Medical Conditions

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If your child has a medical condition that might affect them on the field or at training (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) please make sure your coach and team manager are aware, and that your team manager has a copy of the current management plan for the condition.
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Errors on Registration Form

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We have noticed discrepancies with some members’ registrations, meaning that some families have underpaid registration fees and some have overpaid. We are working our way through these at present, aiming to have all corrected within the next couple of weeks.
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Changes for the 2018 season

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·         Only beige coloured compression garments (skins) are now acceptable – not black. ·         Grading will be managed differently in 2018, with the first 4 rounds of grading matches scheduled on a weekly basis. The divisional structure and fixtures will be finalised after Round 4.
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Practice Match Details- Updated

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Boys  25 March 2018 Team Opponent Venue Time Quarters Under 9 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Back Oval 9:00am 4 Under 10 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Back Oval 10:15am 4 Under 11 Eltham McDonnell Park - Main Oval 9:30am 4 Under 12 Bundoora Bulls McDonnell Park - Main Oval 11:00am 4 Under 13 Northcote McDonnell Park - Main Oval 12.:45pm 4 Inter - club Under 14 Bundoora Bulls NJ Telfer Reserve - Bundoora 11:30am 4 Girls  25 March 2018 Team Opponent Venue Time Quarters Under 10 Parkside McDonnell Park - Back Oval 11:45am 4 Under 12 Parkside McDonnell Park - Back Oval 1:00pm 4 Under14/16 Parkside McDonnell Park - Main Oval 2:10pm 4
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Key dates

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Season start date (Round 1) - Sunday 15 April, last weekend of school holidays Auskick start date - Saturday 21 April Practice matches – 25 March for most teams, details TBC soon. Bundoora Bulls are not fielding teams in all age groups, so we are working on scheduling alternatives for our affected teams.
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Girls ‘Come and Try’ Night

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We’re running a ‘Come and try’ night on Wednesday 14 March for any girls to come along and give footy a go as part of the first training session. Under 10 Girls and Under 12 Girls are training 5.30-6.30pm and Under 14 Girls and Under 16 Girls from 5.30-7pm. An information and question and answer session will follow after training finishes. Invite your friends to come along and try footy on for size. No boots or mouthguard needed – just wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Check out our flyer  
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Registrations

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We have put in our team nominations to the NFNL for the 2018 season. Team numbers are looking very healthy for most age groups. We are not accepting new registrations for U13 boys team as we have reached maximum numbers, and we are close to capacity for our Under 11 boys. We still have some space in other teams, particularly for the U12 boys and all girls teams. Registrations must be online at Sportstg  (click the link) Online payment is compulsory at the time of registration; if you have any issues with paying fees online please contact registrar@njfc.com.au. 2018 registrations are $265 ($190 HCC concession) for the first child in a family, with discounts for siblings. All playing members must also pay the $25 NFNL levy. We encourage any families…
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And we still need…

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A Coach for our Under 14 Girls team. If this is something you might consider please contact Coaching Coordinator Simon Negrelli on 0421 327 872 or coachingco-ord@njfc.com.au Until a coach is appointed the Under 14 Girls will train with Steve Harford and the Under 16 Girls team. We now need Team Managers for all of our teams. Thank you to those who have already contacted me about helping out again in 2018. If you are new to the role and keen to help out please contact president@njfc.com.au or 0429 663 580. Induction into the role and ongoing support is provided. We also need a First Aid Coordinator, and people for Facilities/Landscaping, and Social Events roles.
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Rule changes for 2018

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New NFNL rules this year mean that only beige coloured skins are acceptable to wear under playing shorts. Any other colour will not be permitted. Runners are now also required to have Working With Children Checks, so please let your Team Manager or Coach know if you already have one and can fill this role on match days (Only applies to Under 11s and older teams).
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Summer training

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The recently-concluded Summer training sessions run by Elly Fourlis have been a success and are something we’re planning on running next Summer. We also have plans for some specialist skills training during the season; more details will be announced once the season is underway.      
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Coaching Appointments

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Coaching Appointments We’re pleased to announce our Coaches for the 2018 Season:   Boys Girls Under 9  Aaron Shackelford Under 10 Nicole Carwyn   Gus Sofo Under 12 Chris Niall   Jeanette Fyffe Under 14 Vacant Under 10: Mark Stanyon Under 16 Steve Harford   Damien Home   Under 11 Vince Lodato   Under 12: Chris McGeachan     Vacant   Under 13: Andrew Green     Vacant   Under 14   Under 15   Melinda Story   Phil Bedggood   We are still seeking a Coach for our Under 14 Girls team. If this is something you might consider please contact Coaching Coordinator Simon Negrelli on 0421 327 872 or coachingco-ord@njfc.com.au For the other vacant positions we are hopeful that we will have second teams in those age groups…
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New Registration Policy

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A lot of work has gone into updating our Registration Policy, which is now available here for parent/guardian feedback. A big thank you to Melinda Story who has done a lot of research on best practice and crunched a lot of stats to come up with the minimum team numbers required. We ask that parent feedback be provided to Mel (vicepresident@njfc.com.au) by Sunday 18 February so that we can incorporate any changes and table the policy at the next Committee meeting on 26 February. As the policy will come into force part way through the 2018 registration period it will be fully in place for 2019 but the following interim procedures will be adopted for the 2018 season: Preliminary evaluation of the number of teams per age group will occur…
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Registrations

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Registrations for season 2018 are now open at https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=5442&pKey=1153b7ac07fd1005641890b8f41f907a&cID=13271&formID=36056 Online payment is now compulsory at the time of registration; if you have any issues with paying fees online please contact registrar@njfc.com.au. 2018 registrations are $265 ($190 HCC concession) for the first child in a family, with discounts for siblings. We encourage any families who may experience difficulty paying fees to contact Registrar Cathy Trew on registrar@njfc.com.au or 0417 597 252 or Family Assistance Officer Chris McGeachan on pwo@njfc.com.au or 0409 013 023 to discuss payment options. We do not intend for any player to miss out on playing football for financial reasons. This year we are asking for additional information to help with the placement of players into teams, so please also have this information ready before you register: Dates…
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Registrations

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Registrations for season 2018 are now open at; Membership Registration (Link) Online payment is now compulsory at the time of registration. Fees are set at 2017 prices if you register before 31 December 2017; from 1 January membership prices will rise so get in early to save.
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Summer Training Program

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We are excited to offer a new out of season training program for girls and boys from our older age groups (U12 - U17). Sessions will be run by Elly Fourlis and held at McDonell Park on Tuesday evenings starting on 14 November. Please see attached flyer for more information, and register by emailing info@njfc.com.au NJFC Pre Season Flyer 2017 Final  
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