Our teams - AllTeams
Our teams - AllTeams
We asked our grade convenors to put
together some highlights –
This is what we received
Some of the facts and figures don’t completely align
with the principles of WOF
So please don’t take them home or use them in any,
way, shape or form that could be construed as
Grade 8; 66 players
Grade 7; 75 players
Grade 6; 55 players
During the hours of 8.30 – 11.30 am on a Saturday
the team trained 196 players
In-house programme at Karori Park
Every 3rd week it was festival week
Sonic Sixers (PDP)
• Starting the season having never played a
game of football, our Grade 6 kids can now
dribble, pass, shoot, tackle, trick and turn. It’s
been great to watch as players learn to make
use of space, pass to team mates (although
only after they realise they are part of a
team!) and even beat other players with a deft
Super Sevens and 8th Grade (PDP)
• Grades 7 and 8 picked up where they left off last
season, adding clever tactical thinking,
formidable teamwork and athletic prowess to
their already impressive range of skills and tricks Barcelona watch out! Our teams - from the Lions
to the Gazelles and the Jaguars - had the chance
to strut their stuff against and along side other
Karori teams each week, in preparation for
Festival Week - our opportunity to test ourselves
against other clubs
Overheard during Festival Week
• Another team, having just scored were
celebrating that they were ‘actually beating a
• It’s great to see our teams set the benchmark
for talent, skill and ability!
• Grade Nine had 7 teams play the season with
a total of 63 players
• All up the teams won 38% of their games and
lost 44%. Our top performing team was the
Fire in the top division that won 25 of its 36
games and was unbeaten in July and August.
• Whilst teams from other clubs moved up and
down the divisions; our teams stayed in the
place they started
Probably the best statistic
• is that in the second half of the season our
teams collectively did twice as well as they did
in the first half. Of the seven teams only one
did less well in the second half - so clearly as
they trained and played together they were
actually getting better - BRILLIANT!
• Teams across the grade had expert help and on behalf of all
the parents we'd like to thank Tayo, Conor, Jamie and
Binney whose patience and understanding always out did
all of ours.
• Also of course I'd like to thank my lead coaches for our
ungraded teams - Richard, Phil, Peter, David and Andrew.
• For our graded teams parent support was always strong
with parents taking on all kind of rolls including coaching,
refereeing, bag carrying, videoing, photographer and a
whole lot else beside - thank you to you all, you know who
you are and why you are important.
our biggest thanks go to
• Greg Kerr
• who has brought us as a Grade all the way to
this point and whose constant enthusiasm to
take it further is going to be sorely missed –
• Greg there is still time to change your mind we don't care that you've bought a house in
• Greg we will carry on.... See you in Manchester
- Greg knows what this means......
Grade 10 convenor
"Wham", "bam", "boof"...
• That’s the sound of Grade 10 balls flying into the
• 371 times this season!!
• Plenty of action from 8 teams. Coaches to be
celebrated are Paul Madigan, Tayo, Chris Sperring,
Martin Foye, David Carrigan, Hanno Schupp, John
Grimwood, William Knight and Mike Williams.
Thanks to all their assistants and managers also.
• 2 teams in the travel league, Bertos and Reid, and
had good results from them. Great commitment
from the team members and their parents.
• Looking forward to next season and moving up to 7
11th Grade - by the numbers
• 6 football teams; FURY, GALAXY, PHOENIX, ROAR,
SPURS and UNITED
• 59 bags of jelly snakes eaten.
• 4 burst footballs.
• 2 bad refereeing decisions.
• 21 cross bars hit.
• 4 penalties saved.
• One broken pair of glasses.
• 13 bent pump needles.
• Virtually no mud.
• And 65 happy kids!!
• The trials brought 6 new kids up from lower division teams into our
top 2 teams.
• Our coaches have been breeding new blood every season for our
• Our coach pool has picked up one new coach who brought life to
the Galaxy with the cry off pass pass pass from the sideline. Their
team goal was to string passes together during the game not just
score and it worked.
• Our top 11th grade team qualified for the Travelling League A
section and held their own during the season in an extremely
• MANY THANKS to the coaches of G11 who have been supporting
our club and kid’s for a few years’ now.
• It makes the life of a coordinator easy when the coaches don’t
cause you any trouble!
Grade 12: The Numbers
45 different goal scorers
13 players scored 4 or more goals
Sam Adams (Ninjas):
Conor Dewhurst (Vikings): 5
Antony Wong (Warriors):
Tom Colson (Pirates):
Carl Jeffries (Samurai):
STATISTICS ARE LIKE BIKINIS—THEY SHOW A LOT BUT NOT EVERYTHING
Grade 12: A Season of 2 Halves
Ninjas start in Travel League West
Vikings start in Travel League C
Warriors start in Combined Black
Pirates start in Combined Red
Samurai start in Combined Green
finish in Travel League B
stay there all season
move up to Combined Yellow
move down to Combined Green
stay there all season
Grade 12: Highlights
Unsolicited praise from opposition coaches for the Ninjas
attractive style of football
• YOU ARE NEVER A LOSER UNTIL YOU QUIT TRYING
Strong finishes to the season by Ninjas, Pirates and Samurai
Vikings doubling their win tally with a victory in their final
match of the season
• IF WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING, WHY DO THEY KEEP SCORE?
Warriors keep scoring at the same rate (2 goals per game)
Grade 12: Highlights
• THOSE BRIGHTLY COLOURED BOOTS FINALLY PAY OFF
Pirates, Ninjas and Samurai finding their scoring touch in the
second half of the season
• OUR EMPHASIS IS ON EXECUTION, NOT WINNING
Pirates certainly executed the latter part of their season (7
wins, 1 draw)
• ALL COACHING IS, IS TAKING A PLAYER WHERE HE CAN'T TAKE
• Fantastic coaching right through the Grade helping the players
to develop their football skills and awareness
A great group of team managers and parents providing
tremendous support to the teams and players throughout the
• Approximately 80 players for 6 teams;
• Minimal defections to Wgtn College;
• Stu Connolly’s United big improvers after
suffering early season thrashings;
• Ainsley Simmond’s Wanderers a dramatic
turnaround with 3 wins and a draw after 3 prior
seasons of constant development/rebuilding;
• Simon Woolf’s Hawks a fairly successful (apart
from the Wanderers match ambush) happy team
that could springboard Woolf’s political career;
• Chris Moore’s Phoenix started slowly but developed
well to finish with more wins than losses;
• Gareth & Mike’s Promo team the best G13 2nd team in
Wellington. Both deserve contract renewals to achieve
the long term plan;
• Kevin & Tony’s JPL team dominating league and cup
champions with 14 wins, 2 draws & no losses. Both
already reappointed for next season with upgraded
contracts (new jackets please Heather);
• FTC Districts, FTC Gold and NTC reps.
• 14 Promo – Home final in Super Seven Bowl
competition this Saturday v Miramar.
• Coaches Jamon (16) and Liam (14).
• 14 JPL – second in JPL (due to goal
• Home final in Super Seven Cup this Saturday
• Coaches John Masseurs and Tony Straugheir
coached for nine years.
• Have three originals – Jacob, Ellery, Jackson.
• Grade 14 Vipers – Combined league
• Vipers finish second. 8 wins, 3 losses.
50 goals for; 18 against.
• Coaches Stephen Perrott and Steve
• Stephen P has coached same team for
• Has four of his original – Johnny, Tristan,
• Coach, Guy Smith, Manager, Bec Belchambers
• Won first round with only one loss
• Won second round with no losses
14th grade players helped out also during the
Some players also played in first and second
Partnership with Ricki Herbert expanded in 2013 to incorporate:
• Term 2 & 3 in-house 8 week development courses
• 3 School holiday 3 day courses ran in association with WKAFC (May, July
and October holidays)
• Tayo Aqunlejika our junior coach co-ordinator is now part of the RHFA
coaching staff for the holiday programmes
• Several Karori Junior boys selected by RHFA to travel to Texas in 2014
• NOW taking enrollments for October holiday programme - October 2-4, at