Mouthguard Fittings

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There will be mouthguard fittings at McDonell Park from 4.30pm next Tuesday 21 March and Wednesday 22 March. Mouthguards will be available before the practice matches the following weekend. More details soon.
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Practice Matches

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Sunday 26 March Practice Match Venues & Times McDonell Park – Back Oval Under 10 mixed v Parkside - 9am – 10:30am, 4 quarters Under 9 mixed v Bundoora - 10:30 – 12pm, 6 quarters McDonell Park – Main Oval Under 14 Girls v Parkside, 11am – 12pm, 4 quarters NJ Telfer Reserve – Bundoora Under 11 Gold - 10am Under 12s - 11:30am Under 14s - 1pm Under 13s - 3pm McDonell Park U11 Blue - Tuesday 28 March 5pm Girls U10/12 - Wednesday 29 March at 6pm
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Jumper Presentations

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We invite all parent to attend jumper presentations for their team to hear a short address about club values and expectations for the season, and to have any questions answered. The presentations will occur after training in the last two weeks of the school term: Under 9s – Wednesday 22 March 5.30pm Under 10s – Wednesday 29 March 6pm Under 11s – Tuesday 21 March 6pm Under 12s – Thursday 30 March 6.30pm Under 13s – Tuesday 28 March 6.30pm Under 14s – Tuesday 21 March 7pm Under 10 Girls – Wednesday 22 March 6.45pm Under 12 Girls – Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm Under 14 Girls – Sunday 26 March 10am
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AGM – Wednesday 19 October – You Can Have Your Say!

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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!
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2017 Under 14 Representative Squad

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Congratulations to Max Reid, Oliver Manterfield and Jack Harper from our 2016 Under 13 team who have been selected in the NFL Under 14 Representative Squad for 2017. Best of luck with the rest of the program as you head towards the Representative carnival next June.
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Thank You!

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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…
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NJFC Annual General Meeting

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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…
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Sponsors For Training Tops

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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 treasurer@njfc.com.au or 0417 575 260.
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Grand Final Day

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Dennis CC and NJFC will again jointly be hosting an alcohol free Grand Final Day BBQ on Saturday 1 October. Come along with your family to watch the game on a big screen and enjoy some cricket and football activities.
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Survey Results

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Thank you to all Members who completed the annual survey. We are still collating the responses and hope to have a report to present to the new Committee shortly after the AGM. We will then report back to our Members on the findings and outcomes.
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Presentation Day

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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!!
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Coach Of The Year Nominees

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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!
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Sponsors Needed For Training Tops

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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 treasurer@njfc.com.au or 0417 575 260.
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Looking Ahead To 2017…

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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…
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Support Our Seniors

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Our senior affiliate club Northcote Park starts their finals campaign this weekend. Come along to Preston City Oval, Cramer St Preston this Sunday 28 August to cheer along the Cougars. Reserves are playing at 11.55am and Seniors at 2.10pm.
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Presentation Day Schedule

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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
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Finals News

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Congratulations to our Under 13s, who finished Runners Up to West Preston Lakeside 2.3.15 to 5.11.41 in the Grand Final last Sunday. A great fighting effort but in the end beaten by a very strong side. Check out all the photos on the website.
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Used And Outgrown Cougar Gear

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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.  
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A BIG Thank You To All Our Volunteers

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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.
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Feedback Surveys

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We’d like to have all surveys returned by this Sunday. If you haven’t done so already, please complete your survey and return to your Team Manager or secretary@njfc.com.au
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