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Onslow Junior Football Club changes

Hi all.

The end of the season is fast approaching, with only two weekends of football left.  We trust you have enjoyed it.

We would like to share with you some changes that are about to occur at OJFC.

Recent developments in the wider Wellington football community have opened up opportunities for Onslow in terms of reshaping its football development programs.

These include the appointment of former Team Wellington Coach, Matt Calcott, as Director of Football at North Wellington AFC (NW Seniors), and proposed changes to the Capital Football’s FTC program.  These changes primarily affect youth football, grade 13 through to 17.

As recent articles on the Stuff news website have highlighted, the transition from youth football to senior football is complex, providing challenges for young footballers and their families. We believe these changes can provide Onslow with the opportunity to support its young footballers through this difficult phase, an option we previously have not had.

It has resulted in changes going forward to the football programs currently being delivered by 2-Clubs.

OJFC and North Wellington Junior Football Club have made the decision to disband 2-Clubs as an entity. This will help provide the space for both clubs to put in place their respective football pathways.

However, this will not affect the availability of Milan’s highly popular football programs that he has made available to all junior footballers in Wellington’s northern suburbs, over the past 5 years.

Milan’s contribution to junior football in the area during that time has been, to the Onslow Committee, beyond value, building a highly popular series of programs, enjoyed by a fantastic number of kids in the area. This is in addition to his work supporting and developing our volunteer coaches.

As such, OJFC is committed to retaining Milan’s skills in our future offerings, and that he will make a significant contribution to what shape our football programs will take.

Details of his October Holiday program will be released shortly, Information on his Term 4 off-season programs, can be found on the 2-Clubs and Onslow websites,.

The off-season programs contain some exciting new changes, including specialist Goal-Keeper training, and a proposed new 2 v 2 Friday competition.

Registration to these programs are currently open, and, as with all 2-Clubs programs previously, there are no restrictions on who can register.

While we’re still uncertain what shape Onslow’s future football pathway from juniors through to youth and onto seniors will look like, we’re confident that when we do know, we’ll be able to share some exciting new developments with you.

See you all at prize giving on 27 August 2017.

Todd Collings                                                         Scott Crookston

President                                                                 Club Captain

Onslow Junior Football Club                              Onslow Junior Football Club

Term 4 Spring Football Program

Dear Onslow Parents

I am happy to announce that our Term 4 Spring Football Program is confirmed. I am introducing few new categories.

  • We are now offering choice of three (3) nights of training for our current Streamed players – Monday, Tuesday & Thursday).
  • Grades 8-14 Non-Streamed will have a choice of two nights – Monday & Wednesday.
  • We will also offer Girls Only on Wednesdays. More competitive girls can also join any one of the mixed grades for extra training. Maggie Jenkins will be joining our coaching staff this year as she did in the July Holiday Program.
  • For those keen players who wish to improve their goalkeeping skills we are offering GK sessions on Mondays with a Team Wellington goalkeeper/coach.
  • Finally, we will offer a six-week 2v2 tournament/league on Fridays for any player aged 7-14. Boys & girls can create their own teams and enter this Friday fun league. Teams can be a mix of streamed and non-streamed players as well as boys & girls. The cost is ONLY $10 per player for the entire 6 week program based on 4 players per team, or $13.50 per player based on 3 players per team.

Please Click Here to register an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST online which means no payment is due at this time. The flyers are for information only, please do not try to click on them. Once all of the EOI forms are in I will then confirm each individual program based on interest. Confirmation of the programs will be sent out towards the end of September.

Our October Holiday Program is only two months away and I should have a registration form ready by next week.

Don’t hesitate to email me or call me if you have any questions regarding the upcoming Term 4 program.

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OJFC Prizegiving Dates and Timings

The end of the season is nearly upon us and the end of year prizegiving is rapidly approaching. This year the Prizegiving is being held at the same venue as last year on Sunday 27th August at Onslow College Hall at the following times for each grade:

2pm-2:45pm: G7, G8 and G9

3pm-3:45pm: G10 and G11

4pm-5:15pm: G12, G13 and G14

An email will follow shortly with more details.

Onslow Grade 14 Karamus tame the mud and driving rain in a amazing comeback

An account of a difficult day at the office – by Sophie Coyle, a valued member of the Karamus.

Saturday 22nd July 2017

A cold wet wintry Wellington morning was when the Onslow Karamu’s faced the Pukerua Bay Falcon’s. Sideways rain and high winds were pummelling us in the first half.  It was really freezing and the Falcon’s slipped five goals ahead of us. We had some shots on goal but we were a bit unlucky and none of them went in. A number of our shots on goal – which were in the air were caught by the wind and blown back to us. By half time, everyone was so cold and the rain was getting worse. After some encouraging words by coaches, Todd Collings and Phil Coyle, we rocked on with the wind and rain at our backs and we gave everything we had.

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The Karamu’s worked really hard and with 20 minutes to go we scored our first goal of the game. From there we were hot on attack for most of the game and came back for a five all draw. Both teams had their fair chance of winning the game but with some excellent goalkeeping from both teams a draw was a good result. Player of the day went to Mateja for putting in 120% throughout the whole game and magic moment went to Sophie for scoring her first goals of the session. Big thanks to Luke, Savio and Morgan for filling in, it really helped us out. It was great for the team’s confidence, GO THE MIGHTY KARAMU’S!

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Maggie Jenkins, ex Onslow Player off to U16 World Cup

Former Onslow Club player, Maggie Jenkins, is off to the U16 World Cup qualifiers in Samoa this August. Maggie played for the Guarkhas (2013 – 2015) while at the Onslow club and also played GOSL.  To be selected Maggie attended a NTC camp in the April school holidays, played several games with the U16 coach, Leon Birnie, watching and lastly spent a week in Auckland with other contenders for the U16 team.  The team sets off for Samoa on the 2nd August and will play Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia and Tahiti during the 3 week tournament.  The winners of the Oceania qualifiers will get to attend the U17 World cup in Uruguay in 2018.  This is Maggie’s second qualifiying tournament.  In 2016 as a 14 year she played at the Oceania tournament in Rarotonga and also went to the U17 World Cup in Jordan.

Maggie Jenkins

Photo Credit Michael Welsh.

OJFC jacket with free OJFC scarf from Football Central

Football Central are running an end of season promotion, whereby if you purchase an OJFC jacket you get an OJFC scarf free, whilst stocks last. Please order by contacting Football Central directly or via their website – Football Central.

 

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Mud, mud , mud from recent games

The weather played a big part in last weekends games and I would like to bet there were numerous children who came home covered from head to toe in mud. Quite appropriate really because it was
International Mud Day on Thursday 29th June.

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-mud-day/

If you have any pictures of muddy children playing football after last weekends game send them to me at communication@onslow.org.nz and I will set up a new gallery of the pictures on the website.

Here is a picture of Sam Law Grade 10 Gurkhas, after his game on Saturday.

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More pictures from the muddy weekend…..

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…..and not so muddy kids!

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Wynton Rufer Tournament 2017 Photos and Results

On the last weekend in May OJFC had many teams participating in the Wynton Rufer Tournament and there were plenty of successes, goals and smiles at the event. Please visit the Tournaments page and Photos page for more info.

Support North Wellington Senior team in Chatham Cup game this Monday 5th June

Onslow’s Northern Hills partner, North Wellington Seniors have a big weekend ahead of them at Alex Moore Park. They are taking on New Plymouth Rangers in the Chatham Cup on Monday 5th June 2017. It would be great to get as much local support as possible along to the game.
Good luck to Lloyd, Siggy, Stu and the rest of the team.
See attached link for more details Chatham Cup Programme 5 June 2017

 

OJFC Hoodie – Last pre-orders for the season

The OJFC hoodies are back up on the Football Central Onslow club shop page and available for people to pre-order for the next two weeks.

This is the last order window for the season.

PLEASE NOTE: Football Central had some trouble sourcing size 6-8 hoodies ordered in the last window. The supplier completely ran out of stock and they are chasing them for more.

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