Home » July 2021 »Sports » Currently Reading:

Junior Football

July 12, 2021 July 2021, Sports No Comments

Martinborough Junior Football Club is halfway through the 2021 season, so it is a good opportunity to provide an update. The Club is made up of two parts – Juniors (4 to 13 year olds) and Seniors. All of our teams play in competitions run by Capital Football. Capital Football do an excellent job organising the competitions and guiding Clubs through COVID19 impacts. 

Sometimes it easy to overlook the people in the background that support sports like football and make them fun to be involved with – so THANKS OUT LOUD to Capital Football.

In 2021 we have 6 teams junior teams and a total of approximately 45 players. With an excellent base of players across the year groups and generous volunteers to coach and manage the teams we have a lot of fun over the season. 

Junior Football is designed for the kids to have maximum enjoyment and involvement, whilst building their skills. This is achieved by gradually increasing the number of players and the sizes of the pitch that matches are played on. Our most junior teams, 8 years and below, play on mini-pitches 30m by 20m in size and have three short matches (10-15 mins each) each game day. 

There are no goal keepers and scores are not recorded. The players get to touch the ball often and they have a lot of fun shaking hands with the other team after each game.  As the players progress they move onto larger fields and goal keepers are introduced. Most of our 9 to 12 year olds have played football since they were five so they have excellent skills, play entertaining footy and work together as a team.

We would like to thank our coaches and managers who make their time available for training, gamedays and organising the teams. We also appreciate excellent support from the wider parent group who always put up their hands to help out when we host the junior festival, and help transport and support the players to attend trainings and gamedays each week.

We are also lucky to have the support of several local businesses. P&K Martinborough help make our turn to host the junior festivals easy through the use of their BBQ and sponsored food supplies. Neighbourhood sponsor coffee for the festival days and the player of the day certificates – enjoying a hot chocolate and donut they are a highly prized item by the players.

So far it has been a rewarding season with plenty of highlights. We are looking forward to rest of the season after a short break for the school holidays. In September we are hosting our annual 7 a-side masters tournament. We get teams from all over the region and it is s great opportunity for the Club to do some fundraising.

Thanks

Martinborough Junior Football.

 

 

 

 

 

Comment on this Article:

Sports

Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

Sibling Rivalry

It’s not often that two members of the same family compete for the winning place in the Womens’ Silver Golf Championships. But that is just what took place at the Martinborough Golf Club Sunday 7th November.  Debbie Donaldson and Anna Posseniskie, the daughters of Viv and Martin Napier, went head …

Regular Features

Under The Martinborough Stars

Some people see a face, a man, while others a woman holding a tree. I …

Regional Council notes

It’s hard not to reflect on the year just gone through Covid tinted lenses.  While …

Recycling days

Wednesday 8 th  Dec Wheelie bin Wednesday 15 th Dec Glass Wednesday 22th Dec. Wheelie …

News from First Church

As another unusual and eventful year for us all draws to a close we can …

Maree’s musings

PEAR SHAPED With some sense of relief 2021 is coming to an end. It hasn’t …

Library notes

Let the library start your summer with fascinating life stories This spring, as we idly dream …

Inner Wheel South Wairarapa

At our October monthly meeting at the Offering, Debbie Lattey the District Chairman was our …

Recent Comments