Presentation on theme: "We asked our grade convenors to put together some highlights – This is what we received."— Presentation transcript:
We asked our grade convenors to put together some highlights – This is what we received
Warning Some of the facts and figures dont completely align with the principles of WOF So please dont take them home or use them in any, way, shape or form that could be construed as competitive But, seriously:
PDP Grade 8; 66 players Grade 7; 75 players Grade 6; 55 players During the hours of 8.30 – am on a Saturday the team trained 196 players In-house programme at Karori Park Every 3 rd week it was festival week
Sonic Sixers (PDP) Starting the season having never played a game of football, our Grade 6 kids can now dribble, pass, shoot, tackle, trick and turn. Its been great to watch as players learn to make use of space, pass to team mates (although only after they realise they are part of a team!) and even beat other players with a deft step over!
Super Sevens and 8 th Grade (PDP) Grades 7 and 8 picked up where they left off last season, adding clever tactical thinking, formidable teamwork and athletic prowess to their already impressive range of skills and tricks - Barcelona watch out! Our teams - from the Lions to the Gazelles and the Jaguars - had the chance to strut their stuff against and along side other Karori teams each week, in preparation for Festival Week - our opportunity to test ourselves against other clubs
Overheard during Festival Week Another team, having just scored were celebrating that they were actually beating a Karori team Its great to see our teams set the benchmark for talent, skill and ability!
9 th Grade Grade Nine had 7 teams play the season with a total of 63 players All up the teams won 38% of their games and lost 44%. Our top performing team was the Fire in the top division that won 25 of its 36 games and was unbeaten in July and August. Whilst teams from other clubs moved up and down the divisions; our teams stayed in the place they started
Probably the best statistic is that in the second half of the season our teams collectively did twice as well as they did in the first half. Of the seven teams only one did less well in the second half - so clearly as they trained and played together they were actually getting better - BRILLIANT!
Thanking Teams across the grade had expert help and on behalf of all the parents we'd like to thank Tayo, Conor, Jamie and Binney whose patience and understanding always out did all of ours. Also of course I'd like to thank my lead coaches for our ungraded teams - Richard, Phil, Peter, David and Andrew. For our graded teams parent support was always strong with parents taking on all kind of rolls including coaching, refereeing, bag carrying, videoing, photographer and a whole lot else beside - thank you to you all, you know who you are and why you are important.
our biggest thanks go to Greg Kerr who has brought us as a Grade all the way to this point and whose constant enthusiasm to take it further is going to be sorely missed – Greg there is still time to change your mind - we don't care that you've bought a house in Tauranga! Greg we will carry on.... See you in Manchester - Greg knows what this means......
10 th Grade Zofia Wisniewski Grade 10 convenor
"Wham", "bam", "boof"... Thats the sound of Grade 10 balls flying into the nets 371 times this season!! Plenty of action from 8 teams. Coaches to be celebrated are Paul Madigan, Tayo, Chris Sperring, Martin Foye, David Carrigan, Hanno Schupp, John Grimwood, William Knight and Mike Williams. Thanks to all their assistants and managers also. 2 teams in the travel league, Bertos and Reid, and had good results from them. Great commitment from the team members and their parents. Looking forward to next season and moving up to 7 aside.
11 th Grade - by the numbers 6 football teams; FURY, GALAXY, PHOENIX, ROAR, SPURS and UNITED 59 bags of jelly snakes eaten. 4 burst footballs. 2 bad refereeing decisions. 21 cross bars hit. 4 penalties saved. One broken pair of glasses. 13 bent pump needles. Virtually no mud. And 65 happy kids!!
Kens comments The trials brought 6 new kids up from lower division teams into our top 2 teams. Our coaches have been breeding new blood every season for our elite teams. Our coach pool has picked up one new coach who brought life to the Galaxy with the cry off pass pass pass from the sideline. Their team goal was to string passes together during the game not just score and it worked. Our top 11 th grade team qualified for the Travelling League A section and held their own during the season in an extremely competitive environment. MANY THANKS to the coaches of G11 who have been supporting our club and kids for a few years now. It makes the life of a coordinator easy when the coaches dont cause you any trouble!
Grade 12: The Numbers WDLFA Ninjas Vikings Warriors Pirates Samurai TOTALS teams 56 players 52 boys 4 girls 45 different goal scorers 13 players scored 4 or more goals Sam Adams (Ninjas):11 Conor Dewhurst (Vikings):5 Antony Wong (Warriors):7 Tom Colson (Pirates):8 Carl Jeffries (Samurai):6 STATISTICS ARE LIKE BIKINISTHEY SHOW A LOT BUT NOT EVERYTHING
Grade 12: A Season of 2 Halves WDLFAWDLFA Ninjas Vikings Warriors Pirates Samurai T OTALS Ninjas start in Travel League Westfinish in Travel League B Vikings start in Travel League Cstay there all season Warriors start in Combined Blackmove up to Combined Yellow Pirates start in Combined Redmove down to Combined Green Samurai start in Combined Greenstay there all season
Grade 12: Highlights THE BARCELONA EFFECT Unsolicited praise from opposition coaches for the Ninjas attractive style of football YOU ARE NEVER A LOSER UNTIL YOU QUIT TRYING Strong finishes to the season by Ninjas, Pirates and Samurai IT AINT OVER TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS Vikings doubling their win tally with a victory in their final match of the season IF WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING, WHY DO THEY KEEP SCORE? Warriors keep scoring at the same rate (2 goals per game) after promotion
Grade 12: Highlights THOSE BRIGHTLY COLOURED BOOTS FINALLY PAY OFF Pirates, Ninjas and Samurai finding their scoring touch in the second half of the season OUR EMPHASIS IS ON EXECUTION, NOT WINNING Pirates certainly executed the latter part of their season (7 wins, 1 draw) ALL COACHING IS, IS TAKING A PLAYER WHERE HE CAN'T TAKE HIMSELF Fantastic coaching right through the Grade helping the players to develop their football skills and awareness THERES NO I IN TEAM A great group of team managers and parents providing tremendous support to the teams and players throughout the season
13 th Grade Approximately 80 players for 6 teams; Minimal defections to Wgtn College; Stu Connollys United big improvers after suffering early season thrashings; Ainsley Simmonds Wanderers a dramatic turnaround with 3 wins and a draw after 3 prior seasons of constant development/rebuilding; Simon Woolfs Hawks a fairly successful (apart from the Wanderers match ambush) happy team that could springboard Woolfs political career;
13 th Grade Chris Moores Phoenix started slowly but developed well to finish with more wins than losses; Gareth & Mikes Promo team the best G13 2 nd team in Wellington. Both deserve contract renewals to achieve the long term plan; Kevin & Tonys JPL team dominating league and cup champions with 14 wins, 2 draws & no losses. Both already reappointed for next season with upgraded contracts (new jackets please Heather); FTC Districts, FTC Gold and NTC reps.
14 Promo – Home final in Super Seven Bowl competition this Saturday v Miramar. Coaches Jamon (16) and Liam (14). 14 JPL – second in JPL (due to goal difference!) Home final in Super Seven Cup this Saturday v Wests. Coaches John Masseurs and Tony Straugheir coached for nine years. Have three originals – Jacob, Ellery, Jackson.
Grade 14 Vipers – Combined league Vipers finish second. 8 wins, 3 losses. 50 goals for; 18 against. Coaches Stephen Perrott and Steve Hughes. Stephen P has coached same team for nine years Has four of his original – Johnny, Tristan, Alex, Declan.
U17 Coach, Guy Smith, Manager, Bec Belchambers Highlights: Won first round with only one loss Won second round with no losses 14 th grade players helped out also during the season Some players also played in first and second mens team
RHFA Update Partnership with Ricki Herbert expanded in 2013 to incorporate: Term 2 & 3 in-house 8 week development courses 3 School holiday 3 day courses ran in association with WKAFC (May, July and October holidays) Tayo Aqunlejika our junior coach co-ordinator is now part of the RHFA coaching staff for the holiday programmes Several Karori Junior boys selected by RHFA to travel to Texas in 2014 – Conor Butler – Jacob Masseurs – Jackson Straghier – Oliver Whyte NOW taking enrollments for October holiday programme - October 2-4, at Te Whaea