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THE WAIMAK WHISPER FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER

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THE WAIMAK WHISPER Football

Newsletter TOURNAMENT RESULTS Despite the winter season having come to a close, a number of our players have been involved in representative and tournament programs.

Among those results were also some individual awards. Nathan Jones received the Coach of the Plate section at the 9th grade Nationals, and Luke Supyk and Shiloh Jenkins were Silver Waimak had two 10th grade teams Boot winners at the boys and girls 10th attend the Nelson South Island festival, grade Nationals. Ella Fong was the with the Red team finishing 4th overall. overall girls MVP at the U19 We also sent 9th, 10th, and 10th grade tournament. Some excellent reward girls teams to Auckland for the for our hardworking coaches and Nationals. All three teams performed players. exceptionally well with the 9’s finishing Plate runners up, the 10 girls were A special thanks to all of the sponsors Plate Champions finishing 5th overall, who assisted these teams, as well as and the 10th grade boys finishing 3rd. our grant funding agencies who The 17th grade boys attended the contributed to their flight costs. McCartney tournament in Taupo, and Without this support we would struggle finished a creditable 4th place. We to keep attendance at these had our U19 boys & girls at the Lotto tournament viable. Tournament in Christchurch over And of course none of these teams Labour Weekend. The boys finished function without the coaches, 7th overall, and the girls 4th. Well managers, and parent helpers. So a done to all of our tournament teams. massive Thank You to you all for your You have represented your club so contribution to these teams. well and we have been very proud to watch your results come in.


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HIGHER HONOURS Along with our tournament teams, we also have two players representing our club in the Mainland Pride, Gabi Rennie (15) and Macey Fraser (14). This involves a huge commitment with three trainings per week and a 6am gym session in town. The girls made their debuts in the National Women’s League against Auckland, and Southern United respectively. Both had awesome debut matches, and Macey picked up the Player of the Day in her opening match. All of the hard work they have put in over the last 4 or 5 months, has also resulted in them being selected for the NZ Development team against the Papua New Guinea U20’s World Cup side. The girls flew up to Auckland for the match on Saturday 5th November and joined a number of NZ U17 & U20 representatives. The U20 Papua New Guinea side had played the NZ U20’s and another development side earlier in the week going down 0-8 and 1-2 respectively, in preparation for the World Cup they are hosting. The second development side our girls were in, also claimed a win 2-0. The girls then joined the Pride squad, playing Northern Football Federation, the following day. Unfortunately the repeat of last years Women’s National League final again went the way of the Northerners, 3-1. However the experience playing at this level is proving invaluable for our Waimak girls, and they are certainly keen to make the final with the Pride and reverse that result.

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Summer Football Football is no longer a winter only sport and the demand for football all year round is growing in North Canterbury. We have a large number of players involved over the summer in various programs. Monday Twilight Football for the Primary schools is at the highest number of teams ever with 64 teams. We welcome back Kaiapoi North, Cust, and Sefton schools to the competition, and are very pleased to also have two teams operating under the Home School banner. Friday Summer 5-a-side is also in full swing at Kendall Park. We have 4 youth teams and 12 senior teams. The uptake from social teams has stretched our resources a little and so we will be looking to invest in more goals for the 2017 competition so that we can expand and meet the demand. We also have over 100 players in our Skills Centres and Girls Hub, enjoying some summer coaching. It has been great to have our own Pride players and some Canterbury Dragons coaching alongside our Premier Women’s and Senior CCL men’s players. In Term One, Monday Twilight Schools Football will again run for six weeks, and the new development academies will be up and running. Information regarding this will be distributed with 2017 registration and trial info.

Goalkeeping Skills Centre Part 2 We are pleased to be offering a 2nd 4 week block of the Goalkeeping Skills Centre for aspiring goalkeepers. This is a continuation of the first part, but you don't have to have completed that to join in now. There are 2 age groupings offered, subject to numbers. So if this is a position you are keen to have a go at, or aspire to improve in, why not sign up for some summer sessions in preparation for next season.

Goal Keeping Program 4 sessions - $20 Kendall Park 8-11 year olds 5:30-6:30pm 11-14 year olds 6:45-7:45pm Monday 21st Nov, 28th Nov, 5th Dec, 12th Dec See club website for registration


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Waimak United Annual General Meeting 2016 and Licensed Club Presentation Monday 5th December 2016 A&P Showgrounds Function room Pinnacle Club Presentation 5:30-6:30pm Followed by the Annual General Meeting 6:45pm Prior to the AGM, there will be a presentation of the new Licensed club standards. With the introduction of the next stage of the Whole of Football plan, NZ Football have established a new strategic plan to grow not only the game, but the level of development. This will involve new levels for clubs to aspire to in order to achieve our part in this plan. Along with this will come new opportunities for players, and coaches within our game. Come along and listen to the presentation and how that fits with our club strategic plan. Following this presentation will be the AGM. We invite all members to attend and receive the annual reporting from the Board.

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Boys Pathway Meeting Monday 14th November at the Kaiapoi Working Men's Club. There will be two meetings for the following age groups: 12th grade and below - 6pm 13th grade and above - 7.15pm The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the player path way for boys, including the Academy, trial processes, player selections and to answer any questions that you have as parents, players or coaches.


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CLUB SPONSORSHIP The club is seeking 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: ian.fong@marac.co.nz to discuss further

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