We’re looking to employee a Ground Manager!

The Lane Cove Cats Junior AFL Club seeks to recruit an energetic and dedicated Ground Manager who is highly motivated and capable of working under pressure in a diverse sporting environment. The role is casual but will have set weekly hours of 4-5 hours/week on Sunday mornings.

Work Type: Casual

Salary: $25 to $30 ph

Detailed Description 

The ground manager will be responsible for the match-day delivery of the AFL Sydney Junior competition at Blackman Park

This will include such responsibilities such as:

  • Welcoming and acting as a liaison for Lane Cove Cats prior to and during the season at Blackman Park.
  • Ensure that marquees and signage are properly erected prior to game.
  • Ensure goal umpires are provided by each competing side and have appropriate flags and scorecards.
  • Ensure all equipment (including a stretcher) for conducting the game is available before the game.
  • To ensure the ground is set-up through the movement and placement of goal posts and padding and the interchange area.
  • Perform the time keeper role.
  • Check the availability of Goal Umpires, Boundary Umpires, Interchange Officials and time-keeping Officials.
  • Receive any formally submitted objections, protests or complaints from Officials of teams.
  • Accompany the Umpires on and off the ground and to and from the Umpire’s rooms at breaks.
  • Keep a check on the behaviour of all Officials and supporters and to issue warnings for any misconduct or behaviour that is contrary to the spirit of the game.
  • Collect all required paper work, including team sheets and scorecards.

Detailed selection criteria can be found here.

Essential:  Working with children check
Desirable: Level 1/Basic First Aid

Closing Date 28 Feb 2018

Apply to LCC President
Phone (mobile) 0414987235
Email jobs@lanecovecats.com
A references will be required and you may be subject to a criminal background check.

AFLJ 7s series a huge success!

The AFLJ 7s series concluded on 22 November with some exiting games in all divisions.

Team Ablett and Team Cockatoo squared off to earn the right to challenge the Jays for the division B title. In the end, the more experience Ablett boys got the win and advanced to the decider. The grand finals was a fierce contest, however Team Jays walked away as the inaugural Div B champsions. Well done boys!

In Div A, the highly fancied Joel’s Crew was awaiting the winner of the Dockers and Team Taylor. Like the other games, the semi-final was a tight affair, with the Dockers snatching a win and moving into the grand final.

The decider was an absolute ripper of a game, with neither team able to gain a decisive lead. Joel’s Crew led by two points with only a minute to go, before an error saw the Dockers launch an attached and kick a goal to win the game just before the siren sounded. It was a fitting game for a fantastic series. Well done to all the boys!

While the Div A girls series was contested by only two teams, they played a fitting final encounter to showcase how much they improved over this short series. We will no doubt see these girls battling it out next winter as the youth girl competitions expands even further in Sydney.

At the end of a great night of footy, the players then enjoyed some pizza and juice, as the recounted their exploits on the field.

Check out more photos from the night on our Facebook page.
We plan to bring this series back in 2019 even bigger and better than this year. As such wee would appreciate if you would fill out a very short 8 question survey to help us improve the competition.

Click here to complete survey

Have a great summer break and we will see everyone for pre-season training in 2018.

AFLJ 7s Series kicks of with a bang!

What a great start to our AFLJ 7s Series. With eight teams registering for this competition, we had plenty of enthusiastic kids kicking the ball around the park (which is always a great sight) on the night.

The series involves teams of seven playing on a short 75m long rectangle field. Games only go for 30mins, and involve a modified set of rules, including only touch tackles and no balls during game time. It means the games are fast and furious.

The Boys Div A division had players form Lane Cove Cats, Willoughby and North Ryde. They Boys Div B division was mostly from Lane Cove, including the best dressed team called Cockatoo. Even though they were aged around 8-9 years old, they put up a great fight against some older boys.

With only two teams in the Girls Div A division, we plan to mix the teams up to keep it fresh. We had girls from 8 up to 14 years old. But they all played brilliantly and with a spirit you rarely see in competitive junior sport.

 

If you didn’t register and are still keen to play, you are still welcome to come along as there are some teams that need extra players. Please send an email to aflj7s@lanecovecats.com

The entire series fixture for each division can be viewed on our website.

Boys Div A
Boys Div B
Girls Div A

Annual General Meeting

NOTICE TO LCCJAC MEMBERS

2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

7:00 PM FRIDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2017

The Lane Cove Cats Junior AFL Club (LCCJAC) Annual General Meeting is being held 7.00 pm Friday 10th November 2017 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 Wednesday 1 November 2017. 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 Brian Gillard secretary@lanecovecats.com.

The 2017 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.
    • Nominations called for President.
    • New President takes the Chair and calls for nominations for remaining Management Committee positions:
      • Vice President
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
      • Registrar/Child Protection Officer
      • Director of Football
      • Auskick Coordinator
    • Nominations to be called for other committee positions and general committee positions in accordance with the club constitution.
      • Recruitment Coordinator
      • Equipment and Property Officer
      • Youth Girls Coordinator
      • Events Coordinator
      • Sponsorship Officer
      • Marketing Coordinator (newsletter, social media)
      • BBQ/Canteen Manager
      • Up to 3 general committee member(s)
  5. Close

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

 

Registrations open for AFLJ 7s series

We are proud to announce the inaugural AFLJ 7s series, to be played at Blackman Park this November.

The aim of the series is too fold, Hopefully it will give children who haven’t played before a taste of junior footy. However, it will also give current players an option to keep their skills up to scratch over the summer.

The game will be slightly modified to create 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 turf fields at Blackman Park. Competition is scheduled to commence on 1 November and be played over 4 weeks. It will culminate in a playoff to determine the winner in each division.

Due to a variety of age groups, we plan to run the following divisions for both boys and girls.

  • Boys
    • Division A (for ages 11-13)
    • Division B (for ages 9-10)
  • Girls
    • Division A (for ages 11-14)
    • Division B (for ages 9-10)

Note that the age groups are only indicative. We plan to match teams with similar ability as closely as possible. Therefore, if players aged 10 can compete effectively against 12 or 13 year olds, then they should play in division A.

To register, please complete the registration form on our website.

 

Details

When: 1 – 22 November

Where: Blackman Park B3/4, Lloyd Rees, Lane Cove West

Time: Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:30pm

Cost: $25 per player

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners

Team Awards

The 2017 season was wrapped up on Sunday 3 September with junior players and their families attending the Presentation Day at Blackman Park.

Congratulations to all the award winners. There were plenty of amazing stories of great achievements by players and the smiles across the faces showed most were pretty happy with how the season played out.

The best & fairest awards need on explanation. However, the Coaches Award can be different for each team But in essence it captures features such as:

  • An excellent team player
  • A good player but not necessarily the best
  • Polled well in the B&F but didn’t win
  • Always at training
  • Always gives his/her best at training and in game
  • Is a fair player who respects the opposition.
  • A player who has shown significant improvement throughout the season.

The AFL Outstanding Achievement Award is for someone that demonstrates sportsmanship & leadership capabilities and is awarded by the AFL.

 

Under 9 Selwood

Best & Fariest: Jed Holgate
Runner up, Best & Fariest: Harrison Layet
Coaches Award: Thomas Poynton
AFL Outstanding Achievement Award: Angus Tesoriero

Under 9 Motlop

Best & Fariest: Alexander Foster
Runner up, Best & Fairest: Eddy Vercoe
Coaches Award: Kiran Ayer
AFL Outstanding Achievement Award: Nicholas Williams

Under 10 Hawkins

Best & Fariest: William Hardy
Runner up, Best & Fairest: Luca Facciolo
Coaches Award: Aaron Hayford
AFL Outstanding Achievement Award: Nicholas Neal-Bartier

Under 10 Guthrie

Best & Fariest: Jeremy Butler
Runner up, Best & Fairest: Toby Lang
Coaches Award: Owen Butler
AFL Outstanding Achievement Award: Mitchell Healy

Under 11 Taylor

Best & Fariest: Cooper Hawtin
Runner up, Best & Fariest: Samuel Clancy
Coaches Award: Maximilian Facciolo
AFL Outstanding Achievement Award: Lucas Spinetti

Under 12YG Farrugia

Best & Fariest: Lily Dorahy
Runner up, Best & Fariest: Emma Byrne
Coaches Award: Charlie Davenport
AFL Outstanding Achievement Award: Lily Sullivan

 


Club Awards

Aside from the team awards, there were also some club awards given.

Brumley Award

The Brumley Award is named after our inaugural president and goes to the best player in the finals (across all age groups). However it might not be simply the best player. It could be someone who did something special that changed the course of the game. Or that sacrificed their own performance by helping out the team.

The winner this year was Sam Clancy.

 

Gillard Award

The other prestigious club award is the Gillard Award. It’s named after one of our founders and current sponsor Brian Gillard. Its awarded to the best club-person. This is usually someone who has made a notable contribution to the club, This could take the form of helping out, supporting club officials pack up, selling raffle tickets or just wearing club colours.

This year’s winner was Emma Byrne.

 

GWS Giants Club Person Award

The award is funded by the GWS Giants, and goes to the a volunteer who has gone beyond the call of duty for the club.

This year winner is Jane Zahra.

 

Announcing the inaugural AFLJ 7s series

We are proud to announce the inaugural AFLJ 7s series, to be played at Blackman Park this November.

The aim of the series is too fold, Hopefully it will give children who haven’t played before a taste of junior footy. However, it will also give current players an option to keep their skills up to scratch over the summer.

The game will be slightly modified to create 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 turf fields at Blackman Park. Competition is scheduled to commence on 1 November and be played over 4 weeks. It will culminate in a playoff to determine the winner in each division. Full details are below.

Before we start taking registrations, we would like to gather expressions of interest to determine the age groups and team structure. However, its our intention that a competition for both girls and boys will be available.

To register your interest, please complete the following form.

Details

When: 1 – 22 November

Where: Blackman Park B3/4, Lloyd Rees, Lane Cove West

Time: Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:30pm

School holiday camps

Australian Sports Camps

Australian Sports Camps are running an AFL at North Ryde this upcoming school holidays.

For only $295, the kids will get a three day coaching program in all facets of football with specialist coaching sessions. The panel will include experienced football coaches with guest coaching from leading players and coaches

Where: ELS Hall Park, North Ryde
When: 3, 4 & 5 October 2017

For more information and to reserve a spot, click here

 

Kicking Dynamics

Tim Schmidt (GWS AFLW coach) is also holding some classes over the school holidays.

 They include:
  • FRI 29 SEP : 9am-2pm (Frank Gray Oval, North Curl Curl)
  • FRI 6 OCT : 9am-2pm (Centennial Park)

Tickets closing soon for Soiree

Saturday 2 September 2017 @ 7:00pm
Chatswood Golf Club

Please purchase your tickets before 9pm Friday 1 September so we can arrange catering for the right number of people.

Remember, we are also running a great raffle on the night. Prizes include a 3-4 night P&O Australian cruise, sunglasses and dental work from our great sponsors.

We will also have some fun, with a AFL trivia quiz and video’s of the action during the season

The night is a celebration of another fabulous season at the Lane Cove Cats.

The Auskick program has gone from strength to strength, with the number of Auskickers hitting a record high of 124. We also entered our its first ever team in an Under 8 competition.

In the junior division, we took a leap of faith and entered our first ever youth girls team into the U12YG competition. It has been a huge success and I get the impression its only going to get bigger. In fact, I’m hoping on this night I will be able to share some more exciting news on this front.

The rest of the junior teams have gone from strength to strength. But most importantly, we have a strong group of Auskickers keen to join the ranks in years to come.

And in the AFL9s, we came runner-up in the Over35s division at the Sydney Classic. We have also hosted the first autumn and winter competitions at Blackman Park and now have three teams running around the park.

We also backed up last year’s inaugural Sports Legends Lunch, with another huge event which was a raging success.

So to celebrate another successful year at the club, we would love you to attend our End of Season Soiree. Delicious finger food will be provided, while a private bar will be available to purchase drinks.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here (or via our online shop on our website).