- 2016 Junior Presentation
The junior presentation will be taking place on Saturday the 17th of September at Yowani golf club at 11am.
There will be some food on offer after the presentation, 2 sausage sandwiches and jugs of drinks as well. The cost of this is $8 per person.
Booking are being taken for the food component at:
You only need to book if you want the food and drink, if you are just coming along there is no need to RSVP.
- 2016 Senior Presentation night
You are invited to our 2016 Presentation night
Place: Yowani Golf Club, 455 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham
Date: 17th September 2016
Time: Arrive at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Dress: Smart casual
Cost: $55 per head includes all food and entertainment. Drinks will be available to purchase at the bar.
Come along and enjoy a night to remember to celebrate a great 2016.
We will be having a red carpet arrival, a fun photo booth with props & costumes – includes unlimited photos. Plus a DJ & karaoke; and, of course, a fantastic buffet meal, please see a copy of the menu below.
All adults in the club are welcome to attend whether they are associated with junior or senior teams. If you are not attached to a team or group listed then please choose miscellaneous and send us an email of the group of people wanting to sit together.
Tickets need to be booked and paid by Monday the 12th September via
Basket of freshly baked bread rolls
Hot Buffet Dishes
Moroccan lamb tagine topped with lemon coriander yogurt.
Sautéed marinated chicken pieces in a tangy Korma sauce
~ Served with Basmati rice pilaf ~
Tossed Greek Garden Salad
Potato Salad with crispy bacon egg and sour cream dressing
Asian slaw with crunchy noodles and Thai style dressing
Marinated vegetables and pasta salad with basil balsamic dressing
Cold Buffet Platters
Roast beef sirloin with hoi sin chilli plum sauce glaze.
Smoked Tasmanian salmon with lemon dill & caper mayo
Grilled Cajun marinated chicken breast with lime avocado salsa
Sliced double smoked leg ham.
Sliced roasted turkey breast
Served with a selection of mustards, sauces and condiments
Platters of assorted cakes with cream & dessert sauces
Fresh seasonal sliced fruit platter
Tea and coffee station
- NPL Pre Season Training
BUFC advises that preseason training for the 2016 Seniors Mens NPL Teams will commence at the following times and locations.
BUFC pre-season training is used to assess and recruit existing and new athletes for the 2016 NPL season. With this in mind players are welcome to undergo an assessment by our coaching staff.
All new players are required to make contact to the relevant coaching staff prior to attending.
NPL Head Coach – Dean Ugrinic – 0402 258 647
20’s Head Coach – Jimmy Kanaridis – 0417 676 920
18’s Head Coach – Tony Olivera – 0420 594 151
Venues 11th – 14th January
Monday 11th January – AIS Grass Fields – 6pm – 7.30pm (First Grade and 20’s)
Tuesday 12th January – AIS Grass Fields – 6pm – 7.30pm (First Grade, 20’s and 18’s)
Thursday 14th January – Giralang Ovals, Canopus Crescent, Giralang – 6pm – 7.30pm (First Grade, 20’s and 18’s)
Venues 18th January – 14th March
All at Giralang Ovals, Canopus Crescent, Giralang – 6pm – 7.30pm
Monday – (First Grade and 20’s)
Tuesday – (First Grade, 20’s and 18’s)
Thursday – (First Grade, 20’s and 18’s)
- 2016 Coaching Positions – Expressions of Interest
Belconnen United Football Club (BUFC) would like to invite expressions of interest from coaches and technical directors for its “Football Performance Program” for the 2016 season.
BUFC is considered as “the leading football club in the region” and through the BUFC Football Performance Program aims to assist players and coaches develop their skills and capabilities within a high performance environment in line with the FFA Curriculum and Whole of Football Plan.
The available roles, position descriptions and football structure are included for your reference.
If you would like to apply for a coaching role within BUFC Football Performance Program during 2016 please complete the following details in this form along with your Coaching CV including your qualifications to Adam Gerasimou – Director of Football email@example.com by close of business on Friday 25th September 2015.
For any questions in relation to the role please contact Adam Gerasimou on 0417 082 630 or Ulisses da Silva 0488 040 808
- Manchester United Premier Cup U15 Boys
Best of luck to our U15’s who will be doing us proud at the 2015 Manchester United Premier Cup in Sydney this weekend.
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).
Boys, play hard, play fair and play the Belconnen way.
We Are Belconnen
- JPL Report – Round 7 – 23rd May 2015 BUFC 12PL 4 Vs Woden Weston FC 1It was a scoreless, at times scrappy, first half with the team playing below their best. However the boys responded after half-time, valuing possession and moving the ball with precision. Early in the second half Cooper played Dylan in on goal and it was one-nil. From this point Belconnen dominated the midfield with Riley, Sam and Marko influential. Quality ball going forward enabled Cooper to play Dylan on goal and he sent the goalie the wrong way for a 2–nil lead.Jake and Ryan anchored the defence and moved some lovely balls forward. Ethan played Alexander down the right and his shot deflected to Cooper who smashed the ball towards goal, deflecting off Dylan’s back, for Dylan to complete his hat-trick.Woden Weston had their moments with Matt handling a couple of shots on goal, before a great through ball saw Woden Weston pull one back. Noah ended the game with a great individual goal, beating four defenders and slipping it past the goal keeper for a 4-1 result.BUFC 14PL 6 Vs Woden Weston FC 1After a bye the last week-end and in round 6 playing the best game of the season against the Skilleroos the challenge to keep the standard was on. The games this season showed so far that the boys are capable to dominate the top teams in the competition but seem to drop to a laissez-faire style of play against weaker teams. As expected, that was happening again.
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.
- Annual Plan and Match Assessments
As the season is starting (Finally!!), there are a number of things that are expected from all the coaches. Including:
– Match Assessment Forms. This form will need to be completed and returned to me after each game; and
– Annual training plan. Please complete and return to me as soon as possible.
A copy of these documents are attached below for the respective teams.
For further information please contact Director of Football – Adam Gerasimou or the Technical Director – Ulisses da Silva
- Sky Blue Relationship
Sydney FC and Belconnen United Football Club are proud to announce a relationship that will provide opportunities for Belconnen United players and coaches. The relationship will also include Sydney FC playing a pre-season match in Canberra against Belconnen United in July/August 2015.
Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata says “Sydney FC sees this relationship as a great opportunity to have a presence in the nation’s capital”
We are excited to have a relationship with Sydney FC that will provide opportunities for our players and coaches. We look forward to hosting Sydney FC later this year and growing our relationship said Jaime Garrido, Belconnen United Football Club President.
- Belconnen United Football Club Tradition matches
Tradition Letter to BUFC – PDF [302kb]
To all current and past players of Belconnen United Football Club
To celebrate our 45th year of existence, the Board of the Belconnen United Football Club would like to announce that from this year onwards our first home games of the season will be dedicated to celebrating our history and the players that have worn our jersey in the past.
We would like to invite all current and past players to celebrate everything that is great about our club at our men’s home game on 11 April and our women’s first home game on 19 April.
Details for these events are as followed:
Play Station 4 National Premier League
Belconnen United vs Gungahlin United
Saturday 11 April, McKellar Park
Pre-game function commences at 3.30pm, Belconnen Soccer Club McKellar
Main game kicks off at 5.30pm, McKellar Park
Women’s Premier League
Belconnen United vs Tuggeranong United
Sunday 19 April, McKellar Park
Pre-game function commences at 12:00pm, Belconnen Soccer Club McKellar
Main game kicks off at 2:00pm, McKellar Park
We look forward to seeing you in sky blue on the 11th and 19th of April.
Board of the Belconnen United Football Club
We Are Belconnen
- NPL vs NPL U20s
Some photos from our NPL vs NPL U20s match held on Sunday morning.
Preseason training for 2015 senior Premier, U20s and U18s competitions will commence 6pm Tuesday 13 January 2015.
Venue: Giralang Ovals, Canopus Crescent, Giralang
For further enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to download a copy of the NPL FINAL DRAW as at 19 Dec 2014. Please remember that match details are subject to change so always check Sporting Pulse for the most up to date details.