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Farewell FarewellJim JimHayes Hayes

Farewell Jim Hayes

(article online at www.canberratimes.com)

Profile a Coach MJSC of Clothing Store Majura Coach Offer Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10

Player Profile: Meet the Coach 1.Ben Basser-Silk

Majura Challenge 2.Grace Basser-Silk The Majura Quiz Pee Wees a changing News in brief. Under 7’s update. Player Profile: Ref’s Whistle. 1.Ben Basser-Silk Clothing Store Pee Wee Girl News in brief. Program Latest Reviews UnderMatch 7’s update. All your Match Reviews

Jimmy Hayes probably wouldn’t have wanted anyone to make a fuss but the Canberra football community paid tribute yesterday to a pioneer of the game in the ACT. Hayes died yesterday morning in hospital, aged 80. He was a player and coach in some of the very first ACT clubs but his biggest role came in setting up junior clubs in the ACT. Hayes helped form the Majura Soccer Club where the club house in Dickson is now named the Jimmy Hayes pavilion. Yesterday club president Rhonda Parkin said Hayes was just always there to help out. “He always used to say, ‘I don’t want anyone making a fuss’, all he did wasn’t for his benefit, he was just there for the love of the children and the game,” she said. “He was just always around to help out.” Hayes’s foremost love was helping juniors with the game. Hayes set up the first junior team in Canberra. Terry Hayes said his father spread football’s message widely.

Jim Hayes “He wanted to see junior football improve, he liked seeing kids enjoying the game.”

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“He was a janitor at Hughes primary and he just started bringing a ball for the kids to play with at lunch and those numbers just grew and grew and then they started entering teams in the local competitions,” Terry Hayes said. “He wanted to see junior football improve, he liked seeing kids enjoying the game.” Chris Conti – who managed the ACTAS program while Hayes was director of coaching – said Hayes inspired many young players to a life-time involvement in football. “He was a terrific man and a real inspiration,” Conti said. He is survived by sons Alan, Pat, Danny and Terry and 10 grandchildren as well as six great grand children.

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Farewell Jim Hayes Farewell Jim Hayes

MJSC CLOTHING

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MJSC clothing is now available from 9.00am to 11.30am each Sat, look for the signs to the shop on the oval near the committee room building.

Majura Coach Offer Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10

Player Profile: Meet the Coach 1.Ben Basser-Silk

Majura Challenge

2.Grace Basser-Silk TheWees Majura Quiz Pee a changing

Goods include polar fleece jumpers, scarves, beanies, socks, shorts, bags, and winter coats. If teams would like something the shop does not stock, please ask Paul Cook as he may be able to source it for you. Any teams wanting to place a special order for the Kanga Cup need to order no later than 30 May.

News7’s in brief. Under update. Player Profile: Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10 1.Ben Basser-Silk MJSC Clothing Store Pee Wee Girl Program News in brief. UnderMatch 7’s update. Latest Reviews All your Match Reviews

REF’S WHISTLE Louise Burgess impressed by The Koalas U10 Open. Hi there my name is Louise Burgess and I am a new referee at Majura this year. I have had so much fun so far! I have been refereeing under 8, 9 and 10,s. I was very nervous at the start. Mick Eddleston is a wonderful resource for the club, thank you Mick! Anyway I am emailing you because I was very impressed with a team on Saturday. The Koalas U10 Open. What fantastic team spirit, with fantastic encouragement and guidance from their Coach and Parents on the sideline. Yes, they did lose their game: but they played with enthusiasm and good sportsmanship for the whole game.

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At one stage I heard one player say, “this team is just too good for us”. How can a 9 year old show so much wisdom, smile and keep on trying! Well Done Koalas

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Former Majura Players Overseas; Elle Weston is now playing her football in Dubai. See the interview in “The Offsider,” at www.capitalfootball.com.au Kofi Danning is in Europe with the Australian Under 20 side playing against the likes of Ajax, Celtic and Feyenoord

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Farewell Jim Hayes MJSC Clothing Store Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10

Meet the Coach

Majura Challenge The Majura Quiz News in brief. Player Profile: 1.Ben Basser-Silk Pee Wee Girl Program

Meet the Coach: Margaret (4 games to date.) Margaret is Coach of Under 10 girls team, The Tsunamis. “I’ve never coached before but I saw we needed a Coach and I thought why not. “I’d played in games with kids and adults before so had a bit of an idea of the rules and the point of the game. My mate Eamonn was a great help showing me a few drills to get started. “I then went along to the Coerver Coaching Clinic offered at Majura recently. I was the only woman there, which I was surprised at. I didn’t realize coaching was so boysey (where are you gals?).Anyway the clinic was fantastic, and I came away inspired.

Under 7’s update. All your Match Reviews

Tsunami Under 10 Isabella on the ball and Otilya in support.

“Without wanting to sound like an ad, I learnt a lot of great drills and learnt that the most important thing for kids is confidence with ball skills.

Coerver Coaching? FYI: A number of Majura 6-12 year olds have signed up for the July school hols coaching clinic.

“So that’s a big part of what the girls and I work on at training. I try to instill in the girls that the game is about having fun and giving it a go. “They all get so excited when they score a goal so I really try to emphasise how great that is, and take the focus off winning. “I’ve had a vote of confidence from my daughter with the training drills so I must be going okay. “I’d encourage anyone to get involved. The skills you bring from Netball, Rugby or other sports are very similar and the kids just need lots of practice and encouragement. And a coaching clinic or two and you’re on your way.”

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Farewell Jim Jim Hayes Hayes Farewell

Take the June Majura Challenge:

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The sidefoot or instep pass. (Left and Right)

Meet the Coach Player Profile:

This is the most important basic skill in football. It’s used for over 90% of passes and goal scoring. Can you do it?

Majura Challenge 1.Ben Basser-Silk

Majura Challenge: For ANY players, ANY age.

The Majura Quiz 2.Grace Basser-Silk

How many passes can you or your team mate/ brother/sister mum/dad or your teacher do? Simply pass with the inside of your left and right foot...back and forth across a distance of 4-10 metres without having to move from your position or stopping the ball?

Pee Wees a changing News in brief. Under update. Player 7’s Profile: Ref’s 1.BenWhistle. Basser-Silk Koala’s U10

At this stage of the season improving this skill is crucial.

MJSC Clothing Store Pee Wee Girl Program

Skill too easy? Increase the pace, shorten or lengthen

Under 7’sTip update. Coaching All your Match Reviews News in brief. Latest Match Reviews

the distance?

Still too easy? Socceroos Matildas need you now!

The Skill Skill www.soccerspecific.com

Along the sideline: Dickson mornings, with the snow in the distance...hmm can’t wait! Get your beanie from the club shop...now!

http://www.bettersoccercoaching.com Thanks to Majura Coach Paul Whittingham for this tip. For more on how to do this pass and other skills and drills from Paul go to tips and drills.

Who said this? “We’re seeing a real difference in the girls game. We’re starting to see the influence Futsal (Indoor Football) is having on our young players, and we’re also noticing an improvement in the athletic ability of the players we are getting.” Answer at the bottom of next page.

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Majura Quiz time.

MJSC Clothing Meet the Coach Store

1 correct answer gains you 1 goal.

Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10 Majura Coach Offer

0 goals 1-5 goals 6-12 goals 13-15 goals

Meet Profile: the Coach Player 1.Ben Basser-Silk Majura Challenge 2.Grace Basser-Silk The Majura Quiz Pee Wees a changing News in brief. Under update. Player7’s Profile: Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10 1.Ben Basser-Silk MJSC Clothing Store Pee Wee Girl Program Coaching Tip Under 7’s update. News in brief. All your Match Reviews Latest Match Reviews

Ronaldo didn’t pass! “Under 6-10 are the crucial age for ball mastery. He/she needs to feel comfortable running and dribbling with the ball.” (FFA Handbook.) Do you think Portugal created Ronaldo by telling him to pass it all the time between ages 6-12? Encourage your players to express themselves today.

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Maybe try a Rugby League or Union quiz Great you’ve made the bench You’re in the starting eleven. Awesome work You’re a football expert...Fox Sport here you come

Questions: 1. Name the current Socceroos Keeper who is coming to a Canberra Primary School soon. 2. Name the Socceroo who will play in the FA Cup Final at Wembly this year. 3. Who is the Canberra United keeper currently playing for Chicago in the USA Women’s League? 4. Where do Canberra United play their home games? 5. Who was Canberra United’s captain last year? 6. Which former Majura player captains Belconnen United Club Pink side? 7. Which former Majura junior plays with Sydney FC? 8. How many more points do Australia need to qualify for the 2010 South African World Cup? 9. Name one Capital without a professional football team 10. President of Majura is...? 11. Who is the Majura Clubhouse named after? 12. Keeping the ball up in football with your foot is called? A Juggling B Spooning C Showing Off. 13. A nutmeg is a. Cooking spice b. When you put the ball through an opponents legs c. A back heel on the volley 14. Name the Canberran who got THREE yellow cards in one game in the last World Cup. 15. Majura owns the Club house. TRUE/FALSE. Click here for the answers. WHO SAID THIS? ANSWER from previous page. Matildas Coach Tom Sermanni at the recent Under 14 Girls National Championship held in Canberra.

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Farewell Jim Hayes

News in Brief:

MJSC Clothing Store

Volunteers.

Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10

The season is flying past. What a great time to join us? Contact the Clubhouse/Committee members if you can assist the club in anyway.

Meet the Coach

Majura Challenge The Majura Quiz News in brief.

Matildas/Canberra United day at Majura. Want to be inspired? We’re planning to get a couple of Matildas/Canberra United stars along in coming weeks to watch/help your progress. See next newsletter for details.

Player Profile: 1.Ben Basser-Silk Pee Wee Girl Program Under 7’s update. All your Match Reviews

Will your child play football at Majura for the next five years, or more? Are you really going to stand and watch when you are really itching to get involved? Thought about Coaching your child but never played the game? Why not get involved with your child’s development, and learn a new skill while you’re at it. Many parents come to football through their children. Use the skills you bring from the games you played. Maybe you played Basketball, Netball, AFL or Rugby, so why not bring those skills to a junior team today.

Canteen Roster:

Sideline pass? Did you criticise your ref or thank him/her today?

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Thankyou to everyone who has turned up, on time, so far. The Majura Committee and starving players really appreciate your support.

Quiz Answers: 1.Mark Scharzwer, 2 Tim Cahill, 3 Lydia Williams, 4 McKellar Stadium, 5 Ellie Brush, 6 Nicole Somi, 7 Kofi Danning, 8 One point, 9 Canberra, 10 Rhonda Parkin, 11 Jim Hayes, 12 Juggling 13 Putting the ball through an opponents legs, 14 Joe Simunic Croatian International in that game against Australia. Joe was born in Evatt. 15. True.

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Farewell Jim Hayes MJSC Clothing Store

Player Profile: Ben Basser Silk Age: 12 Team: Majura Under 12 Red Coach: John, Jason Thornton

Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10

Meet the Coach

Majura Challenge The Majura Quiz

Best player on your team? (other than you.) Most people. Favourite Favourite Favourite Favourite

Position: Centre-Midfield Overseas Player: Christiano Ronaldo Australian Player: Harry Kewell A-League Player: Nik Mrdja

News in brief. Player Profile: 1.Ben BasserSilk Pee Wee Girl Program Under 7’s update. All your Match Reviews

What do you like best about football? Playing. Is it football or soccer? Both Best pre-match meal: Not really. Best half-time snack: Just water Best advice anyone ever gave you in football: To Concentrate. (Cap Football Academy Coach.) If you weren’t playing football where would you be? Playing sport Favourite football shirt? Manchester United Favourite Overseas team? Manchester United Favourite A-League team? Central Coast Mariners Aussie sportsperson you most admire? Mark Scharzwer

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Farewell Jim Hayes MJSC Clothing Store Ref’s Whistle.

Pee Wees for Girls “a great success.” Have you heard Majura is offering a special late registration to our new Pee Wee for Girls program. Any girl aged 4, 5 or 6 can still register for our special girl only programme.

Koala’s U10

Meet the Coach

Majura Challenge The Majura Quiz News in brief.

We’ve been up and running from the first week of the season with over 40 girls already playing. This is the only age group where you can still register girls....so join up today. Girls can, of course, still play with the boys in PeeWees if they prefer.

Player Profile:

Under 7’s Training

1.Ben BasserSilk

We’re delighted to announce our Former Technical Director Paul Whittingham is back with Majura after a short break.

Pee Wee Girl Program Under 7’s update. All your Match Reviews

Paul is a renowned developer of young players across Canberra. Paul takes a group of Under 7 boys/girls for skills training right after their Saturday morning game. It’s fun, and a great way for your child to learn the skills required to achieve in the game. And why not watch Paul at work? You can then reinforce these skills with your young Valeri or Munoz throughout the week.

Under 10 sideline talk “I hate being goalie.”

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Meet theClothing Coach Store MJSC

Canberra City City, our partner

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Senior Club has a Nintendo Wii Starter Pack, to be raffled raff at Canberra City Men's PL Home Games.

U10

Player Profile: Meet the Coach 1.Ben Basser-Silk

Majura Challenge

The Raffle Tickets are FREE....so what's the Catch?

2.Grace Basser-Silk

The Majura Quiz Pee Wees a changing

Only Majura JSC players can enter the

News in brief. Under 7’s update.

Raffle (Any MJSC Player from Pee Wees to u18s, both Open and Girls).

Player Profile: Ref’s Whistle. Koala’s U10 1.Ben Basser-Silk MJSC Clothing Store Pee Wee Girl Program Coaching Tip Under 7’s update. The Majura Quiz All your Match News in brief. Reviews

Players will need to know what team they are in, for example U12 Red or U14 Girls Div 1. A player can have as many as Eight (8) Raffle Tickets, in the Draw. One ticket per Home Game. The Draw will take place at Canberra City's Last Home Game on Sunday 23 August 2009 at Hawker Enclosed.

How can you get a Ticket? By Attending a Canberra City PL Home Game.

All your Match Reviews So come along and cheer on former Majura Juniors James Ward, Jonathon Bills, Pat Ross Ross-Magee, Herny Burgess, Luke Gibson, Vincent Kertesz, James Perry, Kane Perry, Damien Mahon, Euan Peterkin, Hugh Thornton, and James Schofield.

From the Coach “They all get so excited when they score a goal so I really try to emphasise how great that is, and take the focus off winning.”

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Sunday, 24 May 2009 Canberra City v Canberra Olympic O'Connor Enclosed 3.00pm Kick Off Sunday, 7 June 2009 Canberra City v Queanbeyan City O'Connor Enclosed 3.00pm Kick Off Sunday, 21 June 2009 Canberra a City v Woden Valley O'Connor Enclosed 3.00pm Kick Off Sunday, 28 June 2009 Canberra City v Tuggeranong United Hawker Enclosed 3.00pm Kick Off Sunday, 26 July 2009 Canberra City v O'Connor Knights Hawker Enclosed 3.00pm Kick Off Friday, 31 July 2009 Canberra City v Belconnen United Hawker Enclosed 7.00pm Kick Off (Friday Night Game) Sunday, 23 August 2009 Canberra City v ANU FC Hawker Enclosed 3.00pm Kick Off

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