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On the Ball West Pymble Football Club Inc From the Former President What a season! There is no doubt that this has been the most successful season for some years and a very OCTOBER 2007 enjoyable one it has been too. The success on the park has been tremendous and the social aspects have been equally good. I think it would be easier for me to list some of the highlights: • Membership grew a little to 940 members which means we are still the fourth largest club in KDSA. • We welcomed our Coaching Director, Greg Fuchs who introduced some fantastic programs. • We worked with KDSA and Kissing Point club to put lights on Howson Oval to increase our training capacity. • We were leading advocates in support of the KDSA’s wonderful initiative to introduce the small sided game for Under 6 and 7 age groups. • Sponsorship and fund raising was increased as we secured two new sponsors and had wonderful social events such as the FA Cup Night, Club Dinner Dance and Trivia Night • We had 7 Premiership winning sides and 6 Runners-up – the most ever in the club (see the list on page 3) • This includes two Division 1 winning sides, our Under 10A and Over 35 Div 1. How about that for success at both ends of the spectrum? Both these teams have reached the quarter final stages of the Champion of Champions as this newsletter goes to print. th • Our All Age Premier league side had their best season for a few years finishing 4 in both firsts and reserves then going on to win the KDSA Cup for the 6th time (the most wins by any club) Introducing our th • Our Over 35 team also won the KDSA Rick Close Cup for the 7 time (it has been in existence for only 9 years!) newest sponsor • We had more representative players than ever before. Congratulations to all of our representative players: Dr Ronny Marks — − Three of them, Annika Clayton, Meg Flannery and Ellie Moscou played in the Northern Pymble Orthodontist is at Tigers U12 Girls side that was unbeaten this season. the forefront in the − Annika and Meg have been selected to represent Northern Tigers in the Metro/North teams excellence in orthodontics for the 2007 Football NSW State Titles Tournament in October along with Madison Lord providing you with the in Under 14. It is a fantastic achievement by these girls to be playing at such a high level. I could go on and on in this vein. options We also to have acknowledge that there were some challenges and sadness too this season. We • Child and Adult treatment had quite a few games cancelled this year because of the weather compounding the poor condition of the pitches. And most disappointing of all, we said farewell in April to our longest • Invisible braces - Invisalign serving player and life member, Rick Close, after his quite astounding battle with cancer. Rick will be remembered and missed as someone who epitomised the fantastic spirit of the club. From my point of view it was my third and last season as President of this wonderful club, and I handed over the reins at the AGM three weeks ago to IAN PLANT. As I said then, it has been an absolute honour to work for the club as we have undoubtedly the best community in the district if not the region. I have never been involved in an organisation with so many dedicated and team oriented people. It is plain to me that, almost without exception, players and family Wahroonga Village members always give so much to the club to make it better for everyone not just themselves. This 0294876633 explains why we have remained strong since our days as the founding club of the KDSA. I wish Ian all the very best for the coming season and I am sure that you will all support him as you have me over the past three years. Thank you very much indeed. Lastly, I am delighted to announce that at the AGM the motion was passed to change the name of the club to reflect the growth of our wonderful sport in the world stage. We are from now to be known as West Pymble Football Club. As ever, if you have any ideas to help us all have a better time in football please don’t hesitate to write to IAN at firstname.lastname@example.org. “I wanna be a Pymble player……” he says with his foot firmly “On the Ball!” Steve Tatt West Pymble Football Club Page 2 PREMIER LEAGUE Who are our Premier League players? We’ve seen them at the Bowlo on a Saturday night, we’ve read about their success in the Newsletter and we’ve watched them play some fantastic and skilful football, but what do we really know about our flagship team? Player Profile Player profile: Kevin Johnson Favourite team: Liverpool FC Favourite player: Kaka Position: Sweeper Favourite food: Thai Pre game Rituals: Having an early lunch of scrambled eggs Season 2007 can only be described as a successful one for the of the park, 'cranky' Hans and new boy Dave Porter were solid at West Pymble Premier League squad. Both 1st Grade and the back, and Trav showed himself to be amazingly versatile and Reserve Grade finished in the top 4 of their respective skilful in playing just about every position on the park, including competitions, with the highlight of the season being the thrilling goal keeper. triumph in the KDSA Cup Final against Asquith, a side that our First Grade had an up and down season — luckily the down 1st Grade team had not beaten in the previous 6 years. The period was the middle of the season and the up period was at the season began with big changes all around with the most end. Our 1st Grade team were the best performing team in the noticeable being the appointment of Greg Fuchs as player coach. last 6 weeks of the competition culminating in 3–0 victories over Greg's focused approach to training and coaching deviated from both North Sydney (in the League) and Kissing Point (in the Cup past campaigns, and a few eyebrows were raised when Greg semi final): these teams ended up finishing 1st and 2nd in the implemented his 3-5-2 regime and 2 training sessions a week. At League. These outstanding results were topped by a 1–0 victory the end of the season all players were content with playing the over local rivals Kissing Point in the League which denied the possession (and more enjoyable) football that Greg encouraged old foe the Premiership. This performance could only be topped and this was reflected on the scoreboard with winning seasons by a Cup Final triumph, and 1st Grade duly obliged with a for both 1st Grade and Reserve Grade. courageous and memorable 2–1 victory over Asquith in the Reserve Grade had success with a solid finish in 4th place. KDSA Cup Final, capping one of the most successful days in the Reserves only lost 4 of their 18 matches and played some top history of the Club after Over 35s had earlier in the day won their notch entertaining and attacking football throughout the season Cup Final. Under Greg Fuch's guidance the team developed — however when this was combined with a miserly defence, throughout the season into a formidable combination, playing Reserves found themselves sitting just off 1st place with 4 creative attacking football and superb team goal scoring matches remaining. The end of the season was slightly combined with a solid defence and the traditional West Pymble disappointing as they were unable to topple the other teams team spirit. This winning formula was was reflected in competing for the title. However the season total of 9 wins, 5 outstanding performances and a well-deserved Cup Final draws and just 4 defeats in a competition which seems to be success. A 4th place finish in the League and the KDSA Cup getting tougher every year says it all. For the 3rd season in a row triumph gives the team a lot to look forward to in 2008. Reserves finished towards the top of the table and showed that on Outstanding performances throughout the year came from our their day they can beat any team in the competition; with more new gun striker Josh Murphy who became more prevalent in consistency and a little more collective commitment next season, front of goal as the season progressed, Greg Fuch's class in the surely the Reserve Grade Premiership is at their mercy. The best middle of the park, and the consistently solid and committed reflection of the performance of Reserves was that approximately performances provided by Nathan Rayment, Martin Laslett, half of the team played 1st Grade at one stage or another Quinton Herbert and James Diment. Clem made a welcome throughout the season. Special mention should go to Gerrie return to West Pymble in 2007 with an outstanding season Lenting, the Reserves keeper and Dutch import, who again between the sticks. With Greg committing to coaching next excelled in his 3rd and final season with the Club. Other players season, and most of the squad committing to returning for to excel were the skilful Rogerio and Thiago (our Brazilian another campaign, you can be sure that other Clubs will be imports), Heath and Ron were solid and consistent in the centre looking over their shoulders at us in Season 2008. KDSA CUP (Saturday 1 Sept, 2007) West Pymble v Asquith A Result 2–1 Page 3 West Pymble Football Club WPSC - 2007 KDSA Title Winners Premiers Team Division Comment 10A Under 10 – Div 1 Unbeaten 10B Under 10 – Div 3 Third year in a row for the club 11D Under 11 – Div 6A Massive goal difference W12 C Girls Under 12 – Div 4 Won all games W14 Girls Under 14 – Div 3 Lost only 2 games Over 35/1 O35 – Div 1 Undefeated Over 35/1 Reserves O35 – Div 1R Undefeated for second year Runners Up Team Division Comment 10D Under 10 – Div 8 W10 Girls Under 10 – Div 1 All Age 7 All Age – Div 7 Over 35/3B O35 – Div 3 W Over 30/1 W Over 30 Premier League W Over 30/1 Reserves W Over 30 Premier League – Undefeated – title lost on goal Reserve grade difference Cups Team Cup Comment All Age – Premier League KDSA Cup Sixth time – most by any club Over 35 1 Rick Close Cup Seventh time – out of 9 years played Committee 2008 Junior Comp Co-ord Ian Bentley President Ian Plant U10 Co-ord Phillipe Cordier Secretary unfilled U11 Co-ord Geoff Hancock Vice President - Admin Scott Gresham U12 Co-ord Frits Moscou Vice President - Football Brad White U13 Co-ord Martin Ralphs KDSA Womens Mary Anne Stephens Junior Non Comp Co-ord Mark Daniels KDSA Junior Steve Tatt U8 Co-ord Paul Fletcher KDSA All Age John Hill U9 Co-ord Danny Collins Treasurer Tim Taylor Girls Co-ord Channy Shergill Communications Co-ord Sarah Plant Asst Girls Co-ord Shaun Flannery Webmaster Declan Murphy Special Needs Co-ord Paul Phelan Recorder Margaret Taylor Referees Co-ord Kim Welinski Sponsorship Stewart Attewell/Kevin Johnson Registrar Graeme Burt Fundraising Manjit Singh/Stuart Glover Junior N/C Registrar Margaret Gordon Clubhouse Co-ord Geoff Hancock Junior Comp Registrar Martin Ralphs Grounds Co-ord Nigel Dunn Girls Registrar Lynton Dickens Risk Manager Glenn Kirkman Over 35 Registrar Lynton Dickens Photographs Co-ord Darren Ashley Women’s Registrar Alison Welinski Director of Coaching Greg Fuchs Historian Michael Jarosczewicz Coaching Programs Kevin Howard Gear Steward Scott Gresham All Age Co-ord Trent Bird/Martin Laslett 2nd Hand boots Darren Ashley Over 35 Co-ord Louis Longhi Women's Co-ord Stewart Attewell *for a full list see the website West Pymble Football Club Page 4 JOB OF THE MONTH — CLUB SECRETARY The Secretary has 2 primary roles within the Club. Firstly the Secretary is responsible for organizing the efficient operation of the Committee via organizing meetings, agendas etc and preparing the minutes of meetings. The Second primary role is to act as the official contact for the Club (with President). Most official correspondence to the Club will be addressed to the Secretary. This is highlighted with the Club’s relationship with KDSA (the Association). All correspondence from KDSA is directed through the Secretary and conversely all contact with KDSA must go through the Secretary or President. This contact includes: ∗ The affiliation of the Club with KDSA each year. ∗ Organising the Training Ground allocation with KDSA. ∗ All pre season ground booking requests and insurance sanctioning of same. ∗ Special Time requests. ∗ Weekly correspondence from KDSA of forfeits, draw changes and suspensions. ∗ Distribution of general correspondence from KDSA to appropriate club officials. ∗ Attending KDSA information meetings and AGM (with president). ∗ Gala Day activities. ∗ Handling all WPSC members’ enquiries to KDSA. In addition since I have been secretary I have taken on some other roles which are related to Secretary. These are: ∗ Child Protection Officer – Organise for the Working with Children declarations from all coaches, managers and officials and act as the contact for complaints concerning the treatment of children. ∗ Training Allocation within the Club – Recording training requests and allocating requested time slots. ∗ Ground dressing of Mimosa Oval – Organising dressing and undressing of ground. Neil Hazelwood Please consider making yourself available to help with the running of the Club. If you feel you can help please let us know via email email@example.com BRA CUP WON AGAIN BY W30s The second annual Brooklyn Bra Cup was won by a combined team from West Pymble, representing all three W30 teams from Season 2007. Defending their title on Saturday September 1, the WP ladies made it to the final with style. Just as in 2006 they then won the final in a thrilling penalty shoot out against Berowra. Pictured (team for final): Lenore George, Margaret Gordon, Jane Taggart, Teresa Mills, Diaan Wajon, Jane O’Connell, Jane Randall, Susie Fletcher, Sally Dickens, Merryn Cooper, Nancy Parsons. ‘If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.’ Terry Venables Page 5 West Pymble Football Club TROPHY WINNERS SEASON 2007 Perpetual Trophies Coach of the year Geoff Hancock U10A ‘Well, we got nine and you Junior Non- Comp Player of the Year Henry Morris U8A can't score more than that.’ Junior Comp Player of the Year Jonathon Chong U18A Junior Girls Player of the Year Serena Hope G12C Bobby Robson Junior Team of the year U10A Team Awards — Junior Teams Coach’s Award Peter Plant U6Scorpions Best & Fairest Harrison Devenish-Meares 11Bombers Best & Fairest Andy Scott Bears Best & Fairest Thomas Chirnside 11C Best & Fairest Charlie Williams Eagles Best & Fairest James Handsaker 11D Best & Fairest Flynn Covey Lions Best & Fairest Charlie Roberts 12A Best & Fairest Mathew Steel 6E's Best & Fairest Michael Hazelton 12B Best & Fairest Jackson Wonderlich Redbacks Coaches Award Liav Shalev 12C Best & Fairest Margan Quan Sharks Best & Fairest Liam Flottman 13A Best & Fairest Ryan Wood U7 Tigers Best & Fairest Alexander Worsley 13B Best & Fairest Nicholas Moody Lions Best & Fairest Nathanael Merchant 14 Best & Fairest Georgia Cooper Pumas Best & Fairest Sunny Wu 15A Best & Fairest Katrina Ryder Cheetahs Best & Fairest Jonathan Chong 18A Best & Fairest Lucas Asher Panthers Best & Fairest Will Daly 18B Best & Fairest Raz Aziz Leopards Best & Fairest Lucy Mackie W10 Best & Fairest Rupert Campbell 7H's Best & Fairest Rhianna Dawson W12A Most Valued Player Emma Watkins 8A Most Improved Sarah Korte W12A Best Team Player William Grant 8B Player of the Year Tania Van Zyl W12B Best & Fairest Dean Ockenden 8C Best & Fairest Serena Hope W12C Best & Fairest David Hazelton 8D Best & Fairest Tessa Pollard W14A Best & Fairest Felicity Buchmaier 8E Players Player Claudia Gray W14B Players Player Jake Morgan 8F Best & Fairest Amanda Skellern W14C Best & Fairest Christopher Spencer 8G Best & Fairest Kimberley Skellern W14C Player of the Year Mathieu Cordier 9Aces Best & Fairest Ashleigh Hastings W16A Players Player Patrick Johansson 9Bulldogs Players Player Jacqueline Coleman W16B Best Team Player Robert Zammit 9C Players Player Alice Rowley W16B Best & Fairest Benjamin Howes 9D Players Player Trenton van Loon 9D Coaches Award Katrina Jiminez 9E Best & Fairest The entire 10B Team 10B Best & Fairest William Watt 10D Best & Fairest Jourdon Whitfield-Horesh 11A Team Awards — Senior Teams Players’ Player Bobby Colville 35/1 Coach’s Award Clem Burgmann PL Players’ Player Greg Lynch 35/1R Players’ Player Kevin Johnson PL Res Players’ Player Karl Penn 35/2 Players’ Player Jane Randall W30/1 Players’ Player Jason Horn 35/2R Coach’s Award Bronwyn Hand W30/1 Players’ Player Brad White 35/3 Scars Coach’s Award Nancy Parsons W30/1 Players’ Player Don Frankish 35/3R Scars Players’ Player Louise Tiller W30/1R Players’ Player Shaun Flannery 35/3 Warriors Coaches’ Award Jane Taggart W30/1R Players’ Player Mohommed Dandan 35/3R Warriors Coaches’ Award Margaret Gordon W30/1R Players’ Player Paul Fletcher 35/4 Players’ Player Jane Worthington w30 pl d2 Players’ Player Dave Hunt 35/4r Coaches’ Award Caroline Pilot W30/2 Players’ Player Matthew Davies PL Coach’s Award Raymond Lee PL West Pymble Football Club Page 6 West Pymble Under 10A Win the Canterbury Junior Soccer Club Gala Day The winning team! Back (left to right): Geoff Hancock (coach), Kiran Best, Sam Orchard, Xav Cordier, Hayden Tucker, Greg Fuchs (Director of Coaching) Middle: Brad Paikin, Thomas Heward-Belle, Jason Cohen, Angus Morrissey Front: Zac Tome, James Benson, Conor Parsons, Patrick Flottmann, Aidan Hancock, Daniel Alessi Missing: Hans Belle (coach) For the full report see your July Newsletter Dinner Dance 2007 28 July 2007 TRIVIA NIGHT 2007 Avondale Golf Club Christmas In July was celebrated with What a sensational night! great style by WPSC at Avondale Golf It was a full house at West Pymble Bowling Club for the WPSC Club. It was a night of good food, music inaugural Trivia Night: a night of challenging trivia, hilarious games and fun. and fabulous raffles on offer. We had a successful silent auction The Clubman of the Year Award went to which included great prizes donated by junior and senior teams and Lynton Dickens. some sports memorabilia. We also had some wonderful prizes donated by generous members of the club. President’s Awards were presented to: Aidan Kinder, Stewart Attewell, Sally A huge thank you to the Dickens, Tim Taylor, Graeme Burt and following local businesses Neil Hazlewood. These were one off who donated vouchers as awards for great service to the club in prizes: Thai Tucka Gordon, recent years. The Ranch, North Ryde and West Pymble Newsagency. Aidan Kinder Approximately $6,000 was receiving his raised on what will be the President’s Award first of many trivia nights for West Pymble Soccer Club. Outgoing President, Steve Tatt in Congratulations to the Taylor the dummy spitting competition. table who were the winners. Thank you to our age coordinators and team managers for your wonderful support and time organising hampers from your teams. Aidan Kinder, Stewart Attewell Sally Dickens ‘I felt a lump in my mouth as the ball went in.’ Terry Venables on the opposition scoring Page 7 West Pymble Football Club Age Group Winner Runner Up U7 8 West Pymble 7B U7 24 West Pymble 7H HAPPENINGS AT U9 7 West Pymble A Bannockburn G (joint winners) (joint winners) THE BOWLO U10 1 West Pymble A DINING ON THE NEW DECK U10 2 West Pymble B We plan to commence our “cook your own” U11 1 West Pymble A dining (Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday brunches) around the first week of U11 4 West Pymble D Oct. U13 2 West Pymble B WATCH THIS SPACE AND BRING ON U15 1 West Pymble THE SUNSHINE! U18 1 West Pymble A A very positive meeting was held at the U18 2 West Pymble B Bowlo in August consisting of representa- tives of the following clubs: bowling, soccer U14G 2 West Pymble A and netball. The idea is to form a sporting association so that the sporting clubs of U14G 3 West Pymble B WP can combine (inc. swimming, rugby, and cricket). This will give us a stronger voice with council and sponsers etc. and JUNIOR GALA DAY RESULTS will make the Bowlo the hub of social and (SAT AND SUN) sporting activities for the families of WP. Ross ‘If you can't outplay the opposition, you must outnumber them.’ Terry Venables WHERE HAS BEANIE BEEN? Season 2007 Winner!!! Colour in the player Draw a picture of your favourite West Pymble player (it could be you!) and send it Oliver Owens to firstname.lastname@example.org Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam West Pymble Football Club Page 8 Keeping it in the family WPSC is a community club with a strong family focus. There are many families in the area who all play the “world game”. Each month the Newsletter will feature one of these families. If all the members of your family play for WPSC send us a story (email@example.com). Playing, coaching, managing, refereeing...and more… The Taylor family moved to West Pymble in 1998 towards the end of the season so did not get involved with the Club until the 1998/99 season when eldest boy Mike joined the mighty U7Es with dad Tim as coach. Mike has played every season since and is now in the U15As battling in Div 1 and juggling school soccer commitments on Saturday mornings. His nickname “D10” came from the number of games he missed in year 7 with so many Deten(10)tions!. This year he’s also qualified as a “man in black” joining dad in the ranks of KDSRA referees. Tim, having coached Mike for a couple of seasons re-found the playing bug after giving away all age football with North Sydney at the tender age of 34, joining the inaugural O35 team in 2000/01 as goal keeper. He’s seen the growth from struggling to get 9 un-injured players on the park in that first season, to the ten teams and 160 plus players we have today. In 2004 after a career in goal, he decided to have a run around on the park and was top scorer in Div 2 for West Pymble in that first year!! Over the last three seasons he’s worked his way back to left back in the Div 1 reserves. 2006 was his most successful season so far, being part of the Div 1 reserves premiership and the KDSA O35 Rick Close Cup winning sides. He joined the committee in 2002 and since then has held the jobs of gear steward, recorder and treasurer, the position he currently holds. Next to join the ranks of the West Pymble army was youngest son Bill who joined the U6Es in 2002 with mum Margaret as coach and has, like Mike played every year since, currently in the 11As. Like dad he has displayed a talent for goalkeeping, but like dad loves running around on the park and scoring goals when he can. 2006 was also a good year for Bill, when his team, the 10Bs won the Div 3 premiership and Gala day. Margaret, having coached Bill and gained her level one coaches certificate and stood on the sideline watching the “boys” young and old, enjoying the beautiful game, decided in 2005 that she was missing out on too much fun and joined the inaugural O30 womens team, the “Chardys” who enjoyed early success finishing runners up to the other West Pymble team the “Champers”. Easy to see where the post match focus of the ladies’ teams lies!! This year she has enjoyed a more social season with the Div 2C team with, you guessed it, Tim as coach. Margaret took over from Tim as recorder and still looks after all the results for the Club each weekend of the season. RICK CLOSE CUP (Saturday 1 Sept, 2007) West Pymble A v St Ives Result 5–0 Our Vision: Fair play and fun will bring success to our community football club Page 9 West Pymble Football Club WPFS SUMMER ASK GUS… TRAINING Do you have football question you just can’t answer? Macquarie University Does the offside rule still leave you confused? Tuesday—Men’s Are match reports an enigma? Thursday—Women’s Just ask Gus… Cost $125 for the summer. Gus, there must be some really, really famous football fans in the world. Can you name some? All players must be registered Here’s my top 10 famous football fans: with WPSC. 10 Warren Mitchell Famous as the West Ham supporting racist bigot, Alf Garnett in the BBC sitcom “’til See the website for registration and death us do part”, Mitchell was actually a Tottenham Hotspur fan and a regular at further details games. He is now an Australian citizen. 9 Pope John Paul II Was a goalkeeper in his youth. When he met the then Liverpool goalkeeper and fellow Pole, Jerzy Dudek, he said he was a fan of Liverpool and always watched for their result. Mind you he said that about a lot of teams. 8 Luciano Pavarotti ‘It's a 90 minute game for Was rumoured to have played for his home town team Modena in slimmer times. sure. In fact I used to train Quoted thus “Every Italian play football. The first gift they give you when you are 3 is a for a 190 minute game so ball. Then they teach you how to fall in penalty box.” He didn’t say that last bit. that when the whistle blew 7 Sylvester Stallone at the end of the match I Played a pilot-turned-goalkeeper in the risible 1981 football film “Victory.” Last season could have played another was seen at Goodison Park, the home of Everton where he declared, “I'm an Everton fan 90 minutes.’ now. Reading's goal was offside, or whatever.” Bill Shankly 6 Rod Stewart Was once an apprentice at Brentford and is football crazy. Although sounding like a cockney he has genuine Scottish ancestry. He wrote the Scotland team song for the 1978 World Cup, which included the memorable line, “ole ole, ole ola, we’re going to bring the World Cup back from over tha’.” He once offered the use of his back garden to Glasgow Celtic when they were short of a training pitch. 5 Boris Becker 3 NIGHT GET-A-WAY The ginger German and former Wimbledon champion is often seen at games of the SHOAL BAY, national team. He is also a fan of football club Bayern Munich and serves on its PORT STEPHENS advisory board. 4 Diana Ross Tired and stressed — need a Not strictly a football fan. But she did take part in the opening ceremony for the 1994 break!!!! World Cup, where she had to kick a plastic football into an open goal from 6 yards. She missed. A gorgeous, newly refurbished 3 3 Julio Iglesias bedroom beach cottage, only a Played in goal for Real Madrid before being hospitalized in a car crash in 1963. While short distance to beach, cafes, there he was given a guitar by a nurse and the rest is history. In what is surely a restaurants and shops. Outdoor coincidence, Clive Jackson, Coach of West Pymble O35s Div 2 was recently seen BBQ area, Foxtel for those who need leaving a guitar shop with two bulky packages. their sport and news! Bikes of 2 Elton John varying sizes are in the garage if Nephew of Roy Dwight, who broke his leg in the 1959 FA Cup final, Mr John you would like a ride. Sleeps 6 (2 x bankrolled Watford when they were in the old English 4th division and, as Chairman oversaw their rise to the first division. Cried at the 1985 FA Cup Final, in which queen and 1 x twin room) Watford lost 2-0 to Everton. Although no longer Chairman, he is still right behind the So much to see and do; whale players of Watford. watching, tobogganing, rock 1 Albert Camus climbing, great shopping, cafes and The Nobel prize winning author and philosopher once played in goal for the University beaches. of Algiers team before TB finished his football career. Out of his mouth came possibly the most famous quote about football, still seen on T-shirts everywhere: “All that I Easy 2 hour drive from Sydney know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football.” (Pymble to Shoal Bay). That’s it for Ask Gus for this season. So until next season... Ask Mum, Mum knows! For bookings, please phone: 0411 803 800 West Pymble Football Club Page 10 Samuel King Oval 25 Aug 07: W Pymble o35 Div 1R’s celebrate back-to-back undefeated Premierships CHAMPIONS! TREMENDOUS TREBLE SENDS TATT OUT ON TOP In September West Pymble o35’s completed an intact their unbeaten sequence that extends back unprecedented treble by securing all three major to 2005. A 2-0 win at St Ives completed the 1R’s honours in the KDSA 2007 competition: title defence and held off a valiant, season-long Premierships in both Div 1 Firsts & Reserves and challenge from N Sydney. the Rick Close o35 Knockout Cup. And the victories were achieved in style, with the Div 1 Throughout the season there were some squad undefeated all season [until they met the impressive individual contributions, such as Bobby Div 2 squad in the intra-club Waratah Cup, that Colville’s 31 goals and 1sts’ skipper-sweeper Paul is!] Cummins marshalling his defence to concede just two away goals. However the success belonged to The treble success was a tribute in particular to an entire squad effort – not just in Div 1, but the five men who have inspired the o35 ranks of the ten o35 teams which W Pymble fields each club in their different ways: the late Rick Close; weekend. the outgoing Club President, Steve Tatt; Guvnor for the previous two seasons, Stuart Codling; the An afternoon facing W Pymble o35 Div 1 in 2007 man who started it all, Richard Williams; and put opponents under constant pressure from 1pm long-standing Div 1 Manager, John Hill. to 4.30pm. Each interchange player continued to turn the screw tighter until all-comers cracked. Fittingly, W Pymble’s first ever Div 1 Premiership title was secured by beating winners for the last But the season is not yet over. WP o35 1sts go on five seasons, Chatswood Rangers, 4-0 in the to represent KDSA in an effort to become the defending premiers’ own back yard at Castle district’s first ever NSW o35 Champion of Cove. Champagne football on the park was Champions. Three more victories would see WP in followed by sparkling (if not so tuneful) the Grand Final at Valentine’s Park on Sun 28 celebrations off it. October. As if to emphasise their dominance, WP 1sts went It is too early to be booking the date in your on to defeat comfortably their only near rivals, St diary. However, with the spirit of the Ives, twice in the following two weekends: the Close/Tatt/Codling/Williams/Hill fivesome behind first was a 3-1 wallow in the mud, to complete the them, who is to say this squad could not create a undefeated record; the second was a 5-0 little more history for season 2007? thrashing, on the lush turf of Mills Park, to take out the Rick Close Cup. STAT-MAN Update: Season 2007 not yet over for o35 1sts —they By contrast the 1R’s showed true grit and pride to had a 5-0 win on 23 Sept in Rd 2 of NSW Champ of snatch a late equaliser at Castle Cove and keep Champs, so onto Qtr Finals. Will it ever end? If you want your team photos in the newsletter, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org All managers and coaches forwarding photos of children must submit a signed consent form from the parents.
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