Waimak United would like to congratulate the following players on their invitation into the Future Pride Academy: Maddy George, Charlotte Roche, Lily Gerard, Freya Lodge-Whitham, and Emma Bainbridge. Well done girls!
This program is very similar to the Premier Youth grades for boys, or former FTC program. The girls will receive quality training, along with extra academy offerings such as testing, nutrition, mental skills etc. This is a great opportunity, and we look forward to watching your progress.
From 2018, Waimak United is implementing a new volunteering scheme, whereby those that choose to assist the club as volunteers, or completing fundraising activities, will receive a direct benefit in the form of CREDITS towards their family subscription/fees balance.
There are a variety of activities from coaching, managing, refereeing, to sausage sizzle duties, and fundraisers such as Hellers Bacon, and weekly raffle boards. We hope to add further opportunities as the season progresses, such as quiz nights, and activities at tournaments we host.
If you have an idea for a fundraising activity you would like to run as part of this scheme please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer for an activity you simply "purchase" your chosen activity and credit in the Volunteering shop. Most activities are on a first in first served basis. Some positions such as coaching, managing, and refereeing specific teams may have multiple applicants and until teams are confirmed we won't be able to confirm the successful candidate, however you should show your interest by completing the volunteer credit purchase form.
Congratulations to the following players selected in the Waimak U17 teams for the Auckland City Football Club National U17 tournament in March
Blair Currie, Macey Fraser, Gabi Rennie, Maddy George, Thais Munoz, Lily Fisher, Johanna Keer-Keer, Emily Keer-Keer, Grace Cross, Madi Silcock, Jaz Ball, Ella Fong, Emma Johnson, Lily Thompson-Hood, Maya Hahn, Amelia Abbott (2 more TBC)
Sam Stevenson, Lorenzo Rosewarne, Chris Rankin, Josh Crook, Daniel Pace, James Price, Jack Hanlon, Ben Whiting, John Gerber, Ethan Hattrill, Luke Pickering, Bailey Hodge, Andrew Walmsley, Bradley Bradshaw, Sam Mason (3 more TBC)
Players should now make their $100 deposit to the following account (please note there was a typo on the original notice!):
WUFC: Westpac Rangiora 03 0674 0240799 00 and use surname as reference
Waimak United would like to congratulate Ian Loo on his selection to
train with West Ham in London next year.
Earlier in the year, Waimak United teamed up with the West Ham United Oceania Academy to host a Player ID Camp. Successful players from that camp which was open to all Mainland players, and other regional camps, were then further invited to attend the West Ham United Oceania Academy National Residential Camp held in Auckland in October 2017.
Players excelling at that National Camp were invited to train with West Ham United in London for a week to be held in March 2018. Our very own Ian Loo was one of only a handful of players from New Zealand invited to join this trip.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Ian, and we wish him all the best for his trip in 2018.
2018 Coaching Appointments and Selection Training Day Info
Waimak United 2018 Selection Process
We are pleased to announce the following coaches for the 2018 season.
Further coaching announcements will be made in due course.
Girls Only Team
Development and Development Plus
10th grade girls – Emma Johnson
9th grade Black – Rebecca Gillett
13th grade Prem – Michael de Bono
11th grade girls – William Fleming
9th grade Red – TBC
14th grade Prem – Shane Verma
12th grade girls – Paul Smart
10th grade Black – Brodie McDonald
15th grade A – Sam Baker
14th grade girls – Karen de Gouw
10th grade Red – Owen Hallmark
17th grade A – Dave Price
18th grade girls - TBC
11th grade Black – Sam Marson
19th grade - TBC
11th grade Red – Mark Reid
12th grade Black – Wayne Lapslie/Grant Woolhouse
12th grade Red – Peter Supyk/Ken Frame
12th grade Gold – Graham Eckardt
12th grade White - TBC
Teams will be selected from selection training days as the new trial process.
For those not selected in the above teams, you will be placed into teams of similar ability to your own where possible. If you choose not to trial at all, then you will also be placed in lower graded teams at the discretion of the FDM.
All players wanting to be considered for selection in the above teams must register, and pay a non-refundable $65 fee. On registration this fee will be transferred and credited to the players subscription.
Some of you will have already read the 2018 Launch documents, and Annual Report that were circulated prior to the AFM, but as there weren't significant numbers at the AGM, we wanted to summarise the key point around the increase in subscriptions and ensure everyone is fully aware of the options.
At the AGM the members agreed to increase Junior subscriptions.
These have increased significantly.
However it is important to note that this is primarily a result of fundraising being removed from the budget, along with reductions in other income areas, and the introduction of a new volunteering scheme.
So from 2018, you can reduce your subscriptions (potentially to lower levels than 2017) by taking part in club fundraising activities and volunteering your time in a variety of roles.
In other words for those that get involved in the club activities, you will receive credits towards your subs.
We aim to circulate a full list of volunteering and fundraising options in the New Year, along with the credits that will be applied.
Also note that First Kicks and Fun Football will move to Friday afternoon/evenings with no games on Saturdays
Mini Football will train on Wednesday afternoons, and and have games on Saturdays
Development Plus grades (9th-12th) will include skill centre sessions in term 1,2,and 3
Development grades (10th -12th) have the option to join skill centre sessions
Premier Youth (13 & 14 A's) replace FTC's run by Mainland Football.
If you have any queries regarding this please contact Ian Fong, Chairman:
or Marcus Deedman, Deputy:
, or admin:
or if your query if on field related contact our FDM Shane:
A further email announcing our 2018 coaches and selection training days will be circulated soon.