Founding club of football in Albury-Wodonga

Round 10 wrap, Miniroos and Club News

Under 16s

Chocolate Drive

Each Hotspurs family are asked to sell one $50 box of chocolates to help raise funds for the club. Last year we rose over $6000 which helps us
to keep our fees the lowest in Albury. Please support Narelle and the fundraising team to assist our club in keeping our costs down.


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Albury Hotspurs SC now has their own Smartphone App. It’ll keep you up-to-date with your favourite team’s news, events, ladders and much more.

To get the full features of your teams App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone. Download Team App here ( It’s 100% FREE.

Launch Team App and search for “Albury Hotspurs SC”.
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2. Search for your club’s App and request access to group(s) that apply to you.

IMPORTANT: You may join more than one access group. Each access group allows information to be shared only to that team/group.

If you don’t have a smartphone, reply to this email so you can be added manually and you’ll receive email notifications.


The award for our best report using the word of the week “serendipity” and “frozen” (last week’s word) judged by the newsletter editor (me) goes to Iain Anderson of the U16’s,  pick up your drink prize from the canteen at the next home game.  The word for the next report is “gorilla”.

We encourage all grades to submit match reports to go in the newsletter. Reports need to be sent each week to before 10pm on the Monday after the game so they can be collated. The report does not have to be done by the manager or coach so you can share the responsibility between the parents and/or players. You can see past reports on the Hotspurs website.


For coaches and anyone else interested in the development of the game, the FFA has several resources on the national curriculum and training drills here. information can also be found under the Resources link in the menu on the Hotspurs website

MiniRoos update

Hotspurs have ground duty this Saturday for Miniroos. If anyone could help could be there by 11:30 am thank you.

Miniroos Teams for 2015 can be found here on our website

Draw for Saturday, May 30

All games at Jelbart Park
12:30pm Sixes and Eights
1:30pm Sevens and Nines
2:30pm Tens

Draw for Sunday, May 31

Hotspurs v Benalla
at home

Note: Some kick-off times are different this Sunday

  • Reserve Women Black v Melrose Kick-off 9:30 am
  • Elevens 10:40 am
  • Thirteens 11:55 am
  • 12 Girls 1:10 pm
  • 14 Girls 2:15 pm
  • Thirds Men 10:55 am
  • Reserve Women Gold 12:20 pm
  • Reserve Men 2:00 pm
  • Over 35s v Melrose at Melrose Park 10:40 am
  • All other teams have a BYE this Sunday

The U12 Girls are on duty this weekend. Please be at the ground at 8:30 am (late start) to help set up and around 3.30pm to assist to bring in the equipment. Parents/ team members are also asked to volunteer some time in the canteen during the day. Thank you.

Match reports

Under 6s Black
The Black U6 team are all playing well and are getting use to passing the ball around.
Lillian had some great touches, Macca did some awesome big kicks down the field, Rolo dribbled the ball up the line like a pro.
Rhiannon passed the ball around with a smile as always. Lukas and Will had a great run on the field, moving the ball around and defending when needed with Henry scoring a few great goals.
The Blacks are improving every week and I love the enthusiasm .
Keep up the good work Black Team.
Awards for the 16th – Rhiannon, Rolo, Lukas and Macca
Awards for the 23rd – Lillian, Henry, and Will

Under 7s Black
Hotspurs Black played an absolutely brilliant game on a absolutely beautiful day. All their hard work from training shone through and they passed the ball beautiful, put pressure on the ball and scored some glorious goals. Well done to Charlie and Logan for receiving the awards this week. Your positioning and hard work helped make this a very enjoying game to watch.

Under 8s Gold 
A great fight saw the under 8’s go down 2-0. The boys and girls all put in their best efforts but with a few players missing we couldn’t get away with a win. a huge thank you to Josh and Riley from the under 7’s for filling in this week.
Awards: Alice & Josh

Under 10s v Myrtleford (2-4)
As fill in coach this week, I had the absolute pleasure of guiding these young soccer players around the field and what a fantastic job they did! We were a player down and Ryley Buchanan from the Under 9s stepped up to the bigger field with ease and played a great game in the midfield, chasing down every ball. All players used the field and passed the ball around to create space and opportunities. Our midfield and forward line comprising of Ben McNay, Jeremy Roberts, Maddie McCormack, Ollie Cutler and Jack Furze played tirelessly – passing, chasing, counter-attacking and shooting – with teamwork combining to secure two goals finished off by Jack Furze. A moment of serendipity when Michael Paine pulled on the keeper’s shirt – we have discovered a natural – he worked the goal square with confidence and saved numerous attempts on goal – a very impressive effort. Our backline comprising of Max McCormack, Kaleb Buffett and Sam Jacobson, were solid workers and through their persistence they turned defence into attack and fed our midfielders balls all game.
I really wish I could have given every player an award as they just did not stop trying and showed sportsmanship throughout the entire match. I was able to sneak in three awards (don’t tell Justin): Michael Paine received the Cold Rock Achievement Award for his tremendous efforts in goal the entire game with a constant smile on his face, Jeremy Roberts received the Wendy’s Achievement Award for his consistent tackling and passing throughout the game, and Sam Jacobson received the Wendy’s Achievement Award for improvement in his defensive technique during the game.
Congratulations to all players – you are all improving every week, so keep on playing like a team and GO SPURS!!!

U11s v Wodonga Heart won 3 – 0

Sodens award goes to Bidish for getting to the ball first and using it well.
Wendy’s award goes to Jonathon for great passing and team play
Bakers Delight award goes to Brodie for showing so much heart and endeavor for the team.

Under 12s v Wodonga Heart BYE

Under 12s Girls v Albury City Won 7 – 2
A much stronger display from the mighty Under 12 girls. They passed the ball around well and found each others feet. Some very nice goals were scored in some quick one on one with the keeper. A strong team effort!! Awards went to: Scarlett, Ciara, Bella G and Ava who were best on field. Special mention to Charlotte for volunteering at half time to have ago at goal keeping and a great job she did. Well Done team. Keep it up!!

Under 13s v Wodonga Heart Draw 4 – 4

Under 14s v Wodonga Heart BYE

Under 14s Girls v Wodonga Heart BYE

Under 16s v Wodonga Heart Won 4 – 0
With the boys encountering the first real frost of the year, the field was snowy white and combined with boot clogging freshly cut grass made for a
slippery field. The game started slowly until the sun came out which energised the team to put Ollie in position to score the opening goal. Numerous attempts for another goal in the first half were foiled by a skilled Heart defence. Rarely was Ray needed but he must have been away in the land of serendipity as he gave the coach and the crowd heart failure with his casual approach to saving goals A pep talk and reminder from Coach John at half time had the desired effect and Zac scored shortly after the resumption of play. Mitchell was having a good game setting up attacking raids on both sides of the field from the midfield. Anna scored the next goal from a corner only to have it ruled she was offside. Better luck next time Anna , not long after Luke was allowed a little space outside the box and found the back of the net with a well struck ball. The final goal of the game went to Ben who ran down a perfect through ball to be one on one with the keeper.

Thirds v Wodonga Heart Won 3 – 2

Over 35s v Wodonga Heart Won 2 – 1
Our second win for the season, what a serendipitous event for the team. We had two subs for the first time and this helped us but we need to work out subs better, having had none for a while this is a problem we can deal with. Good goals to Foxy and Jim B in the first half and saves by John in goal helped our cause. As we talked at half time, when we pass to our team and run to space we can match other teams, just fitness is a problem. Can we trust Rob Tuksar about not ruining us at training on Thursday ? Well done guys and a tough one this week.

Reserve Women Gold v Wodonga Heart Won 2 – 1

A very solid game for the reserve ladies who are passing the ball around wel and creating some very nice chances. A strong second half saw us hold the possession and have time and space on the ball. Great goals to Jess A and Jess B. Thanks to Imogen, Sammy and Jess B who helped us out this week, your support is fantastic and we appreciate it!! Thanks Clint for running the line. Keep up the great Positive Team work girls.

Reserve Women Black v St Pats Lost 0 – 1
The girls played a much better game in comparison to last week and should be very proud of their efforts. With some guidance from the seniors who stepped up to help out the girls showed great structure and positioning enabling some impressive plays and shots at goal. An unfortunate result given how hard the girls worked and the score definitely does not reflect how they performed. Congratulations to the stand out players for this week Taneesha (received the mug this week {with soft drink of course}), Sam and Le-Anne. You played some great football. With more practice and training sessions we will continue to improve and impress each week.

Reserves v Wodonga Heart Lost 1 – 2
The Ressies were disappointed to lose this game. It was one they could have won. Missed chances cost them dearly when their opponents scored two quick goals in the second half after Spurs dominated the game. Joe Suggates goal was a beauty and a highlight of the game Joe played well as did Irish and Durga in the midfield. Ethan Rimmer played at the back to help the team out and played a strong game.

Ladies v Wodonga Heart BYE

Seniors v Wodonga Heart Won 2 – 1
The seniors notched successive wins with a solid performance. Probably should have won by more and we let our opponents back in the game by not taking the early chances we had. Brendan Edwards had an excellent first senior game. Mick Corkett and Paul Kinning also had top games. Ryan Weston scored a great goal to cap off a strong game by him. A pleasing team performance.

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