The Northcote Junior Football Club (NJFC) is a community-based organisation providing our local youth with the support and facilities to learn, play and enjoy football.
Now based at McDonell Park (behind the YMCA and Northcote Pool), the NJFC has a history dating back to 1952.
We're known as "the Cougars". Our club song, "Good Old Northcote Forever", is sung to the tune of the Collingwood anthem.
Our eight teams play in the Northern Football League. We have more than 180 players and 140 families.
Our teams have found increasing success in recent years. In 2010, four of our teams played in Grand Finals and two won flags.
The club is affiliated with both Northcote AusKick and Northcote Park Football Club.
As with all community-based amateur sports clubs, the NJFC is an organisation managed and run by dedicated volunteers working within a structure governed by our club constitution.
The management committee is elected by members. One parent becomes a member when their child joins the club; additional social memberships are also available. See more details in our playing & joining section.
The club has earned bronze quality accreditation from the AFL and is now completing the steps for silver accreditation.
The club carries the top level of Australian Football National Risk Protection Programme insurance policy from Jardine Lloyd Thompson.
Each NJFC team has a coach and manager, volunteers selected by the club to coach and develop your child and to organise the team.
The NJFC committee and officials guide the club and do a lot of the leg-work to keep games happening.
We take our Cougar values seriously.
Our own ground and opposition grounds in the northern suburbs
Our club song is sung to the tune of "Good Old Collingwood Forever"
The NJFC's personal injury insurance can help when a player is injured.
We need more volunteers here than anywhere else.
The documents which set out how the club works.
The jobs which make the club work.
These organisations help keep us growing. Say thanks by supporting them.
Back In Motion Northcote provides leading physiotherapy, massage, pilates and personal training services to Northcote and surrounding suburbs (as well as providing fitness services to the NJFC).
Back In Motion's extended trading hours run from 7:30am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays. They offer male and female physiotherapists, and extensive clinical pilates equipment and services - more than 29 classes per week.
18 High Street, Northcote (just north of Queens Parade)
Phone 03 9481 1626