com/keeper/injuryframe.htm

Western Springs keeper Georgia Paterson at full stretch. Northern Region Football League Women’s Premier Division Forrest Hill Milford v Western Springs Sun 1st June 2014. 8 June 2014 www.wsafc.org.nz

Joe Wallis Nero 9th Grade Prems

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As for Back To Your Feet Physio Clinic at Western Springs, we are now settled in upstairs in the Pavilion and look forward to the opportunity to assist with your injury treatment and/or prevention. There is no surcharge for WSAFC members for ACC injuries, discounted rated for your family members and significantly discounted private rates. Natalie Brunger, who has extensive football physiotherapy experience  will be working at the clinic on Monday and  Friday afternoons. Stay on your feet and see you on the sideline!

Justin Lopes

No surcharge for ACC treatments for club members! Discounted rates for family members of club members! Discounted private rates for club members! * Hands on treatment * Exercise prescription * Injury prevention

Please text me to arrange an appointment 

* Pre and post surgery rehabilitation

021 673 732

* Acupuncture

References: Cristiano, E. et al., (2014). Different injury pattern in goalkeepers compared to field players: A three-year epidemiological study of professional football. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.17(1). Junge et al., (2001) Goalkeepers – Physical performance, psychological characteristics and incidence of injuries – Cited in Epidemiology of pediatric sports injuries  - Edited by Caine, D. Karger Publishers

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* Video biomechanical analysis We are football physios based at your club who are here to get you back to your feet!

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

PROUD TO BE PHYSIOTHERAPIST OF CHOICE FOR

WESTERN SPRINGS AFC Contact Justin on 021 673 732

www.backtoyourfeet.health.nz

Clinic is located upstairs at Western Springs Pavilion, Seddon Fields, 108 Meola Rd

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KEEPING IT REAL! The goalkeeper or more affectionately known as the “keeper” is a very specialized position with a completely different set of skills than is otherwise used in football. The modern keeper is expected to be able to be as good with his feet as an outfield player but also meant to be able to stop every shot and catch every cross with the same amount of training as an outfield player and a lot of the time with no specific goalkeeper training. A lot of the time, if a team is lucky enough to have more than one GK they will get sent away from the rest of the team and told to train themselves with no coach, so with all this, we can establish the keeper is meant to be as good as two players with no extra coaching and no coach to help them.

them if they see an error because ‘they are just the keeper... who cares if they can’t pass or control a ball in midfield’. If you think about that is the best way to teach a keeper to deal with a back pass and play out safely from the back or they get stuck in a goal while everyone else plays in front of them and takes shots under no pressure which in all honesty doesn’t help either party as the session does not look or feel like a game of football.

as just another player and help them improve as you move on and want to progress your session don’t just chuck the keeper in a goal. See if you can involve them with your session someway and get them moving about while still using their hands.

Now for a keeper to get any specific GK training they are always told to look elsewhere or that there is no one around who can help them, and this for a lot of young keepers is how they end up either hurting themselves or start to dislike the position because they can’t learn anything new to improve while the rest of the team continues to get better in front of them.

Anyway that’s my two cents but am always willing to talk more about this or help out with any coaches wanting to know how to intergrate the goalkeeper into a session better.

If a team only has one keeper they generally get to join in with the rest of the team as an outfield player which is not a bad thing at all, but the coach generally doesn’t coach

So how do we as coaches, change this and help our goalkeeper? I would recommend involving your keeper in training more. The more touches of a ball for all players the better. Involve them in the warm up

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On the other side, if they want to look for specific GK training at WSAFC we have an embarrassment of riches for goalkeeping coaches and all want to help at every level.

Keepers, away!!!

Matthew Upton

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TEAM PROFILE - MALAGA 11th Grade Girls Division 2 Where did your team name come from? We were Malaga last season, a name assigned by the club. Malaga is a Spanish football team, but one of our Mums says malaga means a “journey” or “voyage” in Samoan, so we like both the footballing reference and the Pasifika one too. What are your hopes this season as a team? We have three players who have never played football before and one in her second season, in a team of ten players. We play to have fun and to learn soccer skills to impress our supporters. But we also respect our opponents while trying our hardest to win every game. How has the season started? We’ve had five grading games, winning one. But last week we were the first team to score a goal against the top team in the division. And one of our first-time footballers has already scored her first ever goal. Our training sessions are great and all the players listen well and put a lot of effort into becoming better footballers.

Back: Leilani Ginnen (with arm raised), Hazel Burgess, Hinewai Kahukiwa, Sophie Grimes (holding trophy), Hinewai’s brother Johnny Middle: Lottie Popplewell, Maxie de Man (blue/grey jacket), Kristina Miles (black jacket), Emily Blamires, Orla Porten Front: Charlotte Mitchell

Coach: Neil Porten

What shape do you normally play? Last week at training the players had a discussion about formations and player positions. We have been playing 2-3-1 (7-a-side) but the players think a “double diamond” 2-1-2-1 might best suit our strengths. So we’ll be trying it out in our next match. Captain’s name and position? We haven’t nominated a captain. All our players get to play in all the positions on the field. Each week two players play a half each in goal, playing the rest of the game as outfield players. Where do you hope to finish this season? We hope to finish the season with all the players so happy they can’t wait to come back and play again next season! And the season after that. And the season after that …

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WSAFC MEN’S FIRST TEAM NRFL DIV 1

During the off season we were lucky enough to attract a raft of new players to add to the Championship winning squad of 2013. These included Patch Bowen and Niall Rankin from Oratia United, Jono Quinn from Eastern Suburbs, Scott Midgley, Sam Brotherton and Ross McPhie from Central United, Sheldon Pillay and Roussin Nkoy from Birkenhead United. More recently Adam Dickinson has bolstered the attacking stocks and has already scored eight goals in eight games since joining from Summer Franchise club Auckland City. POS

It gives me great confidence that the strength and unity of the squad is so positive. We have had a very good start to the season and almost everybody has had the opportunity to play a part. James Debenham has unfortunately been ruled out of the whole season due to a persistent knee injury sustained in July last year. I am hoping we will be in the Premier League by the time James returns next season. The Reserve team are also in a very good position to push for the championship being just six points

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Sat Mar 29 Takapuna (H) won 4-3 Sat Apr 5 Melville Utd (H) won 3-2 Sat Apr 12 Ellerslie (A) drew 1-1 Sat Apr 19 Mangere (H) won 4-0 Mon Apr 21 Fri Apr 25 Sat May 3

E.Suburbs (A) Mt A/Ponsonby (A) Hibiscus Coast (A)

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Metro FC (H) Manurewa (A) North Shore (H) Papatoetoe (A)

lost 3-0 won 2-0 won 7-0 drew 1-1 won 2-0 won 3-2

Top Goalscorers

Chatham Cup 2014 Round 1 v FC Whangarei (A) Round 2 v Fencibles (A) Round 3 v Bay Olympic (H)

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Sat June 21 Melville Utd (A) Sat June 28 Takapuna (A) Sat July 5 Ellerslie (H) Sat July 12 Mangere (H) Sun July 19 E. Suburbs (H) Sat July 26 Mt A/Ponsonby (H) Sat Aug 2 Hibiscus Coast (H) Fri Aug 8 Metro (A) Fri Aug 16 Manurewa (H) Sun Aug 24 North Shore (A) Sat Aug 30 Papatoetoe (H)

won 3-0 won 3-1

Adam Dickinson 8 Jono Quinn 4 Niall Rankin 3 Patch Bowen 3 Neil Emblen 3

Alec Beresford 2 Ross McPhie 2 Luke Petrie 2 Scott Midgley 2 George Debenham 1 Richard Searle 1

behind the leaders Ellerslie after 10 games played. With a younger crop of players the first half of the season has been a learning experience for them, but now with the strength of a bulked up First Team squad the knock on effect to the Reserves will see some strong performers dropping into that grade each week. All in all I’m very positive that we are on track to attempt a “Double Double” ! Let’s think big!

Neil Emblen FIRST TEAM SQUAD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Adam MCDONALD Scott MIDGLEY Josh GAIR Alex HARRISON Linton SIMMONS Liam MULROONEY Nicolai BERRY Sam BURFOOT Ian SELLAR Richard SEARLE Patrick BOWEN Niall RANKIN Luke PETRIE Jono QUINN Sam BROTHERTON Neil EMBLEN Maurie WASI Scott SELLAR George DEBENHAM Matthew MUNFORD James DEBENHAM Alec BERESFORD Ross MCPHIE Sheldon PILLAY Adam DICKINSON Roussin NKOY Nick FORRESTER


PLAYER PROFILE Nickname: Scotty or Scotty Boy Where were you born? Auckland, NZ Date of birth: 07/08/1995 Previous club: Central United When did you first start playing football? When I was 5 years old. Why do you play football? I just love the game, ever since I started playing I havent stopped... I cant! Do you have any rituals before a game? As soon as I get on the pitch I have to tap each of my boots with my hands and brush them together haha Favourite ground played at? Kiwitea St What position do you play? Right Back

What are your best qualities on the field? Hmmm I think I’ve got pace and can win balls in the air pretty well. What is your personal aim this season? To get Springs promoted to the Prems!

What do you think is key to team success? I think mainly bonding. If the team gets along well then they will be just fine on the field. If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be? World Cup or Champions League Final Who’s your favourite professional football team? Leeds Who’s your favourite professional football player? My favourite player ever would be Zinedine Zidane, but currently playing is definitely Yaya Toure.

Favourite food? Lasagne Favourite movie? Forrest Gump Favourite actor? Wow umm probably Tom Hanks or Matt Damon Favourite band/musician? Kanye West Favourite cartoon as a kid? Nothing compares to Dragonball Z Images by Pauline Foster

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WHOLE OF FOOTBALL 5TH – 7TH GRADES Little Italy 5th Grade

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Little Italy 5th Grade

Anacondas 7th Grade Image by Pip Patterson

Crocodiles 7th Grade

Arsenal Image by Pia Jaask

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Crocodiles 7th Grade

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Arsenal 6th Grade

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SATURDAY MORNINGS AT WESTERN SPRINGS Little Mexico

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7th Grade eworth

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Little Mexico

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Dolphins 7th Grade

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Auckland City

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Playball Auckland City is adding a public site to it’s list of offered locations, offering the specialised sport coaching programme at Western Springs AFC. • For children aged 2–5 years. • On Monday’s at 9.30am (running a 40min session per week) • The first session being 21st July, and from then running weekly for 10 weeks so the last session being the 22nd September (NB. Running with the school term dates) • Special price of $110.00 for the whole term which includes a FREE Playball t-shirt for your child(ren) • OR enquire today about a FREE demo with Coach Adam and his coaching team!

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PLAYBALL Auckland City HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

‘All 4-8 year-olds; don’t miss out! Come along and Come along and join the Playball coaches for some holiday fun! join the4–8 Playball coaches for some year olds don’t miss out holiday fun’ 14th–16th July 9.30am–2.30pm th 14 Springs – 16thAFC, July180 ‘14Meola  9.30am – 2.30pm Western Road, Westmere per day—$150 3 daysRoad, Westmere Western $60 Springs AFC  180forMeola $60.00 per. day  $150.00 for all 3 days

PLayball sessions STRUCTURED SPORTS PROGRAMME

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bike and scooter  Structured sports facilities programme BRING YOUR BIKE/SCOOTER ALONG (AND HELMET)

BIKE AND SCOOTER FACILITIES picnic lunch

 Bring your bike/ scooterLUNCH along (and helmet!) BRING A PACKED AND ENJOY A PICNIC STYLE LUNCH WITH THE PLAYBALL COACHESLUNCH AND OTHER KIDS PICNIC

 Bring a packed lunch and enjoy a picnic-style lunch with the Playball coaches and other kids

SECURE YOUR CHILD A PLACE TODAY EMAIL: adam@playball.co.nz Or contact Adam on 021 919 169

Secure your child a place today;

Email us at adam@playball.co.nz Or contact Adam on 021-919-169

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9th Grade Premier Team Western Springs Nero take the honours at the Eastern Suburbs tournament. Images by Francine Cameron (except team photo)

It is the 9th grade premier team’s first year in the AFF and the teams are on a high learning and fast improvement curve. At the Eastern Suburbs tournament on 11 May, WS Nero proved how far they have already come by taking out the Championship Cup at the tournament. The team got off to a flying start by beating Forest Hill 7-0 in their first pool match. Maxi Beullens was on fire with a five goal haul in the first game shooting from left wing, right wing and sneaking a couple from the far post

able to break through with a skilful goal, with Onehunga only matching the goal late in the second half to tie 1-1. Finishing second in their pool play saw the team move into the Championship rounds only to face Eastern Suburbs Lilywhites in the quarter finals who had also beaten the team in their AFF round matches a couple of weeks prior. The competition was close and the team pulled out a 2-1 victory. Maxi Beullens got the team off to a flying start making a break out on the right wing and sailing a ball into the top left hand corner of the goal. Eastern Suburbs matched the goal but Joe Berman used his blistering pace to create an opportunity to score his third goal for the tournament. Our awesome defenders Toby Duff, Justin Chan, Henry Avery and Kalan Hanks-Papalli stayed strong and determined and gave their all to ensure the team hung onto their lead to make it to the semi-finals where we met Fencibles. The semi-finals were all about the defence for both teams. Kalan Hanks-Papalli lead our charge on determination as he con-

second shooter from each team it was still nil all. Joe Wallis stepped out of goal to take his penalty and slammed through a great strike to put Nero up 1-0. Fencibles then equalled with their last shooter. Our last shooter was Maxi Beullens who slotted his penalty into the bottom right hand corner to put Nero up 2-1 and into the grand final against Birkenhead Blazers. The kids were looking exhausted giving everything they had to the previous games—everyone was running out of steam but not our awesome defence of Toby Duff,

Tony Duff stealing the ball

Maxi Beullens on the sprint from great crosses from Toby Duff and Henry Avery. Joe Wallis also scored two strength goals, powering shots into goal assisted by Will Smith and Joe Berman. The team had a spring in their step but most importantly has listened well to their coach Wayne Young keeping their shape, passing well and applying great pressure. Their second pool game they tied 2-2 against Eastern Suburbs Black a well fought clash with neither team giving an inch. Joe Berman delivered two great goals from breaks up the wing and Joe Wallis scored another two strong goals assisted by Will Smith and Maxi Beullens. The game also saw very strong defence from Justin Chan and Henry Avery who never gave the opposition space. The third pool match saw the team playing Onehunga Sports who had beaten the kids in their first round AFF match 10-3. The kids kept the game tight through relentless chase and defence by Justin Chan, Leo Young and Toby Duff. Finally Will Smith was

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Joe Berman and Henry Avery working together on attack

tinually stopped the surging of the Fencibles attack, along with Toby Duff and Justin Chan who ran their hearts out and tackled hard. Key strength in midfield by Henry Avery and Leo Young enabled Nero to be constantly pressuring and attacking the ball. Again the boys kept their shape, gave great pressure and passed the ball well—everything their coach asked from them. Full time saw a nil all draw, so the result was to be decided by a penalty shoot out from four kids from each team on the field. It was a tight contest some close misses and some great saves by our keeper Joe Wallis. After the

Justin Chan and Kalan Hanks-Papalli who were miraculous and tenacious to the end. Adding to that the fight of Henry Avery and Leo Young in the mid field to support our gallant yet tiring attackers, Maxi Beullens, Joe Wallis, Will Smith and Joe Berman. The kids (superbly lead by their coach Wayne Young) worked as a strong team, passing, tackling, never giving up to give themselves and their fabulous coach a 2-1 victory in the grand final. Joe Wallis and Will Smith delivering the goals for the team to bring home the silverware and the best mother’s day ever! Thanks to all the coaches and players of the other Western Springs teams at the tournament who stuck around to cheer the boys on through the finals—they really appreciated the support and great club spirit!

Kate Beddoe


WSU17 JONES V WS17 EWANE 25TH MAY 2014 Images by Peter Idoine

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WOMEN’S PREMIER TEAM RISE UP With the late appointment of a new coach and the even later announcement that Western Springs had been offered another chance at remaining in the NRFL Women’s Premier League for 2014, there was a nervous excitement as we lined up for our first game of the season in April. But there is a great atmosphere with this year’s squad which includes the U17’s, the Reserves and the Prems. We train together as one big squad and there is a keen interest from everyone in how each team fares come game day. With the addition of some key newcomers we have a markedly stronger side than we have had for some years. With Penny Chapman and Sally Bowden returning after long absences from Springs and a healthy injection of

talent and energy from newbies Therese Saito, Abby Roper GK (Fencibles), Bethany Weller (Claudelands) and Sarah Blyde (Fencibles), we are blessed with skill and football savvy. We also have the speed, skill and determination of U17 players Annabelle Webster, Ruby Johnson and Georgia Paterson to add into the mix. It’s an exciting time and the team is building for next year and beyond with a passion. There is a strong team bond. We train hard and then gather together post training on Wednesdays to discuss tactics for the weekend and to break bread together. Our results so far have shown that we are able to compete even with the strongest teams in the table and our

hope is that we will be able to push some teams and maybe even pinch three points when they are least expecting it. We have definitely improved every game and have come such a long way as a team since our first game against Three Kings which was a 5-0 loss. Our first win was against Bay of Plenty and we look forward to seeing them again but this time at our home fortress that is Seddon Fields. We hope to be able to finish the season strongly with a few more wins under our belt and definitely to try to finish higher up the table than last years placing.

Geoff Brogan

Image by JLSPhotography.co.nz

Exhausted but victorious

The mandatory L&P shot when passing through Paeroa

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Connecting with the community at Seddon Fields (Mon 26th May)

All Whites signing autographs at Seddon Fields - image by Justin Lopes

Claude Brandt gets to hold Marco

Cam Southgate and Taine Wilson from

Rojas’ Magistas

10th grade Renegade with captain Glen Moss

Cam Southgate and Taine Wilson with Tyler Boyd

8th grade Team Forrest members with Cam Southgate with Jeremy Brockie

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Personnel Only Referees, Players and Coaching staff are allowed on the main field or training area. Spectators must stand behind the fencing. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, prams etc. are not allowed on the main fields or training areas.

Footwear No muddy or dirty footwear is permitted. Boots/footwear must be clean prior to taking the main fields or training areas. Plastic moulded stud soles, turf or touch shoes are the only footwear permitted on the main field or training area. Screw in studs, metal sprigs (long or short stud) and flat soled sandshoes are banned. No barefeet.

Food/Drink No chewing gum, food or sweets. Apart from water, no liquids are permitted on the playing surfaces. Water must be in plastic containers – no glass, tin or ceramic containers are permitted to be carried onto the main fields or training areas. No Spitting allowed on the main fields or on the training areas.

Smoking Is banned from the main fields, training areas, and any footpath surrounding the main fields and training areas.

Alcohol No alcohol is to be consumed on the sidelines, or on the main fields or training areas.

Rubbish Please be a tidy Kiwi and take your rubbish with you, or use the bins provided.

Animals No animals are permitted on the main playing surfaces or training areas.

Use of Fields Outside allocated training times, no members or teams can use the fields unless booked through the Club or Auckland Council.

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2014 COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2014 Executive Committee Martin Bell—martin@roseandheather.co.nz President Grant Russell—grant@harmonyhomes.co.nz Treasurer Joanne Powell—joannepowell@vodafone.co.nz Secretary Peter Andrew, Mark Evans, Michael Hope, Zoran Jerkovic, Steve Lowe, Paul Rutland

2014 Senior Committee Mark Evans—Mark.Evans@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Senior Chairman 027 454 7242 Mario Campbell—info@greylynnglass.co.nz 0275 744 644 Zoran Jerkovic—zoran.jerkovic@bayleys.co.nz 027 577 3715 Barry Noyer—badbaz44@hotmail.com 021 615 881 Tony Bullen—tony@bullen.co.nz Club Captain 021 384 868

2014 Junior/Youth Committee Michael Hope michael.hope@hp.com Junior/Youth Chairman Grant Russell grant@harmonyhomes.co.nz Treasurer and 8th Grade Coordinator Joanne Powell joannepowell@vodafone.co.nz Registrar & Junior Controller 5th-8th grade Al Best al@modsquad.co.nz Jason Laing, Kate Beddoe, Paul Thomas, Mike Cunnington

Football Development Officer Geoff Brogan—geoff@diverge.co.nz 021 400 480

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COACH SUPPORTERS

SCORE PLAYERS WSAFC MAJOR SPONSORS FOOTBALL

WIN

CLUB

PBT (Peter Baker Transport) is proud to be sponsoring the Western Springs AFC for a 4th consecutive season.

STRIKER

PBT, a proud Kiwi owned company, operate with over 40 years experience in the freight industry. PBT can move anything from an envelope, to a container anywhere in New Zealand.

www.wsafc.org.nz www.wsafc.org.nz The dynamic team at PBT work to ensure that all their customers receive a consistent world-class service with the goal being to Deliver In Full On Time Undamaged (DIFOTU).

In addition to the WSAFC sponsorship, PBT offers a special deal to the club. All new business that is brought on through a WSAFC affiliation will result in a percentage of that sale being donated back into the club.

If you are looking for a trusted freight solution, contact Scott Sheppard today - ScottS@pbt.co.nz

GAME GOAL BALL TEAM DEFENDER REF TURF

PITCH

We are very pleased to announce that Bayleys Real Estate Ltd are back on board as a Major Sponsor for the club for the 2014 season. Their generous contribution to the club is reflected in branding and signage for the Men and Ladies First Team.

STADIUM

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 021345520.

CAPTAIN


Western Springs FC Magazine June 2014