The start of the season has finally come!

Kia ora koutou,

It's great to be starting the 2021 football season without the disruption we had last year. Now that the most painful part of the season is over (using COMET to register) we can get ready to play with 7 Girls Only teams, 11 BNU mixed teams and 8 Alliance mixed teams signed up plus many First Kicks players ready and waiting.

The BNUJFC committee has been working for some few months to ensure everyone is ready as can be for the first games this weekend. A couple of highlights are:

  • Tanera Park is now set up to host U9/10 games while Voglemorn Park is out of action

  • A set of U9/10 and U11/12 goals have been purchased (with a grant) and will be placed at Te Whaea for use by BNU and Alliance teams

  • Nairn Street pitch will shortly be moved south to better align with the lights and stop all those lost balls at the northern end

  • All schools in the BNU catchment have been visited and GO sessions run to encourage more players

Thanks to our committee (Julie Seevens, Ian Paterson, Jenn McEwan, Simon Reed, Leo Summerfield, Sarah Lanigan, Roberto Allende, Jenn de Saxe and Hannah Temple) for all their hard mahi.

Now all the great coaches, managers and referees start to take charge.

While for some players this will be the first time they have kicked a ball in 6 months, for others it's just an extension of continuing to play all summer. Regardless, it's great that we can cater for all abilities (and enthusiasm levels) in the current framework and through our Alliance with Wellington United.

Make sure to check out the website for key season dates, FAQs and uniform requirements and also follow our facebook page for updates during the season.

Enjoy the season,

Noho ora mai,

Sam Bridgman, President BNUJFC