West Coburg Football Club

Round 2 wrap

Hello all supporters and friends of West Coburg FC.  A Happy and Safe Easter to you and your families.

Round 2 of the EDFL season again saw encouraging results for West Coburg FC throughout all age groups.  The juniors saw four of its eight teams having 2nd Round success, while the seniors saw the U18’s have a narrow loss to Hadfield while the Reserves and Seniors again having  resounding wins against Hadfield.

At Senior level, a fantastic supporter turnout to Shore Reserve in almost perfect playing conditions, saw the U18’s squander opportunities to win the tight fought match however the seemingly lack of fitness among the playing group took its toll in the dying minutes of the last quarter.

The Reserves again showed that it will be hard to beat in 2014 as it defends its Premier title while the Senior team again showed lethal accuracy in the opening quarter to bang on 9 straight goals to put a stranglehold on the game early.  Ruairi Cleary’s return from Coburg VFL saw him boot 5 goals as did Alex Stewart while Tom Watterson was nominated best on ground.

Round 1 Senior results

Under 18.5 defeated by Hadfield  9.10 – 64 to 11.15 – 81

Goal Kickers: Goal Kickers: C. Martin 2, J. Abruzzese Board , P. Martin , B. Vear , J. Martini , C. Doherty , E. Kuyucu , A. Zammit

Best Players: C. Doherty, A. Zammit, A. Taleb, B. Vear, E. Pring, W. Karaan

Reserves defeated Hadfield  25. 15 – 165 to 7. 3 – 45

Goal Kickers: S. Anchen 6, S. O’Leary 3, J. El-Khoury 2, J. Tsonis 2, S. Mete 2, T. Baravi 2, S. Elmi 2, J. Ibrahim , R. Peckham , C. Kyvetos , L. Tolliday , A. Sidhom , W. Seoud

Best Players: T. Baravi, J. Tsonis, S. Anchen, P. Di Giangregorio, S. Elmi, M. Serruto ,A. Doherty

Seniors defeated Hadfield  22. 7 – 139 to 6.16 – 52

Goal Kickers: A. Stewart 5, R. Cleary 5, D. Kutrolli 2, F. Akkari 2, M. Abdulwahed 2, A. Fitaax 2, R. Hudson , F. Akkari , J. Gloury , T. McMillan

Best Players: T. Watterson, B. Hopkins, T. Drake, O. Saad, R. Hudson, J. Gloury

· Saturday 19 April. No games over the Easter weekend.

· Saturday 26 April 2014 All three West Coburg senior teams host Craigieburn at Shore Reserve, Pascoe Vale Sth.

Our U12 Squad will provide some half time entertainment participating in a handball competition.

Pencil in these Dates

Saturday 10th May—West Coburg FC Bingo Night commencing 6.30pm arrive for 7pm start. Refer to attached flyer for details.

Friday 18th July West Coburg FC Ball.  The Club will hold its Annual Ball, so please clear your calendar and pencil this great night in.  Further details will follow as the season progresses.

Donations for fundraising events

The club is seeking donations from members, supporters and families to help with our fundraising efforts in 2014.

Donations will be used for our very popular ‘Bingo Night’, our fun filled ‘End of Year Parents Dinner’ or any other event that is held to raise funds for our club.

Donations can come in many shapes and forms. Some  ideas include:

· Chocolates

· Alcohol

· Candles

· Gift Vouchers

· Cosmetics

· Services – gardening, building etc

· Fruit Basket

Junior families can pass any donations on to Team Managers while other club members  can contact Joanne 0412 505 505 or Rita 0409 216 706

Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Helpers wanted for fundraising BBQ

The club is calling on members, supporters and families to help with a fundraising BBQ on Easter Sunday, April 20 at Bunnings Coburg

If you could spare an hour or two to help cook or serve on the day it would be terrific.

Funds raised will assist the club. If you can help either call Karen Doherty on 0438243982 or email social@wcfc.com.au leaving your name and contact phone number.

Donations needed for fundraising efforts

Our Club is seeking donations from members, supporter and families to help with our fundraising efforts in 2014.

Donations will be used for our very popular ‘Bingo Night’, our fun filled ‘End of Year Parents Dinner’ or any other events held to raise funds for our footy club.

Donations can come in many shapes and form. Some ideas are:

  • Chocolates
  • Alcohol
  • Candles
  • Gift Vouchers
  • Cosmetics
  • Services – gardening, building etc
  • Fruit Basket

Junior families can pass any donations on to Team Managers or by contacting Joanne 0412 505 505 or Rita 0409 216 706.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Round 1 wrap

The opening round of the EDFL season saw a wonderful start for West Coburg FC throughout all age groups. The juniors saw six of its eight teams have opening round success, while the seniors saw all three teams have resounding opening round wins against Oak Park.

At Senior level, the 2014 season promises to be a much more competitive year. The appointment of Digby Morrell has seen a renewed sense of optimism and belief within the playing group that has been reflected throughout the pre-season training and practice matches. It is only early days but with the return to the Club of Jarrod Smith, Fawez and Fouad Akkari, Mo Abdulwahed and Stefan Berak coupled with the return of our younger brigade from Coburg Tigers including Tom Drake, Omar Saad and Setanta Macaodha our future looks bright in 2014.

It was commented last Saturday how strong an outfit our Reserves team looked. There are many players in the twos that could walk into many other senior teams and this is what makes for a great team. When there is week in week out pressure on those fortunate enough to represent our Club at senior level there will no room for complacency on any of the boys throughout 2014.

Round 1 Senior results

Under 18.5 defeated Oak Park 14. 18 – 102 to 8. 10 – 58

Goal Kickers: C. Clemente 4, A Mohamud 2, J Abruzzese Board 2, J. Martini, B. Vear, A. Taleb, E. Kuyucu, B. Mehhan, J Drummond 1

Best: C. Clemente, A. Taleb, J. Martini, B. Vear, C. Martin, C. Doherty

Reserves defeated Oak Park 15. 17 – 107 to 2. 7 – 19

Goal kickers: S. Elmi2, S. Mete 2, M. Stumpo 2, D. McMillan 2, D. Francis 2, T Baravi, A Sidhom, D. Kutrolli, A Doherty, M. De Petro

Best: D. McMillan, J. Ibrahim, D. Kutrolli, M. Stumpo, S. Elmi, D. Francis.

Seniors defeated Oak Park 18. 15 – 123 to 7. 6 – 48

Goal kickers: R. Hudson 3, J. Morano 3, A. Stewart 3, S. Berak 2, F. Akkari 2, D. Morell 2, P. Schwalger, B. Hopkins, F. Akkari.

Best: P. Schwalger, A. Stewart, T. Watterson, B. Hopkins, T. McMillan, S. MacAodha

This Saturday 12 April 2014 Shore Reserve, Pascoe Vale South

All three senior teams play Hadfield at home this week. Play commences approximately 9.30am with our U18’s followed by our Reserves at midday followed by the seniors at 2.15pm. Our Reserves unfurl their 2013 flag prior to the games commencement.

Saturday 26 April 2014 West Coburg host Craigieburn at Shore Reserve.

No games over the Easter weekend.

Social Memberships

2014 Social Club Memberships

The Club actively seeks all supporters to commit to the Club by purchasing a social membership. A membership form is attached for your consideration. Membership is a vital part of the Club’s revenue and fosters a sense of pride and belonging to a local club that spans a history that dates back to the late 1920’s. There are four membership categories: Concession, Full Member, Full Couple and the 250 Club.

The 250 Club is a new initiative aimed at generating additional Club revenue and giving supporters an opportunity to support the Club at a special level. Membership will entitle you to drinks and finger food at half time of the seniors home matches, receive exclusive emails from our senior coach – Digby Morrell and invitation to a 250 Club luncheon during the home and away season. Any questions please direct them to Club President – David Gloury on 0429 121 426.

West Coburg FC Ball

The Club will hold its Annual Ball on Friday 18th July, so please clear your calendar and pencil this great night in. Further details will follow as the season progresses.

Congratulations John Appleyard

A big congratulations goes out to John Appleyard who was recently presented with an Australian Government Sports Achievement Award by Kelvin Thompson, Federal Member for Wills in recognition of the outstanding service that he has made to the West Coburg Cricket Club and the West Coburg Sports Club. On behalf of the West Coburg FC, the Committee congratulates John on his well deserved award. ‘Apples’ is a big supporter of the West Coburg Football Club and although largely is associated with our cricket cousins, he is always tirelessly working for the whole West Coburg sporting community.

Well done ‘Apples’!