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Martinborough FC End of Season Review

October 14, 2019 October 2019, Sports No Comments

Well another season of local football has finally ended and both the Junior and Senior teams have gone from strength to strength this year…

The Junior season finished at the end of August and we found ourselves with more players this year than ever before – being able to field 7 teams across the different age categories (12th grade down to First Kicks). Fantastic to see so many First Kicks players entering the sport at an early age).

One of our teams scored a whopping 100 goals across their matches too.

Each team had some tremendous matches against opposing sides that are very good and it was fantastic to watch them develop and hone their skills to contest the matches.

A huge shout out has to go to the Coaches of each team who give up their Saturday mornings freely every week to run the teams plus a day each week to help coach and train their kids as well – it is a huge commitment and the club would not be able to function without these guys.

The parents and players themselves also need a special mention as without them there would not be a club and they all represent the club and town with passion and commitment week in week out regardless of the weather and opposition.

The Senior team had a a bit of a rough start as we lost 12 players from the previous season and this meant we had to forfeit a few matches early on.

Thankfully with the arrival of a new team manager (Tim) everything was back on track with new players added and the team went on to win the Wairarapa 3rd Division in the 2nd round of matches gaining promotion to Division 2 in the process.

The Division 2 matches were tougher (as to be expected), however we held our own very well and at the end of the final round stayed in Division 2 whilst one of the Greytown teams got relegated to Division 3.

The Senior team also got through the Plate final this year (2nd year in a row that Martinborough FC has been in a local final) – unfortunately we lost to Greytown’s first team, however it was a battling performance on the day and came off the back of a 6-0 win over our arch rivals – Greytown ITM – in the semi final! The photo attached is taken after the final.

We had the unfortunate situation of having to play a lot of matches away from home due to the vandalism of the pitch – and we hope this is ready for next season as know that Citycare and the Council are working hard to get this fixed.

Martinborough FC has continued to grow and flourish thanks to the sponsorship of WBS, Claremont Motel and Margrain Villas and the support of the South Wairarapa District Council – which we thank each and every one of you.

The committee of (Ian, Paul, Rachel and myself)along with input from Tim and Grant continues to look for new ideas and options to benefit the club and the businesses in town as well – if you would like to be a sponsor or offer something to the club please message me via martinboroughfc@gmail.com as more than happy to come and have a chat about what we can achieve together.

Thanks all for a great season and keep an eye out for Junior Summer programmes too.

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