Here is a reminder of the Prizegiving schedule for Saturday 6th September at Maria Andrews.
On this day we also have our skills championships. A list of rules and a map of these events will be out later this week. This is a great way for individuals to show the skills they have learned during the season and compete for the coveted Skills Medals.
Coaches are also reminded that this is the gear return day too.
AND we are having a no questions asked gear amnesty. If you have any club gear, player of the day trophies, shirts, etc please return them on Saturday to the gear return area - NO QUESTIONS ASKED! Thanks
Saturday 6th September: 8:30 – 10:30am @ ASB Football Park
Apologies for the early start, but we will be running it slightly different to normal, with the practical component combined with the girls taster session (details above). Candidates will have opportunity to watch the girls taster session to get an idea of the games and techniques to use when working with this age group specifically, with the theory session indoors straight afterwards.
Free to attend – it’s the first step on the coaching ladder and aims to give participants the knowledge and confidence to go out and deliver sessions themselves.
Futsal Taster Session
Wednesday 10th September: 4-5pm @ Catholic Cathedral College
Open to all girls aged between 7-14. Great opportunity to give futsal a try if you’ve never played before
Wednesday 10th September 6:30pm – 8:30pm @ ASB Football Park
This is the first step on the ladder to becoming a referee. The course will take you through the basics in understanding the laws of the game and how to apply them to enable you referee the younger age groups and small-sided formats.
Free to attend: Email
Pride Open Training Session
Wednesday 10th September: 7:30 – 9pm @ASB Football Park
Great opportunity for female coaches to come along and observe a top level coaching session with our national league players.
You will be see how these players warm-up, the type of drills and games that are used to challenge and develop them and take away a copy of the session plans.
Free to attend, to register please email
Girls Summer League Taster
Saturday 13th September: 8:45 – 9:45am @ ASB Football Park
For girls aged 9-12 years old. This hour session will give participants a taste of playing in our girls only summer football leagues which will run on a Monday night starting 13th October. We’ll simply split the participants into teams on the day and get them playing a few 5-a-side matches against one another.
Situation Vacant: Waimakariri United Football Club Head Coach
Waimak United is based 20 minutes north of Christchurch and is in the process of building some of the best playing facilities in the Canterbury region. This includes a new artificial turf located at our Kendall Park grounds. We are 1200+ members strong, from Junior All Whites through to Senior and Masters Teams.
As Head Coach for our Men’s Div 1 team for the 2014/15 season, you will report directly to the Waimak Club board, and will be responsible for recruitment, selection, retention and coaching of the Waimakariri United team for the 2014/15 season. Additionally you will have a vested interest in assisting with the development of the Mainland Foundation Men’s PDL and U18A Squads.
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 Waimak Board.
You will have the drive to succeed, and an attitude to work with any challenge that may arise in a dynamic and continually evolving environment. Previous coaching experience within elite academies and/or clubs is preferred. A NZF Senior Coaching qualification at level 1 is a minimum requirement, or an undertaking to complete this prior to the start of the season is essential. A good understanding of public relations and excellent interpersonal skills are essential in being able to establish and maintain productive and positive relationships, both internally and within the wider community.
The club’s board have identified gaining promotion to The Mainland Premier League in 2016 as an important strategic goal for the club, along with helping establish a good support base of players within our PDL and 18A teams.
The position does come with a remuneration package by negotiation, but the real reward is having the opportunity to help this growing club establish itself as a serious MPL contender.
For a full job description and application form please reply in the first instance to Ian Fong, Waimakariri United Board Chairperson,
No applications will be accepted over the telephone.
Applications close: Friday 5th of September 5pm 2014.
10/11th girls development B, 10th grade girls A, 9th grade Development, 10th grade B, 10th grade A
11th Gold, 11th B, 11th A, 11th girls, 12th Gold, 12th Red, 12th Black, 12th C, 12th B, 12th A
13th grade C, 13th grade B, 13th grade A, 13th grade girls B, 13th grade girls A, 14th grade B, 14th grade A
15th grade C, 15th grade B, 15th grade A, 15th grade girls B, 15th grade girls A, 18th grade C, 18th grade B, 18th grade A
Club Championships include Gladiator (1v1 competition), Penalty Kicking, Fastfeet, Juggling, and Fastest Shot.
The cost to enter these events is $1 per event or $3 for as many as you want. To enter you can buy a band from the canteen for $3 or pay at each event. A map showing the position of each event, and the specific rules for each event, will be available soon.
You must register at each event at the start time on the schedule. There are 5 agegroups. At the conclusion of the event for each agegroup the Championship Medal will be awarded.
The schedule is as follows:
There will also be an event for our keen parents! Entry is $1 for three attempts at the Fastest Shot. This event will run from 12:30pm-1pm and there will be a prize for the winner.
Sausage Sizzle, Canteen, Coffee - will be available.
Our teams travelling to club tournaments may also have other activities and stalls available during the day too. We invite our players and parents to bring a picnic, blanket or chairs, and join us for this super fun day!
Coaches Gear Bags - we are asking all coaches to also return their gear bags and balls on this day to save you having to trip over and store them any longer!!
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