Welcome to the 2017/18 Season!
Let the journey begin… the 2017/18 season is underway with Premiers, Reserves and U19 boys all now started…
Registrations are open… please can all Junior players register asap so that we can start putting teams together. Registration form is on our website. Junior season starts 28th October.
Fees…fees are payable by 21st November latest. The fee schedule is on the website along with our bank account details.
FB and our AU website will have all the important announcements and events for the season. The main communication channel will be FB for photos, social events and news…so make sure you Like our page!
Coaches Corner on the website will be returning…with tips and information for Coaches.
Sunday pre-season trainings are now finished.
Outdoor Training Fowlds Park…your Coach/Manager will liaise with you regarding when your team is training at Fowlds Park. Please note there is no training @ Fowlds until Tuesday 24th October, as the grounds are not available.
Supporters Merchandise…we have a new range of great looking AU merchandise for sale… Polar fleece, Hoodies, Dri-fit Tees and bucket hats…also AU Club Badges $10 & Helmet/car Stickers $1-$2 options – details on our website and order from Kris Attewell at text 021 435 712 or PM. We are also able to do team sets, chat with Kris. Get in quick and be ready for the season!
Junior Uniform Fittings…Thursday 19th October 5-7 pm @ The Irish Club. Junior caps will be available for sale $25.
Coaches & Managers…there will be a communication for the season information coming to you in the next couple of weeks.
Working Bee… Monday 23rd October (Labour weekend) @ Fowlds 2-6pm, to get the park ready for game days. Let’s get as much support as we can along to help out.
MASSIVE CLUB DAY TO KICK OFF THE SEASON @ FOWLDS-inclusive of Black Sox & Life Members Celebration. Saturday 28th October.
Junior Club first games of the season @ Fowlds in the morning
All day BBQ
Stay around for our Premier Reserves Game & Premier Mens double header @ Fowlds – Junior Club ‘Catch a Home Run” Competition during these games- wear your AU gear and win awesome prizes!
Join us for our celebration evening from 7pm @ The Irish- see website & FB for details-Life Member presentations and meet our Black Sox!
2017/18 SEASON DATES- First half- AFC
PREMIER/RESERVES – starts 30th September
UNDER 19 BOYS- starts Wednesday 4th October 2017
JUNIOR SOFTBALL- starts Saturday 28th October
SENIOR SOFTBALL- starts Saturday 28th October
CHRISTMAS BREAK- Sunday 17th December – Saturday 13th January 2018
Saturday 17th March – Sunday 18th March 2018
AFC/ASA FINALS DAY
Saturday 24th March 2018
Premier Men Rock Chote Tournament 24-26 November, Ramblers
U13 Battle of the Bridge 10th December, Rosedale Park
U23 NFC 7-10 Dec, Rosedale Park
Premier Mens PK Tournament 19-22nd January 2018
Vic Guth Memorial Tournament 26-29th January 2018
NZ Black Sox Challenge Cup 7-11 Feb 2018 , Rosedale Park
OPEN MENS CLUB Championships -Fraser Park Wellington
Men, Tuesday 7th March – Sunday 11th March 2018
Women, Wednesday 8th March- Sunday 11th March 2018
U19 Boys, 4th-7th January, Mizuno Ballpark, Christchurch
U19 Girls, 4th-7th January, Rosedale Park, North Harbour
U15 Boys, 11th-14th January, Haitaitai Park, Wellington
U15 Girls, 11th-14th January, Prince Edward Park, Papakura
U17 Boys, 18th-21st January, Colquhorn Park, Palmerston North
U17 Girls, 18th-21st January, Ellis Park, Dunedin
That’s all for now! Have a great season everyone! AU how we do!
From the AU Executive Committee