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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.

Jul 302017
 

Close on the heels of Max Demianyk, four more Adelaide Uni students initiated at the Whites in 2015 have notched up their 50th game.   Congrats to B’s stalwart and potty-mouth James Reilly, 2015 JWM winner Damo Holoubek, C’s lovechild Christian Roschi and Bres Academy graduate Dan Antony.

The growing list of recent half-centurions bodes well for the Whites. It’s great to have players sticking with the club and playing with each other season after season.

Jul 062017
 

George Tan‘s mantle as the player to reach 50 matches over the longest period has only lasted a few weeks.  He passes it to inaugural E’s player-manager Ryan Harrowfield, who first played for the Whites in 2007.

Ryan last played for the Whites back in 2012, taking a sabbatical to raise four boys.  He’s over that now though, and is back in White!

Congrats Ryan!

Jun 262017
 

Some long overdue half-centuries were racked up over the past few weeks.  Conan Shao finally hit 50 after 5 years at the club.  However George Tan surely takes the prize for the longest time to get to 50: his first game with the Whites was back in 2009.  George has played in all five Whites sides, and scored the first ever goal for the E’s in their opening match this year.

On the other end of the spectrum Max Demianyk will hit 50 if he plays against Pembroke this week, after joining the club in 2015.

May 182017
 

One week after the C’s took on Windsor (and their linesman) and lost, it was the B’s turn.  It was round 2 of the cup, and players aplenty had started going missing already.  We still had a good looking squad though, with Coach Crab happy with the mix of youth and experience.

Eugene (dirty weekend), James (potty mouth), Stuart (broken wing), Simon & Patty (promoted) were all out.  With Big Dan away as well, Lewis took one for the team and donned the gloves.  Paul K – who’s been around as long as the opposition – started up top.  Ellery dropped in to #10; Leo stepped off the plane into #6; Gabe filled the gap at the back; and we were lucky enough to have Matt back on the wing.  Cup specialist John George, and Kirsten both came up from the D’s to help fill out the bench.

There was a chance we wouldn’t play at all though, with no ref at the designated kickoff time.  After a phone call or two though, he finally rocked up and we were able to start 15mins late.

We’ll blame the ref for our poor start then (we need to blame someone).  In the first two minutes, they played a ball down the left channel, splitting me and Gabe.  I thought Gabe had it covered on the by-line, but the crafty Windsor forward managed to give him the slip.  He took a couple of touches and managed to slam it past Lewis from close range.  Worst start possible.

Around the 15 minute mark it was 2-0.  A cross (corner?) just skimmed off their forward’s head and went in off one of our players…

We played ok for most of the half though.  A few too many long balls perhaps, as we thought that was the way to get around them.  We didn’t go through the middle enough, and when we did we made too many errors.

The second half was much of the same.  We had a couple of good chances.  Matt got onto a loose ball in the box to make it 2-1. Ellery skewed a chance at the back post after a low cross from the left.

I showed how little I’ve learned over the past two decades, and got myself a yellow while trying to get my winger sent off.

Rather than us running over the top of them, Windsor regained their 2 goal lead via the penalty spot. Thankfully their fourth goal was ruled offside to keep the scoreline fair.

On another day we could have had them, but this was not that day.  Enjoy the June long weekend off lads, and get around the A’s as we have a third crack at them.