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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TEAM PHOTOS REMINDER

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Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May at training Wear: playing jumper and socks, blue shorts, footy boots. Bring photo envelope with completed credit card slip or cash (correct money please!). Spare envelopes will be available on the night if you haven't received yours.  Wednesday 30 May U9 Blue - 4.40pm U9 Gold - 5.00 U9 White - 5.20 U10 Blue - 5.40 U10 Gold - 6.00 U10 Girls - 6.20 U12 Girls - 6.40 U14 Girls - 7.00 U16 Girls - 7.20  Thursday 31st May U12G - 4.45pm U12B - 5.15 U11 - 5.45 U14 - 6.05 U13 - 6.25
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Photo Schedule

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TEAM PHOTO SCHEDULE Wednesday 30 May U9 Blue - 4.40pm U9 Gold - 5.00 U9 White - 5.20 U10 Blue - 5.40 U10 Gold - 6.00 U10 Girls - 6.20 U12 Girls - 6.40 U14 Girls - 7.00 U16 Girls - 7.20 Thursday 31st May U12G - 4.45pm U12B - 5.15 U11 - 5.45 U14 - 6.05 U13 - 6.25  
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School Sport Victoria Team Vic 15 years Representative

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Congratulations to Chloe Williams from U16 Girls, who has been selected in the School Sport Victoria Team Vic 15 years and Under Girls Australian Rules Football State Team competing in the School Sport Australia Championship to be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 21 July – 28 July 2018. This year Victoria is fielding two teams, and it has been a great performance by Chloe to make the final squad of 50, following a selection process that began in April. Good luck to Chloe and her Victorian teammates in competing for the Australian title!
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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 & Times season 2018

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Training Dates and Times season 2018 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: Monday (from 7 May 2018) 5.00-6.00pm and Thursdays 4.50-6.15pm. Under 12 Girls: Wednesdays 6-7pm. Under 13 Boys: Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm and Thursdays 6.15-7.30pm. Under 14 Boys: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.45-7.15pm. Under 14 Girls: Tuesday 5.30 -7pm and Wednesdays 5.30-7pm. Under 16 Girls: Tuesday 5.30 -7pm and 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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