Get your tickets now for LCC 2019 Soiree

Friday 31 May @ 7:00pm
The Alcott Hotel

We cordially invite you to the Lane Cove Cats 2019 Soiree.

This year we have decided to move our annual soiree to the start of the season. The aim is to get everyone together early in the year, in particular the new families to the club, and celebrate what is ahead for everyone involved with the club. And we are in no doubt that we are inline for another great season at the Lane Cove Cats.

We are excited about the re-development of the lower turf field at Blackman Park. With a completely new surface and re-aligned to create a 160m long field, we are able to run games for older age groups all day Sunday. We recently announced we would be be calling this field the Steve Chisholm Oval, after the founder of our club.

The Auskick program has gone from strength to strength, run by the Auskick Coordinator of the Year (Sydney North) Peter Beck. We also entered three teams in an Under 8 competition.

In the junior division, we are entering a new era, with the club joining forces with the North Ryde Dockers in a number of joint venture teams. Under this new strategy, we will have a much better chance of providing a club environment that caters to all age groups and skill sets the school years.

We also continued to expand our youth girls division, with the club enter a team in the first ever under 14 division. This adds to teams in the U10 and U12 age groups. The rest of the junior teams have gone from strength to strength. Encouraging for the future was the creation of three teams in the U9 age group. Overall we are on track to increase our total numbers by at least 20% this season.

We are also planning our third edition of the Sports Legends Lunch. This is now firmly entrenched as our main fundraising event for the club. Last year it raised over $12,000 and help fund new equipment and the recruitment  of assistant coaches and a ground manager for 2019.

The night will include an AFL trivia quiz, which is sure to provide plenty of fun on the evening, Delicious finger food will be provided, while a private bar will be available to purchase drinks.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.

Meet Giants star Zac Langdon at training

We are lucky to have Zac Langdon visiting the club this week.

He’ll be on hand to help out with some drills at Wednesday’s youth girls training session, before hanging around to have a chat and sign some autographs.

Mature-age forward Zac Langdon has been a revolution for the Giants. He was selected at pick 56 in last year’s NAB AFL Draft and made his AFL debut in round one, kicking three goals in his first two games.

Zac Langdon is a ready-made small forward who was drafted out of the WAFL playing for Claremont. He has huge endurance and showed enormous determination to make it on an AFL list. He has elite running and foot skills and is a highly-skilled player who pushes hard to impact up the ground as well as in the forward 50.

Auskickers, bring a friend and meet the Sydney Swans

We have a treat in store, with some star members of the Sydney Swans scheduled to visit the club. We would encourage all Auskickers to attend this session. Better still, bring a friend and show them how much fun Auskick is!

We will be holding a special Auskick training session on Monday 1 April. The players talk with our parents and kids from the club at the Scout Hall at Blackman Park. We then plan to venture out onto the field so that the boys and girls can get some advice on kicking and handballing. Kids will then have the opportunity have a selfie with the Sydney Swans players and get some jumpers or hats signed.

Please make sure you are at Blackman Park by 5:45pm.

Event: Sydney Swans Club Visit
When: Monday 1st April
Time: 5:45pm-7.00pm
Where: Scout Hall, Blackman Park

PS: Junior club members are more than welcome to attend.

The Month Ahead

28 February: Pre-season training commences (boy and girls), 17:00-18:00 @ B3/4

1 March: AFLW Giants Q&A session 17:30 @ The Diddy

7 March: Coaching workshop 18:00-19:30 @ The Diddy

17 March: Junior Club Development Day @ Sydney Olympic Park

24 & 31 March: Practice and trial games, 8:00-12:00 @ Blackman Park 08:00-12:00.

31 March: Guernsey Presentations @ Blackman Park

Clean-up Australia Day

To kick off the season we would like to invite the Lane Cove Cats Community to support Clean-up Australia Day on Sunday the 3rd of March, at Blackman Park (Lloyd Rees Dr, Lane Cove West, NSW 2066). 

We are blessed to have one of the most beautiful home grounds in the Sydney AFL competition, so what better way to kick off the season than with a clean-up of the surrounding parklands.  We would like to invite you to sign up to be a volunteer at our site and come down anytime between 8am and 12pm.  We will put on a free BBQ toward the end of the clean-up session. 

What do I bring along?

What to bring along?  We recommend you bring along a good pair of gardening gloves, hat, a bottle water, sunscreen, and sturdy footwear (no thongs or open toe footwear).  Anyone of any age can participate, as long as they are registered (you can also register on the day).

How do I register?

Register here: https://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/fundraisers/morganhunter
Want to get in touch or have a question about the Clean Up?  You can send me an email here: morghunter@gmail.com

Got a question for Clean Up Australia? You can send an enquiry to cleanup@cleanup.com.au or give them a call on 1800 CUA DAY ( 1800 282 329 )
Thank you for your support! I hope to see you at Blackman Park on the 3rd of March.
Go Cats!

Watch Giants AFLW take on North

Head along to Drummoyne Oval to watch the Gaints AFLW team take on North Melbourne this Friday 8 Feb.

Entry is free and there will be plenty of entertainment outside of the main game. This includes our own team of little Auskickers, who will be playing at halftime.

2018 Annual General Meering

NOTICE TO LCCJAC MEMBERS
2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7:00 PM FRIDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2018

The Lane Cove Cats Junior AFL Club (LCCJAC) Annual General Meeting is being held 7.00 pm Friday 2nd November 2018 at Longueville Sporting Club (The Diddy).

Nominations for committee positions are now being sought and to assist in the orderly proceeding of the meeting are recommended to be lodged with secretary@lanecovecats.com by 10PM Thursday 1 November  2018. Verbal nominations at the meeting will also be required.

Any Member wanting more information about the roles and responsibilities of any of these positions are asked to contact Daniel Hynes at president@lanecovecats.com or Michael secretary@lanecovecats.com.

The 2018 Committee encourages members from all age groups to consider committee involvement. Introduction of new talent to the committee ensures the Club continues to be relevant to its current membership, brings new ideas and allows prudent succession planning and knowledge transfer as longer serving members retire.

AGENDA

  1. Present and apologies (Register of those present to be signed)
  2. Minutes of last Annual General Meeting.
  3. Presentation of financial accounts.
  4. All committee positions are declared vacant.
    1. Nominations called for President.
    2. New President takes the Chair and calls for nominations for remaining Management Committee positions:
      1. Vice President
      2. Secretary
      3. Treasurer
      4. Registrar/Child Protection Officer
      5. Director of Football
      6. Auskick Coordinator
  5. Nominations to be called for other committee positions and general committee positions in accordance with the club constitution.
    1. Recruitment Coordinator
    2. Equipment and Property Officer
    3. Youth Girls Coordinator
    4. Events Coordinator
    5. Sponsorship Officer
    6. Marketing Coordinator (newsletter, social media)
    7. BBQ/Canteen Manager
    8. Up to 3 general committee member(s)
  6. Close

Following the conclusion of the AGM a club committee dinner will be held at 8.00 pm

Register now for AFLJ 7s series

Registrations have now commenced for this year’s AFLJ 7s series tournament.

If you didn’t play last year, AFLJ 7s is a fast paced, low impact version of the game. It will be played on a small sized oval and involve only 7 players on the field. Each team can also have up to three reserves.

Rules include:

  • Played on a 75m long oval.
  • 10-12 min halves, with a short half time break.
  • 7 a-side, with max 3 interchanges.
  • No centre bounces, with kick-ins from full-back after each score.
  • No mark given when ball kicked backwards.

Games will be played on the synthetic field at Blackman Park on Monday afternoons between 4-6:30pm, starting on 5 November. There will be three regular rounds, before teams play off in finals on the 26 November.

We are planning to run several divisions so that kids can play against similar aged opponents. This will include youth girls divisions.

Registration costs $25 per player, which helps us cover ground and umpire fees. We will also have a free BBQ on finals night.

REGISTER NOW

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting us.

Junior presentation day

We will be holding our team presentations this Sunday 9 September at the Longueville Sporting Club (The Diddy). Proceedings will commence at 11:00am.

All team awards (best & fairest, coaches award etc) will be presented on the day, plus a few club awards. The Diddy’s kitchen will be open for lunch, and probably have a few fun games of footy on the green.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • President’s Welcome
  • Sponsors presentation
  • Team Coaches & Managers to Present Individual Awards
  • Presentation of Brumley Award (best player in finals series)
  • Presentation of Gillard Award (best club person)
  • GWS-Giants “Lane Cove Cats Club Person of the Year” Medallion
  • Closing Remarks

We plan to be all wrapped up by 1:30pm.

Return your guernsey

We would ask that all players bring their Lane Cove Cats guernsey and shorts, preferably washed and in a bag labelled with your name.

Donate your used boots

If your son or daughter has also grown out of their footy boots, also bring them along. We plan to donate all boots collected to disadvantages members of the community via registered charities.

Sports Legends Lunch goes off with a bang

It was another succesfull edition of the Sports Legends Lunch last Friday. A full room enjoyed some great conversation as Amanda, Mick and Jude discussed everything from new rule changes to the most annoying player they have come across.

But more importantly, we ended up raising nearly $10,000 for our club. These funds will go stratight back into the club, into projects such as Blackman Park B4 upgrade and a new electronic scoreboard.

A big thank you goes to the organising committee of Matt Cunneen, Amanda Webb and Daniel Hynes.

We are already planning a bigger and better event for 2019.