Junior soccer comes to a close

11th Sep 2019

Unfortunately, Saturday saw the end of the 2019 soccer season for all of our junior teams with the 12B Spirits and the 14A Ghosts being defeated in their semi-finals in Armidale. Our other Junior teams, Under 6s – Under 10s, also played their final round of games on Saturday morning completing a great season of soccer. Despite the strong, cold winds there were many happy soccer players enjoying their final run.
A big thank you from the Guyra United Soccer Club to all 126 junior players and their families for a fantastic season. An even bigger thank you must go to our wonderful junior coaches Steve Ahern, Mitchell Hope, Trudi Brown, Kristy Campion, Cordy Lloyd, Briana Merritt, Jess Brennan (with assistance from Scott McFarlane), Michael Colvin, the Dullaway family, Craig Lockyer, Hayden Raper and Adam Brennan. Without these volunteer coaches we would not be able to field the number of teams we have this year.
Under 6 Spooks had a great end to the season with 3 more goals being added to their season tally, all off the boot of their leading goal scorer Corey Banfield. This team has been a joy to watch and they have enjoyed every game. Thank you to Steve Ahern for coaching this new team and encouraging them every week.
Under 12 Spirits took on the DK Warriors at the later time of 11.30am on Saturday morning. On a different field and with strong, swirling winds both teams battled to find their usual form resulting in a low scoring game. A confusing penalty gave Guyra the chance to score in the first half but unfortunately it didn’t find the net. The Warriors went to half time with a 1-0 lead giving the Spirits hope for a comeback. Sadly, this was not to be and DK added another goal early in the second half to secure a 2-0 win. We wish them luck for the Grand Final.
A massive congratulations to the Spirits for a fantastic season. Every player has improved throughout the season and their teamwork has been outstanding. We have been very proud to Coach this team and we hope to see them back bigger and better next season. The Dullaway Family.
Presentation Day
Guyra United Soccer Club’s Presentation Day will take place on Saturday 21st of September from 11.00am at the Guyra Recreation Fields (weather permitting). Junior and Senior players will come together to celebrate the end of season with a family fun day. Junior presentations will be held first followed by a BBQ lunch and cake. The Senior presentations will then take place. There will be fun games all day for the kids (and adults), face painting and music so something for everyone. We request that all players wear their new jerseys, club hoodies or club shirts on the day for photos. The jerseys can then be returned at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing you to celebrate the achievements of our great club.
Editor’s note: A raffle is being organised to raise money to help Sarah Rosten with expenses for her upcoming overseas trip. Tickets will be for sale at the presentation day with the first prize being a load of wood and other prizes to be confirmed. A 100 club will also be run on the day so if you want to support Sarah please get along and buy some tickets.