Round 10 fixture

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Congratulations to everyone who turned out to play in the horrible weather conditions last Sunday. Hopefully the weather will be much improved for Round 10:
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Round 9 Results

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In line with the AFL Junior Match Policy of prioritising participation, there is no scoring for Under 9 and Under 10 games and results are not reported. Results from the older teams for Round 9:
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EOFY Tax deductible donation to the Cougars?

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Fancy making a tax deductible donation to the Cougars before the year end? The Cougars have joined up with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) to allow people and businesses to make tax deductible donations of $2 or more to support and improve our club. We have two projects you can donate to: ·         The Better Facilities Fund - for carrying out much needed improvement to the facilities at McDonell Park. You can learn more and donate to our Better Facilities Fund by clicking here. ·         The Free Kick scheme - providing free footy for kids that wouldn’t be able to play without this scheme. You can donate and find out more about Free Kick by clicking here. The target for each project is $50,000 - No matter how small, every…
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Milestone games

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Congratulations to Isaac Bartley (U12 Gold), James Magiatzis & Jack Moston (U12 Blue), and Rory Harty-Gale (U11) who are all playing their 50th games this coming weekend.
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Community Sports Camps

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Community Sports Camps are running a school holiday football camp at McDonell Park on Thursday 5 July and Friday 6 July. This camp is ideally suited for 4-12 year olds – Auskick participants and players all welcome. Book your spot using the NJFC redemption code CSCNORTHCOTEJFC to receive a small discount. Our club will also receive a $10 rebate for all participants registered using the code, so please pass around to friends and family. For more information see flyer below or footycamps.com.au
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Sponsor’s Profile

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With a modern, fully equipped studio located in the Miller-On-Gilbert shopping strip in the village of West Preston, Yogaville aims to provide an environment that is supportive, inclusive and focuses on the needs of each individual. Certified teachers provide classes from beginner level through to experienced practitioner, exclusively in the Iyengar Yoga method. Visit http://yogaville.com.au
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Volunteer of the week

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Volunteer of the week this time around is Claire McCormack, our First Aid Coordinator. As well as volunteering her time regularly as a Trainer herself, Claire monitors the stocks of first aid supplies, organises training for all our Trainers, and checks that there is ice available in the freezer in case of injuries. She also provides extra information for Trainers about common football injuries. Thanks Claire!
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Consideration of applying to change leagues

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A discussion paper about this issue was circulated to all members last week, with a link to the short survey sent on Friday 15 June and follow up information sent since. The survey will close on Saturday 23 June so please take the time to consider all the information and respond by then. The NJFC Committee will make a decision at our meeting on 25 June about whether to proceed after considering the survey results.
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Response to Q’s – Discussion Paper on Moving Leagues

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A few more clarifications about the discussion paper and survey in response to feedback: Sunday travel times The re-calculation of the travel times for Sunday travel (fastest route calculated from 55 Clifton St Northcote from 12.15pm - 1pm Sunday 17 June) has increased the estimates for travel to some clubs, with an increase in average travel time of 0.9 minutes for NFNL clubs and 3.6 minutes for YJFL clubs. This will likely vary for the time of day, with early games probably not as greatly affected. The re-calculated tables are below: NFNL Club Home Ground Suburb 2018 Junior teams (n) Dist. (km) Time (min) - off peak Time (min) - Sunday 12-1pm Bundoora Park Bundoora Park Oval Bundoora 8.5 11 20 14 Darebin Falcons A.H. Capp Reserve Preston 5 5…
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Free Kick to an inclusive club

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Free Kicks The Free Kicks scheme provides free footy for kids that wouldn’t be able to play without this scheme. It includes: Free Club Membership Free Kit and Uniforms Transport to training and matches from pick up points A Breakfast Club for players If we raise $50,000 we can sustain it for three years, including purchasing a mini-bus to include more children in the scheme and to extend the scheme across Darebin. In 2017 we had 35 kids on the Free Kicks scheme but with increased funding we can increase these numbers and offer more activities like the Breakfast Clubs. After three years we hope to have other funding in place, like sponsorship. You can donate and find out more by clicking here. If you are not aware of Free…
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EOFY Sale

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  Fancy making a tax deductible donation to the Cougars before the year end?! The Cougars have joined up with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) to allow people and businesses to make tax deductible donations to support and improve our club. The Australian Government set up the ASF to help raise funds through public and corporate donations for the development of sport in Australia. It has Deductible Gift Recipient Status so any donation you make to us via the ASF is tax deductible. As you probably know we have a strong community focus at our club trying to get as many kids playing footy as possible. Our tax deductible fundraising schemes will enable us to do more by: Improving the facilities we share with Dennis Cricket Club and the local…
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Round 9 fixture

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The fixture for Round 9 and the remainder of the season is now available. Access your team fixture by going to http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-3913-0-0-0&a=COMPS and clicking on ‘fixture’ for your competition. If you click on the relevant team name (e.g. Northcote, Northcote Blue, etc.) you will get to the Sports TG page for your team. Click on ‘fixtures’, under ‘team links’ to access the season fixture.
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Sponsor’s Profile

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The McGrath Northcote team is a highly regarded collective of industry professionals who are supportive of their local community. Whether your needs are buying, selling or investing, visit the agency at 318-320 High Street Northcote to see one of the trusted advisors . McGrath’s superior market knowledge and proven experience across a diverse range of real estate will help you achieve exceptional results. Thanks, Bravo Thank you also to Bravo Print and Design, experts in digital fabric printing, for our new banners that you will see at home games from now on. Thanks also to Ally Minatsis for organising. http://www.bravoprint.com.au/
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Representative Football

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Congratulations to the Cougars players who were selected to represent the Northern Football Netball League at the recent Metro Junior Championships: Iggy Sim (Deputy Vice Captain) in Boys U14B Div 1, Rose Stewart in Girls U15 Div 2 and Chloe Williams (Co-Captain) in Girls U15 Div 1. Also playing were former Northcote players Oliver Manterfield and Jack Harper (Captain) in Boys U15A Div 1. Other Northcote players selected but unable to play were Ellouise Bishop (U15 Girls Div 1), and Ben Little (U14A Boys Div 1 – broken leg). Full results are available at http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-7236-0-0-0#Metro_Junior_Championships The Girls U15 Div 1 side play off in the grand final at 10am on 23 June at Bulleen Park.
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Consideration of applying to change leagues

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A discussion paper about this issue was circulated to all members on Tuesday. A brief one question online survey will be sent out to both parents of each player later this week. Please take the time to read the paper and complete the survey by Saturday 23 June. At the Committee meeting on 25 June a decision will be taken as to whether we proceed with an application to change leagues after considering the survey results.
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Policies

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Drafts of the Communication and Concussion policies are available for parent feedback. Please forward any comments on the drafts of the Communication and Concussion policies to president@njfc.com.au by Friday 22 June. Both policies will be tabled for approval at the Committee meeting on 25 June.
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Sockit2MND Round

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June 16-17 is Sockit2MND round, raising funds and awareness for the fight against motor neurone disease. FightMND is Australia's leading independent MND organisation - fighting to find effective treatments and a cure for Motor Neurone Disease, or as founder Neale Daniher calls it 'The Beast.' MND is a 'Beast' that takes the lives of two Australians every day. Through initiatives such as the Big Freeze and now Sockit2MND, FightMND can continue to funding research for MND through clinical trials, to allow researchers to develop ways to slow or prevent the progression of the disease and, ultimately, find a cure. To support FightMND today, head to www.fightmnd.com
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Volunteer of the week

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A big, big thank you to our volunteer of the week Sheri Burmeister, who has taken on the Property Manager role. She will now be in charge of ordering merchandise and replacement gear. Sheri has served as Team Manager for the two years prior to this year and has always been keen to help out where possible. We are really grateful to her for offering to help out yet again!
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Seeking new Committee Members

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Two of our Committee Members have resigned to focus on other commitments. With only a few months left in the term of this Committee, now is a great chance for anyone potentially interested in having a say in the running of the club to dip their toes in the water, as well as help reduce the load on 2018 Committee Members with still a lot to be done before the end of the Committee term. Our AGM will be on Wednesday 12 September where the 2019 Committee will be elected. It would be great to have greater representation from parents of younger teams and our girls teams. If you’re interested please let Ann-Maree know.
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