CELEBRATE under lights at Blackman Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sydney Swans will be visiting St Michael’s and Lane Cove West primary school’s next Thursday 12 March.
Senior members of the team will be at Lane Cove West from 9:30 – 10:15am and St Michael’s from 10:25-11:00am.
Students will be able to meet the players as they highlight the benefits of team sport and raise awareness of AFL Auskick.
With the 2015 season fast approaching, we thought it wise to let everyone know of some important dates for club events.
General Club Events
We will be holding another “Registration Day” in the Lane Cove plaza this Saturday 21 February. Feel free to pop along and find out more about what we are planning this year.
We will commence training for all junior teams on 12 March, 2015. Training session will be held on Blackman Park #4 oval. They will commence at 4:30pm and end around 6pm. More details regarding training will be sent out later this week.
A “Pie Night” and jumper presentations will be held in late March (date to be confirmed soon). Each player will be presented with their playing outfit, including jumper, shorts and socks.
The season proper starts on 19 April 2015. Note this is the last weekend of the school holidays. We will be in touch with players closer to the time to determine availability.
The full schedule will not be know for a few more weeks so please check the website regularly.
All 5-8 year olds will commence Auskick on 19 April 2015. All Auskick session will be played on the exciting new synthetic grass oval at Blackman Park.
You can keep track of all important club dates via our club calendar. Either visit the page regularly, or link to the calendar on your Apple or Android smart phone. To do this, just click on the Google Calendar icon at the bottom right hand side of the calendar.
We will be in the Lane Cove village this Saturday (14 February) to officially open registrations for the 2015 season. Just look for the Lane Cove Cats tent.
Come down and chat to our coaches/managers and find out how much fun AFL Auskick and Junior football is. We will also have some demonstrations for those new to the sport.
The Auskick and Junior football season will commence on Sunday 19 April 2015. Auskick session run from 8:30-9:30am. Training sessions for Juniors will be on Thursday nights (4:30-6pm).
Auskick and junior games will be played come rain, hail or shine on new synthetic ovals at Blackman Park.
Registrations can be completed online. Click here for more details.
Don’t forget we have our annual Soiree this Saturday night at the Longueville Hotel (UnderBar). This is our major fundraiser for the year so we would appreciate as many supporters as possible to turn up.
Bookings can be made online via http://www.trybooking.com/92913 or by cash on the night.
We have some great auction items this year, including a Sydney Swans jumper signed by Lance “Buddy” Franklin and some tickets to a Katy Perry concert.
But even move hotly contested at last year’s event was the signed jumper by our junior team. This year we have three great framed jumpers signed by the two U9 and the U10 team.
For all your Rugby fans (we are based in Sydney!), we will have the Bledisoe Cup on the big screen so there is no excuse to miss this great event.
Come one, come all.