Merchandise

All players should have received a bag as part of their registration this year. If you have not collected yours yet please stop by the storeroom on match day or at training to pick it up.

New NJFC Hoodies ($50 kids, $60 adult) and socks ($10) are available for purchase.

50 Gamers

Congratulations to Oliver Williams and Oliver Manterfield from Under 14; the latest players to reach 50 games.

Looking forward to seeing the boys run through their banner together!

Free Kick Program – Drivers needed

Our Free Kick Program allows kids who do not otherwise have the opportunity to play community sport the chance to play footy at our club. Many of our teams have Free Kick players and we are grateful to the Team Managers, Coaches and parents who help them each week in getting ready for the game and instructing them in the finer points of AFL. In supporting the Free Kick program, we are seeking four pairs of parents who can help with transporting kids 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 me know if there is a day when you can help out.

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)

Safe and Secure at Football Grounds

A Message from Darebin City Council
Darebin City Council​ would like to remind clubs to be extremely mindful of leaving valuable belongings and personal possessions inside change-rooms and around club facilities at all times.
 
An incident in Darebin has recently occurred during which a vehicle and a number of bags were stolen during a club training session.
 
While this event is extremely unfortunate and unlikely, it should serve as a stark reminder to clubs to remain vigilant in ensuring club facilities are a secure and safe place to participate in sport.
 
Darebin strongly recommends locking valuables in a secure location and having a club official monitor club facilities during all training and competition times, in addition to locking sports facilities after use.

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.

Socks! (and other merchandise)

New cougar merchandise is now available to purchase from the club

Socks at $10 a pair.

Adult size hoodies are available for $60 (sizes XS, S, M, L and XL).

Kids hoodies have also just arrived and available for $50 (size 8 through to 14).

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)

Cake Stall achievement

Thanks to Violeta Traicevski for co-ordinating a very successful cake stall Sunday 4th June, to help with the expenses of running the Free Kick Program. Thank you to everyone who donated home made goodies and/or assisted on the stall during the day. The generosity of our families meant that we raised $1219, which will help the kids in the Program continue their involvement in community sport.

If anyone is keen to be involved in other activities to support the club’s fundraising efforts please let me know.

 

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

50 Games!!

Congratulations to Lochie Reynolds from U11 Gold who is celebrating his 50th game this week.

Great work to have reached this milestone halfway through Under 11s!

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.

Cake Stall this Sunday

This weekend we are running a cake stall to raise funds for our Free Kick program. This initiative has grown substantially in 2017, from 6 players last year to 30 players this year.
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Round 8 – 4 June 2017

Competition Name Match Time Team  Team  Venue Name
 Under-9 Green 8:45 AM Eltham Orange Northcote Eltham Central Park
 Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Northcote Blue Northcote Gold McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-9 Red 9:45 AM Greensborough Green Northcote Anthony Beale Reserve
 Under-10 Green 10:15 AM Reservoir Northcote Gold Crispe Park
 Under-10 Green 10:15 AM Northcote Blue Mill Park White McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-10 Girls 11:30 AM Northcote Laurimar McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
 Under-11 Red 9:00 AM Northcote Blue Epping McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-11 Green 10:30 AM Northcote Gold Mernda McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-12 Silver 11:00 AM Panton Hill Northcote Gold Panton Hill – A.E. Cracknell Reserve
 Under-12 Girls 11:30 AM Research Northcote Research Park
 Under-12 Red 12:45 PM Research Northcote Blue Research Park
 Under-13 Red 11:00 AM Greensborough Northcote Blue Anthony Beale Reserve
 Under-13 Green 12:00 PM Northcote Gold Hurstbridge McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
 Under-14 Girls Blue 1:00 PM Yarrambat Northcote Yarrambat War Memorial Park
 Under-14 Red 1:30 PM Northcote Eltham McDonnell Park (Main Oval)

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

Missing Training Top…..

If anyone has found an extra training top with ‘Eric’ on the back please let us know.

It was accidentally put in the wrong bag last Sunday.

Please check your football bags in case you have an extra top.

Thank you.

50 Game Congratulations

Congratulations to Archie Rider from our Under 13 Blue side who celebrated his 50th game last weekend.

Well done also to Tom Cameron from Under 12 Silver who is playing his 50th game this weekend.

Good luck for the game on Sunday!

Team Photos – next week !

TEAM PHOTOS

Team photos will take place this coming Tuesday and Wednesday .

Tuesday 23rd May

Under 11 GOLD     4.45pm

Under 11 BLUE      5.05pm

Under 12 SILVER –  5.25pm

Under 12 RED        5.45pm

Under 13 GOLD     6.05pm

Under 13 BLUE       6.25pm

Under 14                  7.05pm

Wednesday 24th May

Under 9 GOLD     4.45pm

Under 9 BLUE       5.05pm

Under 9 GREEN   5.25pm

Under 9 RED         5.45pm

Under 10 GOLD   6.05pm

Under 10 BLUE    6.25pm

Under 10 GIRLS   6.45pm

Under 12 GIRLS     7.05pm

Under 14 GIRLS     7.25pm

Envelopes would have been handed out at training – please bring along on photo night with completed credit card slip or exact money as no change will be available.

Players should wear full football uniform including blue shorts and socks.

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

Clubroom memorabilia display

You may have noticed some changes inside the clubrooms recently.

Catherine Hart has kindly been working on tidying up and updating our display of club memorabilia, which will soon include some of our premiership flags .

We have various other short-term projects around the club that volunteers could assist with – please contact me if you have some free time and could help out.

Training tops and socks

The second order of training tops is expected on 12 May, so tops should be distributed at training next week.

We are still waiting for the sock order to arrive.

Do you know about our Free Kick program?

The NJFC ‘Cougars Free Kick’ program launched in 2016 and has expanded significantly in 2017, with more than 20 children now involved across 8 teams. The program runs with particular support of NJFC volunteers Chris McGeachan, Simon Negrelli, Andrew Wallace and Steve Harford, and engages with children from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them the opportunity to participate in community sport.
Thank you to the children and parents across the club who have made these players welcome and able to feel part of the club. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the program by Andrew Chapman from the Merchant Group and the City of Darebin (Darebin Community Grant).
How can you contribute?
Some of the children are local and come along with their families. Others live in Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond and are predominantly transported to and from the club by bus. These children often arrive eager to play footy, but without having eaten breakfast. Given that, we have recently started a Breakfast Club for these kids at our ground on Sundays. We have a couple of people running this, but it can be difficult when their children have away games. We’re looking for extra people to help. It would particularly work for any U9 or U10 parents willing to help out when their child is playing at home. It would essentially involve arriving at the club about 8:15, setting up, making toast, managing spillages, encouraging the kids to sit down and eat their meal and chatting to them.

We are also planning on running a couple of cake stalls on a few busy game days over the season. So keep an eye out for info about dates, how you can contribute to baking and when to come prepared to buy some delicious homemade goodies. This will provide some cash flow to buy bread, cereal, fruit etc.

Team Photos

Team photos will take place on Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May.

Photos will be held during normal training time or very close to it; the schedule will be available shortly.

Envelopes will be handed out at training next week – please bring along on photo night with completed credit card slip or exact money as no change will be available.

Players should wear full uniform including jumper, blue shorts and socks (if you have them!)

 

Lost and found – Bags and Jumper

It is great to see the Cougars colours out there with so many blue bags.
However, please make sure you label your bag clearly with your name. We have already had a few instances of players taking the wrong bag home.

FOUND! Brisbane Lions Jersey. At a practice game in Bundoora a couple weeks ago.
Size 10 and helmet. Please email comms@njfc.com.au or call Ros on 0431935758

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)

 

Results Round 4

Round 4
Competition Team Score Team Score
 Under-11 Red Northcote Blue Bye
 Under-11 Green South Morang 1.2-8 Northcote Gold 9.7-61
 Under-12 Silver Keon Park 11.4-70 Northcote 4.2-26
 Under-12 Red Northcote 6.12-48 Epping 4.5-29
 Under-12 Girls Northcote 0.0-0 Diamond Creek Womens 17.15-117
 Under-13 Red Mernda 15.7-97 Northcote Blue 3.0-18
 Under-13 Green Northcote Gold 6.3-39 West Preston-Lakeside 16.10-106
 Under-14 Girls Blue Research 2.9-21 Northcote 4.5-29
 Under-14 Red Northcote 9.9-63 Mernda 9.7-61

AFL Victorian Junior Metro Championships

I would like to congratulate U14 Northcote Cougar Players, Oliver Manterfield & Jack Harper for making the Final Squads for the U14 Boy’s AFL Victoria Junior Metro Championships.

Equally would like to congratulate U14 Northcote Cougar Player Chloe Williams for making the Final Squad for the U15 Girls AFL Victoria Junior Metro Championships.

A fantastic effort by all 3 players whom I had the pleasure of coaching last year.

To those other Northcote Cougar players both Male/Female who unfortunately missed selection in the final squads, it was a great effort and well done for your commitment to the program.

A link to the Dates / Squads here:  http://nfl.org.au/final-squads-announced-for-junior-metro-championships/

Best Regards

Phil Bedggood

NJFC U14 Coach

Helpers needed

It is important that the grounds are safe to play on so we need parents to assist at home games by helping the Coaches, Team Managers and Grounds Manager to mark out grounds and pick up rubbish/sticks/stones/dog poo before the start of the first match of the day.

Helpers are also required at the end of the day to pack up after the last game.

We appreciate your assistance in this regard.

Team Photos

Don’t forget team photos will take place on Tuesday 23 May, Wednesday 24 May and Thursday 25 May.

A schedule and more details should be available next week.

50 Games!!

Congratulations to Ben Wallace from Under 13 Gold and Riley Trew from Under 12 Silver who are both playing their 50th games this weekend.

Well done and good luck for your games on Sunday!

Fixture Round 4 – 7 May 2017

Competition Name
Under-9 Red 8:30:00 AM Northcote West Preston-Lakeside McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-9 Yellow 8:30:00 AM Northcote Gold Eltham Yellow McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-9 Yellow 9:45:00 AM Northcote Blue Fitzroy Stars McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-9 Green 9:00:00 AM Research Rebels Northcote Research Park
Under-10 Green 9:00:00 AM Northcote Gold Bye
Under-10 Green 9:45:00 AM Eltham Black Northcote Blue Eltham Central Park
Under-10 Girls 11:00:00 AM Northcote Eltham McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-11 Red 9:00:00 AM Northcote Blue Bye
Under-11 Green 9:45:00 AM South Morang Northcote Gold Mill Park Lakes Reserve (Back Oval)
Under-12 Red 11:15:00 AM Northcote Epping McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-12 Silver 10:15:00 AM Keon Park Northcote J.C. Donath Reserve
Under-12 Girls 12:00:00 PM Northcote Diamond Creek Womens McDonnell Park (Back Oval)
Under-13 Green 12:45:00 PM Northcote Gold West Preston-Lakeside McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-13 Green 11:00:00 AM Northcote Blue Bye
Under-13 Red 11:30:00 AM Mernda Northcote Blue Waterview Recreation Reserve (Oval 1)
Under-14 Girls Blue 11:45:00 AM Research Northcote Research Park
Under-14 Red 2:15:00 PM Northcote Mernda McDonnell Park (Main Oval)

Results Round 3

Competition Team Score Team Score
Under-11 Green Laurimar 0.3-3 Vs Northcote Blue12.8-80
Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 7.15-57 Vs Kilmore White 2.4-16
Under-12 Silver Panton Hill 0.0-0 Vs Northcote 17.19-121
Under-12 Red South Morang 20.13-133 Vs Northcote 0.1-1
Under-12 Girls Northcote 2.2-14 Vs Eltham 4.5-29
Under-13 Green Northcote Blue 17.6-108 Vs Northcote Gold 5.2-32
Under-14 Green Keon Park 1.0-6 Vs Northcote 31.11-197
Under-14 Girls Red Kilmore 6.5-41 Vs Northcote 7.4-46

50 Games!!

Congratulations to U13 players Reuben Komene and Jai Hedger who will both be celebrating their 50th games this weekend. Well done to both boys on reaching this milestone.

Helpers needed

There is a lot of work that goes into setting up the grounds each week. For our home games we ask that parents assist by helping the Coaches, Team Managers and Grounds Manager by marking our grounds and picking up any rubbish/sticks/stones/dog poo that we don’t want players to land on (gloves provided). It’s usually the Under 9 parents that get this fun job, but it is important that the grounds are safe to play on. We also need helpers at the end of the day to pack up after the last game – many hands make light work!

Information for Volunteers

Last week the club has rolled out BlueQ. This is a database, chosen by the NFL, to store and administer our compliance with Child Safe Standards, first aid training and coaching courses. The many wonderful volunteers in our club will have received an email about how to load up their details. Please let Kirsty (secretary@njfc.com.au) know if you have not received the email. This initiative will be a significant aid to ensuring we do all we can to keep our children safe and provide up to date training to all those teaching our kids how to play the game.

Merchandise

Thankyou for being patient with us as we source clothing for the 2017 season.
– The first order of training tops was delivered this week; the second order for those who registered a little later should be with us within the next fortnight (hopefully next week). They will be handed out to the children at training.
– 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.

Fixture Round 3 – 30 April 2017

Competition Name
Under-9 Green 8:30 AM Northcote Bundoora Park Teal McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-9 Red 8:45 AM Bundoora Park Blue Northcote Bundoora Park Oval
Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Fitzroy Stars Northcote Gold Sir Douglas Nicholls Oval
Under-9 Yellow 9:00 AM Greensborough White Northcote Blue Anthony Beale Reserve
Under-10 Green 9:45 AM Northcote Blue Northcote Gold McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-11 Green 11:30 AM Northcote Gold Kilmore White McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-11 Green 9:45 AM Laurimar Northcote Blue Laurimar Reserve (Main Oval)
Under-12 Red 11:00 AM South Morang Northcote Mill Park Lakes Reserve (Main Oval)
Under-12 Silver 11:00 AM Panton Hill Northcote Panton Hill – A.E. Cracknell Reserve
Under-12 Girls 1:30 PM Northcote Eltham McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-13 Green 3:00 PM Northcote Blue Northcote Gold McDonnell Park (Main Oval)
Under-14 Girls Red 1:00 PM Kilmore Northcote J.J. Clancy Reserve
Under-14 Green 11:00 AM Keon Park Northcote J.C. Donath Reserve

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

Results Round 2

Round 2
Under-11 Green Northcote Gold 4.9-33 Vs Laurimar 4.4-28
Under-11 Green Northcote Blue 15.14-104 Vs Mernda 3.4-22
Under-12 Red Northcote 2.5-17 Vs Diamond Creek 12.7-79
Under-12 Girls Northcote 0.0-0 Vs Laurimar 14.12-96
Under-12 Silver Northcote 20.11-131 Vs Lalor 2.3-15
Under-13 Green Northcote Blue 15.11-101 Vs South Morang 4.2-26
Under-14 Green Kinglake 0.3-3 Vs Northcote 20.7-127
Under-14 Girls Red Northcote 14.3-87 Vs Panton Hill 2.2-14
Under-14 Green Mill Park 1.4-10 Vs Northcote 7.12-54

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

Milestone Games

NJFC presents plaques to players who achieve 50 or 100 games for the Club, but we ask that parents arrange their own run through banners (if they wish) to celebrate the milestone.

A cougar logo and some letter templates are available if you would like to make your own, and there are various companies around that you can purchase banners from if not.

Instructions on how to make a banner can be found on the website.

Grading And Team Info

Note that the first four rounds are grading rounds and our teams are currently playing in the following competitions:

U14 – Green
U14 Girls – Red
U13 – Green
U12 – Red (Simon’s team) and Silver (Vic’s team)
U12 Girls
U11 – Green
U10 – Green
U 9 – Red (Aaron’s team), Green (Damien’s team) and Silver (Matt/Mark’s [Gold] and Ben’s [Blue] teams).

Training For Week Beginning 10 April

Training for this week. Just the following ONLY.
All other teams no training.
 
Tuesday 11 April
U11 – 5-6pm
U14 – 6-7pm
Thursday 13 April
U14 – 6-7pm