From Football Far North Coast (FFNC):
On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October at Bangalow playing fields, trials will be held for squads in the 11, 12, 13 & 14 boys’ age groups. The girls’ squads will come in at a later set date. A set amount of ‘skills tests’ will be the basis of the trials and Small Sided games to conclude. Data will be created on each player who trials, which will be used as a point of reference, things like these ‘tests’ can assist in a player physically identifying improvement throughout their career. The image on the left is the squad training schedule, not the trial schedule.
Saturday 13th October
· Under 11 age group - 2003/2002 10.00am-12.30pm
· Under 12 age group - 2001 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Sunday 14th October
· Under 13 age group - 2000 10.00am - 12.30pm
· Under 14 age group - 1999 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Location of the training to be confirmed as FFNC am trying to attain a central location to the whole region.
All enquiries in regards to the trials or the program are to be directed to Victor Stokes, FFNC Technical Director, by means of email or phone call:
Victor J Stokes
Mob: 0412 678 071
Office: 02 6625 1444
Fax: 02 6625 2954
Our Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Grade 15 Division 1 Strikers won their Grand Final 3-1 against Alstonville yesterday. While we appeared somewhat nervous in the first 15 minutes, and conceded a goal to find ourselves 1-0 down, the passing came together eventually and Louie McAuley scored before halftime to make it 1-1.
The second half was well-contested, with Jack Long setting up Jay Clark for two goals to make it 3-1 to win the biggest prize in football!
The huge supporters' block contributed to a fantastic atmosphere with lots of noise and chants, drowning out the opposition supporters. Jay was awarded man of the match, picked by the match officals.
Congratulations to the team, staff and carers for this fantastic win!
The squad (Coach: Greg Clark, Assistant Coach: Rowan Fenwick):
The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC Grade 12 Stingrays (2nd Division North) won the Grand Final this morning, beating Tintenbar 1-0.
Congratulations to the team, coaches and carers for a fantastic achievement!
The victorious squad (Dave Andrews in charge of coaching, Jenny Moore, Manager):
Djava De Jong
Cristo McClymont Van Gaalen
If anyone has photos of the event, please let me know so we can put some on the Web site.
Individual mistakes cost us the win at Byron Bay, where we dominated long periods of the game.
The first half started with Byron in the driver's seat, having a lot of possession without clear chances though.
The 1-0 to Byron came from a weak shot off an unmarked player that just made its way over the line. On another day, this would have been an easy save.
After that, our passing started flowing a little better, and chances came. Matt's shot just cleared the bar and another was cleared off the line. A corner just needed a tap-in, but was missed by all.
Another individual mistake made us lose the ball in the backline in the middle of the park, and Byron counter-attacked and managed to score with a free player. A real flattering scoreline for Byron - 2-0 at halftime.
The second half then had only one team playing - the Valleys. Roared on by the plentyful support that had made their way from the North of the Shire to the CBD, we had about 85% possession of the ball and camped in Byron's half. Finally, mid way through the half, Tavis made it through the middle and scored with a low shot past the keeper to give us the overdue goal.
The pressure on Byron mounted, and attack after attack rolled towards their goals, with corner after corner the only rewards. The keeper made the best save of the season to clear a shot for a corner. Then Paddy hit the post, someone else the crossbar, Matt put a header over and someone cleared another ball off the line. It was just one of those nights.
The sucker punch was dealt 10 minutes from the end - we lost another ball in the backline without pressure, which made it easy for the Byron player to round the keeper and make it 3-1. We were out, but not down.
Well done to the boys, who started as a Division 3 team, and made it to the top three in Division 2. What a great season!
The Men's Division 2 Preliminary Final at Byron Bay against the Minor Champions has been scheduled for
Friday 14 September, 18:30h at BB1,
which is one of the fields in town.
Let's support the boys and reward them for an already outstanding season, in which they can achieve even more.
In a display of sheer grit and determination Mullumbimby style, the Valleys survived a late Uki onslaught to prevail 2-1 at Uki and end the Pythons' season in Division 2. Going into the game as underdogs, we showed more of the power and speed that had already carried us through our previous finals match when we beat Dunoon 4-2.
Next up will be Byron Bay away next weekend, the Minor Championship winners, who went down 0-1 to Workers through a penalty.
This local derby promises an outstanding encounter, for nothing less than a spot in the Grand Final.
Come in numbers to give our boys the support they deserve, for a brilliant season in a league they did not even nominate for.
Volunteers needed for urgent work on the fields next Saturday, 15 September, starting at 10am or so.
We need to start preparing the fields for Junior Six-a-Side, which is starting 10 October, by taking down the goal posts and setting up small fields.
Other work as required, for example regarding equipment, canteen roof and interior, and other work.
If you have not put up your hand this year, this is your chance to do something for your club. Sunshine and friendly people will make this one easy if there are many hands on deck.
The date for this year's senior presentation day has been set.
It will take place on Saturday, 29 September 2012 in the evening at the Middle Pub.
Details to be confirmed.
Shane - Club Secretary
I will answer
all comments by e-mail.