The first team is playing at home this Saturday, against Waiuku.
Kickoff is 2:45pm at Riverhills.
Click here to download a copy of the match day programme.
Despite the weather today (Friday 17th May) games for this weekend at present are relatively unaffected.
To view changes for Fencibles teams click here.
Also, please take note of the AFF Wet Weather policy - to view this please click here (goes directly to AFF website)
All training areas at Riverhills Park are open for training. Please watch out for updates during the week.
Pitch 1 is not available to train on at anytime.
A reminder that if you use portable goals to train with it is your responsibility to put them away when you complete your training session.
Other grounds should also be ok to train on but as always please be sensible and stay away from any marginal areas as grounds are needed for junior, youth and senior games on a Saturday.
It is very important that all Fencibles teams do not ignore these notices as it is the club who currently makes the call on ground availability rather than the council and we would like to keep that flexibility available to us.
Junior Draws for the 2013 season are now online.
Click Here to be taken directly to the Junior Draw Page.
In the future, click on the Juniors and then Junior Draws to access this page.
All orders placed as of this morning have been sent to the supplier for distribution.
login to "clubhub member login" (left on website)
use your member login sent when you registered
select "purchases and bookings"
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
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.
Players wishing to Join Fencibles need to register online via the Club Hub system which can be accessed by clicking on the "Clubhub Member Login" quick tab to the left. For registration instructions click on the "Registration" quick tab to the left. New and existing members are welcome.
Junior grade players will be placed into teams once registrations have closed and coaches are in place.
Youth grades normally have trials so it is important that players register ASAP to allow grade conveners to organise the correct number of coaches and trial dates.
Senior players should contact their last season team manager or the senior club captains, mens and womans in the first instance ASAP to indicate your desire to play in the 2013 season.
Our clubhub online gear ordering is now open for new orders.
All purchases must be made online. Please use the credit card option when ordering to assist our volunteers and the order will be filled quicker as it will show immediately as paid.
You must have a valid delivery address on clubhub as gear is couriered to your home.
Please remember that Youth grades only must buy a Fencibles playing shirt.
Now available online
The purchasing of fencibles playing gear (playing shirts, shorts, socks and jackets) is now live online through the clubhub system. Some of you have already noticed this as you registered and have ordered items. Please be aware that until these items are fully paid for they will not be included in a batch to our supplier for completion. If you have already registered and need gear yet to be ordered all you have to do is login to clubhub using your "member login" and select "Tasks" "Purchases and bookings" and make your selections.
Once you have selected and paid for your gear the club will batch your order with others and send it to the supplier who will delivery to your home address. You must select home delivery when you order as this is the only option. There are no additional charges.
We will be selling our normal Lotto brand gear and are pleased to say that we have managed to keep 2013 pricing the same as last season. There are no retail outlets carrying our Fencibles gear.
Also all sessions run by Keith Buzzer Mackay or the Academy will be at Riverhills Reserve at the normal times.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday November 19th between the Auckland Council and the three user clubs regarding operation and shared use of the new artificial turf at Howick’s William Green Domain to be constructed over the summer.
Fencibles United AFC and Bucklands Beach AFC are two of the three user clubs to sign the MoU while the third, Eastern Chiefz Lacrosse, will benefit from summer use of the facility.
The site will have one full size pitch, five junior and youth pitches and training areas designed to align with Whole of Football Plan junior field sizes, with new floodlighting to cover the whole site.
Preliminary work is already underway on strengthening the banks of the main stream running on the corner of Bucklands Beach Road and Pakuranga Road in Highland Park. Work on car parking improvements and then the artificial pitch and lighting is planned for the summer, with hopes the facility will be ready for use at the beginning of the 2013 winter football season.
Fencibles United AFC chairman Wilson Hawes says the new facility has excited the club’s members - the ones reaping the rewards. “This project has only ever been about one thing,” Hawes says, “getting kids playing football."
“With this training facility, both our club and Bucklands Beach will now have around 220 teams able to access a place to train without rain interruption. Players from first kicks right up to first team will get the benefits.
“The turf project is part of the strategy we have to take Fencibles United AFC forwards and along with Bucklands Beach AFC, take east Auckland football forwards as well.”
Aaron Hartley, out-going Bucklands Beach AFC president, says that the club’s members, especially the budding stars in junior and youth football, will take full advantage of the collaborative nature of the project.
“In recent years we’ve been heavily impacted by ground closures at Lloyd Elsmore Park, Rogers Park and Howick Domain so the turf means that we’ll now see the kids out there training and playing right through winter,” Hartley said.
“And once the turf is up and going at William Green, the council can continue the upgrade and maintenance work on our other grounds while the kids can still train on the turf.
“It has been fantastic to work with what you could call a competitor club on the project for the benefit of the whole community and the Howick Local Board has been really proactive in the process.”
As construction begins one of the next steps for both clubs is working together on creating a usage schedule for the turf.
Club team trainings are set to take priority from Monday to Thursday each week while games for the two clubs’ junior and youth teams will dominate the Saturday morning slots. Saturday afternoons will see the turf opened up to host AFF competition matches and games will likely also be scheduled on Friday nights as well as Sundays.
Funding was allocated for the project as one of the early acts of the new Howick Local Board, recognising the dire grounds situation in the area, especially for training facilities for the two football clubs who have grown to have a joint membership of over 2500 players, with both especially strong in junior and youth ranks.
The project, worth $3.5 million, is in addition to a range of capacity improvements through sand carpeting, lighting and drainage currently being considered by Auckland Council and Local Boards across the city.
The total Sports Field Capacity Development project adds over $80 million of winter sports surface improvements over the next 10 years to the existing budget, including 37 more artificial pitches, and creates a total spend of over $160 million, with football set to be the largest beneficiary.
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