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Welcome to Waimak Football Club for 2018 football season
Waimak United Football Club
Welcome to the 2018 season
to our new and returning members
 
 
 
ALL 2018 WINTER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - SEE BELOW
 
Postal address: P O Box 545, Rangiora, 7440
Office Ph: 03 327  9518- Office Hours Mon- Fri 9am - 2pm
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12th Grade Development Plus Squad
02/18/2018
Waimak United Football Club is pleased to announce the following...
BOARD UPDATE – 2018 Proposed Fees and Situation Responses
02/12/2018
In accordance with the Waimak United Football Club Constitution Article...
Selection Training days
02/11/2018
Selection Training Days are still on today - Sunday 11th February Selection...
Board Update
02/09/2018
Further to mounting speculation regarding this year’s fees...
Announcement
02/09/2018
It is with great regret that the Club has received the resignations...
Waimak Football Weekly - Edition 3
02/08/2018
Waimak Football Weekly - Edition #3 Click HERE for your weekly...
Sunshine Football - Kendall Park
02/08/2018
Sunshine Football Sunshine Football is a program for players...
Mini Boys Academy 5-8 years and Girls Hub 5-8 Years
02/08/2018
Mini Boys Academy 5-8 years and Girls Hub 5-8 Years    We...
Senior Men's Preseason Tournament 2018
02/07/2018
KITMAN Senior Men's Preseason Tournament 2018 The KITMAN...
Women's Premier Squad Sponsorship
02/07/2018
Women's Premier Squad Sponsorship Waimak United is excited...
Club Based Referees Course
02/07/2018
Club Based Referees Course Mainland Football are running a Club...
Summer Outdoor Futsal Term 1 DRAW
01/24/2018
Summer Outdoor Futsal Term 1 Draw Thank you to the teams who have...
All 2018 Winter Registrations NOW OPEN
01/21/2018
ALL 2018 WINTER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN   LOCKBOX...
Future Pride Academy
01/19/2018
Future Pride Academy Waimak United would like to congratulate...
NEW Volunteering scheme
01/15/2018
NEW Volunteering Scheme From 2018, Waimak United is implementing...
Senior Preseason Training - CCL & WPL Squads
01/08/2018
Senior Preseason Training CCL & WPL Squads   Senior...
Congratulations Ian Loo
12/18/2017
Congratulations to Waimak Footballer - Ian Loo   Waimak...
Waimak United Football Club Annual General Meeting
12/08/2017
Thank You to those who attended the Annual General Meeting For...
Concussion Policy
05/10/2016
Concussion Policy Please find below the link to the Mainland Football...
 
12th Grade Development Plus Squad

Waimak United Football Club is pleased to announce the following players have been selected to be within our 12th Grade Development Plus Squad for the 2018 Season.

Quinn Archer, Harrison Bint, Harry Daer, Regan Frame, Josh Hardy, Astin Hobson, Aidan Lapslie, Geoffrey Le Grelle, Jack Little, Daniel Lough, Max Miller, Rama Naidu, Connor Page, Rico Pradham, Aaron Reavil, Tyla Shaskey, Oliver Shaw, Luke Supyk, Aidan Van Meer, Max Walsh, Charlie Ward, Finn Whitham, Noah Woolhouse, Finn Yardley

Further Teams in this Grade will be announced shortly.

If you have any queries, please contact the Coaches.


by posted 02/18/2018
BOARD UPDATE – 2018 Proposed Fees and Situation Responses

In accordance with the Waimak United Football Club Constitution Article 14:2 (a) the Board notifies all members that a Special General Meeting to be held at 7pm on Wednesday 21 March 2018 (Venue to be advised).  At this Special General Meeting it is proposed to adopt the revised 2018 Fee Structure (see below), Board Nominations and any Remits.

 

With regards to the revised fee structure for 2018 the Board is proposing the following:

  • First Kicks – $95

  • Fun Football – $155

  • Mini Football – $155

  • Development Plus - $195

  • Development 9-12 Grades – $195

  • Premier Youth 13 & 14 Grade – $600

  • Youth Teams 13-19 Grades – $195

  • Senior – $230

  • Senior Social – $3,750 Team Fee

 

  • Academy Development Plus – $80 for Football Season

 

Further to the above the Board would like to thank you all of you for your patience while a review of our subscriptions, finances and volunteer structure has been undertaken.  We know that it has been a frustrating time and thank you for your patience.  Further information will be issued over the coming weeks.

 

In respect of comments made on social media the Board would confirm that to lose any player from the club would be extremely disappointing and is not the Clubs position or intention in any way, shape or form.  We have heard your collective voice on Social Media sites, as well as to Mainland Football and in person and as previously advised the Board has undertaken a full review.

 

Other than comments on fees, the main issues raised were around volunteering and the movement of some grades to a Friday Evening. In respect of volunteering we do appreciate that this and any club of this size and type is built on our volunteers and the comments in respect of the club not having any volunteers were made in a general nature and were not meant to offend our great Coaches, Managers and Referees who do an outstanding job year in and year out at all levels and we apologies for this misunderstanding.  We cannot avoid the fact however that there are issues in respect of volunteering at the club with it becoming more and more difficult to man our weekly fundraisers such as the sausage sizzle and to support any raffles such as the 2017 Mainland Raffle, and events put on as specific team tournament fundraisers and such like.  That money really does make a difference!

 

Further information will follow in respect of the programmes on offer, but all games will be played on a Saturday with Friday evening football having been removed from our 2018 programme.  However, it is the Boards intention to revisit this later in the year with full consultation with the Membership!

 

In respect of the 2018 Volunteering Scheme, some of this has remained in place but if a position for which you have already applied for now no longer exists we will be in contact with you to discuss options. 

 

In closing I know from talking to people that there is a belief within the Membership that we are looking to become an elitist club. We are still a young united club (9 years old) with history in both Rangiora, Kaiapoi and the surrounding regions and yes there are aspirations to grow the club and offer opportunities for players at an elite level.  But this will not be at the cost of other members.  The object of Waimak United remains the same: To foster, promote and administer the game of association football at all levels in the North Canterbury region.  It is the Boards belief that the social part of the club is as important as our development and senior offerings.  Without all of the above there is no pathway to strive to the next level or to continue to enjoy the beautiful game in a more social setting.

 

In the essence of transparency, times will be tough over the coming year and we are not always going to get things 100% right, however the Board has listened and we hope you believe we have heard what you have said.  We are at a crossroads experienced by anything which grows at the rate the club has over the last 9 years, some of the growth has been natural, whist some has been imposed by migration into the region through necessity.  As a club we all need to now pull together to bring back the united community feel. Doing this is not a job the Board can do alone we need the input and assistance of all members and their families, no matter how small. 

 

Thank you again for your patience.

 

Regards

Marcus Deedman

Waimak United Football Club

Board Chairman


by posted 02/12/2018
Selection Training days

Selection Training Days are still on today - Sunday 11th February

Selection Training Days

For 2018 the grading process will change from Trial games to selection Trainings.  This gives coaches/selectors a better opportunity to see where players are at and place them at the appropriate level.  All junior winter football at Waimak United is about developing the players, not winning grades, this is often a by product of successful development. Therefore we are placing importance on players being with other players at a similar developmental stage and performance over winning.

We encourage all players to attend the training sessions.  However if you would prefer to play at a more social level, then you will be placed in a team with players wanting similar football, and where possible, teammates from previous seasons.


This season we do require all players to pre register and pay a non-refundable registration fee of $65.  This is a result of numerous withdrawals after the trial processes in previous season.  This fee will be deducted from your final subscription.  

Selection Training Days Registration Form Here 

Below are the session times:

9th grade Development Plus Mixed 9th/10th grade Development Plus Girls Only 10th grade Development Plus Mixed
Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February
Sign in 8:45am Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in at 10:15am Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in at 10:15am Kendall Park Clubrooms
Training runs from 9-10:30am Training runs from 10:30am-12noon Training runs from 10:30am-12noon
Wednesday 7th & 14th February Wednesday 7th & 14th February Wednesday 7th & 14th February
Sign in 4:15pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 4:15pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 4:15pm Kendall Park Clubrooms
Training runs from 4:30pm-6pm Training runs from 4:30pm-6pm Training runs from 4:30pm-6pm
11th grade Development Plus Girls Only 11th grade Development & Plus Mixed 12th grade Development Plus Girls Only
Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February
Sign in 11:45am Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 11:45am Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 1:15pm Kendall Park Clubrooms
Training runs from 12noon-1:30pm Training runs from 12noon-1:30pm Training runs from 1:30-3pm
Wednesday 7th & 14th February Wednesday 7th & 14th February Wednesday 7th & 14th February
Sign in 5:45pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 5:45pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 5:45pm Kendall Park Clubrooms
Training runs from 6-7:30pm Training runs from 6-7:30pm Training runs from 6-7:30pm
12th grade Development & Plus Mixed 13th Premier Youth and Lower Divs Mixed 14th Premier Youth and Lower Divs Mixed
Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February
Sign in 1:15pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 8:45am Kendall  Turf Changing Room Sign in 10:15am Kendall Turf Changing Room
Training runs from 1:30-3pm Training runs from 9am-10:30am Training runs from 10:30-12noon
Wednesday 7th & 14th February Tues 13th & 20th, Thurs 8th, 15th & 22nd Feb Tues 13th & 20th, Thurs 8th, 15th & 22nd Feb
Sign in 5:45pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 4:45pm Kendall Turf Changing rooms Sign in 4:45pm Kendall Park Clubrooms
Training runs from 6-7:30pm Training runs 5-6:30pm Training runs 5-6:30pm
14th grade Youth Girls Only 15th grade Youth Mixed

17th grade Youth Mixed

Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February Sunday 4th & 11th February
Sign in 11:45am Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 11:45am Kendall Turf Changing Room Sign in 1:15pm Kendall Turf Changing Room
Training runs from 12-1:30pm Training runs from 12-1:30pm Training runs 1:30-3pm
Tues 13th & 20th, Thurs 8th, 15th & 22nd Feb Tues 13th & 20th, Thurs 8th, 15th & 22nd Feb Tues 13th & 20th, Thurs 8th, 15th & 22nd Feb
Sign in 4:45pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 4:45pm Kendall Park Clubrooms Sign in 6:15pm Kendall Park Clubrooms
Training runs 5-6:30pm Training runs 5-6:30pm Training runs 6:30-8pm

 

Please note the 18th grade girls have changed to training alongside the WPL/CWC on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 6pm at Kendall Park.

19th grade boys -  Please complete an expression of interest to play 19th grade boys - click here


by posted 02/11/2018
Board Update

Further to mounting speculation regarding this year’s fees and other matters following the last Board Update on 31 January 2018, the Board would like to confirm to all members that your concerns have been heard and serious discussions and work have been happening in the background to bring matters to as swift a conclusion as is possible.

We hope that you understand that to undertake a full review takes time.  We too have children affected by the decisions we are making and as such we fully appreciate that there is uncertainty around things at this moment.  The Board can confirm however that changes to the fee structure have been discussed at signifcant length and subsequently changes are in the process of being made.  These will be released in a statement by the end of day Monday 12 February 2018 at the latest with further information to follow during the course of next week.

We thank you for your continued patience on this and ask that you bear with us just a little longer until the statement is released.

Regards

Marcus Deedman

Board Chairman


by posted 02/09/2018
Announcement

It is with great regret that the Club has received the resignations from the following people from either the Board or its employ.

  • Ian Fong – Board Chairman
  • Paul Smart – Board Member
  • Jess Foster – Board Member
  • Pam Fraser – Operations Manager
  • Angela Fletcher – Financial Officer

The Waimak United Football Club Board on behalf of the membership sincerely thanks the above for their services to the club over many years and wish them and their families all the best for their future endeavours.


by posted 02/09/2018
Waimak Football Weekly - Edition 3

Waimak Football Weekly - Edition #3

Click HERE for your weekly news round up

 


by posted 02/08/2018
Sunshine Football - Kendall Park
Sunshine Football

Sunshine Football is a program for players with developmental disorders such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and 
Down Syndrome.  

We are starting up Sunshine Football again this year, and are working at securing and indoor venue to run over terms 2 & 3 as well. It is FREE to attend, and will be run by our fantastic coaches again.

Term 1 will be run at Kendall Park in Kaiapoi, starting on Friday 23rd February at 4.30pm and running to 5.30pm and will end on the 13th of April. 

Please pass this message around as we are hoping to get bigger numbers this year! To register, please email 
Shane: Waimakfdm@outlook.com

by posted 02/08/2018
Mini Boys Academy 5-8 years and Girls Hub 5-8 Years

Mini Boys Academy 5-8 years and Girls Hub 5-8 Years 

 

We are running the Academy and girls Hub for 6 weeks commencing on Tuesday 27th February 2018 4-5pm at Kendall Park

The cost for the Academy is $45 including a shirt for first time players and the cost for the Girls Hub is FREE as this is funded by Sports Canterbury.

 

Click on the appropriate link below

mini boys academy 5-8 years

girls hub 5-8 years


by posted 02/08/2018
Senior Men's Preseason Tournament 2018

KITMAN Senior Men's Preseason Tournament 2018

The KITMAN senior men's preseason tournament begins thiweekend - 10th February - at Kendall Park.

12 teams are competing this year, and games will be played in two timeslots of 1pm and 3pm.

Click here to see the draw

We look forward to some early season action on the park, and want to say a huge THANK YOU to the Mainland Referees Association for providing the referees.

Come down and support "The Mak" boys this week as they take on Universities on the TURF at 1pm.

 


by posted 02/07/2018
Women's Premier Squad Sponsorship

Women's Premier Squad Sponsorship

Waimak United is excited to announce the Women's Premier League Squad Major Sponsors for 2018

Heartland Bank, Solcor, and The Zone ARA.

We are extremely grateful for the support these businesses are providing our Senior Women's squad,

and we look forward to building a strong partnership.

 

         

There are still plenty of opportunities for sponsorship within the club, including our $120 Match Day Program Sponsorship, so if you are interested please contact Amy: waimakmarketing@outlook.com


by posted 02/07/2018
Club Based Referees Course

Club Based Referees Course

Mainland Football are running a Club Based Referees Course at Kendall Park, on Wednesday 28th March 6pm-10pm.

This is a FREE course, and introduces participants to basic refereeing and the Laws of the Game.

This is the minimum requirement for members volunteering to referee teams in Mini Football through to Youth Grades in the Mainland Competition.

Click HERE to register


by posted 02/07/2018
Summer Outdoor Futsal Term 1 DRAW

Summer Outdoor Futsal Term 1 Draw

Thank you to the teams who have signed up for Summer Futsal on the turf at Kendall Park

And once again thank you to our referees who have volunteered this term

Here is the full draw for term 1


by posted 01/24/2018
All 2018 Winter Registrations NOW OPEN

ALL 2018 WINTER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

 

LOCKBOX STORAGE First Kicks - skills program for players turning 4-6 years - click here for information

Fun Football - skills program for players turning 6-8 years - click here for information

First Kickers and Fun Kickers - game day for players turning 4-8 years - click here for information

Mini Football for players turning 8-10 years - click here for information

Development and Development Plus for players turning 9-12 years - click here for information

Youth and Premier Youth for players turning 13-19 years - click here for information

U19 boys - Please complete an expression of interest to play 19th grade boys - click here

Senior Options including Senior Women's WPL/CWC squads, Senior Men's CCL/Reserves squads, 

Social Men's (Masters and Lower divisions) and Sunday Women's social leagues  - click here

 

If you have queries about the 2018 season please use the following contacts - Facebook is no longer an appropriate channel for questions as there is a lot of misinformation amongst the comments.

FOR QUERIES REGARDING WHAT THE PROGRAMS ABOVE OFFER EMAIL: waimakfdm@outlook.com

FOR QUERIES REGARDING PAYMENT PLANS, ASSISTANCE FOR HARDSHIP OR MULTIPLE PLAYERS COMPLETING SCORCHING GOAL APPLICATIONS EMAIL: waimakfinance@outlook.com

FOR QUERIES REGARDING THE VOLUNTEERING SCHEME OR A GENERAL ENQUIRY EMAIL: waimakunited@xtra.co.nz

 


by posted 01/21/2018
Future Pride Academy

Future Pride Academy

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.

 


by Operations posted 01/19/2018
NEW Volunteering scheme

NEW Volunteering Scheme

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. 

Some conditions apply - see here 

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: waimakunited@xtra.co.nz

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.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE VOLUNTEERING CREDIT SHOP

More items to be added soon


by posted 01/15/2018
Senior Preseason Training - CCL & WPL Squads

Senior Preseason Training CCL & WPL Squads

 

Senior Men's Canterbury Championship League/Reserves Squad Preseason Training

Tuesdays and Thursdays starting 16th January - 7pm Kendall Park

 

Senior Women's Premier/Canterbury Womens Championship Squad Preseason Training

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays starting 29th January - 6pm Kendall Park


by posted 01/08/2018
Congratulations Ian Loo
Congratulations to Waimak Footballer - Ian Loo
 
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.

by posted 12/18/2017
Waimak United Football Club Annual General Meeting

Thank You to those who attended the Annual General Meeting

For those who didn't please consider reading this email and the documents below to ensure you are fully informed for the 2018 season.

The minutes of the meeting can be found HERE

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.

 

Thank you and enjoy the festive season

Waimak United Board

 

The Meeting Documents can be found below:

Minutes of the Previous AGM (December 2016)

Remits received

Nominations for the Board - 2 vacant positions

Annual Report 

Launch of 2018 products 


by posted 12/08/2017
Concussion Policy

Concussion Policy

Please find below the link to the Mainland Football Policy on Concussion and Management of Concussion, that clubs have agreed to put in use.

Coaches, managers, and team first aiders, are asked to read and understand the implications for players suffering concussion.

It is also a valuable resource for parents to read, in order to understand team management decisions.

Mainland Football Policy for Concussion Management

 


by posted 05/10/2016
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