Congratulations to Fencibles Mens first team player Paulo Montino who claimed the 2014 Lotto NRFL Division 2 peoples choice player of the year award for the second year in a row having taken the same award last year. Paulo finished with 31 percent of the overall vote well ahead of golden boot Harry Hillary-Jenkins from Papakura and Stuart Roberts from Oratia who finished second and third. This year over 6000 responses were received for the rewards.
Entries for Seniors 7aside compeitions to be held at Riverhills Park over summer are now open.
Please click here to download all the information on the competition, inluding your entry form and how to pay.
Also a new sponsor of the 7aside has come on board this year, and they are offering a couple of special on team kits for the upcoming competition, to view this please click here.
Please dont forget one of the rules of the competition is that all players within a team play in the same uniform, so why not take advantage of this offer.......
Summer football registrations are now open so please register ASAP. Start date the week beginning October 27th with 8 weeks before Christmas and 4 weeks in February 2015. Cost as last year 4 aside teams $250 and 6 aside teams $350. These are team costs and you can have as many players as you would like, approx $50 per player. Format will be similar to last year, using futsal balls to encourage passing on the ground, 4v4 for 6th/7th/8th grade Boys and 6th-9th grade Girls, 6v6 for 9th-17th grade Boys and 10th-17th girls. Open to club and non club members. Payments also online please. Register either as a team (recommended) or as an individual. Get a parent or winter coach involved or older teams organise it yourself.
All boys rep teams are encouraged to register in a grade above their age grade this year.
There will be a girls only night as per last year planned but Girls teams or individuals can play any night and we are looking at a one year dispensation to allow girls to play down in boys/mixed grades. All plans are obviously dependent on numbers, teams will be allowed on a first registered and paid basis. Only fully paid up teams by labour weekend will be entered into leagues.
New confirmed playing days are for following grades:
Mondays (mixed teams) = 6th/7th/8th grades (4v4 5pm-6pm) 9th/10th grades (6v6 6pm-7pm)
Tuesdays (mixed teams) = 11th/12th grades (6v6 5pm-6pm) 13th-14th/15th-17th grades (6v6 6pm-7pm)
Thursdays (Girls only) = 6th-7th/8th-9th grades (4v4 5pm-6pm) 10th-11th grade (6v6 5pm-6pm) 12th-13th/14th-17th grades (6v6 6pm-7pm)
Justin and Phillip
The Girls only Future Premier Players Programe event, FPPP Session, originally scheduled on Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 at 16:30 has been CANCELLED due to the weather.
Final preparations for the upcoming season, including a rebranding of the 7aside competition held at Riverhills over the summer months, are nearly completed.
Entry forms and further information will be communicated via a number of means in the coming week, once finalised and entry forms are completed (by Friday 12th September).
Like usual a 7 week before and after Christmas format will occur, kicking off Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November.
Fencibles United AFC seek a new senior mens 1st team coach for the 2015 season.
Please click below on the attached job advert for more information and to find out how to submit an application.
This job has been advterised in a number of differenting sporting and media outlets.
Applications close Friday September 26th 2014
McDonald’s have supported junior football around the country through the McDonald’s Skill Zone. At Fencibles United AFC, it's been fantastic to hear from a significant number of coaches that have implemented this program across many junior and youth teams. Coaches have found the program both easy to manage and rewarding to the skill base of their players. Kids have enjoyed it too, as they aim to complete skill challenges to earn Bronze, Silver and Gold sticker awards, resulting in another certificate to proudly pin to their bedroom wall.
Congratulations to those of you that have taken part in the Skills Zone program and we hope it has been another enjoyable component of your football experience at Fencibles United AFC during the 2014 season. For more information on the McDonald's Skills Zone program, please check out the links below.
Learn some key football skills, with two of New Zealand’s rising football stars, Matthew Ridenton from the All Whites and Katie Bowen from the Football Ferns; http://skillszone.co.nz/home
Play the Skills Zone TV Commercial here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxNsgKRlqgk
Online registrations are now open for the Girls only "Future Premier Players Program" held on a Friday afternoon at William Green Domain, Highland Park.
Please use the following link to our website and follow the FPPP notice for full details and to register http://female.fencibles.co.nz/
Register for term 3 and 4 now and receive a discounted rate. FPPP is open to all Girls who want to develop their football, you do not have to be a current Fencibles player so please pass this email on to friends and family. Phillip Hull Youth Girls Club Captain
William Green schedule as at 1st May 2014, please adhere to your times on and off and pitch allocation. Most sessions are only 1 hour. Remember we do not have enough space and times for all teams to train on William Green as we would like but are doing our best. Riverhills is available also. For latest schedule click here
Ground layouts for both William Green Domain and Sir Barry Curtis Park are now available via the club website.
William Green - click here
Sir Barry Curtis - click here
Both files will continue to be found in the 'grounds' tab, under 'The Club' link moving forward also.
IMPORTANT NOTE- If the game after you is NOT a Fencibles team then you are to remove the gear completely from the pitch and bring it back to William Green. No other clubs are to use our gear unless you have been informed by the club prior to the playing day.
Fencibles United AFC kicked off the 2014 season firing on all cylinders after signing a sponsorship agreement with three local McDonald’s restaurants.
The sponsorship, which is split between Ti Rakau 500, Botany Town Centre and Pakuranga McDonald’s, will provide the club with various forms of support, managing annual running costs and increasing fundraising opportunities.
Fencibles Vice Chairman Paul Burns believes the sponsorship will be hugely beneficial to the club and its 1,600 playing members.
CLICK HERE to download and read the full press release
This great new offer is open to club members who may be looking into changing their insurances or mortgages.
All people who undertake a financial fitness check could help benefit themselves and the club.
Services supplied by James Hanley - Registered Financial Adviser - 021 0229 2279
Fencibles gear is still available online. Online Order instructions below
login to "clubhub member login" (left side on the website) Use your member login sent when you registered to login to clubhub
select "tasks" then select "purchases and bookings" then select your items to order and pay online by credit card
Goods will be batched with other orders for sending to the supplier. All orders are then couriered to your delivery address. Please make sure you have your correct delivery address in clubhub, no post boxes. Please also ensure you have a mobile phone number in clubhub encase we need to contact you.
Fencibles Gear at "Meanfeet" - Limited stocks of Fencibles gear including shirts and jackets will be available at the Meanfeet store, 128 Apirana Ave Glen Innes. They also stock a full range of boots, shinpads etc.
Following the Fencibles AGM and after ratification by the elected commitee the fees for Fencibles for Season 2014 are as follows:
Junior $155 per player
Youth $185 per player
Under 19 $225 per player
Seniors $4,080 per team minimum of 16 players
Seniors $300 bond
Should there be any queries to any of these prices please contact your applicable club captain/representative
Junior (5-9) and Youth (10-19) should register using clubhub online registration system. Senior players should contact there manager from last season or the Mens Senior club captain Mike Trelewsky or Womens Senior Club Captain Danna Mandry
Fencibles online registration system clubhub is for new and existing members. Early registration especially in the Youth Grades, will ensure we have your email address for important club updates and trials information for some youth grades.
Online registration instructions:
1. For both new and returning player registrations click the "clubhub member login" on the left of our website home page
2. Players returning and can remember their username and password from last season use it now on this screen. Check and edit your details as required, follow the on screen instructions to complete registration and payment.
3. New players or if you cannot remember your login from last season click (please register me now) and follow the instructions on screen and below.
4. Click (register player)
5. Fill in player registration completing all fields especially the mandatory fields. Each player must have a seperate registration. (continue)
6. Once all required fields are completed successfully the screen will tell you it was successful and indicate the grade of the player. (continue)
7. You can now register a second player if you need to.
8. Once all players are registered you must register a parent (no cost) to be linked to the player. You can register more than one parent or caregiver at this time and is useful if you have more than one email address that you would like club information sent to. (continue)
9. Once all complete (continue) and (ok)
10. Additional volunteer information screen will now come up. We always need helpers to Coach, Share Coach, Assistant Coach or Manage teams so please volunteer. Even if you have limited time to offer then note the details so the conveners know how you can help. (continue)
11. Your outstanding fees will now be displayed and an opportunity to make an additional donation is available (donations over $5 will be deductible on your tax return) (continue)
12. Confirm your registration to add your details to our database (ok)
13. Make payment now using your credit card, our preferred method as it means your payment will be shown against your registration automatically. All other payment methos require additional volunteer administration involvement. Your registration is now complete.
Please click on the links below to read the 2013 Chairman's report presented at the AGM held earlier in December and the 2013 Role of Honour listing our players and teams that achieve higher honours during the last season.
The Annual General Meeting for 2013 was held on Monday 9th December 7.30pm at the Riverhills Park Club Rooms.
Thank you to those members who took the time to come and review the past season and contribute to the future direction of the club.
Robust debate was had on a number of matters and many good suggestions were made from the floor which the new committee will take on board as we move into planning for the new season and beyond.
The committee is always open to new ideas and very keen to have more members contribute to the successful running of the club. Please do not hesitate to contact anyone on the committee or a section club captain if you have a suggestion that will assist the club to run more successfully from a football or financial perspective, however we may also need your help and expertise to implement as the committee is often bogged down with day to day issues that arise.
The 2014 season is going to be exciting for the club with the first full year of utilising our Director of Coaching Roger Wilkinson and the new William Green facility. Planning is already underway as to how we best get support out to our volunteer coaches in 2014, which in turn will help all members in their development as footballers.
Have a safe holiday break and we look forward to seeing you all in 2014.
Mens first team player Paulo Montino claimed the Division 2 honour, finishing with 45 percent of the vote, as his club side missed out on promotion to Division 1 by just two points. Montino finished ahead of Western Springs AFC’s Sam Burfoot (19 percent) and Oratia United AFC’s Stu Roberts (12 percent).
Womens first team player Hannah Wall claimed the Women’s Premier League prize as the former Football Fern finished top of the voting process (17 percent of the vote). Wall, who headlined her team’s effort in reaching the top six of the Women’s Premier League, finished ahead of the likes of Caitlin Campbell (12 percent - Glenfield Rovers), Rebecca Tegg (10 percent - Eastern Suburbs AFC) and league Golden Boot winner Helen Collins (7 percent - Claudelands Rovers
Fencibles United AFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Wilkinson as Director of Coaching at their Howick/Pakuranga based football academy.
To read the full press release click here.
We would like to point out to all members that all Council owned facilities, including open spaces such as parks and sports grounds are required to be smoke free. This includes all areas in the Riverhills and William Green Clubroom facilities (including the outside decks) As we operate on council owned facilities we are required to abide by this ruling and would ask all members and visitors to respect it.
Chairmans Report 2011 -click here
Roll of Honour list 2011 - click here