Ground closures 07/11/2011 Click here to see if grounds are open or closed for training
fundraiser for our two of our club tournament teams off to Taupo
to represent our club at the McCartney National tournament
Tomorrow (Saturday) 20th September - looks like the weather will hold!
On the new turf at Kendall Park - come and see what all the excitement is about!!
Age groups: $5 entry per player
5-7 years - registrations open at 9:30am - games 10am-12:15pm
9-12 girls only - registrations open at 9:30am - games 10am-12:15pm
8-10 years - registrations open at 12:30pm - games 1pm-3:30pm
11-13 years - registrations open at 12:30pm - games 1pm-3:30pm
Players register as individuals as this is a competition like no other.
Each round the teams are randomly draw and you earn points each round on your team result until we find a winner after 5 rounds.
You don't have to be a footballer to have fun at this mini tournament so why not bring a friend who might like to give it a go. Boots optional as we are on the turf and you can just use sneakers. Shin pads advised.
There will be prizes throughout the morning, and the sausage sizzle will be fired up.
Next weekend is the Mainland Futsal Roadshow and as part of it we will be holding Girls and Womens Workshops. This is a great opportunity for your girls to get put through a Futsal session by the Futsal Whites coach, Scott Gilligan. The details are:
oFriday, September 26th
oGirls have to be 15 and under
oSaturday , September 27th
oGirls/Women have to be 16 and over
To register for either of these events, just click here.
Calling all Waimak players aged 19 and under, are you keen to play in the lotto tournament over Labour weekend this year?
Over the next few weeks we will be running a series of matches against teams to finalise a squad to play in this tournament, are you a KEEN, FIT, POSITIVE footballer who is able to learn fast, take on board new tactics and accept advice and direction from experienced coaching staff?
You must be age 19 or under and available for all 3 days of the tournament, if you are not registered with Waimak Football Club please contact me as we can also select 3 members from other clubs.
The squad of 16 will play up to 8 matches in 3 days, so fitness and attitude are crucial.
Your coaching team will be Andy Ashworth and Steve Tongue, your team manager will be Colin Nolan.
Andy and Steve have coached for many years (too many to count) including National and NZ Premier League Levels. For this team we require coachable players with a high standard of commitment -- DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
We look forward to the participation of players from this years Men's 1st Team, Men's U23 PDL and any of the U18 teams to make up the majority of this team.
Due to the late notice of this tournament entry and given that other teams are in training at present - EG North Canterbury and Waimak Touring Teams, we will be starting with a match on Sunday 27th September U19 v North Canterbury team, so come on and put yourself up for selection We want you all to come along, we have no preconceived perceptions and will be neutral in our selection of this squad, don't think about playing, JUST DO IT.
If you are unavailable for the first game but wish to be considered to play in this ORSUM tournament then you must email either Andy Ashworth -
or Steve Tongue
Cost of this tournament is ZERO !!!!! for all players (what a bonus!)
Lets get out there win and have some fun along the way!
Andy, Steve and Colin.
If you require additional information or advise you can also contact Senior Club Captain Simon Clark (Clarky) 027 929 1509 or
As coach for our Woman's PDL team for the 2015 season, you will report directly to the Senior Woman's Coach and be responsible for recruitment, selection, retention and coaching of the Waimak team for the 2015 season. Additionally you will have a vested interest in assisting with the development of our girl's football from 11th grade through to our senior teams
You will be a positive focussed head coach who is enthusiastic, forward thinking and capable of communicating throughout all levels of the club with the full backing of the WUFC board.
You will have a drive to succeed, and an attitude to work through any challenge that may arise in a continually evolving environment. Previous coaching to a high level is preferred. A NZF Senior Coaching qualification at level 1 is a minimum, or an under taking to complete a course prior to the season starting will be required.
The club's board have identified gaining promotion to the Mainland Premier League in 2017/18 as an important strategic goal for the club, along with helping establish a good support base of players within our junior teams.
For a job description and application form please reply to Ian Fong WUFC Chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org
No applications will be accepted over the telephone
As head coach for our Woman's Div1 team for the 2014/15 season, you will report to the board via the Chairperson, and will be responsible for recruitment, selection, retention and coaching of the WUFC Div 1 team for the 2014/15 season. Additionally you will have a vested interest in assisting the development of our girls football from 11th grade through to our senior team, including the coaching staff.
You will be a positive focussed Head Coach who is enthusiastic, forward thinking and capable of communicating thoughout all levels of the club with the full backing of the Waimak board.
For a job description and application please reply in the first instance to Ian Fong, WUFC Chairperson, email@example.com
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.
The 10th grade boys team attending Nationals in Auckland in October wish to thank all of the people who turned out for their Disco and Quiz Night. It was much appreciated and has contributed significantly to their fundraising efforts.
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.
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