To stay or not to stay – that is the situation

Ngaruawahia United AFC is urgently reviewing its Northern League status.

Current and Past players and members are invited to attend an Urgent meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at the Club, to decide whether or not to remain in the NRFL. This is a result of reducing player, administrator and supporter interest.

After a very long involvement in the Northern League it would be a shame for the Club and Waikato football to give up its place in this competition.

We urge all those involved with the club to contribute to the discussion on the Club’s immediate future.

Please note this will not affect our Junior Club, or our Senior Men’s and Women’s Social teams.

Changes to the Laws of the Game

LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY 

· Competitions may determine the field size for their competitions (within Law 1) 
· All commercial advertising on the ground must be at least 1m from boundary lines 
· Logos/emblems of FAs, Federations, competitions etc. are allowed on corner flags (no advertising as the lines are a part of the field) 

LAW 3 – THE PLAYERS (new title) 

· A match may not start/continue if a team has fewer than 7 players 
· Substitutes may restart a match but must step onto the field first 
· Clarifies situation when a player is sent off before/after kick off 
                            – Before team list submitted can not be named on the team list 
                            – After team submitted, may be replaced by a named substitute, who cannot be replaced 
                            – After kick off can not be replaced 
· Direct FK (or penalty) if a substitute or team official interferes with play 
· If something/someone other than a player touches the ball as it is going into goal, the referee can award the goal if the touch had no impact on defenders (the ball must go into the goal) 
· If a goal is scored with an extra person on the field and the referee has restarted play, the goal stands; but the matter must be reported. 

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Football Holiday Programme . . .

WaiBOP Football has put together an action packed holiday programme for kids. Delivered by accredited providers, it’s a great way for young players to have fun and develop their football or futsal skills.

Each session includes skill-based training, so kids can learn the tricks and techniques to become better players. There is also plenty of chances to play football games to apply these skills in a fun, safe environment.

The Holiday Fun Football & Futsal is designed to appeal to both boys and girls aged 6 – 12 years old, from total beginners to committed young players. It’s part of the NZF junior development plan, so there is the opportunity for talented and hardworking players to start the journey to excellence.

Programmes are being run in Hamilton, Thames, Morrinsville, Matamata, Otorohanga & Tamahere. Brief programme details are as per below.
Futsal: Hamilton – 16 & 23 January
Football: Thames – 23 January; Morrinsville – 24 January; Hamilton – 24, 25 & 26 January; Matamata – 25 January; Otorohanga – 26 January; Tamahere – 27 January.

Click here to find out more or to register!