Opening day is this weekend - Sunday 29th March at Kendall Park.
There will be merchandise for sale, sausage sizzle, and the shop open in the club rooms.
There will also be a few other activities across the day, such as the blowup pitch and a penalty kicking competition.
There will also be a 2nd hand boot sale. If you want to sell your boots you need to tag them with the following details: name, ph no., address, and price. We will take all care but no responsibility for boots on the 2nd hand table - so make sure you label well. No tag no sale!
All teams have a game in the schedule below. The First Kicks (Junior All Whites) have a training session with our seniors on the turf at 11:30am - so they don't need to assemble in teams.
Coaches who don't have their gear bags yet will be able to collect from the gear shed prior to their game.
Fun Footballers and Mini Footballers need to collect their team shirt/ball at least half an hour prior to their game. These will be available from the clubrooms. You will need to sign for your items. Please note, we have ordered in two shipments
We still have a number of teams without coaches or managers so if you are keen to coach/manage please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can ensure the team is organised on Sunday and someone has collected the gear.
Opening Day Schedule
FIRST KICKS - 30 min session with Seniors on TURF at 11:30am
Please note First Kicks players do not need to be in their teams for Sunday. We are still working through these as we have had an increase of 4 teams, so please bare with us.
FUN FOOTBALL - 20mins each way
M1 on Turf
M2 on Turf
M3 on Turf
M4 on Turf
Ghosts v Beetles
Jets v Cobras
Monsters v Hornets
Phoenix v Raiders
Bears v Rockets
Thunder v Seals
Warriors v Racoons
Galaxy v Giants
MINI FOOTBALL & DEVELOPMENT TEAMS - 20mins each way
We are really keen to improve our refereeing stocks in 2015.
As such the club will pay for members to attend any of the following courses and actively referee for one of our teams or tournaments.
As well as Division One teams requiring referees, and a recommendation for all competition grade teams, we also have a number of club tournaments that members can become a part of by training as referees. This is a great and enjoyable way to be involved in some awesome events. We are keen to have a team of referees to share in this experience.
We encourage youth players to also attain refereeing qualifications as they can referee in the younger tournaments eg 9th grade festival, and Monday Twilight School competitions, as well as gaining a better understanding of the rules.
The Club Based referees qualification (Level 0) is the minimum requirement to referee junior Division One Saturday football.
We would also encourage members to gain their Level One qualification. Under the new Mainland rules all Level One referees will be "carded" and can therefore referee any club game where they are the most qualified referee (home or away). Level One referees will also be able to referee at our National Invitation tournaments at Easter, and July.
The following courses are available:
Level One referees course - ASB Football Park Thursday June 29th, Tuesday 1st, Thursday 7th & Tuesday 9th July (6.30pm– 9.30pm)
Or there is a Level One Referees course available online - where you undertake the course online and complete by attending one evening at ASB Football Park, Tuesday April 28th (6.30pm 10.00pm)
Click HERE to register for the Level One courses and select the one you wish to attend
We have almost finished allocating players to teams, and hope to start emailing team confirmations tomorrow and over the weekend. This is a huge task and unfortunately we can never make everyone happy.
Where we have coaches who have volunteered we will send you some information regarding gear, training etc. Where we don't have coaches we will be emailing teams and asking for volunteers. As with most sports, and certainly a club over 1000 members we rely on parents to coach, and we have a number of ways to support you through coaching courses and resources. So please consider taking on this role. We also need managers for teams to ensure the coaches are supported, and ideally a parent to referee, so that it is a team effort.
Early next week the schedule for Opening Day - Sunday 29th March at Kendall Park - will be out. This is the first opportunity for most teams to get together and have a friendly game against another of our club teams. The First Kicks (JAWS) players will have a special session with some senior players.
Then things get a little messy for our juniors, with school holidays and Easter. The teams playing in the Christchurch competitions begin on 18th April. Then have a weekend off for Anzac Day, and restart in May. Our local North Canterbury under 10's league begin their official season on 2nd May.
So look out for an email confirming your team allocation. We look forward to everyone having their first kick around next weekend.
Due to a lack of registrations the Intro to Junior Coaching courses that was to be on tomorrow night has been postponed. We will offer a new opportunity soon.
Upcoming Coaching Course Registration
The following coaching courses are being held at Maria Andrews in the coming months.
If you are intending to coach we suggest you register for the appropriate course asap.
The club will pay the course costs for our 2015 coaches.
Introduction to Junior Coaching Thursday 26th March 6pm Maria Andrews - ideal for new coaches of First Kicks teams. If you have previous coaching or playing experience we would recommend going straight to the Junior Level 1 course.
To register follow this link and once you have entered your details, select the course you wish to register for:
2015 REGISTRATIONS FOR ALL PLAYERS (Junior & Senior)
Some changes for 2015:
In 2015 NZFootball requires ALL registrations to be completed online. (see below options for those without internet access)
We have set up our registration process slightly differently to accommodate a direct link to both our database and the NZFootball database. Registering online will avoid queues on registration days. We have maintained the option to pay your registration fee online by credit card, or online bank directly to the club account 03 0674 0240799 00 with surname as reference, or drop/post cash/cheque to: WUFC Mega Sports Centre, 138 East Belt, Rangiora.
Under the new NZFootball system we cannot allocate you to a team if you have not registered and non-registered players are ineligible. Team sheets and at ground audits will be randomly performed. We support this initiative as it protects our registered and financial members.
Non-refundable registration fee
We have also introduced a $25 NON REFUNDABLE registration fee as a component to the registration process due to increasing fees and administration costs for players who register and subsequently withdraw. This is not an additional fee, but a portion of the subscription but it is NON REFUNDABLE.
Therefore for 2015 ALL members will register and pay the registration fee in order to trial or be allocated to a team.
Note: there are some agegroups that can choose which grade best suits them - Click HERE for assistance
Once players have been allocated to a team, they will be charged their subscription fee.
To view the subscriptions levels voted for by the membership at the Dec 2014 AGM - click HERE
Initially you will be asked for your email address and password. If you cannot remember your password you can ask for it to be sent to your email. The email address needs to match the one in our system so if you have changed your email address you will need to register as a new player. If you are prompted for a State please enter CA. Once you have registered in our system follow the link to register directly in the NZFootball Goalnet system. (This link will also be emailed to you too if you want to pay online first.) Click the Register to our club for the first time option. There is some basic information that needs to be entered again to confirm your details. Once you have completed the registration in Goalnet, NZFootball will be send the club confirmation so we can add you to the trial listings, or place you on the team allocation roster.
Begin your registration by clicking HERE NOW, or click on the REGISTER ONLINE tab on the main left hand menu.
If you do not have access to a computer or internet you are welcome to attend our registration days on Sunday 15th February 11-1pm Kendall Park, or Monday 16th February 6-8pm Maria Andrews Park. We will have laptops available for your to complete your registration. We will also have eftpos available for payment.
We look forward to your membership in the Waimak United FC clan!
Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury
are looking for more mentors!
Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury matches children ages of 6 through to 18 with mentors in a professionally supported one-to-one relationship.
Our programme matches a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister with a child who could benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a caring adult. Mentors and the young person they are matched with meet a few times per month, for a couple of hours each time, at places and times convenient to both. The two share similar interests, and they spend their time together engaged in activities such as kicking a ball around, watching movies, visiting the museum, cheering on a local sports team or simply hanging out.
Children who spend time with a mentor gain confidence, acquire new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others. Mentors experience a sense of discovery and enjoyment as they see a world of possibilities open up through the child’s eye.
has generously offered to donate $250 for each listing and sale of a property with his business.
Wherein the person mentions the Waimakariri United Football Club,
or identifies themselves as being a member of Waimakariri United Football Club,
or makes mention of the $250 donation, to Chris prior to or at the time of the signing of a real estate ‘Listing Agreement’. Any such ‘Listing Agreement’ will state therein that $250 will be donated to Waimakariri United Football Club upon completion of a successful sale.
Check out the NEW Caps, Beanies, Hoodies, T-shirts Polar Fleece and Polos in the Online Shop. Jackets and bags coming!
LOTS OF ITEMS CAN BE PERSONALISED
Most items are available within a 14 days of order.
Items with extra screening eg names may take a little longer.
To order click on Waimak United Shop listed in the lefthand menu and select the items you wish to order.
There are three options available for delivery
1. Pickup - you pick your order up from the Kendall Park clubrooms, Kaiapoi or Mega Sports Centre, Rangiora*
2. Post/Delivery - your order is posted/delivered to you*
*Each of these services have a handling/postal fee that will vary depending on what you order