To all members,
The main reason I am humbled and honoured to have been elected this week as the new Chairman of our fantastic club is because of the opportunity to make a difference.
Football is the greatest sport in the world and many thousands of volunteer hours from many passionate people in our club have shaped our history, so the privilege and responsibility of Chairman is something I take very seriously.
Our club is a sleeping giant and we are currently working on finalising the plan to deliver significant change in many areas, on and off the pitch. We will communicate the plan and keep you up to date with the short and long term priorities and share our values and key objectives. We will also ask for your feedback, ideas and expertise in our new sub-committee structure. Whilst we will have specific objectives and targets for different sections in our club it is important that we have a meaningful, inspiring and club wide purpose and vision. Something like this potentially - “To make a positive difference in the lives of all club members through football experiences and to be a vital hub in our community”
I intend to earn respect through sincerity, humility and a collaborative approach to my role and leadership, ensuring our strategy and decision making reflects the very best interests of the club and all its members. The Committee are experienced and passionate and I thank them sincerely for their commitment to Fencibles for 2015. Thank you to 1st Cloud Data Storage, PaknSave Botany, McDonalds, Lotto, Pegasus and all our other sponsors. These partnerships help to build a very important foundation.
I recently refereed a match at William Green Domain between our Under 19 team that were preparing for the Labour weekend Napier tournament. I said the following to the 2 captains prior to kick off to be clear with my expectations and I was surprised at the response from both young captains. I asked them to play hard but fair, to respect my decisions, (the right and wrong ones) and that I would not tolerate foul language. Our captain looked me in the eye with a clear and obvious respect. The opposition captain laughed and mumbled something under his breath…
In my opinion, respect makes the world a better place and I see many great examples of it in our club. As the Committee takes on all the challenges ahead please trust that we will make the best possible decisions. Respect us if we get it wrong or you don’t agree with or understand our decision or direction. Most importantly, respect each other. Every member is a valued member of our club and every member wants something different from Fencibles. If we get all of this right we will achieve something very special, extraordinary results on and off the pitch and truly make a difference.
If you have any questions or suggestions please email me at this address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time
Fencibles United AFC
This communication is to provide members with an update on our progress with both Women’s and Men’s coaching. The Players Committee’s intend to work closely with the Head Coaches and wider leadership teams on a combined Premier and Reserves “one squad” approach as much as practical across Women’s and Men’s. click here to see the full notice
Thanks everyone, Fencibles Men’s and Women’s Players Committees
7aisde draws for thes GIVOVA Summer 7's have been released.
We begin this Wednesday and Thursday at Riverhills Park (Gossamer Dr) with the games kicking off from 6pm.
Draws are current and correct as at 11pm pm 31/10/2014
Changes to these drawers will be both communicated with all teams and reposted, both here on and www.givovasummers7s.co.nz
Draws out now either login to clubhub or goto https://www.clubhubssl.com/red.php?&p=gBBFEN
Summer clubhub player/organiser login goto https://www.clubhubssl.com/red.php?&p=oBBFEN
All grades are now closed and we are working through registrations, emails, final timing, draws etc
Payments are now due for all teams so please go online and pay ASAP please.
Due to increased team numbers the final confirmed playing times and start dates are as follows:
Mondays boys teams =
Starts 3rd November - 22nd December 2014 then restarts 2nd - 23rd February 2015
6th grade 4v4 4-5pm, 7th + 8th grades 4v4 5pm-6pm
9th grade 6v6 6pm-7pm, 10th grade 6v6 7pm-8pm
Tuesdays boys teams =
Starts 28th October - 16th December 2014 then restarts 3rd - 24th February 2015
11th grade 6v6 5pm-6pm, 12th grade 6v6 6pm-7pm
13th-14th 7pm-8pm, 15th-17th grade 6v6 8pm-9pm
Thursdays (Girls only) =
Starts 30th October - 18th December 2014 then restarts 5th - 26th February 2015
6th-7th + 8th-9th grades 4v4 5pm-6pm
10th-11th grade 6v6 5pm-6pm, 12th-13th + 14th-17th grades 6v6 6pm-7pm
Joe Hunn, Justin and Phillip
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/
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
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.......
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
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