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Majura Pitch Newsletter of Majura

Football Club

Majura FC:

President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW

Winning with Grace.

Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

Majura Mini Matildas stars Grace Maher, Grace Fieg and Grace Basser-Silk hold aloft the Kanga Cup Girls Winners Trophy, they also won the U11 Fair Play award.

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President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News

Welcome to Majura Football Club 2010. Please join me in saying “Thank you to all the blue coats!” As I write this there are just two games to go, but still all to play for! I’d like to thank the Committee and all the Coaches, Managers, Parents and Players for helping out in various ways to enable our wonderful community to come together and play football each weekend. Eamonn has put forward his unique review inside this magazine but I’d like to highlight a couple of things we’ve managed to achieve this year. 

Over 1,250 boys and girls have played football this Canberra winter. (We didn’t stop for the rain!)

We’ve had many, many Referees and Coaches taking to the field each weekend, some for the first time.

We’ve introduced Coerver training for those that wanted extra football development. Paul Whittingham and Jason Thornton have provided extra development for many of our junior players.

We continue to build our relationship with Canberra Olympic, through training, advice and match day experiences.

Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

Majura Players: We know you can play but can you write? Here’s your chance to get published! Can you take a team or player photo? Check out the Majura writers in this edition. Love your football, like to write, why not give it a go?

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Some of our 1,250 players kicked their first football in PeeWees, others are topping tables and goal scoring lists in various grades. Hope to see you all again next season but I’d like to thank the whole Commitee for ensuring goals are marked out, nets are up, Refs are on-time, kits and balls are ready to go, registrations are completed and team lists are ready to go and all the other jobs that have to be done for our children to play. For a volunteer organisation with 1,250 players I think the Committee have done a wonderful job. Please thank them when you pass a bluecoat around the ground! And again to anyone who helped in anyway. Thank you one and all!

Send to:

See you all next season and have a think about participating on the Committee!

flanagan.eamonn@gmail.com

Rhonda Parkin, President

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President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies

U9/U10 Parents VOTE NOW at Majura FC The Issue: Majura Football Club has run its U/10 open and girls competition in-house or intra-club for a number of years now playing all games at Dickson. After discussion with experienced coaches, the Majura FC committee is now considering entering all U/10 teams in the inter-club competition run by Capital Football throughout Canberra and surrounds. The committee would like to know what parents and carers of our current U/10s and our future U/10s think about this change. The change: Entering the inter-club competition would mean that from 2011 U/10 players would be graded and teams would be required to travel every second Saturday to other clubs for games, usually in the northern half of Canberra. Players not wanting to be graded still have the option of playing with friends in more social teams but would still be required to travel. This change needs support from parents to take place. VOTE NOW

U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

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YES if you think it is a good idea to enter Majura U10 teams in the interclub competition. NO if you would prefer to continue with the U10 in-house or intra-club competition. How to vote:

Season Review 1

Simply send a return email Jo Smith who will compile the results of this survey on behalf of the Majura committee.

Trials were held in Feb, 2010

Simply state:

Season Review 2 All players registered online, before the season

Your child’s name and year of birth (2000 or 2001) If you don’t mind either way and are happy to accept the decision made by the Majura committee then there is no need to reply. Please reply by 5PM FRIDAY 27 AUGUST 2010 as we need to make this decision before the end of this season. Thanks for your opinion, Majura Football Club Committee

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President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura

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NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS Our Registrar Kelli Finlayson is off to live in Victoria. We thank her for all her outstanding work and initiative throughout her time with the club. Kelli persevered and got our whole registration system working online in this past season. Best wishes to Kelli and family.

Primary School: Ruth Kravis and Ali Cook are in the Primary School Football team which will head to the School Championships in Newcastle in August. Best wishes to the team.

Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

PSSA Coach Tom Crossley prepares his team to take on Majura U13 Boys. Majura won 5-0.

Capital Football High Performance Boys: Dominic Page and Sava Popovic, Majura U/14s Div 1 team, were selected in the Capital Football High Performance Winter Program.– They have been training over the winter and some of this group will be selected to represent the ACT at the national competition in September. Good luck guys.

Capital Football HPP Girls: Season review 3 Rego Day we saw; Canberra United stars play Coerver free skills session Kahlia Hogg joins in the fun

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Last season four Majura girls played in the U13 National Championships with the ACT team. This year we have three girls, Erin Hyde, Grace Maher and Grace Basser-Silk, selected to train with the ACT U13 High Performance Squad. Good luck girls.

Thanks to the McDonald Family. Lilly of the Valley Children’s Village in South Africa send their thanks to the club for donation of old strip and trophies taken to them by the McDonald Family.

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NEWS NEWS NEWS (cont)

President’s Welcome

Club Patron

U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football?

Greens Senator Meredith Hunter has accepted an offer to be Club Co-Patron. Meredith has two children currently playing at the club. We thank outgoing Patron Bob McMullen for his support over the years.

Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz

Jackson McNee to play in Japan Majura Pitch World Cup writer and U13 player Jackson McNee heads to Japan in September with the Coerver Youth Squad. Have a great trip Jackson!

Summer Football/Futsal

Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

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Want more football? Outdoor or Indoor (Futsal) continue across Canberra and there are plenty of options for young and old! (FYI: Our outdoor season is incredibly short by rest of the world standards.) Over 6,000 Futsal players will play Indoor this Spring. For all the Summer Football information click here. Currently an U10 Development Squad will continue at Majura and there are possible plans for other summer football options. Watch the website for developments or why not get a squad going yourself! For details of Summer Football/Futsal click here

U13Canberra Olympic FC Canberra United are back.

Season Three kicks-off in November. Go to

Our Senior Club Partner Canberra Olympic FC will pay $1500 towards the cost of Summer Coerver Development Courses.

Turner School Fete Don’t miss the best football/soccer fete stall in Canberra. 

3 v 3 competition for all Primary Kids, age based competition. Small entry fee.

Shoot to win prize games.

http://www.canberraunited.com

for all the news and season draw .au/

So grab you mates and come and play at the best football stall in Canberra this spring. Where: Turner School Stadium, Condamine/David St, Turner. When: Kick-off 10am Saturday 30th October

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President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news

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Coaching@Majura (Bulletin No.3) Paul Whittingham, Majura FC Technical Director presents the final Coaching@Majura (Bulletin 3) for the year. This edition, read it here,includes includes Q and A section, all the coaching updates and a range of resources.

Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News

Technical Working Group A number of Senior Coaches along with Paul Whittingham have reviewed the “trial process,” for our graded age groups, “playing up a grade” for players/parents who think they would benefit, and the “U10 inter/intra club” debate and other matters. The Committee is currently considering these options. You can view here.

FFA Coaching Formations

Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

Did you know that the FFA has set a national curriculum for football. Is your team playing the new FFA formations yet? U8/9 =1-3-3 U10/11 = 1-3-2-3 U12 upwards = 1-4-3-3 (The three in the midfield is a triangle.) Not sure how to implement it? Why not ask Technical Director Paul Whittingham.

Season Review 4

Coerver Training Tuesday Nights at Majura with Ito San, (front, centre) one of Coerver Japan’s highly qualified Coaches.

Majura teams represented at the Lightning Tournament

Season Review 5 Games kick-off. 1250 players on Dickson Oval!

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Majura Quiz

President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

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0-5 points: 6-10 points 11-15 points

Next time mate! Getting good, keep working at it. We love yer! Star oh star.

16-20points

What a Champion. Take a bow, make that two.

1. How many Majura teams won their Kanga Cup this year, and how many made the final? (2) 2. At the recent Cowra tournament a Majura team won. Was it a boys or girls group and which age group? (2) 3. Who won the World Cup? (1) 4. How many teams in the A-League this year? (1) 5. Which is the new team? (1) 6. Nicky Carle and Robbie Fowler signed for which clubs this season? (2) 7. What is the name of the new Melbourne Victory/Heart home ground? (1) 8. The Socceroos have a new Coach: Name him and when and where do the Socceroos play in the Asian Cup finals? (3) 9. The Socceroos next game is in September Who do we play? (1)

Season Review 6 U7 and U10 Development training. Coerver Tuesday night training for 7-13 ages.

10. The Socceroos next home game is in October. We are playing a World Cup team from South America but which nation? (1) 11. Coach of Canberra United this year is? (1) 12. How many players on a Futsal team on the court? (1) 13. How many penalties in the recent Melbourne Victory v North Queensland game?(1) 14. How many games did Robbie Slater play for Blackburn the year they won the English Premier League? (1) 15. Which Australian Keeper recently signed with Liverpool? (1) All your Quiz answers here

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Futsal and Rep News

President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video

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U7 Futsal A Majura U7 team are looking for two players to make up their Futsal team. Email: sarah.fieg@csiro.au, Capital Football Representative Futsal Last year we had a number of players who played in the National Futsal Championships in January in the ACT. Trials are on again in early September. For all the details go to Capital Football Capital Football High Performance Summer Program Trials Capital Football is now accepting registrations for the Summer High Performance Development Program to be run from October 2010 to March 2011. Trials for the program will be held from the 13th of September to the 24th of September at the Hawker Football Centre.

Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies

Click more information

U14@Cowra

Quiz Answers:

Kanga Cup Q1, 2and 3,

Q2, 14 Girls,

Q3, Spain,

Q4, 11,

Q5, Melbourne Heart, Q6, Sydney/Perth, Q7, AAMI,

Q8, Holger Osieck, , Qatar, Jan 2011,

Season Review 7

Q9 Switzerland,

Q10, Paraguay,

Nine teams enter the Kanga Cup

Q11, Ray Junna,

Q12,5,

Q13, 3,

Q14,18,

Q15, Brad Jones Season Review 8 Tom Bigg-Wither carries Socceroos flag at World Cup game in South Africa.

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President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news

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Skill drill: How to beat a player We aren’t all blessed with great pace, but we can all learn how to beat a player. This drill shows the most simple but effective way of beating a player, or getting you out of a tight spot.

Technical Development

By U12 every player at Majura should be able to complete the skill in the video below if they’ve spent some time practicing. (I’d suggest most players can start this drill at 7 depending on their co-ordination. And unlike Andres Iniesta you don’t have to be a World Cup Winner to beat a player with the ball!

Coerver @ Majura

All it takes is practice, and the more you do it, the faster you’ll become.

Summer Football?

Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra

Then practice it starting on alternate feet and you’ll have two ways to beat a player. e skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay skill stuff okayall the way across the page goes this stuff okay

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Click the picture to see Andres Iniesta skill spot. Socceroo Carl Valeri is the first Canberran to play for Australia at the World Cup. Joe Simunic represented Croatia previously

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You can do it when in full flow or from a standing start. This is particularly useful in Futsal. And don’t worry if it doesn’t work. Keep practicing and then keep trying it in a game until it works! Let me know if it works for you, and if you can’t get it, get your Coach or a Parent to demonstrate. If they can’t help get Paul Whittingham, Jason Thornton, Heather Fitt or some other ball dancing parent or older player to show you the move!

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President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW

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Nearpost Opinion Don’t let Futsal ruin your hard work.

Latest news

Indoor Football or Futsal is about to start in Canberra. Registration details are all here.

Summer Football?

But here’s a thought for the season:

Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

Why undo all the good work your players have learned from Outdoor football this season? Most teams in Majura (7-18) are now playing good outdoor football, rolling the ball out from the keeper enabling the players to get to the ball, players are getting more touches, solving more problems and starting to work the ball forward. The days of the “big kick” or “big throw” from our keepers are almost behind us as we aim to develop more skilful, better players. But in the ACT, North Canberra at least, if you’ve ever watched a game of Futsal all the work from the outdoor season goes out the window. From 6-16 Futsal teams scream for their goalkeepers to kick it or throw it as far down the hall as possible. Mostly, 80% of the time, the ball goes out, the player can’t control it or the opposition gets the ball. So why not enforce your own development rule? All Majura Futsal teams should aim to roll the ball to a player who is to the side of the goal, or pass it with their feet to same player in same position. The keeper’s team mates must be side-on to receive the ball.

More Nearpost? www.nearpost.blogspot.com

and you can hear the Nearpost radio show on www.2xxfm.org.au or catch the podcast on the blog. 6.30pm All the Aussie football with the Nearpost team, Tuesday 98.3fm 7.00 Local football with Peter Funnell

Of course you’ll sweat on the sideline as the players struggle to control and work the ball forward. Of course you’ll concede goals, maybe lose matches along the way but I guarantee every player in every team will improve as a player. Watch the players defend the ball, learn to shield the ball, and watch team-mates solve problems, through skilful football rather than relying on the big hoof down the middle. Make Futsal count this Futsal season; and you’ll be surprised at the improvement your players will make as they switch back to the outdoor game next autumn. Good luck

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President’s Welcome

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Majura Blue Belles taste victory in Cowra.

U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

Season Review 9 Coerver In-season program 2 begins

Season Review 10

The Majura Blue Belles under 14 girls team (and friends) travelled to Cowra on Sunday 15th August for their under 15 carnival. On a bitterly cold day the girls won the first game 2 - nil before drawing the second game. In the third game of the day it all clicked and the net took a battering with the Blue Belles winning 10 nil. This set up a final with an under 15 squad from Orange. The final was easily the highlight of the day. The two teams went goal for goal until the game ended at 3 all. A decision was made to award Majura the winners based on first goal scored. It was a pleasure to be involved with the girls who competed with spirit and passion all day yet demonstrated positive sportin behaviour throughout. Congratulations Emma, Monica, Lilly, Elly, Breanna, Imogen, Vic (from Majura 14's) Emma, Maddie, Mykaela, Amy, Allie (from other Majura teams) and Alex imported from Belnorth. Thanks Russell for the organisation. Thanks also to Cowra for running an excellent day of soccer. Phillip Andrews

Majura U14s win in Cowra

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Meet the U8 Bilbies President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news

The Bilbies are a Majura U/8 team with 1 girl and 9 boys: Andrew Fraenkel, Cale Brown, Jack Connell, Skinny Gavel, Astrid Hearder, Shafin Kamal, James Kerr, Jackson Mueller, Nicholas Seddon and Daniel Vardon.

Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

Season Review 11

What have the Bilbies been learning this season? The Bilbies have been learning how to kick and pass the ball, how to control the ball and dribble, how to keep possession of the ball, how to shoot for goal and how to do all of this with both feet, and head up!

Majura players selected in various Capital Football and School Representative teams

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President’s Welcome

Football Club

Kanga Cup update

U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video

Cameron Jackson (Keeper) Grace Fieg and Alex McKeough raise the Kanga Cup for Majura FC. (Don’t you love the pink socks!)

Meet the U8 Bilbies

The Kanga Cup was a great success this year for Majura FC with 9 teams entering and playing at various levels. We had winners, finalists, fair play awards and just all round great fun.

U14@Cowra

Stephen Spencer, Kanga Cup Co-ordinator, provides a review of all our teams.

Opinion: Futsal next?

Kanga Cup

Season Review 12 With two games to go the season is nearly complete! 10 Open Plate – Commiserations to the Whales who narrowly lost their semi-final and well done to Magic who won their consolation game. 11 Open Plate – Commiserations to the Warriors who missed out on the final, but had a great tournament.

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President’s Welcome U9/U10 VOTE NOW Latest news Summer Football? Technical Development Coerver @ Majura Majura Quiz Futsal News Skill Video Opinion: Futsal next? Meet the U8 Bilbies U14@Cowra Kanga Cup

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Kanga Cup update (cont) 12 Open Plate – Commiserations to Phoenix who faced some pretty tough opposition their semi-final. 13 Open Plate – CONGRATULATIONS to Phoenix who were narrowly defeated in the final 14 Open Plate – Commiserations to Majura who missed out on the final after 2 very close matches. 11 Girls Cup – CONGRATULATIONS to the Mini-Matildas who won the Fair Play Award and the Kanga Cup! 12 Girls Cup – Well done Thunder, who won BOTH their consolation games and finished with 4 wins from 5 games, yet missed out on the finals on goal difference. To rub salt into the wound, Northbridge, who they beat in the group game, are into the final. 14 Girls Cup – Well done Blue Belles who won their consolation game 5-0 to finish with 2 wins from their last 2 games. 16 Girls Cup – CONGRATULATIONS Thunder won the Kanga Cup for the 4th year in a row. Congratulations to Anna Bennett from this team who was named Player of the tournament.

Socceroos next games: September Switzerland (Away) Poland (Away) October: Paraguay (home)

See you next season Thanks for all the contributions, Eamonn www.majurafc.org.au

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