LCC wins ALF9s Sydney Classic Over 35s competition

The AFL9s Sydney Classic tournament was played recently at Queens Park in Sydney.  LCC entered 3 teams in the over 35’s mixed competition. All teams did us proud, but our Team 1 won the Grand Final, beating arch rivals Balgowlah Suns on a hot and windy Sunday afternoon.

We more importantly, the winning team announced (after a raucous after party) that it was donating nearly all of the prize winning cheque of $4,000.00 to the Club.

A big thanks goes to Nick Brumley (the club’s new Director of Football), who not only captained the winning team but also organised all the teams for the tournament.

Congratulations to all!

Team members: Nick Brumley, Peter Beck, Daniel Smith, Kristen Pimpini,. Nick Berger-Thomson, Jack Harvey, Tom Harvey, Andrew White, Dave Groocoe, Roger Moten, Chris Ellis & Jock Gilchrist

AFL9s winter season at Blackman Park!

We have confirmation that the upcoming winter season of AFL9s will be held on Blackman Park turf fields (B3/4) starting 17 July.

For those who haven’t played before, AFL9s is a social, touch only version of AFL football. It is played outdoors on a rectangular field and requires the usual AFL skills, minus the tackling. You can kick goals, lay off a quick handball and take a diving mark. You can learn about the game and its rules by going to the AFL9s website.

This time slot is new for AFL9s on the North Shore. This follows on from a successful autumn season on the same field. If you haven’t already done so, please contact Mark Casiglia to register your details.

AFL9s spring season confirmed

afl9sstatic620x340We have confirmation that the upcoming spring season of AFL9s will be held on Blackman Park synthetic fields starting 14 October.

For those who haven’t played before, AFL9s is a social, touch only version of AFL football. It is played outdoors on a rectangular field and requires the usual AFL skills, minus the tackling. You can kick goals, lay off a quick handball and take a diving mark. You can learn about the game and its rules by going to the AFL9s website.

In the past, this has been the most popular season for this non-contact version of AFL. If you haven’t already done so, we ask that you register your interest by replaying yes to the event on our TeamApp. Official registration will open in early September.

 

Who wants to play AFL9s?

afl9sstatic620x340We are now taking expressions of interest to play AFL9s with Lane Cove Cats in the upcoming North Shore spring season.

For those who haven’t played before, AFL9s is a social, touch only version of AFL football. It is played outdoors on a rectangular field and requires the usual AFL skills, minus the tackling. You can kick goals, lay off a quick handball and take a diving mark. You can learn about the game and its rules by going to the AFL9s website.

In the past, this has been the most popular season for this non-contact version of AFL. Therefore we are asking people register their interest and secure a LCC AFL9s playing top.

To register your interest, please reply to the TeamApp alert we sent out over the weekend.

If you ready to commit, you should purchase a LCC AFL9s playing top if you don’t already have one. Click here to purchase it now. To receive your top before the season begins, orders must be in by 26 August.

 

Get ready for the AFL9s spring season

afl9sstatic620x340While it may seem far away, the start of the AFL9s spring season is only just around the corner.

For those who haven’t played before, AFL9s is a social, touch only version of AFL football. It is played outdoors on a rectangular field and requires the usual AFL skills, minus the tackling. You can kick goals, lay off a quick handball and take a diving mark. You can learn about the game and its rules by going to the AFL9s website.

In the past, this has been the most popular season for this non-contact version of AFL. Therefore we are asking people register their interest and secure a LCC AFL9s playing top.

To register your interest, please reply to the TeamApp alert we will send out over the weekend.

If you ready to commit, you should purchase a LCC AFL9s playing top if you don’t already have one. Just go to the LCC Shop, or click here to view it directly. To receive your top before the season begins, orders must be in by 26 August.

We will also be conducting a pre-season game. At this stage it looks likely to be on Sunday 7 August, but we will confirm time and location closer to the date.

AFL9s spring season is here!

Now that the kids footy is over, it’s time to show them how it’s done in the AFL9s.

The Spring season kicks off on the 15th of October and runs for 10 weeks on a Thursday night (finishing on the 17th of December) on the synthetic fields at Blackman Park.

Training will be on Sunday nights from 5pm, also on the synthetic field at Blackman – beginning Sunday the 20th of September.

If you would like to join us (or know someone who would) and are not on our current Teamer list, use the following link to sign up and receive invitations to training, games and other notifications.  If you’re not sure if you are on the current Teamer list – you would have received an e-mail already with the above information this week if you are!

http://tinyurl.com/qho2udy

See you on the footy field soon!

2015 Member Survey

Thank you for being part of our club in 2015. We hope you and your child has enjoyed their time being part of the Lane Cove Cats family.

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We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions about the running of the club order to better serve our members in the future.

Therefore we would appreciate if you could complete this survey It should only take 1-2 minutes to complete and contains mainly multiple answer questions. Be assured that all answers you provide will be kept in the strictest confidence.

Please clink on this link to complete the survey

AFL9s exhibition game this Sunday

During last week’s home games at Blackman Park, you may have noticed some parents playing AFL on the lower fields.

This was in fact an AFL9s demonstration match, developed by AFL to encourage parents and ex-players to play the game in a non-threatening, non-contact environment.

We had some much good feedback that we will be running another session. This time it be played on the synthetic oval (field #2) prior to the Auskick Fun Day this Sunday 9 August @ 8am.

Once again we will have a representative from the AFL to hep coach new players and explain the rules.

As we mentioned before, if you have never played AFL9s before, please visit the AFL9s website to familiarise you self with the rules.

We encourage everyone who may be interested in playing to get down to Blackman Park by 8am.

Spots still available in mixed AFL9s game

The AFL is always exploring ways of increasing participation in AFL at all levels within the community. One such idea is running a combined Auskick and AFL9s session. We asked our members & parents last week whether any one was interested and we’ve had a great response. However, if you haven’t responded its not too late.

The one-off AFL9s game will be played side-by-side with the Auskick program on 19 July. Start time will be just after 8am.

If this is something you would consider doing, could you please click on the link below and email back your response.

YES, I WOULD LIKE TO PLAY AFL9s ON 19 JULY

Training over school holidays

With NSW public schools breaking up for two weeks holidays this Friday, there will be some changes to the normal training and game schedule.

Juniors

Training for under-age junior teams will continue through the school holidays on a non-compulsory basis. Games in rounds 9, 10 and 11 are deemed by the AFL as holidays rounds, and thus we can field slightly smaller teams than normal to accommodate teams who have a large number of players away on holidays.

We would appreciate if you could notify your coach or team manager of your availability over the school holiday period, so that we can organise teams accordingly.

The weekend of 4-5 July is an official bye for AFL junior competitions. However, we are planning to run some friendly games against Willoughby Wildcats at Blackman Park. Click here for details of these games.

Auskick

Our magnificent group of Auskickers will also have a break, with no official Auskick on Sunday 5 July.