New lights – Only days until voting deadline!

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Our application for new training lights on the back oval has progressed to the voting stage of the Victorian Government ‘Pick My Project’ grant scheme. If you haven’t voted yet please do so this week - Voting closes Monday 17 September. Anyone living locally and aged 16 years or over can register and vote for it as one of their three chosen projects, so get your friends, neighbours and family to vote as well: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au
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Coaches for 2019

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The Northcote Junior Football Club is seeking coaches for the 2019 season. Existing coaches wanting to continue in the role and all those interested in coaching for the first time will need to complete and submit the application form below. NJFC supports all coaches to acquire necessary qualifications. Applications are now open and will close on Friday 21 September 2018. Below you will find a link to the online application form which needs to be completed in full.  https://goo.gl/forms/4kjdAXgoqw89gVXl1 NJFC will be in contact with you to arrange an interview time, with a view to filling youth level roles by mid October 2018 and junior level roles by early November 2018. Simon Negrelli NJFC Coaching Coordinator
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Social Events Group

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We now have 3 people for a Social Events group but we could still do with a couple more. This group is not part of the Committee, but will just be coordinating a number of social events during 2019. If you have a great idea for a social event for for Club families, players or parents please contact treasurer@njfc.com.au
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Annual Survey Findings

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A summary of the findings from the 2018 member survey is included below – the full report is will be available on our website  For the first time this year we also conducted feedback sessions with players, and the notes from these sessions are also provided. Annual Member Survey 2018 An online survey was distributed via a link on 17 July (after the school holidays), with members asked to complete it by the end of the home and away season on 29 July. A total of 78 surveys were returned, representing an overall participation rate of around 26% compared to 93 (31%) in 2017. The particularly low response rate from several teams means that the responses from these teams need to be cautiously interpreted. Compared to results from 2017: ·        …
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Recommendations

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The NJFC Committee has reviewed the survey findings and the player feedback and made the following recommendations for 2019: ·         Increase response rate of survey by more promotion on Club website, Facebook and newsletter, and by asking Team Managers to promote more amongst teams ·         Address communication issues by refining collection of preferred email address/es on registration form for pre-season communication ·         Develop a plan for more engaged training sessions, including a model to assist coaches with session planning, building consistency and enabling input from experienced coaches ·         Review canteen pricing and foods available before 2019 season and investigate what options members want ·         Investigate team specific issues ·         U14s still concerned about having enough players for a 2019 U15 team. NJFC is DEFINITELY planning on having an U15 team…
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A final thank you!

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A big thank you to the 2018 Committee – Kirsty, Mel and Katrina in particular. I think I can safely say it is a club first to have had an all-female executive this year and I have felt very supported by all of you and believe that we have worked really well as a team. The remainder of the committee - Aaron, Cathy, Simon, Geeks, Tom, Julian and Tim - have also worked hard for the benefit of the club and have always been there when I needed help. Many of our committee have also had coaching roles so their contributions are especially valued. Thank you also Vinnie and Matt M who weren’t able to continue on the Committee but made important contributions in other ways. Thank you also to…
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Coaches for 2019

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The Northcote Junior Football Club is seeking coaches for the 2019 season. Existing coaches wanting to continue in the role and all those interested in coaching for the first time will need to complete and submit the application form below. NJFC supports all coaches to acquire necessary qualifications. Applications are now open and will close on Friday 21 September 2018. https://goo.gl/forms/4kjdAXgoqw89gVXl1 NJFC will be in contact with you to arrange an interview time, with a view to filling youth level roles by mid October 2018 and junior level roles by early November 2018. Simon Negrelli NJFC Coaching Coordinator
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AGM

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Please come along to our AGM next week - Wednesday 12 September - where the committee to lead the club for the 2019 season will be elected. Formal notice of the AGM was sent out last week, along with nomination forms. A number of the current committee members have indicated they will stay on, but we will need a few new members and there are always other non-committee roles that we need help with.  The annual report will be presented at the AGM as well.
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New lights – YOUR HELP NEEDED!

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Our application for new training lights on the back oval has progressed to the voting stage of the Victorian Government ‘Pick My Project’ grant scheme. Anyone living locally and aged 16 years or over can register and vote for it as one of their three chosen projects, so get your friends, neighbours and family to vote: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au If you can help with promotion through your local school or other community networks please contact president@njfc.com.au
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PREMIERS!! X 2

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Congratulations to U12 Gold and U16 Girls – both Grand Final winners on Sunday. Congratulations to all players! A big thank you to the Coaches, Team Managers and team officials who have worked hard with the teams over the season and are a big reason for their success. Thank you also to everyone else who came along to cheer on the Cougar teams.
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Milestone Games

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Congratulations to Callum McGeachan and Xavier Coghlan-Rennie from U12 Gold who celebrated their 50th games in a big way with the Grand Final win. A very special day!
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Potential funding for new lights on back oval – YOUR HELP NEEDED!

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We recently submitted an application for new training lights on the back oval as part of the Victorian Government ‘Pick My Project’ grant scheme. We’re excited that our project has progressed to the voting stage. Anyone aged 16 or over can vote for up to three projects in their local community, after registering on the Pick My Project website, https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au Voting opened last week and we’re asking all members to register and vote to get new lights and improve the safety and quality of our training facilities. You can view our project at https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/mcdonell-park-community-ground-floodlights If you can help with promotion through your local school or other community networks please contact president@njfc.com.au
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Presentation Day

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Presentation Day for all teams is Sunday 26 August. U13 and U14 times have swapped to allow the players in U13 representative trial games to attend. Don’t forget to return your playing jumper and helmet if you haven’t already 9.55-10.00 Welcome Ann-Maree & Kirsty 10.00-10.15 U10 Girls Nicole Carwyn 10.15-10.30 U12 Girls Chris Niall Morning tea for U10 and U12 girls teams outside 10.30-10.45 U9 Gold Jeanette Fyffe 10.45-11.00 U9 White Nick Harvey 11.00-11.15 U9 Blue Aaron Shackelford 11.15-11.30 U10 Gold Matt Dummett/ Mark Stanyon/ Paul Daffey 11:30-11:45 U10 Blue Damien Home Fruit and water for U9 and U10 teams outside as come/go presentation 11.45-12:45 U9 /U10 scratch matches U9/U10 Coaches to co-ordinate 12.00-12.15 U11 Vince Lodato 12:15-12:30 U12 Gold Chris McGeachan 12.30-12.45 U12 Blue Nick Dance 12:45-1:00 President’s Address…
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Presentation Day – Continued

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We will be selling sausages ($2 each) and pizza ($3 per slice) and will need volunteers to assist on the day with the BBQ. We’re also looking for a few families from each team to bring a plate of food to share (see below). Let your Team Manager know if you are happy to help out. Under 9 (all teams)                         Fruit Under 10 (Blue and Gold)             Fruit Under 11                                              Salad Under 12 Blue                                   Dessert or fruit Under 12 Gold                                   Salad Under 10 Girls                                   Popcorn/muffins/similar Under 12 Girls                                   fruit Under 14 Girls                                   Salad Under 16 Girls                                   Dessert or fruit Under 13                                              Dessert or fruit Under 14                                              Dessert or fruit
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YJFL Application update

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We have submitted an application to join the Yarra Junior Football League to the YJFL Board. They will consider the application and make their determination in due course. If our application is endorsed, the YJFL will make an application to AFL Victoria for us to become part of the YJFL. The deadline for this application is 15 October 2015. We will keep you informed of progress in relation to the application over the coming months.
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AGM

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Our AGM is coming up on 12 September, where our new committee will be elected. A number of the current committee members have indicated they will stay on, and we have already had a few new members express interest. We will also need other people to step up to help out in other non-committee roles. A key focus for 2019 will be fundraising and social events – we need a group of people to get together to assist with this. In the coming weeks we will also be advertising for Coaches for 2019. If this is something you are considering and need some more information please email coachingcoord@njfc.com.au
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NJFC Annual Member Survey

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Results from the annual member survey are still being reviewed. A summary report will be sent out via email in the next few weeks, along with a summary of the findings from the player feedback sessions held during the season.
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Grand Finals this Sunday!!

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Ahead to the grand finals we have our U16 Girls and U12 Gold playing in back to back Grand Finals at C.T. Barling Reserve, on Plenty Rd in Reservoir (opposite Reservoir High School). Please get along to cheer on our teams. Entry is free, no dogs allowed. Don’t forget to return your playing jumper to your team manager after the game. Home Team Away Team Competition Match Time Venue Northcote Eltham U16 Girls Red 12:40 C.T. Barling Reserve (Main Oval) Northcote Gold Mill Park U12 Green 14:30 C.T. Barling Reserve (Main Oval) Spectators are reminded that the following NFNL Code of Conduct applies to all patrons. • Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game. • Encourage participation, but don’t force it. • Teach that enjoyment…
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Preliminary Final Result

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Commiserations to U12 Blue who came up against a strong Diamond Creek team and weren’t able to bring home the chocolates. Making the Preliminary Final is still a great effort! U12 Diamond Creek def Northcote Blue 52 - 17 Well done on a great season of football.
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