We’ve had a solid response to the Coolum FC six aside competition and would like to invite all junior members in the U6 to U14 age groups to come along to the first session on Friday 10th October at 4.30pm at the club. On the day we’ll see what numbers are like, sort out teams and play some football.
If you have any queries at all, please email Russ on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there….
Thump! That was the sound of the winning goal hitting the back of the net for Coolum Under 12 (2) Maroons in their Grand Final against Cooroora United at Maroochydore last weekend. It was swiftly drowned out by the roar of supporters leaping around the sideline and the shouts of joy and relief from the players as they ran to pat goal-scorer Harper, on the back.
High emotion was to be expected as Coolum saw off their rivals in a decisive 3-1 victory after a tense and hard fought game. Cooroora had come out strongly and scored in the first five minutes of the first half. Keen defensive play prevented further goals but Coolum were down 1-0 at half time.
Rehydration and presumably the pep talk of the season saw Coach Mike Cassidy send on a re-energised team that worked together for every one of the next three goals. Midfielders strategically covered the field until legs ached, defenders consistently ran down their opponents to thwart several attempts on goal and forwards pressured all angles of the goal mouth until they heard that thump.
Special mentions go to goalkeeper Brodie who had the match of the season, and Will and Jack who scored the other two critical goals. Ultimately though it was a triumph of teamwork, reinforced by the coach who said they would win as a team or lose as a team.
“I couldn’t actually say anything to the team afterwards as I was too emotional,” Jon Davies, CFC President admitted. “It was such a hard game and the boys were phenomenal”.
Family and friends were loudly enthusiastic throughout the game and confessed to being hoarse by the end but very proud.
Well done to the boys and Coaches Garth Sampson and Mike Cassidy. A well deserved trophy for the Coolum Football Club cabinet.
After a fantastic Junior Presentation Day, it’s now the Senior’s turn to receive their trophies and have a great night out with their team. Calling all members of the U17’s team and all men and women in the senior teams. As this is an outside catered event, if you haven’t already RSVP’d, please email the club. Hate to not be able to feed you on the night!
This is a big thank you to all the junior members of Coolum FC who came along with their families to support their club and attend the Jr Presentation Day on Saturday. Despite a little bit of rain, everyone had a great time dunking their coach, playing some ball games, playing on the inflatable football pitch and receiving their trophies. And an even bigger thank you to the many, many volunteers who helped put this day together. Hundreds of volunteer hours went into ensuring this day happened and without you, our junior members would have no presentation day.
Watch this space for some photos – if you’d like to see your photos up here, email photos to the office and I’ll post them.
The big day has arrived. We look forward to seeing you down at your football club tomorrow from 11am to 3pm for some trophy presentations, dunking of your coach, games of football, some fun sport games, lucky dip, face painting, the inflatable football field, Roar Mascot and great company. See you there . . .