The 14th Grade Junior Premier League (Wellington, NZ, regional) side the Mariners (Eastbourne-Petone-Stop Out) versus the Western Suburbs Eagles, on May 10th, 2014. The Mariners were the victors by 9 goals to 2.
Eastbourne FC had a successful day out in the sunshine at this year’s Wynton Rufer tournament. Held annually by Stop Out FC at their Hutt Park grounds, the full day tournament was attended by both our 10th grade teams.
Eastbourne FC’s 10th grade travel league team achieved 3rd place at the tournament.
The travel league team, coached by Bob Medcalf, achieved 3rd place in the top grade, having gone through their group rounds undefeated. They lost out to a physically strong Onslow team in the semi finals, eventually beating Upper Hutt in the 3rd-4th place play off to secure third.
The Eastbourne Magista, coached by Bernd Pummer, came a respectable 6th of 12 teams, especially considering they fielded 2 inexperienced youngsters in their squad. All had a great day and, for once, the weather was kind to us.