The year is already looking promising with a strong turn out for our first training session of the year. Girls ranging in ages from 8-9 to 15, hit the paddock in what will a year of fun and excitement. There were plenty of familiar faces from last year, but equally lots of new faces who were thrown a football and instantly made apart of the team.
On Wednesday 18th March there will be a “Come & Try” session, so if you have a family or school friend, who is keen to be involved in a family oriented club playing a great team sport, then encourage them to come down.
Also, we have 2 GWS Giants AFLW players coming to training on this same night at 6pm to help out, answer questions and throw the ball around!
We will be holding our team presentations this Sunday 8 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:
Presentation of Club Awards
Brumley Award (best player in finals series)
Gillard Award (best club person)
Lane Cove Cats Club Person of the Year
Best & Fairest Awards
Team breakout session (including coaches awards)
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.
We would also ask that all volunteers bring any football gear they have been using for the year. This includes coaches bags, team manager equipment, and keys to the Blackman park storage room.
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.
17:00-18:30 Training for teams in Finals @ Blackman B3/B4
Sunday 25th August:
Steve Chisholm Oval (Blackman Park)
09:00-10:15 Lane Cove/North Ryde U11 Menegola vs Pittwater Tigers Dusty U11-1 10:30-11:45 Leichhardt Cygnets U11-3 vs Pittwater Tigers Rioli U11-3 12:00-13:30 North Ryde/ Lane Cove U14-2 v Western Suburbs Magpies U14-2
Monday 26th August
Kieren Jack Medal ceremony @ Epping Club (AFL Sydney Juniors Best & Fairest awards night)
As we approach the end of the season, the AFL would like to thank all the volunteers for everything you have done to guide and lead the next generation of footy stars!
What better way to celebrate the season than getting your team together for a day out at the SCG? Please see below an offer from the Sydney Swans.
The Sydney Swans would like to invite all AFL Sydney junior players and their families to celebrate the 2019 season together when they take on St Kilda on Saturday, August 24 at the SCG. First bounce is at 1:45pm.
Thanks to the Swans, you and your team can access an exclusive End of Season Footy ticket offer:
Something for all our AFL Girls to consider during the coming school holidays. Australian Sports Camp are running their first ever AFLW Girls only camp to run at North Ryde July 16, 17 & 18 (9am -3pm), Louise Stephenson from the Giants is confirmed to coach at that camp which is for girls only aged 6 to 16. See flyer attached.
To help LCC girls to attend, there is a less 20 % code of:
which can be used for all girls looking to attend.
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.
Looking for volunteers to run BBQ during upcoming AFL Gala Days
We are a volunteer based club and always looking for ways to make money so we can purchase more equipment for the kids and improve the facilities at the club.
One great source is the BBQ/canteen. And we’ve been offered the opportunity to run one at two upcoming gala days being held at Blackman Park.
On 8 and 22 May, over 300 high school students will descend on our home ground for a knock out competition. The gala days will run from around 9:00am to 2:30pm.
If there are any parents who are free these days and are keen to help out, this would be a huge benefit to the club. On days like these in the past, we have made several thousand dollars. You can only imagine who many new balls, jerseys or tackle bags this could buy.
Please contact Daniel Hynes if you are keen or would like more information.
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.
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.