Founding club of football in Albury-Wodonga

Round 22 Wrap, Match Reports and Club News

Managers and Coaches – Collect playing strips

A number of teams will be finishing this week. Please ensure that all playing strips are collected. They can be returned on Presentation Day. Thanks.

Save the dates

  • Junior Presentation- Saturday 5th September 2- 5pm (home ground)
  • Senior Presentation- Friday 6th November 6.30 onwards (Commercial club)
    More details to follow as the dates get closer!!.

 Chocolate Money

Chocolate money please get back ASAP. Thanks everyone for support all boxes are out!!


The award for our best report using the words of the week “finals” judged by the newsletter editor (me) goes to goes to no one as the word was not used.  The will be no word for the next report as it is final time.

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

Miniroos Teams for 2015 can be found here on our website

Draw for Saturday, August 29

Gala Day at Jelbart Park
The Gala day will consist of 3 games with staggered starts for each age group.
U6s – 10:35am, 11:55am & 1.10pm
U7s – 10am, 11:15am & 12:30pm
U8s – 10am, 11:30am & 1pm
U9s – 10:45am, 12:15pm & 1:15pm
U10s – 10am, 11am & 12pm
Details will come available later this week, keep an eye on Hotspurs and AWFA website and facebook pages

Draw for Sunday, August 30

Quarter Finals

3 v 6 – Willow Park
Elevens v Wangaratta kick-off 8:00am
12 Girls v Melrose kick-off 12:55pm

4 v 5 – La Trobe
Sixteen Boys v Wangaratta Kick-off 8:00am
Twelve Boys v United Kick-off 9:00am
Thirteen Boys v Twin City Kick-off 10:10am
Fourteen Boys v Wangaratta Kick-off 11;30am
14 Girls v United Kick-off 2:10pm

2 v 7 – Kelly Park
1 v 8 – Willow Park

Please Note: A result must be decided in Cup games. If a game is drawn at full-time, Extra time will be played ( 5min. for juniors/10 min for seniors)
If the game remains drawn- Penalties will be taken to decide winner.

Please Note. Cup games can kick-off at different times to normal games.

Reserve Women Gold v St.Pats Kick-off 9:00am Venue TBA
Over 35’s v St.Pats Kick-off 11:00am Venue TBA

Good Luck to all teams

All Cup semi-finals and Cup Finals will be played at Jelbart Park-Lavington Sunday 6th & 13th August

Match reports

Under 6 Black
The Under 6 Black team have improved out of sight. Rollo, and Macca chase the ball and defend the goals like nothing else. Henry ducks and weaves around players to score some great goals. Our smiling soccer girls Rhiannon and Lily had some great passes to our team, and chased every ball. I have enjoyed coaching this amazing team, and seeing them improve every week. I hope they have had fun, I’m looking forward to Gala day. I hope to see you all playing soccer next year. Bella

Under 11s v St Pats Won 4 – 0
Well done team finishing the season with a win. Looking forward to the finals where I know we have as good a chance as any team in the finals to go all the way and win the cup!

Under 12s v St Pats Lost 1 – 2

Under 12s Girls v United Lost 1 – 5

Under 13s v St Pats Lost 0 – 1

Under 14s v St Pats Won 2 – 0

Under 14s Girls v St Pats Won 12 – 0
A very solid game from the Under 14 girls to finish of the last round before finals. The girls passed the ball well and finished some great chances. Our defence were all strong and didn’t let anything through. The forwards created some great chances. A great team effort overall. Awards to: Alesha, Aimee and Laura(who scored her first goal on her birthday!!) Thanks to Dee and Roy for stepping in and coaching the 12 and 14 girls over the weekend.

Under 16s v St Pats Won 5 – 3
After two early goals to St Pats, Zac’s efforts paid off by scoring our first goal , with help from Luke.
A motivational pep talk from ‘ ashen faced ‘ John at half time saw the team re-focus and perform.
The Zac / Luke duo created another goal. Thanks to Luke’s tenacious, persistent weaving he was rewarded with the third goal! The Hotspurs were re-energized !
St. Pats equalizing goal left us worried but Felix enabled Anna to secure our fourth! An own goal from St Pats! We did indeed rise from the ashes; the bleak and lacklustre first half now forgotten.

Third’s v St Pats Lost 2 – 3

Over 35s v St Pats Lost 1 – 9
This was no pre finals game, it was pretty much a disaster. After a loose start to the first half we played OK and while there were some tight moments we handled it and were only down by two goals at half time. We survived for fifteen minutes in the second half and then the wheels fell off. A game to put behind us and let us be prepared for the finals.

Reserve Women Gold v St Pats Won 2 – 0
Well a fantastic result to the last round of the season, winning our last 3 games a goal that was set by our super coach Fi! Well done ladies we secured and finished in the Top 3!! Be very proud of one another. Well with only 11 players and carrying some injuries into the game, we managed an awesome result 2 nil win against a frustrated and a lil physical St Pats. We had a lot of play in the first half with a congested attacking area but in the second half we had more space to create some brilliant moves and also created great shape and passing.
Best on ground was Carissa and another solid game from Kt providing support across the field. Narelle did well to play the holding position up front and providing some fantastic support play to create some chances up front. Goals to Jess and Kt. Another solid effort by our defence team and Julz pulling off a couple of saves (tho didn’t see much of the ball). Take care of those injuries and hope to see you at training this week!! Keep up the amazing work and bring on the finals series and of course St Pats again!
Be great to see club members get behind the only senior team in the finals and support the ladies in reaching that goal of a grand final! Go Spurs!!

Reserve Women Black v United Lost 1 – 6

Reserves v St Pats Won 4 – 3
The Ressies won for the second consecutive week with another good performance. The defence of Ethan Rimmer, Zac Brodie, Karl Monteiro, Angus Mac and Tim Prince played really well. Will Heath and Durga were also excellent in midfield. Durga scored twice with Milky getting the other goals. Well done to the Reserves. Best wishes to long term player Karl Montiero who is moving on next year.

Ladies v St Pats Lost 0 – 7

Seniors v St Pats Draw 2 – 2
The seniors played well this week and probably had enough chances to win this game. Paul Kinning and Mark Belgre were solid in defence. Joe and Mickett again played good games. Indra (junior) was also dangerous up front with Eggy and Brendan supporting him well. Indra and Eggy scored the goals. The seniors finished the year well with 10 points from the last twelve. Good luck to Chris Maher who played his last game for Spurs on Sunday and is moving to Hobart next year.

Round 21 Wrap, Match Reports and Club News

Managers and Coaches - Collect playing strips For some teams this week will be the final game of season 2015.  Can Managers or Coaches please collect playing strips from all players. These can be returned on Presentation Day. Thanks. Save the … [Continue reading]

Round 20 Wrap, Match Reports and Club News


Save the dates Junior Presentation- Saturday 5th September 2- 5pm (home ground) Senior Presentation- Friday 6th November 6.30 onwards (Commercial club) More details to follow as the dates get closer!!. Fundraiser Report A huge thankyou … [Continue reading]

Round 19 Wrap, Foundation Cup Winners and Club News

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Legendary and integral to the make up of Albury Hotspurs. Current and Founding president, Ian Belgre and Bill Luders side by side celebrating Foundation Cup win at Astor Hotel Motel. by Jono Cochrane Hotspurs Win Luders- Laramee Foundation … [Continue reading]

Round 18 wrap, Miniroos and Club News


Luders- Laramee Foundation Cup This Sunday the Senior Men will play against Melrose FC for the Luders-Laramee Foundation Cup. The cup honours Bill Luders (first President of Hotspurs) and Hans Laramee (founding father of Melrose FC). Both these men … [Continue reading]