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Our new marquee

Sunday’s G11 and G12 trialist’s saw the first use of OJFC’s fabulous new marquee at Raroa Park. It got a thorough testing, as did the trialist’s, in the wild weather. Our Marquee is the generous gift of Mr Medhi Zerhouni of Tommy’s Realestate for which we are very grateful. It will provide our club members some much needed shelter at tournaments and other events.

ojfc-marquee

Trials information evening

19th February
6.30pm – 7.15pm
Khandallah Town Hall

If you are interested in finding out more about trialing for a streamed team, we are holding an ‘all welcome’ meeting to run through how it all works.

2019 trial dates

Here is the date schedule for streamed team trials. Your Grade Co-ordinators will be in touch closer to the time with more details. There are already some details about trials here on the OJFC website.


G14/15
7pm-8.30pm Friday 22nd Feb
5pm-6.30pm Friday 1st of March
Te Whaea Artificial Turf Google Map

G13
5pm-6.30pm Friday 22nd Feb
7pm-8.30pm Friday 1st of March
Te Whaea Artificial Turf Google Map

G12
1pm-3pm Sunday 24th Feb
10am-12pm Sunday 3rd of March
Raroa Park, Burma Rd, Johnsonville

G11
10am-12pm Sunday 24th Feb
1pm-3pm Sunday 3rd of March
Raroa Park, Burma Rd, Johnsonville

G10
4.30pm-6.30pm Saturday 23rd of Feb
4.30-6.30pm Saturday 2nd of March
Nairnville Park Artificial Turf

G9
1.30pm-3.30pm Saturday 23rd of Feb
1.30pm-3.30pm Saturday 2nd of March
Nairnville Park Artificial Turf

Onslow success at Wests Tournament

Congratulations to the Onslow Amritsars (pictured below), winners of the Grade 9 section of the Wests Graded Champs last Saturday.

Also congratulations to the Onslow Dekkas were runner’s-up in G7, the Onslow Ruas who won the Plate in Grade 8, the Onslow Quettas who won the Bowl in the G9 as did the Onslow Gurkas in Grade 11.

The Victorious G9 Amritsars

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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