We’ve passed the season half-way mark! I hope you and your family are enjoying your football. Please note the following important messages.
|STEWART CLOSE CUP|
Come to Auluba tomorrow (Saturday July 15th) for the second leg of the Stewart Close Cup. Watch our Men’s all age Premier League squad take on West Pymble. 1pm Reserves, 3pm First Grade. Jinny Burger truck (2-7pm), licensed bar, and special guests.
|WOMENS WORLD CUP WATCH PARTIES|
Be part of the excitement of the FIFA Womens World Cup. All three Matildas group games will be live on the big screen at Auluba. Bring your friends and family. Thursday 20, Thursday 27 and Monday 31 July, with Kick Off at 8pm each night. Grab a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Matilda’s jersey. This Thursday we will have chicken and vegetarian souvlaki being available form 7pm-7:45pm. Please preorder here to avoid missing out https://kissingpointfootballclub.teamapp.com/clubs/606587/events/21680978?_detail=v1
|FEMALE REFEREE COURSE|
Girls and women aged 14+ are encouraged to get into refereeing. Its a great way to be active and earn cash aswell. Towards this KPFC, KDFRA and NSFA have organised a female-only referee course at Auluba on Wednesday 19th and Tuesday 25 July (two evenings), and it is free! Please enrol in the course here (http://kdfra.com.au/join/) and follow the steps. Any questions please reach out to Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|DOG BITE AT AULUBA DURING TRAINING|
We recently had a dog bite on one of our youngest members during weeknight training with a runner encroaching too close to our players with a dog on leash. Apart from physical safety, these incidents can be traumatic and have long lasting impacts on players. To facilitate a safe environment for all our members if I could ask our members to leave their dogs at home for games and training, particularly where/when miniroos are training and playing. If you must bring your dog, please ensure they are at a safe distance on-leash away from the players and playing fields in the least case (Auluba, Howson and Comenarra are designated on-leash areas).
I cannot emphasise enough the need for everyone to respect our officials and one another. Incidents continue to occur across the association, and there is simply no place in our game for disrespectful behaviour. Enjoy the game. Be positive. Be an example for our young players. If an incident occurs, please raise it straight away with your manager. Managers, please note the Issue Resolution process here.
|WELCOME PIP AND THANK YOU JEREMY|
A warm welcome to Pip Butron, who has kindly volunteered as our VP Men’s All Age. Pip has been a player and manager for many years and it is fantastic to have him in this role. Our sincere thanks to Jeremy Tucker who has looked after this role for three years. Jeremy is staying on as club Vice President and continues to provide invaluable service in that role.
While not all teams can win the comp, a few teams are having stellar seasons so far; please show them your support. The Women’s 35 Div 1, Men’s All age Div 4, Girls Under 12 Dev Div 3 teams looking good on the top of the table and Women’s All age Div 4 and mixed U13 Div 5 not far off the pace (apologies if I’ve missed anyone).
|THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS|
We continue to thrive as a grass roots community club, driven by our 180+ volunteers. We have a great club and volunteers culture – our game leaders, coaches, managers, age/ground/canteen/merch/equipment/volunteer+ coordinators, committee all make this club what it is. Please reach out and say thanks.
|FACILITIES TOWN HALL SESSION|
As our club grows our facilities are stretched to beyond capacity for training and matches. This is due to increased participation, population and competition for use (schools, other sports and general recreation needs) and lack of possibility for new fields with the increasing demand. To address this issue, we are doing all we can to work with Council and NSFA to improve the facilities available and extend their availability. In particular, through lobbying for better drainage, lighting and upgrades of surface/turf in a strategic way to best get usage out of what is available locally. We recently engaged a consultant to provide a range of possible options. We would like to share this with the community and talk through the challenges we face going forward. I plan to hold a session in late August following the world cup to talk this through – we’ll send out details in due course.
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|FEEDBACK AND GET INVOLVED|
If you have any suggestions about how we can improve, or would like to get involved in the club in any way, please reach out to myself and Tanya (email@example.com).
That’s it. I look forward to seeing you out on the pitch.
Kissing Point FC