LCC striving to win the “Donk” Trophy

The Lane Cove Cats take on the Modewarre Warriors in a battle for the “Donk” Trophy this Queens Birthday weekend.

2014-06-07 12.25.47The game was initially played as a friendly against the two teams in 2014. Lead by our most recent past-president, Nick Brumley, we took a group of players down to Victoria to experience footy in the games heartland.

The game was played in atrocious conditions. Despite the temperature barely getting into double figures and a torrential downpour for most of the second half of the game, the boys ran away with a well earned victory.

The experience achieved during this trip was immeasurable. The team, largely consisting of Under 10 players at the time, went on to become a formidable team in the local Greater Sydney Junior league. However, the bonding between the boys is something that will last much longer.

This year we will be playing for the Donk trophy, in honour of Denis Fitzgerald Snr, whose sadly passed away last year and who’s sons (Denis and Mike) lead the respective clubs.

I’m sure you will join us in wishing the players the best of luck and hope they bring home that trophy.

Xavier

July school holidays AFL camp

ASCUniversity NSW, Daceyville
30 June, 1, 2 July 2015

The ASC NSW Football Camp in Daceyville, Sydney features a three day coaching program in all facets of Aussie Rules football with specialist coaching sessions. The panel will include experienced football coaches with guest coaching from leading AFL players and coaches.

Guest coaches at NSW Football Camps recently have included Sydney Swans players Daniel Hannebery and Rhyce Shaw, GWS Giants player Callan Ward, AFL legend Kevin Sheedy (former Essendon premiership and Greater Western Sydney coach), Paul Roos (coach of Melbourne Demons), and former Swans premiership player Nick Davis, with guests at the upcoming camp to be confirmed. Please note: not all coaches can attend all camps.

 

Stars Program (6 to 12 years)

  • The Stars Program is available for 6 to 12 year old players of all standards
  • Innovative program covering all facets of football, designed to improve skills and maximise enjoyment
  • Coaching from 9am to 3pm each day
  • Work with your peers in groups of 14 or less
  • Progress through a three day program utilising both group coaching and specialist coaches
  • Written coaches report with great feedback
  • Autographed photo of your group with the coaching director
  • The chance to meet your sporting idols and make friends, while having fun playing football

Early bird discount

Book online by Friday 29 May to receive a 30% discount!
(The discount has already been applied to the price)

 

GWS Giants Family Fun Day

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As a thank you for hosting them at our recent training session, the GWS Giants are offering us a great deal on tickets to the upcoming games against Adelaide Crows.

For only $30,  you can purchase a family pass to the game.

There will be loads of free entertainment for the whole family, extended kick to kick, live music and a huge signing session on field with the GIANTS after the match.

Click here (or the image above) using the password “WARD” to purchase your tickets.

 

Vote for Apple Dental

Vote for Apple Dental in the People’s Choice Awards

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Apple Dental, wonderful supporters of our club, has been nominated for People’s Choice awards?

And no, the owner Mark Casiglia hasn’t started a new career as a singer. This People’s Choice award is being conducted by the Better Business Partnership (BBP), a joint Council program designed to improve the sustainability of businesses located on Sydney’s North Shore.

To vote for Apple Dental, please click here by Thursday 21 May and be in the draw for a chance to WIN a double pass to Taronga Zoo’s Roar & Snore experience, a unique accommodation site nestled on the cliff top edge of stunning Sydney Harbour.

Apple Dental can be found under the Professional Services category. 

 

 

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Training with GWS Giants

Come along to training this week and learn from some elite AFL players.

IMG_1284As part of promoting AFL within the local community, GWS Giants players will be attending our AFL junior training session on Thursday 14 May.

The players will be able to assist with training, meet and greet players and their families, sign autographs and be available for photo’s.

This will be a great opportunity for the children to mix closely with some of the great up and coming champions of our game. This was on display on the weekend with the Giants beating the reigning premiers with a great display of hard running, committed man-on-man football.

Bring you footy’s, autograph books or cameras, and we’ll see you all at Blackman Park at 4:30pm this Thursday! 

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Blockbuster at Blackman Park

Come down to Blackman Park on Friday 8 May to watch our first games under lights on the new synthetic ovals.

All our under age teams will be playing on the night. The Under 9 teams (Selwood and Bartel) will taking on the Mosman Swans. At the same time we will have our Under 10 and 11 teams taking on the Forest Lions and Pittwater Tigers respectively. .

CORRECTION: An email earlier this week listed the Under 10 team playing at 6:30pm. This was incorrect. The correct order of proceedings is as follows:

Field Time Game
B1 18:30 LC Taylor U11 v Pittwater Tigers
19:45 LC Hawkins U10 v Forest Lions
B2 18:30 LC Selwood U9 v Mosman Swans
19:30 LC Bartel U9 v Mosman Swans

 

Make a night of it!

Meat_pieTo help celebrate the occasion we will be selling food and drink; including pies, sausage rolls, pizzas and other assorted snacks.

Why not make a night of it! Bring down a bottle of wine (or beer) and a nice comfortable picnic chair and watch some quality junior footy.

 

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Friday night blockbuster

 CELEBRATE under lights at Blackman Park

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Come down to Blackman Park on Friday 8 May to watch our first games under lights on the new synthetic ovals.

The night will commence at 6:30pm with the Under 9 Selwood team playing the Mosman Swans. At the same time we will have our Hawkins Under 10 team taking on the Forrest Lions. This will be followed by our Taylor Under 11 team playing Pittwater Tigers and our other Under 9 team (Bartel) tackling the Mosman Swans from 7:30pm

To help celebrate the occasion we will be selling food and drink; including pies, pizzas and other assorted snacks. Why not make a night of it! Bring down a bottle of wine (or beer) and a nice comfortable picnic chair and watch some quality junior footy.

 

 

Eliza’s Footy Boots Handover Ceremony

Last week we saw the culmination of Eliza Fitzgerald’s work in collecting footy books for indigenous communities in Queensland.

Eliza presented over 120 footy boots in a handover ceremony to the Inala Panthers NRL Club at the Inala Indigenous Health Care Clinic in Brisbane.

Thanks goes to everyone for their generous support and encouragement of Eliza to collect her more than 120 pairs of footy boots.

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Highlights of our 2014 season

If you need any convincing as to the fun and enjoyment the children experience playing AFL, take a look at a video of our 2014 season.

Produced by our dedicated media team of Eliza and Sara Fitzgerald, it shows some of the wonderful moments of our season for both our Auskick and junior competition teams.

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We had 65 children playing Auskick and 3 junior teams playing in the AFL Greater Sydney Junior league.

Please be advised that the video is large (at 300MB) and could take some time to download. Otherwise it can be watched while streamed live.

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