The 2017 season kicks off

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With the 2017 season quickly approaching Goulburn Strikers Teams are preparing for a big year. If you are interested in joining the mighty maroon and white head on over and join us at one of our training sessions.

Division 1 Men Training

Location: Strikers Park – Avoca Street, Goulburn

When: Tuesday at 6:30pm 

Details: Bring your boots, bring your water bottle. It’s time to get the 2017 football season underway! If you are interested in wearing the mighty maroon and white now is your chance.

Contact: David Albrighton – 0408 429 965

Division 2 Women Training

Location: Eastgrove Sporting Fields, Goulburn

When: Tuesday at 6:00pm

Details: it’s your turn to get in shape for the winter season! come along to our Division 2 Women Training for the season of a life time in the mighty maroon and white. Have you played football before? that’s okay you don’t need to, we can show you.

Contact: Tim Dally – 0423 451 296

Juniors Training

Location: Eastgrove Sporting Fields

When: Tuesday at 6:00pm

Details: Is your son or daughter aged 13 years or older? Are they interested in football? Bring them along to our juniors training.

Contact: Darell Orton – 0438 488 568

Goulburn Striker Noheli’s opportunity with Doncaster Rovers Football Club

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Goulburn Strikers forward Eric Noheli is preparing to trial in England with Doncaster Rovers Football Club next year.

His coach, Robin Caulfield, believes Noheli has real potential to make a career of the sport he loves.

Caulfield has contacted some of the key people he knows from the club and organised a week for Noheli to show his skills to the coaching staff.

“I have seen some real potential in Eric and want to give him every opportunity to realise his potential,” Caulfield said.

“He will be staying with me while he is over there and I will be introducing him to the coaching staff and see where it leads.

“Eric’s family are supportive of this opportunity for him to realise his dream, a dream he had when he was a little boy growing up in a refugee camp in Rwanda.”

Noheli’s mother, Rachel Mukarwego, is grateful the family had an opportunity to leave the impoverished camp conditions thanks to the UNHCR, which organised for them to travel to Australia and resettle in Goulburn in 2010. It was just before Noheli‘s 11th birthday.

Noheli and his brother were born in the camp after the country was torn apart by civil war. Many of their family and friends perished in the atrocity, and conditions in the camp were cramped and poor. One of the few activities the children had was to kick a ball around. They lived for their games of soccer in the camp.

“I had virtually no opportunity to learn to read and write and get a good education in Rwanda,” Noheli said. “I am not very academically inclined, just an average student at Goulburn High, but I love playing football and do so, or practise, every chance I get.

“I really enjoy playing for the Strikers and am grateful to Mr Caulfield for giving me this opportunity.

“It is my responsibility to do as well as I can to make my family proud of me.”

Caulfield said he had seen potential in the way Noheli played, both in training and in games, and in his natural ability to read play and be in the right position to take control of the ball with an eye on the goal.

“He is really quick on his feet and has an ability to get himself to the right place at the right time,” Caulfield said.

“The Strikers are looking for keen players who want to take their football to the next level and I am happy to use my contacts in the English league to provide opportunities for any of our players who show potential like Eric.”

Strikers start training for the 2017 season on January 10 at Strikers Park (the PCYC oval) at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in the Strikers Football Club, which plays in the Capital League, can contact club president David Albrighton on 0408 429 965.

Source: Goulburn Post, Darryl Fernance – 19/12/16

Battle of the Codes

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Would you like to do something different this Australia Day, next Tuesday, January 26th? Goulburn Strikers has a chance to raise some funds for the club and a charity of their choice. Goulburn Harness Racing is having a Premier meet as part of the Carnival of Cups. Goulburn High School is promoting and running the event and all gate proceeds will be donated to the school. As part of the fun on the day the school has organised an event called “The Battle of the Codes”. The “codes” are sports codes and the invitees are: Goulburn Strikers, Drifters Hockey, Goulburn Bulldogs, The Dirty Reds and Goulburn Swans.
The challenge is for a 2 man team to pull a sulky containing a light weight person in a horse costume over 100 metres. The event will be timed electronically and the fastest team will receive $500 for their club and $500 for their nominated charity. David Albrighton and PJ Mardesic are going to pull the sulky for the Strikers, passenger?????. Watch this space for more info but make sure you can come along next Tuesday.
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Bunnings BBQ

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Save all your Bunnings shopping until Saturday, January 30th when Goulburn Strikers will be manning the BBQ. Come along and bring all your friends and relatives and grab a sausage sandwich and a cold drink to support your club. Helpers on the day would be most welcome even if you can only spare an hour or so. We only need 3 or 4 people working at a time. Hope to see you there.

Masters In Football

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12615632_339324919524638_8907835716746504445_oGoulburn Strikers Football Club will be hosting the 7th Annual Goulburn Veterans Tournament on the 6th & 7th of February 2016 at Goodhew Park. The tournament will see team travelling to Goulburn for a weekend of high skilled and competitive football. The tournament will see 32 games played, 16 teams travelling from regional NSW along with teams from the nations capital.

Darell Orton Event Coordinator says “ the tournaments atmosphere is phenomenal. The tournament sees teams travelling far and wide to play football here in Goulburn. The community is a huge contributor for making the tournament be able to run for 7 consecutive years.” 

Goulburn Strikers Football Club will be running a fully operational canteen for the tournament and will have members of Goulburn Strikers available for interested parties wishing to register for the 2016 season.

For more information about the Goulburn Veterans Tournament please contact Darell Orton 0438 488 568 or visit www.goulburnstrikers.com.au .

Expressions of Interest – Coaching Staff

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Expressions of interest are invited for the following coaching positions in the 2016 Capital Football Season with Goulburn Strikers Football Club:
U12’s boys
U13’s boys
U14’s boys
U15’s boys
U16’s boys
U18’s girls
All age women
All age men.
Having recently signed an MOU with one of Canberra’s biggest clubs Belconnen United we are perfectly placed to showcase young local talent to the premier league club.
If you are interested in becoming involved in a really supportive and well run football
Club with over 16 years experience in the Capital Football competition and level 2 accreditation, please contact Adam Mills, Technical Director at adam_9_mills@hotmail.com

Merry Christmas

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The team at the Goulburn Strikers would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to new and exciting adventures to come in 2016.

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