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Need to buy shorts, socks or shin pads?  If so, these can be purchased from us whilst we are at Glenbrook Oval during April, Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.  Also, boot swap will be available … but please keep these neat.  Space is at a premium, so your assistance with this would be really appreciated :).  The club house will not be open until we are back at Knapsack – fyi.

The fixtures for the 2018 season for teams U8 and up have been published. Only the first 3 rounds for teams U11 and up are available. Click here and select 2018 WINTER in the competition drop down; use the “Other Filters” to select your team and period for the fixtures.

Click here for the U5 to U7 MiniRoo fixtures for April.  These games are being played in two sessions at Glenbrook Oval – U5 and U7 teams at 9:00am and U6 teams at 10:30am.

Roster for games at Glenbrook Oval is now available. Click here.

Players urgently needed in the following age groups: U12 boys
Vacancies exist in U8s, U9s, U17.1
All other age groups are full

Registration information for Players, Coaches & Managers

See below for the details, as well as Additional Information for Players and a calendar of Key Events until season kick-off (Pre-Season Info).  We think we’ve uploaded or hyperlinked all the information that you need, so please have a read through these.  If we’ve missed anything, just let us know (registrar@bmfc.com.au).

Match Report – 15.1 – 21/04/2018

Match Report – 15.1 – Game Date: 21/04/2018

BMFC 15.1: 5
vs
St Clair United SC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (3), Alex C, David

Player of the Match: Alex C

Match Report: School holidays and injuries depleted our numbers again so for the second week in a row David was kind enough to help us out

With an early morning start for sleepy teenagers, it is always an anxious opening few minutes to see if everyone is switched on – they were; Martin, Max & Jacob worked hard to win the important midfield battle. At the back, Captain Jake was paired with Alex L in the heart of defence with the usual pairing of Millsy & Aidy unavailable & played well together for the first time there

Our first goal came when Alex C took a quick corner that came back out to him. Alex is a natural left footer so to see him hit a ball with his right from the edge of the box and fly into the bottom corner was awesome!

Ethan added a second after Alex C tee’d him up and David made it three with a sharp finish in a crowded box. St Clair pulled one back just prior to half time with a great individual run & finish

Ethan was chopped down in the box early in the second half & with regular penalty taker Aidy away Damo grabbed the ball – hitting the target but a little too close to the keeper who saved well

Ethan got two more to complete his hat-trick and throughout the game we played some super football & created a lot of chances

Keastie & Sam were solid as rocks in the two book end positions of right and left back; Eli made a couple of great saves when called upon and his distribution was excellent; James bombed up and down the right wing getting crosses in

Player of the week though to Alex C for a really great all round game

Match Report – 16.2 – 14/04/2018

Match Report – 16.2 – Game Date: 14/04/2018

BMFC 16.2: 3
vs
Springwood United FC Inc: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Billy Moar (3)

Player of the Match: Aidan Monaco

Match Report: It was a warm and windy afternoon at Summerhayes Park for our clash with an under strength Springwood who had no subs, compared to our three.

With Zach Kingsford away on school camp and Greg “Supercoach” Bowe away on other family commitments, it was time for one and all to step up, and step up the boys did!

From the outset it was a tremendous team effort, putting into practice the positive team structure and football Greg has guided us towards playing. Excellent possession football. Fine positional play and covering of each other. Consistent winning of contested ball. Composure in defence. Determination in attack.

Our passing game built pressure and momentum and led to a hat trick of goals for Billy Moar who made the most of his opportunity to have a run up front. His speed and determination were too much for the opposition to handle.

Special mentions go to Will Foreman who was fast and strong in the midfield, Luke Doughty who made some terrific incisive runs from defence, Zach “Scoooooobes” Scoble who distributed the ball forward superbly when under pressure and Heath Stanners who dominated the middle of the park in attack.

Much to his surprise, Robbie Churchill was given a chance to have a run. As he does when keeping, he was full of energy and creativity and was unlucky not to snatch a goal for himself!

Aidan Monaco earned Man of the Match honours on the back of numerous fine attacking runs down the left side, as well as some excellent defensive work. His skill on the ball and decision making were outstanding.

Making the most of our corners and using both sides of the field to create space (even when the wind pushes us to one side) are two areas for improvement we can work.

The most pleasing aspect of this very good win was perhaps how much the boys enjoyed playing skilful team football.

It was a fine performances across the park this week, which gives us a fabulous basis to build upon in the coming weeks.

Match Report – O35.1 – 15/04/2018

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 15/04/2018

BMFC O35.1: 10
vs
Hazelbrook FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Suarez (3), Lowndsey (2), JB (2), Iceman (pen), OG (2)

Player of the Match: JB

Match Report: With almost half the team away, 10 of us travelled up the hill to a blustery Lawson Oval.

Our opponents only had 6 available players but were able to borrow 5 from the other 35’s team playing prior to get 11 on the park. An interesting loophole in this years 35’s competition as the Hazo team playing prior were actually the div 2 team from last year (we were playing the div 3 team from last year in our game). Everyone was happy as we got to play a game.

Despite only having 10 we played with intensity from the off and were three up mid way through the first half thanks to a quick corner between Cobra & Greenie feeding JB on the edge of the box to slot home; a JB cross that was powerfully headed home, by a Hazo player and a super finish with his left peg from Lowndsey.

At half time Marty was so happy with the way we were playing he said there would be no changes to the current line up – Management genius.

Playing with the wind in the second half it was important to get our shots on target otherwise we’d have to wait 5 minutes for the ball to be retrieved (the spare ball was being used as a foot rest by one of the spectators who was loathed to give it up).

A glut of goals came mid way through the half as Hazo tired – Suarez bagging a hat trick – a bullet header and stealing one off Sean the Sheep included. Lowndsey & JB doubled their bounty for the day. Iceman rolled a penalty in as only he can & the Hazo keeper scored a bizarre own goal – attempting to clear a back pass under pressure from JB he hoiked the ball skywards, the wind caught it & it bounced backwards into the net.

Lowndsey was denied a hat trick – he claimed it was the hand of God that aided him scoring it. Gouda was the just reward.

Match Report – 8.White – 14/04/2018

Match Report – 8.White – Game Date: 14/04/2018

BMFC 8.White:
vs
Blaxland FC:

BMFC Goal Scorers: William Wood – 1 Goal, Eloise Bland – 2 Goals

Player of the Match: Eloise Bland

Match Report: A great team effort by BMFC U/8 White this week against Blaxland Red. The first half was tightly contested with some end to end running by both teams. The goal keeping duo of Ari Rowland and Finn Story made it hard for Blaxland to score. They were supported by solid defence from Eden Bell, Lachlan Perrin and Felix Mossman. The solid defence allowed the forwards to make good runs to the opposition half where Brax Newton, Eloise Bland and William Woods kept the defenders and goalkeepers busy. It was a great improvement from previous games, they keep getting better each week.
It was a spirited effort by both teams and an enjoyable game to watch.

Match Report – 16.2 – 07/04/2018

Match Report – 16.2 – Game Date: 07/04/2018

BMFC 16.2: 1
vs
Colo Soccer FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Gus Langworthy

Player of the Match: Zach “Scooooobes” Scoble

Match Report: It’s great to be back for season 2018. A big thank you to all on the BMFC Committee for the tremendous work you have all done in preparing for the season, especially Sandy who has done an amazing job of helping us find training facilities to use. We can’t thank you all enough! [BMFC Editor’s Note: You’re welcome].

After putting in strong trial game performances against Blaxland 16/2’s and BMFC 15/1’s, we travelled to Cougar Park for our first match of the season proper.

With yours truly absent on refereeing duties for the start of the game it was left to Captain Gus and “Super Coach” Greg to get the boys ready to take the field. It turned out to be a good tactic as the boys hit the ground running!

We quickly settled into playing fine team football. Moving the ball about with skill and good awareness saw us take control of the game early. Impressive switches and fine passing were the order of the day. It really was impressive football!

With instructions to “have a shot if you get a sniff at goal”, Sean, Heath and Gus all unloaded with fine shots! Lachlan “Eric” Jones tried to convert a half chance via a rabona but it didn’t end so well! Great to see Eric being creative and giving it a go though!

Our first goal of the season was a fine controlled effort from Gus who cut through the defence, positioned himself well and slotted the ball expertly past the keeper!

Despite continuing to play good football we were unable to grab another goal. A late goal to Colo motivated us to really push forward but the final result remained a solid 1-1 draw.

We took the opportunity in our first game to try some players in different positions which meant we probably lost a bit of shape at times but this will stand us in good stead as the season progresses.

“Scoooooobes” earned Man of the Match honours with some fine defensive work and deft passing from the back. He had it on a string!!

He was well backed up by fine performances from Gus, Chris, Will Foreman and Will Cooke. Billy also played very well in his first full time game back with this group of boys. It’s great to have you back!

The final score was perhaps not a true reflection of the quality of football played by each team but that’s how football goes sometimes.

It was a really positive first up effort with many good signs of things to come. The boys seemed to thoroughly enjoy playing fine team football. It’s going to be another terrific season!

Match Report – O35.F1 – 08/04/2018

Match Report – O35.2 – Game Date: 08/04/2018

BMFC O35.2: 3
vs
Glenmore Park FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Crank x2, G x1

Player of the Match: All

Match Report:

It was a dark and stormy day that version 11 of our team took to the field for the first time for 2018. The day was stinking hot and the start time was 1pm so the run was never going to be easy!

To sum it up in a few words, we came out strong, then the heat hit everyone and at the end of 90 minutes we were on top by a goal!

Some highlights in there were Crusty’s saves, Mardy’s possession, Crank’s goals, Mayo’s availability of ankles (to the Glenmore marauders), Skud’s willingness to take on some risk in the back line, and a dog-like incident toward the end.

A good first hit out summed up best by Skud … If we can give away that much, and still come away with the win … we did OK!!

Happy travels to Fiji Slash.

Match Report – 11.1 – 07/04/2018

Match Report – 11.1 – Game Date: 07/04/2018

BMFC 11.1:
vs
Jamisontown FC:

BMFC Goal Scorers: Louis 3 Bailey 2 Myles 2 Ruben 1

Player of the Match: Ben

Match Report: After only a few short weeks of training, we had our first foray down the mountain to a very warm Eileen Cammack Reserve to face Jamisontown. With only 9 players available due to injury, Ruben from the under 10’s filled in to give us 1 reserve.
The boys started well and after a 3 pass counter attack, a through ball saw Louis in on goal. 1-0 blueys. More good play led to a shot on goal which was dropped by the keeper and Bailey finished well to make it 2-0.
Bailey then hit the post with a good long shot.
Late in the 1st half we started to get tired and Jamo pulled 1 back. 2-1 half time.
After finding a bit of shade and having a well earned rest the boys returned for the 2nd half and early goals from Myles and Louis saw blueys extend the lead. Myles then hit a great shot into the top corner and Bailey got his 2nd goal.
Ruben who played 3 different positions for the team scored after good play from Tom.
After more great team play Ben hit the crossbar from a long way out and Louis got his hat trick late in the game to finish off a 8-1 win.
Jackson was really strong in goal and his distribution of the ball started many good plays.
Bodhi read the game well controlling the defence and his great throw ins will be a huge plus for the team.
Josh who captained the side today played defence for the team instead of his usual midfield role and showed great touch and composure on the ball.
Jake tackled and won a lot of ball and played hard for the team despite getting a kick on the foot.
Tom played centre midfield and did a lot of work for the team making good decisions when on the ball.
Ruben was great trying for every ball and getting a well earned goal.
Player of the match went to Ben who had a fantastic game on the right wing. He beat players and got good crosses in and also worked hard for the team.
Well done boys. A awesome start to the season and some lovely football played by you all.

Pre-Loved Boots

Pre-Loved Boots

If you have any pre-loved football/soccer boots that that are still in good condition but are of no further use to you, then please consider donating them to the club’s Boot Bin!  Boots are made available to our players, for free … and there are plenty of people who do annual swaps of boots each season.

Pre-Season Info

Pre-Season Information

Below is a summary of key calendar dates – by clicking on the links, you can find out more about the event, but also more information applicable to the age group/topic.  Hopefully the info in the linked document will answer any queries you may have – if not, please send us an e-mail at contact@bmfc.com.au and we’ll get back to you a.s.a.p.

  • 3 January – on-line registrations open on MyFootballClub for all players, coaches, managers and Committee members
  • 3 January – “Early Bird” registration fees commence: fees are the same as in 2017
  • 31 JanuaryActive Kids voucher codes can start being entered into MyFootballClub
  • 3 February – Registration Day at the club house, Knapsack Park (10am – 2pm)
  • 7 February – Girls Football Clinic at Mount Riverview Public School (5:30pm – 7pm)
  • 9 February – Registration Day at the club house, Knapsack Park (6pm – 8pm)
  • 10/11 February – Grading Days for U11-IM/IW teams (8am – 6pm) … player must be registered prior to attending Grading: venue is Mount Riverview Public School
  • 15 February – Senior Teams Muster at the club house, Knapsack Park (7pm start)
  • 17/18 February – Grading Days for U11-IM/IW teams (8am – 6pm) … player must be registered prior to attending Grading: venue is Mount Riverview Public School
  • 17 February – MiniRoos Muster Day at Mount Riverview Public School, for U5-U10 teams (10am – 1pm) … but, please also read the note below
  • 18 February – last day for “Early Bird” registration fees
  • 19 February – Standard registration fees commence
  • 22 FebruaryCoaches Meeting at the club house, Knapsack Park (6:30pm, 7:15pm or 8:00pm start time)
  • 26 February – Team Nominations due at Nepean FA; registration fees need to be paid prior to this date
  • 3 & 10 March – Game Training Certificate coaching course (U13-U17 teams) at Cook Park, St Marys
  • 4 & 11 March – Skill Training Certificate coaching course (U9-U13 teams) at Cook Park, St Marys
  • 13 March – Grassroots Coaching Course at Knapsack Park for U5-U9 teams (6pm – 9pm)
  • 15 March – Managers Meeting at the club house, Knapsack Park (6:30pm or 7:45pm start time)
  • 16/17/18 March – 1st Trial Games
  • 18 & 25 March – Senior Certificate coaching course (U17+ teams), at Cook Park, St Marys
  • 24 & 31 March – Skill Training Certificate coaching course (U9-U13 teams) at Cook Park, St Marys
  • 23/24/25 March – 2nd Trial Games
  • 6/7/8 April – season starts

Information for Under 5s to Under 10s (“MiniRoos”)

On Saturday, 17 February, all U5-U10 registered players will attend Team Muster to be formed into teams.  A player must be registered by Friday, 6:00pm, 16 February, to be included in a team at Team Muster.  For players registering after this time and requesting a placement in a specific team, BMFC will try to accommodate that request, provided the team has room for an additional player.

If a registered player is unable to attend Muster, please let us know (via contact@bmfc.com.au) no later than Friday, 6:00pm, 16 February – also let us know if requesting placement in a specific team.

Coaches and Managers for the U5-U10 teams are chosen at Team Muster and must be registered by this date to ensure that their team can participate this season.

Accredited coaches are mandatory for U5-U9 teams – for information on coaching courses, click here.

For those new to football/soccer, U5s-U7s play at Knapsack Park every Saturday morning (excluding the middle weekend of public school holidays).  Training sessions of skills/drills commence at 9:00am; games commence at ~9:30am.

For MiniRoos game details and rules for each age group, click here.

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