Jun 282016

If you want to get on the first page of all time appearances, you need to start playing twice a week.  That’s exactly what Lewis “Teen Wolf” Whittenbury has been doing for the last season and a half and is almost there.  After a massive 29 matches in 2015, Lewis has already played 21 this year.  He has also now joined the revered 100 club in his 5th season at the club.


Now he just needs a player profile!

May 042015

Born and raised playing soccer on the rolling plains of London’s Hackney Marshes (allegedly the spiritual home of soccer), Matt knew he was destined for stardom from a young age.

Beginning his career as a pimply faced 17 year old with his local church Sunday school side in division 17 of the  Ex-Lax sponsored Hackney Sunday Pub League, Matt soon had the scouts (East Hackney Boy Scouts Brigade) flocking to admire his silky skills and range of one pass.

After a stand out season in 2009 (38 games, one goal and one assist), the Uni Whites made their move.  A long, drawn out transfer process saw the Whites break the bank and Steve Saf’s heart by trading six bottles of pale ale, on transfer deadline day, for the fleet footed midfielder’s creative vision, wizardry and trickery.

Hackney Marshes, the burnt out cars, abandoned fridges and the odd dead body on a pitch were soon a thing of the past, as Matt set about unlocking Collegiate League defences with his renowned range of one pass.

Outside of soccer Matt is a successful documentary writer and film directory. Some of his best work involves titles such as the Debbie Does Series, Harry Slotter and the Philosophers Bone, Shaving Ryan’s Privates and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

Matt also claims to have starred in the war time soccer classic Escape to Victory, as the stunt doubles for soccer legends Pele, Ossie Ardiles, John Wark and Sylvester Stallone (?).

As the years ticked by age began to take its toll on the body of the fifty (something) year old.  Following a glittering career in the A and B sides of the ‘Glamour’ Matt sought to prolong his playing days by dropping down the sides to ply his trade with the Whites C grade.

Bringing with him his now creaking right foot and crumbling body, Matt soon began to find his range of one pass and vision (with the main benefactor in chief of this being former White ‘Leg End’ and goal getter Richie Harris).

Sadly, Richie was lured away by the bright lights of Sydney at the end of the 2014 season and Matt became withdrawn and distant. A lone sad figure often found in the changing rooms, knees pulled tightly to his chest cradling and smelling a superman T-Shirt in memory of his departed team mate.

For a while it was touch and go if Matt would return to the Whites in 2015 or hang up the boots in honour of Richie.

To the delight of a few (?), Matt returned and (to date) can still be seen breaking forward from midfield on an odd occasion before breaking down full stop and hobbling off.

Apr 272015

Matt joined the mighty Whites in a controversial deal, after a long stint at Wimbledon ended with an altercation with fellow ‘hard man’ Vinnie Jones that saw Hawyes shipped off to the Antipodes, whilst Jones’ was sent to the US to become a B-grade actor.

The White’s C’s quickly snaffled Matty up & his impact was immediate. An intimidating figure in goals, Matty was soon marshalling the (sometime ragged) troops in defence & scaring the bajesus out of opposition strikers. This was important, because the C’s were largely a gentle lot & were badly in need of a bit of hardness.

Hawyes’ keeping was solid, but his ‘all-out attack on the opposition’ playing style meant he missed as many games as he played.

In 2014 then, after yet another injury (this time at work – chasing down a stolen car on foot & stopping it in its tracks) he switched his role to coach, as one half of the now infamous “Hot Fuzz” (along with Jacko) the team saw immediate success & were the only team to knock off the champions last season – Hawyes now refers to himself as the “Special One” (No, that’s not Jose Mourinho) after masterminding their downfall.

Matt’s passion for football knows no bounds & he leaves no stone unturned during the week when trying to work out his best team & tactics. This means long sessions on the phone with his ‘brains trust’. Ask any of the senior members of the C squad, some of the junior members, neighbours, close friends and even slight acquaintances who is the most likely to call them to talk tactics during the week… It’s Haweysey.

This season, the “Hot Fuzz” have completely revolutionised C Grade football & their squad’s mix of youth, experience & aggression mean the boys are gunning for the title.  With the Special One involved, who wouldn’t back them to do it?

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Apr 142015

Born and raised with a stern Eastern block up-bringing Jacko spent his early years helping Uncle Yuri establish the family potato farm business in Uzbekistan.

Sixteen hours a day, seven days a week 365 days a year, rain or shine Jacko could be found in the families potato fields harnessed to a plough.

Raised the right way by Uncle Yuri the big man began to understand the real importance of life – Soccer, a woman with good child bearing hips and Potato Vodka.

What little spare time Jacko had he spent wondering the fields honing his ball skills and performing Keepie Uppies with a Morris Piper potato.

A booming surge in the family business saw Jacko migrate to South Australia, via Christmas Island, to assist Uncle Yuri in his quest for global expansion and ultimately world wide domination of the potato industry.

But Jacko became disillusioned with potatoes and began to have other dreams and other visions of glory and greatness.

Driven by his burning desire to succeed on the soccer pitch Jacko said his goodbyes to Uncle Yuri and set out on his own forging a career across the State and Federation Leagues of South Australia.

The big man quickly established himself as a robust no nonsense type of centre back with a smattering of finesse. Built on the ethos of hit hard, then harder the big fella enjoyed a ‘stella’ career. That was until he discovered Canadian Club and age caught up with him.

Stood at that inevitable cross roads in life that all old farts reach, bottle of Canadian Club in hand, the big man contemplated hanging up the boots and returning to work in the family fields.

That was until he saw the light.  A small tiny flame at first that grew stronger and stronger and brighter and brighter. Like the proverbial moth to a flame the big man was drawn to the light and found himself stood on the hallowed turf of ‘Le Glamour’.

Joining in 2014 as part of a new ‘yoof’ development policy Jacko quickly established himself as a starting centre back for the new look C team, and within four games had climbed to the dizzy heights of a coach.

What followed in 2014 is the stuff fairy tales are made of or for some nightmares as the C Team gave rise to the management duo ‘Hot Fuzz’.

Memories of 2014 quickly became distorted in a Canadian Club fuelled haze as the big man set about leading from the front and helping establish ‘Le Glamour’ as a force to be reckoned within the lower echelons of the Collegiate League.

Who knows what 2015 and beyond holds….







Mar 262014

Truly the colossus of the team, the rock that our spectacular mediocrity over the last 6 years in the B’s has been built on. “Woofer” shows sublime silky passing skills. Or at least he has the two times he has attempted to find a team mate in his illustrious career.

Mike is the language police of the club and always makes us remember that we can try harder to express ourselves in more creative ways. The Coaching staff at the club have taken this on board.

“Garbage” – Mike

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Mar 262014

“Had it covered…” For close to a decade this catch cry could be heard at the Stadium of White. It was usually said by Steve, and nearly always just after an opposition striker had rattled a stinging shot against the cross bar or flicked a header just over. Whilst his comments were often questionable, his keeping rarely was, as Steve was the Uni Whites number 1 keeper during the ‘Golden Age’ of the whites.

Steve possessed safe hands & a good soccer brain (not to mention chicken legs), and this was enough to ensure he was the Uni Whites Number 1 during the successful Collegiate cup campaigns of 1996 & 1999. Steve left the club some time around 2000, as goal keeping was beginning to take its toll on his body & he looked for new challenges.

He was soon at the USA Comets & it was for this club that 2 very memorable moments occurred. The first was Steve coming off the bench for USA and netting 2 goals AGAINST the whites in a 3-2 loss, while the 2nd occurred while Steve was the unfortunate man in goals when Graeme Jackson finally broke his 8 year scoring drought, and after scoring kissed Steve who was kneeling after missing the save.

This year though, Steve is back where he belongs – the Uni Whites, some times deputising in goals & other times making important cameo’s in the Whites defence & midfield. “Had it covered”! Indeed.

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Mar 262014

A self-described ladies man – he is the true “Cass-anova” of the Uni Whites.

After cutting his teeth as a junior at Lismore Thistles and Lennox Head Sharks – Cass was eventually lured to the glamour club with promises of big match payments, fast cars and fast women. Unfortunately – these were promises that would later prove to be false.

Now the lone Everton fan amongst the Whites – Cass, for some reason, lists his football hero as none other than Manchester United talisman – Ryan Giggs. It’s not hard to see why. With the exception of blistering pace, a decent left foot & Ryan’s penchant for backgammon – the resemblance is uncanny. Both Ryan & Cass are 31 years old.

“Mama” Cass has brought to the team his wealth of experience – and his extensive knowledge of fine wines. And just like a fine wine – Cass only expects to get better with age.

Famous Quote: “I’m open to bribery, a carton of pale and I’ll be yours for life.” – Cass during his wedding vows

(Note – Cass’ “carton of pale” comment may have been quoted out of context & may not have actually occurred during his nuptials).

Dave talks to Cass:

Your age now?

Your age when you first started playing football?

Like da food, da beer an da wimmin!

Married to Melanie, should have introduced you on the weekend.

Right or left footed?
Bit of both, although usually two left feet

Previous football clubs?
Lismore Thistles Juniors, Italo Stars & Lennox Head Sharks.

Preferred position?
Any, just as long as I’m on the pitch.

Favourite players or club?
Everton, the only team in Liverpool. Favourite player would be Ryan Giggs.

Your most proud Whites moment so far?
Just being part of the glamour.

Describe yourself in just one sentence…
Hanged by the neck until ye be dead…Oh, not that kind of sentence. Um, Casanova, world’s greatest lover, need I say more?

Mar 262014

Ahhhhhhhhhh Justin, what can you say about a player with such immense talent…..who is always injured, sick or unavailable.

A great player for the Whites when he is up and firing and one who gives lie to the statement that you play how you train. If this was the case, Justin would spend the whole game on the ground stretching some real or imaginary injury.

Best know for his four goals in only twenty minutes on the field as a substitute, JB can kick like a mule off both sides of his body and is versatile enough to have played almost every position on the ground except for goalkeeper.

Also known for his fashion sense, as he can often be seen wearing a fawny coloured woollen jumper out to training, which I reckon would be especially useful in the wet.

Justin also has a young son, who is amazingly cute (but apparently very accident prone). I guess he gets his looks from his mum.

We all hope that JB is back next year and is fit and well as we need him in our side if we are going to improve on a fourth place finish.

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Mar 262014

Bill was appointed the Uni Whites senior coach in January 2010. Bill played professionally in the 70’s after representing South Australia from under 14s through to under 23s. He also played for the Uni Blacks and coached various Adelaide University teams.

After three months in charge, Bill was unable to continue in his position at the Whites due to illness. Bill died the following September.

Although he was only with the Whites a short time, he will not be forgotten by those who had the honour of playing under him.

Mar 262014

In season 2009 the whites were blessed with the addition of the Edwards brothers Scott and Russ. Despite their quite obvious differences in appearance (and the fact that Russell nearly ALWAYS wore a ‘Rusty’ t-shirt to trainings), nearly the whole squad continually got the brothers names wrong.

Despite the continual breakdowns in communication with Scotty (or was that Rusty?), he started off with a bang – scoring on debut and playing in either the wide winger or target man roles. Scott’s speed and fitness really proved to be an asset for the Whites and on field he soon became our main goal scoring weapon, ending the year as the A’s top scorer with 7 goals.

Off field Scotty also provided good value, with his wife providing us with plenty of ammunition. ‘Epilady’ was a semi-regular at the pub (although the immaculately dressed Scott was always on his way to something else… Usually involving a plethora of beautiful, scantily clad women. Or so he said) and was always a favourite guy to give a bit of stick to.

2010 has seen Scotty move from the A’s to the B’s, due to a restricted pre-season, but the goals are still flowing and I don’t think it’ll be long before he gets back into the first team.

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