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Welcome to Bendigo City FC! We are entering our second year in the Victorian National Premier league we welcome you to the club as a player, family member , supporter or sponsor.

 

 

 

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Bendigo City FC – NPL Rd2 / Rd3 2017
March 20, 2017

To The Bendigo Football Community, 

With under 1 month until the start of the local junior season and three rounds into the NPL season football is well and truly upon us in this early stage of the year. Over the past two weeks we have seen huge improvements across all age groups with some incredibly close fixtures and some hard fought contests. 

The support has continued to be impressive not only the number of parents attending but the behaviour which helps create the correct environment for our players to develop on the field. Although sometimes I understand passion overflows, I advise us all to remain calm, breath deep and trust in the officials, staff and our children for the correct on field outcome.

With St Albans and the Sunshine George Cross we faced too tough sides who were both equipped throughout the age groups to compete with sides from all over Victoria. As a group Bendigo showed an ability to fight back from behind, shift the momentum of games and create chances from all areas of the field. It feels as though all teams are the better side for 40-60% of the matches but maintaining that intensity and energy for 100% of the match is a challenge. 

Week by week I have already seen this improve and our Under 18s were a prime example of improvement against Sunshine Cross, unlucky to go down in the final minutes but creating goals, defending well and putting themselves in a position to win a thriller. 

As we draw closer to the start of the season, the opening of the SAP programs and the local fixtures the football buzz continues to rise. It will be a very important year for those involved with football in Bendigo and I just hope the same clear message rings out to all the kids in the region. Have Fun At Football! Thats Why We Do It. 

Finally A great effort from our senior team who went down to a very strong Altona Magic side in the FFA Cup. It was a good effort from the boys and we were unfortunate in defeat. Hopefully next weekend the seniors will be brining 3 points home against fellow NPL2 side Werribee. 

The Juniors will be on our first away day in Melbourne. Please remember we all represent the club and on a larger level Bendigo in each and every away fixture. Lets wear the correct uniforms, behave in the correct way both on and off the field and enjoy the opportunity to travel and play some of the best clubs and kids in Victoria. 

All the best for the coming week! 

Yours In Football, 

Freddie Seccombe
Technical Director
Bendigo City FC + Bendigo Amateur Soccer Association 

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Bendigo City FC – NPL Round 1 2017
March 7, 2017

To The Bendigo Football Community, 

After our first Super Saturday I feel as though my confidence in the potential of Football here in Bendigo has risen greatly. A great amount of support from the local community and a huge effort from kids across the board in all the groups from the Under 12 9 a siders to the Senior First Grade side who were unfortunate not to clinch a victory in a hotly contested 1-1 draw against Richmond. 

A big thanks must also be put out to the travelling Avondale parents, players and coaches who were highly competitive and professional in the way they carried themselves. We wish them all the best of luck for the remainder of the season and look forward to the return leg in the coming months. 

Two observations from the weekend on things we can do better as a community are making sure we arrive on time and considering what is the best for the kids bodies. If you want to be an athlete at any level you need to behave like an athlete in all walks of life. Not just two nights a week and one day on the weekend. 

  • Timeliness for Training and Matches (Across the board from U12-Senior Squad)
    ‘Arrive 10 minutes before the time you are told’ 
  • Consider your body as your machine 
    ‘Drink lots of water, sleep correctly, eat correctly and make sure you don’t overwork yourself!’
    ‘Maximum Freshness Minimum Fatigue Maximum Effort = Maximum Performance Outlay’

Thanks to everyone for their attendance over the weekend and hard work to get the season up and running. I am very excited for the coming weeks both with the NPL season up and running and the start of the BASL year along with some exciting new programs and holiday camps. 

Finally I must congratulate Epsom FC on their efforts representing Bendigo in the FFA Cup. They were unfortunate to face a hard fought defeat 3-2. They came back gallantly after being 2-0 down at half time and showed great spirit and ability to almost pull it back for a draw. A great effort to progress through to this stage of the competition and great to see the success of the BASL clubs at a  local community level! Well Done Bendigo!! 

All the best for the coming week!

Yours In Football, 

Freddie Seccombe
Technical Director 
Bendigo City FC + Bendigo Amateur Soccer League 

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Technical Director Introduction
February 21, 2017

To The Bendigo Football Community, 

I must first introduce myself as the new Technical Director for Bendigo City FC. I will also as part of my role be helping to create a football eco-system in Bendigo starting from the very bottom at Mini-Roos, progressing through BASL, SAP and the Development Squads before moving into the NPL with BCFC and hopefully beyond as we see our players reach the pinnacle of Football whether it be in Australia or Elsewhere! 

I hope that together we will be able to work for more and better players in Bendigo. My focus will be that of Talent Development and my intentions are to create the best possible pathway for players in this region to assure they both enjoy the game and also reach their potential. 

During my first weekend of matches in Ballarat I have seen lots of positives, lots of helpful parents and lots of happy kids loving their football. If this attitude and enthusiasm can be maintained for the entire season I have no doubt that we will all have a great year. 

I feel as though the weekend was a great success for all involved and I personally learnt a two key things from the days events.

1. The weather in these parts is somewhat unpredictable, feeling the Australian Heat, The English Rain and the Atlantic Cold all in the space of the Under 15s match! Assured to bring numerous changes of clothes to match days from now on!

2. The Under 12 side is possibly the most fashionable football squad in the world with numerous headbands, beanies and multi coloured socks. The bar has been set high for the other squads that is for sure! 

Thanks to you all for your participation and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you during the season. If you ever have any questions or queries feel free to contact me at any time whether it be through email or in person around the grounds. 

Yours In Football,

Freddie Seccombe
Technical Director 
Bendigo City FC + Bendigo Amateur Soccer League


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2016 Development Squad/Bendigo City Trials – CHANGE OF VENUE
October 11, 2016

2016 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD TRIALS: 

Attention to anyone attending trails this Sunday 16 October – we’ve had a venue change.

Trails will now be held at BSE Synthetic (Bendigo South East College – 56 Ellis Street, Flora Hill), same times.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know that may be attending.

And don’t forget, if you didn’t attend last Saturday and have not registered, please arrive 30 minutes earlier.

Please also ensure that no representative clothing is worn, i.e. BASL shirts, Clubs shirts, Bendigo City shirts etc.

Please assemble at the synthetic pitch, and parents are required to stand away from the trials while they are going on.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 16/10/2016 
U11*/12 – 10:00 – 11:00
U13/14 – 11:00 – 12:00
U15/16/18* – 12:00 – 13:00

Sunday 30/10/2016 
U11*/12 – 10:00 – 11:00
U13/14 – 11:00 – 12:00
U15/16/18* – 12:00 – 13:00

* U11 are BASL only squads
* U18 are NPL only squads


MADE IN BENDIGO

Bendigo City FC is a new club in the Victorian NPL in 2015. Sponsored by the Bendigo Bank and supported by the City of Greater Bendigo, and local businesses, junior footballers and their families. Volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to get behind the club and ensure our local junior footballers have a presence in the Victorian National Premier League and a pathway to fulfill their dreams of playing at the highest level. But more than that we aim to be a club where the players feel they belong.

The world game is alive and kicking at the highest level in Central Victoria.