Junior News & Information

» 27/05/11: SSF 'Hub' Day at Nambucca
» 02/05/11: Action from Woolgoolga Sat 30th April 2011

» 31/01/11: Maclean FC juniors at A-League

» 15/09/10: Strikers Football Sept 11th
» 07/09/10: Strikers Football Sept 4th
» 03/09/10: Northern Storm Gala Day
» 01/09/10: Corindi Gala Day

» 31/08/10: Strikers Football August 28th
» 18/08/10: U12s Nambucca Strikers v Bellingen
» 10/08/10: The Under 7 Lions turned up the heat

» 27/07/10: The true spirit of junior football

» 23/05/10: Match Action Sat 22nd May 2010
» 14/05/10: Sawtell U11s


» Previous Junior News & Information

27/05/11:
SSF 'Hub' Day at Nambucca



Nambucca Strikers SSF will be hosting a "Hub" day on Sunday 26th June, 2011 FOR UNDER 6 & UNDER 7 PLAYERS for a chance to play other teams they would not normally meet week in week out.



Under 6s & 7s teams from Nambucca, Macksville, Urunga, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Boambee & Sawtell will be invited to play 4 or 5 games, consisting of 2 X 10min halves with a 2 min break for half time.

Entry is FREE for every player

A copy of the draw with these rules with be available for each team outside the canteen area on the day.

A Field Map will be displayed outside the canteen.

Kick off times will be clearly marked on the draw

A hooter will sound the start of each half and the end of each game.

We will have 12 fields set up on the day, all equipment will be supplied

Each team will need an adult parent helper/leader that will be responsible for getting the teams to the correct field on time, and will need to act as a game leader (referee) for some games or delegate responsibility to another parent to organise a game as the need arises.

Each team should have a match ball available however there will be enough balls provided on the day.

Under 6s & 7's play 4 per side on the field at any one time under the SSF rules from FFA, however: (Unlimited subs & interchange) Swapping players to different teams to make up team numbers will also be permitted.

No Scores will be kept on any games.

The canteen will be available for hot and cold food & drinks as well as a barbeque for hot meats.

Any problems look for a Nambucca Strikers Official wearing the clubs polo shirt or Fluorescent Vest for assistance.

Please reply via email or phone by Saturday 18th June 2011 with your ability or inability outlining number of teams coming in each age group with each having a team name for a draw to be compiled.

The draw will be emailed with plenty of time & also posted on www.nambuccastrikers.com

The players in the past have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of this local hub day so don't miss out.

On behalf of Nambucca Striker FC we would all like to thank your clubs, parents and players for your participation on this special SSF day for our future Socceroos & Matildas.


Paul Cue
NSFC
SSF Coordinator
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02/05/11:
Action from Woolgoolga Sat 30th April 2011





















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Northern Storm U12 (nb names on shirts) prior to game against Woolgoolga.
A tightly contested game with Northern Storm getting the upper hand to win 5-3.
- Photo by Warren Burt



















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Woolgoolga vs Northern Storm 12 yrs boys - Photo by Terry Allen






















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Woolgoolga vs Northern Storm 12 yrs girls - Photo by Terry Allen



















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Woolgoolga vs Boambee 15 yrs boys - Photo by Terry Allen






























click on photo to enlarge Photo: Woolgoolga vs Coffs City United 16/17 yrs boys - Photo by Terry Allen


Terry Allen
Media Officer
North Coast Football
Email: Terry Allen
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31/01/11:
Maclean FC juniors at A-League



Some very excited juniors from Maclean Football Club started 2011 on a high at Skilled Park Robina.

On Monday January 3 of the New Year's Day public holiday 90 juniors, parents and supporters boarded 2 coaches to Robina. Gold Coast United invited Maclean Football Club to support their week 21 home game against Perth Glory.

The invitation included a variety of age groups to help with the games formalities and entertainment. The younger players were mascots to the Perth Glory players as they entered the field through the tunnel and into the centre of the park.

The Gold Coast United and Perth Glory players, who included ex-Liverpool player Robbie "God" Fowler and Ex-Manchester United star John Curtis were most obliging and friendly to the youngsters.





Juniors also provided half-time entertainment to more than 2500 spectators with small sided games against the Queensland Club of Musgrave.






A few juniors demonstrated good sportsmanship by pulling on the orange shirt of Musgrave to make up some numbers.

Tom Sangster, Phil Sheen, Peter Coram and Col Stephens supervised on field during half-time games and were all in just as much awe as the kids.

Older juniors also provided on-field support for A-League sponsors Hyundai during pre-match and half-time.

We congratulate our Maddie Ryan for winning herself $50 during the half time entertainment by kicking a whopping 106 km per hour.



Most of the children and parents had never attended an A-League match and the added thrill of being on the field in a spectacular stadium during formalities while seated close to the action was a bonus.

To hear children make comments like "Dad, this is the best day of my life" and "That was awesome out there" makes a lot of organising worthwhile.



We thank our Secretary, Paul Curtis for initiating the day and our Junior Vice President Peter Coram for organising the day and juniors at a hard time of year.

The most important result of the day was to excite the juniors about football and give them a really great day that they will remember for a long time.



Paul Curtis
Secretary
Maclean Football Club
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07/09/10:
Strikers Football Sept 11th


Junior Elimination Finals

The Strikers 14 boys team were against Sawtell in the football knock-out final last Saturday. The Strikers midfield and wingers worked well to deliver the ball in front of goal and should have scored half-a-dozen times but, alas, poor finishing haunted them. Sawtell scored first off a quick counter attack.

The Strikers have been sharing the 'keeper duties around the team. In the second half, Ryan Cooper came onto the field and hardened the Strikers attack but the Sawtell defence held. Sawtell broke through down their right side and their stand-out forward took a strong, long range shot to score. Luck was with Sawtell when amidst a scramble in front of goal, the ball rolled in off a deflection to give them their third goal.

click on photo to enlarge Photo: Strikers 14s boys' James Simpson working the ball up the wing against Sawtell

The Strikers continued to attack and when 'Simmo' Simpson got his head up and hit an accurate angled shot they scored. But the missed chances were telling in the end and Sawtell won a place in the Grand final, while the Strikers' 14s bow out this season.

14 boys final score: Nambucca Strikers 1 Sawtell 3

The inflow of players in the Strikers 14s this year has made them a strong, very competitive side. The Strikers Club appreciates the great voluntary efforts of Coach Mick Jones and Manager Jennett Gregory and thanks to all the parents for their support throughout the season.

The Strikers 16 girls played Macksville with no spare players in last Saturday's elimination football final. Both teams had some good shots but both goalies produced outstanding saves. Macksville scored in the first half but the Strikers came back 15 min's into the second half to equalise. Despite tiring legs, the Strikers made a break down the left side and Nikita Silvia hit a high shot that went into the top of the goal. With renewed energy, the girls held on to win. A great team effort and the Strikers progress to the play Coffs Tigers in the Grand Final at the Coffs Stadium next Sunday.

16 girls final score: Nambucca Strikers 2 Macksville 1


Lyn McRae
Nambucca Strikers
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07/09/10:
Strikers Football Sept 4th


Junior Semi-finals

Conditions at Coffs last Saturday were difficult with pouring rain hitting the football fields in waves.

The Strikers 14 boys team were against Boambee Bombers and started well with a goal by Lachie McRae.

The game went end to end with Boambee scoring either side of half time and then Ryan Cooper sent in a good cross that Caleb Richards' scored off.

click on photo to enlarge Photo: Strikers' 14s against Boambee in the rain at Coffs

Boambee pounced on a loose ball and scored with the last touch of the game. Andrew Knox and Mango Jones were outstanding for the Strikers in midfield and defence.

The Strikers Under 13s matched it with Boambee and with the score still nill-all at end of regular time the match went to extra time. It wasn't until the 2nd half of extra time that the home advantage gave Boambee the edge to score twice and secure progression to the next knock-out final. The Strikers 13s have been a sound, competitive side all season – great effort.

The Strikers 16 girls were were perhaps put off by the squalls of rain, unable to find the goal this game. Coffs Tigers scored once and that was enough to take them through to the grand final in two weeks.

Nambucca Strikers Results summary for Sept 3-4th 2010:
Womens: Strikers 1 def Woolgoolga nil
Mens: Sawtell 1 def. Strikers nil
16 Girls: Coffs Tigers 1 def Strikers nil
14s: Boambee Bombers 3 def Strikers 2
13s: Boambee Bombers 2 def Strikers nil (in extra time)


Lyn McRae
Nambucca Strikers
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03/09/10:
Northern Storm Gala Day
































click on photo to enlarge Photo: Northern Storm Gala Day 2010 - Photos by Tim Klingbiel

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01/09/10:
Corindi Gala Day


Photo: - Corindi Under-8s with coach Sandra McLennan. Back: Jayden, Georgie, Pabraj, Connor and Harry. Front: Che, Connor, Rev and Maggie.














Photo: Corindi Under-8s with coach Sandra McLennan.
Back: Jayden, Georgie, Pabraj, Connor and Harry.
Front: Che, Connor, Rev and Maggie.


Photo: - Corindi Under-8s - Harry and Pabraj














Photo: Corindi Under-8s - Harry and Pabraj

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31/08/10:
Strikers Football August 28th


Home games wrap-up

The last football game of the season for the U16 boys Strikers showed the progress they have made over the year. They played the top team of their competition, Boambee, who had previously scored 10 goals off the Strikers and were expecting the same this time. This time we kept them to 6 - 0 with several close scoring chances ourselves. A valiant effort all year by a young team for their division.

The Strikers 14 boys team were confident of a win against a Boambee Jets side that has struggled all season. After the first goal to the Strikers it was one way traffic to the Boambee goal and it was interesting to see the lads' capabilities to find space and shoot from anywhere in the attacking half. With shots coming from anywhere at anytime it made it extremely difficult for the Boambee defence but they showed composure and never gave up.

The Strikers 16 girls were in full force against Boambee with their shots coming from both wings and drives up the centre of the park. Good to see them enjoying their football.

click on photo to enlarge Photo: Lachlan McRae over the ball for the Strikers' Under 14s

Gala day
The Under 7s Small-sided Football gala day on Sunday at Nambucca was a roaring success. The kids got plenty of game time and a trophy from North Coast Football. The Strikers canteen did a brisk trade thanks to the organisation from Leanne Cooper and Beth Cassidy along with help from parents.

Nambucca Strikers Results summary for Aug 13-14th 2010:
16 Girls: Strikers 5 def. Boambee nil
16 Boys: Boambee Bombers 6 def. Strikers nil
14s: Strikers 9 def Boambee Jets nil
13s: Woolgoolga 2 def Strikers 1
12s: Urunga 8 def. Strikers nil
11s: Strikers 3 won Coffs United 2

Strikers Away Semi-finals
Saturday 4th Sept. 13s play Boambee Bombers in a knock out match.
14s verse Boambee Bombers to see who goes direct to the grand final.
16 Girls take on Coffs Tigers also for a direct berth to the grand final.


Lyn McRae
Nambucca Strikers
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18/08/10:
U12s Nambucca Strikers v Bellingen



The Strikers Under 12s team played probably it's best football match of the season last weekend at home.

Still chasing their first point in the competition they came up against one of the frontrunners in Bellingen. This team beat the young Strikers 13 - 1 the last time they met.

Every player lifted in this game as the Strikers wanted to account much better for themselves this time.

Lawso Tinmouth was in top form in goal for the Strikers and when Heath Blain replaced him in the 2nd half he continued in the same vein. Lochie Paix had a superb game as the Strikers' sweeper and was well supported by Tyler Girle and Fred Henstock as twin stoppers.

Tamara Wood and Hayden Shannon defended the wings and kept them very quiet. Bellingen had a few shots and late in the first half found the target.

click on photo to enlarge Photo: Nambucca Strikers 'keeper Lawso Tinmouth

The midfield of Alec Gage, Nick Hickey, Jake Nicholas and Ashley Ferguson played like men possessed, charging forward in attack then defending grimly when needed. TJ Hamilton and Hamish McDonald were brilliant up front keeping the Bello' defenders on the back foot. When Lawso turned striker in the 2nd half he added the extra power and scored the Striker's equalizer.

With just moments left to a well-deserved match point, the Strikers' fell to a sucker punch when Bello' nicked another goal. The Strikers showed great character and team work and next week against Woopi they'll be unstoppable!

Final score: Bellingen 2 - Nambucca Strikers 1.


Lyn McRae
Nambucca Strikers
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10/08/10:
The Under 7 Lions turned up the heat


THE UNDER 7 LIONS TURNED UP THE HEAT

Despite the freezing morning we experienced on Saturday 7th August, the Under 7 Lions demonstrated amazing teamwork against the Tigers at our home ground.

Unfortunately one of our team mates was sick, but despite this, an amazing game of football was played! The team worked together winning the match and showing wonderful progress from the start of the season.

click on photo to enlarge Photo: U7 Coffs United Lions
- Photo by Jodie Kalanj


Logan used his super kicks to pass the ball from one end of the field to the other and Lachlan's defence was outstanding! Pacee showed the other team how to dribble with style as he flew past the opponents and Sam passed to his team mates demonstrating how to share! Hamish came close to scoring with a smile on his face and Liam was alert, saving many a ball from entering our nets!!!

Did we have fun? Yes!!!!

After all, that's always the most important thing!!!!


Jodie Kalanj
(Team Manager)
U7 Coffs United Lions
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27/07/10:
The true spirit of junior football



A combination of great sportsmanship, a huge crowd, pleasant weather and plenty of happy players was the recipe for success at Toormina Oval on Sunday 25th July at the annual Sawtell FC Junior Round Robin.

There were 42 teams of 6, 7 and 8 year olds from Clubs all across the North Coast Football Zone which descended on Toormina Oval for several games of Optus Small Sided Football.

With the aim of the day being inclusion and enjoyment for all, with no point-scoring, the atmosphere was structured but relaxed.



click on photo to enlarge Photo: Sawtell and Nambucca Heads players display their sportsmanship with one of the many young game leaders on the day, Sophie McConnachie - Photo by Jo Stewart

The organisers from Sawtell FC arrived early to set up the many fields, the well-stocked canteen and the nerve centre of the Round Robin - the official tent. Players and supporters began arriving well before 8:30, and the first Under 8 games kicked off at 8:40.

After that, the games progressed quickly and efficiently, with the final games kicking off at 1:05, followed by a huge presentation at 2pm, where all participants received their ribbons and the raffles were drawn.

With an emphasis on pitching in for a good cause, many supporters and current players spent their Sunday working willingly, in the knowledge that their support of Optus Small Sided Football at Sawtell FC is assisting to promote the game and to support the development of young players.

It is on days like these that the Community can observe how valuable volunteers are. Everyone who attended the day did so because they enjoy the round ball game and/or because they take pleasure in giving to their community. Although it is tiring for all, we look forward to continuing the tradition of the Sawtell FC Round Robin at Toormina Oval again next winter.

click on photo to enlarge Photo: many under 6s enjoyed their first ever Junior Round Robin - Photo by Jo Stewart

The Sawtell FC Committee wishes to thank the many volunteers, participants and families who assisted to make the day a huge success.


Jo Stewart
President
Sawtell Football Club
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23/05/10:
Match Action Sat 22nd May 2010






















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Northern Storm's keeper in the 14 years boys tips one over the bar
- Photo by Terry Allen





















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Woolgoolga's Jake Miller pumps the ball forward for the 14 years boys
- Photo by Terry Allen






















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Gaelen Parnell – Sawtell 12 years boys
- Photo by Terry Allen





















click on photo to enlarge Photo: Kai Onley - Northern Storm 11 years boys
- Photo by Terry Allen




Terry Allen
Media Officer
North Coast Football
Email: Terry Allen
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14/05/10:
Sawtell U11s


Sawtell Scorpions U/11s have had a good start to the season. After completing our trial games and a great pre-season training the boys hit the ground running in the 1st round played against Bellingen Kewell's last Saturday. Sawtell ran out winners 5-2 in a dominant display of possession and attacking football.

Scorpions' midfield consisting of Boston Philips, his cousin Jayden Burns and Layton Duck showed great strength and skill in winning the ball and feeding the wide men (Jack Collins and Aiden Crough) with excellent execution. With the speed out wide of Collins and Crough the Bello boys would always be in trouble from the get-go.

An early goal to Philips saw the Scorpions take control of the game and play it the way they wanted to. Young Philips then went on to set up his cousin Jayden Burns who never misses an opportunity to bury one in the back of the net, 2-0 Sawtell.

Bellingen briefly got themselves into the game midway through the 1st half with some good passing and movement off the ball, but as the game started to open up with some end to end plays, Sawtell's superior speed and skill proved too much for the young Bellingen team.

A great effort by Sawtell's back 3 (Keaan Van Venrooij, Danny Woodhouse & Mathew Orman) kept any Bellingen attack held well at bay joined with some great Keeping by Hayden West.

Sawtell soon went up 3-0 after an excellent display of passing starting with CB Danny Woodhouse laying off to Aiden Crough taking the ball forward and putting Layton Duck into a big midfield hole, Duck then looked at his options and linked with his Captain and striker Jackson Petrie by a great penetrating pass in which Petrie finished with style. A late 1st half goal to Bellingen had the Sawtell boys leading 3-1 at the break.

The second half was much the same as the first, Sawtell came out firing quickly taking dominance again, they were unlucky not to go further ahead with some near misses early in the half to Burns, Duck, Collins and Petrie. Sawtell soon found the back of the net again through young star striker Jackson Petrie after a sustained period of 'keep ball' and a great cross from winger Jack Collins.

The team Captain, Petrie then put the game to a close with about 3-5 mins remaining with another solid well, placed strike, a hint of off-side was with the goal, but the flag stayed down and the referee paid the goal. Sawtell ended the game on a high and sang their winning chant loud and proud on the halfway line. Well done boys.

Goals to: Jackson Petrie 3, Boston Philips 1, Jayden Burns 1.
Assists to: Boston Philips 1, Layton Duck 1, Jack Collins 1.
Coach: Aaron Bryant-Smith, Manager: Jodie Burns.
NEXT GAME: Sawtell Scorpions U/11's at Nambucca Heads Strikers. 9:30am

Scorpions U/11s would like extend their thanks to COCA-COLA for the Powerade drink bottles, Cheers Gav.

- Report by Aaron Bryant-Smith


Terry Allen
Media Officer
North Coast Football
Email: Terry Allen
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