May 2013 #1
Welcome to season 2013 & our first newsletter.
Everything is now in full swing and we hope you are all enjoying your football. Lets hope the weather stays like this all season!
Committee & Volunteers
We are a not for profit volunteer organisation, and all committee members have day jobs as well. So it is critical we get as many helpers as possible. The club needs volunteers to run smoothly, the more the better!
We currently have several committee positions open, and we always need general help on game days. If you can spare even 1 or 2 hours a week please help us out. In particular if you can help in any way with canteens when we are busy, don’t hesitate to jump in and help out
Treasurer (Committee Position), 4-5 hours per week
Ground Control (York St - Saturdays), 3 hours per week 8:30am – 11:30am
Uniforms & Equipment (Committee Position), 1 hour per week
Canteen Manager (Korora), 6 hours per fortnight (Sunday home games for Senior Men at Korora)
Our club earns 5% on every dollar you spend at Amart AllSports , please sign up for this program at the store. This is a great way to help the club buy much needed equipment
One of our main sources of income is sponsorship. To make it easy for business to help us out, we have a new sponsorship deal for both Juniors & Seniors.
Become a Match Day Sponsor for just $100 - sponsor a Saturday at York St or Sunday at Korora.
Your business can then display signage on the day, hand out fliers (or display them in the canteen). In addition to this we will add your business to our website & feature you in our newsletter (sent to more than 220 families).
Maybe you or your business can donate a prize to be raffled at club events during the year
Contact Michael Lloyd for more info 0413 441 004
Sunday 2nd June – Men’s games at Korora
Our Men’s teams are flying high again this year – we are top of the table in Premier League and running 2nd in Reserves & 3rd grade. Come along & see some great quality football.
All juniors U6-U12 attending & wearing their Storm shirt can run the Men onto the field & get a free lolly bag
Storm Men’s Reserves v Maclean Bobcats 12pm
Storm Men’s Premier League v Maclean Bobcats 2pm
Club Trivia Night
We have set a date so please put it in your diary – 13th July Plantation Hotel 7pm.
Michael Brear (O35’s) is back to host again. More details to follow soon
If you are keen to help out with this event contact Tracee Tyas 0417 227 379
Coaches – send us your match reports, even just a few lines is good.
Also if anyone has any photos you want featured on the website or newsletter please pass them on to firstname.lastname@example.org
U12 Tornadoes v Bellingen 28/4
Hot and sunny conditions greeted the players today, but with an early start and a pitch that needed mowing it was going to be a matter of patience
Ball movement was great at times with the full width of the playing surface being utilised, positional play was adhered to but we need to work with speed and urgency with our delivery
4-0 up at half time was a fair indication of our progress so far this year. We were a tad stifled by a very competent goal keeper in the second half who pulled off some great saves to keep the final scoreline at 5-0
Two wins from two starts is a great result however a top of the table clash beckons this weekend so we'll need to be really on our game
Keep up the great teamwork, run and play for each other and the results will flow
MOTM - Ethan Smith - who never stopped toiling in defense
U12 Tornadoes v Urunga 4/5
First up a big thank you to all the parents for their help in setting up the pitch and organising the team card Now that's what's I call a game of football - it had pretty much everything - end to end play, a very committed opposition and a deserving result Top of the table clash this morning and we came out of the blocks playing some solid football The majority of the run of play for the first half went with the Storm.
Sid (1) and Tom (2) including a brilliant left foot volley put us well in control at the half time break - up 3-1 The second half was a different story with the opposition putting us under pressure time and time again We lost a little shape and the need to utilise the width of the park - flanks and width win games Fortunately Jesse in goals pulled of some superb saves to keep us in the lead Unfortunately the pressure told and we conceded twice to even up the score The final ten minutes were tense as Urunga applied all the pressure Tom pulled off the tackle of the match to deny a sure goal with two minutes remaining Take out of today's match the need for urgency, width and solid passing It's games like these where we're really going to learn about football and ourselves
MOTM - Tom Sweeney
A huge thank you to all our Sponsors