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Box Hill United defeat Murray United 2-3

A nervous start was turned to victory by Box Hill United, who travelled to Wodonga to face Murray United FC in a historic opening round NPL1 East Fixture signalling the begining of MUFC’s journey in the National Premier League.

An early goal from Adam Waters gave Murray United a soild foundation to build their first game upon.

Box Hill leveled at 1-1 on the 32nd minute through some fantastic footwork from Stanislav Goldberg and a fine finish, but conceded a poachers goal to Zac Walker just moments before the 15 minute break giving the home crowd strong belief they would create history with an maiden Win.

Box Hill however returned to the pitch with a renewed belief in themselves and with a wonderful curling effort by Vice Captain Alexander Schroen, Box Hill drew level on the 51st minute.

Substitute Lucas Johns scored a fine strike late in the game which proved to be the winner after some last minute heroics from shot stopper Alexander Connell who managed a superb 1-on-1 save and defender Travis Chalk Hatton with a goal mouth scramble stop in the dying seconds of the game.

Box Hill now draw their attention to their Monday evening fixture on March 2 against Kingston City FC who are yet to open their season.

A closer look at your NPL1 senior squad of 2015

Ahead of the launch of the National Premier League One season of 2015, we invite you to meet the players who will represent Box Hill United SC on the field.

The team has been hitting the training ground hard and are primed and ready to take on Murray United this Saturday, in what will be their history opening round in Albury-Wodonga.

Kick-off is at 5pm with the U-20s at 3pm.

Stay tuned to social media for updates as the matches progress.

Dreams Come True Motivation Cup

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IT’S OFFICIAL – DREAMS DO COME TRUE! Under 13 teams from NPL clubs – Box Hill United, South Melbourne and Northcote City turned out for a terrific Football Fives competition at the FFV Football complex in George Street, Wantirna. The event was called the 2015 Under 13 Sunshine Creek – Dreams Come True Motivation Cup and held to raise funds to support the Dreams Comes True Academy (DCTA) in Guangzhou, China. The DCTA supports under privileged children by developing them as people and sportspersons through their love of football.

Box Hill United volunteered to represent the DCTA children in the tournament by wearing a new kit supporting the logos of DCTA, the VPSC, our partners the Victorian Asian Football Federation and Sunshine Creek (their wonderful sponsors of this event). For five hours straight the kids played back to back games to the delight of all onlookers! It was terrific to see the next generation of Australian footballers  going at it – who knows they may be the next group to win another Asian Cup! Special guests included Danny Allsopp (who presented the individual awards) and DCTA delegates who flew in from China just to watch this great event in honour of their kids.

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The final was a see sawing affair with the two VPSC / DCTA teams fighting it off in a very physical and entertaining game with the victors taking it 5-1. The score wasn’t a reflection of the closeness of the game as their group game testified to with a 5-5 draw!?!?! In the third / fourth playoff, two football giants of Victorian football went at as if 5 games previously played were an apparition. Eventually Northcote outpointed South Melbourne to take a well deserved bronze medallion however South Melbourne, as always, was valiant in defeat. An awesome tournament played in true Fair Play spirit.

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Individual awards went to MVP JP Cooper (8 votes) closely followed by Todd Rodgers (7 votes) and Zane Holmes (7 votes) with Top Goal Scorers Justin McQualter and Zane Holmes (tied on 10 goals each) closely followed by JP Cooper (9 goals), Greg Zacharias (8 goals) and Kyra Kyranakis (8 goals). Special thanks to the fantastic sponsors – Sunshine Creek and the FFV for the venue. Lastly, congratulations to all the clubs, coaches, managers,  sponsors, organisers, kids and most importantly, the parents – what a brilliant day! Your generous donations will go a long way to making the lives of the kids at the DCTA a whole lot better than they were yesterday – well done indeed!      

NPL Juniors Gala Day

Upcoming Gala Day for u12s, 14s, 15s, 16, and u18s.

Sunday 8th February
vs Dandenong City Soccer Club
Baden Powell Drive, Endeavour Hills VIC 3802

Kick-off times
u12s – 10:00am
u14s – 11:15am
u15s – 11:15am
u16s – 12:45pm
u18s – 12:45pm

BOYS and GIRLS – Box Hill SAP Program – 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 Born

Box Hill United SC has been approved to run the FFV’s High Performance Skills Acquisition Program for talented players born in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

BOYS 2004 / 2005
You must visit the following link to register your interest before 15th February.
http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50387267319967

BOYS 2006
Box Hill United SC will also be running a pre-SAP program for those born in 2006 (u9’s).
More details will be provided once known.

GIRLS 2003 / 2004
You must visit the following link to register your interest before 15th February.
http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50387267319967

Player Vacancies

The club wishes to advise there are still vacancies for the following squads:

NPL Juniors
u20s
u18s

Please email Alex Palmos on apalmos@optusnet.com.au or call 0412 566 822

MiniRoos
u9 Joeys (3 spots)
u9 Kangas (1 spot)
u10 Wallabies (2 spots)
u10 Kangas (2 spots)

Please contact our MiniRoos Coordinator, Brett Smith on 0409 415 606

MiniRoos Girls
We are still seeking interest to form a MiniRoos Girls team. Please register your interest here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50058226359961

For more information please contact our MiniRoos Coordinator, Brett Smith on 0409 415 606

 

GIRLS ONLY – MiniRoos 2015

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The club is now calling for expressions of interest for those wishing to play in a GIRLS ONLY MiniRoos team at Box Hill United for 2015.

Please complete the link here to register your interest.

Any questions can be directed through to MiniRoos Coordinator, Brett Smith on 0409 415 606.