Newsletter

Presentation Day

Presentation Day is on Sunday 27 August.

We hope to see you all at Presentation Day on Sunday 27 August.

Sausages will be on offer (gold coin donation) with a few families from each team bringing along a plate of food to share – please contact your Team Manager if you can help.

If bringing a salad or dessert please also supply a list of ingredients.

Time Presentation/Activity
9.55-10.00 Welcome
10.00-10.15 U9 Green
10.15-10.30 U9 Red
10.30-10.45 U9 Blue
10.45-11.00 U9 Gold
11.00-11.15 U10 Blue
11.15-11.30 U10 Gold
11.30-11.45 Fruit & water break
11.45-12.45 U9/U10 scratch match
11.45-12.00 U10 Girls
12.00-12.15 U12 Girls
12.15-12.30 U14 Girls
12.30-12.45

President’s Address

Award of Rohan King Perpetual Trophy and Community Award

12.45-1.15 Lunch
1.15-1.30 U11 Blue
1.30-1.45 U11 Gold
1.45-2:00 U12 Blue
2.00-2.15 U12 Gold
2.15-2.30 U13 Blue
2.30-2.45 U13 Gold
2.45-3.00 U14s
3:00-3:05 Closing Remarks

 



 

Menu

Under 9 (all teams)                         Fruit

Under 10 (Blue and Gold)             Fruit

Under 10 Girls                                   Salad

Under 12 Girls                                   Dessert or fruit

Under 14 Girls                                   Salad

Under 11 Blue                                   Dessert or fruit

Under 11 Gold                                   Salad

Under 12 Blue (Red)                       Dessert or fruit

Under 12 Gold (Silver)                    Salad

Under 13 Blue                                   Dessert or fruit

Under 13 Gold                                   Salad

Under 14                                              Dessert or fruit

 

Finals News & Results

Apart from an exciting win for U12 Silver, the Preliminary Final results unfortunately didn’t go our way. It was a great effort by our U11 Coaches, Team Managers, other volunteers and especially the players to have both teams contesting Preliminary Finals. The boys should be very proud of what they’ve achieved in making it to the second week of their first finals campaign. U14s have moved up a division from last year and shouldn’t be too disappointed to lose to a powerful side, and they wouldn’t have made it as far as they have without strong support from our U13s. U14 Girls have accomplished a lot in their first season and should be really pleased with how far they’ve come as a team this year and the improvements that all players have made.

Prelim Finals
Competition Home Team Score Away Team Score
 Under-11 Red Yarrambat 4.11-35 Northcote Blue 3.2-20
 Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 6.3-39 Laurimar 8.11-59
 Under-12 Silver Montmorency 2.3-15 Northcote Gold 4.5-29
 Under-14 Girls Blue Northcote 2.2-14 Yarrambat 5.6-36
 Under-14 Red Mernda 9.7-61 Northcote 4.8-32

U12 Silver Grand Final

unday 20 August 10am

Keon Park v Northcote

Waterview Recreation Reserve (Oval 1)

Mernda

A big thank you to the U12 Girls who have helped the U12 Silver team make it to the last match of the season.

This is our only team playing in a Grand Final this year, so it would be great to see as many supporters as possible make the trip out to Mernda to cheer the boys and girls on.

There will be a pizza lunch back at McDonell Park clubrooms from 1pm for players, families and supporters, win or lose.

 

Finals

For those attending finals, please see the NFL notices below:

ADMISSION AND FOOTBALL RECORD PRICES

In 2017 there will be free entry into all matches in the WaterMarc Junior Finals Series.

Football records can be purchased for $2.50.

Prelim Final Results

Prelim Finals
Competition Home Team Score Away Team Score
 Under-11 Red Yarrambat 4.11-35 Northcote Blue 3.2-20
 Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 6.3-39 Laurimar 8.11-59
 Under-12 Silver Montmorency 2.3-15 Northcote Gold 4.5-29
 Under-14 Girls Blue Northcote 2.2-14 Yarrambat 5.6-36
 Under-14 Red Mernda 9.7-61 Northcote 4.8-32

Finals

For those attending finals, please see the NFL notices below:

ADMISSION AND FOOTBALL RECORD PRICES

In 2017 there will be free entry into all matches in the WaterMarc Junior Finals Series. Football records can be purchased for $2.50.

NO DOGS OR ALCOHOL

No dogs (including dogs on a leash) or alcohol are permitted to be brought into any NFL finals venue. It would be appreciated if all clubs would stress these points with both players and supporters and remind them that alcohol will be confiscated. NO ALCOHOL WILL BE SOLD AT ANY VENUE AS PER NFL JUNIOR POLICY.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Spectators are reminded that the following 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 is more important than winning.

• Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade.

• Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and supporters – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

• Recognise and respect all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.

• Never publicly criticise umpires – raise personal concerns with club officials in private.

• Do not use offensive comments based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and your club if you do.

• Remember, vilification not only breaches NFL Rules, it is against the law. Parents/supporters found guilty may face disciplinary action by their club, the NFL and possible police action.

Presentation Day

Don’t forget Presentation Day is coming up on Sunday 27 August. A sausage sizzle will be provided (gold coin donation) but we ask that 6 or so families from each team (see below) bring along a plate of food to share.

Please contact your Team Manager if you can bring something. If bringing a salad or dessert please also supply a list of ingredients.

Time Presentation/Activity
9.55-10.00 Welcome
10.00-10.15 U9 Green
10.15-10.30 U9 Red
10.30-10.45 U9 Blue
10.45-11.00 U9 Gold
11.00-11.15 U10 Blue
11.15-11.30 U10 Gold
11.30-11.45 Fruit & water break
11.45-12.45 U9/U10 scratch match
11.45-12.00 U10 Girls
12.00-12.15 U12 Girls
12.15-12.30 U14 Girls
12.30-12.45 President’s Address
Award of Rohan King Perpetual Trophy and Community Award
12.45-1.15 Lunch
1.15-1.30 U11 Blue
1.30-1.45 U11 Gold
1.45-2:00 U12 Blue
2.00-2.15 U12 Gold
2.15-2.30 U13 Blue
2.30-2.45 U13 Gold
2.45-3.00 U14s
3:00-3:05 Closing Remarks

 

Under 9 (all teams)                         Fruit

Under 10 (Blue and Gold)             Fruit

Under 10 Girls                                   Salad

Under 12 Girls                                   Dessert or fruit

Under 14 Girls                                   Salad

Under 11 Blue                                   Dessert or fruit

Under 11 Gold                                   Salad

Under 12 Blue (Red)                       Dessert or fruit

Under 12 Gold (Silver)                    Salad

Under 13 Blue                                   Dessert or fruit

Under 13 Gold                                   Salad

Under 14                                              Dessert or fruit

Semi Finals Results

There were some nerve-wracking moments for the supporters of our semi-final teams last Sunday, with two matches being drawn at full time and needing extra time to get a result. U14 girls lost to Montmorency by 3 points in extra time but finished in the top 2 so have the double chance. U14 boys had a good win over Wallan, with help from a number of U13s. U12 Silver held on for a close win against Lalor, and U11 Gold get to use their double chance after a narrow loss to Mill Park. Last but not least U11 Blue had a thrilling win over Hurstbridge in extra time.

 Under-11 Green Mill Park 5.6-36 def Northcote Gold 4.7-31
 Under-11 Red Northcote Blue 4.5-29 def Hurstbridge 3.3-21
 Under-12 Silver Northcote Gold 6.6-42 def Lalor 5.2-32
 Under-14 Red Northcote 9.11-65 def Wallan 3.2-20
 Under-14 Girls Blue Montmorency 2.6-18 def Northcote 2.3-15

We now have five teams participating in Preliminary Finals this coming weekend, so please get along to support them if you can. Under 11s are both playing at C.T. Barling Park in Reservoir, which is not so far to travel to watch some footy, so why not make a day of cheering on our teams as they try to win their way through to the Grand Final.

50 Games (and finals)

Congratulations to Paddy Sullivan (Under 11 Blue), Lewis Manterfield and Hayden Kanjou (Under 11 Gold),

and Alistair Thondan & Emanoil Nedelkos (Under 12 Silver) who are playing their 50th games this weekend.

Good luck to all!

Preliminary Final – 13 August 2017

Preliminary Final        
Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-11 Red 10:00 AM Yarrambat Northcote Blue C.T. Barling Reserve (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Green 12:15 PM Northcote Gold Laurimar C.T. Barling Reserve (Top Oval)
 Under-12 Silver 10:00 AM Montmorency Northcote Gold Waterview Recreation Reserve (Oval 1)
 Under-14 Girls Blue 10:30 AM Northcote Yarrambat Coventry Oval
 Under-14 Red 12:00 PM Mernda Northcote Main Street Recreation Reserve

Results Finals Round

Competition Home Team  Score Away Team Score
 Under-11 Red Northcote Blue 4.5-29 Hurstbridge 3.3-21
 Under-11 Green Mill Park 5.6-36 Northcote Gold 4.7-31
 Under-12 Silver Northcote Gold 6.6-42 Lalor 5.2-32
 Under-14 Red Northcote 9.11-65 Wallan 3.2-20
 Under-14 Girls Blue Montmorency 2.6-18 Northcote 2.3-15

Finals

NFL Junior Finals are played over 3 weeks, like an old-fashioned VFL final 4:

Week 1: Semi-finals                        Semi-final 1 Team 3 v Team 4     

Semi-final 2 Team 1 v Team 2

Week 2:  Preliminary Final            Winner Semi-final 1 v loser Semi-final 2

Week 3: Grand Final 20 August  Winner Semi-final 2 v Winner Preliminary final

Congratulations to the five teams who have made finals – two (U14 Girls and U11 Gold) who finished second on the ladder and earnt double chances, and three (U14, U12 Silver and U11 Blue) who finished third and need to win. I encourage all members to get along and support our teams over the coming weeks.

For those attending finals, please see the NFL notices below:

ADMISSION AND FOOTBALL RECORD PRICES

In 2017 there will be free entry into all matches in the WaterMarc Junior Finals Series. Football records can be purchased for $2.50.

NO DOGS OR ALCOHOL

No dogs (including dogs on a leash) or alcohol are permitted to be brought into any NFL finals venue. It would be appreciated if all clubs would stress these points with both players and supporters and remind them that alcohol will be confiscated. NO ALCOHOL WILL BE SOLD AT ANY VENUE AS PER NFL JUNIOR POLICY.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Spectators are reminded that the following 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 is more important than winning.

• Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade.

• Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and supporters – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

• Recognise and respect all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.

• Never publicly criticise umpires – raise personal concerns with club officials in private.

• Do not use offensive comments based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and your club if you do.

• Remember, vilification not only breaches NFL Rules, it is against the law. Parents/supporters found guilty may face disciplinary action by their club, the NFL and possible police action.

Home and Away Season Roundup

Well done to all teams on finishing the 2017 home and away season.

Our Under 9 and Under 10 Coaches and Team Managers can now enjoy a well-earned sleep-in on Sunday mornings after a season of early starts.

Under 10 Girls will be sad to see the end of the season, with more and more players joining the team as the season progressed.

Our young Under 12 Girls side have shown real grit and determination to keep going in the face of low numbers, and were rewarded with a win in Round 13.

Our 12 Blue side were competitive in Red division after being promoted from Silver division where they dominated.

Our Under 13s, who have had a disrupted season with lower than expected numbers of players available necessitating a combined side, remained competitive in most games in Red division.

Thanks to all who pitched in to get the teams out on the field each week.

50 Games

50 Games

Congratulations to Robert Nave, Anthonie Bishop and Sam Mews from Under 11 Blue, and Rory Dance and Marcus Chatzitrifonos from Under 11 Gold who are all playing their 50th games this week in their first finals.

Good luck boys  – hope you all have a great day.

First Final – 06 August 2017

First Final        
Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-11 Red 10:30 AM Northcote Blue Hurstbridge Main Street Recreation Reserve
 Under-11 Green 10:45 AM Mill Park Northcote Gold C.T. Barling Reserve (Top Oval)
 Under-12 Silver 10:30 AM Northcote Gold Lalor Redleap Reserve
 Under-14 Red 1:00 PM Northcote Wallan C.T. Barling Reserve (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Girls Blue 1:30 PM Montmorency Northcote Mill Park Lakes Reserve (Back Oval)

Annual Club Survey

More than 60 responses have been received so far but we still want to hear from more of our members, so please fill in your club survey before Sunday 30 July.

Finals start next week

If the season is finishing too soon for you we will have five teams playing finals during August this year: both Under 11 teams, Under 12 Silver, Under 14 and Under 14 Girls (in their inaugural season!).

Come along and support our teams during finals – venues and time details will be available around mid-next week for the semi-finals on Sunday 6 August.

Returning Jumpers

When you child plays their last game for the season, whether it is this Sunday or during the finals, don’t forget to return their jumper, and club helmet if you have one.

Replacing missing jumpers costs the club more than $50 per jumper and we’re keen to avoid this expense if we can so please return any gear to your Team Manager.

Round 14 50 Gamers

Congratulations to Jacob Petrilli and Hamish Withers from Under 12 Red, and
David Anastasiou and Levi Stavros from Under 12 Silver who are all playing their 50th games this week.
Great work!

 

Round 14 30 July 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-9 Red 9:00 AM Northcote Keon Park McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Northcote Gold West Ivanhoe McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-9 Green 9:30 AM Thomastown Northcote Main Street Recreation Reserve
 Under-9 Yellow 10:15 AM Northcote Blue Eltham Yellow McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Green 10:15 AM Northcote Blue West Ivanhoe McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-10 Girls 11:30 AM Northcote Laurimar McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Green 11:30 AM Mill Park White Northcote Gold Redleap Reserve
 Under-11 Red 11:30 AM Northcote Blue Whittlesea McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Green 1:00 PM Kilmore Blue Northcote Gold J.J. Clancy Reserve
 Under-12 Silver 11:00 AM Keon Park Northcote Gold J.C. Donath Reserve
 Under-12 Red 12:45 PM Mill Park Northcote Blue Redleap Reserve
 Under-12 Girls 12:45 PM Northcote Montmorency McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-13 Red 1:00 PM Northcote Blue Kilmore McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under 14 Red 11.00 AM Northcote Bye
 Under-14 Girls Blue 2:30 PM Northcote Diamond Creek Womens McDonnell Park (Main Oval)

More News on the Annual Club Survey

Annual Club Survey

Our annual club survey will be sent out to Members early next week – this year online for the first time.
Your responses will help us determine what we are doing well and areas where we need to improve, so please take a few minutes to complete before Sunday 30 July.

Round 13 23 July 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Eltham Yellow Northcote Gold Eltham Central Park
 Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Fitzroy Stars Northcote Blue Sir Douglas Nicholls Oval
 Under-9 Green 9:00 AM Northcote Research Rebels McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-9 Red 10:15 AM West Preston-Lakeside Northcote J.E. Moore Park (Main Oval)
 Under-10 Girls 10:15 AM Eltham Northcote Eltham Central Park
 Under-10 Green 10:15 AM Northcote Gold Northcote Blue McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Red 10:15 AM Epping Northcote Blue Epping Recreation Reserve (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Green 10:30 AM Mill Park Northcote Gold Redleap Reserve
 Under-12 Silver 10:15 AM Panton Hill Northcote Gold Panton Hill – A.E. Cracknell Reserve
 Under-12 Girls 11:30 AM Northcote Yarrambat McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-12 Red 1:00 PM Northcote Blue Research McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-13 Red 11:45 AM Research Northcote Blue Research Park
 Under-14 Girls Blue 11:00 AM Northcote Bye
 Under-14 Red 1:00 PM Diamond Creek Northcote Coventry Oval

Results Round 12

Competition Home Team Score Away Team Score
 Under-11 Red West Preston-Lakeside 3.5-23 Northcote Blue 5.7-37
 Under-11 Green Research 3.5-23 Northcote Gold 6.3-39
 Under-12 Red Bundoora Park 4.10-34 Northcote Blue 4.4-28
 Under-12 Silver Lalor 5.6-36 Northcote Gold 7.11-53
 Under-12 Girls Northcote 3.2-20 Whittlesea 14.10-94
 Under-13 Green Northcote Gold 0.0-0 Mill Park 0.0-0
 Under-13 Red Northcote Blue 3.4-22 Wallan 10.9-69
 Under-14 Girls Blue Montmorency 4.10-34 Northcote 5.4-34
 Under-14 Red Northcote 3.5-23 West Preston-Lakeside 6.14-50

Save the date

Presentation Day for all teams will be Sunday 27 August – more details to follow in a few weeks time.

50 Games

Congratulations to Jack Meadows from Under 12 Silver, who played his 50th game in Round 11.

Congratulations also to Joseph Licastro from Under 12 Red, Sam Marasco-Liddell, Eric Goffin and Harry Chalker from Under 12 Silver,

and Liam Callaghan from Under 11 Blue who are all playing their 50th games this coming weekend.

Great effort!

Round 12 16 July 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-9 Red 9:00 AM Northcote Bundoora Park Blue McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Greensborough White Northcote Blue Anthony Beale Reserve
 Under-9 Green 9:00 AM Northcote Bundoora Park Teal McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 10:15 AM Northcote Gold Fitzroy Stars McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Green 9:00 AM Bye Northcote Blue
 Under-10 Green 10:15 AM Northcote Gold Bundoora Park McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-10 Girls 11:30 AM Northcote Darebin McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-11 Red 10:15 AM West Preston-Lakeside Northcote Blue J.E. Moore Park (Top Oval)
 Under-11 Green 11:00 AM Research Northcote Gold Research Park
 Under-12 Red 11:00 AM Bundoora Park Northcote Blue Bundoora Park Oval
 Under-12 Silver 11:15 AM Lalor Northcote Gold Lalor Reserve
 Under-12 Girls 12:45 PM Northcote Whittlesea McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-13 Green 12:00 AM Northcote Gold Mill Park BYE
 Under-13 Red 11:30 AM Northcote Blue Wallan McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Girls Blue 10:15 AM Montmorency Northcote Montmorency Park North Oval
 Under-14 Red 1:15 PM Northcote West Preston-Lakeside McDonnell Park (Main Oval)

First Aid Co-ordinator – Thanks And Goodbye!

An extra big thank you to Kylie Turton, our First Aid Coordinator, for her efforts this year in ensuring our Trainers are all appropriately trained and equipped to provide first aid for our players.

Unfortunately for us Kylie and her family are moving to Canberra, so we will need to find a replacement. Thanks again Kylie for everything you’ve done!

Clubroom Memorabilia

A big thank you to Catherine Hart who has been working to update our club memorabilia display.

She needs someone with a long ladder and a few hours to spare to give her a hand to finish putting the photos and flags up on the walls.

If you meet these criteria please email president@njfc.com.au who will pass on Catherine’s details.

Team Photos

Team photos are now available and most have been handed out at training. A few players have been given the team photo for the wrong team.

If there are mistakes with your photo please contact Bernadette Curry on awardsmanager@njfc.com.au but be quick – she will be away for the holidays from Monday.

Drivers Needed – Free Kick Program

We’re still looking for parents who can help with transporting kids from the Free Kick Program to and from training on any one Tuesday or Wednesday night during the first month of next term.

We need a driver and a supervisor for each minibus trip. A current drivers licence and Working with Children Check are required (an endorsed licence is not needed). Volunteers would need to be in Fitzroy for the first pick up at 4.45 on the day. Let president@nfjc.com.au know if there is a day when you can help out.

Child Safe Policy – Your Feedback Wanted!!

We are seeking feedback from members on the NJFC Child Safe Policy. We have developed this policy as part of our implementation of the Victorian Government Child Safe Standards, to help ensure children are protected from all forms of abuse..

Please forward any comments about the policy to Ann-Maree (president@njfc.com.au). The policy is attached for your convenience.

Results Round 10

Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 13.9-87 South Morang 2.2-14

Under-11 Red Yarrambat 6.4-40 Northcote Blue 3.3-21

Under-12 Girls Eltham 8.9-57 Northcote 0.0-0

Under-12 Red South Morang 14.12-96 Northcote Blue 0.1-1

Under-12 Silver Northcote Gold 16.11-107 Kinglake 3.1-19

Under-13 Green South Morang 8.4-52 Northcote Gold 4.4-28

Under-14 Girls Blue Northcote 4.5-29 Eltham 4.9-33

Under-14 Red Northcote 1.11-17 Wallan 8.9-57

NFL Under 15 Representative Girls Win

Congratulations also to NJFC player Chloe Williams on being part of the first NFL Under 15 girls team to win the 2017 AFL Victoria Metro Junior Championships Division 1 premiership last Saturday. Chloe scored three goals in the final and was the top goal scorer for the competition.

Read all about it here!

50th Games This Weekend

Congratulations to Fintan Dawson & Zack Taleb from Under 13 Blue and Thomas Sweetman from Under 11 Blue who are all celebrating their 50th games this Sunday. Well done on reaching this milestone!

Fixtures Round 11 – 2 July 2017

Under-9 Green Diamond Creek Demons vs Northcote Green 9:00 AM Coventry Oval

Under-9 Red Northcote Red vs Diamond Creek 9:00 AM McDonell Park (Back Oval)

Under-9 Yellow Research Rockets vs Northcote Blue 9:00 AM Research Park

Under-9 Yellow Greensborough White vs Northcote Gold 8:45 AM Anthony Beale Reserve

Under-10 Green West Ivanhoe vs Northcote Gold 9:00 AM Seddon Reserve

Under-10 Green Northcote Blue vs Eltham Black 10:15 AM McDonell Park (Back Oval)

Under-10 Girls Laurimar vs Northcote 10:15 AM Laurimar Reserve (Main Oval)

Under-11 Green Northcote Gold BYE

Under-11 Red Northcote Blue vs Hurstbridge 9:00 AM McDonell Park (Main Oval)

Under-12 Girls Diamond Creek Womens vs Northcote 9:45 AM Plenty Park Oval

Under-12 Silver Northcote Gold vs Montmorency 10:30 AM McDonell Park (Main Oval)

Under-12 Red Northcote Blue vs Kilmore 12:00 PM McDonell Park (Main Oval)

Under-13 Red Northcote Blue vs Mernda 1:30 PM McDonell Park (Main Oval)

Under-14 Red Mernda vs Northcote 11:30 AM Waterview Recreation Reserve (Oval 1)

Under-14 Girls Blue Wallan vs Northcote 11:45 AM Wallan Recreational Reserve (Back Oval)

Planning for 2018

As we head towards the end of the season we turn our minds towards 2018. Our new committee will be elected at the AGM in October, but we will need other key roles filled as well in order to continue to build the club. Treasurer, Property Manager and Grounds Manager are three of the roles that will need filling – more information on these roles can be found below. We are also seeking a parent with marketing or public relations experience to help on a short-term project. If you can assist with any of these positions please let me know.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is the chief financial management officer of the Club. Desirable qualities include good organisational skills, a level of financial expertise and awareness of the information required for annual reporting. Duties include preparation and monitoring of annual budgets, financial record keeping and preparation of annual financial statements. This role is largely administrative, so could be filled by someone whose work commitments prevent them from attending the club during the week.

Property Manager

The Property Manager is the key person responsible for ordering and sales of club merchandise, providing team gear and otherwise making sure all teams have enough training equipmentAdhering to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related Club policies and procedures. This role ideally needs someone who can be at training and/or games on a fairly regular basis.

Grounds Manager

The Grounds Manager is responsible for ensuring the clubhouse and grounds are safely maintained, liaising with Darebin Council when repairs are required, and marking lines and otherwise preparing the ground before matches. This role should ideally be filled by someone with a bit of time to spare during the week and who doesn’t mind being up and about early on Sunday mornings.

Team News

Under 13s

Due to low numbers in both Under 13 teams it has unfortunately become apparent that the best option for the rest of the season is for the Under 13 teams to be amalgamated. We have had the opportunity to discuss this with many parents and most seem to agree that this is regrettable but the best option for the remainder of the season. The Gold team will play their final match this coming weekend, helped out by players from the Blue team which has a bye. Players from both teams will then become part of the Blue team, with Matt as Coach. We feel that this action will give the greatest number of players the chance to enjoy the remainder of the season, and we thank all Under 13 families for their understanding.

Under 10 Girls

We’re pleased to announce that we now have a second female head Coach! Nicole Carwyn will assume coaching our U10 Girls team, in place of Andrew Wallace who will gain some time for the variety of other activities he co-ordinates for our Club. Welcome Nicole and thanks Andrew for your efforts in getting the U10 Girls team up and running.

Round 10 – 25 June 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-9 Red 9:00 AM Northcote Eltham Black McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 10:15 AM Research Rockets Northcote Gold Research Park
 Under-9 Green 10:15 AM Northcote Diamond Creek Creekers McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 11:30 AM Northcote Blue Montmorency White McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Girls 9:00 AM Northcote Eltham McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-10 Green 9:00 AM Bye Northcote Gold
 Under-10 Green 10:00 AM Bundoora Park Northcote Blue Bundoora Park Oval
 Under-11 Green 10:15 AM Northcote Gold South Morang McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Red 11:30 AM Yarrambat Northcote Blue Yarrambat War Memorial Park
 Under-12 Girls 10:30 AM Eltham Northcote Susan Street Reserve
 Under-12 Red 11:30 AM South Morang Northcote Blue Mill Park Lakes Reserve (Back Oval)
 Under-12 Silver 11:45 AM Northcote Gold Kinglake McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-13 Red 11:00 AM Bye Northcote Blue
 Under-13 Green 11:45 AM South Morang Northcote Gold Mill Park Lakes Reserve (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Girls Blue 1:15 PM Northcote Eltham McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Red 2:45 PM Northcote Wallan McDonnell Park (Main Oval)

Results Round 9

Round 9 
Competition Team Score Team  Score
 Under-11 Red Whittlesea 2.3-15 Northcote Blue 11.5-71
 Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 7.4-46 Laurimar 10.7-67
 Under-12 Red Mill Park 7.8-50 Northcote Blue 1.3-9
 Under-12 Silver Northcote Gold 5.3-33 Keon Park 12.7-79
 Under-12 Girls Montmorency 6.13-49 Northcote 0.0-0
 Under-13 Red Northcote Blue 5.4-34 Yarrambat 9.6-60
 Under-14 Red Research 9.9-63 Northcote 7.4-46
 Under-14 Girls Blue Northcote 5.6-36 Research 4.8-32

More 50 Gamers

A lot of 50 game banners this week! Congratulations to Jackson Tier (U11 Blue), Taeven Ziras & Gum Bol (U12 Silver), and Ryan Wyss (U13 Blue) who are all celebrating their 50th games this week.

Also Sophie Goffin and Ellouise Bishop (U14 Girls) who played their 50th games a few weeks ago but waited to mark the occasion together this Sunday.

Round 9 – 18 June 2017

Round 9 18 June 2017
Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Northcote Gold vs Montmorency White McDonell Park (Back Oval)
Under-9 Green 9:15 AM Northcote vs Eltham Grey McDonell Park (Main Oval)
Under-9 Red 10:15 AM Northcote vs Eltham White McDonell Park (Back Oval)
Under-9 Yellow 10:15 AM West Preston-Lakeside vs Northcote Blue J.E. Moore Park (Main Oval)
Under-10 Girls 9:45 AM Darebin vs Northcote A.H. Capp Reserve
Under-10 Green 10:30 AM Northcote Blue vs Reservoir McDonell Park (Main Oval)
Under-10 Green 11:30 AM Northcote Gold vs Eltham Black McDonell Park (Back Oval)
Under-11 Red 10:00 AM Whittlesea vs Northcote Blue A.F. Walker Recreation Reserve
Under-11 Green 12:45 PM Northcote Gold vs Laurimar McDonell Park (Back Oval)
Under-12 Red 10:00 AM Mill Park vs Northcote Blue Redleap Reserve
Under-12 Silver 12:00 PM Northcote Gold vs Keon Park McDonell Park (Main Oval)
Under-12 Girls 1:00 PM Montmorency vs Northcote Simms Road Reserve
Under-13 Red 1:30 PM Northcote Blue vs Yarrambat McDonell Park (Main Oval)
Under-13 Green   Northcote Gold   BYE  
Under-14 Red 1:00 PM Research vs Northcote Research Park
Under-14 Girls Blue 3:00 PM Northcote vs Research McDonell Park (Main Oval)

Results Round 8

Round 8
Competition Team Score Team  Score
 Under-11 Red Northcote Blue 3.3-21 Epping 4.4-28
 Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 5.4-34 Mernda 6.4-40
 Under-12 Silver Panton Hill 2.5-17 Northcote Gold 4.9-33
 Under-12 Girls Research 6.3-39 Northcote 0.2-2
 Under-12 Red Research 5.6-36 Northcote Blue 6.7-43
 Under-13 Red Greensborough 9.5-59 Northcote Blue 8.6-54
 Under-13 Green Northcote Gold 7.5-47 Hurstbridge 9.5-59
 Under-14 Girls Blue Yarrambat 6.5-41 Northcote 10.3-63
 Under-14 Red Northcote 10.8-68 Eltham 4.9-33

Player Numbers

We are excited to have passed the milestone of 300 players registered for 2017, as new players continue to register to fill the gaps we still have in some teams.
We now have more than 50 female players, which is a terrific achievement in our first year of having all-girls teams.
We are still seeking players for U13, U12 and U12 Girls teams in particular – if you can think of anyone interested, registrations will be accepted up until 30 June.

Results Round 7

Round 7
Competition Team Score  Team  Score
 Under-11 Red Northcote Blue 6.3-39 West Preston-Lakeside 3.3-21
 Under-11 Green Kilmore Blue 3.4-22 Northcote Gold 5.5-35
 Under-12 Red Northcote Blue 3.7-25 Bundoora Park 6.12-48
 Under-12 Silver Northcote Gold 9.1-55 Lalor 3.8-26
 Under-12 Girls Montmorency 14.11-95 Northcote 1.0-6
 Under-13 Red Kilmore 2.4-16 Northcote Blue 3.5-23
 Under-13 Green Northcote Gold 1.3-9 Mill Park 13.12-90
 Under-14 Girls Blue Northcote 7.5-47 Wallan 2.3-15

Still Missing .. Can you help

MISSING from the home change rooms on Sunday 14 May:

§  One plastic shopping bag containing blue NJFC shorts, skins, navy Nike socks and playing jumper #19.

§  Training top with ‘Eric’ on the back that was accidentally put in the wrong bag before the U12 Silver game.

If found please call/text 0429 663 580

Concussion and Injury Management

Most of you would be aware that we have qualified Trainers present at every match to ensure any injuries are treated quickly and appropriately. Head injuries are of particular concern and we have just reviewed our Concussion Policy to make sure we continue to observe best-practice management of concussion (link) . Any player who is concussed must seek advice from a registered medical practitioner, preferably with experience in managing sports concussion, and must not be allowed to return to training and playing without explicit medical clearance to train AND play.
NJFC has the top level of player insurance available, which covers emergency ambulance transport. We do recommend that each family has current ambulance membership to make certain that their player can be transported for serious but not life threatening injuries, such as broken or dislocated limbs. Our Trainers will act in the best interests of the player and call an ambulance if they believe it is warranted.

Round 7 – 28 May 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-9 Red 10:15 AM Northcote Montmorency Black McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 10:00 AM Reservoir Northcote Blue Crispe Park
 Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM West Preston-Lakeside Northcote Gold J.E. Moore Park (Top Oval)
 Under-9 Green 9:00 AM Northcote Mill Park McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Girls 9:00 AM Eltham Northcote Eltham Central Park
 Under-10 Green 10:15 AM West Ivanhoe Northcote Blue Seddon Reserve
 Under-10 Green 10:00 AM Mill Park White Northcote Gold Redleap Reserve
 Under-11 Red 9:00 AM Northcote Blue West Preston-Lakeside McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Green 10:15 AM Kilmore Blue Northcote Gold J.J. Clancy Reserve
 Under-12 Red 10:30 AM Northcote Blue Bundoora Park McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-12 Silver 12:00 PM Northcote Gold Lalor McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-12 Girls 1:00 PM Montmorency Northcote Simms Road Reserve
 Under-13 Red 11:45 AM Kilmore Northcote Blue J.J. Clancy Reserve
 Under-13 Green 1:30 PM Northcote Gold Mill Park McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Red 11:00 AM Bye Northcote
 Under-14 Girls Blue 3:00 PM Northcote Wallan McDonnell Park (Main Oval)

Team Photos

Thanks to photographers Nick and Colin, and special thanks to Bernadette Curry for organising and co-ordinating the team photos this week. All went very smoothly with most teams finishing their session ahead of schedule. Photos should be available for collection in a month or so.

50 Games for our Girls..

U14 Girls have cause for a double celebration, with Sophie Goffin playing her 50th game last Sunday and
Ellouise Bishop playing her 50th game this Sunday.
Both girls will wait a few weeks to officially celebrate together.

Results – Round 6

Round 6
Competition  Team Score Team Score
 Under-11 Red Hurstbridge 6.8-44 Northcote Blue 2.5-17
 Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 4.4-28 Mill Park 13.14-92
 Under-12 Silver Northcote Gold 5.6-36 Montmorency 4.8-32
 Under-12 Red Kilmore 8.21-69 Northcote Blue 1.1-7
 Under-12 Girls Northcote 2.3-15 Yarrambat 9.2-56
 Under-13 Green Reservoir 14.12-96 Northcote Gold 5.2-32
 Under-13 Red Northcote Blue 6.1-37 Research 10.8-68
 Under-14 Girls Blue Diamond Creek Womens 3.2-20 Northcote 5.4-34
 Under-14 Red Northcote 12.11-83 Diamond Creek 1.2-8

Round 6 – 21 May 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-9 Red 8:30 AM Montmorency Magpies Northcote Montmorency Park North Oval
 Under-9 Yellow 8:30 AM Northcote Blue West Ivanhoe McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 8:30 AM Northcote Gold Reservoir McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-9 Green 9:45 AM Montmorency Swoopers Northcote Simms Road Reserve
 Under-10 Girls 9:45 AM Northcote Darebin McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Green 11:00 AM Northcote Blue Bundoora Park McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Green 9:45 AM Northcote Gold West Ivanhoe McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Red 10:00 AM Hurstbridge Northcote Blue Ben Frilay Oval (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Green 12:15 PM Northcote Gold Mill Park McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-12 Red 11:45 AM Kilmore Northcote Blue J.J. Clancy Reserve
 Under-12 Silver 11:15 AM Northcote Gold Montmorency McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-12 Girls 1:45 PM Northcote Yarrambat McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-13 Red 12:45 PM Northcote Blue Research McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-13 Green 11:00 AM Reservoir Northcote Gold Crispe Park
 Under-14 Red 2:15 PM Northcote Diamond Creek McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Girls Blue 11:00 AM Diamond Creek Womens Northcote Plenty Park Oval

Results – Round 5

Round 5
Competition  Team Score  Team Score
 Under-11 Green Research 1.5-11 Northcote Gold 5.6-36
 Under-11 Red Yarrambat 6.9-45 Northcote Blue 3.7-25
 Under-12 Red Northcote 3.4-22 South Morang 6.9-45
 Under-12 Silver Northcote 21.7-133 Kinglake 2.1-13
 Under-12 Girls Whittlesea 12.11-83 Northcote 1.0-6
 Under-13 Red Wallan 7.10-52 Northcote Blue 4.5-29
 Under-13 Green Northcote Gold 5.4-34 West Ivanhoe 10.3-63
 Under-14 Red West Preston-Lakeside 4.11-35 Northcote 7.3-45
 Under-14 Girls Blue Northcote 3.8-26 Montmorency 5.8-38

Fixture Round 5 – 14 May 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue Name
 Under-9 Red 8:30 AM Northcote Keon Park McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Yellow 8:30 AM Eltham Yellow Northcote Blue Eltham Central Park
 Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM West Ivanhoe Northcote Gold Seddon Reserve
 Under-9 Green 9:45 AM Northcote Thomastown McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Girls 9:45 AM Laurimar Northcote Laurimar Reserve (School Oval)
 Under-10 Green 9:45 AM Bundoora Park Northcote Gold Bundoora Park Oval
 Under-10 Green 9:00 AM Northcote Blue Bye
 Under-11 Red 10:15 AM Yarrambat Northcote Blue Yarrambat War Memorial Park
 Under-11 Green 10:00 AM Research Northcote Gold Panton Hill – A.E. Cracknell Reserve
 Under-12 Red 9:45 AM Northcote South Morang McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-12 Silver 11:15 AM Northcote Kinglake McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-12 Girls 11:45 AM Whittlesea Northcote A.F. Walker Recreation Reserve
 Under-13 Red 12:30 PM Wallan Northcote Blue Wallan Recreational Reserve (Main Oval)
 Under-13 Green 12:45 PM Northcote Gold West Ivanhoe McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Red 12:00 PM West Preston-Lakeside Northcote J.E. Moore Park (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Girls Blue 2:15 PM Northcote Montmorency McDonnell Park (Main Oval)

 

Merchandise

Thankyou for being patient with us as we source clothing for the 2017 season.

– The training tops should be with us within a fortnight. They will be handed out to the children at training. For those children who registered after the order was placed, we will be getting your order a little later.
– The socks are supplied by the NFL and we have to wait for them to fill this order (Sorry but they can’t tell us when this will be!)
– The hoodies are being re-designed for this season and beyond and will be available in a month or so. A sample of the design should be available soon and will be put on display in the club house. We have opted to go for a better quality garment, with greater warmth and integrity. Many found the previous jumper quickly shrunk and went out of shape in the wash.

As always if you have any concerns or suggestions please feel free to contact me,
Ann-Maree
president@njfc.com.au

Fixtures Round 2 – 23 April 2017

Under-9 Red 8:30:00 AM Diamond Creek Vs Northcote Coventry Oval
Under-9 Yellow 8:30:00 AM Northcote Gold Vs Greensborough White McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-9 Yellow 8:30:00 AM Northcote Blue Vs Research Rockets McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-9 Green 8:30:00 AM Diamond Creek Blue Vs Northcote Coventry Oval
Under-10 Green 10:00:00 AM Reservoir Vs Northcote Blue Crispe Park
Under-10 Green 10:15:00 AM Eltham Vs Northcote Gold Eltham Central Park
Under-11 Green 10:00:00 AM Northcote Gold Vs Laurimar McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-11 Green 10:00:00 AM Northcote Blue Vs Mernda McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-12 Girls 11:30:00 AM Northcote Vs West Ivanhoe McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-12 Red 11:30:00 AM Northcote Vs Diamond Creek McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-12 Silver 1:00:00 PM Northcote Vs Lalor McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-13 Green 2:20:00 PM Northcote Blue Vs South Morang McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-13 Green 11:00:00 AM Bye Vs Northcote Gold
Under-14 Girls Red 1:00:00 PM Northcote Vs Panton Hill McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-14 Green 11:10:00 AM Kinglake Vs Northcote Kinglake Memorial Oval

Footy Photo Etiquette

Photos of kids in action enjoying their football are great, but please be aware that not all families are comfortable with having their child’s image captured.

If you are taking photos of your child’s team please check with your Team Manager in case there are any children in your team who don’t wish to be photographed.

Results Round 1

Mill Park Vs Northcote Blue Under-11 Green 4.5-29 8.1-49
Mernda Vs Northcote Gold Under-11 Green 2.6-18 3.4-22
Montmorency Vs Northcote Under-12 Silver 5.6-36 11.12-78
Northcote Vs Research Under-12 Girls 0.0-0 9.10-64
Northcote Vs Research Under-12 Red 3.3-21 6.5-41
Northcote Gold Vs South Morang Under-13 Green 7.6-48 5.6-36
Northcote Blue Vs Reservoir Under-13 Green 5.12-42 3.6-24
Mill Park Vs Northcote Under-14 Green 1.4-10 7.12-54
Northcote Vs Diamond Creek Womens Under-14 Girls Red 8.4-52 0.4-4