- 2017 Player Registration
AUCKLAND LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS
With both the Auckland Council, and Orakei Local Board Elections coming up in late September to early October, it is an appropriate time for the Club to formally acknowledge the tremendous level of support and assistance that both organizations have provided in guiding us through the process of securing artificial fields at Michaels Ave Reserve, and the subsequent playing surface improvements to the Lower Fields.
Furthermore, these parties’ acceptance of the need to cater for increased playing numbers has also seen them assist in securing seed capital for the planned Stage 3 Amenities/Clubrooms facility. Without the advocacy skills, tenacity and perseverance of a number of persons within these respective organizations, our Club would not be enjoying the improved amenity that we now all benefit from.
With the benefit of that experience, and on behalf of the Club, I would like to extend our best wishes to the following persons, as they stand for election/re-election, and look forward to hopefully working with them all again in the future :
Mark Thomas - Auckland Mayor
Desley Simpson - Auckland Council
Kit Parkinson - Orakei Local Board
Colin Davis - Orakei Local Board
Troy Churton - Orakei Local Board
Mark B. Weipers
The Club's is now advertising for expressions of interest for our Men's and Women's Premier Coaching roles - there is a short window for interested applicants to apply so that our preferred candidate can be appointed ASAP and hit the ground running.
To view the positions avaliable and how to register your interest please click the links below
Men's Premier Coach
HELP YOUR KID’S COACH WIN A TRIP TO THE FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP!
As part of McDonald’s Junior Football this year New Zealand Football and McDonald’s are celebrating the 6000+ volunteer coaches, who help 50,000 Kiwi kids enjoy football each season. The McDonald’s Junior Football Coach of the Year is a nationwide search for New Zealand’s most deserving junior coach.
Parents around the country are being encouraged to nominate the coach of their kid’s team. Nominations are encouraged for positive behaviour both on and off the pitch, including supporting players positively from the touch line, introducing new players to the game and helping out in their local community.
There will be seven regional winners, who will receive a coaching equipment pack to use for training and games. The overall national winner will receive an amazing football experience, travelling to Japan to see Auckland City FC play in the FIFA Club World Club!
Nominations can be made by visiting www.nzfootball.co.nz/juniors and downloading the nomination form. Nominations will be open until August 12th, with the regional winners to be announced the following week and the national winner on August 26th.
The coach of the year competition is a new part of the ongoing support McDonald’s provides to junior football in New Zealand. Both as a national supporter of football, and with local restaurants sponsoring Ellerslie AFC, McDonald’s helps provide resources to encourage more kids and parents to get involved with football.
We know there are some great junior coaches at Ellerslie AFC, so get your nomination in today!
The Junior/Youth Division of the Club is pleased to introduce two new sponsors to the Club.
McDonalds is now an official sponsor of the Club. McDonalds is sponsoring our school holiday program and has provided giveaways for programs in the July school holidays. Watch out for their football roadshow
which will visit Michaels Ave Reserve in the near future!
New World Stonefields is our sponsor for the Tamaki League's 8th Grade. Teams in the 8th grade have been provided with Player of Day Certificates and vouchers. This sponsorship has allowed the Club to purchase new nets for the small goals used in the Tamaki League.
We thank McDonalds and New World Stonefields and look forward to working with you.
NZF CEO Andy Martin has sent out an annual report for all registered players of football - please read below
I am delighted to send to you a link to the NZ Football annual report and strategy document for use in your clubs.
A lot of great work has taken place around the country over the past couple of years for which you should all be very proud – you will find details of the key outputs in the annual report and I would encourage you to spread the word. Domestic football is in great shape, has a clear plan for the future and is growing. Right now we are being independently lauded as having the leading community sport system in the country and whilst this is great we still have much to do!
The international game is also progressing well, at times behind the scenes, and despite the known geographical and financial challenges we are expecting great excitement in the coming months as i) the All Whites begin their World Cup qualification programme and compete in the Confederations Cup next year and ii) the Ferns head off to Rio later this month seeking a medal despite being on the end of a tough draw.
Our desire is to see more New Zealanders playing and loving football and our elite teams winning at global pinnacle events – the plan to do this is articulated in the new strategy. I am sure you will be hearing more on this from your Federations in the coming months as they seek to localise the plan and ensure that your clubs play a leading role in its delivery.
Thank you for your contributions to date – we are entering an exciting time for football in this country and together we can achieve great things.
The club would like to introduce a new partner - Bene Sports - to celebrate this new partnership Bene Sports has a great offer for our members and friends and family.
For more information check out the full offer here
The club has confirmed and updated it's team sponsorship policy - click here to find out more
Senior Club Chairman Tim Adams is proud to introduce the signing of a major shirt sponsor for the NRFL Squad for 2016 - John from Elite Lawn and Garden Services is excited to join the club and is looking forward to working with us.
We have also started signing up individual player sponsors in the NRFL squad, please click here to view these passionate supporters of Ellerslie Football
As the season is about to commence we are ramping up the training and game intensity at Michaels Ave - so it seems like a great time to remind all members of our responsibilites to our Neighbours - please take the time to click on the link below and read this important message
Looking after our Neighbours
The above photo is a snapshot of what our fields at Michaels Ave have been through in recent times - however good news is coming as Club President Mark Weipers announces a update with some progress!
Click here to read the update
This season we have teamed up with our official apparel partners LOTTO NZ to provide a webshop for all official club gear - the webshop has four categories, Senior, Junior/Youth, Academy and Supporters Gear.
Please click on the picture below to visit the webshop homepage
The 2016 campaign has started with the confirmation of the Pre-Season schedule for the NRFL First and Reserves teams, with games against newly formed Franklin United (replacing old foes Waiuku) and current Auckland City Under 17's and Napier U19's champions Birkenhead United being our key fixtures.
While the NRFL Div 1 draw is still in draft format we are planning on a trip to Parrs Park on good friday as our first game to take on Div 1 newcomers Oratia United.
ELLERSLIE AFC GAINS CLUB QUALITY AWARD
The Quality Club Mark scheme, developed by New Zealand Football in conjunction with the seven regional football federations and the 17 Regional Sports Trusts around the country, shapes continuous improvement in the way football is delivered, supporting clubs as they adopt standards of best practice in all areas of operations.
The scheme focuses on club implementation of the Whole of Football Plan as operations in administration, governance, planning, finance and health and safety are structured alongside football-specific focus areas such as player, coach and referee development.
There are three levels of achievement in the Quality Club Mark: One Star (developing club), Two Star (community club) and Three Star (best practice club).
Ellerslie is the 15th club in the country to have been awarded One-Star status.
Read the full story here
CARPARKING AT MICHAELS AVE
As the work on the bottom fields intensifys over winter there is going to be increasing pressure on the carparking situation. We ask all members to be mindful of not parking in loading zones or yellow line areas. The YMCA will be getting cars towed if they are parked in the wrong areas.
Consider alternatives when there is events on, such as parking on Michaels Ave by the lake and walking through to the number 1 field or using the Elwood Cresent Carpark.
The below image illustrates what areas of the carpark will be taken up by the council due to the field construction
Also please note that the carpark gates are now being locked each night - the Elwood Cres gate is locked at 10pm each night while the Michaels Ave gate is locked at midnight - see the signs by the gates for more details.
NIKE CUP - BEHIND THE SCENES
For many of you who are either new to football or have experienced long careers in football you may not know what this Nike Cup thing is all about - well we are lucky enough to have some behind the scenes information from the coaching staff and one of the star players on what Nike Cup is all about. First though a brief history on the Nike Cup:
The Manchester United Premier Cup is a global youth football tournament. The tournament was established by Nike in 1993 as the Nike Premier Cup and featured 624 teams from 15 European countries. The following year, the tournament expanded into the Asian continent, increasing the number of teams to 1,067, before adding a further 284 teams from the Latin American region in 1995.
In 1996, the tournament was reorganised to include a World Finals stage following the regional tournaments. The regional tournaments served to whittle down the competing teams from over 2,500 to just 12 for the finals tournament in Cape Town, South Africa. This structure was followed from 1996 to 2001, when it was decided that the host team and the national champions from 13 countries would be given direct qualification to the finals tournament, with the remaining six places in the 20-team tournament given to the teams from the Europe, Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and Africa regions.
The tournament has grown year on year and, in 2007–08, over 9,400 teams competed in Premier Cup tournaments around the world to gain one of 20 places available at the Premier Cup World Finals.
So now that you know all about what Nike Cup is, read below to get the inside scoop on how to prepare and what it means to the players.
Ellerslie AFC Bow out of Nike Cup in Style
SUBMISSIONS ON THE ORAKEI LOCAL BOARD DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN
Re: New Changing Rooms and Clubrooms at Michaels Ave Reserve
DUE 24th FEB
Support Ellerslie AFC and Ellerslie Cricket by filling in one of the prepared submissions supporting the contsruction of new changing rooms and clubrooms at Michaels Ave Reserve - the more voices the better!
Sample of filled in sheet below
Click here (link expired) to download a copy and either send it to the address/email on the form or drop it into the club office on the following days:
Tuesday 18th Feb 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Thursday 20th Feb 6pm to 8pm
Saturday 22nd Feb 1pm to 8pm
ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE BY THE 24th FEB
NEWS FLASH SEPTEMBER 2012 - CLUB UPDATE
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