2014 Achievements

Under12 Girls win FNSW Champion of Champions.
A 3-1 win against AC United this morning gave the Northbridge girls representing the NSFA the Champion of Champions Title.
Coming from a goal down the girls played a highly skilled game to fight back with 3 goals of their own.
This completes a unique double for the team by winning both the FNSW State Cup and the Champion of Champions both in the same season.

Northbridge Under 8 Academy at Castle Hill Gala Day

As we awoke on Sunday to the 5 degree morning cold, all I could think was thankfully it was sunny so at least it would warm up for a great footballing day. The Castle Hill Gala Day (CastleHaven Cup) last year was a great day and this year was much the same. 

Academy were runners up last year and they had so much fun that this year we took our Under 8 Academy White Squad (with a couple of the Under 9s) out to Caterson Park.  We weren’t overly optimistic at the beginning of the day but once again our boys showed they are made of stern stuff and as the day rolled on, trickles of hope turned into streams of confidence, and then into rivers of belief as our team knocked over some big Under 9 teams to give the competition a real shake - but unfortunately we missed out on going into the Quarter finals by the narrowest of margins. 

U12G undefeated winners of Div 6
Castle Cove Public School based friendship  had a cracker of a season
winning all 14 games. Rock on Semis....

Saturday Coach Tim Warren and the team (Back row: Jack Lawrence, Alex Coney, Omar Marouk, Ethan Malolakis, Ben Mansfield, Arthur Wong, Hamish Grant, Sascha Debney-Matixzik. Front row: Jake Handley, Angus Warren, Nicholas Meagher, Laurian Le Loc'H, Charlie Stevens. Nic Opie missing) 

U8 Academy Teams at Rockdale Suns Gala Day

Northbridge U8 White and Red Academy teams participated in this well organised tournament that was remarkably competitive for what was billed as a “non-competitive” Gala Day.
Overall we should be very proud of our boys.  We scored 22 goals and only conceded 2 (neither from the boot of the opposition – both unlucky own goals).  Our boys played very well against good competition and if we had managed to get over St George and IFS (who are probably two of the best U8 teams in the state) and progressed past our pool then I think we were a good shot at winning the whole thing.  These tournaments are good at exposing the boys to different styles of play and they also got to play on a Premier League ground.  

14C Minor Premiers

Congratulations boys, hold your heads high, you are Minor Premiers!! Not 1st at any stage during the season until the business end when it mattered.The boys were fabulous today, passing, calling, running into space to constantly turn Berowa around and give their goalie a tough day out at the office.
The starring plays of the day kept coming from the left side when deft passes from Steven & Patrick found Spencer & Robert (1st goal of season) well placed and unmarked as they slotted in goals, before Steven found his mojo to slot 2 through traffic for a 4-0 half time.
The left hand dominance continued in the second half as a sweet pass from Brendan found an unmarked Adam to slot through his first goal of the season. Needing a 6 goal margin to claim the Minor Premiership it fell to Sahil to take a patient penalty shot to establish that score much to the delight of all the boys!! Sahil then sealed the deal with a running double to give a trifecta for the day before Steven wrapped it up with one more for a trifecta of his own.
Christian, Isaac and Lachlan toiled away at the back to ensure the few Berowa breaks were shut down ensuring that they stayed at Nil but the running defence of Robert that turned on the left side attacking raids stole the show to claim the Man of the Match prize. Bring on the finals!!

Kanga Cup 2014 Breakthrough

Congratulations to the Northbridge G10 White Flames on their Grand Final victory at the U10 Female Cup at this year’s Kanga Cup. 
Northbridge have been keen supporters of the week long Kanga Cup that is played each season in the mid year school holidays.
Northbridge have over the years worked their way into the Finals but never actually won any of the age groups. Last week saw the Girls U10 White Flames, Girls U11A and the U9 Academy White (aka Barcelona) all head into the Finals, all with a chance of snagging that elusive trophy.
As the G11s and U9s fell in high standard, extremely competitive games the G10s held on and won their title.  It was certainly not easy, they were up against a very talented Brindabella team who pushed them all the way. Nil all after full time, the game got down to a penalty shootout. The girls went through undefeated and won the final with a tense penalty shoot out after extra time against the Brindabella Blues Little Divas. With the side lines full of nervous parents the girls on both teams took up the challenge and delivered World Cup style excitement.  The Northbridge Girls got there 3-2 much to the relief of the large contingent of supporters, who had travelled down from Willoughby. Their coach for the week, Bryany Parker, and manager Leanne Taylor did a fantastic job leading the girls through a week of tough games, team dinners and cold weather of Canberra.
Congratulations to the girls and all involved. 

Northbridge Girls State Cup Success
Congratulations to coach Ry Hardy and his G12 Academy A team on their Cheryl Salisbury Cup (G12 State Cup) victory.
The State Cup is a FA Cup style knock out competition. Any team can register to compete and it attracts the best teams from all over Sydney and around the State.
This year Northbridge entered girls in the Under12, 14 and 16 age groups. Both the 14s and 16s did well but didn't make the Finals.
The Under12s, however, went through to the Grand Final without conceding one goal.  But they were up against a very strong Pagewood Botany side.  ''We knew that Pagewood were good, they had just beaten us in the Kanga Cup 3 days earlier.''
The game was a showcase for girls football with both teams showing great ball control and accurate passing. Northbridge played an attacking game and were rewarded with a great goal late in the first half.
The second half had the supporters on the edge of their seats as Pagewood pressed hard for the equaliser.  But gun Northbridge Goalkeeper Lucinda Singhi held onto everything and the game was Northbridge's.

Local Derby attracts Mayor

Newly elected Mayor of Willoughby Gail Giles- Gidney was on the sidelines to enjoy the Mother's Day local Derby between Lindfield and Northbridge.
Lindfield and Northbridge Girls and Women have had a great history of close hard fought games. On this occasion the A and B games were again very tight with Lindfield getting the points. Nice to have Gail there to present the Player of the Match Award.