Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A.C MILAN SOCCER CAMP COMES TO LAUNCESTON!!!


Launceston City Soccer School have organised to have this 

fantastic Soccer Camp at Churchill Park during

 January School Holidays -

 would be a great Christmas present for 

your soccer star!

Register now to secure your spot!





Sunday, 12 October 2014

Westside Update...

The Skills Acquisition Program starts Monday 13th Oct 4 - 5pm at Churchill Park.

The Goal Keeping training is also starting Monday 13th Oct 4.30 - 5.30pm at Churchill Park with Col Nicholson.

The A League Soccer Tipping has been cancelled and monies will be refunded to those that have paid ASAP.

We had a lovely evening with Launceston City FC last Saturday night and celebrated our achievements over the past year which included but weren’t limited to:

Hosted two FFT sanctioned games against Geelong Grammar First Team - up to year 12.

Hosted the FFT sanctioned and approved SAP Carnival at Mitsubishi Park for approx 300 SAP players from Devonport and other Hobart teams.

Have run a successful FFT SAP program (training twice a week now) and had two teams participate in the three SAP carnivals to date.

Have run two successful holiday soccer clinics at Mitsubishi Park, in conjunction with Kurt Reynolds.

Ran a very successful Goalkeeper’s clinic, open free to all clubs, which one player was identified by FFT and picked in state side for Tasmania, thanks to Col.

Third year of LCSS, with up to 50 players at peak attendance, learning extra skills of the great game, on a Monday night during season.

Most registered players in the North of the State.

Most teams entered to play in NTJSA.

Promoted and support Pink & Blue day.

Promoting along with NTJSA and other clubs Care for Africa-this will only get bigger, WD has donated 400 plus old playing tops and other soccer gear towards this very worthy cause.

High number of teams finish on top of the season ladders and McDonald Cup.

WD well represented in NTJSA Rep and FFT SAP/State Teams.

First club with Mascot and banners at Churchill Park.

WD supported, with the other clubs, new large fence signs.

First club team ever (according to Dale Rigby President NTJSA) to win top of the ladder, McDonald’s Cup and Launceston carnival for U16 Boy’s when all players were in their 15th birth year.

Three players represented Australia through Futsal.

So the Westside Devils Committee would like to thank you all for your efforts this year in helping to make our club the strong, inclusive club that it is.

We look forward to the 2015 Season.

Monday, 1 September 2014

TROPHY DAY - THIS SUNDAY 7TH SEPT - MITSUBISHI PARK !!

WE NEED HELP! SEE BELOW!

Westside Devils Trophy Day is this Sunday 7th September in the Clubrooms Mitsubishi Park, Prospect.

Coaches please ensure you return your teams playing tops, balls and equipment on Sunday. 

We need volunteers to help on the day for the BBQ, Collection of Uniforms & Equipment, Ticket sellers for the World Cup Ball and we would love a Barista so we can use the coffee machine! 
If you can help out please let me or Michael know ASAP on 0448 888648.

The schedule for Trophy Day is as follows:

10AM  U16 Div 1 Daredevils
U13 Div 1 Bhoys
SeniorGirls Jets

10.30AM U6 Div 1 Challengers
U6 Div 1 Magpies
U6 Div 1 Pocket Rockets
U6 Div 2 Rockets
U6 Div 2 Scorpions

11.20AM U7 Div 1 Pirates
U7 Div 2 Tigers
U7 Div 2 Colts
U7 Div 2 Badgers

11.50AM  U9 Div 1 Victory
U9 Div 2 Devils
U9 Div 2 Hawks
U9 Div 2 Legends
U9 Div 2 Orcas
U9 Div 3 Zebras

12.30PM U11 Div 1 Strikers
U11 Div 1 Warriors
U11 Div 2 Raptors
U11 Div 2 Bulldogs
U11 Div 3 Diablos
U11 Div 3 Oreos

1pm  U13 Div 1 Wanderers
U13 Div 1 Pajeros
U13 Div 2 Broncos
Junior Girls She Devils

1.30pm  U15 Div 1 Piranahs
U15 Div 1 Viktoree
U15 Div 2 Roosters
U16 Div 1 City
U6 Div 1 Giants
U9 Div 1 Dashers

Please note each player will receive a Trophy and a bag of goodies (hopefully including the FFT Ball if it arrives).

Coaches, you will have a chance to say a few words about your season that was, please let you team know to be there.

And as the 2015 season will come around very quickly we are holding the AGM on Wednesday 17th September 7pm in the Clubrooms Mitsubishi Park, Prospect. All Welcome!

We would like you to put up your hand up this year to be a part of the Committee as this will be the last year that the current committee will be involved. We are happy to mentor in all Positions: President, Secretary, Registrar, Treasurer, during 2015 but will need a full Committee at year end.

We will also need volunteers to man the NTJSA Canteen for the 2015 Season - Friday nights and all day Saturday throughout 2015, as Westside will have the Canteen at NTJSA and this is a MAJOR fundraiser for our club.

We look forward to catching up with you all on Sunday and hope you have a great game for the last of the season!

Friday, 1 August 2014

All Junior Games Cancelled 1,2nd August

All games at Churchill Park have been cancelled this weekend due to the rain received this week.


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

Grounds Closed until Wednesday 25/6

MITSUBISHI PARK IS CLOSED UNTIL WEDNESDAY WHEN THEY WILL BE REASSESSED.

Check in here for further updates.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

GROUNDS CLOSED TUESDAY 27TH AND WEDNESDAY 28TH

Mitsubishi Park is closed Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th May due to rain received.

No training on these grounds until further notice.

Coaches please advise your teams and arrange alternatives in need.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Grounds Closed at Mitsubishi Park

Due to rain Mitsubishi Park is closed - no Junior training tonight.

Please note - Saturday Soccer is ALWAYS on - unless it has been raining for days and the grounds are unfit to play on - then NTJSA will post on their website www.ntjsa.org.au PLUS Westside Devils will send an email to all players and coaches, post on Facebook and on the websitewww.westsidedevils.com 

If it is raining on Saturday games are still on! It is a winter sport!!


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

LAUNCESTON CITY SOCCER SCHOOL


LAUNCESTON CITY SOCCER SCHOOL. 
Term 2 starts this Monday 5th May at Mitsubishi Park. 
Years 2006 through to 2002 4 - 5pm and years 2001 and older 5 - 6pm. 
Fees for the Term are $50 and if you are new to the school the full Adidas kit is $40 (once off). 

Friday, 28 March 2014

HUGE DAY OF FOOTBALL AT MITSUBISHI PARK!!



We have a huge day of Football coming to Mitsubishi Park tomorrow!!
It starts with:
LCFC U18's V Northern Rangers at 11.30
NPL1 v Northern Rangers at 1.30
VL Development Squad U20's V Northern Rangers at 3.30pm
and finishes with:
Launceston City FC Victory League V Northern Rangers Victory League at 6pm
Come along and support your teams!!
Bar and Canteen will be open!! Fresh Coffee, Lasagne and plenty to choose from!!
And don't forget the St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band will be there to pipe the VLeague team on to the ground!
Meet Taz the Launceston City Devil at the game tomorrow night!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

FFT on the look out for Talented Players!


Last night saw Skill Acquisition Program participants
 benefit from some additional training by Anthony Alexander
 FFT SAP Co-Ordinator for Tasmania.

Our SAP sessions are:

Monday 4 - 5pm 
 Wednesdays 5 - 6pm 

 Mitsubishi Park, 416 Westbury Rd Prospect. 

Boys and girls aged 9 - 12yrs are welcome.





Thursday, 6 March 2014

WESTSIDE UPDATE

TEAMS ARE NEARLY FULL - PLEASE CONTACT CATHY 0400 505 555 PRIOR TO REGISTERING TO ENSURE WE STILL HAVE A SPOT.

Launceston City Devils Development Squad (LCDDS)  training will not be held this Monday 10th March due to the Public Holiday. 

When LCDDS resumes ALL children up to U12 will train from 4pm - 5pm, 13yrs and older will train 5pm - 6pm PLEASE NOTE THESE TIME CHANGES. Any enquiries please call Kurt Reynolds 0457 360 483

The Launceston City Devils Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) will not be held next week but resume MONDAY 17th March for U9 to U12 year old boys and girls from 4pm to 5pm. PLEASE NOTE ALL SAP PARTICIPANTS WILL NOW BE COACHED BY KURT REYNOLDS (A) LICENCE AND HEAD COACH FOR LCFC VICTORY LEAGUE TEAM. 

Mark Egan will still oversee the program and coach the SAP teams for the SAP Festivals. Any enquiries please call Kurt Reynolds 0457 360 483 

Club teams are being finalised and we will be notifying coaches of their team members in due course. Coaches will contact their players to notify training day and time.

Cyber Bullying - please read attached Cyber Bullying Policy enforced by the NTJSA - as a club Westside Devils JSC will not tolerate any form of bullying. 

Friday, 28 February 2014

THIS IS WHY SAP IS SO IMPORTANT - DID YOU MISS OUT ON BEING SPOTTED BY KELLY CROSS?

SECOND SAP FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE TOP YOUNG AUSSIE TALENT

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) is holding it’s second Skills Acquisition Phase (SAP) Fest this weekend at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, bringing together some of the finest young footballers from across Australia for a two day tournament.

12 interstate teams will take part from Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and South Australia, in a weekend of player development and football games in a Football Federation Australia (FFA) endorsed non-results based festival.

The SAP Fest will also include the SAP Programs from Tasmania’s Victory League clubs: South Hobart, Northern Rangers, Devonport and Olympia FC Warriors, as well as FFT’s Skilleroos and Skillerettes programs.

Such is the significance and the growth of the event, FFA has sent down Assistant National Technical Director Kelly Cross to observe the standard of the age groups, Cross will also assess a national pilot project being run at the festival for a modified competition format for the Under 12 age group.

The weekend will focus on youth development and will provide an opportunity for coaches and players to link up with other coaches and players from around the country.

FFT Technical Director Spencer Prior was excited ahead of the second FFT SAP Fest.

“Following on from last year’s successful festival, we have gone ahead with it again and it is a great way to start the year for this age group.

“I would like to see this as part of the national calendar in the future,” said Prior.

“Aurora Stadium is a fantastic venue with arguably the best surface in the country and ideal to host a nationally significant festival of this nature,” he added.

FFA Assistant Technical Directory Kelly Cross endorsed what he said is a well-organised event that is aligned with the National Football Curriculum.

“This event was a huge success last year, and I am convinced it will continue to provide a valuable football experience for all young players in the Skill Acquisition Phase of development from the four corners of Australia.”

“This Festival was initiated by FFT, and FFA is delighted to support it,” Cross said.

The Festival kicks off on Saturday March 1 with games from 9:00AM to 5:00PM across two whole days at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium.

WANT TO BE A PART OF LAUNCESTON CITY FC SAP PROGRAM - COME ALONG TO MITSUBISHI PARK TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 6PM - 7PM - SEE YOU THERE!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Do you want to play for Australia??

Do you want to represent the North in SAP Festivals??
Do you want to represent Tasmania as a Skilleroo??
Are you going to be the next Socceroo or Matilda??

If you do you need to come along to the Launceston City SAP Program this Tuesday 18th Feb at Royal Park, Seaport end, 6pm - 7pm and Thursday 20th Feb Churchill Park down the back 6pm - 7pm - bring your mates!!
 

Friday, 24 January 2014

Season 2014 will soon be here!

Registration Days:
 
Online registration has started! Go to www.myfootballclub.com.au to register now. We can accept children who turn 5 through to 17 in 2014 to play the great game. 
Registration fees for 2014 are $150 for each player. The fee increase covers the rise in cost of the Meander Valley Council Ground Hire, Rates & Insurance for our clubrooms, plus our Electricity bill is set to triple as we now have to pay to use the newly installed lights.
 
We will hold two information days in February - Saturdays 8th &15th - 10 am till 3 pm each day. We need volunteers who wish to help on these days. This year we want you to register online - if you register online with full payment by 28th February 2014 you will go into the draw to win your Registration Fees Back. (This prize is the full refund of one player registration fees only, does not include shorts or socks, sponsorship or any other amount)
Need help registering? Go to www.westsidedevils.com - registration page for more information.
 
The Adidas Westside Devils Club Jacket $50 will be available for purchase at the informations days. Adidas Socks and Shorts will be available to purchase - Socks $10, Shorts $20 - you will also be able to pay for these when you register online and collect on registration day or from Route 66, 143 Charles St, Launceston - bring your receipt showing payment. 
(Route 66 has stock available now!)
 
Westside Devils (Club of the year 2013) is the club to be with in 2014 - tell your friends!


Launceston City Football Club Victory League:

Urgent Accommodation Needed!! Permanent accommodation is required for 2 international players (one from Rotterdam, one from Korea). Preferably the accommodation would be as a billet or boarder or alternatively in a granny flat or in a share house situation. Please contact Mick Egan 0409 234 603 or Kurt Reynolds 0457 360 483 . These players will be part of the V League team. So if anyone can help please contact Mick or Kurt ASAP.
 
The Victory League starts with a HUGE day of Football at Mitsubishi Park 29th March 2014 - put this in your diary now!! 
The first game starts at 10am with others at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and then the V League match Launceston City Vs Northern Rangers at 6pm.
This will be a great day and we would like you all to attend - it will a Black and White theme - further information will be sent out soon!

Westside Devils Junior Soccer Club Committee for 2014
President - Michael Hancox                            Vice President - Austin Fagan
Secretary - Cathy Hancox                                Treasurer - Sharon Parker
Registrar - Louise Lucas         Committee Member - Andrea Hanson
Committee Member - Simon Tennant  Committee Member - Paul Mischis
Committee Member - Colin Ayton  Committee Member - Mick Egan
 
Contact details are listed on our website www.westsidedevils.com
 
If you have any questions on any of the topics above please contact Michael Hancox on 0448 888 648 or michael@recycledrelix.com.au
 
Here's to a great 2014 Season!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

LAUNCESTON CITY DEVILS TO RUN SAP PROGRAM

FFT kickoff SAP Programs

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) is pleased to announce the commencement of an exciting new Skills Acquisition Phase (SAP) Program that is to be implemented by selected clubs in 2014.

The program is a national initiative being rolled out through Football Federation Australia across the country, with Tasmania the third state to implement the program.

All clubs within Tasmania were invited to apply for licences to run a SAP Program in their club; following the application process nine clubs have been selected and issued with SAP licences: Launceston City, South Hobart, Devonport City, Tilford Zebras, Olympia FC Warriors, Northern Rangers, Kingborough Lions, Glenorchy Knights and Nelson Eastern Suburbs.

The nine clubs selected for licences will manage specific SAP Programs, in which each selected club will bring together a squad of talented players from the ages of Under 9’s to Under 12’s, to train together twice a week.

FFT Technical Director Spencer Prior was proud to launch the programs; Prior believes the Programs will significantly aid development of players within Tasmania.

“This (SAP Programs) is something that will help underpin development within the Skill Acquisition phase, to upskill players on the four core skills,” Prior said.

“We will be working with the clubs and we will make sure the coaching is of a standard to develop a bigger pool of talented players that can feed into the Skillaroos and NTC programs.”

All eight Victory League clubs were granted licences for SAP Programs with Nelson Eastern Suburbs also given a licence.

“We are delighted to have Nelson on board as their application was outstanding and this shows if the clubs have the right models in place, it is not exclusive to the Victory League,” said Prior.

The programs will see better identification opportunities for talented players and more focused development inline with the National Curriculum.

FFT will be holding regular SAP festivals for Under 10’s to 12’s from these club programs to be used for identification, the programs will run for 36 weeks in each club with four major non-results based festivals scheduled across the year.

“We will be monitoring the progress of these players on a regular basis through SAP festivals, where all the licence holders will bring teams to play in a non-results based festival that will be used as part of creating a coaching fraternity.”

“These festivals will be the major talent identification process that FFT will use for players to come into the talented pathway,” said Prior.

Prior believes the programs will supply talented players for the Victory League as well as FFT’s talented player pathway.

“Should players not come into FFT’s pathway we now have the Victory League to provide opportunities, which is an excellent top tier competition within Tasmania.”

The newly appointed head of the Skills Acquisition Phase, Anthony Alexander will oversee Coach development within these programs to ensure standards are consistent across the state.