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					December 1, 2004 - Manchester United 1 Arsenal 0 (Carling Cup)
Both clubs fielded youthful sides, but the game was settled by a single goal after just 19                          North Star
seconds. Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia fumbled David Bellion’s shot, and they were
unable to find a way back into the game.                                                                             Strikers
Club polo shirts are now available please see Cameron on Thursdays                                               Newsletter May edition
5.45-6.30pm or purchase from the canteen on Saturday or Sunday
mornings. Limited stock remaining in some larger sizes, orders taken                         Some Great News: During the Easter holidays the U14 State
for children’s’ sizes and close on 31 st May. Extra training shirts are also                 Championship was held at Narangba SC. Harry Boyd, Daniel Fisher and
available for purchase. A small number of junior tracksuits remain from                      James Christou, players in the North Star U14 Div 1 team were
last season and can be purchased from Cameron or the canteen.                                members of the Brisbane North Representative team, which won the
Junior Club Jackets: The colder weather has begun and orders are                             State Championship. Daniel scored the winning goal and has been
now being taken for junior club jackets and will close on 31st May. To                       selected in the Qld U14 team to go onto the National Championship.
place your order, please see Cameron on Thursdays or leave your name                         James Christou has been in England for the last 6 weeks having a look
and deposit at the canteen on Saturday or Sunday mornings.                                   at various Football Academy facilities and training with clubs. As a
Finally arrived – club socks in men’s size 7-10 are now available, men’s                     result of James's visit he has been asked to return to Middlesbrough
size 11-14 arriving soon.                                                                    Football Club for an extended period of 2 months so the coaches and
                                                                                             managers can have a really good look at him for a place in their
NEW FOOTBALL WEBSITE FOR KIDS: the launch of a new                                           Academy. As you can all imagine he is over the moon at the chance of
National Skill Development Program occurs on the 26th May. More                              securing a place in a football Academy in England. James's family will
information regarding ‘TOP SHOTS’ can be found on the Active Factor                          be relocating to England in early July to enable James to pursue his
– Top Shots website:                                                 dream of playing football in Europe. Congratulations to these players,
                                                                                             they are wished every success as they pursue their football dreams.
Each edition the editor would like to profile junior teams in the newsletter,
please forward any article for submission to or
place in the secretary’s pigeon hole at the club. Don’t forget to include the
team name along with contact details of coach or manager for verification                    North Star will be hosting ‘Q Skills Clinics’ in the June / July
if needed.                                                                                   and September holidays and take place at Perry Park.
                                                                                             Discounts should be available if attending clinics in both
North Star would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support            holiday periods. More information regarding the clinics will
                                                                                             be available soon.

                                                                                             Many thanks also to all the teams/players who have been mascots and
                                                                                               ball attendants at the senior games at Perry Park so far this season.
                                                                                               The spectators have thoroughly enjoyed the mini football games
                                                                                               that have been played with enthusiasm during half time. The
                                                                                               Brisbane Strikers appreciate your support and look forward to their
                                                                                               ‘welcome’ onto the field every game.
Some important information regarding assistance on game days                hours once a month, when your child is playing at home, to assist with
                                                                            the running of the day, please contact Terry Scharf (0402 449 578) or
• Fixture draws reflect canteen duty times and whether or not a team        Neil Rodwell (0439 332 236)
   is responsible for putting nets up and pulling nets down on particular
   fields. If responsible for pulling nets down, ensure they are placed     • We know that the season has just begun however we now need to
   along with pegs into the wheelie bins marked as EQUIPMENT BINS              start looking at the planning for the End of Season Presentations.
   ONLY. These bins will hold both nets and pegs and should then be                   We would like to form a sub committee responsible for the 2
   placed outside the BLUE SHED so they can be locked away. If                           different presentation ceremonies. The under 6 - under 13
   responsible for putting nets up, the bins will be placed behind one                   presentation day, and the under 14 - under 17 presentation
   of the goals each Saturday morning.                                                  dinner. If you would like to be involved with the planning of
• All fields are marked with a continuous line on either side to mark a        these functions please notify Neil Rodwell. (0439 332 236).
                      clear area, which all supporters must respect.        • A co-ordinator is also required for the Team Photos.
                      This allows assistant referees (competition age          Again if interested in looking after this task please
                      groups) and coaches clear access to the field of         notify Neil Rodwell.
   play. In the case of ROOBALL (under 6 - under 8) age
   groups, substitutes should be behind the line as well to ensure their    Many thanks to all who have been helping with the canteen. From
   safety. As the children reach older ages (under 9 and under 10)            Saturday 21st May Shawsportz will no longer have a co-ordinator
   they should respect the designated areas marked for coaches and            present, therefore it is very important that all home teams are
   substitutes. Competition ages rules, dictate that only one person at       diligent in assisting with the canteen. This also provides an
   any one time can be standing and that is only whilst they are              opportunity for someone who may be keen to take on this role and
   directing players. Under no circumstance should a parent (non-             oversee canteen operations once a month. Fixtures on a Saturday
   official) enter the field of play. Nor should a parent stand in the        are generally finished by 12 noon.
   area behind goals to coach goalkeepers. Your compliance with these
   rulings is appreciated.                                                  Feature Clubs: Manchester United and Arsenal FA Cup Finalists
                                                                            Arsenal meets Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday, with the Gunners hoping
                                                                            for a reversal in fortunes against the Old Trafford outfit. The Gunners have lost their last four
 Coaches and Managers are all volunteers; if you need to discuss            games against United with Sir Alex Ferguson's side wrecking not only their double hopes
anything with them, please do so after the training session or after                      last season, but also their long unbeaten run in the Barclays Premiership.
the game. Approaching a coach during a game is not beneficial to the                      April 3, 2004 - Arsenal 0 Manchester United 1 (FA Cup semi-final)
players. It is in the best interest of all team players that coaches and                  The Gunners were overwhelming favourites to beat a team that had faded
                                                                                          dramatically since being hit by Rio Ferdinand's long-term ban three months
managers are able to fulfil their roles without interruption.
                                                                                          earlier, but Arsenal reckoned without United's fighting spirit. Roy Carroll made
                                                                            two superb saves to keep his team on level terms before Paul Scholes drove home the
Throughout the year there are opportunities to be involved in club          32nd-minute goal from which the Londoners could not recover.
activities that require assistance for a short time only. Here are three    October 24, 2004 - Manchester United 2 Arsenal 0 (Barclays Premiership)
events awaiting eager participants                                          Arsenal's record 49-match unbeaten run came to an end at Old Trafford with United coming
                                                                            off best from a physical battle. The seemingly unstoppable visitors were undone by a Ruud
                                                                            van Nistelrooy penalty 17 minutes from time, with Wayne Rooney adding a second goal late
• Junior Match day co-ordinators are required for Saturday mornings
                                                                            on to seal the points.
   and Sundays at North Star. If you feel that you can give a couple of

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