Capital Football – Club Newsletter
Welcome to the Capital Football club newsletter. This newsletter is sent out to club contacts via email periodically throughout the year, and weekly between March-September, to advise members of information relating to junior and senior football, as well as upcoming events and general news.
Updated week ending 21 July 2017
We getting towards the end of the season and teams are starting to wrap up titles. If your side wins a league championship, please send a team photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Nix Programme
As fellow football lovers, Wellington Phoenix would like to reward all those chilly morning games and invite you into our Junior Nix programme!
All junior players registered with Capital Football are eligible for the Junior Nix complimentary ticket offer to attend our first three Hyundai A-League home matches at Westpac Stadium, all free of charge! This also comes with one free ticket available for a parent or caregiver for the first match.
These games are:
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United FC, Sunday 8th October 2017, kick-off 5pm
Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar FC, Saturday 28th October 2017, kick-off 7.35pm
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory FC, Sunday 12th November 2017, kick-off 7pm
In order to redeem your complimentary match tickets, just visit the Ticketek website from early September. We’ll give you a reminder closer to then!
If, after attending the first three matches, you would like to see more, as a special bonus you can upgrade to a Junior Nix Silver Season Ticket for just $20! This includes all home games played in Wellington and other NZ venues (but does not include the Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series).
Our next Masterclass coaching session has been confirmed and we’re excited to announce that Team Wellington’s Head Coach, Jose Figueira, will be presenting on Creating and Evolving your Football Philosophy and Positional Play. The FREE session will take place on Friday 28th July at Capital Football. Register your spot now.
Term 3 Futsal Leagues
Registrations are still open for Term 3 Senior Futsal leagues but spaces are filling up. For all the details and to register, click here.
Voice Of Participant Survey
New Zealand Football’s Voice of Participant (VOP) survey is taking place now. The survey should have been sent to all registered players, please fill it in to help gude the future direction of club football in New Zealand. More details here.
A further reminder regarding player re-grading: once a player has featured in 75% of league matches for any one team, they cannot re-grade down to a team in a lower division for the remainder of the season. We have updated the list of players and how many games they have been recorded as playing to assist in determining player percentages – you can find it here.
Golden Oldies Football
Thismonth the Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 announced their football competition would contest the Steve Sumner Cup. The tournament, played from the 15th to the 22nd of April 2018, will be the largest multi-sport event held in Christchurch and promises to be a sporting extravaganza with a difference. Details can be found on the tournament website.
Rain, cold weather, and boggy grounds are bad news for football. With winter upon us, we thought it was a good time to give you an insight into the process and reasoning behind those interruptions to the season. Read about that process here.
A reminder to all clubs and teams – especially in the junior grades: please don’t warm up on pitches, even if there is a free one next to the one you are scheduled to play on. With the inclement weather at this time of year it’s hard enough keeping pitches in playing order, warming up on them only adds to the issue.
We know that having a drink after your game is something many players enjoy but please remember that alcohol cannot be consumed at sports grounds except in licensed clubrooms. So, if you’re celebrating a win or commiserating a loss, support the local club and stay on the right side of the law. As always, drink responsibly and ensure you have a designated driver.
Work has started on the development of Fraser Park Sportsville. The work site for the new facility is to the north of the artificial turf and is now fully fenced off with no access to the area. Contractors have directed us to advise all clubs that, if balls are kicked over the fence into the site, no one is to climb the fence to retrieve them at any time.
Capital Football will continue to raise the profile of women’s football and push for progression and equity within the women’s game, but clubs also have a key role to play in the promotion and encouragement of equity within the game. To that end, we have put together some notes on equity around match-day procedures, you can download it here.