Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs website. Latest news for the club is below, and news for each section (Junior, Youth or Senior) can be found on the homepage for that section above (on the gold tool bar). If you are new to the club we welcome you. Please go to the appropriate grade page and if you need more information don't hesitate to email the grade coordinator and they will be happy to assist you. Their phone details are available also.
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The AGM has been held. Please click on the links to see the various section heads reports and AGM Minutes for 2013.
Chairman Report Please Click Here
Senior Report Please Click Here
Youth Report Please Click Here
Girls/Womens Report Please Click Here
Junior Report Please Click Here
Financial Report Please Click Here
AGM Minutes for 2013 Please Click Here
At last nights AGM a proposal to establish a charitable trust to protect the long term future of our club was raised and met with general approval of those present. We now wish to seek your views and opinions on the proposal , Please Click Here The rationale and purpose. 22 November 2013 and the draft trust document at Please Click here Trust Deed by Thursday December 12th when those views will be collated and provide to the club Executive for consideration.
The ESAFC Men's U 19's performed admirably at the Labour weekend tournament. Assigned a very difficult group the team started steadily with a 1-1 draw against Waitakere City. They then went on to post wins against Petone and Albany United to finish Saturday on 7 points and second on the table. First up Sunday a hard fought draw against Cashmere was followed by a close victory over Miramar Rangers. This brought them up against neighbours Fencibles United in the quarter finals. In a very even game ESAFC progressed with an extra time goal, finishing the victors 1-0. In the semi final on the Monday morning we again played Cashmere. 1-0 up with a few minutes to go Cashmere equalised sending the game into extra time. The sides couldn't be split with the game being decided on penalties, unfortunately 5-4 in Cashmere's favour. A very creditable performance by the team after coming up from the satellite tournament last year. Well done to coach Mark Holt and everyone involved.
Prior to the semi final the team stand for a minutes silence as a mark of respect to Suburbs guest player Liam Jordan. Sadly Liam's father Keryn Jordan passed away the week prior to the tournament after a long illness. Keryn was one of the best players to play in the NZ National League and will be greatly missed by family and friends as well as the entire football community. Liam performed outstandingly under very trying conditions. (Photo Andrea Hogg)
The 10th grade Boys topped their Pool at the Taupo Tournament making it a very successful weekend for Eastern Suburbs Teams. Here the team display their medals with Manager Ceryl Harland.
The 9th grade ESAFC boy’s representative team competed in the Taupo tournament playing 8 games. There were 5 Wellington teams, Taupo and two other Auckland teams. The team won all 8 games and only conceded one goal the whole tournament. Well done to Gareth Evans (coach) and all the boys involved.
Paul Marshall from Eastern Suburbs visited Kohimarama Primary School to talk to the girls at the school about playing Football next season. Sixty five girls attended the talk which U 17 NZ girls representitives Milly Hawkins and Rebecca van Dort were also present.
On Sunday 15th September the "ground breaking ceremony" took place at Ngahue Reserve in Stonefields (behind the Tennis centre) hosted by Oceania Football Confederation. OFC will be investing between $4M-$10M in the Oceania "Home of Football" which building will begin as soon as resource consent has been granted. Included in the stage one development will be two "all weather" pitches with appropriate car parking and amenities. The Orakei Board has negotiated a lease for 30 years which will include a 70% community use apportionment which ESAFC will be a major stakeholder. To have a purpose built football facility in our local catchment area is a fantastic outcome for ESAFC, and the whole Auckland Football Community. ESAFC are very grateful to David Chung and Tai Nicholas from OFC, and Desley Simpson, Kit Parkinson and the entire Orakei Board for putting this together. It has taken over three years to get to this stage, but the wheels are now truly in motion.
From left to right: Stephen Williamson Chairman Auckland Football, Mark Weipers Chairman Ellerslie AFC, David Chung President Oceania Football, Chris Ruffell ESAFC, Desley Simpsom Chair Orakei Board, Kit Parkinson Orakei Board (Parks), Kate Cooke Orakei Board, David Parker CEO Auckland Football, Mark Thomas Orakei Board. (absent Troy Churton, Colin Davis Ngahue Development sub Committee)
The Eastern Suburbs Women's Premier team created history by securing the Premier League with two matches still remaining. The girls deservedly beat Three Kings 2-1 at Keith Hay Park whilst across town Glenfield Rovers beat title hopefuls Claudelands Rovers 3-2 handing the title to the Lilly Whites. The last time the Women won this title was 1980,
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The winner of the "count the number of balls in the car" competition was Megan Skinner. She takes away the $200 Rebel Sports Voucher.
Eastern Suburbs Association Football Club (ESAFC) are pleased to have Winger Motors Ltd as our platinum sponsor Check here for a special vehicle offer to ESAFC members.
Founded in 1932, Winger Motors Ltd is one of the largest and well-known vehicle dealerships on the Auckland scene. Wayne Leach, owner of Winger Motors has a personal involvement with the club, “The sponsorship was a natural progression for Wingers- we love being a part of this rewarding community and what could be better than supporting active lives”. Hign quality brands such as Subaru, Isuzu, Hyundai, Suzuki and Kia fit in well with the profile ESAFC are trying to portray.
Freddy Farmer is Eastern Suburbs official Speed Coach. With a background in speed coaching in the UK, Freddy has joined ESAFC to assist us in developing players potential in maximising speed through improved technique and speed specific training.