The Waimak United 13th grade girls set off for Taupo on Friday.
Following a successful season in their respective teams, including the 13A girls undeafeated champions, and the 13th grade Nelson Cup champions, they head North to take on the unknown at the McCartney Tournament in Taupo.
We wish them well for an enjoyable and successful tournament.
The team would like to pay a huge THANKS to their team sponsors below:
Both club teams head to the National 10th grade tournament hosted by Norwest United at the Huapai Domain in Auckland, departing on Thursday. A number of the players have experienced a previous tournament in Auckland and will hopefully draw on that in aiming for some good results.
The 10th grade boys, will take their unbeaten form North in the hopes of improving on the 1/4 final results last year and we wish them well. They thank the football community for their support, and special thanks to the following sponsors:
The 10th grade girls have a strong reputation at the National Tournament having finished 2nd in 2012, and 3rd in 2013. And based on the development of girls in our club we are sure they will continue to represent our club well and show off our ability to play strong attacking football. Good luck girls.
9th grade boys off to National Tournament in Auckland
9th Grade Boys off to National Tournament in Auckland
Our 9th grade boys team leaves on Friday for their National club tournament, hosted by Three Kings United, in Auckland. They will represent our club and play against some of the best players in this agegroup in the country. This tournament is a great chance to see where we fit in the National football landscape, and gives both our players and coaches an idea of any gaps in our football development and a great chance to identify our needs for the future. It is an awesome opportunity for these players to experience a tournament of this level and we know they will do us proud. Go the mighty Waimak!
The team thanks the local community, and our football families, for supporting them in this endeavour.
Special thanks to the individual team sponsors below.
Congratulations to all of the Prizewinners at our Junior Prizegiving.
A special thanks to all our our coaches, managers, referees, and other team helpers for your work during the season. We truly appreciate the efforts you put in to your teams, and while sometimes it can be a thankless task we hope you have enjoyed the season and are keen to help again in 2015!
Most of the Skills Championships were well contested across all of the agegroups.
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.
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.
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