The first week of finals football was very fruitful with four senior teams out of five winning their semi-final bouts! Congratulations to the State League Women div 3, Masters O35s, Masters O45s Originals and Masters O55s Golden Years for booking their place into the grand finals. Commiserations to the Men’s Community League Sharks in their loss on Saturday.
All the team’s senior grand finals will be at Harrison on Sunday morning.
But before Sunday there is Saturday and our U16/2 Girls, the Belnorth Spirit, will be in action for their semi-final at Duncan Oval in Googong. Go girls!
Kick-off times and locations are below. Good luck to all our teams on the weekend!
Junior Semi Finals, Saturday 3/9/2022
- 3:10 pm: U16/2 Girls – Belnorth Spirit vs BellaMonaro (Duncan Field 1)
Senior Grand Finals, Sunday 4/9/2022
- 9 am: Womens State League – Belnorth FC vs WMFC (Harrison 101)
- 9 am: Mens Masters O45 – Belnorth Originals vs WVSC (Harrison 201)
- 11:30 am: Mens Masters O35 – Belnorth FC vs WVSC (Harrison 103)
- 11:30 am: Mens Masters O55 – Belnorth Golden Years vs BBFC (Harrison 201)
The presentation schedule for the Junior Presentations on the 17th of September at UC Kaleen High School has been finalised.
10:00 am: U5 &U6/7 Girls
10:30 am: U6
11:00 am: U7
11:30 am: U8
12:00 pm: U9
12:30 pm: U8/9 Girls & U10
1:00 pm: U11
1:30 pm: U12 to U14
2:00 pm: GL/Referee, U15 to U18
Following team presentations, players will be given a pizza and a drink. There will be additional pizza for sale, along with a food van with light refreshments. There will also be jumping castles to enjoy the day.
Volunteers needed for Junior Presentation
We need your help on the Presentation Day serving food and drinks to our teams for the following time slots:
- 10 am – 11:30 am
- 11 am – 12:30 pm
- 12 pm – 1:30 pm
- 1 pm – 2:30 pm
If you’re keen to help email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Kit Returns
With the conclusion of the winter season fast approaching, it’s time for teams to think about kit returns. We ask players and parents, after their last game to clean their jerseys and give them to their coach or manager to return to the club.
All kit returns will be at Kaleen Play Fields.
For the U5-U15 age groups, kit returns will happen on the morning of the 17th of September.
For U16, U18 and senior teams, they can bring their kits (jerseys, balls, bibs and other equipment) to Kaleen Playing Fields during Saturday game day on the 3rd and 10th of September, or the morning of the 17th of September.
Santo makes the ACT Schoolboys Team
Congratulations to Santo Barilla on making the U12 ACT Schoolboys team that will head to Perth for the National School Sport Championships in October. Belnorth FC have provided some financial assistance for his participation. Read about Santo’s football journey below, as told by his father, Joe.
Santo began playing soccer 6 years ago for Belnorth U6s. Every season, every Saturday rain, hail or sunshine for the next six years it was never a maybe, but a necessity. Santo has to play soccer.
Santo currently plays for Belnorth U12 Taipans, with a great group of boys he proudly calls his friends and coaches who have helped him grow over the past few years. A highlight for this year, is the 17 goals Santo has scored in 13 games helping his team achieve 4th place on the ladder (and the season isn’t over yet).
Saturdays are the pinnacle of Santo’s week, after spending hours in the backyard or practicing with friends at the local fields, it was only natural for Santo to want to trial for ACT schoolboys. He had never seen trials like these, only familiar with Belnorth grading. At ACT almost 100 boys trialled for two weeks. By week three only 36 boys came back by invite only. A week later he was shortlisted for the last 20… and finally he was offered one of the 14 places on the team to travel to Perth to represent the ACT at the National schoolboys championships.
Santo proudly attends training for ACT as the only player from Belnorth, all the while playing hard for Taipans every weekend!
Current Belnorth FC Vacancies
With the “off-season” fast approaching, now is the ideal time to volunteer for the Summer Comp and 2023. Some of the roles available now are below.
- Summer Director (Paid): Organises and manages Henk’s Summer Comp.
- Summer Comp Referees (Paid): referee 6-a-side games
- Small Side Games Registrar (volunteer/committee member): Manages the registration and running of the U10 and U11 age groups along with general committee member duties (e.g. meetings, decisions)
- Grounds and Fixtures Officer (volunteer/committee member): Manages the ground bookings, training field allocations and field equipment (goals/flags) along with general committee member duties (e.g. meetings, decisions)
Every volunteer, whether a coach, manager, CVO, referee or committee member, helps the club tick, so if you want to help, please email email@example.com.
“Teamwork makes the dream work”.