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2v2 – Friday Evening League

Registrations are open for Friday Evenings 2v2 League.

This is a great opportunity for heaps of football fun with your friends, keeping you in football mode and improving your skills over the off season. Registration form

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Dates: Fridays 26/10/18 – 7/12/18  and  8/2/19 – 8/3/19
Venue: Nairnville Park Turf
Cost: $120 per team (covers all 12 game days)
Ages: Grade 7 – Grade 14, Girls and boys
Team squads: min 3, max 5 (mixed age teams and non OJFC players welcome)

Teams will be grouped with other teams of similar age and ability. There will be no need to look at the draw each week – just turn up at the same time each game day allotted to your age group.

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Here is a link to more information including age group kick-off times and the registration form. Please understand that a registration form needs to be filled in for each player.

If you have any questions about our 2v2 format please contact milan.soccer1@yahoo.com.
If you have any questions about registration please contact training@onslow.org.nz.

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Further reading on why 2v2 is great for football development.
Belgium 2V2
Belgium’s Blueprint

8 OJFC volunteers nominated

Congratulations to seven OJFC coaches nominated for the McDonalds Junior Football 2018 Coach of the Year Competition.

A short list of finalists will be made on 7th August, with the over-all winner from the Capital Football Federation named soon after. The National winner will be off to the Club World Cup in UAE later this year.

Congratulations again to:

Alex Howorth
Ian Thompson
Jimmy Kemp
Richard Tremain
Scott Crookston
Solomon Concessio
Stephen Fullelove

Also, Club President, Todd Collings has been nominated for Capital Football 2018 Volunteer Competition. It’s wonderful to see so many of the fantastic people who make OJFC run being recognised. Good luck to all the nominees.

OJFC needs you!

Onslow Junior Football Club needs you!

The success of any junior football club is reliant on it’s volunteers. We are incredibly fortunate at OJFC to have a dedicated group who are committed to providing the best football experience for our kids.  We have a number of committee members whose children are coming to the end of their Onslow journey and we need to find enthusiastic people to replace them.

If any of the roles below sound like you, we would love to hear from you!

 

Treasurer

Onslow is looking for a new Treasurer.  This role is responsible for carrying out the financial functions at the club, including managing the payables and receivables, preparing the financial statements, bank reconciliations and budgeting.

 

Tournament Coordinator

This role involves coordinating and entering our teams into tournaments. The main tasks are:

  • Receiving or finding the information about the tournament and forwarding it to the appropriate grade coordinator for action
  • Liaising with clubs running the tournaments
  • Keeping record of team entries
  • Checking invoices and forwarding them to the treasurer

 

Grade 8 Coordinator (next year grade 9)

This role involves:

  • Coordinating and briefing parents on the teams and arranging coaches, pre season
  • Managing OJFC game days at Raroa Park
  • Communicating with coaches, managers and parents on events and anything they need to be aware of
  • The grade’s liaison point for the club and replying to queries


Grade 11 Coordinator (next year grade 12)

This role involves:

  • Coordinating and briefing parents on the teams and arranging coaches, pre season
  • Communicating with coaches, managers and parents on events and anything they need to be aware  of
  • The grade’s liaison point for the club and replying to queries

 

If you are interested in any of these roles please email football@onslow.org.nz stating the position you are inquiring about.

New look for Onslow

You will notice a new look for Onslow players on the football fields in the coming weeks.

We are in the process of rolling out new playing jerseys to approximately half our teams this season, as a lot of our current ones are past their best.  Due to the size of our club we are unable to provide jerseys for every team this year but will look to replace most teams playing strips over the next few seasons.

If you were wondering what happens to the old jerseys… we did not want them to go to waste, so we’re investigating the possibility of donating them to schools and clubs in the Pacific Islands.

We would like to thank Patrick Sawyer, our gear coordinator, and Football Central for their help with the new design. We are particularly pleased to now have jerseys specifically designed for the girls.

Here’s the Grade 12 Calcuttas sporting the new look – We think they look pretty smart!

Grade 12 Calcuttas sporting the new kit.

Coaching resources

The club will be running a Level One junior Coaching course on the 9th April (venue to be announced soon).

In the meantime there are some great coaching resources found here. These include easy to follow games and drills for fun skill based practices.

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2018 Season dates

Dates have been set for the 2018 season.

Registrations will be open from 1st February online.

Trails dates for streamed teams have been set for the weekends of 24th/25th February and 3rd/4th March.

More info about Registration and Trial will be sent out shortly.

Boys or Mixed Futsal Summer League

Futsal is an invaluable tool for football development, and with the increased growth and interest in Futsal. Clubs and schools will be able to enter the summer league – this will assist clubs with attracting new players in to football for the 2018 season. Please note that this post is only for boys or mixed futsal teams, if you are interested in the Girls Only Futsal Summer League then please visit the Girls Only Futsal Summer League page.

Please see information below for Term 4 dates:

JUNIORS FUTSAL LEAGUES – UNDER 9, UNDER 11 & UNDER 13

ASB Sports Centre (Kilbirnie)
6 weeks | Sundays 12:00-4:00
29th October – 10th December 
(26th November exclusion)

Walter Nash Centre (Lower Hutt)
6 weeks | Sundays 12:00-4:00
29th October – 10th December 
(26th November exclusion)

Cost: $250 inclusive of GST per team

Format: 6 weeks, 5 players on the court at one time (minimum of 7 and maximum of 10 players per team), Referees supplied by Capital Football

We are currently waiting for Term 1 dates to be confirmed, however days and venues will remain the same. Registrations will be separate for each term, allowing teams the option of playing just one term or both.

Please click here to register a boys or mixed futsal team.

Any questions please contact GOSL@onslow.org.nz

Great results for Grade 7 Onslow players at the West’s Tournament

On Saturday, the Grade 7 OJFC teams at the West’s Tournament had an amazingly successful day !

The Onslow Reds took out the cup (overall winners) and the Onslow Greens won the plate.  Special mentions to Wil Snarski  from the Onslow Greens who won the Grade 7 MVP and Zak Ismail-Sanders  from the Onslow Reds who won the Golden Boot for being the top goal scorer.

Overall it was a great tournament – their Club president commented that it was the first time in his 10 years that there had been no complaints about the sportmanship of the parents.

If there are any other results out there for other Grades please send the details to communication@onslow.org.nz and I will post them here on the website

Onslow Tuis win the 13th Grade Premier League Cup

On Saturday 26th August 2 Onslow teams walked out onto the turf at Memorial Park for their respective Premier League Cup finals. They were the Onslow Tuis from Grade 13 and the Onslow Amritsars from Grade 14. The games were refereed by a national league ref and they also had linesmen.

What a great way to end the season. The Onslow Tuis came away with a 1-0 win over Karori to win the overall 13th Grade Premier League Cup. Well done the Tuis.

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The Onslow Amristars had a very competitive game against Island Bay Sharks for the Grade 14 premier League title. The teams were locked in a 2-2 draw at full time, followed by another 5 mins each way which could still not split the two teams, so it went to penalties. The final score 5-3 to Island Bay Sharks after all the penalties were taken. Well done the Amritsars !

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