Coaches Blog #8 Festive Season 2018

COACHES BLOG #8

IT’S A FEW MORE DAYS, THEN IT’S CHRISTMAS AND JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS THEREAFTER, A BRAND NEW YEAR…2019…

2018 was a GIGANTIC year forBantwana College NPC Girls Football Club and believe that 2019 is going to be GINORMOUS.   

We started the year with our Inaugural 11 v 11 Tournament, which was held in March and was a huge success. We had our Kit Handover Ceremony, which was attended by all players registered for the 2018 Winter League Season and their parents. This was held at Eagle Canyon Country Club in April. We entered and played in the Rovers Ladies FC 7 A Side Tournament and ended runners up.

BCFC supported 2 Charities this year, in the form of Ann Harding Cheshire Homes, where we participated in a 5 A Side Charity Fun Day at Old Parks Action Football Arena and supported Munyaradzi Tom Sundawo – as well as the Caro House Ladies Retirement Home where BCFC Girls, Ladies, Parents and Supporters took cheer in the form of Christmas goodies and carols. The Winter League in the Rand Central Local Football Association (RCLFA) Development Soccer League (DSL) for Ladies started in May. BCFC ended 4th in the League in our first season of competing, and made it to the Semi-Finals of the RCLFA DSL League Cup. To conclude the footballing season, BCFC organised and ran its inaugural 7 A Side Ladies Tournament in November, which was massive success following on from the huge success earlier this year when BCFC hosted the 11 v 11 Pre-Season Tournament. A week later BCFC partook in the RCLFA DSL Champion of Champions and was crowned the Inaugural RCLFA DSL Ladies Champion of Champions 2018 – this made 2018 GIGANTIC for us. Yet another week later the players, parents, family, friends, supporters and sponsors enjoyed a well organised Year End Awards Function, held at Venue@185 Beyers Naude Drive Honey Dew, where all players were rewarded for their hard work throughout the season.

We had two junior players qualify as SAFA D Licensed Coaches earlier the year and also retained the services of Liezl Windvogel as our Senior Coach for the 2019 Season. Two other players were selected for the u17 National Selection Trials held at Safa’s state of the art National Technical Centre called Fun Valley. One of them made it to a select side that represented South Africa at the Mini Olympics in Italy in July. Two other players made the Select Schools Team and were recognized for their achievements by the respective bodies.

All of this would not have been possible without the support and hard work by great players, supporters, parents, officials, coaches, administrators, and friends and without a doubt our sponsors we have at BCFC. We are extremely blessed, grateful and honored that we can contribute to the development of grassroots girl’s football in our local community, LFA, Region, Province and Country. We would also like to thank our LFA – Mr, Jimmy Bakos and his team, for providing us with the opportunity and platform to be able to contribute in the manner that we are able to. THANK YOU ALL

We would like to wish everyone a Blessed and Merry Festive Season and an Abundantly Happy and Prosperous New Year – for those celebrating the birth of Christ, a Merry Christmas.

Watch out for our next blog or vlog on all social media platforms – we will continue to bring you the highlights of the 2018 Season as well as what could be expected for the 2019 Season and beyond, and what is happening in between. For now, thank you for choosing BCFC as your family club and team of choice and we pray that you will continue to support us, play for us, and be part of our footballing family in the future. We hope to make your experience a pleasant one and that you will excel, grow, learn and become the footballer you want to become; the supporter you choose to be; the sponsor that is proud of the brand they sponsor and the parent that has found a sporting footballing family to belong to. God bless, we shall see you on the field….  #BCFC4LIFE #2018ISGIGANTIC #2019ISGINORMOUS

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COACHES BLOG #7 – CHRISTMAS CHEER AT CARO HOUSE LADIES VILLAGE

COACHES BLOG #7

BRINGING CHRISTMAS CHEER TO CARO HOUSE LADIES RETIREMENT HOME ON SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER 2018

This weekend saw BCFC perform their final act of kindness for the 2018 Season. All girls/ladies players, family, friends, supporters and volunteers visited the Caro House Ladies Retirement Home to take each resident a Christmas “box” – sponsored by Spar Blackheath and Players of BCFC. A separate gift pack of “Self Love Healing Gift Pack” – was sponsored by one of BCFC parents Katey & Nirren Balram.

The preparation for this final act of kindness started last Saturday after the final trials/assessment/training session was held at Northcliff Sports Oval, the home ground of Bantwana College FC. All players, parents and supporters spent an afternoon braai-ing, wrapping, packing and carolling whilst some cooled down in a most welcoming swimming pool.

The goodie bags had amongst others, toiletry necessities, biscuits, soft sweets, facecloths,etc.  – sponsored by Mr George Skoutollas from the local Spar in Bleakheath, Johannesburg. Katey and Nirren Balram sponsored a goodie bag (Self Love Healing Gift Pack) filled with a reading book – Keys of Yama written by TLB Kruger, fragranced soap, crystal energizing cleansing spray, and much more. Thank you so much to our sponsors including the players and parents who sponsored the balance of the goodie bag.

The event saw many of the girls perform – by not playing football this time, but by singing Christmas Carols. Way different to the normal every weekend chanting and “war cry” singing they do prior to their football matches or the latest hip hop, head banging, ear piercing, “doef-doef” music we are used to hearing them listen to in preparation for the football matches. It was awesome seeing and hearing them perform these act of kindness and it was evident that the ladies at the Old Age Home felt the same… they were beaming from ear to ear and could not thank BCFC enough for the heartfelt performance and generosity. It is an act that BCFC will continue in the New Season and it was announced that 2 more charities would be approached next season. Watch this space.

Not only do BCFC play a good brand of football, but also give back to the community wherein they play football and know how to share the spirit and joy of giving at Christmas Time.

Merry Christmas and a very Blessed New Year to everyone. See you back in the 2019 Season. God bless

Watch out for our next blog or vlog on all social media platforms – we will continue to bring you the highlights of the 2018 Season as well as what could be expected for the 2019 Season and beyond, and what is happening in between. For now, thank you for choosing BCFC as your family club and team of choice and we pray that you will continue to support us, play for us, and be part of our footballing family in the future. We hope to make your experience a pleasant one and that you will excel, grow, learn and become the footballer you want to become; the supporter you choose to be; the sponsor that is proud of the brand they sponsor and the parent that has found a sporting footballing family to belong to. God bless, we shall see you on the field….  #BCFC4LIFE #2018ISGIGANTIC #2019ISGINORMOUS

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BCFC INAUGURAL AWARDS EVENING & YEF 2018

COACHES BLOG #6

YEAR END FUNCTION AND AWARDS EVENING 16-11-2018

This weekend saw BCFC concludes a triumphant season that was full of excitement, nail biting games, inaugural tournaments, participation in other teams tournaments, giving back to the community through football development grassroots coaching   other successful story. One that stood out was competing in the Inaugural Rand Central Local Football Association Ladies Champion of Champions and becoming the very first RCLFA Ladies Champion of Champions.

AWARDS EVENING AND PRIZE GIVING

The awards evening came straight after BCFC became the inaugural RCLFA DSL Champion of Champions. An event that every girl, parent, supporter and sponsor was looking forward to. After so many achievement this season, this was to crown it all – not only the event, but to crown the achievers of 2018.

The event was held at Venue 185, Beyers Naude Drive, a venue befit for Champions. All guests including the honored players were spoilt for choice when it got to the sweeter things in dining…at the entrance they were welcomed by the awesome cheese, bread and spread/dip table, sponsored by Maria Lambie, of The Cheescake Factory, and an exquisite Halaal starter table sponsored by Famida and Yusuf Bhabha, from 1st Call Plumbing. Juices and Fizzy refreshments were in great supply and soon became the hang out place for many on a very humid and hot evening.

The evening kicked off with Theo Buttress – owner, founder and coach of Bantwana College NPC FC welcoming all guest, players, parents, family, supporters, sponsors and friends. A presentation on the achievements and progress of BCFC was delivered hereafter the awards was presented:

Most dedicated player was presented to Nicola-annes Forfar for not missing one training session or a game this season;

Most Enthusiastic Player went to Caitlin Eastwood; who was unanimously voted for by the BCFC Committee;

Best Goalkeeper for 2018 was Jordyn Ramsden

Best Defender for 2018 was Liezl Windvogel

Best Midfielder for 2018 was Nicole Simon; and

Best Forward for 2018 was Yumnah Bhabha – all nominated by the BCFC Committee.

The Players Player of the Year 2018 was a tussle between Jordyn Ramsden and Gretel Buttress, and it was Gretel who piped Jordyn in the end to be nominated by her peers as Players Player of 2018.Top Goal Scorer with 13 goals this season by a big margin was Gretel Buttress who scored a brace in the Champs of Champs to ensure that BCFC was crowned the RCLFA DSL Ladies Champs of Champs for 2018.

The Player of the Year 2018 was undoubtedly Jordyn Ramsden, who not only made the u17 National Provisional Team earlier this year, but the JvW Schools Elite Team, won Goal Keeper of the year 2018, Played for the RCLFA Regional Team in the Regional league, kept BCFC in the league and ensure that they ended 4th and progressed to the Semi Final Stage of the league knockout, but undoubtedly kept BCFC in the hunt to become RCLFA Champs of Champs 2018. Well done Jordyn.

 

The event ended with thanks and the girls then enjoyed the music and dance that pursued thereafter. Until next season – #BCFC4LIFE!

A GIGANTIC thank you to our sponsors for 2018 and to our first 2 new sponsors for the 2019 Season: Dion Mclean & Carmen Bell from WeOrganise, and Sam Mcharry from S.M.A.S.H.

Watch out for our next blog or vlog on all social media platforms – we will continue to bring you the highlights of the 2018 Season as well as what could be expected for the 2019 Season and beyond, and what is happening in between. For now, thank you for choosing BCFC as your family club and team of choice and we pray that you will continue to support us, play for us, and be part of our footballing family in the future. We hope to make your experience a pleasant one and that you will excel, grow, learn and become the footballer you want to become; the supporter you choose to be; the sponsor that is proud of the brand they sponsor and the parent that has found a sporting footballing family to belong to. God bless, we shall see you on the field….  #BCFC4LIFE #2018ISGIGANTIC #2019ISGINORMOUS