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The Juice September 2019 Edition Barossa United Junior Soccer Club

In this Issue of the Juice:

  • Quiz Night 2019
  • 'The Big Project' and the benefits for Barossa United
  • Who are we?
  • Presentation Day 2019
  • Damian's 100th Game
  • Call for EOI in 2020 Girls Teams
  • Around the Grounds
  • Thanks for your support
  • Contact Us

Quiz Night 2019

Thanks so much to all the amazing contributors to, and attendees at the 80's quiz night. By all accounts the evening was fun and entertaining (not to mention some cranking music!). Several tables were in the running for first place, so the excitement was high towards the end. "Trivia Newton John" came out on top by 1 point! A great effort.

'Trivia Newton John' table were this year's winners.

We drew the "drive a Mustang for a day" raffle prize - the winner Monique Seymour. Congratulations to the winning table and Monique!

Monique receiving her prize to 'Drive a mustang for a day' from Damian Geyer

We can't overlook the wooden spoon table, manned by members of the colts team. They probably had more fun than they thought they would have, and a highlight was them dancing to Journey's Don't Stop Believing!

As a club, we rely heavily on this night as a major fundraising event. We're proud to report we raised approximately $5000!! đź‘Ź

We couldn't have put on such a great show if it weren't for our wonderful members, club sponsors and supportive committee.

Thanks needs to go to :

Everyone who donated gifts and goods to the team baskets - these were amazing and we've had numerous people give positive feedback about the calibre of auction items this year.

Our club sponsors:

Barossa Valley Brewing

Calabria Wines

Special thanks to (in no particular order)

  • Novotel Hotel for the tables and a voucher
  • Justin Wood at Barossa Auto Group for the awesome GT Mustang raffle prize
  • Elderton Wines
  • Heidenreich Wines
  • Torbreck
  • Yalumba (c/o Pete + Jodie Kurtz)
  • Yelland & Papps
  • Cooper Burns Wines
  • The Standish Wine Company
  • Gatt Wines
  • Cellarmasters
  • Tomfoolery Wines
  • Atze's Corner Wines
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Pindarie
  • Rosenvale Vineyards
  • Barossa Distilling
  • Wolf Blass
  • Sofo Furniture
  • Betta Electrical for the use of their truck
  • Lambert Wines
  • Barossa Bowland
  • Damian Molineux for the coin toss prize
  • Hentley Farm

'The Big Project' and the benefits for Barossa United

“Transformational community outcomes” are expected to continue to flow to the region after The Barossa Council adopted the next phase of The Big Project priorities, at a value of almost $39 million.

The targeted plan is underpinned by almost three years of research, assessment and engagement by Council, with Mayor Bim Lange describing the outcome as “momentous”. “This decision is the result of three years of work by Council and our community to plan for the future of our sporting and recreation facilities and cultural and heritage services,” he said. “It gives us a mandate to continue moving forward in delivering our aspirational, multi-generational plan to strengthen and grow the Barossa.

“While we recognise this next phase could take five to 10 years to implement and relies on successful grant outcomes and lobbying, importantly we have a plan that has been through a rigorous and robust process to identify the next phase of community priorities.

The next phase of recreation and sport priorities endorsed by Council includes $6.52M for 4 x soccer pitches, soccer clubroom/changerooms, drainage, cricket net relocation.

See the full list of priorities here:

The Big Project High Priorities

Who are we?

As excitement builds around the improvement and redevelopment of the Club's facilities, as well the positive growth in member numbers, BUJSC Committee has begun the process of looking towards the future and rebranding. As part of that we need to first consider who we are. Many 'soccer' clubs are slowly changing their names to be called 'football' clubs, as the game is traditionally called throughout most of the world. Is that where we should be headed or would this create confusion with local AFL clubs?

The committee are keen to hear your view on whether we should remain as Barossa United Soccer Club, change to something like Barossa United Football Club / FC, or should we be something else entirely? If you have a view you would like to share, please email admin@barossaunited.com.au before the end of September. We are keen to hear your thoughts!

Presentation Day - 2019

Preparations are well underway for this year's Presentation Day and it's looking to be bigger and better than ever. Along with the presentation of all the team awards, trophies and photos, this is a great way to sit back and socialise with your fellow 'Soccer Mums & Dads' while the kids enjoy a fun day with all their team mates.

We will follow a similar format to last year with all Club members being provided with vouchers for their food and drink on the day, however this year they can choose from a variety of food vans. Family members will have lots of food options to choose from as well.

WHEN

Saturday 21 September 2019, 11am -3pm. Please put it in your diaries!

FREE ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDES:

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Nerf Battle Zone (start organising your blasters now!)
  • Face Painting
  • Putt Putt Mini Golf

FOOD OPTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Barossa Wood Fired Pizza
  • Barossa Street Food
  • Kampung Kitchen
  • Barossa Valley Ice Cream Company
  • The canteen will also be open for drinks and lollies

MONSTER RAFFLE:

We will also be having a Monster Raffle on presentation day for the remaining donated wine and beer from the quiz night. There are over 5 dozen bottles of mixed red, white and sparkling and over 4 dozen cans of BVB beer to be won.

Damian's 100th Game

By Damian Molineux Coach – U10 Green

Rolling out of bed on a cold Saturday morning to go to soccer was a little more enticing this week as I had the privilege to be coaching my 100th game at Barossa United Junior Soccer Club.

I recall our first game at Para Hills East with 13 young boys with smiles on their faces and eager attitudes. Fast forward through 5 seasons, the smiles are still the same, the enthusiasm still there but you can add the friendships that have been formed, the cohesion between team mates and best of all seeing young players hit their straps.

From the original 13, Joshua Butler, Angus Reu, Haydn Jones and D’Artagnan Molineux have remained in my team, putting in week after week. In U6 we had a very young team and Aidan Fraser, Noah Jones, Flynn Taylor, Eli Lillecrapp, Blake Rosenzweig and William Richardson had a further year in U6, giving them a chance to grow into those long socks and shorts. It is great to see that these 6 boys are still playing as well under the guidance of Linda Richardson as their coach and experiencing success on the field.

Starting with them so young, it has been great to see them grow up physically, mentally and emotionally. Their skills have improved, resilience increased, attitudes have developed and of late, their team presence and tactical awareness is starting to kick in. Each week there is an improvement somewhere with someone and this is the sort of thing that keeps you coming back as a coach. Even though they are not your kids, you get a sense that they are for a couple of hours a week.

As a coach you never stop learning. Game 1 I knew little more than an U6, but that was enough to get started. Parents, other coaches, YouTube and manuals all became sources of information for coaching and improvement. You never stop learning.

So thank you to the players that have come out and formed part of my team both past and present. Gratitude to the Team Managers that have supported me in keeping the parents up to date and having game day go without a hitch. As a committee member also, I see that the parent base that I have are great contributors to the club, jumping on committee, sub-committees, helping out on non-rostered canteen days and for backing me up when I need it. You have been very encouraging. Also, the committee, its members and presidents Glenn & Chris for their commitment to the running of this great club.

The past five years has seen great development in BUJSC as numbers have swelled, numerous improvements have been implemented and now we are on the verge of the next chapter of the club – it will truly be an exciting time in our club’s history and worth being a part of.

The 100th Game – Joshua Butler, Angus Reu, Haydn Jones and D’Artagnan Molineux have remained in Damian's team

Barossa United Girls Teams for 2020

Barossa United took a risk and launched their first ever girls team this Season. We recognised the growing opportunity in offering an all-girl soccer team to the Barossa Community, and it has proved to be a great success. With the Season quickly drawing to a close we are already planning for 2020 and are keen to gauge the level of interest in the following age groups:
  • U13 Girls
  • U15 Girls
  • U17 Girls
  • Womens

No previous soccer experience is necessary. Training will be held one night during the week with games played on Sundays. Preseason will begin in early 2020 and games commence in March.

We also encourage existing team members to indicate if they intend to continue playing in 2020.

In addition we are looking for individuals to coach and manage if we have enough demand to register the teams.

If you would like to find out more please contact George Triandafyllidis by email: georgetbusc@gmail.com or phone 0411 053 151.

Around the Grounds

Please keep sending photos in to us and let us know how your team is progressing.

U10s Red

U11s Black

Round 15 away against Angle Vale Red where Athan Triandafyllidis scored a hat trick and Brock Thompson scored his first goal ever, then got a second, even playing half the game in the goals! Liam Ritchie also scored his first goal. Final score Barossa won 1-7.

U15 Girls

Round 5 against White City - wearing black arms bands in honour of the passing of Maple Tetlow's grandfather.
Round 21 at home after a convincing 5-0 win over West Adelaide.

Thanks for your support

Barossa United Junior Soccer Club is hugely grateful to our sponsors for their support. Please support the local companies who support us by liking their Facebook pages (links below)!

GOLD SPONSORS

Steinborner Barossa

SILVER SPONSORS

Barossa Valley Brewing

BRONZE SPONSORS

Calabria Family Wines

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 – president@barossaunited.com.au

Lisa Ognjanovic - Secretary – 0410 917 824 – admin@barossaunited.com.au

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