The Club Needs Volunteers in Vital Roles
As we enter the second part of the season, we reflect back on a big 2023 season so far. Refreshed jerseys for U5 to U9 teams, new U5-U7 goals, record MiniRoos player numbers, reintroduction of jersey sponsors and the transition of merchandise sales in-house, among other activities and initiatives.
Individual team duties are thankfully handled by volunteer coaches and managers. They are an essential part of the club, ensuring happy, smiling faces on game day and at training. Unfortunately, coaches and managers are only the tip of the iceberg. There are CVOs, fill-in referees/assistant referees and of course, committee positions.
Currently, we have four vacant committee positions out of eleven. That is over a third of the committee missing. Imagine playing a full-sized football match with the bare-minimum seven, every week for a whole season? It wouldn’t be fun! You’d expect goals to dry up, results to suffer, overuse injuries to occur and early retirements with floggings every other week!
With more than 1300 players registered, there are around 2400 members when considering parents/guardians. It shouldn’t be that hard to recruit another four committee members, but that is the position the club finds itself.
High on the wish list is a Treasurer and a Small-Sided Games (U10-U11) Registrar.
The Treasurer role would suit an accountant, bookkeeper or someone that is familiar with accounting software, specifically Quickbooks.
The Small-Sided Games (SSG) Registrar would suit a parent who has a child in the U10 to U13 age groups. The SSG Registrar role involves the administration of the U10 and U11 age groups, from PlayFootball registration and Dribl support to equipment liaison.
If either of these two roles interests you or you would like more information, give us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Sponsor of the Week: Designer Drafting
Designer Drafting is a jersey sponsor of two Belnorth U10 Open teams. They are a local Canberra architectural design and drafting business run by Patrick Maiuto, who has over 15 years of experience as an architectural draftsman.
Patrick focuses on residential projects from concept design to full working drawings for New Homes, Extensions and Secondary residences.
Patrick provides clients with outstanding customer service throughout the construction process, from design to development and building approvals. This ensures you are never in doubt about what is happening and the next stage.
Your first consultation is free, so even if you want to discuss what you were thinking of doing, contact Patrick here.
Coerver Coaching Holiday Camps
Coerver Coaching Holiday Camps offer a fun-filled soccer experience for boys and girls aged 3 – 16+ years. Each day will include Ball Mastery, 1v1 attack and defence, receiving and passing, small-sided Coerver games and mini Coerver Cup tournaments.
Dates: Monday 10 July – Thursday 13 July
Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day
Venue: Northside – University of Canberra, Bruce. Southside – Trinity Christian School, Wanniassa.
Registration Link: https://coerveract.com.au/holiday-camps
Kanga Cup Concludes
The Kanga Cup concludes today, and we hope all thirteen teams who entered enjoyed the tournament. If you aren’t already following Belnorth on social media, get over to Facebook and Instagram to check out some of the photos teams have shared.
Andrew Daly wins Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to Andrew Daly on being the June winner of the Capital Chemist Volunteer of the Month.
You can read about why Andrew received the award here.
Well done, Andy!
Hoodies Available Online
KonQa has taken delivery of the Belnorth Hoodies ($70) and you can order them online here. All pre-order hoodies have been sent out. The track pants and jackets should be available very soon. Belnorth Spray Jackets ($75) and Backpacks ($66) are also available on the KonQa online store.
With most members now kitted up with on-field and off-field gear, the Club Shop will not be formally open for the rest of the season. If you require items, you can enquire at the central hub at Kaleen, near the pavilion, on game days.