TOURNAMENTS - TEAMS AND SPONSORS
NAPIER U19 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
END OF YEAR 2023 TOURNAMENTS - TEAMS AND SPONSORS
CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL CUP 2023 - TEAMS AND SPONSORS
FC NELSON U11
The FC U11's had a testing time At 2023 CIC.
On the day of travel we had three players with coughs and colds, but that didn't stop us having a dominant performance in our first game to start the tournament well. This was followed by a bit of a footballing lesson from Ricky Herbert Academy.
Our 3rd game saw us on top with the majority of possession in terrible conditions. We took a 1-0 lead after the 1st half, however we picked up a tournament ending injury to a key player right on the half. This gave the opposition the momentum but we held on for a draw, thinking we had done enough for the top 8. However, the other game was a draw and we missed out on the top 8 on goal difference.
Injuries and sickness had taken its toll and it all caught up on us. The Kids showed massive maturity and put it all in perspective - "that's tournament football". They had fun and made the club and their parents proud.
Thanks to Miller Wood, Two Arrows Archery, Stirling Sports, Bays Joinery, Design Windows, Fletcher Vautier Moore, Pitt & Moore, Statement Coffee, The Mac Daddy, Mac 111, Saeco Wilson, Anchor Print, and more for your contributions.
FC NELSON U12
We are extremely proud of our 12th-grade team's performance at the CIC. Despite facing initial setbacks, the team showed resilience by bouncing back with victories on Day 2. The final day was filled with nail-biting matches, with the team narrowly losing in one penalty shootout but emerging victorious in another, securing 11th place overall. We admire our team's tremendous effort and recognise the priceless experience they gained from the tournament. We are also incredibly grateful to our sponsors, for helping us to be involved in the tournament.
Thank you. Coaches Jon and Eli
FC NELSON U13
It was a fantastic performance from FC Nelson U13s throughout the CIC, winning 4 out of their 6 games. The Team showed a lot of maturity both on and off the field. The fighting spirit and competitiveness was very impressive and the team bonding showed thru the football we played. We scored some great goals, played the ball around the park really well and the bravery and composure at the back was next level! Everyone showed me leadership and communication, both talking and listening, and trusted each other. A very memorable tournament of some great football.
Danny Anderson, Coach
FC NELSON U14
Christchurch United once again provided an exciting opportunity for the U14's. Preparation had been well underway since Term One, with the boys having committed to extra fitness sessions and training. Their commitment was personified in their performances throughout the Tournament. Resounding victories followed in the group stage, including a comprehensive 5-1 win over a Western Springs side, who had last year snatched the CIC title from the teams grasp in a hard fought final. Eyes were on reaching a final once more, however, despite a comprehensive 6-0 victory over a well regarded Otakaro side the boys came unstuck in a semi-final against a well drilled, defensive Red-Sox from Palmerston North, losing 2-0. An unfortunate result for a great group of kids who remain vigilant in their ambition to be the best footballers they can be. Their character was evident in the 3rd place final, picking themself up and finishing the tournament on a high with a 4-1 win over Cashmere Technical. They finished the tournament as top scorers with 29 goals scored and 5 conceded.
The boys played with heart and good sportsmanship throughout the Tournament, it was a privilege to coach them throughout this experience and witness their dedication to being better footballers and being strong representatives of the core values underlying our club; a sound group of young men, who are representative of Nelson's diverse community and the collegiality among it.
Kris Main, Coach