Change of location for South West Football Academy Tryouts tomorrow

This weekends trial venue has been confirmed as The Warrnambool Hockey Club located on Cramer Street behind The Warrnambool Croquet Club.
The entrance can be found opposite “The Isles General Store” on Cramer Street
between The Warrnambool Croquet Club and the L.P Wenborn Oval located at Warrnambool College.
See you all at 2pm with registrations starting at 1 30pm

Google Maps Link

Paperwork which needs to be completed and handed in on the day:

Click here to download & complete

South West Football Academy

SW Football Academy

FIRST TRIAL DATE:

NOTE CHANGE OF ADDRESS FOR TRIAL 17/1/15 & PAPERWORK TO COMPLETE

This weekends trial venue has been confirmed as The Warrnambool Hockey Club located on Cramer Street behind The Warrnambool Croquet Club.
The entrance can be found opposite “The Isles General Store” on Cramer Street
between The Warrnambool Croquet Club and the L.P Wenborn Oval located at Warrnambool College.
See you all at 2pm with registrations starting at 1 30pm

Google Maps Link

Paperwork which needs to be completed and handed in on the day:

Click here to download & complete

WARRNAMBOOL – ALL CLUBS WELCOME

ALL PLAYERS (of appropriate age, see “information regarding the 3 available programs” below) within the region welcome. Regardless of club.
Saturday, 17th of January, Harris Street Reserve, 2pm Sharp – 3:30pm.
For all people interested in:

South West Football Academy
South West Football Associations – Representative Squads
South West Football Academy and Representative Squad – WOMEN
Players will need to make one Warrnambool trial preferably the second set for late Januaray, early March and one trial local to their club. But of course are welcome and encouarged to make all.
WHAT TO EXPECT AND BRING WHEN YOU TRIAL:
FIRST PRIORITY SIGN IN AND RECEIVE YOUR TRIAL NUMBER
Unfortunately we often don’t know everyone’s names and we’d hate for anyone to be hard to identity from memory (you will keep this number for all trials)
Trials will begin sharply on time therefore allow time to be prepared, registered, and ready to kick off by the allocated time.
If possible we encourage players to bring
1.Football Boots
2. Athletic Shoes
3.Shin pads
4.Hydration
TRIALS THEMSELVES:
Coaches will observe players under two contrasting sessions.
For some trials players will simply be put into teams and told to play for durations of time in certain scenarios, while at other trials players will be put through a training session. Both of these are to get a full gauge of a players mental and physical ability.
Players will have a criteria to meet at the start, end, and during any breaks you may have throughout the trial. This criteria measures not just ability but also, foresight, understanding, attitude and respect. This helps us to choose players that we can not only develop, but players that will not hinder the development and enjoyment of others.
Coaches will be available at the end of the trials to discuss with anyone, any queries they have on the trial of a player. Please wait until the coaches are ready before approaching.
PLEASE ENSURE TO LET US KNOW OF ANY PRIOR HEALTH CONCERNS OR INJURIES SO WE, CAN ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL PLAYERS AND ENSURE EVERYONE HAS A FAIR CHANCE. PLEASE BRING ALL MEDICAL NEEDS.
FOR PLAYERS AND PARENTS:
We encourage everyone possible to trial for any eligible programs even if they don’t plan to participate. We believe it is good for all parties to simply see the standard of all players within the region and to at least give it a try.
Before attending if possible let us know of your or your childs attendance by simply sending us a text, facebook message or email this simply makes it easier for us to be prepared.

INFORMATION REGARDING THE 3 AVAILABLE PROGRAMS:
South West Football Academy
South West Football Associations – Representative Squads
South West Football Academy and Representative Squad – WOMEN
All programs aim to provide a fun safe environment to further develop players and provide further footballing opportunities
All programs are stretched over the year to compliment your home club’s season as well as public and school holidays in most instances.
ALL PROGRAMS INVOLVE TRAVELING FOR EVENTS AND TRAINING AT SOME TIME. AS WELL AS SOME FORM OF COST.
South West Football Academy:
40 session program (2 Sessions per week), focusing on youth development for players in regards to The National Curriculum. A pathway to further football, (NPL, NYL) and a requirement of all players wishing to play state football. The program also addresses sportsmanship, respect and discipline, as well as fitness and flexibility with footballing longevity and injury resistance in mind.
Some NPL teams may also use the academy to reduce training sessions at their NPL club location therefore reducing traveling costs and time for families.
This program has an attendance rate policy of 85%. And a yearly cost.
Eligible: Females and Males born ( 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999)
South West Football Associations – Representative Squads: (name to be decided) (OPEN TRAINING)
This is a competitive squad for all players within the region.
This squad will compete at competitions such as the CLFA Country Championships and Boys FC. As well as inter league, inter club and possibly inter state matches.
This squad requires trials for every event as placement is reliant on current performance and availability relative to the time of the event. Open trials and training take place once a month, dates yet to be determined, while closed trainings will happen once to twice a week closer to events.
Costs are event based, all OPEN TRAINING is free to attend.
For males and Females born ( 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 2001, 1999)
South West Football Academy and Representative Squad – WOMEN:
For Logistical reasons the women’s program is also the representative squad.
The women’s program is split into two categories to help progress development and again for logistical reasons.
These categories are U18: Born (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) and O18 (1996 and any year prior).
U18:
40 session program (2 sessions per week), focusing on youth development for players in regards to The National Curriculum. A pathway to further football, (State league 1, W-League) and a requirement of all players wishing to play state football. The program also addresses sportsmanship, respect and discipline, as well at fitness and flexibility with footballing longevity and injury resistance in mind.
This program has an attendance rate policy of 85%. And a yearly cost.
The squad will compete at competitions such as the CLFA Country Championships and Girls FC. As well as inter league, inter club and possibly inter state matches.
There will be extra costs for events and competitions but there is no attendance rate policy for anything out of the 40 sessions therefore women should feel no pressure to attend competitions but rather a want. The squad will only attend such events if their is enough want and if the want meets the financial needs.
At all ages events the O18 women will also be available to play.
Due to the unofficial footballing adulthood age of 16, women born 1998 or prior may be ineligible for some competitions and will therefore be asked to attend such competitions to give support and coaching assistance and therefore given priority picks (as long as the correct attitude is maintained throughout the program) at future events where their age isn’t restricted.
OVR18:
OVR18 Players are invitation only, usually OVR18 players are ineligible for such programs and in a way still are.
We can not advertise that the program for OVR18 players is a pathway to further football. As it is highly unlikely, but within football anything is possible.
Therefore OVR18 players asked to trial, train, and participate in further events are not subject to an attendance rate and may not be subject to the same fees as the U18 women but will still pay fair fees.
We are currently over viewing how we administrate OVR18 players as some, if not all, will be in and out of the squad throughout the year. As they are mainly invited to help the development of the U18 women as well as keep the squad competitive at some events.
Therefore all OVR18 women invited to participate in the program or events need to individually discuss requirements with Tim in person.
We also ask that all OVR18 women understand the main focus of the program is youth development while still having fun
For all further enquirers or information see other posts on this page or contact us via facebook, Phone (text & calls), or email we look forward to seeing everyone at trials soon.
Regards

Tim White
Coach and Administrator
South West Football Academy
0435 838 038

More information can be found on the South West Football Academy Facebook Page HERE

WDSL 2014 Finals!!!!

2014 has been another HUGE year of soccer for both the Senior & U/15 Teams in the Warrnambool District Soccer League!

The Seniors did a tremendous job getting sooo close to the grand final, just getting knocked out at the very end of the season.  Well done to all the players!!

Under 15 made it to the grand final for 2014 and played Merri Stingrays.

After entering the ground to “Rocky” they all stood for the National Anthem…1The boys were all ready to go2

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11after a slightly shaky start we scored and were away!  Ending up 6-3 and watching out watches waiting for the game to end!  What a fantastic day with all the team playing a superb match despite all of our injuries in the week or two leading up to the finals!!

We must give a HUGE thank you to our wonderful coach Steve who put so much thought and effort into the season, all the boys turning up to training and giving their all when asked and to our Under 15 Major Sponsor Manse Medical (the uniforms look great!)

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Presentation Dinner on Friday 17th of October @ the Hamilton Harness Club.  More information will follow regarding this.

Moving to our new Pitch!

All Club activities will be moving to our new pitch at Pedrina Park on

Monday 14th July 2014

Wednesday Night Matches from 6.00pm

Senior Training Thursday from 6.30pm

MiniRoos Saturday from 9.30am

Next Senior Match at Home 27th July 2.30pm –

Hamilton Raiders vs Thunder Hawks

Next Under 15 Match at Home 27th July 12.30pm  –

Hamilton vs Merri Stingrays

Official Opening Sunday 17th August