COACHES
​​​​​​​COMMENT

Jae Youn Lee
1st Team Head Coach

Good afternoon as we take on Western AFC at Walter Park. Jim has got this Western squad firing this season and as evidently shown in their English Cup result against us earlier this year, we will need to be on our game to make sure a repeat isn't on the cards.

Last week's game against Christchurch United U20s was hard to take, due to the amount of chances we were able to create, which could have changed the whole narrative of the game if our players had their shooting boots on. The Rams were very efficient in making their chances count and were ruthless in punishing us for our poor defensive transitions, something which has been creeping into our game over the last few weeks. As a result, a lot of this week has been going back to focusing less on the what, but on the why and how we play when representing this club, for which a lot of credit must go to Nathan Young. The sooner we get on top of our HOW and WHY, the WHAT we play for will follow as a result.

In terms of squad news, we see a few movements up and down the wider squad, where I am pleased to bring up both Kaedon Prasad and Abdi Sheikh after last week's performance for the Reserves, where they were more than a handful against FC 2011. In terms of achievements as well, this will be James Price's 50th appearance for the first team at Halswell. Pricey joined the club when I was first appointed as the first team head coach and every year, he has gone on to develop as both a player and as a person. This is evident as we saw him win the Player of the Year award last year.

Good luck to the rest of the teams representing the Halswell badge this weekend and we can't wait to witness your support for this game. Up the Hawks!

New World Premiership v Western - Saturday 15 June

22. Harry Eastwick

2. Josh McTurk

3. Kaedon Prasad

6. Alex Young

8. Jordan Neal​​​​​​​

9. Patrick Cameron​​​​​​​

10. Isaac Williams (C)

12. Josh Dempster

13. Morgan Kilkenny

14. Finn Steel​​​​​​​

15. Abdifatah Sheikh​​​​​​​

16. James Price

19. Baxter Coughlan

20. Conor Clarke

21. Hem Gelal

SCHEDULE

Aiden Kelly (M)​​​​​​​

Albert Aitken (M)

Alex Young (D)

Baxter Coughlan (D)

Conor Clarke (F)​​​​​​​

Finn Steel (D)

Harry Eastwick (GK)

Hem Gelal (M)

Isaac Williams (c) (M)​​​​​​​

 Jacob O'Connell (F)

James Price (M)

Jordan Neal (M)

Josh Dempster (F)​​​​​​​

Josh McTurk (D)​​​​​​​

Mark Avery (GK)

Mo Amin (M)​​​​​​​

Morgan Kilkenny (M)

Patrick Cameron (F)

Roshan Khatri (M)

Ryan Navickas (D)

Jae Youn Lee
Head Coach

Nathan Young
Assistant Coach

Connor Leath
Manager

Livy Jordon

Elite Physiotherapy

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