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                                   Football Toowoomba will see
President’s Message.               some changes and additions this
                                   year to help continue fostering the
Welcome to the 2009                growth and spirit of football
Football season!!                  throughout our region.
                                                                           Football Toowoomba WELCOMES
Another season has come            We now have a Media Officer on          WIPPELLS AUTOS AND THEIR
and gone. Senior Football          board with us to assist with various    SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT FOR 2009.
begins Sunday 15th March           soccer related media promotions.
followed by the juniors on the     via the website, television, radio      Wippells Autos has graciously
28th March.                        and the local newspapers.               offered their support to Football
                                                                           Toowoomba this year.
Football Toowoomba has             We welcome Sandie-Leigh
been working on a number of        Edwards who is a current                With the growing focus on the
major activities during the off    Communications & Public                 continuing growth of the grassroots
season. Announcements              Relations undergraduate at Griffith     level of football, Football Toowoomba
regarding these will happen        University who will be offering her     welcomes all sponsors that have been
over the next month.               assistance in promoting football        with them in the past and offers their
                                   related news to Toowoomba and           thanks and gracious appreciation for
The first of these is the          the Darling Downs soccer                those who offer their ongoing support.
announcement of a major            community.
partnership with Wippells                                                  Every sponsor is helping to advance
Autos Used Cars. Wippells                                                  football for players and spectators alike
have kindly donated a car to                                               across the Darling Downs.
raffle during the 2009 season.
The money raised from the
raffle will go directly to the
clubs to help at the grass
                                                                           Date Claimer:
roots level of the game. If any
Football Toowoomba member
is looking at purchasing a                                                 OPENING CEREMONY
vehicle please give Brett or       Just a reminder to any club or            and MARCH PAST
any of the salesmen a call.        player with date claimers, news,
More information regarding         articles or information that they
                                                                           Saturday April 4th will see the March
this partnership will follow       wish to bring to the attention of the
                                                                           Past and Junior Opening Ceremony at
soon.                              Football Toowoomba soccer
                                                                           Captain Cook Ovals commencing at
                                   community your enquiries are most
Finally, I wish the clubs, their   welcome. Just submit your
volunteers, coaches,               information to
                                                                           Toowoomba Regional Councillors and
managers and especially the           Life Members will be in attendance to
players every success for the      for consideration in our next           the official launch of the season.
season.                            newsletter.                             Everyone is welcome to attend this
                                                                           important event so put it in your diaries.
Greg Stuckey                                                               A great turn out will be a great start to
  President                                                                the soccer season.


                                                                   “I’m in it for the social appeal,”
                                                                   says Murray, “there’s a great
                                                                   camaraderie and friendship in the
                                                                   men’s teams and we just enjoy
                                                                   going out there and giving it a
  THREE GENERATIONS WILL KICK OFF                                  heap.”
                                                                   Now, as well as playing for the
                                                                   men’s premier side, he’ll co-
                                                                   coach oldest son Jayden, who
                                                                   has unsurprisingly been kicking a
                                                                   ball since he was one year old.

                                                                   My 4 sons have also played since
                                                                   they were small boys, so soccer
                                                                   started for me really in

                                                                   Something of a local legend,
                                                                   Dawn has served the club
                                                                   tirelessly behind the scenes,
                                                                   played on four championship-
                                                                   winning teams, and seen 3 of her
                                                                   4 sons Wade, Murray and Adam
                                                                   grow up to become elite level
                                                                   players in the Toowoomba &
                                                                   South West Qld. comp. & Adam
                                                                   in the Brisbane Premier League.

                                                                   Asked what Jayden will be like as
Three members of the                                               a player, Murray joked,
Jackwitz family have signed       The family has been a            “like every other young feller – no
on for the 2009 season at the     permanent and venerated          idea, just kick and chase!”
Gatton Soccer club’s sign on      fixture since the club’s
day with five year-old Jayden     inception, with Dawn a
(centre) joining “Daddy”          foundation player of Gatton’s
Murray (right), and “Grandma”     very successful women’s
Dawn left. (pic: John Pinnell     ranks which began in 1993.
                                  “I’ve played ever since,” says
It’s a rare occasion when         Dawn. “I love playing. Soccer
three generations of the same     is a great, social way to keep
family shirt up for the same      fit and I always find I’m
club at the same time, but        healthier during the season
that’s exactly the case for the   than in the off-season.”
Jackwitz family.
                                  Second son Murray, 33, has
All three signed up for the       his own claim to fame, having
2009 season at the Gatton         played continually for 24
Soccer Club’s junior and          years and for the Gatton club
senior sign-on at the             since its inaugural year.
clubhouse held recently.


        WINS       AT

                                  The 7 A-Side Soccer            In the Ladies division
                                 Carnival held on the 22nd       another great match was
        AWARDS                                                   played out between Gatton
                                 February was a great
                                 beginning to the 2009           A who went on to defeat
  Katlin Peterson who plays
                                 Football season.                South Toowoomba Hawks
soccer for the Willowburn
Soccer Club as well as the
                                                                 2- 0.
South    West     Queensland     16 teams from across the
Team has won the 2009            Darling Downs played            In the Men’s Plate Event,
“Young Citizen of the Year” at   through some tough              West Wanderers defeated
the Oakey Australia Day          competition on the day to       Downlands, while in the
Awards recently.                 sort out the final result       Ladies Plate. Gatton B
                                 table.                          defeated Pittsworth in what
Football Toowoomba Inc                                           turned out to be another
wishes to congratulate Miss                                      thrilling last minute penalty
Katlin Peterson who was          Plenty of spectators spent
                                 a great Sunday at the West      shoot-out.
awarded the Oakey District
Toowoomba regional Council       Wanderers Soccer Club to
                                 witness plenty of action        Great sportsmanship was
Australia Day Award for
“Young Citizen of the Year”      and the thrilling finish to a   displayed by all teams and
on Monday 26 January 2009.       tough match in the men’s        a special mention goes to
This     is    a  wonderful      Cup division between            the Pittsworth Ladies for an
achievement and a most           South Toowoomba Hawks           excellent effort considering
worthy recipient.                and Willowburn.                 the members had never
                                                                 played together as a team
Katlin   joined    Willowburn                                    before.
Sports Club Inc in 2002 and
                                 Scores were locked 0- 0 at
has played every year            full-time and a resulting
                                 nerve racking penalty           Congratulations to
including “playing up a year”                                    everyone, both players and
in the 2008 Under 13B            shoot-out finally sent South
                                 Toowoomba Hawks to the          spectators, for creating a
Premiership Team.
                                 winners table.                  great carnival atmosphere
Katlin was also selected to                                      and a special thank you to
play in the South West                                           all event organisers, co-
Queensland      Centre      of                                   ordinators and volunteers
Excellence Team in 2008.                                         who worked behind the
Her family has always                                            scenes to make it a great
supported her love of playing                                    day for everyone.
football  and    now     also
celebrate her Australia Day


                                The final result was
                                Highfields Harleys 1 –
                                Tarragindi Cockatoos 1.
                                The crowd cheered, lots of
                                photos were taken and the           South West Queensland
                                Harleys had a fantastic time!       Youth Development Program
                                                                    has been doing trials for the
                                “The Harleys lived up to            Under 9, 10, 11 age groups
                                expectations, played the            and the teams will soon be
On Saturday 17 January          game to the rules, had lots of
2009 the Under 7 Harleys                                            formalised.
                                fun and made me proud to
travelled to Suncorp Stadium    be their coach. I would
in Brisbane to play a game of                                       Training will commence once
                                recommend an opportunity            a week starting on April 20th.
soccer against the Tarragindi   such as this to any team in
Cockatoos.                                                          The program is designed to
                                the future.” said Coach Grant       improve a player’s skills and
                                McDonald. Football                  technique in a safe and
The Harleys players were        Toowoomba is also very
Anthony Ryan, Michael                                               friendly environment that
                                proud of the young Harley’s         aims to foster self
Ryan, Tessa Scofield, Riley     achievement.
Gibson, Brandon McDonald                                            development.
and Ben Plant. The game
was played in front of a
crowd of 21,000 during the
half-time break in the A-
League game of Queensland
Roar versus Sydney FC.

Pre-game nerves
disappeared quickly as all
the Harleys settled into the
game. The Harleys went on
the attack with some good
passing and shots at goal.
The Cockatoos fought back
but the Harleys defense was

A very exciting game was
played out with the Harleys
being the first to score.
During the last seconds of
the game the Cockatoos
scored with a great long
range shot to equalize the


                                  EXPRESSIONS OF
                                  EXPRESSIONS OF

                                INTEREST WANTED                     COACHIING
                                                                    COACH NG
     TEAM                                                             CLIINIIC
                                                                      CL N C
                               Football Toowoomba Inc are
                               currently seeking
 At the end of season Gala     expressions of interest and
Presentation night, a Select   ideas for events to run during   We would like to offer our
   Premiers team will be       the 2010 world cup year as       support and recognition to
      announced after          part of the "Toowoomba           Dean Simpkins who is
consideration by a panel of    Festival of Football".           currently participating in
          judges.                                               Sydney in the completion
                               Football Toowoomba               of his Asian A Coaching
 The final Premiers team       Incorporation, in                License.
will be selected from those    collaboration with
senior players who play in     Toowoomba Regional               We wish him all the best of
 the Sunday competition        Council and the Department       luck with his endeavor.
 throughout the season.        of Sport and Recreation, is      Congratulations from the
 Further news will follow      seeking your views and           Football Toowoomba
            soon.              ideas towards this exciting      soccer community.

                               Football Toowoomba Inc is
                               also seeking volunteers to
                               become part of a Sub
                               Committee to represent
                               Football Toowoomba
                               Incorporated during the
                               planning phase of this
                               exciting venture.

                               If anyone has enquiries
                               please contact Football
                               Toowoomba for more
                               information at:


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