2012 was the club's 50th Anniversary and a fantastic dinner was held in celebration of this milestone.
Future Bright for Football
After conceding only one goal all tournament, Nelson Suburbs U-19's shook up the entire South Island club championship in Christchurch, dispatching every team with ease on route to a 2-0 victory over Western in the final. "We shouldn't have even conceded that goal. The ball was out, it bounced over the line and Darrell Hannah picked it up, and they got a free kick cause he handled the ball, and they scored off that free kick," says coach Brendan Crichton.
The statistics were one for the record books as goalkeeper Coey Turipa kept five clean sheets and scored a goal himself from a penalty. "Coey asked me, but he was already halfway up the field when he asked. I just said 'yup, go for it,' it put a smile on his face". While it is rare for a keeper to score, it is not often that a keeper scores the same amount of goals as he concedes in a tournament.
Coey was barely tested in the competition, but says he enjoyed scoring. "I did a bit of a celebration, a forward roll. I made one amazing save against Hornby who we beat 12-nil, so that would've been pretty embarrassing to let that one in."
Billy Scott captained the side in the absence of Suburbs young player of the year, Adam Smith, who filled one of the guest spots for Tawa at the Napier City Rovers U-19 Youth Championship. "Billy brings a big physical presence there, he held the midfield together really well."
While Brendan had praise for everyone in the team, the defense in particular, he was impressed by the two College-Metro guest players, and two Suburbs youngsters. "I thought Adam Leckey and Jono Drew were very good, Jono especially. I hadn't much to do with him before, but he did well. Even the young guys like Cory Brown and Fox Slotemaker contributed really well. I think the future is quite promising, arguably we've got the best young players in New Zealand."
Nelson Suburbs Players in NZ U18 International Tour
On the 19th March 2010 at the Suburbs Clubrooms at Saxton Field we are holding a fundraising quiz night and auction to raise funds for Mat Shaw and Alex Ridsdale.
On 1st April 2010 Mat and Alex are traveling to the UK for a three week tour to play a series of schoolboy internationals against England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and N Ireland U18. It is the first time NZ have played all those countries. They will also play several professional clubs academy sides. Venues still to be confirmed. We are trying to raise in total $7500 for each boy.
Suburbs Refuse to Back Down
UPDATED INFORMATION - 27TH MAY 2010
Mainland Football have reversed their decision on the player eligibility matter We (and Nelson Boys) have our points back in the 1st Div and Gagame can play legally NZF are going to amend their playing regulatins to ensure this does not happen again
Nelson Suburbs are vowing to continue playing a young footballer deemed to be ineligible to play in New Zealand, despite being docked points from every game he has participated in.
Fifa and New Zealand Football rules prevent those aged under 18 and who are living in a country where their parents do not reside, from playing top level football.
NZ V BAHRAIN
New Zealand celebrate qualification for the World Cup finals
Blenheim Valley Tournament
On Sunday 6th September 7 Nelson Suburbs teams went over to Blenheim Valley to play in a tournament. This was a very successful day and our teams enjoyed the friendship and hospitality of the Blenheim Valley club. And they came home with the trophy.
Thanks to these teams for their participation:
8th Grade Suburbs Lions; 8th Grade Suburbs Bombers; 9th Grade Suburbs Strikers; 10th Grade Suburbs Stingers; 12th Grade Suburbs Blue Ferns; 12th Grade Suburbs Stingrays; 13th Grade Suburbs Terminators.
U17 Young All Whites
The Young All Whites are New Zealand’s national U17 football team and are representing New Zealand (and Oceania) at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria . To qualify, the Steve Cain-coached side won the OFC U-17 Championship in Auckland in March.
GOALKEEPER - COEY TURIPA
Congratulations to Coey on his great performances in the U17 World Cup so far! Watch him play Nigeria at 7am this Friday 6th November.
RICKI HERBERT 11-13 MARCH
Register for the Academy by 9pm Thursday (not Tuesday as per the poster).
ALSO: An opportunity to meet and chat with the top coach in New Zealand.
For info on the Evening with Ricki Herbert and how to get tickets plus info on the Academy and how to book CLICK HERE
82 Football Academy
INFORMATION FROM THE 82 FOOTBALL ACADEMY WEEKEND AND PHOTOS HERE.
JUNIOR INVITATION TOURNAMENT
Nelson Suburbs Football
JUNIOR INVITATION TOURNAMENT
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2011
Saxton Field, Nelson.
Come and join us for this exciting new preseason tournament held during the term one school holidays
We welcome entries from club teams in the 8th to 17th grades
Two days of exciting football fun at Nelsons premier sporting venue
Interview with Jamie Doris
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RICKI HERBERT VISIT
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Herbert's All Whites team and the World Cup.