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THE WAIMAK WHISPER FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER

ISSUE JULY 17

THE WAIMAK WHISPER Football Newsletter

NEW ZEALAND U16 REPRESENTATIVES Waimak United would like to congratulate Macey Fraser and Gabrielle Rennie on their selection for the NZ U16's team heading to Samoa in August to compete at the World Cup Qualifiers. Macey and Gabi are the clubs first NZ Fifa tournament level representatives, which is an outstanding achievement and we are very proud of you both. The pair attended a final selection camp in Auckland last weekend and were named in the 18-strong squad team. New Zealand Coach Leion Birnie said "There is a huge amount of depth within this group and we have had to have some difficult conversations, but we are excited with the squad we have selected and the challenge ahead," Birnie said. The team is eyeing up qualifying for the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay in 2018. That requires winning the tournament in Samoa, with New Zealand heading in as favourites. New Zealand are in a pool with hosts Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Tahiti. We wish Macey and Gabi all the best for the tournament and look forward to seeing the results and hearing about your experiences.


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Alan Fraser Memorial Girls Tournament Waimak United Football club hosted the girls only Alan Fraser

Memorial Tournament for it’s third year since it’s inception in 2015. This year saw 8 teams, comprised of 80 girls enter in the 11thgrade section, including finalists the Redwood Bobcats, from Blenheim and Southern Girls from Dunedin. Both these teams entered the final having not conceded a goal, and after extra time with the score tied at 1 all, penalties were needed to crown the Southern Girls as the 11th Grade Champions. Coming in at third were Waimak United White, who beat club mates, Waimak Black in the third/fourth play off. Local team, Parklands United were crowned Bowl winners, over Cashmere Technical. Competing in the 13th grade section we saw 10 teams, 130 girls, play out an exciting tournament, with Mainland Football competitors Waimak Grey and Selwyn United playing off in the final.

Waimak Grey made the most of their chances in the final, winning 6-0 and finishing the tournament with out conceding a goal, with Maria Evans picking up golden gloves winner and Charlotte Roche picking up the Golden Boot award with 11 goals, both from Waimak Grey. Parklands Gold played Coastal Spirit in the 3rd/4th playoff with extra time needed to decide the winner, Parklands Gold edging out Coastal Spirit 1-0. Waimak Gold finished up as Bowl winners, beating Nomads 2-0 in the 5th/6thplay off. Waimak team MVP's: Waimak Black-Odette Lieshout, Waimak White-Shiloh Jenkins Waimak Grey-Emma Bainbridge, Waimak Red-Sarah Miller, Waimak Gold-Tayla Smart.

Other Awards: 11th grade Silver Boot: Shiloh Jenkins, 13th grade Golden Boot: Charlotte Roche, 13th grade Golden gloves: Maria Evans Special thanks to Football Fern Mikayla Moore for coming to the tournament and sharing some of her experiences with the girls. We would also like to thank all of the referees and volunteers who made this tournament happen. Your support ensured that this was once again a great tournament for the girls.


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New Zealand Football—Futsal Nationals Continuing on our theme of club success, we were very proud of our 7 girls who attended the Futsal Nationals, representing Mainland Futsal. Ella Fong, Jaz Ball, and Macey Fraser were part of the Mainland Futsal team who took out the National Championship title, undefeated. The team were dominant throughout the tournament, and Macey picked up the Golden Boot award with 35 of the teams 71 goals in 7 games.

Sophie Williams, Connor Duggan, Lily Fisher, and Gabi Rennie were part of the U19 Mainland Futsal team who finished runners-up. They too were dominant throughout the tournament, but were defeated 0-1 by Auckland Futsal in their final. Sophie Williams was crowned U19’s National tournament MVP, which is an outstanding achievement.

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Thanks to our AWESOME Turf sponsors

If you are interested in a sign at the Kendall Park Turf please contact the Waimakariri District Council

NEED SHORTS/SOCKS/ BOOTS/SHINPADS? The girls had added incentive at the National tournament, with places in the newly formed Futsal Ferns, and Youth Olympic U18 Qualifying teams, up for grabs. We look forward to seeing these squads announced and wish the girls the best of luck.

Nigel and his team at The Sports Shop can help you out. Nigel has been a long time sponsor, player, coach, referee, Board member for the club for many years so we encourage you to support him too!


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New Zealand Football recently hosted a National Women’s Football Development Conference in Auckland to equip its administrators to grow and develop football around the country. We were fortunate to have our Administrator, Pam Fraser, selected to attend as one of only 30 attendees from across the country. Pam describes a few aspects of her time at the conference. Growing and developing women’s football is a key strategic priority for New Zealand Football and this has filtered down to both the Federations and the Clubs. Whilst this was the key focus of the conference, there was a lot of cross over into general club strategies, and the overall development and growth of football as a whole. The quality and calibre of the guest speakers was outstanding, and they were all very engaging. Dave Payne (renowned for development of the Futsal space) kicked things off with a workshop on effective planning. This was timely as the Board is currently undergoing a review of the club strategic plan. Then Ken Wallace, NZF referee development manager ran us through the pathway for female referees. And what a pathway it is, with terrific opportunities if you can make it to the top. Tobi Agbede spoke to the group about the use of technology in creating and improving experiences for members. This will hopefully link nicely into the review NZF are currently performing on their database and competition systems too. Steven Dillion, the National Coach Development Manager, discussed ways to support women into more coaching positions, rather that the traditional team manager role. Owain Prosser, talked to the group about junior player development and some of the differences between players in the learning to love football space. Dr Jackie Blue, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner gave us all sorts of interesting facts and figures around gender differences. Meg Crockett gave us some great insights into a player centred approach and insight into female player welfare and injury prevention. Great facts on player workloads. Professor Toni Bruce from the Auckland University introduced some interesting ideas around the media and journalism, and the female sports role model. NZF’s Jamie Milne finished off the two days with a poignant look into club and community development, the role of diversity, and some of the activities NZ Football are involved in. We definitely crammed a lot of information into two days, but it was well worth it. Thanks to Annalie for the nomination, & NZ Football for putting on such a great event and the opportunity to network with other administrators & development officers from around the country.


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CANTERBURY UNITED YOUTH DRAGONS & PRIDE WIDER TRAINING SQUAD We are pleased to announce that CCL Squad Goalkeeper, Kyle Hodge, has been selected in the wider training squad for the Canterbury United Youth Dragons in preparation for the summer National Youth League. Well done Kyle!

Over the July Holidays we also had teams

competing at the We are also pleased to announce that WPL players Christchurch Gabi Rennie, Sophie Williams, Bex Gillett, Lily Fisher, International Cup. Briar Guyan, Emma Fellowes, Emma Johnson, and Macey Fraser have Here is a wrap of their been included in the results: Pride wider training squad. 10th Grade - 16 teams Red finished 1st in pool play Well done girls! and 6th overall Black finished 3rd in pool play and 13th overall 11th Grade - 16 Teams Red finished 2nd in pool play and 3rd overall Black finished 1st in pool play and 6th overall 13th Grade - 11 Teams Finished 2nd in pool play and came 6th overall


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MATCH DAY PROGRAM SPONSORS We are grateful to our Match Day Program Sponsors

Senior Men’s Report This weekend sees the start of the 4th and final round of the Men’s Canterbury Championship League. Apart from a complete melt down, Selwyn would appear to have the league sewn up, however there is a three horse race for second in the league with Christchurch United on 26 points, Halswell on 24 points, and Waimak United sitting one point further back on 23 points. So the final round is a must win for everyone, and our boys will be looking for as much home support as possible, when they play on the turf, to see them into the runners-up spot.

Thank you to our match day program sponsors for their support this season, and also a huge thanks to the ball boys who turn out each home game to assist the senior men with their match day requirements. Well done boys!

We look forward to a great end to the season.

The Waimak CCL wish to thank Ron and Artisan by Rangiora Bakery for their sponsorship support

If you would like to be a $100 Program Sponsor please email admin:

waimakunited@xtra.co.nz


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MATCH DAY PROGRAM SPONSORS We are grateful to our Match Day Program Sponsors

Senior Women’s Report The Women’s premier team finally have the majority of the squad back to full fitness, and are showing glimpses of the early season from they produced. With three games to go against the top 3 sides, Coastal Spirit, Tasman, and Cashmere Technical, the girls are full of belief that they can put in a strong performance and get some points. Currently sitting 5th, after being unable to convert a couple of opportunities for the full three points, they would need a couple of good results to jump into 4th place.

As always we thanks the Match Day Program sponsors for their support this season. And also our amazing ball girls, who do a fantastic job getting from their own morning games, directly to the WPL games to fulfil our match day requirements. Awesome job girls. We wish the WPL girls well for their remaining games, and believe that this squad has huge potential in coming seasons.

If you would like to be a $100 Program Sponsor please email admin:

waimakunited@xtra.co.nz


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COMPETITION GRADE STANDINGS Our Division 5 lads sit 6th in their league. A special mention to Neil Watt who scored his 100th goal for the team on the 8th July. An outstanding achievement. The Waimak Rapids held their place in Division One in the Masters Over 35’s grade. Another great achievement, although tough on the bodies! The Silver Legends are 6th in Division One in the Masters Over 47’s grade, while the Vikings sit 4th in Division Three. The Sunday Division Two Women, sit 2nd, and 6th. An awesome effort having split the squad into two teams from last season. In the regrading of the Banded Leagues, it was pleasing to see our 11th grade White and Gold teams both make the jump into Band A. This gives us 4 teams competing at the highest level in 11th grade. The 10th grade White team also jumped up from C Band to B Band. Great stuff teams!! Top standings in the junior leagues include: the 15th grade girls sitting top of Division Two, the 13th grade gold girls are 3rd in Division One, and the 13th grade red girls are 3rd= in Division Two. The 17th grade black team are 3rd in Division One, and the 17th grade red team are 2nd in Division Five. Our 15th grade Red team are 3rd= in Division Three, while the 15th grade Gold team are in a three way tie for 2nd. And our 13th grade Red team lead Division Four. Some fantastic results, and look forward to seeing if any teams finish up league champions.

CLUB SPONSORSHIP The club is seeking further expressions of interest from members interested in club sponsorship in 2017. This can be done in many ways including signage at Kendall Park, sponsoring a particular team, for example our senior men or women or the club in general. We will consider any offers including product or cash. Remember the more sponsors we form relationships with, the less pressure on subs. So have a think and talk to your contacts, work mates, employer, friends and family and get in touch.

Our club has a very large database, over 1000 Facebook friends, so heaps of touch points. Email Graham to discuss further: G.Eckardt@redpaths.co.nz


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AMI Referral Program See club website for full terms and conditions We are down to the last few days of this promotion, so if you are looking for insurance, call in and see the teams at the Kaiapoi and Rangiora branches.

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TEAM PHOTOS Our photographer is currently working on processing the hundreds of team photos. These will be available in early August for collection by TEAM MANAGERS/COACHES. We will circulate the collection details soon.

LAST GAME FOR FIRST KICKS, FUN FOOTBALL, MINI FOOTBALL IS 26TH AUGUST Mainland Competition leagues may end earlier depending on the number of cancellations and whether there is time for knockout cups. END OF SEASON CELEBRATIONS The date for the end of season celebration is Sunday 10th September. Further details about this event will be circulated soon.


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PLAYING GEAR AND MERCHANDISE

Kaiapoi Physiotherapy have come on board as our preferred physio provider. They are offering members $5 off their treatment, whether it is ACC or private. John-Paul and his team can assist with strapping needs too. We thank them for supporting Waimak United and our players. The Club has shifted to a new shirt and merchandise supplier, moving to Kitman and NIKE. PLEASE NOTE: ALL CURRENT SHIRTS THAT PLAYERS HAVE PURCHASED IN THE PAST ARE STILL USABLE FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE GRADES.

Kitman will run an online store and do all the merchandise work for us including admin, printing, postage and handling, and return higher margins, and sponsorship to the club. We know in NIKE we are getting a high end quality brand, so there is no drop in the standard of the merchandise. There will be hoodies, jackets, polos, bags etc available. Kitman also offer a couple of SIGMA products sourced especially for us that provide a slightly more cost effective option for hoodies and jackets. Kitman will also source and supply our Fun and Mini Football shirts. Within the Playing Options tab, a link is provided to the Kitman online store (using the code WaiU2016) .

SHORTS, SOCKS, SHINPADS, BOOTS Can be purchased from our local supplier

THE SPORT SHOP 85 Victoria St, Rangiora Come in and see Nigel and the team and they will get your feet sorted! The Sport Shop will have gear for sale at Opening Day too!

Waimak Whisper Football Newsletter - July 2017  
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