2015/2016 Notice of Annual General Meeting



Notice is given to all members of Daylesford and Hepburn United Soccer Club that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held at 10 am on Saturday 14th of November 2015 at the Daylesford Neighbourhood House (Paddock Room), 13 Camp St  Daylesford VIC 3460

The general nature of the business of the meeting will be as follows:

  1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  2. Reports
    • Presidents Report
    • Treasurers Report
  3. Presentations from club patrons and sponsors (to be advised)
  4. Elections – no positions vacant.

If you have any other business you wish to raise at the AGM,  could you please let the club secretary (Murray) know prior to 1st of November.  Via email : secretary@daylesfordsoccerclub.com or by phone: 0403 188 448

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Daylesford End of Season Presentations

End of season presentation to be held this Saturday 17th of October.

Doors open 6:00pm for 6:15 start at Daylesford Town Hall

Gold coin donation.

Free Pizza
Soft drinks and alcohol available for sale.

BYO food if you or your kids aren’t into pizza.   BYO ready to eat, we are not sure cooking/reheating facilities are working at this time at the town hall.

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Daylesford Seniors ready to bring home the grand final flag.

 The Daylesford and Hepburn United Soccer Seniors will play in the BDSA league grand final this coming Saturday at Morshead Park Stadium Pitch. The team will be pitted against Ballarat Red, who have had a strong season and gave Daylesford a major scare in the Qualifiying final. The grand final will be on the best soccer pitch outside of Melbourne, the Morshead Park Stadium Pitch, which is full size and the best surface outside of AAMI park. 
The Daylesford lineup will be a little changed from its league winning team, with the absence of goal scoring maestro Abdel Bennani, who is vacationing in Europe. The club also has injury worries with its other two star strikers, Sebastian Bjornside and Harry Robb. Robb and Bjornside will be subject to fitness tests, but with youth on their sides, and a lot of goals, they will be vital on the massive pitch. Also missing with be super catch Sebastian Douglas, who is still recovering from broken fingers.
Super coach Dragi Koleski said “The lads have played well all season and have been the most consistent team and I hope we can win the Grand Final also”. “Ballarat played very well in the first final and have youth on their side, and some quality midfield, so it will be a very close game” noted Koleski. Ballarat will be looking to salvage something from their lost season, after a slow start, and plenty of talent to match Daylesford in midfield. 
Daylesford captain Shanka Hackenburgar was pleased with the league title win, and said “I’m very proud of playing group this season, we have committed, trained hard and played some attacking soccer all year”. “The game will be won in midfield no doubt, with our experience and pace up front, we believe we will score goals and finish off a great year”. The last time Daylesford made the grand final was 5 years ago, in Division 2, when they defeated Vikings in a dramatic penalty shootout. Prior to that, it was 14 years ago. 
Please come along and support the lads in their quest for the league and cup double. The game kicks off at 11.30am on Saturday 19th of September, on the Stadium Pitch at Morshead Park, Ballarat.
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Round 14: miniroos

The ice and minus 2 temperature did not stop 20 MiniRoos from playing their hearts out in a great local competition of soccer. Great passing play resulted in some very impressive goals and team play, well done to all the MinRoos.
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Round 14 : under 13s

Saints stand up to Leagues best

The local lads lined up at home against the leagues best and top placed team Ballarat Red in conditions better suited to playing ice hockey on Sunday morning. Expectations were of a run away to the Reds but things could not have been different. Daylesford played with heart and a fighting spirit that showed how far they are developing as a team, capable of rattling the best in the league. The first half saw 25 minutes of relentless attack and defense from both teams, Daylesford never missing a beat in the their play. They went into half time in the unexpected position of 0-0.

The second half saw a tough contest with both teams playing hard at attack and defense. New recruit Finlay Loft showed what speed and tenacity can achieve, and looked like he had played from day 1. Daylesfords persistent attacking through the middle by Franki Harvey, Otto and Rennie Saunders, and Rowan Clay paid off at the 15 minute mark when Franki passed to Jonas Paar for a perfectly placed shot into the net. Daylesford 1, Reds 0.  What occurred next was the stuff of legend with another snap at goal by Jonas resulting in a handball by a Reds player right in front of goal. Free kick to Daylesford. The team overwhelming called on their goalie Ryan Thiesz to come down and take the penalty which he did with precision, the crowd went wild, Daylesford 2, Reds 0.

In the dying minutes of the game the Reds snapped out of shock and started to fire with an impressive goal and fierce attacking play.  The Daylesford defense of Flint Harley, Sean Armstrong, Rohan Singaram, Eric Kelly and Miles Wilkinson held the Reds to one goal.  Final score Daylesford 2, Ballarat Reds 1. Best game by the Saints all season, best on ground, everyone.

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Round 14 Seniors

Daylesford continue fine form

The seniors have romped home 9-0 against a helpless Forest Rangers side, on a juniors pitch. The weather was fine and dandy, but it just rained goals for Daylesford from start to end. The list of goal scorers is too long for print, but Abdel Bennani, Sebastian Bjornside and Harry Robster scored a bag each, and were the pick of the attackers. 

The clean sheet was enabled by some excellent sweeping by Tim Fathersoon and Francis Combo, who read the play very well from the back. Andrew Barnham had a match of solid tackles and good passes, whilst new import Stephan Hasselholf had a good game at right back and put in some strong tackles. 

The score at halftime was 4-0, without the strengths of captain Shanka Hackenburgar and John Villers. Villiers scored immediately after going on in the second half, true to his strength and style. Everyone had a good day out and made the most of the junior size oval, with a junior sized celebration after the game. 

The win puts Daylesford 11 points clear at the top of the table, with six games remaining. This is a stellar effort, with only three more wins required to secure the league title. The previous three seasons has seen the Seniors finish fourth, third and third in the league race, with this seasons team proving they have a little more grunt to finish off the close games and push through to top positions. 

The seniors have a bye next week, and then play Horsham at home in Daylesford at 1pm. 

Score: 9-0

Goal Scorers: Too many

Best: Jarrod Prosier 

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Round 9 : Seniors vs Horsham

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The seniors travelled a long way to Horsham, and came away victorious 4-3, keeping top spot on the ladder. The win was the hardest of the year, after a 3 hour drive and a tough mudfest pitch.

Five times league best and fairest Dragi Koleski scored two goals, and Seb Bjorn and John Villiers bagged one each. Both teams played good hard football, with Daylesford saving numerous second half attempts from a younger and fitter Horsham unit.

Daylesford hit the post once or twice, but were too good in the end, with Adbel Bennani having a cracking game, along with Francis Comber, John Villiers, Andrew Barnham and Harry Heartthrob. Jarrod Prosier had a great game in goals, and captain Shanka Hackenburgar clinical in defence.

The team were missing the coyote chasing skills of Ivan Carter, who left a hole in the middle with his mysterious illness and uncanny absence. But he was not needed, with fresh talent plugging the gap, Tim Wheatbanger and JazzyJeff Brownscombe. It was Mr Brownscombes’ last game of the season, as he transfers to Queensland Fury. He was quoted saying “That was a win to be proud of. A great turnout against a very good side on a pitch that didn’t suit us a long way from home. Imperfections aside, talent and passion triumphed. In these times, there is NOTHING more important than showing the world that sometimes good guys come first. So why don’t you guys go all the way in 2015?”.

Its a big ask, but Daylesford Seniors are on top by 4 points, near the midseason. Could this be the big one? Next week Daylesford play VicPark.


Best: Team Effort.

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Round 9 : u15s vs Warrnambool

The Saints Under 15’s deliver their best game of the 2015 season and clearly earned some respect from a confident Warrnambool squad. The Saints have struggled to field a full under 15’s team in recent games but this Sunday saw them bolstered by valuable contributions from some skilled under 13’s, with Frankie, Otto and Jonas playing well above their pay grade and signalling a bright future for the team in seasons to come.

From the whistle Warrnambool were on the back foot as the Saints dominated the midfield, governing the game for the first ten minutes. Holly made a welcome return the team with a gutsy performance that frustrated the opposition wingers, and in defence Lola proved that last seasons “most improved” medal was no fluke by posting her best game yet, helping to keep the score sheet to a respectable 1 – 0 to Warrnambool at half time.

In the second half tired legs began to slow the game and Warrnambool managed to slip in an early goal, but the Saints were not about to give up. Tiger held firm in the nets with some breathtaking saves while the Saints defence troubled Warrnambool for the rest of the game, thanks to a tremendous debut from Eve and sharp footwork from Marlon who is proving to be one of the teams most consistent performers.

On more than one occasion James busted out of defence like a rocket and contributed to many pushes into Warrnambool’s half, fuelling some skilful attacking play from Govinda and a downright fearsome display in midfield by Cameron who clocked up some well deserved “best and fairest” points and some keenly expressed praise from the opposition coach.

The score might have been 3 – 0 to Warrnambool at full time but this impressive Saints performance made sure they had to earn it.

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Round 9 : Under 13s vs Vic Park

Daylesford lined up against another league giant in Vic Park Blue and against great odds fired both fierce attack and defense at the leagues 3rd spot holders for the first half. Although two short of a full team the Saints impressed with a very strong defense and fast attack team. The first opposition goal was followed immediately by  a fast dribble down the line and a finish into the long corner by Jonas Paar for Daylesford. The opposition followed with a goal, then shortly before half time Jonas managed to level the score to 2 each by weaving through the defense and taking a corner shot.

In the second half having only 9 players began to toll on the Daylesford young guns with the opposing team firing a relentless attack and starting to break through.

Miles Wilkinson and Otto Saunders showed exceptional effort in defense and midfield, to stop the onslaught of attack. Sean Armstrong was very strong stepping into the role of goalkeeper. Although the midfield of Rennie Saunders and Franki Harvey, and the strikers Luke Warden-Hommel and Jonas did their best with fast passing and quick sprints down the field the team had to except defeat.

The Saints fighting spirit is to be applauded, in a game where they were two players down the final score was Vic Park Blue 7, Daylesford 2.


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