VOLUME 4 SEASON 1968
This is the first, (but not our last), of our Newsletter for Season 1968 and it is with pleasure that I take this opportunity of welcoming all new Members and Sincerely wish both New and Old members a successful and enjoyable 1968 Soccer Season with us.
A. KAVANAGH PRESIDENT
As President, I present to you, your 1968 Club Officials, whom I am sure will assist wherever possible throughout the year:-
POSITION NAME ADDRESS PHONE NO.
PRESIDENT A. KAVANAGH 59 BRIDGE RD BLAXLAND 71-749
VICE PRESIDENTS T. PARKHOUSE 20 KOALA RD BLAXLAND
G. JOHNSON 9 BARINGA RD BLAXLAND 71-166
HON. SECRETARY R. LAMBERTON 3 BELLEREEVE AVE. BLAXLAND 71-497
HON. TREASURER E. MULLETT 17 GREENS PDE. VALLEY HEIGHTS 51-2485
With increasing players it is necessary to find Managers and Coaches to accommodate them and 1968 has seen a considerable growth in this important aspect of our Club. There is no doubt throughout the coming Season these new Club Officials will present improvements and new ideas for Club Development.
The subject of Club development since 1967, we think you will find of interest and briefly we set out below some comments :-
(A) SUMMER COACHING CLASS
During Sept. – Oct., 1967 the Club conducted its first Summer Coaching Class for players under the age of 8.
Results are that the Club in 1968 is entering 1 under 6, 2 under 7 and 2 under 8 teams in the Nepean District Competitions. Keep your eyes on their results during 1968 is the cry of one Club Manager (naturally biased but well meant).
Club Administration has been extended in that there are now separate positions of Club Registrar (Mrs. Aileen Greenhough), and a Social Games Organiser (W. Hawke), thus relieving our new Club Secretary, Mr. Bob Lamberton, of two important tasks.
An improvement of immense value to our local lads was the attendance, of 7 Club Managers and/or coaches during February, 1968, at a Special Soccer Coaching Course conducted by the N.S.W. Federation of Soccer Coaches in association with Nepean District S.F.A.
All are anxiously awaiting their results, but already at training sessions the new found knowledge is being expounded and players are showing improvement.
Grave concern was apparent amongst officials late in 1967, that with increasing numbers of players interested in playing Soccer so would be unable to accommodate them due to lack of grounds and training facilities.
Discussions were held and as you now know we have been granted use of the now Glenbrook Parks Committee for their assistance and the amicable manner in which discussions have been conducted.
(E) PRE-SEASON SOCIAL GAMES
Introduction of Pre-season social games on a Club basis has been introduced and we are sure all will agree, these are a necessity and have proven beneficial.
More on this subject further on.
(F) BOOT POOL
Yes, another new development, and under Mr. John Way’s directions ably assisted by our “Ladies of the Tent”, the Second hand boot Pool has proven successful. Not only has it catered for Players, parents pockets, but also 25 cents on each pair assists Club Funds to acquire new equipment.
Assistance to parents in the Boot situation has also been given by Mr. FRANK LEY and we take this opportunity of thanking him.
It is definitely a “MALES” world inside the Soccer field but there is little doubt the Ladies are predominantly masters of the side lines and the activities required to organise stalls, make shirts and make sure Son gets to game on time in a neat and tidy manner.
Without doubt 1968 needs a “Ladies Supporter’s Group” introduced to assist at Club Functions and for a Representative to be a delegate at Club meetings.
Well Ladies are you interested, we can arrange a Hall, Meeting time and Notices for the Meeting. All you have to do if interested is to write down your name and address on a piece of paper and hand to Club Manager or Official.
CLUB NOTES OF INTEREST
1. All soccer competitions commence on Saturday 6th April. No competition games will be held Easter Weekend. Best of luck to all teams.
2. Club socks can be obtained at Mick Simmons – Penrith. Remember all white sock with 2 blue rings around top.
3. Any player NOT registered or not a financial member of Club should seek out Managers and arrange. Unregistered players could cost your team points and your Manager a FINE .
Parents, particularly for young players, your signature is required to complete form. Please assist by attending training or social game to sign.
4. The Club is entering 13 Teams in 1968, compared 8 teams in the Nepean District S.F.A. competitions.
5. 1968 Club Joining and Playing Fees are as follows:
PLAYING FEES – 1968 SEASON
It has been decided at MC Meeting 19.3.68 to increase playing fees as follows:
Junior up to and including U/16 team 25 cents Junior under 18 – NON WORKING 25 cants Junior – WORKING and 18 years and over 60 cents
It is unfortunate that fess have to be increased but the 1968 Season requires TWO (2) OVALS and TWO (2) TRAINING NIGHTS to be paid for, We must have a new set of nets this year ($55.00 worth) and a complete set of new balls must be purchased – Association Costs have increased hence our Registration Fees etc. have increased to the Association – also REFEREE FEES have increased.
It is your Club Executives job to contain these cost rises wherever possible and only through the work of people selling Raffle Tickets – Stalls etc. can we raise enough money to run this club without increasing playing fees further.
PRE SEASON GAMES
This year our teams have participated in Social game, mainly at Glenbrook Park and Jamison Park, and our Social games organiser Wal Hawks wishes to thank all who have participated in these days for having made the days so easy to conduct.
The co-operation of the Club Executive, Ladies of the Stall, Managers, Players, Parents and in particular Referees has set a very high standard to be attained in the future.
Although Wal did not wish to single out any particular person’s efforts, he has stated that all should congratulate Gary Renshaw, Colin Nielsen and Geoff Hunter for their contribution to the days. Thanks fellows. (N.B. All three are still in their teams.)
Unfortunately, we are all apt to make mistakes and one was made recently at one of our games and has come to the notice of the Club officials.
This particular incident has to be high-lighted so that we may all benefit and try and change our attitude on the side lines.
Once a Referee has called or made a decision HIS word is final although this may not suit everybody.
THIS CLUB CANNOT EMPHASIZE TOO STRONGLY THAT IT STANDS BEHIND THE DECISIONS AND/OR JUDGEMENT OF OUR DISTRICT REFEREES and would ask ALL Team Managers – Coaches and B.M.S.C. Parents to support THIS VIEW.
PERHAPS when circumstances give rise to criticism from the side lines, it would be far better to approach the Referee after the MATCH and discuss the particular ruling with him. You may find that you will leave the ground a little Wiser about the Rules of the game.
N.B. A vacancy due to the resignation (unfortunately) of past Secretary Mr. Peter Clarke, exists and that is ASSISTANT SECRETARY. Mr. R. Lamberton would be pleased to hear from you, if interested in helping out in this situation.
Your Team Managers and Coaches for the ’68 Season are:-
MANAGER PH. No. COACH PH. No.
ALL AGE TFRRY PARKHOUSE 710252 HARRY LARKINS 710516
U/15 BOB LUMSDEN JIM HUNTER 710146
U/13 STEWART JAY 710462 TED MULLETT 512485
U/11 B0B REID 710351 DAVE CUNNINGHAM 710386
U/10 BARRY NEWMAN 71788 BARRY NEWMAN
U/9 Blue JOHN WAY 71498 ARTHUR KAVANAGH 71749
U/9 White BOB LEVER JOCK FARR
U/8 Blue WALLY HAWKE WALLY HAWKE
U/B White OWEN PREECE 71917 GEOFF HUNTER 710146
U/7 Blue COL NIELSON
U/7 White LES BARNES 2331 TONY SCHNEIDER
U/6 DERICK TRANTOR GARRY RENSHAW 710105
OFFICIAL CLUB COACH. MR. HARRY LARKINS
Duplicated by, PENRITH SECRETARIAL SERVICE 14 Woodriffe Street Penrith Phone 23124