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
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
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• Our Over 35 team also won the KDSA Rick Close Cup for the 7 time (it has been in
existence for only 9 years!)
• 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
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: Kevin Johnson
Favourite team: Liverpool FC
Favourite player: Kaka
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.
(Saturday 1 Sept, 2007)
West Pymble v Asquith A
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WPSC - 2007 KDSA Title Winners
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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TROPHY WINNERS SEASON 2007
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,
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 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
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.
Stewart Attewell Sally Dickens
‘I felt a lump in my mouth as the ball went in.’ Terry Venables on the opposition scoring
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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)
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.
‘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
Our Vision: Fair play and fun will bring success to our community football club
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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
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.”
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
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
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
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?
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