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.

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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.

Parents Match – 2014!

Parents Match – 2014!

It was a glorious day in “Sunny Hamilton” for the traditional end of term Parents Match!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Under 8s were eager to get started and give their parents a run for their money!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Under 12s were eager to give their coach a run for his money…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA And the Under 15s, well you’d have to be pretty tough to take them on!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Under 15s are practicing their new move “the Crane” OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA And a “leap”OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Parents finally scored a goal against the Under 15s.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA It seemed like EVERYONE had a fantastic time and enjoyed themselves!  The kids were very eager to line up and get their sausage after all that hard work!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA And they seemed to go down a treat!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Even Captain Cupcake helped with a bit of cooking.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA You can NEVER be too dirty to have a sausage!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The traditional ute pile-in.  Initiating some of the under 8s this time too.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Country Championships 2014

This year the Country Championships were held in Ballarat from 28th to 30th of June.  Hamilton sent along 7 players who played alongside the Warrnambool and Corangamite boys.  5 in Under 15 and 2 in under 12.

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The weather was miserable, but spirits were high and the boys certainly gave it their all!  Dylan was the only scorer out of the Hamilton kids and it was certainly a brilliant goal!

There was lots of stiff competition at the tournament and it was great to meet other teams from across Victoria.

Henry and Callum played in goals and stopped quite a few shots while Dylan and Jack played wing, Nathan played centre back and centre forward while Aiden played centre back and half back.  Will played right back and did a brilliant job earning captain on the 2nd day of play.

It was wonderful seeing a sea of red Hamilton jackets down in Ballarat, we were certainly dryer than everyone else and it was so much easier to find anyone from Hamilton!  It was also great to have the support of our President who came down to watch and show her support!  A huge thanks to everyone who participated in the weekend and all the weeks training leading up to the tournament, it was fantastic!

Dylan Mooney scored a brilliant goal day 3 of the tournament. Aiden Porter defended strongly throughout the tournament.

Our New Pitch @ Pedrina Park!

A long term project for the Hamilton Soccer Club has been finding a home to call our own.  After many years of hard work and sourcing funding, our dream has become a reality at Pedrina Park Hamilton.  You can find out more here.

Here’s a few pictures of our progress to date ~

Our beautiful new lights.

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Our pitch just had its first mow!

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Some club members hard at work erecting the new fence.

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One side down, but we need a lot more volunteers.  If you are able to help for a couple of hours on Saturday Mornings, call/text John on 0427 519 969 or email kaspersjohn@gmail.com

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Country Championships

This year a few of our members are participating in the Country Championships in Ballarat at the end of June.  If you are interested in participating in either Under 12 or Under 15 teams, please contact  Julie Pickering or email  hamiltonsoccerclub@gmail.com for further information.  Microsoft Word - countrychampsNotice1.doc

Mother’s Day @ the Soccer

Mother’s Day this year was a glorious day, sun shining and a lovely drive to Scotts Creek.

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The mums celebrated the day with home~made scones!

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….. and so did the kids!

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Scotts Creek may be a bit of a drive for a game of soccer, but when you are rewarded at the end with a trip down the gorgeous Great Ocean Road, or lunch @ Port Campbell or ice cream & coffee at the Timboon Distillery it is well worth the day out!  It helps too when the Under 15s and the seniors won their games.  It was a great day had by all!

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1st Junior Training for 2014

1st Junior Training for 2014

Today was totally wet and miserable, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm!

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The 2014 Soccer Season has begun!  It is so great to see children and parents out enjoying the fun and social environment which the Hamilton Soccer Club offer.

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Under 8


Play on a Saturday morning (during term 2 & 3) at Mitchell Park (until the opening of our new pitch @ Pedrina Park) from 9.30am to 10.45am.  It’s a great opportunity to learn some excellent ball skills and have some fun with your friends!

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Under 12

Play on a Saturday morning (during term 2 & 3) at Mitchell Park (until the opening of our new pitch @ Pedrina Park) from 9.30am to 11am.  Come along and learn some fabulous ball skills and play a game with your friends!

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Under 15

Train on a Saturday Morning at Mitchel Park (until the opening of our new pitch @ Pedrina Park) and Play in the Warrnambool & District Soccer League on Sunday’s alternating between Hamilton/Warrnambool/Corangamite.