July 2018 Edition

Welcome BUJSC Members to another full edition of The Juice. We hope the season has been going well, and your children have been enjoy the wonderful game that is Soccer.

Inside this edition of the Newsletter you will find:

  • SAPSASA Girls Soccer Carnival 2018
  • Off Field Achievements - Rosie Evans
  • Parents and Player News
  • ALDI MiniRoos Program
  • 'Around the Grounds' photos
  • Quiz Fundraiser
  • Entertainment Book
  • ALDI MiniRoos Kick Off Flyer
  • Contact Us

SAPSASA Girls Soccer Carnival 2018

The Barossa and Light District were represented by an outstanding team in this year’s Girls SAPSASA Soccer Carnival. This year, the try-outs started early, and with 19 girls attending it put pressure on the girls to win their spots. In past years, the district has struggled with numbers but this year there was a lot of support from girls and their parents.

With the team of 14 players selected, plus two training emergency players, the girls' dedication to each other shone through. With 100% attendance to all the training sessions, trial games and Carnival games the girls came together as a solid and structured team. With the introduction of two trial games, the girls understanding of soccer grew and they went into the carnival better prepared.

The team played a total of 8 games chalking up some solid wins, one draw and their losses were very close and competitive. It was amazing to see the girls become this well-structured team in such a short time and play an impressive passing and running style of soccer. Their “Team First” attitude was outstanding, from their pre-game preparation to the final whistle.

The Barossa & Light 2018 SAPSASA Soccer Team: BACK ROW David Murray (Team Manager), Adelaide Schmidt, Khandi Atez, Mikaela Bailey-Hann, Clara Slade, Georgia Battersby, George Triandafyllidis (Coach). FRONT ROW Hunter Wilksch, Ebony Triandafyllidis, Emma Spackman, Meg Wood, Paige Spackman, Violet Renner-Davis, Kennedy Mifflin, Ivie Whitelum, Claudia Barrie.
Barossa and Light should be extremely proud of this year’s Girls Soccer team.

This year Ebony Triandafyllidis and Violet Renner-Davis shared the captaincy passing on their years of soccer experience to their team mates.

Congratulations to Ivie Whitelum for receiving this year’s MVP award, Ivie stood out above the rest with her selfless attitude and her amazing goal keeping skills and commitment to every game.

A big thanks to David Murray for all his hard work in organising the team for the carnival, the Barossa United Junior Soccer Club for the use of their facilities and equipment, and to all the parents for their help and support.

With the success of this year’s carnival and the growing number of girls playing soccer, the Barossa United Junior Soccer Club is looking at an all-girls Under 15’s team for Season 2019. The club is now requesting expressions of interest for girls aged between 11 to 15 years of age who would like to play soccer. Please contact George Triandafyllidis on 0411 053 151 or the Barossa United Junior Soccer Club if you are interested in playing.
The girls in action

Off Field Achievements

Rosie Evans

Barossa United Junior Soccer Club has talented players on and off the field. Rosie Evans who is in her 4th Season with the Club and is playing in the U14's team is about to embark on an amazing trip with her family to Italy. On field, Rosie plays in mid-field or as a defender and helps to hold the middle for the team, feeding the ball forward for the strikers and has loved playing for the Club the past years. Off field, Rosie acts in her sister’s films.

Together they made a short film called “Ace”. Mum, Jane tells The Juice, “Rosie has always loved acting, and her older sister Jessica, loves film making. For the last few years, Rosie has been a constant support and inspiration to her big sister Jessica. They are a great team. Two years ago, the girls began working on their first short film called Ace.”

“Ace” is based on a true story about how a dog came to love and trust again. The girls wanted to share his inspiring story. He was a much loved dog, having grown up with his owner from a puppy. After Ace’s owner unexpectedly passed away, Ace faithfully stayed with his owner for 24 hours until family arrived. He would not leave his side. The quest then began to find the heartbroken Ace a new and loving home. Once his story got around, many people wanted to give Ace is new forever home. The Evans family went to visit Ace and he instantly took to Rosie and Jessica and cuddled up in their laps. So that is how Ace came to live with Rosie and her family and be the star of a film.

“The film is based on Ace’s story, and we added in that I also fell down a 70m cliff and Ace had to come and rescue me. I was out on our property. I was fixing a pipe and fell, and Ace came to the rescue. I hung on to his collar and he pulled me up,” explained Rosie.

“Ace" won the Adelaide - International Youth Film Festival Awards - The South Australian Achievement Award, out of 500 entries. As a result of their film “Ace” being successful, Jessica was appointed (with 2 other teenagers), Ambassador for the Adelaide International Youth Film Festival, which means that she is representing SA, and Australia, as an Ambassador in Italy, to be a judge on the International Youth Jury in the Giffoni - International Youth Film Festival Awards.
Jess and Rosie Evans with Ace after winning the South Australian Achievement Award in the Adelaide International Film Festival.

At the end of June the family embarks on a trip with the girls to Italy for the International Youth Film Festival. Whilst travelling in Europe with their family, Rosie will be playing lead actor in the next short film that the girls will be working on overseas in those beautiful locations.

We can’t wait to see it!

Player & Parent News

Child Safety Officers

Barossa United Junior Soccer Club have appointed Child Safety Officers who are the first point of contact to provide advice and support to children, parents, committee members and volunteers regarding the safety and well-being of children at our Club. Please contact any of the people listed below to discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

Vicky Ireland 0422 048 546

Kirsty Rosenzweig 0405 485 595

Kirsty Gebert 0436 466 457

Change of Date

Please note the Quiz Night Club fundraiser will now be held on Saturday, 25th August not on the 18th August as previously advised. Lock it in, and get your quiz team ready! It’s a fun night out.

Pitch Condition

We have passed the half-way point of the season, and subsequently we are seeing deterioration of the pitches. With all our teams from U9 up playing and training each week, this results in 30 teams on average using the one pitch. Consequently the pitch condition is already starting to deteriorate with the absence of grass coverage becoming more prevalent.

The only way to stem this deterioration is to minimise the pitch use, which is not very practical, but can we ask that where possible pre-game warm ups, training drills etc are conducted on the far side of the pitch opposite the club room. We thank you in advance for your understanding on this.

Community Chest

The Club was fortunate to be involved in the Angaston Pharmacy Community Chest Program, where people who purchased in store could vote for a Club / Organisation to receive a donation. This has resulted in our Club receiving a $100 donation. Thank you to Angaston Pharmacy and to everyone who went in and voted for the Club.

Club Awards

At the end of each season the BUJSC presents the following Club Awards:

The Michael Anderson Memorial Award is for an individual Club member (coach, committee member, parent or volunteer) who has made a significant contribution to the club in the current season.

The Pat Mcnamara Award is for a group/team or person who has made a significant contribution to the club in the current season.

The Guy Martin Award is for a player who has made a significant contribution to the club in the current season.

We are now taking nominations of individuals / teams for any of the above awards – please send your nomination to Chris Smith at president@barossaunited.com.au. Nomination must be in by 31 August.

Lost Property

Have you been searching for your child’s hoodie, jumper, jacket or drink bottle? The BUJSC may be the temporary custodian of this missing item! The club has amassed an inordinate amount of lost property and now is the time to collect it. All clothing items have been sorted by our Merchandise Coordinator and neatly hung on the clothes rack inside the clubroom, with drink bottles all in a box. Cut-off date for collection is Sunday 22nd July. After this date, all remaining items will be donated to charity and for hygiene considerations, drink bottles will be disposed of.

Make Up Games

Make up games are being played mid week on the main pitch. We thank everyone for their understanding as the pitch is being utilised for these games; when scheduling these games the coaches try to make as minimal impact as possible on teams training schedules.


Thank you for everyone’s patience as we continue to use the toilets at the football oval. If you could continue to direct visiting Clubs to the toilet facilities and ensure that young children are supervised when they walk over to the toilets as the car park can be very busy on some days.

Save The Date

Presentation Day: Saturday 15th September

Presentation Day is a fun day for players and families to get together and celebrate the soccer year and involves the trophy presentations for the players.

Team Photos: Tuesday, 31st July 2018

To ensure everything goes smoothly can you please arrive 10 minutes early to give everyone time to get their strip on and ready for the photo.

Under 9 Green - 4.50pm

Under 8 Red - 5.00pm

Under 7 - 5.10pm

Under 10 Black - 5.20pm

Under 8 Green - 5.30pm

Under 9 Red - 5.40pm

Under 12 Green - 5.50pm

Under 12 Black - 6.00pm

Under 10 Green - 6.10pm

Under 15 - 6.20pm

Under 13 - 6.30pm

Under 14 Green - 6.40pm

Under 11 - 6.50pm

Colts - 7.00pm

Under 14 Black - 7.10pm

2018 | 2019 Entertainment™ Membership

There's ONLY 4 Books Left!!! Get your Entertainment Membership NOW to help Barossa United Junior Soccer Club raise much needed funds!

Please support us with this new FUNDRAISING VENTURE - if you have never had the Entertainment Book before, they are absolutely fantastic and include many, many local eateries and entertainment places.

To secure one of the last 4 books contact Vicky Ireland on 0422048546 or vicky.ireland21@schools.sa.edu.au

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off Program

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off Program Barossa United Junior Soccer Club is excited to be bringing the ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program to the Barossa.

On a very cold wintery night some of the existing coaches from the Club received training from the ALDI MiniRoos Team from Football Federation SA, which included some visiting coaches from Arsenal. It was a great training that really showcased drills suitable for this age group, and the coaches are looking forward to implementing these skills with our teams.

The ALDI MiniRoos team and some lucky Barossa United coaches.

This 8 week program will enable girls and boys to come out and try soccer:

  • A fun and friendly environment for children aged between 4 and 9 to have a try at soccer.
  • Weekly, 1 hour sessions that builds skills through games and simple drills.
  • Every player gets plenty of time on the ball and the prime aim of each session is for children to build fundamental motor skills.
  • Each child also receives an ALDI MiniRoos Participant Pack when they register – which includes a bag, ball and a water bottle.

Commencing: first week of Term 3 on Thursday, 26th July 2018

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Location: Barossa United Club Grounds

Duration: 8 weeks

This is a great opportunity to introduce younger children to soccer. Please help share that this program is starting with family and friends. Register and the Club will provide you with the Sports Voucher to claim the $50 back.

Click on the below link to register (registrations close 16 July 2018).

Around the Grounds

Some photos of the U10's games over the past few weeks.
The tense U13's game against Salisbury Villa.

Please send any photos of your recently games to include in our 'Around the Grounds' section to admin@barossaunited.com.au!

Contact Us

The Committee Members are always available to have a chat about how you can help out at the Club, or if you have any concerns or issues you would like to discuss please feel free to contact us.

Chris Smith - President

0487 164 962 or president@barossaunited.com.au

Lisa Ognjanovic - Secretary

0410 917 824 or admin@barossaunited.com.au

Felicity Trinne - Treasurer

0438 942 884 or treasurer@barossaunited.com.au

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