12th Grade Girls at Alan Fraser Memorial Tournament 2019
The 12th Grade Girls have ended up 10th in the Waimak Tournament for 2019 after losing 1-0 in a penalty shootout in their final match. The Girls won 1, drew 3 and lost 2 games throughout the tournament scoring 4 goals (Lauren 2, Matilda and Tia) while conceding only 10, 6 of which came in one game to the eventual runners up, Cash-Tech, who also play in their Saturday division and have not been beaten this season. The Girls missed out on qualifying second in their group by goal difference only which would have had them finish in the Top Six. There were plenty of positives to come out of the tournament. They played girls that were bigger and stronger with girls grades there is flexibility around ages so that teams can be filled and the girls came across some big teams. Our girls have several that are smaller and younger and still got stuck in using their shoulders to push some bigger girls off the ball. They don’t hold back despite the height difference. Arguably our best result may have been the 0-0 draw with Mid Canterbury who are a team that I believe have been coached in the past by Canterbury Pride players as well. We fought very hard in that game and got a well-deserved point. Throughout the tournament each opposition team picked our MVP for each match and at the end of the tournament Hanna, who played goalkeeper and defender was awarded the honour from our team. Holly was also outstanding who also played goalkeeper and defender and probably would have been our coaches choice as well. Tia scored her first ever goal in the 1-1 draw with Selwyn as well. You could mention every player and something special that each of them did Results: Saturday Games: V Waitaki Football 2-1, V Cash-Tech 0-6, V Waimak 1-1 Sunday Games: V Cash-Tech 0-1, V Mid Canterbury 0-0, V Selwyn 1-1 (0-1 on Penalties)
9th Grade Champions at the Christchurch International Cup 2018
In the middle weekend of the school holidays the Christchurch International Cup took place at the Christchurch Football Centre in Yaldhurst.
The tournament attracted teams from not only Christchurch but all around the country. Our 9th Grade team were in a Pool with Christchurch United Blue, Dunedin Technical and St Albans Shirley
The team started with a hard fought draw with Christchurch United Blue 3-3. With the team leading 2-0 at halftime, Christchurch United Blue then bounced back in the 2nd half to lead 3-2. However, the team never gave up and managed to get the equalling goal. A solid way to start and the tough defence in the game by Samuel Clements, Nathan Sawyer and Oscar van Oneselen set the tone for the rest of the tournament.
Next up was Dunedin Technical with the team coming out on top with a 5-1 win. The foundations were set early on by some great defending by Cam Landstra which allowed Matt Sellers and Archie Docherty in particular to use their skills in attack. They both help setup and score goals, great to get the first win out of the way.
The last Pool game saw us take on St Albans Shirley and notched up our 2nd win with an 8-1 result. The whole team showed great work ethic and attitude in this game, proven by having 5 different scorers and saw us come away with victory and top spot in our Pool.
Onto the quarter final vs Cashmere Technical. It was not the teams best performance in the tournament but they still managed to get the result they were after winning 4-3.
Once again the teams work ethic shone through and they attitude of never giving up meant they came out on top.
Finals day saw the day start with a semi final vs Maori Hill from Dunedin and a 4-1 win to secure the place in the Final later in the day. The team all rose to the occasion and played at a new level compared to the previous day. The team was lead by example by Isaac Cooper who was pushed forward into an attacking role and this paid dividends for the whole teams performance.
The Final would take place vs Aoraki. Once again the teams performance rose to the occasion and all the players stuck to the tasks and instructions given. This enabled the team to play the game they wanted and to their credit they came away with a resounding 6-0 win to take the title.
A huge thank you to all the players, coach & management team, parents and supporters, you represented the club well.
Please click on the link below to view highlights from the Final
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