It’s not long before the 2019 season of Auskick gets underway! Below are some of the main details for the season ahead.
Round 1 – Sunday 24 March Time – 7:45am (kick to kick) for 8am start, until 9am Location – Blackman Park (Lloyd Rees Dr, Lane Cove West) Uniforms – you will be allocated a Jumper, Shorts and Socks on Round 1. The socks will be yours to keep however the Jumper and Shorts will need to be returned at the end of the season. Shoes/Boots – Either sports shoes or football boots are fine, it is your choice what you want your child to play in.
For those who are new to the club there is no training during the week for Auskickers. All skills training is done on Sunday mornings, followed by a game in groups of children the same age.
Over the coming weeks, try to kick a ball (doesn’t have to be a footy, any ball is fine) with your child to start working on the hand-eye coordination, it will help them start the season if this is their first year. We are a family friendly club so parents can cheer from the sidelines as well as help during the drills – some children need some support from their parents while they are learning the game.
For anyone who is still to register I have placed the link below. Feel free to forward the registration link onto any of your child’s friends who you think would like to join.
Auskick Packs will be distributed from now for those who have paid their registrations fees – please don’t worry if it doesn’t arrive before Round 1 as the AFL need to issue about 50,000 of them around Australia so they can take a little while. There is nothing in there required for the season, it is just merchandise for your child’s enjoyment.
Another reminder prior to Round 1 will be sent out with some more details, however if you have any queries prior please contact Peter Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Remember, the Lane Cove Cats Auskick program is run by some amazingly talented people. Our coaches have been awarded the Auskick Coordinator of the Year for the Sydney North region in four of the past six years.
While the children are enjoying the off-season, you can get organised early by registering them now for the 2019 season.
And if you register and PAY before 22 Dec, you can receive a complimentary junior membership to the GWS Giants. Better still, you can choose either the AFL of the AFLW season.
Membership includes access to 3 home games, members core pack plus junior members pack (including pencil case), free access to easter show on 3 pre-determined dates.
For children 8+ years old Cost: $240 per child Each player will receive a jumper, shorts and socks. Jumper and shorts to be returned at the end of the season.
If you would like to secure your spot, but pay later, please select the “Junior Registration 2019 – secure spot, pay later” option when registering. This is perfect for people who want to register early but also want to uslise the 2019 ActiveKids voucher. For further details, please read these details on our website.
Otherwise secure you spot and pay the registration fee by selecting the “Junior Registration 2019” product.
We are planning to enter teams in the AFL Sydney Juniors (Harbour North) league in 2019 across multiple divisions. This includes youth girls teams in U10, U12 & U14 age groups.
All junior registrations before 22 December will also receive a FREE training top. To make use of this offer, go to our website, select your training top and add the coupon code “2019bonus” at checkout. The tops will be delivered with your playing gear at the guernsey presentation day early next year.
5-8 years old Cost: $180 per child Each player will receive an Auskick membership pack, jumper, shorts and socks. Jumper and shorts to be returned at the end of the season.
Please note, if you would utilise your 2019 ActiveKids voucher, you will have to wait until 1 January before registering and paying.
Remember, all Auskickers get a great footy pack including a backpack, NAB AFL Auskick size 1 football, football pump, personalised door sign (with their club of support), bag tag, football card album and pack of footy cards. You also get a LCC guernsey & shorts (which need to be returned at end of season) and socks.
If you pay before 16th December 2018, you should receive the Auskick 2019 pack prior to Christmas.
Another season has come and gone. Its been another highly succesful and rewarding year at the club.
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who’s helped out around the club. From the Auskick parent who carried some goal posts back to the storage room, to the volunteers who toil away every Sunday making sure everything runs smoothly. Clubs like us are only as good as the volunteer workforce that runs them. And I think we have the best bunch of people on the Lower North Shore. As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
This year we had record numbers across both Auskick (147) and Juniors (144). And based on the smiles I saw at the various Gala Days last weekend, it has been a pretty rewarding experience for both players and parents.
We welcomed some new sponsors, with Belle Property coming on board. As a volunteer based junior sports club, we can’t thank enough the support that our sponsor provide. A big thank you goes out to our existing sponsors, including Apple Dental, Lane Cove Physio, Lane Cove Orthodontics, Avionics and Gillard Consulting Lawyers.
There should also be no doubt that we are doing something right. At the AFL Sydney Juniors presentation night, Lane Cove Cats were awarded the best junior football club on the North Shore, while Peter Beck backed up last year’s effort to be awarded the Auskick Coordinator of the Sydney North region.
We also won the Little Legends competition held by Macquarie Sports Radio, which came with a winners check of $2,000 to spend on equipment for the 2019 season.
We also had a succesful events, with both the Sports Legends Lunch and Soiree raising much need funds for the club.
However we have another exciting season ahead for us. While most of you may be turning your attention to the summer sport season, we are already planning for 2019. On the 1 September, registrations for next season will open up. Keep an eye out for an email outlining the details, or navigate to our website to begin the process for either Auskick, or Juniors.
As we highlighted at the start of the year, we are strengthening our relationship with the North Ryde Dockers. This has significantly increased the opportunity for the older age groups to continue their football with the club. This year we had our U13 boys join forces with the Dockers. The venture was a raging success, with the spirit of LCC living on strongly. In 2019, we plan to enter into more joint ventures where we feel it will benefit the children from both clubs. That should see us provide opportunities for boys aged all the way up to 17 to play with LCC.
On the youth girls side, we are planning to field teams in the U10, U12 and U14 age groups. The advent of the two-year age groups eases the transition from one age group to another. For the girls aged 7-9 playing in Auskick this year, I would highly recommend the U10YG program for 2019. They will be supported by a strong group of girls who are returning from their first year this year.
In the short-term, the AFLJ 7s series will make a return. The 4 week series will commence in the first week of November. More details will be provided closer to the time. However, this year we plan to have separate boys and girls competitions. If you are interested in playing, please register your interest here.
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions or if there is anything we can do to make the club even better, please contact myself or any member of the committee.
Well I’ve finally got the sand out of my eyes to see the keyboard for the wrap up…
The theme today was Teamwork and we certainly saw plenty of that through all of the drills and games. It’s been a great year of footy and we hope all of the children have enjoyed themselves and got something out of it.
Well done to our ‘Teamwork Best on Ground’ winners this week – Saskia Boyle, Abby Stante and Jack Phillips, plus Levi von Giese for collecting his award from last week.
Next week is our Gala Day – I will circulate more detail on this later in the week but keep in mind that it will go for 2 hours so it will be different to the normal rounds.
UNIFORMS – as mentioned today please wash your jumper and shorts and put them in a bag with your childs name on to return to me next week. Your child can wear their AFL team colours for next weekends Gala Day.
Anyone who would like to put their hand up as an` Auskick Coordinator for next year please let me know so I can add you to the list.
See you next week for our Auskickers vs Parents Grand Final!!!
Today was great to see so many young footballers move into a trial of Under 8s on the far field of the synthetic – it really does show how far as a club Lane Cove Cats has developed in only a few years since the Club was founded.
Thanks to Kristen and Jock for running the Under 8s today and giving the kids a taste of competition to prepare them for the years ahead. They awarded this weeks Best On Ground winners to Celeste Gilchrist, Levi von Giese and Owen Beck who all slotted straight into the competitive nature of what Under 8s will bring.
When the children progress into the more competitive nature of Under 8s and into Juniors, it is always important to remind them about the spirit of competition. At Lane Cove Cats we want to encourage the community environment we have built so please take the time to remind all of your children that they need to encourage their peers at all times.
As mentioned, next week we will not be on the synthetic field, we will be down at the bottom ovals on the ‘grass’ due to a Juniors carnival. I’ll send out a reminder for this at the end of the week but please head down there when you arrive.
Next week will be the last normal session for the year, with our Gala Day (trophy presentation, parents vs kids, inflatable obstacle course…) the following week on 19th August so please make sure this is in your calendar. Its likely to be a slightly later start at 8:30am and run for 2 hours so please keep this time free.
Awesome work this week Auskickers with some straight kicking and handballing – it really does make a difference with hitting the target when the kids focus on slowing down and swinging through rather than going across the body.
Well done to our Best On Ground winners this week. Collette Lumley and Archie Lawry did really well during the drills with a focus on technique and accuracy, and Oscar Bateson was a defensive machine during the game!
There are still a few Team Photos to be collected (I know a number of families are still on holidays) so we will have them with us again next week.
As a side note, can everyone please make sure they put their rubbish in the bins – there was a fair bit of mess left around today and it takes time to clean up so please do your part.
If possible please also take 2 minutes now to click on the below link (if you haven’t already) and nominate Lane Cove Cats Junior AFL Club for Macquarie Sports Radio’s Little Legends Comp – every vote will go towards winning $2,000 for the Club to put towards more sporting equipment to help our children.
Well done to those who braved the frosty morning to get back into Auskick after the school holidays!
For those who ordered Team Photos and didn’t collect today or were away on holidays, we will have them at Auskick again next week so you can collect them then.
A special mention to our Best On Ground winners today – Abby Stante (dominated the game and was very vocal), Lawson Cramey (great leadership during the drills) and Hamish Aldridge (excellent teamwork during the drills) were all very deserved winners.
As a reminder, we have the next 3 weeks as standard ‘drill and game’ weeks, then on the 19th August we have our Gala Day where parents will have a game against the children, Inflatable Obstacle Courses will be at Blackman Park, and Trophies will be awarded to the children – it’s an opportunity for us to celebrate their development and success since the start of the season so make sure it’s in your calendar…
Anyone wanting to see a live game of AFL, there’s a ‘family friendly’ timeslot next weekend (4:35pm at Spotless Stadium Saturday 28th July) to go and watch GWS take on the Mighty Saints (GO SAINTS!!!) – children are free and it would be good to get a few of you along to help support the Saints, we may need it 😊
As is every week, Sunday mornings only come together with the help of all of our Clubs amazing volunteers. Thank you to everyone who does their little part from the co-ordinators to the BBQ volunteers, the parents who help in the drills and everyone picking up some equipment at the end, it all helps spread the workload so thank you.
Enjoy this weeks selection of photos – thanks to Jo for making these happen each week!!
Great session today with the children showing a massive amount of development from where we were 10 weeks ago – the kicking has improve greatly and with the smaller teams for the games everyone is starting to understand it a lot better.
Today’s Best on Ground winners will have bragging rights for the next 2 weeks as we move into the school holidays bye rounds – well done to Parkes Cramey and Simon Campbell who both displayed great teamwork during the drills as well as the game.
As mentioned today the Sports Legends Lunch is fast approaching – it is an awesome day and we have great sporting talent as our guests.
Bookings (and further details) can be made on the below link;