REPRESENT YOUR REGION
WAIBOP Youth Federation Football league
Do you think you have the skill to play against the future stars of our region???
If so, come and trial for the Geyser Federation Teams.
Trials will be held at Neil Hunt Park at Neil Hunt Park over three consecutive Saturday’s, 20th, 27th Feb and the 5th March at 10.00am – 12.00pm
Registrations from 9.30am
Each team has a squad of 16 players and there is one team in each of the following age groups Federation youth under 13’s
Federation youth under 15’s
Federation youth under 17’s
Games are played every Sunday from April to September and there will be travel within the Waikato and Bay of Plenty
If you have any questions or would like to register interest please contact
The Geyser under 13 team returned to Ngongotaha after a lengthy break away on Sunday with a vital clash against a very strong Whakatane side. With the two teams firmly setting in the league’s top four sides, and with only two rounds to play, this was a make or break game for both of them.
Whakatane started the better of the two teams and went on to dominate the first half. Despite all the early play they had nothing to show for it until NTC representative Quest Tipping sent a harmless looking ball into the box and watched with glee as it passed underneath the Geyser keeper and into the back of the net. Whaktane took that good fortune and poured on the pressure in search of goal number two.
It’s fair to say that early in the season this young Geyser team may well have crumbled under the pressure but Coaches Hayden Jones, Jimmy Nottage and Bryce Mckillop have brought them along way this year and they are no easy beats. Team spirits are high and Josh Davies in particular exemplified that spirit by marking Whakatane’s NTC representative striker. Despite the striker having a wealth possession Davis would not be beaten all day and the efforts of him and his back line colleagues was tremendous.
Somehow Geyser scrambled to the half time break only one goal down, where in the words of team Captain Caleb Marriner, “they got a huge rark up” from their Coaches. Geyser returned to the field fired up and turned the game around taking the play back to Whakatane. Jason Quinlan won some ball in the midfield and he and Sam Smith made several surges forward but the final pass or shot eluded them. After twenty minutes of the half Geyser were right in the game but had still not found a way through. Coach Nottage then gambled on sending rangy centre back Cormac Waller to centre forward. The move was a master stroke with Waller, through share guts and enthusiasm, creating chances and the pressure he put on Whaktane was immense. He eventually levelled the scores himself with a fantastic effort from distance that the Whakatane keeper was unable to keep out. Geysers then chucked the kitchen sink as at Whakatane but in the final stanza were not able to secure a winner.
Waller was a clear player of the day and he is looking more and more like a player with a very big future ahead of him. Josh Davis had his best day in a Geyser shirt and his effort in keeping raps on his much vaunted opponent cannot be underestimated. Jason Bellm was another who excelled on the day. He is the quiet achiever in the team, he is very professional in everything he does, he plays any position that his coaches want (and there have been many) and he always gives one hundred per cent. He went to centre back when Waller was pushed forward late in the game and it was Bellm’s seamless transition into the back line that meant Geyser kept their shape and stayed strong.
At the end of the day the draw was a fair result and it now sets up for a grand final showdown next Sunday against Tauranga City. The winner will be crowned runner up in the league.
Geyser must win – a draw will not be good enough.
WaiBOP Federation Under 15 Football League:
Geyser Football Under 15A vs Tauranga City at Links Avenue in Mt Maunagunui on the 8th of September 2013:
Result: Tauranga City 1-0 (HT Tauranga 1-0)
This match was always going to be a difficult one for both teams who had most of their squads having just completed a week of football for their respective schools. Geyser in particular look very jaded and the absence of 2 players made it difficult for Geyser coaches Ian Pedley and Eamon O’Donoghue to provide fresh legs from the bench. Also, key strike weapon Nando Pijnaker went into the match with a niggly injury and had to start from the bench.
Geyser seemed to have parity for most of the first half despite battling into a strong wind. However the injury situation was not helped with starting striker Scott McKnight going off with what looked like a nasty back injury in the first half. The injuries kept coming and keeper Jacob Kitson also sustained a knock late in the first half but battled on.
The defensive line of Hamish Watt, Daniel Haua, Ben Siesicki, and Josh McDougall held firm into the wind. The concession of a soft goal just before halftime still had Geyser in a good position with what seemed like a two goal wind to help them in the second half.
In the second half the Tauranga defence proved hard to crack and the Geyser targets up front didn’t seem to be there for the Geyser midfield to spark things up. National Talent Centre player Nathan Monne was well marked by the opposition who were obviously aware of his importance to the Geyser game plan. He also spent time on the sideline with a knock to foot.
The Geyser midfield appears to be loaded with attacking players yet it’s a balance that the coaches have been searching for all season for the team structure to click. One obvious area where there will be work done in training is with the dead ball opportunities that weren’t taken advantage of during the game. Having a bit more accuracy and other options for these key moments will give this young team much more firepower.
In the end a lacklustre display from Geyser resulted in a 1-0 loss that will be hard to take. However the team has three games left in the season to show off the talent that they undoubtedly have.
The Geyser under 13 side travelled to Hamilton to face Melville on Sunday and came away with the points after another emphatic victory. This week’s result was 16-0 and it appears 16 is the teams lucky number after racking up 16 goals in their last outing in Hamilton as well.
The Geyser team looked to dominate from the first whistle and the midfield battle was won early in the game and never relinquished. The dominance in the middle of the park allowed the team to push the ball around and there was no shortage of early chances. Striker Jayden Hewitt had a hat trick before half time and he was in outstanding form throughout the game. He latched on to everything that came his way and eventually went on to score 10 goals himself which is a new team record. The other goals were shared around the squad with hard working front man Jacob Nottage grabbing a brace.
Geyser had the luxury of giving all of their subs an early run and all the squad members got plenty of game time.
The very young Melville side never stopped trying all day and they will be a better side in the years ahead from the experience gained this season.
This win means Geyser maintain third place on the point’s ladder and are still in touch with the leaders with three games to play.
Player of the day points from the coaches were Jayden Hewitt 3, Gabe Anderson 2, and Caleb Marriner 1.
The team’s management are thrilled to announce that Jason Quinlan, and Jacob Nottage have both been selected for this year’s NZ Football National Talent Centre Trial and will travel to Auckland to participate in the October school holidays.
WaiBOP Federation Under 15 Football League
Geyser Football Under 15A vs Hamilton Wanderers White at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton on the 15th of September 2013:
Result: Geyser 4-1 (HT Geyser 2-1)
Goalscorers: Dilan Nanayakkara 2, Nathan Monne, Gordon O’Donoghue
Geyser coaches Ian Pedley and Eamon O’Donoghue had the squad fired up for this encounter against one of the recognised strong clubs from within the WaiBOP federation.
Unstable conditions underfoot prompted a cautious start from both teams. An early goal from a breakaway by the Wanderers did not deter the obvious will to win that Geyser had for this match. The defensive line of Hamish Watt, captain Daniel Haua, Liam Anstiss, and Josh McDougall proved very solid for the rest of the first half and they were not troubled at all in the second. This therefore left talented keeper Jacob Kitson with not a lot to do. In the end a fantastic performance from the team was probably not reflected in the final score. The second half was totally dominated by Geyser who put some outstanding passing movement together and controlled possession as if they had no opposition.
The Geyser midfield was right on top of their game and Zac Newdick, Gordon O’Donoghue, Tom Picken, and Nathan Monne were able to demonstrate the talent they have, but this time as a unit. Dilan Nanayakkaraa had another outstanding game including two well taken goals, one an absolute cracker from distance. O’Donoghue also cracked one from a fair way out. Matthew Haua, Nando Pijnaker, and Scott McKnight had their moments on the left side of attack. Steffano Riley and Caleb Marriner can be well pleased with their debut performances and added real value to the team.
The Geyser team will now look to carry on the momentum into their last two games of the season and cement a top three finish in this elite league.more -->
Match Report Fed WaiBOP Under 15 Football League : Geyser Under 15A vs Ngaruawahia Neil Hunt Park 30 June 2013:
Geyser 10-2 (HT 4-0)
Scorers: Nathan Monne 4 (incl 3 pens), Daniel Haua 2 (2 pens), Ben Siesicki 2, Nando Pijnaker, Tom Picken.
PoD: Justice Pu’e
A first home game at the Rotorua United ground for the team was celebrated in emphatic fashion with a 10-2 win over an outclassed but plucky Ngaruawahia team. Geyser will probably feel that they could have put more in the back of the net if they had taken more of their opportunities and a couple of dubious offside calls went their way. Referee Dave Taylor stamped his authority on the game awarding a total of 6 penalties in the game, plus 2 cards including 1 red later in the game; all seem justified though.
Ben Siesicki had his best game in Geyser colours with the quality of his play down the right flank deserving of the 2 goals he netted. Nathan Monne was outstanding with his 4 goals and Justice Pu’e did very well to outdo these 2 for Player of the Day. Again all of team contributed well and Josh MacDougall and the Haua twins, Daniel and Matt, are deserving of a mention for excellent games once again. Coaches Ian Pedley and Eamon O'Donoghue have plenty of positives to take from this game and yet still plenty to improve upon. The team is building well towards bigger challenges including their next match in 2 weeks versus 1 of only 2 other unbeaten sides Melville. Elsewhere Hamilton Wanderers top team suffered their first loss of the season leaving Geyser, Melville, and Tauranga City as the only unbeaten teams in the 14 team elite competition. Wanderers will still be a major threat along with Whakatane.
Fed Under 15 league. Geyser Under 15 A vs Cambridge Red, Jesse Martin Park June 16.
Geyser 9-0 (HT 3-0)
Scorers: Nathan Monne 2, Tom Picken 2, Scott McKnight 2, Nando Pijnaker, Matthew Haua, OG.
PoD Gordon O'Donoghue.
Terrible conditions did not stop the Geyser team from stepping up their level of performance against a solid Cambridge lineup. The team played an improved passing and possession game that was perfect for the wet weather. Their confidence grew throughout the game and there was a real momentum in the second half.
Dilan Nanayakkara was outstanding at the heart of the defence and Josh McDougall had another great game at left back. Hamish Watt was very solid when he came on just prior to halftime. Goalkeeper Jacob Kitson made a couple of great saves to keep a clean sheet. Captain Daniel Haua and his twin brother Matthew were both very much a presence. In attack Nathan Monne was always a handful for Cambridge and was denied what would have been the first team hattrick when given offside on the first half. Tom Picken was superb attacking on the right side with his touches and assists, and Scott McKnight added value in support of the frontline. In the midfield Zac Newdick was very tidy and Gordon O'Donoghue held things together to earn the Player of the Day. All 15 team members played with distinction and have now given the coaches Ian Pedley and Eamon O'Donoghue many options and good reward for their coaching efforts to this point of the season.
“The Under 13’s played Wanderers Red on a very wet and windy Sunday afternoon at Board Park yesterday.
They continued their recent form with a hard fought 4-0 victory over a brave but under powered Wanderers team. The Under 13’s two victories have been built on uncompromising defence with the back line proving a hard unit to beat. Player of the day was the tireless Sam Smith who continues to improve each week. Jason Quinlan was again the quality mid field player on the park and helped himself to two goals. Jayden Hewitt and Jacob Nottage were rewarded for their hard work with one goal each to round out the scorers. Mark Doutheit was assured in the under 13’s goal and can feel very pleased to have kept a clean sheet in such trying conditions. Next up is an away fixture against a very well drilled Whakatane Town team which should give a very good indication of how this young team is progressing.”more -->
26 May: see photo on home page
Yesterday game transferred from Neil Hunt to Jesse Martin Park:
Halftime 1-0 to Geyser A, Fulltime 1-1.
Scorers: Geyser A Zac Newdick, Geyser B Liam Drysdale
POD: Geyser A Josh MacDougall, Geyser B Steffano Riley
Summary: Despite starting the round at the top of the table the A team showed far less urgency than the B team who had many with a point to prove. A gutsy effort from the B team exposed many areas that the A team need to work on, in particular finishing, and also their combinations that they had been building on in previous games. Despite starting the game with only 10 men the B team hung in there until their numbers were boosted and the insertion of Liam Drysdale proved to be a big turning point in the flow of the game. However the A team will be ruing starting the game with what looked like an experimental line up and also many missed opportunities in the second half and the B team will gain much confidence and team spirit going forward and now know that they can compete with anyone.
Great games from all the B team members in particular Steffano Riley, "Buster" Olive, Liam Drysdale, and Josh Simpson in goal. Josh MacDougall tried hard all day for the A team and deserved to be POD.
The under 13’s recorded their first win of the season on Sunday with a well-earned 4-2 victory away to table topping Otumoetai.
Jaden Hewlett scored twice in the first half for Geyser to take the lead and then NTC representative Jason Quinlan scored twice in the second half to cap a fine day for this new team.
Hard working mid fielder Shamus Fraser was the player of the day for Geyser. It was very pleasing to see some of the team’s younger 12 year old players adjusting to the speed and quality of this new competition and they made telling contributions to the team’s overall performance. These lads will get better and better as the season goes on.
19 May: The Geyser A Fed 15 team had another good win up in Whitianga winning 4-2 dominating the second half after being 2-2 at halftime. They included 2 brilliant goals in that second half from Nando Pijnaker and Scott McKnight! Goalscorers were Nando Pijnaker 2, Dilan Nanayakkara, and Scott McKnight. Player of the Day was Tom Picken.
The scorers in last week's 6-2 win were: Nathan Monne 2, Justice Pu'e 2, Nando Pijnaker, and an OG.more -->