The club will field teams in the 16th and 17th Grade Conference Leagues in 2017. On top of this we will be forming a 19th Grade team to ease the transition for our players into senior football and retain players who are only available Sundays due to commitments with schools. We will advertise for coaches for all three teams.more
YOU spoke and WE listened - we are excited to announce the Pink Ribbon Breakfast will be held THIS Sunday 31st May. The Oratia Diva's then kick off at 10.45am and Oratia take on Mt Albert Ponsonby in the Chatham Cup. To get your tickets to the breakfast simply email Jo firstname.lastname@example.org or txt 022 0807748more
This year saw the club take a young team to Napier with an eye on staying in the main tournament and developing players for the future. The average age of the squad was sixteen. The results, with one draw and four defeats, would on the face of it be disappointing. But bearing in mind the stated aim and the lack of experience in the group they performed very well indeed.more
The reserves kick off at 2.45 at Seddon Fields and then the first team fixture kicks off at 5.00pm. The squad has appreciated and enjoyed your support this season and we would love to see as many of you as possible this Saturday at Seddon Fields. We are finishing the season with a game against the Champions for 2013 and we will show why Oratia can and will compete now that we are back in NRFL.more
Oratia United AFC are the latest club to be successfully accredited with Quality Club Mark status, NZ Football’s initiative to help clubs achieve best standard practices for the benefit of their members and the community.
Oratia United AFC wanted to achieve the Quality Club Mark status to provide a better service for their members. “As a club we are always looking for opportunities to provide our members the best services available,” said Oratia United AFC Club Chairman Peter Goodburn. “The board wholeheartedly supported this process and look forward to continuing our involvement moving forward,” continued Goodburn.more
A video has been produced by The FA to try to curtail abuse of match officials. It features British actor Ray Winstone starring as a bad parent/supporter and the adverse effects this has on football.
This is compulsory viewing for all parents and supporters.more