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Come and be part of our great family friendly club. See our Junior and Youth sides getting enjoyment out of playing football. Watch as they learn the skills needed to move through the ranks.

Support the Senior Men's and Women's teams up on Mangere Mountain at the Domain, the most scenic view in Auckland, where you can enjoy the great social atmosphere. Then partake in our celebrations at night in our Clubrooms with a cold drink and warm meal.


SWANSON PARK IS OPEN FOR TRAINING  

 


                                          UPCOMING EVENTS

4 JULY - OMUAFC v Papakura, 2.45pm, Mangere Domain 1

4 JULY - CLUB QUIZ NIGHT (Refer below)

26 SEPTEMBER - SENIOR PRIZEGIVING

 


                                   QUIZ NIGHT FLYER

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                      8th GRADE DIGGER DOUGLAS TOURNEY

Congratulations to Three Kings Utd 'Green' who were crowned champions of the 2015 Digger Douglas 8th Grade tournament.

The club would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out during the day to make this edition of the tourney a success. A special thanks to Suzanne, Paula and Barbara for organising and coordinating the event.

Final placings:

Champions - Three Kings Green                                           Runners-up - Papakura England

Plate Winners - Three Kings Blue                                         Runners-up - Western Springs Ligero

 

                                              


                              1ST TEAM NOTIFICATION

The club would like to regrettably notify members that First Team Coach Mark O'Donnell has resigned from coaching duties effective immediately due to work commitments. Assistant Nick Russo will be teaming up with Warren Parke as Co-Coaches with Ben Murphy assisting and Kurt Rains taking on the Managerial role.

The club would like to welcome Warren to the club and wish the new coaching staff all the best for the rest of the season.

Mark's departing statement;

"There have been many highs and a few lows at Onehunga Mangere. To every single player who has worn the OM shirt I say thank you personally. To the committee and spectators I also owe a debt of gratitude. There are only 36 individuals who every week bear the mantle of a First Team NRFL coach. To have had that honour and privilege for over 10 seasons has been an absolute thrill. I have loved every single minute of banter, coaching and cajoling players, officials and even opposition. There are 12 games left for Onehunga Mangere to retain their NRFL status. I am confident the next chapter in the club’s history will be a great one and wish everyone success and a winning attitude. Finally if I could sum up my 80 plus games coaching at OM I would end by paraphrasing Francis Albert Sinatra “The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!”.

Yours in Football (the greatest game ever) Mark Edward James O’Donnell

We all wish Mark the best in his future endeavours and hope to see him at games and in the clubroom in the future.


                                SWANSON PARK UPDATE

 

To all coaches and managers:

 

Swanson Park fencing has been removed and our ranger is allowing the club to use the field with very light training. Please if teams use Swanson do not wear studded boots.

We are aware we cannot monitor the field usage 24/7 but the onus is being put back on coaches and the football committee to treat the field with care until it matures completely.

In normal circumstances the field would be out of use for the better part of a year, if we as a club don’t respect the need for caution the field will be no better that in previous years and we all suffer the consequences, if in doubt don’t use is the simple answer.

If there are any concerns or questions regarding this Brett Lindsay can be contacted thru the sports club web site, www.omusc.org.nz.

 


                         7th & 8th GRADE NOTIFICATION

Hi Coaches,

 
I'm sure like me you are looking forward to the season's start and seeing our kids have fun and make improvements as the season progresses.  We are just over 3 weeks away from the start of our football season and if you haven't started your team training sessions now would be the time to get a training session organised for your team.  Swanson park is still unavailable so all teams are having to work in together up the mountain until alternative fields and facilities can be found.  As you are aware we have started running training sessions for any 7th grade and 8th grade players on Monday afternoons and 9th Grade on a Tuesday afternoons.  We are taking a break for the school holidays but will commence again starting term 2, Monday afternoon.  These sessions are an extra for your players to do on top of your team training as most teams are only training once a week.  We want to try and get our players to have at least two training contacts of 45min-1hr each week and a match day.  The sessions are here for the players enjoyment so make them aware of the availability.
 
Just a couple of things to keep in mind when designing and running your team training sessions 
 
We are working with children in the discovery phase of their football development.  The key thing to keep in mind is we are trying to allow the players to discover a love for the game through trial and error rather than coaching.  Organising fun football exercises replicating the 'street/park football'.
 
Session Tips
  • Plan your session.  I spend 15 minutes prior to each session to write down a plan.  The resources from your pack have great fun games to incorporate into your session plan
  • Arrive early and set up the area 
  • Give clear, short instructions
  • Demonstrate quickly and efficiently
  • Vary the activities but keep it simple
  • Be enthusiastic and give lots of praise
  • Encourage after mistakes
  • Be patient
  • Have fun (both the kids and you!)
  • Keep everyone active, avoid having kids standing around (lines of kids).  If the kids are running around and touching the ball you are doing a great job.  If they are standing around listening to a coach talk then it needs to be short 
About Our kids
  • Are still clumsy and still developing their co ordination
  • They have short attention spans and are easily and quickly distracted
  • Are 'self-centred' and not yet ready to work together (so don't ask them to perform team play, it is impossible for them!)
  • They play or participate for fun with short bursts of energy and enthusiasm
  • They are unable to handle large amounts of information (instructions; feedback)
Please email me back if you need any help with planning or running your training sessions.
 
Cheers
Hoani Edwards
Junior/Youth Development Officer

(021) 618936


                                     CLUBROOM NOTICE

TOYS & BALL PLAY IN CLUBROOM

At the Management meeting Tuesday night the issue of toy’s and ball play in the club rooms was discussed.

Due to health and safety issues involved with both these practices the decision has been made to not allow the toys that have become a feature of the corner of the club rooms and inevitably spread over and left over the floor to be removed and not to be returned or replaced and the immediate quashing of all ball play within the club rooms.

This will need to be policed to a certain extent by your code committees and members, your assistance would be appreciated please.

We are open to any suggestions to help keep the kids amused etc. while in the club rooms but the above have become issues with members and visitors comments over time and need to be acted on.


                                 1ST TEAM SPONSORSHIP

OMU Supporters,

Want to be more involved with Onehunga Mangere United AFC??

This season we are looking for sponsorship for each of our First Team squad players.

For a mere $50 you will get your business or name in our club program. Plus the joy of hopefully seeing your sponsored player win the Man of the Match award.

Every person who sponsors a player will go in the draw to win a prize. Each winner will be drawn during prize-giving at the first home game of each month commencing May until September.

May winner - Muzza

June winner - Acme Electric

A huge thanks to all our sponsors and congratulations to our lucky winners.

To sponsor a player or for more details contact Steve Mateljan on 021426930 or email: smateljan@yahoo.com


                 OMUAFC COACHING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

 

OMUAFC are excited to announce the introduction of a Junior (9-13 year old) and Youth (14-17 year old) Coaching Development Officer with the goal being to build and implement a program to develop the younger players within our club.

 

The key roles of this position will include:

  1. To mentor, guide and monitor our Junior and Youth team coaches
  2. To implement free play days at the club which will allow our kids more opportunity to touch the football
  3. To implement a club academy for all players by catering for those players wanting extra development
  4. To develop a 4 year training plan and oversee team annual training plans

This program will be run by Hoani Edwards.  Hoani holds his New Zealand Football Level 2 coaching badge and a Football Federation Australia ‘C’ Licence.  He has been involved in competitive level soccer in NZ for the last 25 years.  He is a current senior premier league coach, premier league school first XI coach and director of football.  But the most enjoyment in his coaching comes from his son’s 6th grade team where he has seen huge improvement in the kids.  Hoani is a Mangere Bridge resident and is looking forward to helping the players and club achieve their goals.

This is really exciting news so watch this space for more information


 
   

                              CLUB GEAR INFORMATION                     

We will be filtering in Nike strips over the next year or two. The club has joined forces with Ivan Vicelich and the team from Playmaker Sports who will be selling club playing gear.

For the 2014 season members can purchase Nike shorts and socks assigned to the club at competitive prices. For details, open the Playmaker Sports link under our sponsors column to find shop location and details.            

Don't forget the club scarves and Red Army T-Shirts are available. If you are interested in purchasing either or both please ask the staff at the bar or contact Steve Mateljan (021426930).

                     Scarves are priced at $20.00, T-Shirts $20.00 (adult) $10.00 (child)

                                                  SHOW OFF YOUR TRUE COLOURS!     


                      2015 SEASON REGISTRATION

2015 REGISTRATION DATES

Registration dates this season are on Mon 9th Feb, Thurs 12th Feb, Mon 16th Feb from 5-7pm each evening and Sat 21st Feb from 9 -11am.  Registrations will be held at the clubrooms. Watch this space though as we are looking at having an online registration option (Goal Net) this season.  More info will be out shortly about this.

TEAM SELECTION DAY

From 9th Grade up where there are enough players registered and paid to make more than one team, we will be having a team selection day.  This will be on 3rd March, starting at 5.00pm.

2015 FEES

Our new fees structure is as follows

4 - 6 yrs (First Kicks) $60 -

Fee includes OM ball carry bag + team photo (player must provide own regulation size training ball)

7th /8th Grade  $85 -

Fee includes OM ball carry bag + team photo (player must provide own regulation size training ball)

9th- 12th Grade $100 -

Fee includes OM ball carry bag + team photo (player must provide own regulation size training ball)

13th – 17th Youth $125 - 

Fee includes team photo

19th Grade $125

Full time Students $160 (must provide copy of student ID)

Senior Men’s $250 *Discounted to $225 if paid on or before Sun 1st March 2015

Senior Women’s $240 *Discounted to $215 if paid on or before Sun 1st March 2015

 

JUNIOR/YOUTH

All Junior/Youth Fees must be paid on the day of registration with Saturday 21st February being our last registration date.  Any fees that are not paid will result in your child not being placed in a team. 

SENIORS

ALL senior team Master Registration Forms must be completed and emailed to Barbara Lindsay by the 1st March 2015.  (TEAM MANAGERS NEED TO START ORGANISING THIS NOW). 

If you require a Master registration template please email Barbara.

SENIOR FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY SUNDAY 8TH MARCH.  This includes any outstanding fees/fines from previous seasons.  Failure to do this will result in your team not being entered into an AFF competition.

There will be no exceptions to this.  Senior players, start talking to your team managers now so you don’t miss out on playing this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



       

 

 

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