Ashy U20s - Runners Up in 2018.

Our Ashburton boys played in the U20 Metro final on the weekend against Mooroolbark. Sadly, the game ended with our boys going down 2-1 in the end, but they fought hard all game. Even though we were defeated the boys had a very successful year finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the season. Thanks goes to Jim and Kon for their commitment and coaching throughout the season. 

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Barry's Involvement Through the Generations

Barry and Peter abd Billy White U9 SA 1At least two generations of players have been with Ashy since our octogenarian Barry Poulson has been involved. Pete White played U10s under Barry as coach in 1985/86/87. The Club then called Ashburton Baptist SC and games played in East Malvern. Pete played in same team as Barry's daughter Nicole. In the photo we see Barry, Pete White and his son Billy White (U9 SA) at Barry's birthday celebration at Warner Reserve on Saturday.

Thank You Sponsors

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Now that the season is well underway, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors for their generous support of our club.  We strive to make participation as affordable as possible for all of our members, and without the financial assistance our sponsors provide, many of the things we take for granted would either not have been made available, or would have come at an additional cost to our members.  Ashburton United Soccer Club would like to thank the following sponsors.
 
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Jellis Craig
  • Agile Legal Consulting
  • Kavellaris Urban Design
  • Ratio: Planning Consultants
  • PTS Advisory – Chartered Accountant
  • Nu Leaf – Naturopathic Weight & Health Specialist
  • Nest Projects
  • Salesian College
  • Ashburton Family Dental
  • The Shed Barber Shop
  • Eastside Physiotherapists
  • QT insurance,
  • Komatsu
  • Apply Direct
 
Further details regarding our sponsors by visiting our Sponsors page on our website and clicking on their logo.  If you or anyone you know would like to support our club, there are many sponsorship options available.  To find out more, or would like to get involved, please do not hesitate either Lesley Gemmell on 0409 020 143 or Peter Sprekos on 0410 569 639.

Happy Birthday Barry Poulson

Barry Poulson AUSC MediumOne of our Ashburton United Soccer Club's longest serving patrons, Barry Poulsen, turns 80 this Friday and as part of celebrations we sat down with him and got some details about his 36 years at the club.

Why did you get involved with Ashy all those years ago?
Following 15 years in NZ as a Junior and Senior player in Southland, Canterbury and Auckland in the early 60s, I crossed the Tasman for future Science employment and to continue my sporting involvement. It was a good choice to come to Glen Iris/Ashburton where strong sporting clubs were available, such as squash, badminton and football.

And what was the Club like back then?

Many may not be aware, that the Soccer club was formed by Ashburton Baptist Church in 1979 by Angie Carter and Billy Parry. Back then we had U10/12 teams entered in the Churches Competitions, however as the team numbers increased and with the addition of a Seniors team and our first Women’s team we were accepted into FFV competitions late 1989/1990, thus we became Ashburton Soccer Club Inc.

How have you seen the club grow since you started?

Early on, Richard Shaw, Iain Haviland, Michael Gurfinkiel and Peter Leaver carried a heavy work load to ensure the club was on the right path as we gained Ashburton Park as our home ground. In the early 1990s, we introduced Seniors Futsal at the new Rec Centre which is still running on Wednesday nights providing competition for 14 teams; a forerunner to the ever-popular Junior Futsal which now runs over the Summer months with age groups from U7s to U16s and has grown to include Girls Futsal at all age groups. We have also introduced a referees program for the club, which sees homegrown refs cover all matches for Miniroos and Futsal - 600/700 games over the year. We are continually providing training for new referees.

What are you most proud of as a long-standing and established member of our club?

As a community soccer club, we have done well to allow players with all levels of abilities to be part of a great club. I'm delighted we continue to improve the coaching programmes and information provided to parents on how the club operates on numerous levels. The Club has some wonderful volunteers that support the Club.

Finally, what excites you about Ashburton, going forward?

We have a bright future. Soccer is well established in Ashburton and FFV gives us a big tick for all areas of the Rules and Regulations under which we play. As we approach 2018/19 and planning for summer futsal, this will be some 36 years of service to Ashy and it's been a pleasure to be part of a successful FFV club.

 

We are a Good Sports Level Three club

good sports club logo colour stackedOur club is committed to strengthening the community with our members and their families. As a Good Sports Level Three club, we are proud of our efforts in promoting health and well-being while reducing risky alcohol drinking and ensuring smoke-free areas.

As a Good Sports Level Three club, our club is a healthy, safe and family-friendly environment.  As a Level 3 Good Sports club we abide by a liquor license, manage the sale and use of alcohol responsibly, have both an alcohol management policy and safe transport policy endorsed by our club committee that is communicated to members, and our bar servers have completed responsible service of alcohol training. We do not rely solely on alcohol for club income by seeking other income opportunities.

Together with 7,000 Good Sports clubs across Australia, we are helping inspire a healthier sporting nation.

Speak to our club committee about what being a Good Sports club is all about or visit

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