New TDs Buckley, Taylor made for JUFC

JOONDALUP UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB is proud to announce Adam Buckley as our Technical Director for the 2022 season. Buckley, a long time JUFC player and member, will be overlooking the NPL Juniors age groups from Under 13s to Under 16s. The club would also like to announce another long-time club member, Tony Taylor, will be the club’s Junior Technical Director focusing on the age groups from Under 6s to Under 12s. Both directors will also be overlooking the JUFC Community football teams.

Adam Buckley (left) and Tony Taylor

Both Buckley and Taylor, who are current State side players have over 20 years combined experience in the club, while being part of its rise from an amateur side to the NPL outfit.

With importance placed on the pathway progression of players, Buckley is looking forward towards the challenge.

Currently back in the State side after a stint with our Amateur and Masters sides, Buckley has also been coaching JUFC juniors.

“I understand the importance of developing juniors and also working closely with coaches to achieve the best for these players. It is important that we have an objective we want to achieve and work towards it as a team and I am keen on the challenge,” said Buckley, whose wife, son and daughter play for JUFC too.

Former club captain Taylor is also looking forward towards his new role.

“Development is key for younger players but in an environment, which is fun and educational to improve their football mindset,” said Taylor whose family also wear JUFC colours.

A key player in club’s promotion to the highest level, Tony understands the importance of working on the younger generation to mould them and get them ready for the higher-level football as they get older.

‘’Adam (Buckley) and Tony (Taylor) are no strangers to JUFC. Being involved in almost all aspects of the club, both understand the importance of instilling the club’s playing identity in the next generation,” said club vice-president Ghaz Ramli.

“Football is constantly developing, and we need to be able to keep up with the technology and techniques of today without compromising the club’s ethos – the JUFC way. On behalf of the club, I would like to congratulate and wish both of them the best in their tasks ahead,” he added.

NPL Juniors trials and other information for all age groups will be announced shortly. To submit an Expression of Interest, please click HERE or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Joondalup United with Paul at the Olympics

JUFC interview with Paul Burgess, father to Danil Burgess, Under 6s Cluster player. Paul also happens to be a former world number one (1) pole vaulter and three (3) time Olympian.

 

JUFC: How are you and how are you feeling for another Olympics? First time as a coach?
PB: I’m excited and the athletes are even more excited. It’s been an extra long wait for this because of COVID. It will be different but still really special.

JUFC: How is your route there? What prep did you have to go through?
PB: We prepare mostly in Queensland where the weather is warmer and more like Tokyo will be. We will do a bunch of competitions over June and July and then fly straight in and out of Tokyo.

JUFC: How long will you be away from family?
PB: I have decided to bring the family for a little while to avoid being apart from them too much. Still, I will be away from them for nearly 6weeks as I will need to do 2 weeks quarantine whe I get back from Japan.

JUFC: How did you get to know about Joondalup United?
PB: One of Danil’s friends plays for the club and they wanted to play together.

JUFC: How is Danil liking football and playing with his team mates?
PB: He loves it! It’s been nice to see a steady improvement from all the kids from week to week.

JUFC: Would you like him to follow your footsteps?
PB: I’m not going to force him or stop him. I’ll let him find what he likes and I’ll support that.

JUFC: What’s the target for Japan?
PB: It’s hard to predict but anything could happen. The first goal will be to reach the final… from there anything can happen.

JUFC: How many athletes are under you and who are they?
PB: I have 4 athletes trying to make the team for Tokyo. Nina Kennedy and Elizabeth Parnova are the girls I coach. Kurtis Marschall and Angus Armstrong are the boys.

Good luck to Paul and the Australian contingent from all of us at Joondalup United Football Club!

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SIGNPOST4U signs with JUFC

JOONDALUP UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB is pleased to announce the signing of new sponsor for the 2021 season, SignPosts 4U.

Launched last year, SignPosts 4U provides unique, high-quality and customisable home décor options for your home or business.  They offer directional signposts, personalised coasters, metallic prints and a range of engraved products and services.

Made from marine-grade aluminium and stainless steel, our signposts are ready to endure the tough Australian conditions. Their signpost panels are completely customizable with our product including 3 panels to start, with the option to purchase more. Coming in three colour options – White, Black and Aztec Silver our signposts will certainly stand the test of time and add uniqueness to your home or business. Click HERE now to see products will help suit your home or business !

SignPost 4U products are completely manufactured in Perth, Western Australia and based in Wangara.

The sponsorship deal will see a host of benefits for the club and our members. From here on, there will be an increased media coverage and social media content for all levels of competition.

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Each fully paid up member will also receive a member’s pack which contains a JUFC bumper sticker, drink coaster and stubby holder.

There will also be a number of new Home and Away signages created for all 3 playing grounds including Forrest Park, Beldon Park and Charonia Park.

Signposts 4U will also be on the front of all coaches top for the season from juniors to seniors.

“It is a great to have such a company and brand to join the JUFC family. We would like to thank their trust in joining our club and look forward towards a successful season together both on and off the pitch,” said club president John Stone.

Interestingly, the founder and owner of Signpost 4U, Neil Humphries also plays for our Masters side.

“It was almost a natural decision. I have been with this club for years and wanted to give back to the JUFC family,” said Humphries or commonly known as Nosh to his teammates.

Please browse the Signpost 4U catalogue HERE to see the host of item and prints available. JUFC members are subjected to special deals and quick turnarounds.

Also available is the service to print and photos of any size for home or business fitting under the Signpost 4U banner, for that please click HERE

Each member will be receiving more information via email regarding the available products and services from SignPost 4U.

City of Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and Councillors Philippa Taylor and Nige Jones along with JUFC president John Stone and SignPost 4U founder Neil Humphries were present at the recent Family Fun Day to announce the sponsorship.

For more information please email your questions to orders@signposts4u.com

For additional information please contact Ghaz Ramli at vicepresident@jufc.com.au

MATCHDAY PREVIEW- JUFC State sides all set for the 2021 challenge

IT’S ALL SYSTEMS go for Joondalup United Football Club’s State sides today as they host their first game of the 2021 Football West State League Division 1 season at Forrest Park today.

Head coach Nick Jennings returns to the top job for the sixth season and his plans are right on schedule. With a positive pre-season, he is confident of the squad and the preparation work they have done.

“We have more depth this season and a good mix of youth and experience players,” said Jennings ahead of today’s opening clash against Western Knights Soccer Club.

Skipper Scott Hoyle will be leading JUFC State side this season

“The boys are a good hardworking group and they are buzzing to get the season underway,” he added.

Meanwhile, the State Reserves side, who are also defending champions, are ready to open their campaign with a win.

Reserves head coach Blaine Merredew’s side, who has a few new faces compared to last year’s winning team, is hunting to make it a double win right from the whistle.

“The team is continuing to gel as the weeks go on, players are still forming partnerships and understanding how each other plays, strengths and weaknesses and how they need to adjust their game to get the best out of everyone, we should go on for another successful year,” said Merredew, who is also in the role for the sixth season.

The day will kick-off with newly appointed Under 18s coach Adam Buckley when his side takes on the visitors. Buckley, no stranger to the club, was previously a State side player.

“Our pre-season campaign has been long and hard but we improved every week. The team is shaping well and the dressing room atmosphere is good,” said Buckley.

The Under-18s kick off at 11am while the Reserves and State side start at 1pm and 3pm respectively.

Ends

JUFC Mixed Xmas FUTSAL Tournament – OPEN TO ALL SIGN UP NOW!

As that special time of the year draws closer, lets have a bit of fun!

JUFC is proudly organising a 1-day 5-a-side tournament for all club members to join.

Tournament details:
Venue: Area 5 Wanneroo (Directions HERE)
Date: Dec 13, 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 9am to 11am
Format: Grouping 1 day tournament
Fees: $20per person (all profits to be donated to the Abdul Popal family)

Be it if you are a committee member, a coach or a State, Amateur, Master or Women player (open to players over 16-years-old) you are are invited to play!

Fees will be only $20 per person with top 2 teams from each group play the semis before battling out in the final! As it’s the season to give, all profits from this tournament will be donated to the Abdul Popal family who recently lost their son.

You can sign up a team (max 7 players) or sign up individually or whatever numbers you want. Just confirm your spot (team name and number of players and payment can be done on the day!

REMEMBER TEAMS MUST BE MIXED WITH PLAYERS FROM DIFFERENT TEAMS AND AGES. Those who dont have teams will be put into teams on the day. Hurry up first in best dressed!

Email to amateur@jufc.com.au, comment on this post or message us on Facebook or Instagram!

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JUFC Club Raffle Winners 2018

The draw for the JUFC Club Raffle 2018 took place on Friday night at the mid-season event which took place at Currambine Community Centre.

There were three fantastic prizes up for grabs, claimed by the following winners:

First prize – A trip for two to New York or a family trip to the Gold Coast

Winner – Paul, ticket number 4905

Second prize – A $1000 voucher for the The Crown

Winner – Danny and Jodie, ticket number 6352

Third prize – A $500 voucher for Cellarbrations in Kinglsey

Winner – Shai-Marie, ticket number 2049

Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank to everyone who participated in this year’s fundraising initiative.