TRAINING ON ANZAC DAY

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A few changes to training this Wednesday: U9 - not training U10 - normal training 5-6pm U10 Girls - training 10.30-11.30am U12 Girls - training 10.30-11.30am U14 Girls - not training U16 Girls - not training
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Free Kick Program

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Do you know about our Free Kick Program? In 2016 the Northcote Cougars began the Free Kick program to assist disadvantaged children by participating in community sport, as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​to​ ​learn to be​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​team​ ​and​ ​club outside of their normal environment. It​ ​has also helped to​ ​raise​ awareness​ ​and​ ​acceptances​ ​of​ ​cultural​ ​differences within​ ​the​ ​NJFC​ ​and​ opposition clubs within our competitions. By providing transport, uniforms and free membership the Free Kick program has enabled children of diverse backgrounds​ ​to​ ​join​ ​in​ ​training​ ​and​ ​playing​ ​games. The program has grown from 8 kids in 2016 to over 30 boys and girls from Northcote,​ ​Collingwood,​ ​Richmond​ ​and​ ​Fitzroy​ ​participating​ ​in 2017. In 2017 we also introduced a breakfast club for players, for which we can always do…
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Practice Match Details – latest update

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Boys 25 March 2018 Team Opponent Venue Time Quarters Under 9 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Back Oval 9:00am 4 Under 10 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Back Oval 10:15am 4 Under 11 Eltham McDonnell Park - Main Oval 9:30am 4 Under 12 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Main Oval 11:00am 4 Under 13 Northcote McDonnell Park - Main Oval 12.:45pm 4 Inter - club Under 14 Bundoora Bulls NJ Telfer Reserve - Bundoora 11:30am 4 Girls 25 March 2018 Team Opponent Venue Time Quarters Under 10 Parkside McDonnell Park - Back Oval 11:45am 4 Under 12 Parkside McDonnell Park - Back Oval 1:00pm 4 Under14/16 Parkside McDonnell Park - Main Oval 2:10pm 4
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Our Better Facilities Fund

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Did you know we are working to improve the facilities at McDonell Park? We plan to: improve the female changing provision (we already have one grant to help with this) install new and re-positioned floodlighting to allow improved evening usage improve safety by installing drainage to prevent areas, including important access routes, from flooding provide a barbecue area for everyone to enjoy too If you would like to make a donation  or learn more click the link.        
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Practice Match Details- Updated

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Boys  25 March 2018 Team Opponent Venue Time Quarters Under 9 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Back Oval 9:00am 4 Under 10 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Back Oval 10:15am 4 Under 11 Eltham McDonnell Park - Main Oval 9:30am 4 Under 12 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Main Oval 11:00am 4 Under 13 Northcote McDonnell Park - Main Oval 12.:45pm 4 Inter - club Under 14 Bundoora Bulls NJ Telfer Reserve - Bundoora 11:30am 4 Girls  25 March 2018 Team Opponent Venue Time Quarters Under 10 Parkside McDonnell Park - Back Oval 11:45am 4 Under 12 Parkside McDonnell Park - Back Oval 1:00pm 4 Under14/16 Parkside McDonnell Park - Main Oval 2:10pm 4
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Registrations update

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Registrations update BOYS TEAMS U14 boys - 1 team only; still accepting registrations U13 boys -  1 team only – At capacity  - no new members or transfer spots available. Any player interested in registering for or transferring into this age group please contact info@njfc.com.au to discuss options. U12 boys – 2 teams; still accepting registrations. U11 boys - 1 team only; still accepting registrations but nearing capacity. MIXED TEAM U10 boys/mixed - 2 teams; still accepting registrations. GIRLS TEAMS U9 boys - 3 teams; still accepting registrations. U16 girls - 1 team ; still accepting registrations. U14 girls - 1 team; still accepting registrations. U12 girls - 1 team; still accepting registrations. U10 girls - 1 team; still accepting registrations.
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Team News

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Team News Registrations for Under 15 Boys side in 2018 are unfortunately too low to make a viable team, so we have sadly had to make the call to not enter a team in that age group this year. We are in discussions with Bundoora Park about the possibility of a number of our Under 15 boys moving as a group to their club, and about how we might create opportunities for some continued involvement of those players at Northcote.
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Training Dates during season

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Training Dates during season Under 9s Boys: Wednesdays 5-6pm Under 10s Boys: Wednesday 5-6pm Under 10 Girls: Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm. Under 11 Boys: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm. Under 12 Boys: Thursdays only (at this stage) 4.50-6.15pm. Under 12 Girls: Wednesdays 6-7pm. Under 13 Boys: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm. Under 14 Boys: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.45-7.15pm. Under 14 Girls: Wednesdays 5.30-7pm. Under 16 Girls: Wednesdays 5.30-7pm.
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Preseason Training Dates

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Preseason Training Dates Under 9s and Under 10s Boys: Wednesday 14 March 5-6pm and continuing on Wednesdays 5-6pm. Under 10 Girls: Tuesday 6 March 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesday 14 March 5.30-6.30pm and continuing on Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm. Under 11 Boys: Monday 5 March 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 8 March 5.30-6.30pm, Tuesday 13 March 5.30-6.30pm and continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5.30-6.30pm. Under 12 Boys: Thursday 8 March 4.50-6.15pm and continuing on Thursdays only (at this stage) 4.50-6.15pm. Under 12 Girls: Tuesday 6 March 5.30-6.30pm  Wednesday 14 March 6-7pm and continuing on Wednesdays 6-7pm. Under 13 Boys: Thursday 8 March 6.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 13 March 6.30-7.30pm and continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30-7.30pm. Under 14 Boys:  Thursday 8 March 5.45-7pm and continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5.45-7.15pm Under 14 Girls and Under 16 Girls:…
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Coaching Appointments

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Coaching Appointments We’re pleased to announce our Coaches for the 2018 Season:   Boys Girls Under 9  Aaron Shackelford Under 10 Nicole Carwyn   Gus Sofo Under 12 Chris Niall   Jeanette Fyffe Under 14 Vacant Under 10: Mark Stanyon Under 16 Steve Harford   Damien Home   Under 11 Vince Lodato   Under 12: Chris McGeachan     Vacant   Under 13: Andrew Green     Vacant   Under 14   Under 15   Melinda Story   Phil Bedggood   We are still seeking a Coach for our Under 14 Girls team. If this is something you might consider please contact Coaching Coordinator Simon Negrelli on 0421 327 872 or coachingco-ord@njfc.com.au For the other vacant positions we are hopeful that we will have second teams in those age groups…
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Positions still to be filled

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We’re still looking for some help in filling the following roles, with something available to suit everyone: First Aid Coordinator Organises and maintains first aid kits; organises first aid training for new Trainers and CPR updates for existing Trainers. Facilities/Landscaping We’re developing plans for updating the facilities and it would be great if someone could find some time to lead a group working on plans and quotes. Sponsorship Liaises with sponsors and investigates new sponsorship opportunities (mostly sorted for 2018 already). Social Events Coordinates whole club events and assists with team events. If you’re interested and available to help with any of these roles please let me know.
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Key dates

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Season start date (Round 1) - Sunday 15 April, last weekend of school holidays Auskick start date - Saturday 21 April Practice matches – 25 March for boys/mixed teams v Bundoora Bulls; dates for girls games and possible other matches TBC. Pre-season training – late February/early March, exact date TBC
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Welcome Day

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We are holding a Welcome Day for members on Sunday 25 February for anyone wanting to purchase shorts & socks and to assist anyone needing help with registrations. Families wanting to discuss alternative payment arrangements can do so on this day. More details will be available in coming weeks.
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New Registration Policy

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A lot of work has gone into updating our Registration Policy, which is now available here for parent/guardian feedback. A big thank you to Melinda Story who has done a lot of research on best practice and crunched a lot of stats to come up with the minimum team numbers required. We ask that parent feedback be provided to Mel (vicepresident@njfc.com.au) by Sunday 18 February so that we can incorporate any changes and table the policy at the next Committee meeting on 26 February. As the policy will come into force part way through the 2018 registration period it will be fully in place for 2019 but the following interim procedures will be adopted for the 2018 season: Preliminary evaluation of the number of teams per age group will occur…
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Registrations

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Registrations for season 2018 are now open at https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=5442&pKey=1153b7ac07fd1005641890b8f41f907a&cID=13271&formID=36056 Online payment is now compulsory at the time of registration; if you have any issues with paying fees online please contact registrar@njfc.com.au. 2018 registrations are $265 ($190 HCC concession) for the first child in a family, with discounts for siblings. We encourage any families who may experience difficulty paying fees to contact Registrar Cathy Trew on registrar@njfc.com.au or 0417 597 252 or Family Assistance Officer Chris McGeachan on pwo@njfc.com.au or 0409 013 023 to discuss payment options. We do not intend for any player to miss out on playing football for financial reasons. This year we are asking for additional information to help with the placement of players into teams, so please also have this information ready before you register: Dates…
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Registration

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Register before 31 January 2018 at 2017 prices at SportstgNJFC (Link) For problems with registrations or concerns about payment please contact Registrar Cathy Trew on registrar@njfc.com.au or 0417 597 252 or Family Assistance Officer Chris McGeachan on pwo@njfc.com.au or 0409 013 023.
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Registrations

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Registrations for season 2018 are now open at https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=5442&pKey=1153b7ac07fd1005641890b8f41f907a&cID=13271&formID=36056 Online payment is now compulsory at the time of registration; if you have any issues with paying fees online please contact registrar@njfc.com.au. Early bird registration at 2017 rates ends on 31 December 2017. This year we are asking for additional information to help with the placement of players into teams, so please also have this information ready before you register: Dates your player will be away during the season; Times on Sundays your player will be unavailable; The names of up to 3 friends your player would like to be in the same team with; and Preferred name and size for training top.
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Summer Training Program

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Our Summer training program run by Elly Fourlis continues on Tuesday evenings at McDonell Park. The last session for 2017 will be on 19 December and resume on 30 January 2018. We’ve been very pleased with the attendance even though the weather through most of the sessions has been quite hot. The program is designed for girls and boys aged Under 12 or older. Summer training details
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