• April Holiday Coaching Clinic 2016

    L.S.F.C. Saints Players’ Football Coaching Clinic
    13th, 14th and 15th April 2016

    This three-day clinic has been running at our club for around 15 years and is held at King George Oval.

    The clinic is open to all players (girls and boys) registered with our club, between the ages of under 6 and under 16.

    Places are limited and usually fill up fast.

     

    For more information and registration see more HERE

  • Become a Referee in 2016

    There are plenty of great things about being a referee.

    You actively participate in the sport, you help raise the standard of the game, you develop a network of friends, you develop your management and communication skills and you get to wear black! (Or variations on it).referees_01

    Referees are an integral part of soccer, and if you’re aged 13 years or more, you can join this specialised and important side of our game.

    To register and for more information follow this link : Referee in 2016

    Upcoming Level 4 Courses:

    Saturday February 13th

    Saturday February 20th

    Saturday February 27th

    Saturday March 05th – FEMALE-ONLY COURSE**

  • Coach Education

    Coach Education is a key component of Football NSW’s Football Development Plan.

    Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that football is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players.

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    The Association has scheduled the coaching courses below prior to the commencement of the season. Register early as to not miss out on places.

     

    SKILL TRAINING CERTIFICATE

    Dates: Sunday’s 21st & 28th February

    Venue: Nield Park (Home of FC Five Dock)

    Registration link & Course information: https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=13540

     

    GAME TRAINING CERTIFICATE

    Dates: Sunday’s 6th & 13th March

    Venue: Nield Park (Home of FC Five Dock)

    Registration link & Course information: https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=13542

     

    GRASSROOTS EXPO

     

    The season opening GRASSROOTS EXPO will be conducted on Wednesday 30th March. A course registration link will be distributed for registrations at a later date. Again in 2016 we are expecting 100 new football coaches to attend this unique evening of demonstration, instruction and participation which gains attendees their Grassroots Football Certificate.

     

    Please follow the link for information on courses and to register for upcoming courses

    COACH EDUCATION

     

  • Registrations 2016

    Online registrations for 2016 will open on 4 th January

    See information HERE:

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  • Saints Support the W League

     

    LSFC supported the W league on the weekend by providing mascots and playing small Sided Games at half time.

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    Go Saints!

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  • Professor Peter Van Asperen. MBBS, MD, FRACP, F Thor Soc.

    In memory of and tribute to:

    Professor Peter Van Asperen. MBBS, MD, FRACP, F Thor Soc.

    Macintosh Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, and head of
    respiratory medicine at The Westmead Children’s Hospital NSW.

    Dr Peter Van Asperen passed away Thursday 19th of November 2015, after a battle with cancer.Dr Peter Van Asperen of The Westmead Children’s Hospital NSW

    Peter has given more than 40 years of service via the public hospital system
    since his early days at The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in
    Camperdown NSW. The Department of Respiratory Medicine at Westmead
    Children’s Hospital has had an ongoing relationship with Leichhardt Saints
    Football Club. Under past Presidents; Tony Riding, Barry Shuttleworth and
    Liam Griffiths, the Club has donated caps and soccer balls to a few of the
    many children being treated in the respiratory clinic. A gesture we are
    keen to continue for the children and in Dr Peter Van Asperen’s memory.

    Our thoughts are with Peters colleagues and family.

    Liza Schaeper

  • Annual General Meeting Wrap Up

    Dear Members,

    The AGM last week was a small and friendly affair as usual. News from the AGM:

    Club Management

    The audited books showed the Club’s management and finances to be sound.  We thank Treasurer Frieda Maher for her fabulous work in 2015.

    Celebrating people

    Life membership was bestowed upon Keegan Ridings. Keegan has played 22 consecutive seasons with the club since his debut in the U8s. Keegan is a true club man; he helps out at registration days, runs the goal keeper training sessions, and, has an amazing record of never missing a penalty! Keegan has made history by being the first life member who is the son of a life member. Keegan is the son of our esteemed life member and ex-president Tony Ridings. A great club family.

    Committee movements

    This year we are sorry to bid farewell to Jim Merewether who has served a few years in the demanding role of equipment officer. Jim has done a great job keeping the players and the fields well dressed and we thank him warmly for this.

    We also say farewell to general committee members Nick Buchannan, Ben Kizney Gordon and Jane Coles. Ben and Nick provided a great service to the club with the review and development of planning documents. Jane had a fantastic year envisaging an online shop for Saints merchandise. A task we hope someone else will complete for the 2016 season, which starts now!  Thanks and see you around the Club Ben, Nick and Jane.

    For the first time in many years, Liam Griffiths has not taken a committee position. Liam is in Vietnam for a year, enjoying a break from soccer while learning more Vietnamese language and culture, developing an interest he has had for many years. We wish Liam all the best for this season and we hope to catch up with him at a field in 2017.

    We thank all of our retiring committee members and wish them all the best in their endeavours in 2016. Our door is always open to them.

    Wendy Frazer has made a very welcome move from Assistant Secretary to the Secretary position. Wendy has made a great contribution to the Club over many years and is sure to continue to do so I 2016. We welcome Claire Lloyd to the committee. Claire was the recorder in 2015, has played in a women’s team for nine years and is the mother of a Saint. We are hoping for big things from Claire in 2016. And we welcome back Robert Owe Young: magician of the BBQ and the camera, the club is just not the same without Robert. Look out for Robert behind a lens in 2016. Welcome back Robert.

    Committee overview

    The committee has remained fairly stable with Scott Wilson as Senior Vice President: Scott is behind many of the larger laborious projects the committee delivers, such as ensuring that the fields are up and running every Saturday morning. Howard Charles stayed on as Junior Vice President, CDSFA Delegate and Member Protection Information Officer: Howard is our legal eagle who helps with many of the complex administrative problems we have to solve. Frieda Maher survived her first year as Treasurer and has stayed on for another season. Thanks Frieda. Andrew Williams is again Registrar and Administration Officer. Andrew does a huge job. He processed over 800 registrations in 2015, and keeps up to date with all the process changes required by the Association and the FFA. Tony Reed is a CDSFA Delegate again and will continue his work with junior teams ensuring this part of the Club runs smoothly; that players are placed in suitable competitions, that coaches have the opportunity to get up to speed with current practice and that the Club sticks to it’s philosophy of fun, fairplay, and skills development. Laurel Lawrence will once again be Canteen Manager. Laurel has opened the canteen every match and training day for past 14 or so years and through this Laurel is the Club’s greatest fund raiser.  Ree Panuccio continues her role as sponsorship coordinator, bringing much needed funds to the club.

    Help Needed

    Everything that happens to enable games to be played and training to be had was organised by someone. From negotiating how long we can use the parks to ordering the right size jerseys. All our committee members dedicate huge amounts of their time to create a happy and healthy environment for children and adults to play sport.

    Please consider whether you are able to give a small amount of your time, either weekly, or occasionally.

    Ongoing roles:

    General committee member: preferably a parent from the U6-U9 age group. The Club needs to stay in touch with this age group so we deliver the service younger players and their families want

    Equipment officer: Why not get a group of parents together to share this job which is very busy at the start of the season. Expert help and advice available to get you started.

    Assistant Secretary: we seek an organised person with a willingness to learn and/or book keeping skills

    Coaches, managers, age coordinators: be the face of the club for our young players

     

    One off or irregular roles:

    • registration days
    • distribution of equipment
    • canteen
    • graphic artists or desktop publishers to help with brochures and invitations, and,
    • party planners to help re-invent presentation day or organise fundraising/social events

    If you have a skill, let Andrew know at: admin@leichhardtsaints.com and we will give you a call when needed. We are all busy, and a “not this time” response is fine. To register your skill and interest email Andrew now. Help is needed.

    Volunteering is great for the soul. It’s never too early or too late to get involved, and we look forward to meeting you.

    Liza

    President

    Leichhardt Saints Football Club

    m: 041484 0263

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