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Sep 192018
 

CLUB AWARDS

John Whitehouse Medal TBA
A’s Best & Fairest Courtney Davis
A’s Team Man Matt Chan
B’s Best & Fairest Abdulmalik Alsawafi
B’s Team Man Aarron Chen
C’s Best & Fairest Al-moatasem Al-omrani
C’s Team Man Campbell Hodgins
D’s Best & Fairest Ben Hanna
D’s Team Man Will Yeomans
E’s Best & Fairest Samuil Belyovski
E’s Team Man Leo Phan
Drinking XI MVP TBA

 

PLAYERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Goal of the Year Yeni Vasili
Save of the Year Marc English
Ian Begg
Best Comment Max Demianyk
Best Match Report Steve Safralidis
Wez Reid Dummy Spit Award John Whitehouse
Most Obscure Absentee Jules Harris-Jansen
Best Recruiter Homood Alabdali
Moment of the Year E’s winning the league!
Supporter of the Year Bill Hill
Players’ Player of the Year Abdulmalik Alsawafi

 

Sep 132018
 

CLUB AWARDS

John Whitehouse Medal Adam Pedron
A’s Best & Fairest Matt Chan
A’s Team Man Amir Khasanov
B’s Best & Fairest Lewis Whittenbury
B’s Team Man Ian Begg
C’s Best & Fairest Ali Musa
C’s Team Man Dan Anthony
D’s Best & Fairest Al-moatasem Al-omrani
D’s Team Man Aaron Lucas
E’s Best & Fairest Wez Reid
Mohammed Alghusaini
E’s Team Man Bobby Vidanage
Drinking XI MVP Ollie Smith

 

PLAYERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Goal of the Year Jules Harris-Jansen
Alan Evans
Save of the Year Martins Elemo
Best Comment Mike Williams
James Reilly
Best Match Report Matt Bate
Wez Reid Dummy Spit Award Adam Pedron
Most Obscure Absentee Jorge Lopez Fernandez
Best Recruiter Steve Bresolin
Moment of the Year B’s 8 – 0 Mercedes
Supporter of the Year Pepe
Players’ Player of the Year Courtney Davis

 

Players’ Choice Awards – Nominate now!

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Sep 042018
 

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Players’ Choice Awards!

Due to time constraints, the nomination period is just 4 days, ending after the final matches this Saturday September 8.  This will be followed by the voting period, which will close Thursday September 13. This will just give us enough time to count the vast number of votes before the presentations on September 15, when the awards will be announced.

An example nomination is listed on the right of each category.

See Matches. Example:
  • Alan Evans 40 yard volley vs Immanuel
See Matches. Example:
  • Eugene penalty save vs Immanuel
The best comment on or off the pitch. See Quotes. Example:
  • "Don't be a rotten strawberry" - The King
Who summed it up the best? See Reports. Example:
  • Graeme - E's vs Unley at home
Who lost it? Example:
  • James Reilly vs Ref (Immanuel home)
Which player had the most obscure reason for missing a match? Example:
  • Damo - lunch
Who brought the best/most players to the club? Example:
  • Bres for recruiting Josh
Example:
  • B's 3-0 Mercedes
Who was on the sidelines all year, come rain or shine? Example:
  • Dan Schliebs' Dad
Who was the most valuable player this year? You decide. Example:
  • Aidan Hall >> N'Golo Kante
Who was the biggest strawberry this year (or in the past)? Example:
  • That guy...
Aug 132018
 

With only 3 points separating the top three teams, the boys faced Immanuel in what would be the first of 2 weeks that’ll shape our season.

Immanuel were sitting top of the table & have not lost since round 1. In our previous encounter at the start of the season they’d belted us 7-1, so we were out for a bit of redemption.

We had a strong squad for this game, but it was somewhat weakened as Mohammed didn’t make it to the ground by the time we handed match sheets in.

On the flipside, we gained the services of GT and Ryo who’d both played earlier in the day.

At the start Immanuel kicked with the breeze and came out with all guns blazing. They had more of the ball and kept us inside our half – but our defence and midfield were compact and disciplined and we were doing an excellent job of keeping them at bay.

On the couple of occasions they did get passed the backline – Markus (in his last game for the club) made a couple of super saves!

Late in the half though Immanuel got a breakthrough – as a corner came in – Ben got front position, but was nudged over (no free given!) allowing his opponent to head home from close range.

Going in at 1-0, with the breeze behind us for the 2nd half, we were all thinking anything was possible.

Immanuel though again had a little more of the ball, as their midfield and mobile forwards were making us work hard. They managed a 2nd goal and a 3rd before we rung the changes. Bringing on Chris, Andy, Mike, Bryan and Ryo to spice things up.

Late on we managed to peg a goal back as Zac’s nice free kick went around the wall and bounced in off the upright (all that practice during the week paid dividends).

In the end – Immanuel were worth their 3-1 win, which now puts them 2 games ahead of us with another huge game against 2nd placed Pembroke this week.

Man of the match for us was (again) Markus – in his last match for the club – his 2nd half of the season has been top shelf.

A special mention must also go to Matt Bate who covered a lot of km in the defensive midfield role on a pretty tough day.

Massive game next week. If we want to keep our season alive we must beat Pembroke this week and hope that Immanuel drop the bundle somewhere along the way.

See you all at training.

That’s it!

Apr 252018
 

If you are planning to take holidays during the cold weather, please take into account when we are not playing! There are no matches on the June long weekend. Also, the C’s, D’s and E’s all have byes during the year.  If your team is knocked out of the cup, you may also have another couple of weekends off (note that Div 3B has league matches on those weeks):

Date Event Who’s Playing?
Apr 28 Div 5 bye A’s B’s C’s E’s
May 12 Cup Rd 2 A’s B’s C’s E’s
June 2 Div 3B bye A’s B’s C’s D’s
June 9 Long Weekend
June 16 Cup Rd 3 ? ? ? E’s
June 30 Div 4 bye A’s B’s D’s E’s
July 21 Split round E’s
July 28 Div 5 bye A’s B’s C’s E’s
Aug 18 Div 3B bye A’s B’s C’s D’s
Sep 8 Div 4 bye A’s B’s D’s E’s

 

The last 3 rounds of the cup are played midweek:

  • Quarter Finals: Wed July 4
  • Semi Finals: Wed Aug 15
  • Grand Final: Fri Sep 14
Mar 012018
 

Registration and payment are due before the season starts in April.

All players must register online with both the Adelaide Uni Sports Association (AUSA) and the Football Federation of Australia (FFA).  You must pay your fees as part of registering with the AUSA.

For new players, fees will cover club shorts and socks.

Fees

  • Adelaide University Students: $272
  • Other students: $320  ($360 is to be paid up front, and the Whites will reimburse $40).
  • Non-students: $360
  • Non-playing Coaches/Managers: $22 (reimbursed by the Whites)

If you cannot afford to pay the entire fee, speak to your coach or a committee member ASAP.  You must at least purchase the “AU Sport Membership”, which is free for students.

AUSA Registration

Follow these steps to register with the AUSA and pay your fees for the season. The “AU Sport Membership” below provides you with insurance, covering any injury.

  1. Go the AUSA Soccer Page.
  2. Click on [Join or Renew] at the right of the page.
  3. If you do not have an account, click on “Create an Account” and follow the prompts.
  4. Otherwise, sign in.  If you are taken to the “Recover Password” page, you need to create a new password.
  5. Once signed in, select “2018 AUSC Collegiate MEN player membership” (or “2018 AUSC nonplaying membership” for coaches/managers)
  6. Follow the prompts, filling out the Medical Form.
  7. If you are prompted to select an “AU Sport Membership”, select the appropriate option.  If you are a student, it will be free.  Add it to your cart.
  8. If you are NOT prompted to select an “AU Sport Membership”, it means you are currently covered, and will receive a renewal email when it runs out (annually).
  9. Follow the steps through to payment, choosing “Uni Whites” as your team.

FFA Registration

Follow these steps to register with the FFSA as a player.

Go to the My Football Club Player Registration page.

If you have previously played for the Whites, or any other FFA club (including juniors), you already have an FFA number:

  1. If you know your FFA number, select the first option.
  2. Otherwise, select the second option to find it.
  3. If you cannot find your FFA number or retrieve your password, contact the Whites, or your previous club.

If you have never played for an FFA club, select the third option to create an FFA number.

Please update your contact details including email and emergency contact.

Registration Details:

  • Club: Adelaide University Soccer Club White (14010)
  • Was the player’s last registration to play football in another country? Always answer NO!
  • Payment: Manual Payment At Club
  • Previous club: if your previous club was in another country, leave this blank.

You do not need to add a photo.

No payments are required online – choose manual payment.

If you need help, follow the Self Registration Guide.

Ignore any invoice you get from the FFSA. We will take care of this.

Sep 052017
 

Mike Williams: (Referring to the directions for the E game) “It wasn’t that hard.”

Graeme: “Well obviously it is, because I’m the smartest person here and I couldn’t find the ground. It shouldn’t have said Rostrevor College!”

Big Mikey: “I agree with half of what you said.”

Sep 032017
 

The B’s had a stellar season.  The following shows how they’ve stacked up against Uni Whites’ season stats since 2003:

  • The highest points per game (2.2), equal to the infamous C’s of 2015.
  • The only team to score more points was the A’s in 2003 (48), when they played 22 games.
  • Most goals scored (86).  Next was the A’s in 2003 with 71.
  • Least goals conceded (19).  Next was the A’s in 2016 with 20.
  • 2nd least losses (2), bettered only by the D’s in 2015, and equal to the A’s in 2003.
  • Ellery Shopen scored the 2nd most goals in a season (31). Only Richie Coburn has scored more (34 in the A’s in 2003).

One player who scored some big goals for the B’s this year was Patty Jenko.  He notched up his 50th appearance for the Whites last week in the A’s against Sacred Heart.

Congrats also to Amir Khasanov who racked up his 100th match for the Whites in the final round.  Amir once again showed his versatility by completing his century at left back, after Eddie succumbed to an ankle injury.

Aug 212017
 

Another White has joined the prestigious Century Club.  Congratulations to Simon “Michael” Clarke who capped off his century with a goal against the hapless Blues.

Plaudits also go to Ellery “Richie Jnr” Shopen who has become the Whites leading goal scorer (since 2003).  On his way to knocking Richie “The Don” Coburn from top spot, he hit 9 past Grads Blue.  This beats the previous record of 6 also held by the esteemed Richie, and the dead-to-us Nick “Mercedes” Ward.

Our five wins also produced a goal tally record for the club: 32 goals in a league round smashes our previous best of 22 from May last year.

Our commiserations go to the struggling Blues who helped make all of this possible.  Hopefully they have better luck in div 2 next year.