Welcome to Waimak Football Club for 2014 football season
Waimak United Football Club is pleased to welcome
players, parents & supporters to the 2014season.
WUFC caters for players, both male and female from 4 years to masters, of all abilities.
We have an established pathway from junior football through to senior football.
We offer numerous development opportunities for our junior players,
along with fun social events for both juniors and seniors.
We welcome new and returning members to our club for the 2014 season.
Ground closures 07/11/2011 Click here to see if grounds are open or closed for training
North Canterbury Reps
I have registered an incorporated society "North Canterbury Football" to administer North Canterbury Rep Teams for South Island tournaments. Every WUFC member is invited to the initial meeting to electe office holders @ the Dudley Meeting Rooms 22 May 2014, 6.30pm. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
To be considered for one of these spaces please click on Register Online on the main left hand menu and complete the registration process. We do not require payment until we have confirmed placement in a team.
Places will be allocated on a first registered online is placed.
Some places are available at the following agegroups:
Junior All Whites 3-5 year olds (based at Maria Andrews) 1-2 places available
Junior All Whites 3-5 year olds (based at Kendall Park) FULL
6-7th grade turning 6 or 7 years (based at Maria Andrews) 2-3 places available
6-7th grade turning 6 or 7 years (based at Kendall Park) 1-2 places available
8th grade turning 8 years (based at Maria Andrews) 1 place available
8th grade turning 8 years (based at Kendall Park) 1 place available
9-10th grade turning 9 or 10 years (based at Maria Andrews) FULL
9-10th grade turning 9 or 10 years (based at Kendall Park) 6-7 places available
11-15th grade FULL
18th grade 2-3 places available
LATE SENIOR REGISTRATIONS
The senior squad are still looking for a few more players to play in the Division One and PDL Reserve teams.
or see the coaches Steve/Gordy at training on
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm Dudley Park, White St, Rangiora.
We are looking for a couple of people to open up and run the shop on a Saturday at both Kendall and Maria Andrews. This is a paid position and may suit a teenager looking for some cash to top up that moblie phone! Also a volunteer to co-ordinate shop purchases and BBQ supplies.
Please contact me directly if you are interested email-
The Mainland Football Goalkeeper Academy runs during the four school terms and all sessions are run at ASB Football Park. The Academy is run and coached by qualified goalkeeper coaches and provides specialized coaching for goalkeepers of all ages and skill levels to help you reach your true potential.
GK’s will be placed into a group of goalkeepers with similar ability and/or age, allowing our coaches more opportunity to identify the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Our main emphasis for the academy is to develop and improve goalkeeper skills, through goalkeeper specific training.
Term 2 registrations are now open. Pleaseclick hereto register
If you have any questions or would like any information please
Cost is $58.50 for 9 weeks
Training Venues, Days and Times
ASB Football Park Monday
5.30pm till 6.30pm (11 to 13 year olds)
6.30pm till 7.30pm (14 to 16 year olds)
4.30pm till 5.30pm (9 to 11 year olds)
5.30pm till 6.30pm (12 to 13 year olds)
6.30pm till 7.30pm (14 to 16 year olds)
Futsal will be up and running again in Term 2 at the Bishopdale YMCA and CPIT. Our registrations for the term are OPEN and available online now. If you are interested in entering a team, get in quick, because the spaces are filling up fast!
You can find all the info you need on our website by clicking here
We have confirmed the dates for our Sunday and Wednesday competition. Both will run for 10 weeks at the Bishopdale YMCA and CPIT respectively.
The Sunday league starts on May 4th and ends on July 6th.
First games kick-off around 11am and the last games kick-off around 8.00pm
The day starts with juniors and moves on to youth then women and ends with the men’s competition.
Price Sunday Recreational competitions $440 per team, Div 1 $675 and limited to 8 spots
The Wednesday league starts on May 7th and ends on July 9th
First games kick-off around 6.30pm
For both mens and mixed league, Price $440 per team
All of competitions require at least 4 teams for that grade/division to run and if we have an increase in team numbers, some competitions may need to move to another venue .
Registrations and payment is due 30th April 2014 at the latest. Late fee of $40 applies from 5th February 2014. No entries will be taken after competition starts. All registrations are subject to payment verification.
If you have any queries, please get in touch .
Have an enjoyable Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all down on the courts come May.
BE THERE WHEN THE NEXT MESSI, MARADONA, KAKA OR FABREGAS
IS DISCOVERED, RIGHT HERE IN NEW ZEALAND.
TICKETS ON SALE TO ALL REGISTERED FOOTBALLERS FROM 28 APRIL
FOR AN EXCLUSIVE THREE WEEK PERIOD.
DON’T MISS OUT!
Register now as an Official Fan and take your place at the history table when the next global football superstar is born right here in New Zealand.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off on 30 May 2015 with 52 matches in seven cities over 22 days. As valued members of the Football Family, all registered footballers, coaches and administrators get first access to these tickets and the best seats in the house.
Venue Packs for Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are on sale exclusively to the Football Family from 28 April – 18 May with whopping discounts!
Venue Packs include all group matches and the Round of 16 match at a venue closest to you. And here’s why you should purchase!
• 20% off all venue packs (up to 7 individual packs) • 25% off if you purchase 8 packs or more • 5% cash back to your club • First access to purchase quarter and semi-finals tickets • Entry into the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 Final ballot.
Tickets on sale exclusively to the Football Family for three weeks from 28 April.
Waimak United Football Club
is pleased to announce the Entertaiment Book fund-raiser!
We are excited to be offering you the opportunity to purchase 2014|2015 Christchurch Entertainment™ Memberships to help us raise funds for our fund-raising.
This year you have a choice – to purchase the popular Entertainment™ Books or the brand new Entertainment™ Digital Membership, which puts the value of the Entertainment™ Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone!
The brand new 2014|2015 Entertainment Memberships feature many of the area’s best restaurants, cafés, hotel accommodation, attractions, and activities, and are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers, valued at over $20,000 that your family can enjoy until 1 June, 2015!
The best part is that for only $65 you’ll be helping our fundraising, with $13 from every Membership sold contributing to our fund-raising. Please let your family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues know we are fundraising, as the more we sell, the more funds we raise!
If you pre-order your Entertainment Book or Digital Membership before 15th May 2014 you can choose up to six Bonus Offers worth $240 that you can use straight away (subject to availability).
Just to keep you up to date, those that ordered merchandise on opening day, it is on its way. Our supplier/screen printer hopes to have these completed before the end of next week. Sorry for the delay.
Thanks to all of the coaches/managers who have sent through their preferred training times.
Nigel and Andy have managed to schedule in most to date as requested and are working through the last few.
If you haven't booked a day/time/park you MUST do this. Please don't just assume you can turn up as we are working to tight timeframes and spaces. To book a slot please email Nigel. He is happy for you to email him at work now, so that he can respond to your requests as soon as possible:
Please remember that the fields we have available at the A&P grounds are only the football pitches, NOT the rugby grounds. It is also extremely important that the last one out ensure ALL of the lights are OFF at the end of the night. This includes all three parks, Maria Andrews, A&P, and Dudley. We cannot afford to pay to light the park overnight!!
As you know the artificial pitch is underway at Kendall Park, and will have new lights. We also hope to move our current lights. However, we are not in control of the timeframes for this, so we ask for patience.
Please click HERE for pitch bookings. Use the tabs with the day of the week to navigate.
Waimak United FC acknowledges the sad passing of one of the Rangiora AFC founding members, Alan Fraser. Alan was a Past President, and Life Member of Rangiora AFC, Canterbury Junior Football Association, and Canterbury Football Association. He had a lifetime service to the beautiful game and will be sadly missed by his family, and the wider football community
On the 5th of May 2014 the International Football Academy of New Zealand (IFANZ) will launch it's High Performance Football Program with Partner Clubs Selwyn United Football Club and Waimak United Football Club.
The current coaches from the BFCAA Program, Lee Padmore, Nick Walker & Chris Brown will all be employed by IFANZ and will be supported by a local christchurch based management team of Graham McMann, Martin Allen, Phil Walker & myself (Piri Reiri).
The program has been developed by Lee Padmore the Technical Director for IFANZ which has been very successful over the last year, there will be slight changes to the program to improve it even further.
If you are already in the HPC Football / Burnley Program and have not received an email from us then you can register HERE
If you would like to join the program then you can contact us HERE
or on the phone numbers listed below.
I thought it might be a good idea keep everyone up to date with club matters from a board perspective.
At our meeting last week the points of interest were;
Brent Russell has kindly filled a vacancy on the board
Board Secretary: The board is seeking someone to act as a minute secretary. If you would like to contribute something to the club then contact me,
and I will forward you a position description or you can view it here
The council advised us that they are about to start construction of a new artificial turf, new lights and goal posts at Kendall Park, which should be operational May/June 2014
The council have released a feasibility study into the building of an indoor sports facility in Rangiora. Below is a copy of the recommendations or you can read the whole report on the WDC website via the link below. What does that mean for us? Until the council staff have completed a detailed analysis, not too much aside from the clubhouse re-build is on hold. In the meantime though we are in discussions with the WDC re up-grading the toilet facilities at Maria Andrews Park.
THAT the Community and Recreation Committee:
Receives report No. 140205011156.
Notes that the Opus report identifiesMaria Andrews as the preferred location for the provision of an Indoor Court facility.
Notes that the indicative cost provided by Opus of a four court facility is $26,835,000
Approves staff undertaking a detailed exploration of the options for locating a four court facility at Maria Andrews, Rangiora High School and the land adjoining Main Power Oval.
Approves staff developing a better business case for a potential indoor court facility which will address the affordability of such a development.
Notes that staff will prepare a submission to the Draft Annual Plan seeking funding approval for the better business case and further investigative work to be undertaken in 2014/15.
Notes that currently $5,000,000 has been identified in the Long Term Plan for the 2018/19 financial year as a place holder for the construction of the indoor court facility.
"BUY A BRICK" Campaign As many of you will have heard at Prizegiving,
the Board have initiated the building of an indoor facility at Maria Andrews,
to replace the clubrooms.
To kick off the fundraising for this building, we are running a "BUY A BRICK" campaign.
Just deposit $25 into the building account:
03 0674 0240799 25
with the reference you would like on your brick,
or post/drop a chq/cash into:
WUFC c/- Mega Sports Centre, 138 East Belt, Rangiora
Thanks to all those club members who attended the AGM last night.
It was great to see so many people getting actively involved in their club.
On behalf of the club, we thank the outgoing Board members; especially Chairperson Blair Cutting, Simon Clark, Sue Webb, and Greg Coleman. Many of these members have been on the Board since the merger and have done a fantastic job bringing the two clubs together, and helped to create a fantastic club culture of junior development. They have also set the club on a path toward attaining outstanding facilities, with the plans for the new indoor facility submitted, and continuing discussions with the Council regarding the artificial turf.
The new Board consists of the following members:
Ian Fong (Chairperson)
Lance de Klerk
Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury
are looking for more mentors!
Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury matches children ages of 6 through to 18 with mentors in a professionally supported one-to-one relationship.
Our programme matches a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister with a child who could benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a caring adult. Mentors and the young person they are matched with meet a few times per month, for a couple of hours each time, at places and times convenient to both. The two share similar interests, and they spend their time together engaged in activities such as kicking a ball around, watching movies, visiting the museum, cheering on a local sports team or simply hanging out.
Children who spend time with a mentor gain confidence, acquire new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others. Mentors experience a sense of discovery and enjoyment as they see a world of possibilities open up through the child’s eye.
has generously offered to donate $250 for each listing and sale of a property with his business.
Wherein the person mentions the Waimakariri United Football Club,
or identifies themselves as being a member of Waimakariri United Football Club,
or makes mention of the $250 donation, to Chris prior to or at the time of the signing of a real estate ‘Listing Agreement’. Any such ‘Listing Agreement’ will state therein that $250 will be donated to Waimakariri United Football Club upon completion of a successful sale.
Check out the NEW Caps, Beanies, Hoodies, T-shirts Polar Fleece and Polos in the Online Shop. Jackets and bags coming!
LOTS OF ITEMS CAN BE PERSONALISED
Most items are available within a 14 days of order.
Items with extra screening eg names may take a little longer.
To order click on Waimak United Shop listed in the lefthand menu and select the items you wish to order.
There are three options available for delivery
1. Pickup - you pick your order up from the Kendall Park clubrooms, Kaiapoi or Mega Sports Centre, Rangiora*
2. Post/Delivery - your order is posted/delivered to you*
*Each of these services have a handling/postal fee that will vary depending on what you order