Have an opinion? Would you like your say at the NJFC? Then please come along the AGM at 7:30 on WEDNESDAY 19 October at the clubrooms. We need enough Members present to formally approve our new Constitution, as well as elect the new Committee. We have received nominations for President (Ann-Maree Duncan), Football Manager (Aaron Shackelford) and one General Committee position (Julian Chick) but we do still need others to help with the governance of the club. So see you there!
A big thank you to the Committee Members and other volunteers who are finishing up their terms at the AGM: Mick Everett – President for the past two years, Treasurer before that and Coach during all that time as well; Dean Constable – Football Manager for the past two years while also serving as Grounds Manager; Frank Castrucci – Registrar and Property Manager for the past two years; Benjamin Anastasiou – Player Welfare Officer for the past two years; and last but not least Ros Pach – Communications Manager for the past two years and Photos/Awards Manager for most of the past three years. You have all made an important contribution to the club and will be hard to replace. We hope to still see you all around the club…
The NJFC AGM will take place at the clubrooms on Wednesday 19 October. At this meeting we are asking the Members to approve the new Constitution – the document that governs the management of the club. A new Consitution is needed to formalise the merger of NJFC and Northcote/ Thornbury Auskick. Please refer to the PROPOSED new Constitution Please come along to the meeting to ensure we have enough Members to vote. The AGM is also when the new Committee is elected. As has been previously mentioned, many of the current Committee will be standing down, so more people will be needed to replace them. We have already received a nomination for Football Manager, but we need other roles filled, including Grounds Manager and Communications Manager. More details about what…
AS of 2017, our new training tops will give up to four companies or businesses the opportunity to display their logo on the front or sleeves of the shirts. Thank you to those businesses who have already offered to provide sponsorships. We are calling for other potential sponsors willing to assist, so if you know of any businesses interested in this promotional opportunity please encourage them to support the club. Enquiries can be directed to Treasurer Maurice Petrilli on email@example.com or 0417 575 260.
Thank you to everyone that helped out on Presentation Day by bringing food, helping out, organising games and just generally contributing to making the day a success. A special thank you, however, to Ros Pach and Dean Constable for organising and running the day, and to Colin Hamilton and Frank Castrucci for taking charge of the BBQ. Congratulations to Ann-Maree Duncan who was awarded the Rohan King Trophy and to Andrew Green and Colin Hamilton as new lifetime members. We hope to see everyone back in 2017!!
Congratulations to Damien Home and Aaron Shackelford from Under 9 Blue who have been nominated for the Northern Region Coach of the Year Awards in the Junior and Auskick categories respectively. NJFC is very pleased that AFL Vic has seen fit to recognise the great job they have done this season. Best of luck at the Awards Night on 7 September!
As announced at Presentation Day, we are very excited to be providing training tops for all of our players for next season. These tops will have the opportunity for up to four company or business logos to be displayed on the front or sleeves of the shirts to help offset the cost. Thank you to those businesses who have already offered to provide $500 sponsorships. We are seeking expressions of interest from other potential sponsors willing to assist, so if you know of any businesses interested in this promotional opportunity please encourage them to support the club. Enquiries can be directed to Treasurer Maurice Petrilli on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0417 575 260.
Now that the 2016 junior season is over, we are turning our attention to planning for 2017. Thank you to Ida Bakos (U9 Blue Team Manager) who has offered to take on the Team Manager Coordinator role, to assist in preparing Team Managers for the season ahead. We are, however, still in need of many other volunteers. New Committee Members will be needed for 2017, as many of the current Committee will retire at the AGM on 19 October. We also need other roles filled, including Grounds Manager and Communications Manager. Follow this link for role descriptions. In order to keep providing website and Facebook page maintenance, jumpers, team photos, 50 game plaques, and so on, we need new people to step up. Joining the Committee is not a requirement…
Don't forget presentation day is THIS SUNDAY!! Below is the schedule. 9s and 10s please be seated by 10:20 to ensure the day starts on time! 11s, 12s, 13s, 15s please be seated by 12:25 10.25-10.30 Welcome 10.30-10.45 U9 Blue 10.45-11.00 U9 Silver 11.00-11.15 U9 Gold 11.15-11.30 U10 Blue 11.30-11.45 U10 Gold 11.45-12.00 President’s Address 12.00-12.30 Lunch (Sausage sizzle) 12.30-12.45 U11 Blue 12.45-1.00 U11 Gold 1.00-1.15 U12 Blue 1.15-1.30 U12 Gold 1.30-1.45 U13s 1.45-2:00 U15s 2:00-2:05 Closing Remarks
Do you have any Cougar tracksuits, shirts, jumpers, socks etc that the kids have outgrown and/or you no longer want? Outgrown footy boots also wanted. Then please bring them on Sunday. There will be a box at the entrance of the club for you to place your items. At the beginning of next season, we plan to have a 2nds sale.
Thank you to everybody that helped out this season – water carriers, first aiders, boundary umpires, timekeepers, umpire escorts, fruit volunteers, runners, goal umpires, coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, Auskick helpers, sausage sizzlers, training helpers, committee members, photographers, Facebook contributors, line markers, drivers, and anyone else I’ve forgotten. A community football club can’t run without the help of the community, so thank you to you all! We’re already well into planning for 2017, so if you can help out in some way please come and talk to a committee member on Sunday. As there are several people stepping back from committee and other key roles after a good stint we need to find replacements. Many jobs can be shared between two people if the role seems daunting.
After an 11.18.84 to 1.1.7 win in the Preliminary Final last weekend our Under 13s face the very strong West Preston- Lakeside team. They would love everyone's support this Sunday. Please come along to Lalor Reserve at 10am to cheer for the team. All supporters are welcome to join the team back at the clubrooms after the match for pizza. Please note that as NJFC is an alcohol-free club no alcohol will be permitted on the premises during this event.
Congratulations to Oliver Manterfield who finished 3rd in the NFL U13 Green Division Best and Fairest at the NFL Junior Presentation Night on Monday. Many of his team mates also polled well, as did Jai Hockey from our Under 15 side. NJFC also finished in the top 5 for the Junior Club of the Year Award on the back of our 2015 win. Congratulations also to the U13 players who have been invited to trial for the 2017 U14 NFL Representative Squad: Jackson Bedggood, Jack Harper, Oliver Manterfield, Max Reid, Abraham Sim and Joseph Taouk. Good luck for the trials. [gallery size="medium" ids="5823,5820,5817,5818,5819,5821,5822"]
There was good news and bad news following the junior Semi Finals last Sunday. Our Under 12 Blue side went down fighting against a strong Greensborough side. It was a great effort, with a lot of players participating in their first final. The Under 13s were able to overcome a spirited South Morang team to win through to the Preliminary Final. Please come along to Waterview Recreation Reserve (Oval 1), Waterview Drive Mernda at 11.30 this Sunday to cheer them on as they try to win a spot in the Grand Final.