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.
We drew the "drive a Mustang for a day" raffle prize - the winner Monique Seymour. Congratulations to the winning table and Monique!
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!! 👏
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
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
- Yalumba (c/o Pete + Jodie Kurtz)
- Yelland & Papps
- Cooper Burns Wines
- The Standish Wine Company
- Gatt Wines
- Tomfoolery Wines
- Atze's Corner Wines
- Sons of Anarchy
- 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
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.
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
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.
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
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: email@example.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.