The U9/U10/U11/U12/U13/U14/Mens 15/Mens 16 have now concluded grading and team allocations. Some teams have Coaches or Managers appointed. For teams with Coaches or Managers appointed they will be in touch soon to give you updates on various aspects of the upcoming season.
Coaches and Managers please be advised you will receive your team lists in the next few days with contact details of your players. Team list data is extracted from the My Football Club data base which is under extreme pressure at this time of the year. Please be patient.
If a team does not have a Coach or Manager allocated, a member of the committee will be in touch soon to organise a team meeting. The team meeting will be held to appoint an interested parent as Coach or Manager.
The committee wishes to thank you all for your patience through the grading and allocation process.
Nigel Clarke, Club Captain
Soccer Kits and balls are available for pick up by coaches or managers THIS SATURDAY 8th March from Duffy's Oval shed (or Canteen if wet) between 10:00 and 1:00.
We are still looking for players in the following age groups:
Please call Belinda Fidler on 0427 689-136 (U6-U11), Desley Brooks on 0417 244-222 (Women's All Age), or Linda Hellmich on 0412 511-271 (all others) for more information.
Dallas Westcott, an U/6 Terrigal Football player, has put his surf training into practice to save a man and his son from a dangerous rip. Damon Westcott took his son Dallas for a morning surf on Saturday January 18.
"I was watching Dallas from the water's edge with my four-year-old daughter, Airlie", he said. "Not far from where Dallas was, I saw a man with his arm raised trying to hold a small child out of the water. He was not in the flagged area and the lifesavers were 20m away and hadn't seen him, so I left Airlie in the care of another adult on the beach and dived in. By the time I reached the man, Dallas had beaten me to it and he, the man, and his five-year-old son were all holding onto the boogie board. I couldn't believe Dallas had beat me there. He was quite calm but the man was distressed. By this time volunteer lifesavers had been alerted and they came and took the man to shore. Dallas and I then paddled to shore with the other boy accompanied by lifesavers."
His "Little Sharks" coach Paul Harper said, "You think Dallas is good at saving lives? You should see his slide tackles at soccer!"
For the full story go to The Daily Telegraph.
Any players interested in trialling for the Division One squad, training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights, 7 pm to 9 pm at Bloodtree Oval, Mangrove Mountains. There is also a Sunday afternoon training session at Central Coast Grammar School, Erina, commencing this weekend. Please call head coach, Ashley Grant, to confirm your attendance on 0466 987-965.
Thank you, Sharon
Division 1 Head Coach 2014
Ashley has many years coaching experience on the Central Coast. Ashley has recently coached at representative level at the Central Coast Mariners Academy, Central Coast Lightning and is currently a junior rep team at Ku-ring-gai. Ashley also has senior coaching experience at Budgewoi Football Club as the Head Coach of their Premier League squad as well as coaching Woongarrah Wildcats Division One team in their first year of the competition.
Reserve Grade Coach 2014
Terry has coached many teams at Kariong Cougars Football Club from 2007 – 2013 including the Women’s Premier League and in 2011 coached the Kariong 16c’s to a Grand Final win. Terry was a former youth squad player at Fulham FC and Wimbledon FC in the UK and played his senior football in England at Malden Vale Football Club in the London Spartan League in Surrey before emigrating to Australia in 1986.
We look forward to welcoming both Ashley and Terry to Terrigal United Football Club with a meet and greet this coming Sunday 19 January 4pm at Breakers Country Club. This will give players, parents and committee a great opportunity to chat to the coaches about their goals for the upcoming season whilst also offering a chance for the coaches to provide pre season training information including trial dates and times.
For further information please call Sharon Baxter, President on 0425 247 903.
Tamar Felsch, 15, was recognised at the Australian Football Awards earlier this month when she received the ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award.
Felsch, who is in year 9 at the International Football School at Mt Penang, was thrilled to be recognised on her chosen sport's night of nights.
And it wasn't just for her feats on the field, with Felsch also befriending a bully through her love of soccer.
In Year 6, Felsch was the victim of bullying by a student at school whenever her team beat the bully's team.
Instead of retaliating, Felsch invited the student home to help with her soccer skills, showing her how to shoot for goal and juggle.
As a result, the two became friends and still are to this day.
Felsch was happy to offer some advice to others faced with a similar situation.
``Don't go down to their level; stay calm,'' she said.
Felsch continues to mentor players to help them improve and also referees Futsal and soccer matches.
Terrigal club president Sharon Baxter said Felsch was an ``outstanding role model for other young footballers''.
TUFC are looking for passionate and friendly people who know a little bit about football to help with our junior age groups from U5’s to U14’s. We are therefore calling for Expressions of Interest for Age Manager positions for the 2014 season. If you are interested please complete the application form for the appropriate age group. When completed, scan and email to:-
Applications close December 15th.
Thanks for your interest
Terrigal United Football Club
Mobile : 0458 000 792