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Franklin Speaking Frankly

Franklin Speaking Frankly #18

2020-04-15T12:47:00+12:0015 April 2020|

The world has changed all of a sudden and for all of us in the domain of football, it got twisted and turned and thrown upside down. The safety of all in our community is paramount and we know this is not permanent. The team at Franklin United are working behind the scenes to try [...]

Frankly Speaking by eLocal – March

2020-03-13T14:11:02+13:0013 March 2020|

The season is approaching fast and we have achieved a huge amount as a Club over the last few months. The Franklin United Youth Academy is merging its U13, U14 and U15 teams (boys and girls) together with the South Auckland Elite Academy to build quality in preparation for competing in the new premier competitions [...]

Frankly Speaking by eLocal – December

2019-12-10T11:42:06+13:0010 December 2019|

The Franklin Youth Academy must serve to provide all players in the area with a footballing pathway, not just those that belong to families that can afford the fees.  Income though remains critical to the sustainability of the initiative...read more

Franklin Speaking Frankly #17

2019-07-12T10:41:42+12:0012 July 2019|

Mid way through the season, the cold dark nights are upon us, but it is heartening to the soul to drive past football training grounds and see players of all ages and sizes buzzing around. It reminds me of how far we have come when I watch the players in the academy train and I [...]

Franklin Speaking Frankly #16

2019-05-28T13:12:54+12:0028 May 2019|

Well done to the first team who got their third win of the NRFL season last weekend against Albany. Albany are a good footballing side especially at home, where they have been particularly hard to beat over the last few years. It is always pleasing to come from behind to take the win and [...]

Franklin Speaking Frankly #15

2019-04-08T09:35:16+12:008 April 2019|

Another season has rolled around again. I remember when I was coaching a long time ago now - in the days when we had to walk to the football pitch in our bare feet. There was a thing called a summer break. Those days have gone and everything keeps progressing. Certainly at Franklin United we [...]

Franklin Speaking Frankly #14

2019-04-08T09:36:18+12:0011 March 2019|

A guidance through best practice Our number 1 priority at Franklin United is to provide the best pathways and opportunities for our Franklin community.  However, when considering the hot topic of improvement or striving to be the best you can be, it's important to not to preference quantity over quality:  I need to have my child signed up to this; they [...]

Franklin Speaking Frankly – Christmas Message

2018-12-21T10:39:00+13:0019 December 2018|

2018 is coming to a close and it has been another eventful year at Franklin United. I would like to start off by thanking everyone involved in helping the club achieve its dreams – dreams which are focused on supporting the Franklin community. The board held a review meeting at the start of December, and [...]

Franklin Speaking Frankly #12

2018-08-31T10:52:47+12:0031 August 2018|

What does winning truly mean? I have been involved in a lot of discussion around this topic of late. Several articles I have read, constantly repeat that the obsession for short term success is mainly about stroking your ego and generally destroys the long term possibilities for young players. We have all won something in [...]

Franklin Speaking Frankly #11

2018-08-14T08:15:17+12:0014 August 2018|

On the back of my discussion focusing on Croatia, the small European nation which showed the world stage a thing or two in the latest World Cup, one of my old friends from my school days pointed me to an article focusing on Belgium’s football success. Belgium have scaled the world rankings over the last [...]