Te Atatu AFC’S AGM will be held on the 2nd of December at the Te Atatu AFC clubrooms, 39 Neil Ave and will start at 3.30pm.
Life membership nominations are open and will close on October 31st.
The updated criteria for life member can be found in the policy section.
9am – First Kicks 4th,5th,6th
10am – Fun Football 7th & 8th including 8WJF teams
11am – 9th grade & maybe 10th grade teams
12pm or 12.30pm – remainder of 10th-12th grade teams
1.30pm Youth teams 13th-16th grades
Te Atatu would like to announce the re signing of Daniel Eisenhut for the 2019 season. Joining Te Atatu late 2017 for the 2018 season, Daniel has introduced professional systems of support and development for both the First and Reserve team squads,as well as introducing some of our 16th grade players to reserve and first team football. Not to mention a well coordinated coaching group and support for the club through events, Danny has proven he is the right person for the club moving forward and has the complete backing from the club . A tough season so far but we look forward to the continuing development to make for an exciting 2019.
Some mixed results from the senior teams over the weekend:
Firsts and reserves both went down to Bucklands Beach at home. The firsts going conceding a late goal directly from a corner to lose 2-1 and the reserves conceding a dodgy penalty late on to lose 3-2
The Ladies 1st Div drew 1-1 with Glenfield to put them middle of the table with plenty still to play for. The 3rd div managed to score a late late winner to beat Albany 1-0 in a top of the table clash which puts Te Atatu 3 points clear with 2 games in hand.
The over 35’s Te Atatu Footy Westerlies drew their cup game but went on to win 2-0 on penalties to put them into the masters cup final. The over 35’s Te Atatu Blue drew 3-3 in an action packed game.
The seasons coming to a close, so if you can get out and support the club as each team pushes for good end to the season.
With the final few games fast approaching, the reserves sit in 9th place after a tumultuous season of inconsistencies. Between our first team and reserves, at times the squad has lacked up to 10 – 11 players through illness and injury. While that’s far from an excuse, it might help to shed some light on the ups and downs that the reserve side have shared with top side.
Te Atatu Association Football Club as looking for a new BAR MANAGER to work in our friendly & welcoming grassroots club. Hours are flexible but initially we are looking for someone who can do Saturday’s 1pm-9pm and Sunday’s 12pm-5pm, the the option to increase these as the interest arises. Must have a current bar license, as this is a sole charge position. Please contact Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy (email@example.com) if you are interest in applying
There are a few announcements around the club to talk about!
The replacement of two parts of the roof is expected to start and completed during August weather permitted. Many thanks to the team at Laser Roofing for making it possible
Team Photos are confirmed for Tuesday 14th August at the club. The times are still to come, but it will be posted on our facebook and website when they are available. If you have any questions dont hesitate to send us a message and we will do our best to help out.
Prizegiving for seniors, youth and juniors is confirmed on the 22nd of September, with times and the location to come at a later date, keep posted for updates on that.
We as a club are still on the hunt for a bar manager. so if you know anyone who has their bar license and would like to be considered please let us know asap so we can get this position filled.
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This is the updated criteria for appointment of life member. No nominations for life Membership will be taken of the floor at any A.G.M
Appointment of Life Members
6.1. An Annual General Meeting of the Club shall have power to elect a candidate(s) to Life Membership of the Club, in recognition of distinguished and/or outstanding service to the Club.
6.2. To be considered for Life membership a person shall have performed multiple years of service to the Club outside of playing.
6.3. Any nomination for Life Membership shall be made in writing and signed by two financial members of the club and be received by the Secretary one (1) month prior to the General Meeting at which it is intended to propose such nomination.
6.4. Any nomination for Life Membership shall in the first instance be considered by the Executive, if considered eligible for Life Membership and the Executive votes by ordinary resolution in favour of the nomination being recommended it shall then be proposed to the next Annual General Meeting.
6.5. The election shall be by ballot and to succeed at the Annual General Meeting the motion to award Life Membership must be passed by Special Resolution.
6.6. Life members shall be exempt from paying of fees and shall have full voting rights at any General Meetings.
Nominating financial member must be present at AGM to deliver and speak to their nomination
With the NRFL entering the final games of the round, Te Atatu sit 11th having won 4 games. The table is still very tight from 3rd down to 10th but any more points dropped will see the gap widen and chances of heading up slipping away. The season so far has been up and down like the table says, but injuries to key players and unavailability’s meant the squad was slim pickings. Injury to Makism Manko half an hour into his Te Atatu debut really put a dampener on the season after hearing he would be out for a year.
The first bus trip to Ngongotaha was interesting to say the least. 6 and a half hours on a bus on Good Friday meant that the reserves game was postponed. The First team ended up being early and meant they could get some good early preparations. The game was started off well with Te Atatu dominating the early stages of the first half. The momentum then swung in favor of the home team with Ngongotaha dominating the rest of the first half and went into half time a deserved 1-0 up. The team talk at half time seemed to work, with changes at the break Te Atatu grew into the game. The team scored two quick fire goals to shock the home team. An unfortunate own goal meant Te Atatu took a 3-1 lead before Ngongotaha scored a consolation late on. 3-2 win and first of the season meant the bus ride would be easier back home. Goal Scorers: Rhys Caples, Ranesh Krishnan, OG
Claudelands visited Te Atatu Peninsula park for the first home game of the season. The game started horribly and the boys were 3-0 and a player down at half time. The second half was much worse after another red card, Claudelands provided an onslaught scoring 5 more making the final score 8-0.
Credit to the squad though, the next game was a tough away trip to Papakura where the Reserves got their first win of the season and the First team turned it on and scored 4 stunning goals to get a much deserved 4-1 win. The goal scorers being Mene Fagaseka and Colin Bourke with 2 a piece.
That win seemed to be a stepping stone after brushing aside Onehunga Mangere 2-0, shooting up the table was very much a possibility. The game was quite stale, with Te Atatu missing a penalty in the first half. Rhys Caples scored from the spot after another penalty was awarded. Colin Bourke continued his good form and scored a low drive from 30 yards out.
Metro were next to visit Te Atatu on ANZAC day, with the game being an even contest and Te Atatu looking more likely to score, Metro scored two sucker punches and won the game 2-0. The game against Albany was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch much to the relief of some of the players.
Te Atatu visited Llyod Elsmore park to take on the high flying Bucklands Beach who were equal top with Takapuna. The game started horribly after they scored from half way a minute into the game. The lads put their worst performance of the season in so far and ended up being on the end of a 6-0 spanking.
The NRFL took a break for the week due to Chatham Cup commitments. We were drawn at home to Metro hoping to get some revenge from the game earlier in the month. The game would have been perfect for a neutral football fan with so much attacking football and plenty of goals, unfortunately the game went in favour of Metro 7-4. Ryan Sabich scoring on debut, Rhys Caples, Colin Bourke and Andy Dalton were the goal scoreres.
With the team in a bit of a rut, the response at training was good and everyone looked up for the game at home against Franklin. With not much to talk about except two moments of brilliance from Franklin, one being a peach of a free kick Franklin took away 3 points wining that game 2-0.
Our second bus trip of the season to Cambridge proved to be much smoother than the first, a depleted squad the lads went down early but came back and stormed out to a 3-1 lead with goals through Ranesh Krishnan(2) and Ryan Sabich. Cambridge scored before half time to make it 3-2. The second half had everything. A red card early on to Cambridge, that seemed to spur them on and they had all the ball and looked far more likely to score. With 15 minutes to go they equalised. 3-3 and plenty of time left, Cambridge went for the killer blow, that almost backfired with Te Atatu almost in through a deadly counter attack, a tackle from the last man stopped that and the referee procedeed to brandish yellow cards out to everyone, Cambridge went down to 9 men but there was little time left for anything to happen, with the game finishing 3-3
Te Atatu returned home with the last game of the first round against Northland. It was goal keeper Eddie Trubshoes 100th apperance for the club which he didnt want to lose. The game started well, storming out to a 2-0 lead through Rhys Caples and Andrew Dalton. The game swung in Northlands favour as they scored just before half time. The second half was extremely competitve with Northland hitting the woodwork three times, they eventually found the equaliser with 10 minutes to go through a deflected own goal to break hearts of the Te Atatu Players.
Lead leaders Takapuna visited Te Atatu next, with them being unbeaten not really being tested, Te Atatu looked to provide an upset. Te Atatu looked good, holding firm in defence. An own goal before half time gave Takapuna the lead and was a sucker punch. The second half was much the same with Takapuna holding possession and Te Atatu defended well. Takapuna extended their lead with a curling effort from 25 yards out wide. The final result ended 2-0 to Takapuna but the game didnt reflect the score and Te Atatu could be proud of the effort to frustrate the lead leaders.
With Te Atatu now in a relegation fight the same effort aganist Takapuna was required in every single game. Ngongotaha came to Te Atatu peninsula park in the same position. A win for both teams would give some breathing room above the bottom. The game started poorly with a dodgy penalty given to the away side. Te Atatu equalised through David Carmody, but it didnt last long as another questionable penalty was given. Ngongotaha took a 2-1 lead into half time and extended their lead just after the break. Credit to Te Atatu who fought back with a penalty of their own scored by Rhys Caples and a flowing moved finished by Ryan Sabich. There was more drama as Ngongotaha scored right at the death to again break hearts of the home players and supporters.
Claudelands was the next bus trip. The squad was a bit depleted due to injuries and unavailability’s . The game started well with Te Atatu pressing well and working hard off the ball and asking some early questions of the Claudelands defence. Andy Dalton opened the scoring late into the first half and meant Te Atatu went into half time a goal to the good. Claudelands equalised half way through the second half and then went on to take the lead through a goal which didnt look like it crossed the line but was awarded by the linesman much to the disbelief of the away side. The last 10 minutes was quite frantic to say the least. Rhys Caples equalised and the game was anyones to take. A penalty was awarded in the 88th minute to Te Atatu. The home side protested but nothing was changing. Rhys Caples scored again to take the lead 3-2. Te Atatu would then hold on for a much needed 3 points and to give them some breathing room from the bottom.
With the 3 points against Claudelands, the belief to keep it going was very much there. Papakura visited next with a 6 pointer on the cards. It started off well with Te Atatu attacking well and asking questions early and vice versa for Papakura. Rhys Caples opened the scoring after 25 minutes to continue his rich run of form. The goal seemed to relax us and made Papakura come back into the game and domianted the later stages of the first half equalising with a stunning effort from the top of the 18 yard box. Stefan Milosevic scored a fantastic header on the stroke of half time to ensure we took the lead. The lead didnt last long as Papakura were awarded a penalty 7 minutes into the second half and make no mistake from the spot. That would set up a frantic 10 minutes, where Zen Baatjes scored a brilliant curling effort to take the lead once again, the lead lasted all 90 seconds as Papakura equalised for the third time. The last 15 minutes of the game were dominated by Te Atatu but werent clinical enough and were to pay for the missed opportunities as Papakura scored a killer blow in the 90th minute to once again break the hearts of the home team.
Coach Education Announcement
‘Intro to Junior Coaching’ and ‘Junior Level 1 Coaching Award’ for coaches working in the West Auckland/Waitemata/ Te Atatu catchment.
Intro To Junior Coaching
The course aims to provide beginner coaches with advice about how to meet the needs of junior players and what to focus on to deliver fun and safe age appropriate football session. All candidates will receive an electronic resource that contains over 100 games and activities for junior footballers.
Venue: West Auckland AFC, Brains Park
Date: Wednesday 30th May
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Registration: CLICK HERE
Junior Level 1 Coaching Award
This course targets coaches who are looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of how to work effectivity with junior players by examining the qualities of a junior coach and how adapt junior football sessions to challenge all players within a team.
Venue: Waitemata AFC, McLeod Park
Date: Sunday 17th June
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
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If you have any question about either of the above course please email firstname.lastname@example.org