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Round 12 Fixture

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Only three home and away rounds to go, with both U12 Gold and U12 Blue boys sides and U16 girls likely to play finals, with U11s still in with a chance to grab fourth spot. Round 12 Good luck to all!
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Round 11 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 10:
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NAIDOC Week – Sir Douglas Nicholls Round

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This coming round is named in honour of Sir Douglas Nicholls and is timed to coincide with NAIDOC week. Sir Douglas Nicholls was the first Aboriginal footballer to represent Victoria, and played at Northcote before and after his time playing for Fitzroy in the VFL. He was a Churches of Christ pastor and combined his ministry with welfare work and advocacy for the rights of Indigenous Australians. He was awarded a knighthood for his work on behalf of Aboriginal people. Fitzroy Stars home ground is named in his honour. NAIDOC Week, held in July each year, celebrates the history, culture and achievements of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme this year is ‘Because of her, we can’ in recognition of the contribution that women have played -…
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NJFC Annual Member Survey

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Each year we survey our members to work out what is going well and work out areas where we can improve. Our 2018 Member survey will be sent out as an online survey next week. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and let us know of any suggestions you may have.
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Volunteer of the week

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Volunteer of the week this week is Ida Bakos. Ida is not only U9 Blue Team Manager, but also our Team Manager Coordinator. In this role she trains our new Team Managers at the start of the season and keeps all Team Managers up to speed with any rule and procedural changes. Thanks Ida for your efforts this year and over the past two years as well!
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Sponsor’s Profile

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Visit Milad and his professionally trained staff at The Specialist Barber for quality classic and modern cuts for men and boys. Cut-throat shaves also available. Visit https://thespecialistbarber.com.au or drop in at 676 High St Thornbury.
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Policies Updated

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Thank you to those who provided feedback on the revision of the Communications and Concussion Policies. The updated versions were approved at the June committee meeting and are now available on the NJFC website. A new version of the Risk Management Policy is currently being prepared and will be made available for comment when drafted.
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SCHOOL HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS

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Training U9                          Not training first week, training as normal second week U10                        Not training at all during holidays U10 Girls              Not training at all during holidays U11                        Not training first week, training as normal second week U12                        Not training first week, training as normal second week U12 Girls              Not training first week, training as normal second week U13                        Not training Tuesday 3 July but otherwise training as normal during holidays U14                        Training as normal during holidays U14 Girls              Not training first week, training as normal second week U16 Girls              Not training first week, training as normal second week Competition No matches Sunday 8 July. Round 12 played Sunday 15 July Auskick No Auskick Saturday 7 July or Saturday 14 July. Next Auskick Saturday 21 July
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Round 11 fixture

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Last week before the school holiday break, then three more games of the home and away season, with a few teams in contention for finals after that. Click the link for Round 11 fixture:
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Holiday matches and training

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NO GAME SUNDAY 8 JULY. Round 12 is Sunday 15 July. Please check with your Coach and Team Manager what your training arrangements are over the school holidays. Training times will be posted on the website and Facebook page once they are all confirmed.
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Milestone games

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Apologies to the Under 12 boys for the 50 game plaque mix up that meant we didn’t have their plaques ready for the game last Sunday - Isaac Bartley (U12 Gold), and James Magiatzis & Jack Moston (U12 Blue). This week we have Harrison Teague (U13), Jay Lynch (U12 Gold) and Dean Perawiti (U12 Blue) celebrating their 50th games. Congratulations to all on your achievement!  
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Volunteer of the week

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Linemarking, BBQing, recruiting players, finding footy boots, transporting players to/from games and/or training, with a spot of assistant coaching – a big thank you to Andrew Wallace for everything that he does! Andrew is just one of those people who are so important to the community spirit of the club and we can’t thank him enough for the effort he puts in.
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Round 10 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 10  
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EOFY Tax deductible donation to the Cougars?

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If you’re interested in reducing your taxable income and helping out the footy club at the same time, why not make a tax deductible donation to the Cougars before the end of the financial year this weekend? Thanks to our agreement with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF), people and businesses can make tax deductible donations of $2 or more to support and improve our club. We have two projects you can donate to: ·         The Better Facilities Fund - for carrying out much needed improvement to the facilities at McDonell Park. You can learn more and donate to our Better Facilities Fund by clicking here. ·         The Free Kick scheme - providing free footy for kids that wouldn’t be able to play without this scheme. You can donate and find…
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Sponsor’s Profile

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Fusion IPL provide large-scale project installation, logistics and warehousing services to some the largest companies in the furniture manufacturing, construction and facilities management industries. Projects include multi-level fit-out and logistics; commercial furniture and locker installation, wall panelling; shop-fitting; and re-furnishing of hotels, hospital and universities. Fusion IPL also provides 3rd party logistics (warehousing, distribution, delivery and installation) direct to their client’s end users.
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Round 10 fixture

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Congratulations to everyone who turned out to play in the horrible weather conditions last Sunday. Hopefully the weather will be much improved for Round 10:
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Round 9 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 9:
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