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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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Volunteers Needed – This Thursday and Monday

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School Sports Victoria are holding the quarter finals and semi finals of the intermediate and senior schools competitions at McDonell Park this Thursday 16 and next Monday 20 August and we will be running a BBQ and cake stall. Volunteers are needed to help out, particularly for Thursday 16th. If you can help out from 10.30am-1pm or contribute something for the cake stall please let Ann-Maree know. This is an opportunity for the club to raise some funds to support our likely move to the YJFL and we need people to put their hands up and help out.
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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 on Monday, so we’re asking all members to register and vote to get new lights and improve our training facilities. You can view our project at https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/mcdonell-park-community-ground-floodlights
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Sportsmart

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Thank you to all of you who have mentioned our club code (800006) when buying merchandise at Sportsmart this year. The club gets a small rebate on all purchases, even in the off-season, so please keep using the code when you shop there. The rebate from this year has already been put towards equipment in preparation for the 2019 season.
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Volunteers of the week

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Volunteers of the week this week are our 2018 Committee members, without whose contribution the club cannot function. Our Committee meets each month to manage the operation of the club and ensure appropriate governance and oversight of all operations. Many of us have other roles within the club as well. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all: Ann-Maree Duncan (President) Melinda Story (Vice-President, U14 Coach, Player Placement & Grading Manager) Kirsty Teague (Secretary) Katrina Nelson (Treasurer) Aaron Shackelford (Football Manager, U9 Coach) Cathy Trew (Communications Manager) Simon Negrelli (Coaching Coordinator, U14 Girls Coach) Chris McGeachan (Family Assistance, Child Safety Officer, U12 Coach) Tom Hall,     Julian Chick,    Lachlan Spencer,   Matt Manterfield Vinnie Beatty (Grounds Manager, U14 Girls Team Manager) Thanks as well as to the…
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