It’s playing with everything we’ve got.
It’s remembering the people who have worn the jersey before.
It’s representing the jersey, the club and our community.
Belconnen United FC (aka BUFC or Blue Devils) is the premier league club in the Belconnen region, Canberra. The Belconnen United Football Club (then ‘Soccer’ Club) was formed in 1970 as the new Canberra district of Belconnen was establishing.
We cater to senior men’s and women’s (Premier League, State League and Masters’ teams), Premier League boys (12s, 14s & 16s), both boys & girls youth development programs, and Premier League Futsal teams.
Along with our affiliated family of clubs, we provide the largest range of football programs in Canberra for all ages. Our affiliated junior clubs are Belnorth, Belsouth and Belwest (U5 – U18 boys’ and girls’ teams) and North Canberra Futsal (junior and senior Futsal teams on Canberra’s Northside).
Saturday 30 May
SL and Masters
|Men's Division 1||Belconnen United FC||Weston Molonglo||Scullin 1.02||15:00|
|Men's Division 2||Belconnen United FC||Weston Molonglo||Scullin 1.02||13:00|
|Men's Division 3||Weston Molonglo||Belconnen United FC||Rivett 2||15:00|
|Men's Division 4||Weston Molonglo||Belconnen United FC||Rivett 2||13:00|
|Men's Division 7||Belconnen United FC||Belsouth||Scullin 1.04||15:00|
|Men's Division 8||Belconnen United FC||Gundaroo||Scullin 1.04||13:00|
|12 BUDS||GUFC||Belconnen United FC||Hawker Playing Fields||13:45|
|14 BUDS||Belconnen United FC||Woden Valley||Latham Playing Fields||13:45|
|16 BUDS||Canberra FC||Belconnen United FC||Yarralumla||15:10|
|WU16||Belsouth||Belconnen United FC||Hawker Playing Fields||15:10|
Sunday 31 May
|Masters||BUFC||Goulburn Strikers||Scullin 1.02||09:00|
|NPL 18||TUFC||Belconnen United FC||Kambah 2-1||11:00|
|NPL 20||TUFC||Belconnen United FC||Kambah 2-1||13:00|
|NPL||TUFC||Belconnen United FC||Kambah 2-1||15:00|
|WPl 17||Belconnen United FC||TUFC||McKellar Park||10:00|
|WPL 19||Belconnen United FC||TUFC||McKellar Park||12:00|
|WPL||Belconnen United FC||TUFC||McKellar Park||14:00|
|NPL 12||TUFC||Belconnen United FC||Kambah 2-1||09:45|
|NPL 14||TUFC||Belconnen United FC||Kambah 2-2||10:30|
|NPL 16||TUFC||Belconnen United FC||Kambah 2-2||12:30|
|WCL||Belconnen United FC||TUFC||Mawson 2-3||12:00|
BUFC had a quick lead after a mistake from the Woden Westen goalkeeper putting a goal kick straight to Leon who put the ball on his left foot and converted the chance with a placed shoot into the left corner giving the goalkeeper no chance. The expectation now surely was that BUFC would move the ball nicely creating more and more chances. However, the boys did not find the rhythm and patience to look for the best-placed player to score. As the game went on, especially our strikers could have put the game away at a very early stage but missed several chances. So, it were two well struck shots from just outside the box from Niki and Luca which gave our boys a 3:0 lead at half time.
The sermon by the coaches at half time seemed to do no change to the style of play in the second half. After leaving out several chances at the beginning of the second half, a defensive error cost our boys a goal giving Woden Westen a glimpse of a chance to come back into the game. However, our defense with Oli, Corey, Max, Noah and Harry stood tight and did not allow any further goal. The game forward still was seeing a lot of unfortunate decision-making missing again many chances. So, it was finally a header by Jono picking up a nice cross from Leon, a strike from distance by Luca and a finish from Zedan which gave our boys a comfortable win 6:1 win. Ben was just challenged once in the game where he had no chance to save the goal and Nathan and Liam worked hard but as the rest of the crew often did the wrong decisions.
At the end, BUFC created about 30 attempts to score and could convert six. So, the figures tell that there is some work to be done to improve the decision-making and team play. Positive was that Woden Weston had just about four attempts but again a defensive error cost one goal, which was very similar to the Skillerros game. Boys, let us step it up again for the clash against Tuggeranong this weekend, which we beat in the Gala Day final and keep the run for top of the ladder tight.
BUFC 16PL 7 Vs Woden Weston FC 1
With round 6 being a bye for the club, the rest-week would have little effect on the boys as they took on Woden Weston FC at Kaleen enclosed last Saturday. On a perfect day, the boys were able to take home the glory with a sensational win by scoring 7 goals on a perfect pitch in front of a healthy crowd. The team was reduced somewhat without the services of Marshall Dickson, Nick Rolls, Eric Noheli and Michael Dariol but the team was not lacking talent as the boys humiliated the opposition with a 4–0 half time score. On an important note, the boys had 63% of the play with 15 shots at goals, giving the opposition keeper plenty to think about come half time. The goals were from Tom Cochrane in the 5th minute after stringing together 5 uninterrupted passes, closely followed by Liam Rae (also with 5 passes prior to the goal) then within a blink on the 12th minute, Jayde James-Ward put himself in the perfect position just outside the 6 yard box volleying the ball past the keepers gloves to go 3 nil up. It would be another 12 minutes before Liam Rae would score his second for the game, racking up 5 for this season. The pace of Liam has been noticed by all and will serve well when we challenge Tuggeranong United next week away down south.
Half time came and we were able to string together 20 x 5 unanswered passes to Woden … 2. The intensity of the play was instigated by BUFC as they were able to capitalise on the BPO within 5 seconds before regaining control of the ball again. The effect of this style of play was noticed in the score and Woden had very little up their sleeves to counter this strong team after 45 minutes of play.
The message from the coaching team of Jimmy Kanaridis and Colin Stirton was for the boys to maintain this style of play for the 90 minutes. This however was not the case, but the boys were still able to score plenty more goals, but if we were to look at this from an overall performance, the team played for 70 minutes, with 20 minutes of the game going to Woden which was around the first 20 minutes of the second half. Woden were able to run the ball out of defence on several occasions which resulted in a change in our player positions. The mercurial Mr. Tom Adamson was able to inflict some pain on the Woden defence but the decision to move Tom back to the #6 role was called to maintain the early structure that was so dominant in the first half.
Goals from Tom Cochrane (2 for the game) in the 49th minute, followed by Lucas Falconer (2nd for the season) and that Mr. Martin Crome (alias Mr. Guata) was able to add his name on the scoring card in the 82nd minute of the game.
The game statistics revealed:
· BUFC 7 goals from 29 shots, Woden 1 from 7.
· BUFC was able to double Wodens good first touches by 490 to 225.
· BUFC controlled the game with 66% of play, completing the passes with 71% to that of Woden 37%. The most pleasing aspect of the statistics was that we were able to string together 24 uninterrupted passes in the 2nd half.
This result now has BUFC U16’s on top of the ladder after round 7. Our biggest challenge is against Tuggeranong United this weekend who are coming off a bye weekend. We will have our work cut out against a high scoring team at their home ground on Sunday, with a 12:30pm kick off.
Good luck boys.
Date: 26th September 2015
Time: 6.00pm for 7.00pm start
Venue: Yowani Country Club, Northbourne Ave, Lyneham
Cost: $10 Adult, $25 Family
(Children under 12yrs free)
FUNDRAISING FOR BUFC SEASON 2016
- Door Prizes
- Spot Prizes
- Trivia Games
Tickets available from Katrina 0431 460 204
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st June 2015
Belconnen United FC has been invited by the FFA, Western Sydney Wanderers and NIKE to the 2015 Manchester United Premier Cup - Friday 19th - Sunday 21st June 2015, held at Valentine Sports Park in Sydney. Teams participating in the competition include Member Federation U/15 NTC teams as well as the leading U/15 NPL team from each State/Territory. The Winner of the Pacific Finals tournament will qualify (airfares and accommodation provided) as the Pacific region's representative at the 2015 Manchester United Premier Cup Global Finals, to be held in July over in Manchester, England.
BUFC Technical Director, Ulisses da Silva is heading up the coaching staff which includes Shane Anderson (BUFC Assistant Technical Director) and Ryan Schroeder (BUFC U16 BUDS Coach), to select an under 15’s team to compete at this competition.