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Written by Brendan Stone   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 12:24

Admission to FFSA Federation League 2016

21-April-2015 posted by Brendan Stone


 

This year has been a stellar year for the Mount Barker United Seniors. We have finally been able to field a senior women’s team, which has been a dream of ours for many years. The team consists of a fantastic bunch of people who embellish the ethos of the club and are a pleasant to be around. This would not have happened if it were not for the assistance of Andrew Marshall, Matt Devine, Emma McArthur, Brendan Stone and Nathan Hatswell. They have put in many hours of hard work to get this off the ground and they should be very proud. In fact the whole team should be very proud to be the very FIRST to represent the club in the senior women’s category and as of this weekend, they have also recorded their first win of the season! With hopefully more to come.

In addition to the inclusion of a women’s team, we have also continued our exponential growth in senior men’s teams with an additional team, aimed at social players allowing us to cater for players in every skillset, an excellent achievement for a club that was teetering between one to two teams 7 years ago.

Now to the exciting news –

One of the niche aspects of our club is that we aim to offer something for everyone. To continue with this philosophy, there was one piece of the puzzle missing and a few months ago we had the opportunity to investigate the feasibility of gaining this last piece to complete the puzzle and provide a complete soccer solution to everyone living in the area.

I am pleased to announce that the Mount Barker Soccer Club has been accepted by the Football Federation South Australia to be included into the 3rd tier of the Federation league from 2016. This is the prize for years of hard work from the senior committee over the years consisting of Andrew Marshall, Steve Handley, Mark McGrath, Steven Berry, Owen Busuttil, Shane Porter, Andy Harrison, Brendan Stone, Mark Swithenbank and Gary Wonnacott. These people have believed in what we were trying to achieve and have put in a lot of hard work over the years to get us where we are.

This new adventure for the club will not affect our involvement in the Collegiate Soccer League. We want to continue our relationship with the league as we feel that it provides our member base with the opportunity to play grass roots soccer in a friendly, comfortable and professional environment.  There of course will be some changes to the structure of the club in general, but we anticipate that this will be divulged later in the season.

Congratulations to everyone involved with the club, from the players to supporters and the committee that help make this possible. More news will follow throughout the season about the structure of the club in 2016 to incorporate the additional league including opportunities for players and coaches. In the meantime though, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

CSL 1A Team

Steve Handley and his 1A side CSL Cup Round 1 2015.

 

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