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by themessenger
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Adelaide United FC is pleased to announce a ‘satellite club’ relationship with the Enfield City Football Club (ECFC) after the unanimous acceptance of a new constitution by the ECFC members at a special meeting held at their clubrooms last night. Reds General Manager – Football Operations Michael P...
by themessenger
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Player - Coach - Club Finder
Topic: Adelaide Vipers at Woodville......Western suburbs.
Replies: 11
Views: 3139

Re: Adelaide Vipers at Woodville......Western suburbs.

Steve#4 wrote:Image

Is this an SAASL Club nominating junior teams in to the FFSA competition for the first time?
by themessenger
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Mad rush to Premier League clubs.
Replies: 24
Views: 3852

Re: Mad rush to Premier League clubs.

Heard a group of State league clubs are proposing establishing their own junior competition for their A/B sides and using the FFSA competition to field their second or third string sides. Talk of having two leagues that are graded. That way they dont have any of the restrictions imposed by the FFSA...
by themessenger
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Mad rush to Premier League clubs.
Replies: 24
Views: 3852

Re: Mad rush to Premier League clubs.

With the changes to the junior leagues all but assured  (board will ratify next week), Premier League clubs are about to be swamped by parents/players who want to play in the super elite Junior competition. Although placements will be tight, most of the more successful and bigger clubs will be runn...
by themessenger
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: I am not going to play football anymore
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: I am not going to play football anymore

The proposal says nothing about getting rid of points and tables .... only about promotion/relegation (ie) follow your senior teams fixtures not so sure it says anything about following your teams fixtures either, only about aligning senior and junior comps. What is becoming very apparent is this c...
by themessenger
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: u17s league turned into a joke
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: u17s league turned into a joke

grumbly wrote:Why complain? They already know the ref's didn't show.

so the FFSA are asked not to appoint that referee again.
by themessenger
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Card checks - What do we think
Replies: 36
Views: 4622

Re: Card checks - What do we think

we need compulsory card checks for every player before every game .Over aged players have been played against us at least 3 times this season in u14 (one team was caught red handed by ref after game ) and tonight we lost to a team we have played 3 times this season (1 friendly) who blatantly played...
by themessenger
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: u17s league turned into a joke
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: u17s league turned into a joke

Cant believe that the 17s league has been put in a shambles , with in 2 weeks , 1- Salisbury v para hills , - no referee shows up 2- white city forfeit to enfield . 3- para hills v Enfield no referee shows up , top off the table clash , everyone and ffsa knew that this round was to be played tonigh...
by themessenger
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

So if our facilities allow more teams, and we have good coaches in place, we are going to tell kids that have been at our club for 6-7 years 'sorry, you need to go to a SL club to make them stronger, and we don't know if their coach is any good?cheap and nasty This is something we as a senior non a...
by themessenger
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Seeing as clubs have already set their fees for next year, have they taken into consideration that there will be 6 more home games per age group x6 age groups requiring 36 more referee fees But are the juniors actually going to be playing the same number of matches as the Seniors? The FFSA says one...
by themessenger
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: I am not going to play football anymore
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: I am not going to play football anymore

The words "I am not going to play football anymore" are the words ringing in a Metro Dad's ear. His son in the U15JSL team, currently second in their league, have just been informed that Metrostars JSL teams U14s and upwards will be scraped to preserve the senior pitch. Whilst I am all for saving t...
by themessenger
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: results 1/9
Replies: 19
Views: 3437

Re: results 1/9

Dumb question probably, but why is anyone interested in results of junior matches? If next season there is no points, no promotion, no relegation and no league ladder, presumably threads such as this one will be a thing of the past? And guess that means no league champions medals for junior players ...
by themessenger
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

well after reading everything here . These are my views Im all for the proposed changes . I can understand some clubs/coaches worried they might lose players to PL clubs but regardless on the system supplied from the FFSA . This will happen regardless For the parents that have 2 or more children in...
by themessenger
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

well after reading everything here . These are my views Im all for the proposed changes . I can understand some clubs/coaches worried they might lose players to PL clubs but regardless on the system supplied from the FFSA . This will happen regardless For the parents that have 2 or more children in...
by themessenger
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Great idea from the FFSA, aligning all the juniors to the seniors, creates some passion & loyalty to one club from a junior level , for those complaining clubs, create an environment with quality junior coaches who follow the FFSA system and develop and improve your kids and they will want to stay ...
by themessenger
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Great idea from the FFSA, aligning all the juniors to the seniors, creates some passion & loyalty to one club from a junior level , for those complaining clubs, create an environment with quality junior coaches who follow the FFSA system and develop and improve your kids and they will want to stay ...
by themessenger
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

The goal is to have strong clubs, complete with juniors and seniors, with large supporter and volunteer base so that growth of the sport can happen. Having all a clubs junior age groups playing on the same day and the day before the senior game will help clubs grow. It makes finding volunteers easi...
by themessenger
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

The goal is to have strong clubs, complete with juniors and seniors, with large supporter and volunteer base so that growth of the sport can happen. Having all a clubs junior age groups playing on the same day and the day before the senior game will help clubs grow. It makes finding volunteers easi...
by themessenger
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Željko Jurin wrote:Which clubs only have 2 pitches ?
South Adelaide. Noarlunga. Playford. Birkalla. Cumberland. Salisbury. Some clubs with no grounds at all and play at Burton.There are probably more clubs than listed that only have two pitches.
by themessenger
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

do we think pitches will be able to handle that many games on them in a single weekend? especially once we hit the wetter season. Whats the maximum amount of games on most home pitches this season if the seniors are at home? 3 on saturday and maybe 2-3 on Sunday? That will increase dramatically. u1...
by themessenger
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Adelaide City Junior Trials for 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4334

Re: Adelaide City Junior Trials for 2014

Trials - U10’s, U14, U15, U16 & U17 Sunday 22nd September 9:00am – 11am Monday 23rd September 6:30pm – 8:00pm Tuesday 24th September 6:30pm – 8:00pm Wednesday 25th September 6:30pm – 8:00pm Thursday 26th September 6:30pm – 8:00pm Friday 27th September 6:30pm – 8:00pm Trials - U12 JSL & U13 Sunday 1...
by themessenger
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Željko Jurin wrote:When kids give up the game, or go to another club, how else are we to get new players .... trials

We also have and need JSL teams
Curious on two points.
Why do you "need" JSL teams?
And you have no-fee academy for 11s and 12s players. What about 13s and older?
by themessenger
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

So with your example above, which SL club is actually in that same category ? We have 3 + 1 Don't any State League clubs that are in A's in 16s or 17s, play State League the next year in 18s ? (i included 16s, as some clubs dont have 17s) The examples people are pulling out are one team here from o...
by themessenger
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Matty, you keep saying how we (Raiders) don't have to worry, we're set, etc, etc But like I said previously, our juniors were a shambles 5-6 years ago When I started coaching 7 years ago, I had 6 players come to my trials, most teams had approx 10 players if they were lucky, our pitches were cow pa...
by themessenger
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

hopefully someone can answer this, but is there "contracts" for junior players? I would hate to see something like this implemented, and then talented kids locked into contracts by clubs that fear losing them, and then they can't leave if they wish to. There are no contracts for junior players, the...
by themessenger
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

hopefully someone can answer this, but is there "contracts" for junior players? I would hate to see something like this implemented, and then talented kids locked into contracts by clubs that fear losing them, and then they can't leave if they wish to. There are no contracts for junior players, the...
by themessenger
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Not like the FFSA to NOT consult with anyone. Think about it a bit harder: 1 Pre-season starting in Nov/Dec - OHS issues, competing with cricket, summer sports 2 Grounds - dual purpose, cricket summer v soccer winter 3 30 game season - how many pitches can take that 4 Club coaches/volunteers - 10/1...
by themessenger
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Not like the FFSA to NOT consult with anyone. Think about it a bit harder: 1 Pre-season starting in Nov/Dec - OHS issues, competing with cricket, summer sports 2 Grounds - dual purpose, cricket summer v soccer winter 3 30 game season - how many pitches can take that 4 Club coaches/volunteers - 10/1...
by themessenger
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Matty2323 The talented boy missed Tuesdays Raiders session and also his STIC training session, the other talented boy who we carried off on Sunday is on crutches & will miss 2 weeks of football. Hard at the ball & tackling .....is this something we should be teaching 11yo? I guess this is a sign of ...
by themessenger
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: New Junior Structure 2014
Replies: 575
Views: 132703

Re: New Junior Structure 2014

Matty 2323 I understand what you are saying, especially about kids playing at their optimum level. However unfortunately senior teams are not able to attract decent crowds no matter how good their team is or what league they are in. Why is it that many people don’t go to watch? I believe it is beca...