Last Round Of Games U5 to U15
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end with Saturday being the last round of games for our U5 to U15. Where has the time gone?
It has been great to get a season free of wash outs for our Junior teams, after a couple of seasons of wet weather and disruptions due to the pandemic. With El Nino on the horizon, we can expect more dry weather going forward, but that has it’s own drawbacks.
It is recommended that team coaches/managers collect jerseys this weekend to launder them, ready for the kit return on 9/9/2023. More details about Kit Return are available later in this newsletter.
Summer Comp Nominations Open!
Nominations are now open for Henk’s Summer Comp 2023/24 and will close on 22/9/2023.
Open to players of all abilities that are 5 years and over, including new for 2023, a dedicated Womens Only Comp!
Unfortunately, we didn’t get enough interest in the Masters (O35s) comp. Masters (O35s) players are still invited to nominate for our Open Comp.
Head over to our Summer Page for all the details, get a team together and nominate!
U16 & U18 Open Semi-Finals this Saturday
Congratulations to our U16 and U18 Open teams who have finished in the top four with the U18/2 Open Lions topping the table by 10 points! All three teams have been rewarded with home semi-finals at Kaleen this Saturday, 3:10 pm.
If free Saturday afternoon, come along and cheer the boys on to Grand Finals!
U16/2 Open: Belnorth FC Eagles v Weston Molonglo FC Devils (Kaleen 107)
U18/2 Open: Belnorth FC Lions v Radford College Raptors (Kaleen 124)
U18/3 Open: Belnorth FC v Brindabella Blues FC (Kaleen 108)
SLW3 Belles Victorious in Semi-Finals
Belnorth’s State League 3 Women, after an early scare, triumphed 3-1 winners against Belsouth FC in their semi-final on Sunday, with Helene Blackwell scoring a brace.
The Belles now play Weston Molonglo FC in this Sunday’s Grand Final. It will be a rematch of last year’s unsuccessful Grand Final, where they lost to WMFC. Here’s hoping the Belles go one better and bring home some silverware!
9 am 3/9/2023: SLW3 Grand Final – Belnorth FC Belles vs WMFC (Harrison 101)
In contrast, it was a hard day at the office for our senior men in their semi-finals last weekend. The CLM3 Strikers went down 2-0 in a limp display. CLM1 Bisons were outclassed 4-0 and despite topping the table after the regular season, the O55 lost to BBFC 4-0, last year’s premiers. Better luck next year lads.
Eskies & Volunteers needed for Junior Preso
With one thousand drinks to keep cold, we are putting the call-out for members to lend the club Eskies for the U5-U12 Presentation on the 17/9/2023.
We also need volunteers to help in five shifts (below) at the presentation. Duties will include setting/packing-up, unpacking trophies, handing out drinks and pizzas, along with collecting pizza boxes and drink containers for recycling.
- 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
- 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
- 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
- 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
- 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
If any parents or players can assist, please ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kit Return on 9/9/2023 & Volunteers Needed
Team kit returns (jerseys, balls, bibs, training equipment) will occur on Saturday, 9/9/2023*, from 9 am to 12 pm at Kaleen Playing Fields.
It is recommended that team coaches/managers collect jerseys at the last game, 2/9/2023, to launder them, ready for the kit return on 9/9/2023.
Please ensure that all jerseys are collected. Trophies will be withheld if a player’s designated jersey is not returned.
Lastly, we are asking for volunteers to assist with the Kit Return on the 9/9/2023. Please email email@example.com if you can assist.
*Alternative arrangements will be made U16 and U18 teams that make finals on the 9/9/2023
Sponsor Belnorth in 2024
With the 2023 season coming to a close, we are now on the look out for Sponsors for the 2024 season.
If you are interested in sponsoring a team with jersey sponsorship or otherwise, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Presentation Days Details
Details have been finalised for the Junior Presentations.
Date: Saturday 16th September
Time: 11 am to 2:30 pm (schedule)
Location: The Clubhouse Kaleen
Date: Sunday 17th September
Time: 1-6 pm (schedule)
Location: UC Kaleen High School
Further details including schedules can be found here.
Karl Posselt Cup 2023
The Merimbula Grasshopper Football Club Inc. will host the 12th Karl Posselt Cup on the weekend of September 30th – October 1st, 2023.
This tournament is open to four divisions, U12 Boys and U12 Girls, playing 9 v 9 format, plus U13 Boys and U14 Girls playing 11 v 11. Club and association teams are welcome to enter.
Nominations close Friday 1st of September 2023. Further information and nomination forms can be found here.
Current Belnorth FC Vacancies
The below vital roles are currently vacant.
- Treasurer (volunteer/committee): Responsible for maintaining the financial accounts, receiving money, and paying invoices. A financial background with knowledge of bookkeeping is desirable. Belnorth’s bookkeeping is managed with Quickbooks.
- Small Side Games Registrar (volunteer/committee): Manages the registration and running of the U10 and U11 age groups along with general committee member duties (e.g. meetings, decisions)
- President (volunteer/committee member): Capital Football Liaison (disciplinary), Representative on External Meetings, Public Grant Administration, External Media Liaison.
- Vice President (volunteer/committee): Responsible for assisting the President.
Every volunteer, whether a coach, manager, CVO, referee or committee member, helps the club tick.
If you want to help, please email email@example.com.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. – Author Unknown