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THE WAIMAK WHISPER FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER

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THE WAIMAK WHISPER Football Newsletter WAIMAK UNITED REGISTRATIONS Registrations for the 2017 Winter season are now open at the club website: www.waimakunited.org.nz There is a “playing options” tab at the top of the main home page, that lists all of the options for winter football. Please take noteof the age of players in the various grades. The age refers to the age the players will be turning in 2017. Players should play in their correct grade. Any request for dispensations must go through the FDM Shane: waimakfdm@gmail.com and all decisions are made based on the club policy, player development four corner model, and Mainland Football/NZ Football regulations. All registrations must be paid, or an agreement entered into with the Financial administrator Ange: waimakfinance@outlook.com, before team allocations can be made. All trialling players should be registered and financial by the end of the last trial to ensure they are placed into a team. Any families experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply to the Mainland Football Scorching Goal Fund, and the club is happy to support any application. Details and a link are available on the club website or alternatively you can go directly to the Mainland Football website: www.mainlandfootball.co.nz for Scorching Goal information and applications forms.

Registrations are open now ONLINE Www.waimakunited.org.nz If you need assistance with your registration we have 2 REGISTRATION HELP DAYS coming up: Tuesday 7th February 6-8pm Kendall Park, Kaiapoi Wednesday 22nd February 5-7pm Kendall Park Kaiapoi Shirts will be available for sizing, and sale. Registrations close 8th March. Any registrations after this date will be waitlisted until a placement is available. We do our best to ensure everyone can play football, but your best chance to ensure this is to register before 8th March.

Senior players are required to pay an initial $25 registration fee, and will be subject to a “Team Subscription”. Information will be provided to team managers. The final part of the registration process to ensure you can take the field is registration in the NZ Football database Goalnet. Whilst this is a double up of registration because we use different web based solutions, it is a compulsory requirement for all players in NZ, and the data is used by NZ Football to seek funding and sponsorships. You will be sent a link to register once we have allocated you to a team. Only players in the Goalnet database are considered eligible and able to take the field, so we encourage you to complete this part of your registration as soon as you are sent the link. Our team sheets/lists are then audited and there are fines and penalties (eg deduction of points for competition grade teams) for players who play but are not registered.

NEED SHORTS/SOCKS/ BOOTS/SHINPADS? 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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TEAM ALLOCATIONS/SELECTIONS Once players are registered there are a number of processes that go on from here. Players opting to play in the local leagues, so First Kicks, Fun Football, and Mini Football will be assigned teams over the course of February and the beginning of March. For returning players, the starting point is your previous team. However some players move on to different grades, players might not come back, and new players come in. So teams are ever evolving. For new players we look for similar schools/addresses so that you might know someone in your team although this doesn't always happen. We cannot process requests, as with over 1000 members this would be an impossible task and we would never be able to accommodate them all. As part of our community culture, we are keen for players to use football as a way to get to know new people and make life long friends outside of their immediate friendship groups. Sport has an amazing way of creating opportunities for learning new skills and new experiences. All of our coaches are generally volunteer parents, so if you are interested in coaching please tick the box in the registration process. The sooner we have coaches in place, the sooner teams can get underway. Once registrations have closed (8th March) we will start advising team placements via email beginning with the teams with confirmed coaches. For players turning 9 & 10, you now have the opportunity to step things up a level and trial for development teams. We select a limited number of players for these teams, so some players may not be selected, but they will still be assigned to a team back in the local leagues. See trial dates/times/venues for your trial information. Once players are turning 11, they play in the Mainland graded leagues, therefore all players begin playing in like ability/graded teams. This is done through a trial process. These teams play in “Bands” of like ability teams, through a continual grading season. So it is still not a competition, but a step into the wider Mainland leagues. We encourage all players to trial so we can assess where you are at and place you in an appropriate team. If you do not trial you will be placed into a lower grade at the discretion of the FDM. At 13th grade, players turning 13, all teams begin competition. Teams are still trialled and A, B, C etc teams are established. Again players come and go, and all players develop at different rates, so we encourage players to attend trials, or in the case of older teams, preseason trainings from which selections will be made over a longer period. However if you choose not to trial you will be placed into a team at the discretion of the FDM. All players registered before the 8th March and paid/entered into a formal payment plan, will be placed into a team. Trialled teams will be posted on the website by 8th March subject to the selection panels confirmation. All going well we hope to have the lower division teams up by then too, and expressions of interest in coaching these teams will be called for.

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JUNIOR FOOTBALL TRIALS Development Team trials 9th grade – Players born in 2008—2 teams Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 9:45am sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi 10th grade – Players born in 2007—4 teams Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 11:30am sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi 9th/10th /11th grade Girls – Girls born in 2008 & 2007 & 2006—1or 2 teams There will be further discussions with players/parents as to whether these selected girls play in mixed leagues or girls only. Trials: Sun 19th& 26th February 1:15pm sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi Intermediate Team trials 11th grade – Players born in 2006 Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 9:45am sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi 12th grade – Players born in 2005 Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 11:30am sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi 12th/13th grade Girls – Girls born in 2004 & 2005 Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 3:00pm sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi Competition Grade Trials 13th grade – Players born in 2004 Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 1:15pm sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi 14th grade – Players born in 2003 Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 3:00pm sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi 14th/15th grade Girls – Girls born in 2002 & 2003 Trials: Sun 19th & 26th February 1:15pm sign in at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi 15th grade grade – Players born in 2002 “A” teams and player grading will be assessed over Preseason Training. Players intending to play must register and are encouraged to attend Preseason training. This will be held on Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30pm at Kendall Park, starting 7th February. 16th/17th grade – Players born in 2000 & 2001 “A” teams and player grading will be assessed over Preseason Training. Players intending to play must register and are encouraged to attend Preseason training. This will be held on Fridays at 6pm at Kendall Park, Kaiapoi beginning Friday 27th January. We have allowed a wet weather, or further trial date on Sunday March 5th. This will only be used if required. We aim to have the trialled squads announced on the Website by Wednesday March 8th. Any queries regarding trials and processes should be directed to our FDM Shane: waimakfdm@outlook.com


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PLAYING GEAR AND MERCHANDISE In 2015 we moved to the majority of our membership purchasing their own playing shirts, along with shorts, socks, shinpads and boots. This was as a result of the cost to the whole membership, for shirts that were not returned and could not be easily be replaced with out minimum orders, batch numbering and badging. Therefore the following info states the equipment required for each grade: First Kicks Club provides teams with playing shirts. Players provide their own shorts, socks, shinpads, and boots. We are not strict on colour in this grade, but should you need to purchase new apparel we would suggest the club colours, black shorts, and black socks. Shin pads are compulsory and are worn under long socks. Boots are optional but please be aware that the grounds can get muddy and sneakers more difficult to play in. Fun Football and Mini Football

The Club has shifted to a new shirt and merchandise supplier, moving to Kitman and NIKE.

Players require a yellow shirt (home games), and a red shirt (away games). These shirts do NOT require numbers. Players also provide their own black shorts, and black socks. Shin pads are compulsory and are worn under long socks. Boots are encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CURRENT SHIRTS THAT PLAYERS HAVE PURCHASED IN THE PAST ARE STILL USABLE FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE GRADES.

Development Teams—9th/10th grade Once the teams are selected and named, players will require a black shirt (home games), and a red shirt (for colour clashes). These shirts do NOT require numbers. The red shirt should also be worn for trainings and warm-ups. Players who are not selected will go back into mini football. Players also provide their own black shorts, and black socks. Shin pads are compulsory and are worn under long socks. Boots are required. Mainland Leagues—11th-17th grade All players will require a black shirt (home games), and a red shirt (for colour clashes). These shirts do NOT require numbers, unless players are playing in 13th/14th/or 15th grade Division One. The club will arrange the numbering of your shirts via team management. The red shirt should also be worn for trainings and warm-ups. Players also provide their own black shorts, and black socks. Shin pads are compulsory and are worn under long socks. Boots are required. U19 boys grade The club provides shirts for this team as players may be required to play across senior squads too. Players provide their own black shorts, and black socks. Shin pads are compulsory and are worn under long socks. Boots are required.

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

Senior Teams The club provides shirts for senior teams. Most senior teams provide their own black shorts and socks unless provided as part of a sponsorship arrangement. Shin pads are compulsory and are worn under long socks. Boots are required.

Come in and see Nigel and the team and they will get your feet sorted!

Within the Playing Options tab, a link is provided to the Kitman online store (using the code WaiU2016) . There is also a limited supply of old stock which will be available at Registration Help Days, and Opening Day.

The Sport Shop will have gear for sale at Opening Day too!


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PRESEASON TRAINING All new and returning players welcome NEW CLUB MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME

Senior Men’s CCL/Reserves/U19’s Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm Kendall Park, Kaiapoi.

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KITMAN Senior Men’s Preseason Tournament Waimak United is again running our senior men’s preseason at Kendall Park. So if you are looking to watch some early season action, why not get down and support our squad

The tournament will be held on the following dates: Saturday 18th February Saturday 25th February

Senior Women’s WPL/WPDL /u15 girls Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 6pm Kendall Park, Kaiapoi.

Junior Grades Some junior grades have pre trial training sessions open to all players intending to trial. If your grade is not listed check the website as other grades may be added later.

13th grade - Sundays 11:30am Kendall Park 14th grade - Sundays 10am Kendall Park 15th grade - to start early Feb - Tues/Thurs 4:30pm Kendall Park starting 7th Feb 17th grade - Fridays 6pm Kendall Park

Saturday 4th March Saturday 11th March The times and draw is still to be confirmed but will be advertised on the club website and Facebook page.


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SUNSHINE FOOTBALL

Waimak United is really pleased and excitied to begin a partnership with Sunshine Football, offer footballing opportunities to children with developmental delays such as Autism and Downs Syndrome. We have a HAVE A GO DAY on Saturday 11th February 10am-12noon at Kendall Park. If you know of any children who may be interested in this program, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact our FDM Shane: waimakfdm@outlook.co.nz THANKS TO MITRE 10 MEGA HORNBY FOR SUPPORTING THIS DAY

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: ian.fong@marac.co.nz to discuss further


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FEDERATION TALENT CENTRE Congratulations to Ella Fong & Thais Munoz who have received automatic selection to the FTC based on their 2016 rubrics. Good luck to the following players who have received trial invites to the FTC for 2017: Maddy George, Abby de Visser, Sophie Commons, Jaz Ball, Abbey Neilson, Maddi Silcock, Emma Udy, Elsa Anderson, Emma-Grace Bainbridge, Lily Gerrard, Ella Hartel, Georgia Page, Charlotte Roche, Ellen Burroughs, Mikayla Blackler, Ruby Bainbridge, James Price, Felix Bennie-Steel, Bradley Bradshaw, Samuel Stevenson, Jarin Robinson, Taine Gyde, Reuben Wilson, Sam Ryder, Mitchell Pile, Alex McDowall, Jake Hale, Zach Winter, Luca Marson, Spencer Jarrett, Zach de Bono, and Callum de Klerk. We look forward to advising the announcement of successful trialists after their trials mid-February. For any unsuccessful trialists, and all other junior members, don’t forget we now offer a similar program within the Waimak Football Academy. It is our aim to be able to provide the same development program

GIRLS ONLY SKILLS HUB The girls only skills hub for girls relatively new to football will run again in Term 1. Fridays starting 10th February 4:15pm at Kendall Park. Cost: $50 Register online at the club website


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Waimak United Football Academy We are very excited to be launching our very own Football Academy in 2017. With the changes to the talent space implemented by NZFootball over the coming two years, we are gearing up to ensure our players have the option to develop their football here at Waimak United. NZF are gradually pushing the talent programs back into Licenced clubs, and will most likely hold more centralised NTC programs. In 2017 our elite players will still trial for the Federation Talent Centre program run in Christchurch, as we cement our academy and upskill our coaches. By 2018 we expect to be running a full talent academy including those elite players. WAIMAK FOOTBALL ACADEMY—WHAT IS IT? In 2017 we launch our new academy structure, with the Mini Academy (Under 8’s), Junior Academy (9-12’s) and Youth Academy (13-17’s) for all registered boys and girls. The purpose of our Academy is to provide an opportunity to receive high quality training to assist our players on their personal football pathway. The Academy will work alongside the players club training programs provided by their age group coaches, and will always place the interests of the athlete first to minimise over training and fatigue, while providing a safe and fun environment for our players to learn and grow. The Academy is structure into three parts to match the development characteristics of the player, where in the Mini Academy it is all about discovery of football, having fun and learning very basic playing skills. The Junior Academy is aimed at acquiring the necessary skill set before the player enters the 11v11 format. The Youth Academy is structured to aid in the players game understanding and learning the specific roles and responsibilities of different playing positions that they identify with.

Players will receive an academy training shirt when they register and are financial for their 1st, 4th, 7th, etc semester, and an academy hoodie when they register for their 4th, 10th etc semester. There will also be academy jackets available for purchase.

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WHEN? WHERE? COST? The Academy will run across 3 semesters, Summer 1 (Term 1), Winter (Term 2&3), and Summer 2 (Term 4) Registrations will be Term by Term, with the Summer terms have the option of one session or two. Winter runs across both term 2 & 3 and is one session per week. The academy will run at Kendall Park, on the turf where possible, and with the possibility of some game days which may be held at and with other centres and academies. The costs vary by agegroup and options as follows: Mini Academy: Summer 1—8x 1hour sessions in Term 1, Wednesday 4-5pm $70 Winter—16x 1 hour sessions in Term 2 & 3, Wednesday 4-5pm $140 Summer 2—8x 1hour sessions in Term 4, Wednesday 4-5pm $70 Junior Academy: Summer 1—2x 1hour sessions per week in Term 1, Mon & Wed 4-5pm $130 Or 1x 1hr session per week in Term 1 $85 Winter—1x 1hour session per week in Terms 2 & 3, Mondays 4-5pm $130 Summer 2—2x 1hour sessions per week in Term 4, Mon & Wed 4-5pm $130 Or 1x 1hr session per week in Term 4 $85 Youth Academy: Summer 1—2x 90min sessions per week in Term 1, Mon & Wed 5-6:30pm $165 Or 1x 90min session per week in Term 1 $110 Winter—1x 90min session per week in Terms 2 & 3, Mondays 5-6:30pm $165 Summer 2— 2x 90min sessions per week in Term 1, Mon & Wed 5-6:30pm $165 Or 1x 90min session per week in Term 1 $110 GK Academy: Summer 1—1 x 60 min session per week in Term 1 $70 Winter—1 x 60min session per week in Term 2 & 3 $140 Summer 2—1 x 60 min session per week in Term 4 $70 32 sessions across the year–dates & timesTBA


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COACH EDUCATION Below is the list of upcoming coach education courses. Links for registrations are coming soon and will be listed on the club website. Waimak United will pay for current coaches to attend these courses so if you are keen to coach and attend tick the box in your registration and then sign up when the link becomes available.

Any questions regarding coach education should be directed to the Football Development Manager Shane: waimakfdm@outlook.com

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE AORAKI TRUST WHO HAVE PROVIDED A GRANT FOR COACH EDUCATION IN 2017.

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