Changes to training times

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U12 boys have introduced a second training night and from 30 April will be training Monday nights from 5-6pm. U14 Girls and U16 Girls are also training Tuesday nights 5.30-7pm.
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Parent skills

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Calling for any parents who are draftspeople, plumbers or carpenters to help with some advice regarding facilities improvements. If you can help on a short-term basis please contact Kirsty on secretary@njfc.com.au
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Boots

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The boot swap is in need of some bigger sizes so please bring down any pairs of boots that your player has outgrown since last season.
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Canteen

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Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the new canteen service. People seem pretty happy with the improved quality but we are reviewing some prices and more sustainable packaging. Please continue to support Dhan and the Club as we work together to improve the service to our members.
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Auskick

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Great weather for our first Auskick session last Saturday! Around 180 boys and girls and families turned out to enjoy the sunshine. The Auskick Coordinators Tim, Glen and Pete, along with the other Coaches, are rolling out Auskick 2.0 which is designed to reduce queues and give the kids more time with the ball in their hands. Early reports indicate that the new program is a great idea.
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Round 2 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 2 (link):
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Fixture Round 3

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Round 3 fixture The Round 3 fixture (link) has been released: U9s and U10s are not being graded but other age groups will be grouped together for the grading rounds. Divisions for each team will be known after Round 4 but the fixture for the first four rounds will be released week by week. U14s face their third away match in a row, visiting the furthest reaches of the league in the first 3 rounds. The NFNL have assured us that their next two games will both be at home.
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Team Photos

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Team photos have been booked for Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May. The exact schedule for each team is yet to be determined.
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Calling budding photographers

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It’s great to see photos of the Cougars players in action but our trusty photographers Ros and Rene can’t be at every match. If there are any other DSLR photographers out there please send photos to photos@njfc.com.au There are a few players who don’t want their images published so please check with your Team Manager before taking photos of your team.
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More girls needed

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We’re still looking for more players for our girls teams, particularly for our Under 16 team. If you have any friends, sisters, neighbours or cousins that want to give football a try bring them down so they can join in the fun. We’ve stopped accepting registrations for our U11 and U13 boys teams, but there are still a few spots in other teams and age groups for anyone else that hasn’t signed up yet.
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Milestone games

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Congratulations to Macsen Connelly from U12 Blue who played his 50th game in Round 1 – well done! Liam Dodson & Joel Napoleone from U13 and Luca Norquay-Whitford from U12 Blue will also be celebrating their 50th games this week. Sullivan Everett will be playing his 100th game for the Cougars – terrific effort Sully!  
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Canteen

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Business was booming last Sunday and we sold out of many food items by the time the last match finished. We’ll be prepared for a bigger crowd this week. Please come along to check out Dhan’s new range of food and beverage options – there should be something for everyone.
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Results Round 1

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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 1:  
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Round 2

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Round 2 fixture The Round 2 fixture has been released: Round 2 U9s and U10s are not being graded but other age groups will be grouped together for the grading rounds. Divisions for each team will be known after Round 4 but the fixture for the first four rounds will be released week by week. There are nine home games this week, including all U9s and all our girls teams. It will be very busy so, if possible, please ride or walk to the ground if you’re playing at home.
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Reminder

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Please dispose of rubbish in correct bins – glass & plastic bottles and cardboard in recycle bins and other rubbish in the general waste bins.
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Canteen – Refreshed

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If you’re at a home game this week please support Dhan our new Canteen Operator in his first day in the role. He has been busy cleaning the kitchen and setting up and is looking forward to selling a new range of food and drink options, with some old favourites.
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Support Northcote Park – our senior affiliatae club

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The Northcote Park Football and Netball Club have again kindly provided the junior club with memberships for the 2018 season which begins this Friday night against Bundoora.  The memberships allow free entry for an adult, kids are free.  Please see Steve Harford (coach of the under 16 girls) who is at training most nights to get a membership card. The NNFL is littered with ex AFL stars including Brent and Shane Harvey, Ricky Dyson, Gary Moorecroft, Travis and Cameron Cloke, Jack Grimes, Ahmed Saad, Ben Haynes, Ben Kennedy and Matt White.  Northcote Park doesn’t have any ex-AFL players but does have several of our home grown ex-Northcote Junior players including Bronik Davies, Harrison Reid and Lachy Boscarini. On the back of 2 unsuccessful finals campaigns over the last 2 years…
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Round 1 fixture

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The Round 1 fixture has been released: Sportstg U9s and U10s are not being graded but other age groups will be grouped together for the grading rounds. Divisions for each team will be known after Round 4 but the fixture for the first four rounds will be released week by week. Only four games at home in the first week: Fixture Round 1
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Jumper Presentations

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U9, U10 Boys, U14 Girls, Under 16 Girls, Wednesday 11 April, time TBC U11, U12, U13 and U14 Boys Thursday 12 April, time TBC U10 and U12 Girls jumper presentations will be made on Sunday 15 April before the Round 1 match. As well as seeing your child presented with their playing jumper for the season, this is a great chance to hear about coaching approaches and club plans for the season, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.
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