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10 July Go to the Awakeri School web site for some cool photos of the game between the lunchtime World Cup winners Uruguay (led by Elijah Wetting) and the Awakeri Teachers.
8 July First loss of the season to 9th grade Magic, a 6 - 5 loss for 11th grade Panthers, a Seth Rowlands hat trick in the 8th grade, Cullen Brown doing the splits after scoring, a late winner for Ninjas. Lots of action in the last round before the holiday break. Read the report.
30 June Plenty of great football on tv with the World Cup in Russia, and some pretty good games on the field today. Only the 8th grade Mustangs won in the competitive grades. Hat tricks to Addison Whiteman and Harry Davidson in their 6th grade games. The report.
25 June Frosty games on Saturday, but some good matches.Two wins, two losses and a draw in the competitive grades. Here's the report.
17 June Some very good results yesterday and good to see quite a few defenders being recognised by being named players of the day. An 11th grade hat-trick to Kaleb Grindrod as Ninjas opened the top section with a win. Awakeri Magic kept their unbeaten season rolling with another hard fought win. Great to see Jade Mahy back, her injury was not as serious as first thought. She scored a goal for Mustangs to celebrate! Read the reports.
13 June The new split 11th grade league draw is out. You can see it all here under Draws (opens in new tab).
9 June Lots of wins, including first wins of the season for 11th grade Panthers and 8th grade Athletic. A nasty knee injury to 8th grade star Jade Mahy put a damper on things. All the best Jade, hope to see you back on the pitch in the future showng that determination and fearless play of yours.
27 May Fun in the mud yesterday! Ninjas had a high scoring game, Ben Peat got seven, including another one from a corner. Magic and Mustangs continued their unbeaten seasons so far. Max Mead scored a hat trick in the 6th grade. Here are the reports. There is no junior football this coming Queen's Birthday weekend.
23 May Kawerau have entered another 8th grade team, so there is no bye in the 8th grade now. This Saturday Mustangs play them at Kawerau at 10am.
20 May An average of over 8 goals a game in the older age groups! The best game was in the 9th grade, a 4 - 3 win for the Magic against Ohope, courtesy of an Ollie Peat hat trick. Ollie Fort scored a header from a corner in the 13th grade, while Addison Whiteman scored a 6th grade hattie. Read the reports.
16 May A schedule of games for the season will be given out to players in the 8th and 9th grade teams tomorrow. Please ask your child for it!
13 May Some tough first round games this week. Luckily the rain stayed away till later. Wins to 9th grade Magic and 8th grade Mustangs, with some other top efforts against strong teams. Here are the reports.
8 May. Finally!!! The draws are out! You can find them on the Waibop website, under Draws.
6 May All teams seemed to get off to a good start at Bay Day yesterday. The weather was great, and lots of people enjoyed the chance to play some football and watch everyone playing some football too! Reports in from two teams:
11 April Enrolments have closed. Team lists are being given out at school this week. We are looking for a coach for one 6th grade team (kids turning 6 this year). Many thanks to those who came to our AGM.
Whakatane Holiday Fun Football
Coaching Courses: There are two Introductory courses coming up: one this Friday evening, the other Tues 8 May. Here is the link to register for this Friday's one. Here is the link to register for May 8th.
23 February To enrol... Click on this link (opens in new tab).
21 February 2018. Happy New Year Awakeri Football people! Look out for enrolment forms being given out at school on Monday.
5 October The team photos are now on the Team 2017 page. If you want a bigger file sized photo for printing, please contact Barrie
26 September The break up day went very well. We were blessed with fine weather. There were lots of fun games, lots of nice food (thanks Kiri and Andrea for all the cooking) and the prize giving was done well. If any players did npt get to the prize giving, they should see Mr Hawkes and get their team photo & certificate. A big thank you to Jo Britt and Kate Robbie for printing all the team photos. Check out our Honours Board to see who got the sportsmanship trophies. You can also spot the names of some of our coaches and parents of current players!
15 September Invitations were given out to children for our break up. In case you haven't got yours...
2 September What stink weather. Ou fields are closed today. Sadly no football at Awakeri.
28 August The latest game reports... inludes Awakeri Magic finishing the 8th grade season undefeated. Well done Iona and Rod and Magic and Issy!!
22 August Club meeting this Sunday, 7pm at school. Coaches and other interested people please attend. To discuss: how the season went, our break up day, awards... We have entered a 7th grade team in the McDonalds Tournament in Rotorua on Sat 30 September, managed by Debbie and Ross Rowe.
20 August Big wins, big losses and a draw. Kaleb Grindrod scored seven in his 9th grade Avengers 8 - 2 win. Ollie Peat scored five in his 8th grade Magic win. In the 7th grade, Jacson Heal scored a hat trick in a game too. Here is the report.
13 August Ninjas have a top of the table draw, Avengers a tight win and unbeaten Awakeri Magic continue their merry way. Here are the reports.
6 August Good wins on Saturday to the Ninjas, Avengers and Magic, with the Magic's 8th grade game a thriller 4 - 3. Kaleb Grinrod scored a hat-trick for Avengers. Good battles in the Junior Framework too. The report.
4 August The new and hopefully final draw is out for the 11th grades. Ninjas are at home at 9am tomorrow, to Whakatane Hawks. United are also at home, to Kutarere (again) at 10.30am. Go Awakeri!!
1 August. Here are the photos!
30 July Watch out for some nice photos from Awakeri football on Saturday coming soon! Our reports.
28 July Awakeri's teams are raring to get back into action tomorrow. The weather looks good (might be cold on the feet for the early games!). A reminder that the Tuck Shop is open at Awakeri Events Centre each Saturday morning for the football. Hot food and drinks! Say thank you to Katy and Christian Wetting for this, it is all their own initiative to try and support the events centre, as well of course to provide a welcome service to the players, families and spectators. Come back and watch Plains Rangers in the afternoon, 2pm against Ngongotaha. You might even get to see Mr Johnstone play!
9 July Some good results in the last football before the holiday break. Ninjas, Avengers and Magic all had wins. Here's the report. Summer did feature in Friday's Beacon and some cool video footage is available on the Beacon web site.
3 July Many thanks to Primogrow who are now sponsoring the 11th grade Ninjas team. Superior Excavation sponsor Athletic and SLH sponsor Warriors. If any other businesses wish to sponsor a team, contact Barrie.
2 July Awakeri Magic carried on their unbeaten season in the 8th grade. Ninjas produced their best ever team effort in a 9 - 3 win in 11th grade, and 13th grade Warriors had a good win too. Sickness meant some teams had no subs. Here's the report.
28 June The Beacon was here today, doing an article on Summer Jones in a series they are doing on young sports people. Summer, who plays football for Miss CT's team Awakeri United, was interviewed, videoed and photographed. The article should be in Friday's Beacon next week, with more footage on their website. Here are a couple of photos of the session:
25 June Only one Awakeri team got to play yesterday. The Ninjas beat Ohope Pirates 8 - 4 in the 11th grade, with Julien Horn Christensen player of the day. Julien played with heaps of energy.
23 June Awakeri's fields are closed tomorrow (Saturday), so no games at Awakeri. Also, the junior framework at Warren Park is cancelled. Listen to Radio 1XX for other possible ground closures.
18 June Both Awakeri United and Panthers had their first wins of the season yesterday. Awakeri had five wins out of the six competitive teams. Tejay Robinson and Kaleb Grindrod both scored 4 each for Avengers. Here is the report.
12 June The Federation have changed some kick off times without telling us they were doing so. Seems to affect the 9th grade only. The kids will hopefully get a new sheet later this week. In the meeantime, the games can be checked on the Federation web site. http://www.waibopfootball.co.nz/, look under fixtures.
10 June Some great contests, a brilliant headed Ollie Fort goal from a set move corner for the 11th grade Ninjas. It was a 4 - 6 scoreline. Four goals to Jade Mahy in the 7th grade. A penalty in the 13th grade after Kieran Butler was taken out in the box. Glorious sunshine... Here are the reports.
8 June It looks like the 8th grade draw is now sorted for the next while. The full draw is on the WaiBop web site. This weekend Awakeri Magic are away to Whakatane Makos, at Rex Morpeth at 9.30am
2 June Want more football skill? Here are details of the Skills Development Open Programmes in Whakatane:
Whakatane Skill Centre Open
Are you a keen Goalie?
July Holiday Programme
27 May Awakeri's fields closed for junior football today. Junior framework at Warren Park also off. Listen to Radio 1XX for other field closures.
24 May Grading games for this weekend:
21 May Wow some high scoring games on Saturday. Awesome to see all those Awakeri Soccer hoodies around the place. A sea of blue. Great work Kiri Carter. Also impressive to have the Events Centre Tuck shop operating, lots of customers. Great work Katy Davidson! Kobi Wetting-Davidson had a very good day, scoring five goals in his 11th grade game. Isaac Clements and Jacson Heal also scored hat tricks well done! Here is the report.
17 May The draw for the 8th and 11th grades grading round is out...
14 May Some of Awakeri's teams were lucky enough to play yesterday, some had games postponed due to field conditions. In the 11th grade Awakeri Ninja's had a good win against Plains, as did Magic in the 8th grade. All the 7th grade teams played in a rather wet Warren Park! Read the reports. Katy's Events Centre Tuckshop had its first opening day and did well, with hot chips coffees etc being appreciated.
12 May With the weather looking dodgy, a reminder to listen to Radio 1XX in the morning for cancellations. A decision will be made about Awakeri's fields soon after 7am. In the older age groups, home clubs are responsible for deciding whether their fields are playable. In the younger age groups coaches can communicate with their opposition to se if they will play their games.
10 May Soccer this weekend
Soccer Games schedules: 9th and 13th grade players will be given games schedules at school tomorrow.
12 April With school being closed for the last few days of the term, some team lists have not been given out. We will email out team lists in the next couple of days. Today an email went out to all email addresses in our players' list for this season about hoodies. Quite a few people expressed interest in having Awakeri FC hoodies. Kiri Carter has organised them, many thanks Kiri. Kiri is our new secretary, Andrea Whiteman treasuerer, Mike Johnstone vice president. A huge thank you to our outgoing officers - Louise Paulsen, Kate Robbie and John White. Here is the president's report from the AGM.
10 April We have 10 football teams this year. We have got coaches finalised for all but two teams. We are still trying to find someone to commit to coaching one of our 9th grade teams and one of the 11th grade teams. The 9th grade team lists were given out today. Last week all 11th graders were given a team list but noone has been forthcoming. If you are interested in helping out in either of these age groups, please contact Barrie Hawkes, either at school, or by email or phone 0274637791.
19 February 2017 Happy new year everyone! Registrations are just around the corner. Our fees have gone up to $50 per player, with a $100 family maximum. Look out for a registration form probably on Monday 27 Feb. They will be given out at school and will also be available from the school office. We are just waiting for the Federation to get the new season registration forms finalised online before we give out the notices.
26 September 2016 Awakeri held a very successful break up and prize giving on Saturday. There was a good turn out for the first day of the school holidays. There were some fun games with parents before the prize giving. Many thanks to departing 13th grade coach and vice president John White for organising the games. Awards were made to the club sponsors, district rep players and then came the team awards. Each player received a participation certificate and team photo (many thanks to Kate Robbie for sorting, naming and printing all the photos). A special coach's award and sportsmanship trophy was presented for each team. The Warriors were presented with the 11th grade champions trophy. Afterwards there was a shared lunch. A big thank you to Louise Paulsen for organising the barbecue. Check out the Honours Board for the trophy winners and rep players.
11 September Congratulations to the Awakeri Warriors, the 11th grade league champions after a tough 1 - 0 win on Saturday against Ohope Bluefins.
4 September A few good wins, in most teams' last games of the season. 11th grade Warriors have title deciding match next Satrurday against Ohope, 9am at school. Come and support Awakeri! Here's the report.
28 August Tough games, crucial results, one week of the season left. Go Awakeri! A hat trick to Milan Laurent in the 8th grade as all-girls Panthers have a 6 - 0 win. The report.
21 August A first win of the season for 11th grade Awakeri Mud Dawgs. Well done LJ and team! Good tough games for many other teams and a few Awakeri match ups in the 6th grade. Here is the report.
15 August If you want to see some exciting local football, Plains Rangers are having their 25th jubilee this weekend at Awakeri. At 12.30 Plains Rangers women play Ngongotaha and at 2.30pm Plains Rangers men play Whakatane. Both games should be very entertaining and competitive.
14 August Awakeri Panthers first win of the season in 8th grade! Well done girls! Here are the reports.
10 August A good effort by the Warriors on Sunday at the 11th grade tournament in Whakatane. Report from Christian:
7 August Ouch. No wins, one draw and the rest losses for our competitive teams yesterday. Warriors had a draw. Read the reports.
1 August Half of Awakeri's team got to play on Saturday. Warriors had their first loss in the 11th grade. Ninjas and Avengers had big wins. Lucien Horn-Christensen, Patrick Jones and Joshua Spalding scored hat tricks. Here is the report.
29 July Sadly the rain has continued. Awakeri's fields are closed to junior football tomorrow. Teams playing elsewhere had better listen to Radio 1XX in the morning for cancellations.
26 July Football is back on after the holidays. Let's hope the weather is kind, the fields can dry out and we can play!!
11 July Some teams played and some didn't. Well done to Warriors who stayed top of 11th grade with a close win. The reports.
3 July A frosty but fine morning. Mud Dawgs played in conditions that suited their name! Some very exciting games, including Ninjas being held to a draw, a 4 - 4 draw for Mud Dawgs and Alex Whiteman scoring a 7th grade hat trick. Bradley Burr was great in goal for a half then scored two in the second half for the Warriors. The reports.
29 June Both 11th grade draws have been changed. Players will be given out a new games schedule this week at school. Watch out for it so you know where the games are! The fields are closed, so no training this week please.
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26 June More wins than losses yesterday. A few local derbies in the younger age groups. Ben Davey-Emms scored a four goal hat trick in 13th grade and Alex Whiteman scored four in a 7th grade game. Ollie Fort did a bicycle kick in 11th grade and Katie Mahy scored from 25 metres! The reports.
20 June Quite a few wins on Saturday, with the Warriors getting off to a good start in 11th grade 1st division. Sam East scored four. Ben Peat scored a 9th grade hat trick. Read the reports. The new 11th grade games schedules will be given out at school tomorrow.
15 June The new 11th grade draw is out. The Warriors have been put in division one and the Mud Dawgs are in division two. The Thunder have been removed out of the league, due to a shortage of players. Keen Thunder players can probably get a run with the Mud Dawgs.
24 May Here's the 11th grade grading games for this Saturday:
15 May All Awakeri teams did well in their games on Saturday. Some were very high scoring. Patrick Jones scored five, Jon Tiwha-Smith 4, Elijah Wetting-Davidson 4, Sam East 4, Rhys Robertson 3 and in the junior framework Jackson Heal scored 8 (in three games) and Josh Spalding 4. Here is the report.
9 May Junior framework for 6th and 7th grades does start this Saturday at Warren Park ar 9.30am. Please be there at least 10 minutes before that. If weather is doubtful listen to Radio 1XX.
8 May Bay Day was a big success, with all of Awakeri's teams involved. Children should be given their games schedules (for the next few weeks) tomorrow or Tuesday at school , if they are in 8th, 9, 11 or 13th grades. Watch out for them.
3 May It the start of the season!!
26 April All of our teams have been entered in the Bay Day tournament at Whakatane 7th May. Details will be posted on this web site and your coach will have them too.
14 April All teams have now been sorted. Thank you very much to LJ Du Toit and Neil Bragg who have offered to help out with 11th grade. All teams are now go! There are still a few players who haven't paid their fees. Can these please be paid to Kate Robbie at school, or to our bank account
12 April Most teams have now been finalised, and coaches found with varying amounts of arm twisting. Team lists have been given out at school this week, with 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys coming out tomorrow (apart from 11th grade who have the trial tomorrow and then we will still be searching for a couple of co-coaches for 11th grade). As it says on the team list, the first games are Saturday 7th May, which is the annual Bay Day tournament in Whakatane. Coaches will contact you about mid-week practices. Start having some kick arounds at home! There are spaces for a number of sponsors if any businesses want to donate us $200 to have a team named for them.
7 April Registrations / enrolments are now closed as we sort out teams. Many thanks to our 124 players for registering.
30 March Many thanks to those who attended our AGM / first meeting. From the meeting, the elected positions remain the same, with secretary Louise Paulsen doing her final year in the job. Click here to read the president's report for the year.
20 March All welcome to our club's AGM tomorrow (Monday) evening, 7.30pm in room 14 Awakeri School. Don't be confused with the BOT meeting the same night! There will be an up to date list on enrolments at the meeting. Intending coaches please attend.y now you should have registered if you want to play this season!!! Be aware that payment is separate to registration!!
8 March Enrolments to play for Awakeri are going well. To enrol, you MUST register online, using this link: Click here to enrol. Please choose the option I am registering to this club for the first time. Make sure you click confirm when you are done!! If you haven't got an email back to confirm the registration please try again.
What is the Skills Development Centre?
27 January 2016 Check out this compelling Save The Nix video made by a genuine good dude Australian. You might even recognize someone in it.
10 October Here are some photos of our successful break-up day. Thanks Pete Olifiers. Nice article and photos in the Beacon on Wednesdsay as well.
28 September Good luck to Awakeri players Cody Cook, Ben Olifiers, Kevin Paulsen, Ethan Patterson (and Campbell Forsyth) who are playing for EBOP in the famous Weir Rosebowl tournament at St Peters in Cambridge from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October. Go boys!!
27 September Our break up day was fun yesterday (much better than the rain and wind of recent years!) Everyone got stuck in and played games for an hour, then the awards, certificates and photos were handed out and then a shared lunch. Check out our Honours Board.
19 September If your child didn't bring home an invitation to the break up day on the 26th September, see Mr Hawkes for one. Team photos on our Teams 2015 page.
13 September Last games of the season: Just a few teams playing:
10 September Football in the holidays: to register for any of the programes, please visit our website:
Here is all the info:
2. Programme: ASB Fun Holiday Programme
3. Programme: Futsal
4. Programme: Goalie training sessions
5. Beach Football games in Ohope Beach
For more info: Contact Juan Bautista Propato, Phone 021 807 634 or 07 211 7365
31 August While 6th grade Awakeri Athletic lost their unbeaten run this season, 8th grade Awakeri Ninjas continued theirs! Hat tricks to Ben White, Jon Tiwha-Smith and Kobi Wetting-Davidson. A second win of the season for 11th grade Dragons was a highlight. Here's the report and here are some nice action shots from Awakeri Phoenix 6th grade team..
28 August Well done to the 13th grade Comets who pushed undefeated league leaders Whakatane Intermediate Foxy Feet all the way in a 3 - 2 loss after school yesterday. Here's John White's match report of the catch up game:
24 August We have a club meeting this Wednesday at school at 7.15pm. Agenda includes our break-up / prize giving day, how the season has gone, team photos, etc. Interested people welcome.
23 August Some excellent games yesterday, and tight results. Warriors move up to 2nd with a win at Opotiki, Comets went down 7 - 5!! Hat tricks to Kevin Paulsen, Alex Whiteman and Aramia Hanlen. Lilly Du Toit scored as well! Here are the reports.
17 August Well done to Awakeri Warriors who entered in the John Horsborough 11th grade tournament yesterday. Warriors drew one & lost two in the tournament. They did not make the top four teams and missed out on the semi finals. Papamoa Cobras (who were unbeaten) won the final against Whakatane Phoenix. Here are some action shots of 11th grade Warriors and 9th grade Aces in action recently.
16 August Some tough close battles in the older grades, two big wins in the 8th grade and the junior framework was called off. Hat tricks to Sophie Growden, Kaleb Grindrod (4) and Kobi Wetting Davidson (4). Funniest sight, 13th grade keeper Ben Olifiers crawling across his goal line through the mud puddles to dive on a rebound that bounced a couple of metres away! Here are the reports.
9 August Warriors had that rare thing, a draw. Most of our games seem to have big scorelines. Comets had their best game of the season with a good win at Opotiki, hat tricks to Tom Kloppenburg and Kevin Paulsen. The reports.
1 August. Lots of goals! Here's the report. It includes a great 6th grade match between Phoenix and Athletic, hat-tricks to Tom Kloppenburg, Jamie Julian & Michael Griffiths.
25 July Hooray football's back on!!! That seemed to be the theme of Saturday's games. Ninja's and Athletic remain unbeaten so far this season. Alex Whiteman, Arran Dominick, Zoe Laurent all had their shooting boots on, and Keighly McNeil scored an 11th grade hat trick. Here are the reports.
30 June The WaiBOP web site now has results and points tables posted on it for 13th and 11th grades! At last!! Now, after weeks off for the Under 20 World Cup and postponed games, we have three weeks off for the holidays!
29 June 7th grade Panthers now added to the report.
July ASB Fun Holiday Programme
Programme: ASB Fun Holiday Programme
28 June A number of shared players of the day, some great goals, teams showing what they'd been practising, were all features of Saturday's games. We won't mention the 11th grade Warriors first loss for ages! An Ethan Patterson hat-trick was special in the 13th grade. Three goals from corners in 8th grade Ninjas effort, etc. Read the report.
14 June Awakeri's teams continue to do well. Four teams are unbeaten so far, but more importantly, it is great to see players putting things from practice into their game play. Despite being unwell, Tyler Wardlaw managed to score four goals in 6th grade. That's the spirit! Here are the reports.
1 June After last weekend's bad weather, everyone enjoyed playing on Saturday. Here are the reports.
17 May Wins, draws, losses! It was all there. The junior framework for 6th and 7th grades got off to a great start too. Ollie Peat scored 8 goals! Read the reports.
13 May Sets of posters and certificates arrived today for each player and team. Coaches will be given them next week to hand out to their players. Emily Julian is pictured on the posters and certificates! Great to have Emily's image given out all over the country, no doubt to be hung up in lots of people's homes!
10 May Lots and lots of goals yesterday in the first league games. Many for us, and many against us! A number of hat tricks, including to Sophie Growden and Tom Kloppenburg. The 8 - 6 win for 8th grade Awakeri Avengers was the closest result! Read the report. Savannah Stewart was named player of the day for her 11th grade team. Why? For hitting a car with one of her kicks!
4 May Tomorrow players from 8th to 13th grades should get their games schedule for the next few weeks. It will be given out at school.
3 May Sounds like our teams enjoyed Bay Day yesterday and had a fair amount of success. Reports in from:
23 April Yay we now have coaches or managers for all teams. Many thanks to those who had their arms twisted! There is a coaches and managers meeting this Monday at 9am. Sorry no sleep in!!
20 April Team lists will be given out tomorrow. We still need coaches to be confirmed in a couple of cases. Check out the teams here.
13 April A reminder that if you hven't paid football fees, our internet banking number is 11 6189 0421649 11
25 March Some notes from the Federation clubs meeting tonight.
19 March A record number of enrolments this season. Our club AGM is Monday 30th March, 7pm at school. Intending coaches and other interested parents please attend.
5 March Looks like a lot of enrolment forms have come into school so far. After enrolments close we will have a meeting with prospective coaches to sort out the season. There is also an EBOP clubs meeting on Wed 25 March at 6.30pm at Sport BOP in Whakatane. There are Introduction to coaching courses coming up on Mon 20 April and Wed 13 May. The first junior football is the Bay Day tournament on April 26, with the junior leagues starting on May 2nd.
20 February Enrolment forms were given out at school today to those interested. If your child missed out there are forms available at the school office. The forms can be returned with money early to the school office, or wait until enrolment day Friday 13 March, from 3pm.
6 February 2015 Welcome back to the new year. Enrolments for junior football will happen around the end of February, so watch this space for details. Kick a ball around!
5 November Don't forget to watch the Wellington Phoenix games when you can. Our kids need to have players to look up to, to follow and try and emulate. If you go mto our senior club, Plains Rangers, they have pages there that tell where to follow the 'Nix.
20 September It was a rather wet break up day. The indoor football in the Events Centre was rather crowded, but fun. At the prize giving, our 23 rep players were congratulated. Each team member received their certificate, each team had a special coach's award and a sportsmanship trophy (check out our Honours Board for names). The sponsor of the unbeaten 9th grade Warriors team provided them with championship winning medals. The day was finished with a yummy lunch and sausage sizzle, organised by Louise Paulsen. Then the sun came out!!
19 September Hopefully we have a good turn out at our club break up and prize giving tomorrow. If wet we will still go ahead with the prize giving. Here is the planned agenda:
13 September We have seven team photos in. Check out our Teams page.
10 September In an 11th prem grade postponed game, Comets played a good game, but Ohope won 3-0. It was 2-0 at half time and their only goal in 2nd half was a penalty. Tayla Jones had a great game earning player of the day and Ben White got a certificate for showing great determination after the set back and disappointment of giving away a penalty. Kevin Paulsen had another outstanding game, including a clearance off the line.
8 September The final games for lots of teams on Saturday, Warriors finished unbeaten in the 9th grade. Congratulations Renske and team. Lightning finished the 8th grade with only two losses, well done Diane, Steve and team. Here is the report.
3 September Football ending too soon? Look out for Futsal next term:
31 August Warriors continued their unbeaten season with a win. Dragons also won, while Lightning had a nerve wracking draw. Here are the reports.
30 August Good luck to Emily, who is in Auckland today having a trial to see if she can get into the National Training Squad. It is an honour for her to have been selected to go to the trial. Congratulations and best of luck! Good luck to the Wild Cats too, playing without her!
24 August The three Julian chilren all were player of the day on Saturday! Cambell and Jamie Julian both scored hat tricks, while sister Emily was a stand out in goal. There is a cool description of some of the 7th grade play in this week's report too. Read all about it!!
19 August Some numbers are starting to fall off at the Junior Framework at Warren Park. Not Awakeri's though! Rascals are thinking they might have to start playing the parents soon!
17 August Some excellent results: three wins and two draws in the competitive grades, including top of the table clashes. Ben Olifiers played with a broken arm. Here are the reports.
10 August Awakeri Warriors almost lost their unbeaten status yesterday, having to come from 3 - 0 down to draw with Allandale. Wins to Comets, Lightning, Dragons and a heartbrreaking loss for Crushers. Here are the reports.
5 August The Wellington Phoenix are playing in our area soon. On Sunday 17 August at Taupo's Owen Delany Park, 1.30pm kick off, the Pheonix play New Zealand A. Adults $8, Children $4. You can get tickets here. It'd be worth a trip down there.
3 August 8th grade Lightning's run finally came to an end with their first loss. However, 9th grade Warriors continued theirs. Five different girl players were goal scorers. Here is the report.
28 July Heaps of goals scored. New 11th grade goals put up (thanks John!). Marshall Foxx got 5 goals in the 8th grade, helping them stay unbeaten. An Oliver Forsyth hat-trick. 13th grade Chloe Howard scored her first goal etc etc. Here's the report.
21 July There is a new 9th grade draw out! Warriors are in the top 4, and Dragons the bottom four (although they did well coming 5th). The players will be given their new games schedule tomorrow. Make sure you get it! Hopefully after the holidays and the World Cup everyone will be keen as to get into their football again this week.
5 July The reports for Saturday. A Jamie Julian hat trick earned 9th grade Warriors a win over Dragons. Lots of good contests. Lightning are still unbeaten. Now for a two week break. Don't forget to watch the World Cup and be inspired!!
30 June Futsal is great fun and develops your skills really well. Recommended but quite expensive... See below
29 June A six all draw in the 8th grade! Some cool other battles. A nine goal haul by Kobi Wetting Davidson, a Jon Tiwha-Smith hat trick, three goals to Jessie Jones. etc. Here is the report.
23 June A first win for Strikers, five goals scored by Zoe Laurent and four by Tejay Robinson in the Junior framework, unbeaten runs from Warriors and Lightning were threatened... Crushers have been promoted to the 11th grade premier division. Their game with Ohope is postponed till Wednesday after school. Read the report.
18 June Changes are coming for the 11th grade this weekend. You can check them out on the WaiBOP web site. The 11th grade premier division will now be an eight team competition with the top three 1st division teams being put up. "Congratulations" to the all girls Awakeri Crushers who have been promoted! 11th grade players will get a new games schedule at school on Thursday or Friday.
15 June Lots of good games and results yesterday, including hat tricks to Jamie Julian, Fearghus Byers and Max Thompson. Warriors and Lightning continued their unbeaten seasons. Here's the report.
9 June Congratulations to the following who made it into the EBOP reps. Sadly reps doesn't go older than 11th grade otherwise we would have a whole lot more players in!
8 June A very good week for Awakeri's older football teams. Wildcats managed to win 6 - 5 at Opotiki, the first win by an Awakeri 13th grade team since 2011!! Emily Julian scored five! Despite being depleted, Comets won their 11th grade premier game 3 - 0, Crushers and Warriors and Dragons all won too. Jamie Julian and Elijah Wetting-Davidson scored hat tricks. Here are the reports.
31 May Women's international football, NZ Football Ferns v Brazil in Taupo Thurs 19 June, 6.30pm. A great chance for all our young female players to see their team in action. Ticket information for the game. A late night but pretty special for our football girls.
28 May A number of Awakeri footballers went to see the FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy in Whakatane today. Check out the Plains Rangers web site to see a photo of Christian Wetting (Isaiah, Elijah, Bonnie-Marie and Kobi's dad) with the trophy. Christian was also goalie for them in a penalty shoot out to win a Fifa World Cup ball.
26 May Sounds like the Junior Framework at Warren Park was a big success on Saturday. There was a close game between Awakeri's two 11th grade 1st div teams. Comets and Warriors had very good wins. 8th grade Lightning had a good win over Whakatane, Jamie Hawkes scoring with a header.... here are the reports.
17 May Two good wins as the older grades got into gear. Ollie Fort and Ollie Forsyth scored hat tricks for their teams. Check out the reports We also have a results page, see the menu bar on the left.
14 May The FIFA Under-20 World Cup trophy is coming to Whakatane as part of a national tour around New Zealand, host country of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.
6 May Apologies, there are some other skill centres (than the girls, which was listed below on April 15) starting in the EBOP this week. The info was missed when it came out recently. Here it is:
EBOP Skill Centre: (12 - 15 year-olds), 5.10pm to 6.15 pm Thursday 8, 15, 22 and 29 May.
5 May Awakeri's teams all have names. Check them out. The 11th grade Strikers need a couple of extra players. Anyone who is 9 or 10 or who has turned 11 this year or even.... a girl who has turned 12 this year could play in it. Let Mr Hawkes know, or email him if you're keen
3 May It's going to be great season. The World Cup. Phoenix v two Premier clubs. Awakeri's football teams. Even Plains Rangers had a win today against the league leaders! Let's go!
24 April There is a coaches and managers meeting at school (Room 14) Sunday May 4th at 10am.
15 April Hopefully all players have heard from their coaches about practices. Coaches are likely to be having an Awakeri coaches meeting on the last Sunday in the holidays. We are just getting the gear sorted out. Each coach will get a bag of practice balls, cones, pump, along with the usual shirts, etc.
6 April Thanks to Diane Hawkes and Steve Dodson for taking on the 8th grade team. Watch out for 7th grade lists on Tuesday. Any coaches wanting to go on an introductory coaching course, there's one on Mondy evening 6 - 8 pm at the Whakatane soccer clubrooms. Its free.
3 April Sadly Jill and Koogee Eivers have had to pull out of coaching the 8th grade team. A notice is being given out today, asking for someone to step in. Today, also the 6th grade team lists are being given out. That only leaves the 7th grade teams to be sorted.
1 April Coaches have finished being appointed, so the remaining team sheets will hopefully be given out very soon. Already given out are the 8th, 9th, 13th and 11th grades.
18 March At the moment it looks like we will have one 13th grade team and maybe three 11th grade teams, 2 ninth grades, 1 8th grade, 2 seventh grades and 3 sixth grade teams. On Thursday this week there will be a trial for the 11th grade premier team. Its after school. Eligible players will get a notice about it tomorrow. Other grades are being sorted and players will find out what team they are in shortly.
3 March Quite a lot of enrolments today. If you didn't get yours in, be quick! With money please! Club meeting (AGM) Thursday 13th at 7pm at school. Intending coaches please attend.
21 February Enrolment froms will be handed out at Awakeri School this coming Monday. They can be retaurned with fees to the school office, otherwise, come to enrolment day. It's Monday 3 March, 3 - 4.30 pm. Enrolment forms are also here.
31 December Happy New Year!! Kids, if your parents didn't give you a good enough football for Christmas, try and talk them into taking you to one of the Phoenix games in Wellington in mid January. Sunday 12th, and Saturday 18th. The atmosphere of the chanting and singing and watching professional football is great fun.
27 November Want a job in local football? Here's the advert for Becca's replacement:
Situation Vacant – Eastern BOP Football Development Officer
WaiBOP Football is seeking applicants for an experienced full time Football Development Officer in the Eastern Bay of Plenty to commence January/ February 2014. The added responsibility of Women’s Development may be included pending other positions currently advertised.
The successful candidate would ideally have
To apply please email your CV and Covering Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org , no later than 3pm, 19 December 2013
4 November Futsol is now at the Ohope Hall. All team photos are on our Teams 2013 page.
19 October Shock news that Becca Todd, the EBOP Football Development Officer has resigned this week. Becca had only been in the job a few months, since Mike Ward departed and had run some very good programmes for kids, especially girls. Some of her programmes have now been canceled: Football Fairies and Beach Football to name two. FTC, Futsol and Fun Football are being carried on by some temporary replacements. Good luck Becca wherever you are, and thank you.
15 October. Check out these cool photos of the Break Up day, featuring Awakeri Wild Cats winning the league.
10 October Getting bored with no football?? Here's some:
29 September Awakeri FC had a very successful break up yesterday. Strong winds did their best to disrupt the day, but a win to Wild Cats in their championship decider against James Street was a highlight. Everyone else either watched the game or played games between kids and parents, until prize giving. There the players, parents, coaches, referees and sponsors were thanked. Rep players were presented with certificates and all teams received their certificates with sportsmanship trophies handed out too. The names of the rep players and trophy winners are on our honours board. Photos from the day are coming soon. 8th grade Warriors have also ended the season unbeaten, well done to them. 8th grade champs!
26 September Wild Cats had a win today in a catch up game against Ohope Eagles 1-0. Emily Julian was our goal scorer. Outstanding games by Emily Robbie and Taryn Forbes who created so many attacking opportunities, but they were just not put away. It is becoming a theme over the last 2 games, that is clearly being the better team but not scoring the easy goals then being caught out by one attacking move from the opposition.
21 September On Friday posters about break up day were given out to all players at school. If you didn't get yours, get your child to ask Mr H at school for one.
17 September Many grades are now over. The 11th gr 1st division is still going on. Not sure if the 8th gr tournament that was postponed on Saturday will be played this Sat or not. International football coming up twice this week.... Awakeri School v Wellington Sch of Singapore at Awakeri this Thursday, 11am. On Sunday Wellington Phoenix play the NZ All Whites at Rotorua Stadium. A great chance to watch top quality football in our area. 2.30pm start Tickets at Ticketmaster, gates open 10am. Kidzone and entertainment.
8 September Some great results yesterday, Wild Cats, Lightning and Comets had good wins. Emily Julian scored four including a header from a corner. Well done!! Warriors continued their unbeaten season with 7 wins and 2 draws at their tournament. Here's the report.
7 September At the club meeting on Tuesday, we decided that break up and prize giving day is Saturday 28th September. It's the first Saturday of the holidays. Both 11th grade 1st div teams are playing their final games on that morning, so there is football to watch, as well as play!
Start: 10.30am with fun games.
1 September Wild Cats lost their unbeaten record at Kawerau on Saturday, while Warriors retained theirs. A match between 7th grade Magic and Alligators was very exciting. Magic are claiming a narrow win! Read all the reports here.
28 August All welcome to our
club meeting on Tuesday evening at school, 7pm. Coaches please attend.
Agenda: Prize giving and break up day. How the season went. Next year,
team photos, etc.
25 August A
good effort by Awakeri's teams in the 11th grade tournaments. All three
teams got into the play offs, with Lightning learning how to win a penalty
shoot out. Taryn Forbes got four goals for Wild Cats. Warriors are still
unbeaten this season in the 8th grade, but the games are now very close.
Read the reports.
18 August A five goal haul
by Korben Wilson was the feature of 11th grade premiers Comets having
their best win of the season. A Blake Hermansen hat trick helped his unbeaten
Warriors get a 4 - 4 draw in their toughest test of the season too. Read
all the reports.
15 August It is now definite,
the Federation are waiting for some results and postponed games before
they do the split in the 11th grade 1st division. So Wild Cats and Lightning
have no games scheduled for this Saturday.
12 August The new 8th grade draw is out. Players will get a schedule on Wednesday. It's on the WaiBOP web site if you want to have a look.
11 August Rain! Still , some games were played. Warriors still unbeaten, hat tricks to Oliver Forsyth and Blake Hermansen. Jacob Davis also got one in the 13th grade. The reports.
4 August. Some great games yesterday. Sarah Sheaff came out of goal to score a second half hat trick and get Lightning their first win of the season. Emily Julian scored four for Wild Cats who end the whole round unbeaten. Warriors continued their 8th grade unbeaten season. Here are the reports. If anyone wants to say goodbye to Mike Ward and meet his replacement Rebecca, you are welcome to come to the EBOP meeting at Whakatane clubrooms tomorrow (Monday) night at 7pm.
29 July Sadly, this is Mike Ward's last weekend in the EBOP. He's heading back to England. Congratulations Mike on some excellent work over the last three years. Your enthusiasm with the kids has been amazing and your coaching sessions first class. You have set a high standard for the new Football Development Officer - Becca Todd - to live up to. Thanks from Awakeri.
14 July Again great impact
from Awakeri's footballing girls - they scored 7 goals yesterday and grabbed
most of the players of the day! Wild Cats bounced back to winning form.Sharks
almost won. Strikers and Warriors won as well. Here's the
11 July Atrocious weather didn't stop a terrific contest between Wild Cats and Lightning today. Despite missing a few players, Wild Cats, as expected, had most of the pressure on the younger Lightning team in the first half. Determined defence and sound goalkeeping from Sarah Sheaff kept the unbeaten Wild Cats out. Both teams huddled out of the cold rain at half time. Wild Cats opened the scoring just after the break, and when Emily Julian scored her second it looked like the result would be predictable. However, Lightning's fighting spirit had them getting first to the ball, and they pulled a goal back through Olivia Sheaff and then a second through Katie Growden and the game ended in a 2 - 2 draw. A credit to both teams and their umbrella sheltering supporters. Well done Awakeri!
8 July Wild Cats and Lightning will play each other this Thursday at 1pm. So if you want some entertainment before teacher-parent interviews, come and watch!! This is the 11th grade 1st div game scheduled to happen on the 10th August.
7 July Unbeaten Wild Cats and Warriors kept up their winning ways. Emily Robbie scored a hat trick for Wild Cats. Emily Julian scored for two teams! Sam Cook cashed in in the 13th grade. Here's the report and here are some pics from the Wild Cats game and one from Magic at the 7th grade game day..
30 June Lots of goals for and against! Kaia Skipps scored eight in an 8th grade game for Dragons! Wild Cats kept on their merry way. Comets were very unlucky! Here's the report.
26 June Junior Framework is
happening on the first Saturday of the holidays (July 13), just in case
you were wondering! Congratulations to our players who have made the EBOP
17 June Check out the cool photo of Awakeri Tigers (6th grade). Here are photos of 13th and 9th grade games. Wow, high scoring games in the older age groups. All the games from 8th grade up were 6 - 0, 7 - 1 or 7 - 2. Four of them were wins and three losses! Emily Julian and Taryn Forbes scored hat tricks. Nine players of the day were girls this week. Are we just being encouraging or are the girls really shining. It must be the latter! Read the report.
13 June Rep trial notices were
given out today to those nominated. Good luck!
10 June EBOP rep trials were postponed from last week to this week. They're meant to be on Friday and Sunday. No details are out yet of which trials are when. The age groups we have nominated players for are: 8th gr boys, 9th gr boys, 9th gr girls, 10th gr boys, 11th gr boys, 11th gr girls.
9 June One win yesterday, a hat trick to Jamie Julian in 8th grade. Lots of fun in the Junior Framework. Here's the report.
2 June Three wins, three losses
and a 4 - 4 draw was the order of the day yesterday! Emily Julian scored
a first half hat trick, Kevin Paulsen and Kaia Skipps got hatties as well.
Here's the report.
27 May There is no organised 6th and 7th grade Junior Framework at Warren Park this Saturday (because of Queens Birthday). However, all other age groups still have their scheduled games!
26 May Some great football yesterday, rather a cold start for the many teams who were playing at 9am. 11th grade Lightning's breakfast went really well. Here are some good photos of it and their game. Good wins to Comets and Wild Cats in the 11th grade. Here is the report.
21 May 6th and 7th grades Junior
Framework starts at Warren Park this Saturday. Players be there ready
to start at 9am. Coaches should be there at 8.30am. Listen to Radio 1XX
if the weather is doubtful.
19 May One win, a couple of close games and lots of play in the rain was the story yesterday as the older leagues swung into action. Here's the report.
16 May 6th and 7th grades have a rest this Saturday. Other grades start their normal games. All 8th, 9th, 11th and 13th grade players were given a schedule of games for the season this week. Make sure you got yours! Good luck on Saturday, let's hope the weather is OK. We do not have a list of contacts for the other clubs yet!
13 May Here are some good Bay Day reports. Chelle Dodson did well to enter Awakeri Lightninig in a competition to win a free team breakfast and a talk from Karen Hanlen. They won it! It's all happening on the 25th. Go girls! Here are some photos of the juniors in action, from Jill Eivers.
12 May It sounds like teams enjoyed Bayday and there were some good performances too. Watch out for a few photos and a brief report tomorrow. Players of the day include: Dylan Curtis, Matthew Reihana-Asquith, Renske Brabant and Ryan Sommerville.
9 May The draws are out for the 8th to 13th grades (not the Bayday draw, the rest of the season). Check them out on the WaiBop site. They have been subject to changes, so they may not be the final version. Players will be given a sheet next week with their list of fixtures.
7 May Bay Day this Saturday!
Hopefully the weather allows coaches to have a practice this week. On
Saturday, coaches of 8th, 9th, 11th and 13th grades need to be at Rex
Morpeth Park Whakatane at 8.30am to collect the draw and information.
Teams need to be there, ready to play at 9am, so probably meet there at
8.30 as well.
22 April Some good points at
tonight's meeting of EBOP Clubs. The maximum score in a game will now
be a 6 goal difference, e.g. 6 - 0 or 7 - 1. The game is over at that
point, so the winning team can then rearrange themselves to make it a
more even contest (hopefully). I shared the Bill of Rights document that
was given out at our coaches meeting with all the clubs tonight. They
received it and appreciated its messages. In 13th grade there are seven
teams, so they will play two rounds. In 11th grade (that includes Awakeri
Lightning) there is a premier division (Comets) that will play 2 rounds.
Everyone else plays one round (Lightning and Wild Cats) then it will be
split into smaller divisions. 9th grade have 13 teams. They will play
one round and then split into three groups. 8th grade have 11 teams.
9 April Kate Robbie ran a good practice for the 13th grade today. Lots of enthusiasm. The 13th grade are also plannning to have Thursday lunchtime games against whoever is keen. 12.40 - 1.15pm. There's a meeting for Awakeri coaches this Sunday at school, 10am.
4 April Good news: We have
coaches for all teams.... check them out here.
Team lists are coming out.
20 March We've had some volunteers
today for some coaching roles, thanks very much to those people.
16 March Enrolments have gone well. At the AGM, team lists were also being sorted. We need game leaders for the younger age groups. If you are interested, ring Barrie on 3222076 or email him
21 February Enrolment forms
were given out today at school. You can also get one here.
Players can pre-enrol by sending form and fees to the school office, or
turn up on Friday 8 March 3 - 5pm at school.
Any enquiries contact: Mike Ward, EBOP Football Development Officer,
14 February Enrolments are not too far away! The Federation are having their preseason clubs meeting this coming Monday night. I will attend on our behalf, but if anyone wants to join me, let me know. Cheers, Barrie
21 January Family soccer is postponed tonight, a number of people away. Back on again Next Monday!
15 January 2013 Happy New Year!! Family Football is back on again. Monday nights at Awakeri, 5.30pm. Kids and adults come and have a game! All welcome.
Happy Christmas to all Awakeri's football players and supporters. Hope
there were lots of new footballs among the presents!
27 November Family soccer starts
at Awakeri this Monday night, at 5.30pm. It's fun. Ring Kate Robbie 3080633
for more information.
24 November Singapore 5 Awakeri 0. The Singapore players were very skilful and caught our team on the counter attack several times. Awakeri did well considering they were patched together from several teams and only had two training runs together. The Wellington School team usually win their games against other schools back home and expected to do well. It was a fun occasion, with national anthems, flags, a haka from the Awakeri kapa haka and a big crowd watching. Afterwards, at school assembly, the Singapore students performed a very nice display of dance, skipping, football juggling etc. Watch out for some photos of the game on the school web site and maybe on here.
20 November International football at Awakeri!!!! This Friday 23 November, an Awakeri selection plays Wellington School from Singapore. The teams are 10 and 11 year olds. Game starts at 11 am, ends around 11.40am. Awakeri's team: Isaiah Davidson, Emily Julian, Campbell Forsyth, Finn Spod, Linette Lengkeek, Taryn Forbes, Jenae Brownless, Korben Wilson, Sam Cook, Kevin Paulsen, Sarah Sheaff, Emily Robbie, Jacob Davis. All Awakeri FC players, a few rep players in there. Don't know what the standard of the Singapore team will be like, but they're all in a sports academy class. Come and watch!
7 November Some summer soccer
being run by WaiBOP..... Futsal (indoor football) is $4 a night
and runs from 4pm 5.30pm on Monday nights for all players aged
7 - 10, and 5.30pm 7pm for all players aged 10 13. This
is in the War Memorial Stadium in Whakatane.
3 November Awakeri people did very well in local senior football awards. Awakeri teacher and coach Naomi Courtney Tennent (Miss CT) was player of the year for Whakatane Town women, Kelly Wilson (mother of Kaleb Muggeridge) was Plains Rangers women's player of the year and Christian Wetting (father of Awakeri players Isaiah, Bonnie-Marie and Elijah and coach of the Dragons) was Rangers men's player of the year! Three of the top four awards!
19 October All team photos now on the teams page for 2012. If you're in Wellington in the long weekend, take your kids to watch the Phoenix play champions Brisbane Roar on Sunday. Should be a great game, 4.30pm, or else just watch it on Sky!
10 October Under 13s futsal
(indoor football)... The Under 13 Futsal competition will commence in
term 4 on October 29th and last for 7 weeks again held at the War Memorial
Hall, Whakatane, sessions will run from 5.15pm 7pm. Each team entry
will cost $168, if you could confirm to Mike Ward that you will be entering
team that would be great. Ph 07 211 7855, M 021 321 358
22 September The break up and
prize giving was today. A lovely day, enjoyed by all. The rep certificates
were presented, so were each player's certificates, special coach's awards
and sportsmanship trophies. Look up who got the trophies etc on our Honours
Board. Watch out for some photos coming soon too. Afterwards, games were
played with kids and parents all joining in, and then a barbecue lunch
was organised by Louise and Renske. Check out this amazing cake made by
Players were reminded to keep playing football over the summer, and to watch it when they could, e.g. the Wellington Phoenix, Ryan Nelsen playing for Queens Park Rangers and Winston Reid playing for West Ham in the English Premier League. On Sunday 7 October local team Plains Rangers are playing against the Whakatane 1st team at Awakeri at 2.45pm. Quite a few ex-Awakeri players play for them, e.g. Ben Fretwell, Ben McPherson, Andy Brabant and Christian Wetting, who coaches our 11th grade team.
2 September Our 6th and 7th
grades are still playing....Grasshoppers player of the day was Jonte Moore
who showed he still has the biggest kick in the game. Ozaiyah Cornwall
was in great form disrupting the opposition team and taking the ball of
them a lot of the time.
26 August A good day on a number of fronts.... Rangers won the 8th grade championship tournament, unbeaten. Comets had a classic top of the table game with Kawerau in the 9th grade. Oliver Forsyth scored a hat trick in the 7th grade. Read the reports. Also, check out the Awakeri School web site for some cool photos of the Wild Cats game against the women teachers on Friday.
25 August Only half our teams
are still playing. There are a few team photos on our teams page now.
Has anyone else got a good one? Club meeting this Monday night, 7pm,
to discuss the season, and the break-up / prize giving. All welcome.
19 August Comets cement second place in the 9th grade premier division, another win to the Small Blues, the season is getting near the end. Coaches look out for a meeting soon! Here are the reports.
16 August Lots of football on TV with the Premier League starting this weekend. Also though, the NZ Women's Under 20s are in the U-20 World Cup. Three games live on TV: Sunday 7.05pm v Switzerland; Wed Sept 22 10.05pm v Japan, Sun Sept 26 10.05pm v Mexico.
12 August Not many wins for our teams yesterday, even the mighty Comets got beaten! Wild Cats had an excellent game, going down 4 - 3 to Saints. There was a good game in the 8th grade between both our teams. Atoms put in a mighty team effort to hold Rangers to a 2 - 0 scoreline. Here are the reports. Both 8th grade teams have tournaments the next two Saturdays. They are competitive, still 5 v 5, no goalies. The tournament is at Warren Park Whakatane, by the hockey turf. Both teams have five games, the first ones at 10.15 am. Your coach has the draw. The last game starts at 11.35am.
4 August Some tight hard games for our teams on Saturday. Two wins by a goal and a loss by Dragons by the same margin. Hayden Baxter scored another hat trick. Finn Sopd scored a real cracker. Comets had a good win. Read the reports.
2 August.Our NZ women are through to the Olympic quarter finals, they face World number ones USA on Saturday morning. It's at 1.30am. Better record it for the kids to watch beforwe they go and play their games! Check out our Olympic scores.
29 July Comets were the only
competitive teams to win this weekend, although the younger age groups
had some good games. In the 6th grade, Joseph Bateson scored six goals
for the Tigers and Ella Forbes scored nine for the Grasshoppers!! Here's
26 July The Awakeri Rockers
are not entering the 7th grade tournament this Saturday.
22 July Two 3 - 3 draws in
top of the table clashes for Comets and Rangers. Some teams coped well
with having the holidays and some didn't!! Here is the
1 July The first win of the year for Awakeri Atoms, a hat trick for Keely Forbes, now it's the holidays! Read the reports.
25 June News from the Federation:
23 June Some really exciting games, a third 13th grade hat trick in a row for Fletcher Forsyth was built on good team play. Lots of girls scored: Katy White, Emily Julian, Olivia Sheaff, Kylah Lawrence... Here are the reports.
17 June Lots of highlights from yesterday's football... sponsors Barringtons Motor Lodge hosting a sleep over party for their team the Wild Cats! First win for Rockers, five goals for Campbell Forsyth, a Kevin Paulsen hat trick, great play by the Small Blues, more wins to Warriors, Rangers, another Fletcher Forsyth hat trick in the 13th grade.... Read the reports.
Here is an email sent out to all our coaches today, just so everyone knows....
A few things that have been brought
up in conversations....
10 June Lots of goals yesterday... 13th gr Sharks played a 12 goal thriller, Fletcher scored a hat trick, Joseph Bateson and Jonte Moore both scored 5 goals in the 6th grade, as did Ben Davey-Emms in the 8th grade. Comets got back to winning ways in the 9th grade, and Rangers had their hardest challenge in the 8th grade. Lots of fun. Here's the report.
3 June Comets lost their top of the table clash with Kawerau, but Wild Cats had their first win. Dragons had their best game of the season so far too. Bonnie-Marie Wetting-Davidson scored a hat trick in the 7th grade. Read the reports.
31 May The coaching course
scheduled for Friday evening has been cancelled, due to lack of numbers.
Please let Barrie know if you're keen (it's the next level up from the
introductory course) and we can arrange something with Mike Ward. Mike
ran an enjoyable coaching sesssion at school today for our two 7th grade
teams and is planning to coach our 13th grade team next week.
26 May First win of the season
to 9th grade all girls team Small Blues, more wins to Comets, Rangers,
good improvement from several teams, hat tricks to Campbell Forsyth, Hayden
Baxter and Keaton Turvey, who got four. Read
19 May Some exciting games and a couple of big losses on Saturday. Comets, with a Cambell Forsyth hat trick, and Rangers continued their merry way. Read the report.
15 May Congratulations to our
Awakeri players selected for EBOP rep teams this season. Hayden, Keaton,
Kaleb, Olivia, Sadie, Campbell, Kevin, Korben, Sarah, Emily, Linette,
Taryn, Jenae, Isaiah. Check out our Honours Board for more details.
14 May Paroa have now pulled their 7th grade team out!!! So Rockers and Warriors now have byes instead. This replaces the changes listed below on 5 May!!!
12 May A couple of good Awakeri
wins, lots of fun, and a few lessons learned were the order of the day.
Campbell Forsyth and Kaleb Muggeridge both scored five goals in their
games. Read the reports. Check out
our results page for a quick update.
10 May This Saturday is the
first day of the 6th grade. All Coaches are to arrive at Warren Park at
8.30am for a 9am start. Can parents please park on Weka Street not the
Hockey Club car park. If the rain continues a cancellation notice will
be placed the federation
website and a notice on 1XX.
6 May The first week of games in the different grades, here is the report. Well done to Comets for starting strongly in the 9th grade premier division. Check out the results page. Today was also the rep trials for the EBOP. Awakeri has three coaches involved in reps this year: Paul Julian, Dan Baxter and Christian Wetting is the expert goalkeeping coach. Those who make it into the reps will be named on the Federation's web site tomorrow.
5 May In 7th grade Paroa has
replaced the bye. Please write it on your schedules!
2 May Sounds like Bay Day went very well. Good to see some very good coaching sessions this week. Some people have obviously gained a lot from the coaching courses. All players (except for 6th grade) have been given a schedule of their team's games for the season. See Barrie Hawkes at school if your child missed theirs. He'll be away from Friday till Wednesday though, so ring your coach if you're not sure. 6th grade starts next week (12th May) each week at Warren Park, starting at 9am. Other grades play games at various venues and times. You can also find the draws, results and league tables for competitive grades on the Federation's web site.
26 April Sponsors have now been allocated to seven of our teams. There are four left if you're keen. Check out our teams 2012 page for who is sponsoring who.
23 April All our Awakeri teams
are entered in Bay Day this Saturday. It's at Rex Morpeth Park Whakatane.
Teams be there at 8.30am, ready to start at 9am. Your coach has shirts
ready, you need boots, shin pads, white shorts, blue and white hooped
socks. If weather is doubtful listen to radio 1XX from 7am onwards.
17 April See the note on 5
April. It's on tomorrow!
5 April Awakeri Holiday Football!
Mike Ward is running a holiday programme at Awakeri on Wed April 18th.
For further information on it contact Mike on 07 211 7855
2 April. Our coaches are now
finalised. Teams are being named (most creative one so far is The Awakeri
Rockers (7th grade), practices are starting.
28th March We are searching for one more coach, for the 7th grade, and we would love a few more players who are 7 turning 8 years old. Please email if you can help. Check out the teams and coaches here. The 9th grade are having a trial on Tuesday after school to sort the squad into a premier team and a 1st division team. Those players were all given a notice about it today. Team lists should be coming out very soon for other age groups, and practices might well be starting.
15 March The AGM was well attended
last night. After five years of excellent work, Jane Harte stepped down
from the secretary/treasurer job. Louise Paulsen has put her hand up to
take over the job. Many thanks to Jane for her contribution, she did a
fine job keeping our finances healthy.
29 February Enrolments have
gone quite well. Any late enrolments in to Barrie Hawkes at school urgently
23 February 2012 Enrolment
notices were given out yesterday at school. Forms can be sent back in
early to the school office WITH payment of fees, or just come to enrolment
day, Wed 29th February 3 - 5pm at school. Enrolment
18 January 2012 Holiday Football programme, run by Mike Ward, at Awakeri on Thursday 26th January. 10am to 3 pm. It costs $30 and is good fun. Just turn up, or phone Mike at 021321358. Happy New Year! Awakeri Rulz!!
19 December No family soccer for next two Mondays. Probably restart 9 January, definitely 16 January. Its good for a friendly run around. 5.30pm
10 December Family soccer is back on, on Monday nights at 5.30pm (not this Monday because of the school's fance dress night). It will be on during the holidays. Contact Wilco Klein Ovink for more info 3078255.
1 November All team photos are now on page.
27 October Two more team photos
added to our teams page - the 11th grade Dragons and the 6th grade Rascals.
10 October Looks like all junior
football will be run by the Federation next season. The Federation have
insisted upon taking over the running of EBOP leagues, and having draws
and results controlled through their web site. Hopefully EBOP junior football
will still be well organised with the Federation dealing directly with
1 October There was a good
turn out for the break up today. Our players, parents, coaches, referees
and sponsors were all thanked. Our EBOP rep players were acknowledged:
10th gr girls Emily Julian, Sarah Sheaff, Taryn Forbes, Jenae Brownless;
10th gr Isaiah Davidson, 11th gr Jamie Findlay, Oliver Thompson, Taylor
Harte, 12th gr Daniel Perkinson, Fletcher Forsyth, 13th gr Daniel Gow,
Lucas Schlepers. Then each team gave out their certificates and handed
over their sportsmanship trophy: Jordan Andrew, Emma Paine, Taylor Harte,
Ryan Magee, Linette Lengkeek, Seth Kushnirenko, Kevin Paulsen, Katie Growden,
Jake Boyce, Ethan Forbes, Tyson Yates, Jamie Julian, and Katie Mahy were
the recipients. Then there were some fun games between kids and parents
to finish off.
26 September A disappointing
Phoenix game in miserable conditions yesterday!
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21 September More info about the Phoenix visit: there is an open training session at Links Ave Mt Maunganui on Saturday 24th 10.30 - 11.30am, with the chance to meet players, also the team will be at BayFair from 2 - 3 pm. They will sign autographs, etc.
19 September The 11th gr Mud
Dawgs finished their season today. What an exciting last game. Awakeri
Mud Dawgs played the Saints Rockets in the last game of the season. It
was a close game locked at 1-1. Jack du Toit scored the winning goal in
the final minutes, the other goal was scored by Taylor Harte bringing
his talley to 21 goals for the year. Keely Forbes & Georgia Leonard
also played very well. Awakeri 2 Saints 1.
17 September On Thursday 13th gr Awa Sharks put in a good performance against Ohope in a catch up game. Down 5 - 0 at half time, Sharks 'won' the second half with a Daniel Perkinson strike. Others to impress: Fletcher with his skilful running, Jade and Jordan with their gritty midfield play and Abbey being brave in defence. Campbell Forsyth also put in a gutsy efort, playing in this older age group.
15 September The Wellington
Phoenix are coming!!!!! Sunday September
25th 2.30 pm at Baypark, a pre-season game against Central Coast
Mariners, aka the Salty Dogs. Should be awesome. Take your kids to experience
the atmosphere of professional football. It leaves rugby games in the
dust! Tickets available through TicketDirect at Baypark, Baycourt or by
calling 0800 4ticket.
11 September A hat trick to Taylor Harte in the 11th grade, a great 1 - 1 draw between our two 8th grade premier teams, best game of the season for 9th grade Phoenix, 7th gr Aces beat unbeaten Kawerau team and a cool 6th grade tournament finishes the season for most of our teams. Read the report.
8 September Meeting tonight agreed that the break-up / prize giving will be Saturday 1st October, 10am - 12 noon. Starting with any team photos that need to be taken, then prize giving. Each player gets a certificate, and there is one sportsmanship trophy and one special coach's award per team. Then games between children and parents to finish. There was also some friendly rivalry between the 8th grade Comets and Aces coaches!! Their big game is this Saturday!!
5 September 8th grade Aces
nabbed a draw, their first point of the season. Wild Cats beat the Phoenix
in the 9th grade show down, but that makes a win each and a draw, so honours
shared! Just like the barbecue and swim at the hot pools afterwards! Read
the updated reports. Check out
these photos from the 7th grade Aces tournament
at Opotiki. They had four wins!!
31 August Another Kevin Paulsen double got Awakeri Comets home 2 - 1 in a catch up game against Ohope Lightning today. The Ohope keeper was in terrific form, making Comets sweat before finally getting the win.
30 August Club meeting, next Thursday Sept 8th, 7.30pm at school. To discuss end of year prize giving / break up. Coaches please attand. All welcome.
28 August First win of the season for 13th grade Awakeri Sharks, with Daniel Perkinson scoring four. Taylor Harte scored two more the the 11th grade Mud Dawgs to give him 17 for the season, the same as goal aces Kevin Paulsen in the 8th grade. It was also a good day for the girls, with Katy White, Emily Julian (again), Rylee Looney and Olivia Sheaff all scoring. Read the reports.
25 August Two catch up games played this week. On Monday the 13th grade Sharks played top of the table Whakatane Fury and fought valiantly, losing 9 - 0. Today, 11th grade Dragons earned their first point with a thrilling 1 - 1 draw with Ohope. Dragons all played well. Ohope scored and then Jamie Findlay got the equaliser two minutes into the second half. Jacob Davis was player of the day. Well done Dragons!!
20 August The Wellington Phoenix are coming!!!!! Sunday September 25th 3pm at Baypark, a pre-season game against Central Coast Mariners, aka the Salty Dogs. Should be awesome. Take your kids to experience the atmosphere of professional football. It leaves rugby games in the dust! Tickets on sale on Thursday, August 25, available through TicketDirect at Baypark, Baycourt or by calling 0800 4ticket.
15 August What a weekend!! Comets beat the league leaders in the 8th grade premiers, Sharks scored five goals, their first of the year, against Kawerau in a 5 - 5 13th grade draw, 6th gr Rascals and Hotcars had a cool match up... Here are the reports. Here are some photos from Comets games.
7 August Five goals in the first half by Ethan Forbes had him playing goalie in the second half for 7th grade Aces!A good 6th grade derby between Hotcars and Hotshots too. Read the reports.
5 August Woh, we've had a long
time with no football! Good luck to all our teams tomorrow. The 8th grade
Cheatah Girlz have a tournament at Ohope, and a new draw is out. The girlz
should get theirs on Monday at school.
19 July If you haven't paid a visit to the official EBOP football site, it's really worth a visit. Has all the league tables, news etc.
18 July Some good results over
the weekend. Awakeri's 9th grade teams did well at the tournament in Opotiki,
and drew 1 - 1 in the 3rd place play off. Korben Wilson scored a hat trick
for Phoenix in the tournament and five goals for the day. Marshall McGuire
score his first ever goal, after several years of playing. Kevin Paulsen
scored another hat trick for Comets in the 8th grade. Read all the reports.
11 July The 8th grade premier
tournament at Awakeri went very well on Saturday. 3 games of pool play,
with a good session with FDO Mike Ward in between. The kids were kept
busy!! Kawerau Cruisers beat Awakeri Store Comets in the final, 1 - 0.
Their keeper saved a late penalty to secure the win. Lots of interesting
other results. Read the report.
See some cool photos from the tournament.
6 July Great 2 - 2 draw NZ v Mexico women this morning. Talking of women's football, Plains Rangers are playing at Awakeri this Sunday, 12.30 pm against Kawerau. Should be fun!
4 July Kevin Paulsen scored
eight when Comets beat Aces in the 8th grade derby match. Five wins and
three draws yesterday. Read the reports.A
few photos of 9th grade Phoenix's game.
2 July NZ gave England.a huge fright in Women's World Cup this morning, leading for most of the game, going down 2 - 1 in the end. Let that be inspiration for Awakeri's teams today. Well done Football Ferns.
28 June A few pics
of the Wild Cats tournament on Sunday have been added.
26 June Mud, fun! Read the
reports! See some
photos from the 9th grade derby between Wild Cats and Phoenix.
25 June Yay it's sunny! Who will win the battle of the 9th grades? Awakeri Wild Cats or Phoenix?? Good luck to the girls going to Tauranga tomorrow for the Womens World Cup tournament. They looked great in their Brazil shirts yesterday. Also tomorrow there is a crucial Under17 World Cup game on TV at 11am, New Zealand v USA, winner goes through to next round, draw - maybe.
20 June Lets hope the rain
will stay away this weekend! Something to look forward to is a Football
Holiday programme being run at Awakeri by Mike Ward on the first Mon and
Tues of the holidays (18th, 19th) 10am to 3 pm. Mike is the EBOP's football
development officer and runs some great coaching sessions. Watch out for
your child to bring a leaflet home about this next week.
18 June Soccer at Awakeri (and
probably lots of other grounds) is off today. Who asked for rain? Go on,
13 June 10th grade girls
rep trial is 10am this Sunday. Here are Saturday's
12 June Reports coming soon. Here is how the Awakeri All Stars got on at their 7th grade tournament last Saturday.
10 June 6th grade tournament now cancelled!!
9 June Some changes here!!!!!! Here are the times for the rep trials this Sunday at Rex Morpeth Park Whakatane.
8th gr -10am - 8th gr field
6 June A change to the 7th
grade draw. Paroa have pulled out their 7th grade team, which means
no game for Aces on June 25 and no game for All Stars on Aug 27. Not many
of our teams played on Saturday. Sounds like the 7th grade tournament
went well. 6th grade Hotcars had a good win, with Jamie Julian getting
a hat trick. Here are the reports.
2 June The draw for the 7th
grade tournament this Saturday has been sent to the coaches (10pm). Teams
are expected to assemble at Rex Morpeth Park Whakatane at 8.50am. Both
teams first game is at 9.15. It ends just after 11am. The teams also have
a session with Mike Ward, the Football Development Officer. Mike also
took a special older girls training at Awakeri today. Sounds like it was
great, 17 girls there. Its likely to be repeated. Tomorrow night (Friday)
he is running a free coaching session at the Events Centre too (see below)
29 May A good day yesterday, it didn't rain, and we had eight wins out of 13. A hat trick to Kaleb Muggeridge in the 7th grade, four goals to Ethan Forbes in the 7th grade. Read the reports.
25 May The 6th grade tournament day on June 11th is at Whakatane. We haven't heard yet where the 7th grade tournament is on June 4th.
24 May Girl players
9th grade and older are invited to join Mr Julian's team for a girls only
coaching session with the EBOP Football development officer Mike Ward,
after school next Thursday 2nd June. It should be good! Coaches of other
grades are welcome to watch the session.
23 May All teams in action on Saturday. A real variety of results: 5 wins, a draw and 6 losses. Read the reports.
15 May Six of Awakeri's teams played, with two wins and a draw. Taylor Harte scored five goals for the 11th grade Mud Dawgs! Here are the reports.
13 May Sadly, Awakeri's fields are a bog, meaning they are closed for this weekend. Seven of our teams were due to have home games, plaus the Plains Rangers senior team has had its game postponed. Good luck to those teams that are playing.
9 May Hopefully our fields
dry out enough for the first round of games this weekend! At the EBOP
management committee meeting tonight, some news. Coaches or other interested
parents: Coaching courses coming up soon: Small Whites course Friday
27 May 7 - 9 pm Whakatane FC clubrooms. It's free, ideal for beginning
coaches. The course is also on Friday June 3rd at Awakeri events Center,
7 - 9 pm.
7 May Bay Day is cancelled!! Sadly for the kids, but no doubt the right decision.
3 May Rosters of games for
all teams have been done and should be given out at school tomorrow and
Thursday. Each family is rostered on to be manager and do transport for
their teams. Please do your bit, so you help the coach out.
27 April Coaches meeting Saturday 10am at school. The draw should have been finalised by then. Bay Day in just over a week!
5 April All team lists have
now gone out except for our two 11th grade teams, which will be sorted
soon.Some teams have started practices. We have 3 sixth grade teams, 2
sevenths, 3 eighths, 2 ninths, 2 elevenths and a 13th grade. At the EBOP
manageement committee meeting last night it was decided to keep leagues
the same format as last year, numbers permitting. i.e. premier and 1st
divisions for 8th grade and above. NZ Football have a plan for clubs to
play their 6th to 8th grade football in-house, i.e. not to travel to play
other clubs. We decided against this, with a lot of small clubs making
up our region. Maybe we'll be forced to in the next year or two.
19 March Looks like we do have a 13th grade team, with eleven players now registered. Our AGM is Monday 28 March at school 7.30pm. Hear all about the WaiBOP Federation's plan for our region!!! All Welcome. Intending coaches please attend.
8 March Enrolments went well.
All age groups looking pretty solid, except for 13th grade. We have seven
players, another six would be great. Any 11 or 12 year olds interested
contact Barrie Hawkes urgently.
17 February It's been a long
time!! Our junior enrolments are happening over the next week. Forms are
being given out at Awakeri School tomorrow (Friday). They can be sent
in to the school office next week, or they can be brought to enrolment
afternoon on Wednesday 23 Feb, between 3 and 5pm. Click here
for a copy of the enrolment form.
Our senior club Plains Rangers have started pre-season training. Check out their web site - plainsrangers.com
19 Oct All team photos are on the teams page now. If you want a larger size file for printing a good copy, please email Barrie.
6 Oct If you're going near
Auckland, this Saturday NZ All Whites v Honduras at North Harbour
Stadium would be well worth a watch. See Ryan Nelsen in action, Leo Bertos,
Mark Paston.... Tickets through Ticketek.
30 Sept A successful break-up / prize giving was held on Saturday and lots of fun games to finish the day. Check out our updated honours board to see who got the prizes.
12 Sept 11th gr Magic and 8th
gr Incredibles had their last games yesterday. Magic lost 4 - 1 to Allandale.
Magic put in a good effort. Liam Wilkinson scored a penalty and player
of the day Jaspreet Dharmet was very unlucky when his sweetly hit shot
was well saved by the keeper.
8 Sept Awakeri club break-up
and prize giving on Saturday 25th September, the first Saturday of the
school holidays. 10am to 12 noon. Team photos will be taken unless previously
taken, prize giving and then games against parents.
6 Sept Here are the latest points tables.
5 Sept Four teams played on Saturday, with the Wild Cats having their fourth 4 goal win in a row to finish their season. Emily Julian scored a hat trick. Caleb Marshall saving a goal, with the goal falling apart around him! Read the reports.
2 Sept Here are the latest league tables. Many thanks to ex-Awakeri coach Chris Whitaker for being the results officer. Chris is about to depart for Aussie. All the best Chris!
31 Aug Meeting Tuesday 7th Sept, 7.30pm at school. Coaches please attend. All welcome.
29 Aug The last games for many
grades, though 8th grades, 9th and 11th 1st div still have one or two
weeks to go. Look out for a club meeting next week to finalise our break
up / prize giving day.Well done to the 6th grade for giving us two wins
this week. Here are the reports.
27 Aug The up to date league tables
24 Aug Here are player, parent and coaches codes of conduct. Very interesting reading.
22 Aug Hooray, not too much
rain this Saturday!! Magic won their first game on Saturday in the 11th
grade, awesome work! Sharks were pipped in their final game against Whakatane.
Zalea Tipping scored a hat trick in the 7th grade, the Wild Cats scored
four goals for the third game in a row. Here
is the report.
12 Aug Oops, forgot to upload the report. It's there now! Also, the game between Sharks and Whk Magpies is now at 9am on Saturday. Warm up by watching the Phoenix 7.30pm Friday night!
11 Aug Here are the up to date league tables. Sharks have one game to go, a tough one against Whakatane Magpies this Saturday. Can they hang onto second place? Ten o'clock at Rex Morpeth Park, on the athletic pitch.
8th Aug Wins for Sharks, Wild
Cats and Dolphins with a hard fought 3 all draw for Dragons in the 9th
grade. Quest got a hat trick, including a soaring free kick. Read the
3 Aug The league tables are here. Woh it's tight in the 11th grade premier, Sharks didn't play and they've dropped to fourth!
1 Aug Good clash between the 7th gr Warriors and Aces, a win for the Wild Cats too. Congratulations to Emily Julian and Tara van Beekhuizen for making the 10th gr girls rep team. Read the reports.
27 July The league tables are up to date, thanks Chris Whitaker. Great to see Awakeri Sharks on top of the 11th grade table, even if it's just temporarily!
25 July Football's back on after the holidays and the excitement of the World Cup and NZ doing so well. Exciting games on Saturday. Quest got a hat trick in the 11th grade when Sharks won 7 - 0. Korben Wilson scored, even though he was goal keeper, with a long punt against Saints in the 8th grade. Here are the reports.
4 July Some great close games
on Saturday with the Angels and Comets grabbing wins. There were also
the battles of the Magics and the Jets! Read the
reports. The results and goal scorers for our competitive teams on
.... follow the Results link to the left.
27 June First win of the season
for the Warriors this week. Sharks and Jets also had wins, while there
were a number of close losses. Quest and Zalea Tipping both scored goals.
Read the reports. The league
tables are up to date as at June 17.
21 June Incredibles get their
first win of the season. Korben Wilson's dad Nigel explained to Korben
what a hat trick was, and Korben proved he understood by getting one!
Read the reports.
17 June 11th grade Sharks beat Whakatane Tricky Chicks 1 - 0 in a catch up game, Taylor Harte player of the day and Sean Young the scorer. Good one!
13 June Lots of goal keepers did well yesterday (apart from England's one!), but only one win and a draw from our teams. Oh well, some good games anyway. Read the report.
10 June League tables up to
date. Thanks to Chris Whitaker.
7 June The Sharks continue their good form with their 3rd win in a row in the 11th grade, only one other win... well done 6th grade Awakeri Angels for their 3rd in a row as well. Here are the reports. The World Cup is only a few sleeps away now!!
30 May Another
brilliant result for NZ football with the All Whites beating Serbia 1
- 0 last night in a pre-World Cup 'friendly'. Serbia, ranked 15, (cf NZ
79) were rattled and fans invaded the pitch and threw flares and bottles,
halting the game for several minutes. A special Smeltzy goal gave us the
26 May The competitive league tables are up to date. Follow the link down the left hand side.
25 May Hopefully our kids won't
copy the tactics of the Aussie team last night when they put in some shocking
tackles against our All Whites.
23 May Awakeri Sharks continue
their good form in the 11th grade top division, some big losses too, some
good wins in the 6th grade! Read the
18th May Woh, shame about the
weather on Saturday. Games in the competitive leagues (8th gr prem, 9th
gr and older) will have to be caught up.
10th May Here are the tables for the competitive leagues. Go Sharks!!
9th May A couple of good wins and draws. Kaleb Muggeridge got four goals in his 6th grade game. Read the reports.
5th May Another change to the
draw, 6th grade this time. Paroa Spiders have pulled out of the league.
and will be replaced by Taneatua Tuatara (note this!!) This affects:
27 April First proper games
this Saturday. Yahoo!! Thanks to Whakatane for Bay Day last Sat, it was
great. 11th grade Awakeri Magic, beware you now have no bye. Games
against late entry Opotiki Cobras instead, 19 June at home 10am, 4th Sept
30 March Melissa White has
kindly offered to take on the other 6th grade team, though she will need
help. Check out our teams page.
29 March Teams
are being sorted. A coaches' meeting today made a good start. Sadly we
didn't have enough enrolments to make a 13th grade team. Those players
have been given contacts for other clubs to try.
17 March AGM was successfully held. The club is in a sound state. The name of the club was discussed and it was decided to call ourselves Awakeri Football Club. This will go on a new sponsorship board, being organised by Braden Calder and on all our playing shirts. The capital A logo that the school uses, with the plough in it will also be part of the name. Christian Wetting's father, a founding member of the soccer, oops, football club donated the plough to the school, so it will be good symbolism of the past too. Click here for the president's report.
15 March A reminder about our
AGM this Wednesday, 7.30 at school. There is also a Top School meeting
the same night, don't go to the wrong one!! We'll be in Room 14.
7 March Another great day for NZ football with the Wellington Phoenix winning their minor semifinal against Newcastle in front of 33000 fans. Now they play Sydney away next weekend in the major semi to see who'll play Melbourne in the final.
4 March Lots of enrolments today, especially in younger age groups. Any late enrolments need to come in urgently, plus any unpaid fees. Watch out for the big Phoenix game on Sunday 4 pm.
28 February Enrolments are
next Wednesday 3 March, from 3 - 5 pm at school. If you can't make it,
send in your form and fees to the school office beforehand. Children will
be given out enrolment forms at school tomorrow, but click here
to get one if you like!
22 February Last night of Family soccer next Monday 1st March. Another top day for the Wellington Phoenix, 24000 people saw them beat Perth and get a date with Newcastle on March 7th.
14 February Heady days for NZ football, with the Wellington Phoenix finishing 4th in the A League and earning a home semi final this Sunday (21st) against Perth Glory. Time to be confirmed.
8 February Family soccer is back under way, with six teams enjoying the drizzle tonight. Junior enrolments will be coming up at the end of the month. Anyone wanting to play seniors for Plains Rangers is invited to their first preseason training at Awakeri, Sunday 21st Feb, 4 pm.
30 January Happy New Year all!
A huge year for NZ football, with the World Cup, the Phoenix chasing the
play offs etc. Be part of it all!
No Super Pals again tomorrow night, so there will be a bye.
3 December Who will the All Whites meet at the World Cup??? We find out on Saturday morning, ten to six, live on TV One. Will we be playing England? Brazil? France - the hand ball specialists!? Cristiano Ronaldo? Torres? Who?
23 November Family soccer draw. Two more Monday nights of soccer (30th and 7th) before holiday break. We will resume after the school holidays if teams are keen.
15 Nov What an awesome win by the All Whites last night!!!!!!
8 November We now have eight
teams in family soccer, so no byes.
1 November Family soccer kicks off tomorrow night, still seven teams. One more would eliminate having a bye. Click here for the draw.
29 October Well anyone who
went to that Phoenix game will never forget it! Beating Gold Coast 6 -
23 October Anyone down Wellington way this long weekend? Go see the Phoenix game against league leaders Gold Coast, 5 pm Sunday. Should be good.
20 October Entries are now
being taken for Family Summer Soccer. Mixed, adults and kids, males and
females. Click here to check out the rules.
Email Barrie or phone 3222076
to enter. Monday evenings, 5.45 - 6.45 pm. Three games a night, $30 team
5 October Woh, a couple of huge games for NZ football coming up soon. The All Whites are playing Bahrain early Sunday morning (4.30am) over there and then at home (Wellington) on Nov 14th. If we beat them, we get to the World Cup finals in South Africa next year. The only other time was the famous 1982 All Whites team. Watch it on TV, or even go to Wellington to watch the second game. You could be part of history!
26 September Prize giving was today. Rain cut things short, but we did manage the presentations and photos, just not the games. Congratulations to all our players, specially those who were given awards. Check them out on our honours board. Team photos are on the Teams page, some teams have done their own pics and need to get them to Barrie. If you want a larger file size of any team photo, email Barrie and he'll send you one.
9 September Here is the latest report.
8 September Soccer club break
up to be Saturday 26 September, the first Saturday of the school holidays.
10am to 12 noon. Team photos will be taken unless previously taken, prize
giving and then games against parents. Can all sportsmanship tropies please
be returned to Mr Hawkes as soon as possible.
7 September Club meeting Tuesday 7 pm at Awakeri school. Sorry, reports for last two weeks running late. Finn Spod scored a hat-trick for 8th gr Aces on Saturday.
25 August Good wins and another good 9th grade derby. Zac Fretwell scored 6 in the 13th grade. Three different girls scored in the 6th grade Warriors 3 - 0 win against Allandale. Here are the reports so far. The league tables.
20 August Most games weren't played last Saturday, although 9th gr Awakeri Mosquitoes had a narrow 1 - 0 loss to Whakatane Magpies. Today 11th grade Awakeri Wildhogs played their postponed game against Whakatane Stealth. Wildhogs did very well, despite being exhausted from a whole day of interschool soccer. Stealth won 6 - 0 in the end, but were made to work hard for it.
12 August Here are the up to date league tables, courtesy of Chris Whitaker. 9th grade new rosters were handed out to all players today. This Saturday 8th gr Awakeri Aces are playing the catch up game against Opotiki. Johnny will let you know the details.
9 August Neither team wanted to lose to their mates, so the contest between 9th grade teams Mosquitoes and Sharks was a beauty. Read about it and more in our report.
7 August The Wellington Phoenix start their new A league season this Sunday, away to Newcastle Jets. It's on Sky TV at 5 pm. Check out our senior club's Phoenix pages.
3 August The junior girls Awakeri Angels had their first win ever. Congrats to Geoff and the team! Here are the reports.
28 July Soccer's back on after
the holidays. The best result was probably a 3 - 3 draw for Sharks in
the 9th grade against one of the top teams. The match up between the two
7th grade teams was a good one as well. Here are the
10 July Very muddy conditions,
and a first win the 9th grade Awakeri Sharks were highlights. Three wins
and a draw on Saturday! Here's the report.
Our highest placed team is Awakeri Hawks in the 11th grade 1st division.
Well done Mike and team!
30 June Congratulations to Jacob Davis, selected in the 8th grade rep squad, and Quest Tipping in the 9th grade squad. Shane Hope got into the 11th grade team too. Here are the latest reports. We managed one draw!
22 June The league tables are up to date. Which Awakeri team is highest in their table???
21 June First wins of the season
for 13th grade Avatars and 7th grade Midgets. Emily Julian hit the post
four times, leaving her dad "needing counseling after the game"!
Read the reports. Good luck to our
players going to rep trials today and tomorrow.
12 June The Awakeri fields are closed for junior soccer tomorrow. If you're playing away from home, listen to radio 1XX for cancellations.
Tomorrow morning NZ v World champions Italy, live Sky Sport 2 starts 6.45
7 May Another day of few wins, but a first win for 6th grade Awakeri Fliers... Well done to Craig and the team. Here are the reports. Watch out for the All Whites playing in the Confederations Cup over the next week. We're playing the World's best!
31 May Some teams played and some didn't (Queen's Birthday weekend) but some good games especially in the younger age groups. Here are the reports.
26 May Ouch!! 11 losses out
of 13 games! Oh well, we had some pretty strong opposition.
22 May At last, here are some
pics of the 11th grade game at Matata last Saturday. Good luck tomorrow
everyone! If anyone takes photos of games that can be published, contact
17 May Both Awakeri's junior
girls team playing each other was a hgihlight for Saturday's games. Emily
Julian scored a hat trick. Jacob Davis, Marshall McGuire and Liam McCormick
all scored 2 goals each. Read the reports.
11 May A good start for our teams on Saturday, with lots of close games in the competitive grades and more wins than losses. Quite a few players in their first ever games of soccer won players of the day. Only a brief report this week, with, sorry not all teams listed.
6 May The first games for all
teams are this Saturday. Coaches make sure you have your gear.
27 April Players have been
given their schedule of games for the season today, with also the roster
of who is on manager and transport for each game (although younger age
groups are being given out tomorrow). Most teams are entered in Bay Day
on Saturday, but a few are not. Check your child's roster for that info.
The start times for Saturday are not yet available. Most teams are starting
to practice this week.
8 April Team lists have been given out at school today, just the 11th grade teams to be given out tomorrow (Thursday). Make sure you got yours! We still need a coach for one of the 8th grade teams, urgently!! Email me or ring 3222076
31 March There is a coaches' meeting at school, Room 14, this Sunday morning, 10 am. All welcome. We are still looking for a 6th gr, a 7th gr, and an 8th gr coach. Ring Barrie 073222076 urgently if you're keen, or email. Team lists should start coming out next week. There are also coaching courses available on May 1st and May 15th, again, let Barrie know if you're interested.
4 March The AGM was successful, with the finances in good heart and officers elected (see club history). Discussion on the plans for all girls leagues in 6th and 7th grades, the state of the fields, coaches and enrolments. Read the president's report. There is a referees course this Sunday, if anyone is keen, contact Barrie immediately.
1 March A good lot of enrolments.
Hurry up if you are enrolling late!! You might miss out!
23 Feb Enrolments are this
Friday, from 3 - 5 pm at Awakeri School. Forms will be handed out
to students at Awakeri School on Tuesday. They are also available
10 Feb The family soccer draw is in the links column to the left.
31 Jan 09 Our senior club Plains
Rangers are starting pre-season training, at Awakeri on Sunday 8th
Feb at 4.30pm, with a friendly kick-around. If you want to join in, just
turn up or email Barrie Hawkes.
Plains Rangers senior mens team plays in BOP div one. If there is enough
interest there could be a women's team too.
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