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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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OJFC 2017 October School Holiday Program Registration – here

If you would like to register for the upcoming OJFC 2017 Ocotber School holiday program with Milan then please register by clicking on this link.

OJFC 2017 October School Holiday Football Program

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.

2 V 2 Friday Night Tournaments

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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

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Fun in the Mud – Games at the weekend

Here are some photos from this weekends action.

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Ned and Bianca in the mud

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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.

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Photo Credit Michael Welsh.