Founding club of football in Albury-Wodonga

Round 19 Wrap, Foundation Cup Winners and Club News

Ian_Belgre Bill_Luders
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 Cup

The Senior Men defeated Melrose  4-3 on Sunday to win the Luders-Laramee Cup. It was a great effort with the team coming from 1-3 down in the second half to storm home with three late goals. Hotspurs founding father  and first president Bill Luders and his wife June watched the game and were thrilled with the result. Goals were scored by Robert Tuksar, James Eggleston, Indra Poudel and Matt Townsend.  It was a top display by everyone in the senior men’s team.

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!!.

Thank you Melrose FC – Transfer of games last Sunday

As all club members are aware Spurs were forced to move games to Melrose Park last Sunday. Melrose kindly allowed us to use their canteen facilities to avoid a complete financial disaster for our club. Thank you also to Hotspurs canteen staff Greg Harrison, Peter O’Riordan, Amanda Heath and Sandy Belgre (and Rachel Baker) who managed the change and impressed all with the quality of their canteen.

Hotspurs Family Dinner Night

A huge thankyou to the 70 people who turned up at the Astor to join the club for dinner. A great night was had by all.

Hotspurs Trivia Night Sucess

The Trivia night at the Commercial Club was a great success. The club raised over $3100  on the night. The senior women’s team scored a unique double by having teams who won both first and last prize ! Thanks to MC Peter O’Riordan and to Mark Belgre, James Eggleston, Matthew Townsend and Sandy Belgre for their work in organizing the night.

Fundraiser Report

A huge thankyou to everyone who has supported our chocolate fundraising this year. We have some more boxes available if you would like another one to sell. Please see Narelle Tuksar if you are interested. Thanks again!!

Also Chocolate money from first order is due back this weekend, please bring it to the ground this week so we don’t have to chase it!! Thanks for the support.

Restart Albury Wodonga – Donated Items Needed

There will be a drop box located at our home games for the next 4 rounds near the canteen to collect items for Restart Albury Wodonga, this is a volunteer based organisation that provide to Homeless Youths, individuals and families.

Items they require include:

  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning items
  • Dinner sets
  • Cutlery
  • Kitchenware
  • Electrical goods
  • Non-perishable food
  • Pillows
  • Doonas & covers
  • Sheets and linen
  • Towels
  • Nappies
  • Baby products
  • Baby baths

Newsletters

The award for our best report using the word of the week “pizza” judged by the newsletter editor (me) goes to no one as the word was not used.  The words for the next report are “road trip”.

We encourage all grades to submit match reports to go in the newsletter. Reports need to be sent each week to wrights@dragnet.com.au 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.

Resources

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 8

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

Draw for Sunday, August 9

Hotspurs v Benalla Rovers
at Benalla

Please Note Kick-off times may be  different this Sunday

Elevens 10:40am
Thirteens 11:55am
14 Girls 2:15pm
Thirds 10:55am
Res.Gold 12:20pm
Res Men 2:00pm
Res. Black v Melrose Aloysius Park 9:30am
All other teams have BYES

Benalla play at Churchill Memorial Reserve, Benalla VIC 3672
Allow 70 minutes travel time. Turn off Freeway into Benalla. Travel through shopping centre and turn left at the Shell Service Station. Churchill Reserve is two streets down on right.


Match reports

Under 11s v Melrose FC Lost (Forfeit) 0 – 3

Under 12s v Melrose FC Lost 0 – 3

Under 12s Girls v Diamonds Won (Forfeit) 3 – 0
Thursday night Diamonds 1-all draw A big couple of weeks for the girls who played a night game against diamonds on Thursday, the game was very even with the spurs girls having the possession but just could not score on a very cold wet night, In the second half Halle scored a great goal beating the diamond defender after a nice assist from Daisy. Lil had a great game in goals and Brooke was strong in defence. Award to: Brooke. Thankyou to the parents for your support on a cold night as well as on the weekend to allow the girls to have a run against Melrose even though Melrose forfeited. Thanks Roy for running the lines again!!

Under 13s v Melrose FC BYE

Under 14s v Melrose FC Lost 0 – 3

Under 14s Girls v Melrose FC Won 3 – 0
A great start for the Under 14 girls who passed the ball well and created some good chances. Our defenders held up Melrose and we finished our chances Justine and Bella got us on the board first and then Sarsha scored a beautiful goal from the corner. Well Done girls a great team effort!! Awards to: Laura, Alesha and Tynecia who was absolutely awesome in goals!!

Under 16s v Melrose FC Lost 0 – 6

Thirds v Melrose FC Lost 0 – 2

Over 35s v Melrose FC Lost 0 – 6
Maybe it was the pizza from last weekend or just the fact we started with ten, no sorry eleven and then got to twelve. The pitch was soggy but better than our home ground and John Irvine did his usual saves to keep the scoreline respectable. We put some patches together quite well but these were too few and we spent a lot of time defending. At two down on halftime we looked OK but ran out of steam as the game progressed. Big game coming up soon fellas !!!

Reserve Women Gold v Melrose FC Lost 0 – 3
I feel like we say this all the time but the score line does not reflect the game!! On a very wet, cold, muddy morning 9 Ladies took to the field. The girls passed the ball well and used our wings to create many opportunities. All the girls played a great game and never gave up it was commitment until the end but we couldn’t match their forwards speed, overall a solid team effort. Well Done girls, Keep Working. Thanks to Robert for running the line, we appreciated it!!

Reserve Women Black BYE

Reserves v Melrose FC Lost 1 – 5

Ladies v Melrose FC Lost 1 – 10
Senior ladies played a strong game despite the wet and muddy conditions, unfortunately luck was against us this time around. The game started strong with the back line holding tough, and many amazing saves from goal keeper Emily Weavers however Melrose had some very quick attackers who proved too fast for our defenders scoring 5 in the first half. Luckily Hotspurs got one back from a lovely goal by Lily through the goal keepers legs after a beautiful cross from Jess. We went into the second half with a determined attitude and some new strategies which certainly paid off as we played a much tighter game. Again, luck was against us though as Melrose got another 5 in. Special mentions to our super midfielder Jamie and winger Imogen for some amazing moves, also some beautiful clearances from Tayla in the back line. Congratulations to Lily on her goal as this was her last game of the season! We wish her all the best in America and will certainly miss her!!

Seniors v Melrose FC Won 4 – 3
It was a great effort with the team coming from 1-3 down in the second half to storm home with three late goals. Hotspurs founding father and first president Bill Luders and his wife June watched the game and were thrilled with the result. Goals were scored by Robert Tuksar, James Eggleston, Indra Poudel and Matt Townsend. It was a top display by everyone in the senior men’s team.

Round 18 wrap, Miniroos and Club News

LUDERS -LARAMEE FOUNDATION CUP

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]

Round 17 wrap, Miniroos and Club News

Hotspurs Trivia Night Friday July 31 at the Commercial Club 7pm start Adults $20 Under 18 $15 Great Prizes / Food provided / Drinks at Bar prices Organise a Table of Eight Book with Mark Belgre on mbelgre@hotmail.com or Phone 0438403872 If you … [Continue reading]

Round 16 wrap, Miniroos and Club News

Hotspurs Trivia FB

Hotspurs Trivia Night Friday July 31 at the Commercial Club 7pm start Adults $20 Under 18 $15 Great Prizes / Food provided / Drinks at Bar prices Organise a Table of Eight Book with Mark Belgre on mbelgre@hotmail.com or Phone 0438403872 If you … [Continue reading]

Round 15 wrap, Miniroos and Club News

Senior Ladies 2015

Senior Ladies Hotspurs Trivia Night Friday July 31 at the Commercial Club 7pm start Adults $20 Under 18 $15 Great Prizes / Food provided / Drinks at Bar prices Organise a Table of Eight Book with Mark Belgre on mbelgre@hotmail.com or Phone … [Continue reading]