BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY - new members always welcomed.
Please contact us to find out ways that you can help build a stronger community through being part of our club. Opportunities for players, administrators and supporters.
What a week!
As the league draws to a close.........
Winning comes in many forms. For our U12 Div 2 team and our Friday night O35s team, their first wins for the season in their matches is their win. Neither team gave in throughout the season, and their persistence won through. Congratulations to both teams!
With matches to spare, the AAM Div 8 and the AAW Div 3 teams won their league. They cruised in! Congratulations to both teams!
Then there are the league competitions that do it the hard way. Our AAM Div10 team went into a night match knowing they had to win by at least 3 goals to draw the league title. On Tuesday night, the men did just that. It then went to same points, same goal difference, same number of wins, draws and loses during the season, but looking at the total number of goals scored throughout the season, they are the league winners. Congratulations!
The U16Girls Div 1 team did it a different way. They received a devastating forfeit on Wednesday. Hoping for a big win in that match, the 3-0 result looked to have cost them the chance at winning the league which was coming down to goal difference. But on Sunday, a miracle occurred when Blue Mountains lost their match to Springwood leaving the U16 Girls as outright league winners! Congratulations U16Girls Div 1 team.
Our U5-U11 teams continue their fun games for the next few weeks, along with the competition teams in 10 team competitions. For the 8 team and 6 team competitions, it is now onto the Championship Series Tournament.
Green Sock Weekend and Trivia Night
It's time to pull on your green socks for the club's annual spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation equipment. Teams are encouraged to swap their club sock for green socks for matches this weekend, 27 and 28 July. Come along and join in the 'Green Celebrations' at Andromeda during the days. To order your green socks please see your team manager. Click here for more information.
Top it off with joining club members for the Trivia Night at Cranebrook High School Hall. Organise your team table. For more information, please click here.
We are a Level 3 good sports club! And it appears we're the first club in NFA to achieve this status.
We're working hard to ensure our club is family friendly and that our members and volunteers get to and from our club safely.
To find out out more of what this means, head here: Good Sports Level 3
Successful GK clinic
Many thanks to James from NFA for conducting our GK clinic. The kids really enjoyed the action packed fun and learnt many valuable skills along the way. It really was a fabulous opportunity to increase skill and confidence.
ALDI KICKOFF PROGRAM KICKS OFF FOR THE YEAR
|Our youngest club members joined in the action on the weekend with the start of our Kickoff program for the year. There were smiles and hifives all around.|
MATTHEW WINS WSW Powerchair Player of the Year.
Congratulations Matthew Mallows on winning the 2018 Powerchair Player of the Year at the Western Sydney Wanderers Medal Night. You have been, and continue to be, an inspiration to many people. The club and community are proud of you.
Friday Nights Come Alive at Andromeda.
In an historical move for the club, Cranebrook now has FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Our O35 Div 2 Friday night team play Friday nights, giving the opportunity for all club members to witness the skill and enjoy the thrills that night time football provides. Bring a blanket and pack some snacks and head on down to Andromeda. The men will be playing on the Western Field.
Would be wonderful end to the school holidays for the kids, and an excellent night out for families.
|Friday Night O35 team, 2019||Rob gives his approval of the move. Enjoy your Football!|
BLACK ARM BANDS - ALL participants in ALL matches 13-14 April, 2019.
Earlier this year, the club farewelled one of its life members, Rob Hamilton. In remembrance of Rob, and as a mark of respect to the man who gave so much of his time and energy to strengthening our club, all club members are requested to wear black armbands during matches this weekend for both home and away matches. Participants are encouraged to observe a minute's silence prior to kick off of their matches as well.
Managers are asked to notify the ground official so that the match officials and opposition teams are aware of the significance behind the bands and the requested minute's silence.
Rob, this weekend is dedicated to you.
Word of Warning regarding My Game Guru: NFA data appears in MGG app but is not being updated. Therefore, the app cannot be used as a reliable source of immediate or accurate information. NFA is aware of conflicting information between the two sites. Please rely only upon the information on NFA website.
PREPARING TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS IN 2020 - NEW JERSEY DESIGN COMPETITION
In 2020 CUSC will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. The club is looking at having a new jersey to mark the occasion. Here is your chance to get involved.
2020 Jersey Design Competition – click here for further information and entry form.
Enter now for your chance to win Rebel Sports Vouchers
Please submit designs electronically in jpeg, pdf or bmp format or in person at Andromeda.
Entries close midnight 5th May 2019. Please see full Terms and Conditions.
We look forward to many creative designs.
26 March 2019
ROUND ONE IS NOW NIPPING AT OUR HEELS.
Fields are marked. Canteen stocked. Sun is shining. Shorts and socks are in. Here we go!
Fixtures for the first 3 rounds have now been published on the Fixtures Tab of NFA website. Please remember to adjust the dates to access the three rounds. Good luck everyone!
A timely word of thanks to the club members who have assisted in the process! Your assistance and support are greatly appreciated.
Need shorts or socks?
Anyone needing shorts and socks can just purchase from Andromeda on the weekend before your games. And ID cards will be available for team managers to collect before their matches too.
If you're playing away from home, we'll open up around 7:45am so you can still collect before your game.
CANTEEN DUTIES START THIS WEEKEND TOO!
Team managers will be asking their teams to help in the canteen. Your time helping in the canteen is very much appreciated. Thanks to those who help to make our club a true community asset.
21 March 2019
Unfortunately due to the recent wet weather, ANDROMEDA has limited area for training.
The Western field is available to use but the Eastern field remains closed.
The club thanks its members and the community for their understanding and care for the venue.
Thank you Stuart Ayres who has generously provided our club with $7500!
It's great having the NSW Minister for Sport living in our community. He has contributed to many projects for us including his support for the recent top marking of the western field, installation of the stage 2 field lighting, upgrade of the electricity supply and the upgrade of the canteen through the Asian Cup Legacy Fund Grant.
VALE ROB HAMILTON.
It is with great sadness that we advise our club and community members of the passing of one of its life members, Robert Hamilton. Rob played a vital role in the administration of the club for many years and was a frequent visitor to Andromeda since his retirement from the committee.
Our heart felt condolences are extended to Cindy and her family at this difficult time.
Robert's family invites those who knew him well and wish to pay their respects to join them at the service next Monday.
May he rest in peace.
MASSIVE SHOUT OUT FOR OUR COMMITTEE.
Getting the teams on the park - an easy process? Not really. It is very time consuming with many, many hours of behind the scenes work. Without the massive effort, no one plays and there is no club. Thank you to every committee member and club member who has pulled up their sleeves to ensure that the club flourishes for its members and the community.
CUFC encourages all coaches to seek accreditation. For 2019, all Kickoff Game leaders, U5-U10 coaches and all Division One coaches MUST be accredited.
The link to register for all courses is www.playfootball.com.au/coach/find-a-course
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2019 WINTER PLAYING SEASON.
There's a new registration site this year www.playfootball.com.au/register
EVERYONE will need to upload a new photo but luckily it's all mobile compatible so just take a passport style selfie.
Reminder to all parents to take advantage of the Active Kids Voucher!
Also, every coach, manager and committee member MUST complete a working with children check (if you've done it before, you should check it's still valid)
Rego fees for U5-U16 include all match fees!
Match fees for Prems are $10/match and all other Sunday teams are $7/match
The specified age groups are the age that your child is turning in 2019. E.g. U10 is for children born 2009.
Registrations are also open for our Kickoff Program [U4-U5]. Head to https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=83804&programID=44492 to register. Rego fee for Kickoff Program $60.
A Shout Out to........
the following people - all Volunteers - for the time and effort they have given to help run the Club this year.
⚽ our wonderful Committee, who take on an ever-growing workload;
⚽ our awesome coaches, who train, develop and inspire our players of all ages;
⚽ our fantastic managers, who organize our teams superbly and act as our conduit to them;
⚽ and to our the sponsors, community members, players & families who supported the club.
Your contribution is very much valued and strengthens our community and club. THANKYOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU!
Kickoff Kids and Miniroo Presentation
Wow! It would be wonderful to be able to bottle the energy and enthusiasm of our youngest club members. Over 200 members climbed, slid, bounced and played at Go Bananas on 22 September before receiving their trophies and feasting on chips and chicken nuggets. The smiles on the kids' faces was testimony to their enjoyment.
Senior Annual Dinner & Presentation
As the doors opened, laughter filled the air, welcoming the 115 club members and guests at Peachtree for the 2018 Dinner and Presentation. The night settled into the presentations where team awards were presented and club awards were eagerly anticipated before being presented.
It was a night to celebrate.
Senior team of the year: AAW Div 4
Sportswoman of the year: Shanice P.
Senior clubperson of the year: Jai P.
10 Year service Awards:
Paul D., Kassidy M., Ian C., Derek J.,
15 Year service Awards:
Kimberley C., JP., Geoff H., Ryan S., Guy T., Stephen D.,
25 Year service Award:
Junior Comp Team Presentation
130 junior team competition players changed from kicking balls to bowling balls yesterday at Penrith Bowling Centre for their presentation. The teams came together to celebrate their friendships formed during the year and their achievements in 2018. Many thanks to everyone who joined in to help make the day a success.
There were also some club awards presented at the celebration. Congratulations to
Junior team of the year: U17 Div 2
Junior Clubperson of the year: Lachlan T.
Coach of the year: Russell D.
10 Year service Awards:
Matthew M., Mark P., Justin D., Jayden K., Daniel K., Connor H., Cody B., Brandon M., and Blake W.
U12 - U17 Coaches and Managers:
Our sincere thanks for the neverending work you have done throughout the season.
U13 Div 2 TEAM WIN CTS FINAL
Our U13 Div 2 team focused on one goal - to win the CTS Final, and they did it, defeating Blaxland 3-1 in an awesome match. Congratulations to Russell, Andrew and the boys. You have done yourselves and the club proud. Time to celebrate!
Congratulations to our AAW Div 5 team and AAW Div 4 teams:
Both teams have won their league competitions. Well done ladies. You have demonstrated true sportsmanship along your journey. The smiles on your faces proved to all who saw that your enjoyed playing within your teams. Sincere congratulations!
Andromeda Just got a Whole Lot Brighter.
The club was very pleased when it received notification that our grant application had been successful. Then came the business of working with PCC and FNSW to make the project come alive. After 10 months, last Tuesday 17 July at 5pm Stage 2 of our night light project lit up as the new lights were turned on.
Onward we march! Over the coming weeks, you'll notice EVERYTHING in the canteen being packed away, This is in preparation of the canteen upgrade which is due to start in September and is also part of a successful grant.
|Andromeda at Zero.||Green Weekend.|
Andromeda just got a whole lot brighter!
Defibrillator for Community Wellbeing.
Yes! It is here. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a reality. Nice to know the club has it if it is needed.
Working together, we made this happen!
RESPECT is everyone's game winner. The club has a zero tolerance for disrespectful behaviour.
As you enjoy our beautiful game, please remember RESPECT is the key word.
A MustWatch Video for all Football parents.
Or perhaps this one!
A SPECIAL WORD OF THANKS TO OUR COMMITTEE, COACHES AND MANAGERS:
To our active committee members, an enormous THANKYOU. So much work, so many hours, phone calls, emails - your work is appreciated.
To our coaches and managers - THANKYOU. You are the cement that builds the teams and holds the teams together.
2018 Club Hankbook
It is important that clubmembers are familiar with the club handbook. Please click here for the 2018 CUFC Club Handbook.
Coach education courses are available. Please visit NFA website for details of courses.
Please avoid any wet patches or worn patches.
Safety for Everyone at Andromeda - click here for the guide.
There is to be no training on worn areas, wet areas & in penalty areas.
Where possible please use off field areas.
(Update 29/06/ 2019)
Oval Watch Program
|24 June 2019|
Club Meeting - Peachtree Hotel 7:30pm
|27-28 July 2019|
Green Sock Weekend
27 July 2019
Please avoid any wet patches or worn patches.
There is to be no training on worn areas, wet areas & in penalty areas.
Where possible please use off field areas.
(Update 29 June 2019)
For the enjoyment, comfort and safety of everyone, club members and spectators are reminded that there are regulations to adhere to. Penalties, including fines and suspensions, apply for breaches of the regulations.
Alcohol at Playing Venues
* Alcohol is not permitted within 10 metres of the playing area at any time at any ground under the jurisdiction of NFA.
* Glass bottles are not permitted at any ground ever under the jurisdiction of NFA.
* Alcohol is not permitted at any ground under the jurisdiction of NFA on Saturdays.
* Alcohol must not be consumed by any players or team officials during a game or at training.
* Some fields have an alcohol free policy. Alcohol restrictions differ from club to club. Please check with ground officials at the venue before you commence drinking alcohol.
Smoke Free Environment: Smoking is not permitted anywhere around the fields at any time at any venue under the jurisdiction of NFA. This includes the side lines, the back of the nets, around the canteen area, change rooms or toilets.
Account Number: 00909389
Account Name: Cranebrook United Soccer Club
Please put player's name & team as the reference
Successful Asian Cup Legacy Fund Grant Application.
CUFC has been successful in its application to receive a grant from the Asian Cup Legacy Fund. Coupled with funding from Penrith CC and contributions by the club, the grant will be used to improve facilities at Andromeda. Football NSW and the Office of Sport evaluated over 60 applications, where 16 were successful in securing a grant. Minister for Sport, The Hon Stuart Ayres, announced the successful applicants on 13 November at a media conference. Club representatives wrote and compiled the application which was supported by PCC and NFA. Thankyou to Mal and David who attended the media conference, and to PCC and NFA for their support.
The grant will go towards an upgrade of facilities at Andromeda including the completion of Stage 2 of the night lights, the rebuild of the Western Field and an upgrade of the canteen.
CUSC members join Football Family at ANZAC dawn service in Penrith.
Kickoff Program Kicks off.
For story with Football NSW please click here.
Saturday 22 April 2017
What a wonderful moment!
History was made today at Andromeda as the club welcomed for the first time our first U4 members with the Aldi Kickoff program. There were smiles and cheers, and a little apprehension. The little ones kicked the ball and participated in fun games, as Brendan guided and encouraged them throughtout their first session.
Many thanks to the mums and dads, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles who came along to join in the fun, and cheer the children on. And of course a big thankyou to Brendan.
Oval Watch Program - please help
Whilst we wait for the fields to dry out, please help us by keeping an eye out for any activity at either Andromeda or Sherringham which may damage the surface. If you have concerns,please contact the club or Penrith Police. Andromeda currently has the eastern field with motorbike ruts which will now have to be repaired. This incident is under investigation with promising leads.
If you are driving by the fields, a quick look and any appropriate follow up action would be wonderful. This will help get Andromeda up and running again for the benefit of everyone.
A huge shout of thanks to the many people who join together to make Cranebrook Cobras a wonderful club.
OUR COACHES AND MANAGERS - for your commitment to ensure that the teams are informed and ready,
OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
OUR FANBASE, and last but not least,
OUR PLAYERS for without you there would be no club.
All players, coaches, managers and spectators are reminded that there is zero tolerance for the abuse of referees, assistant referees, and Club or Association officials. Abuse need not be physical. It can also be verbal. It is NOT OK to give an official, opposition player or fellow spectator your unsolicited opinion of them, their performance, appearance or affiliated group in general.
SPECIAL WORD OF THANKS TO OUR COMMITTEE: As Andromeda comes alive over the weekend, please understand that it does so because of a group of dedicated people - our committee - who put in endless hours of work behind the scenes. Without these volunteers, the venue is just a paddock and the club members are just people. Please stop, smile and say 'THANKYOU'.
Please support the companies that so generously support our club.
every club member.
Proudly supporting our club
Supporting our kickoff program
& our U5-U11 club members