THE New Norfolk Soccer Club has thanked all its coaches – Lisa Fraser, Ben Rainbird, Janelle Maw, Ben Shaw, Jason Priest, Paul Kelleher, Bianca Tolputt, Dallas Featherstone, Jason Wilton, Matt Rose, Alyce Jordan, Wade Coleman and Andrew Nichols – for providing such wonderful direction and encouragement to their charges this season. Thanks also to those coaches and parents who provided match reports every week.
The trophy day for all age groups from Under 6 to Under 14 will be held in the rotunda at Tynwald Park this Saturday, September 7, starting promptly at 11am. Teams are asked to assemble no later than 10.45am. Food and drinks will be provided for players and coaches, while family and friends are asked to make a gold coin donation. The committee looks forward to celebrating the season with everyone.
Under 6 Red had a fantastic end to the season against Moonah with wonderful goals by Jade, Tristan and Campbell and great captaincy by Tobias. Well done and thank you boys on a great season - Coach Lisa.
Under 6 Black finished the season with a great game played in sunny conditions. Congratulations to all team members, you all played a great season and a big thank you to their coach Ben Rainbird.
Under 6 White finished their season with a great game against Holy Rosary. The way the boys have improved through the season is a credit to them. High-fives all round Liam, Will, Brady, Tristan and Anthony. Well done – Coach Janelle.
Under 7 Red had great game with a lot of goals scored by everyone. Well done J’Khobi, Nayte, Makayla, Caitlin, Daniel and Mia – Coach Ben Shaw.
Under 7 Black had a great game against Metro. Jack and Cale worked well as forwards, along with Jacob Priest, Jacob White and Hamish in defence. The boys worked as a team to score numerous goals. Congratulations on a great season boys and thank you to our coach Jason Priest. We hope to see you all next year.
Under 7 White had a bye.
Under 8 congratulations to all Under 8s on their last game for the year. Going down by one to Moonah Primary, our goal-scorers were Caleb and Cruez. Well done to Caleb and Oliver in goals. Thanks to Abby for playing the whole game for Moonah. Luke, Cody, Sam, Georgia and Maiken all played a great game. Each and every one of you should be proud of yourselves, you have all come a long way this year – Coach Bianca.
Under 9 congratulations Under 9s on your final game for the season. We went out with a 9-0 win against Derwent United. Goal-scorers were Jacob 3, Brock 2, Maddy 2 and Luke 2. Some great saves were made in goals by Luke and Alex Bourne along with some massive kick-outs and as always great defence work and hard running by Aidan, Ostyn, Kiara, Alex Gunn, Alex McMillan and Austin. Well done everyone on a fantastic season. A massive thank you to Jason and Dallas for coaching, we can't wait to be a part of it all again next year!
Under 10 was defeated by Brighton Gold. All team members are to be congratulated on a very impressive season. Goal scorers for the final game were Jed 2, Dylan 2, and Ella. Many thanks to Coach Matt and his assistants Ellie and Deb.
Under 11 had an awesome game against Bagdad for their final for the season. This game was by far the best played to date with all players giving 100%. It was a very close loss considering we had no subs and played on the larger field (more running) and quite a few offside goals were counted for the other team. Well done to Jacob, Jacob, Josh, Lilli, Cody, AJ, Nick, Kasey and Monique. I am so proud of you guys, you will be a hard team to beat next year! It makes being a coach so rewarding – Coach Alyce.
Under 14C played a sensational game against Taroona at Tynwald Park to end the season with a 6-1 win. All players should be proud of themselves as they all put in 100% effort and the teamwork was a pleasure to watch. I think it was their best game in a great season. Goal-scorers were Thomas Fulton, Daniel Groom, Jordan Bailey and Blake Priest all scoring one each while Jayden Bartels scored two. Thank you for a great season team, well done and we hope to see you on the field again next year. Thank you to coaches Andrew Nichols and Wade Coleman.
Under 14D played Nelson at Wentworth Park in an evenly matched game that eventually saw New Norfolk win 1-0. Britney White scored our goal. The match was a good team effort and it’s great to see how much everyone has improved over the season. Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you to coaches Wade Coleman and Andrew Nichols.