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:
Want to get in touch or have a question about the Clean Up?  You can send me an email here:

Got a question for Clean Up Australia? You can send an enquiry to 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


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 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 or Michael

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.


  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.


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.



The Week Ahead (20th June – 26th June)

20th June
Youth Girls training! 17:00-18:00 @ B2

21st June
Youth Boys training! 17:00-18:00 @ B3/4

Round 10 Begins

Friday Night Football (22nd June)
18:30 St Ives U12YG vs Lane Cove Cats U12YG Swanson @ Acron Oval

24th June
Who’s playing at the Cattery (Blackman Park)
07:45-09:00 Auskick

08:30 Lane Cove Cats U9 Selwood vs Mosman Swans U9@Blackman Park 4
08:00 Lane Cove Cats U8 Menzel vs Mosman Swans Red U8@Blackman Park
08:30 Lane Cove Cats U9 Hawkins vs Lane Cove Cats U9 Selwood@Blackman Park 4
09:15 Lane Cove Cats U10 Ablett vs Pittwater Tigers Yellow U10@Blackman Park
09:15 Lane Cove Cats U10 Dangerfield vs Pittwater Tigers U10@Blackman Park
10:10 Lane Cove Cats U12 Duncan vs Western Suburbs Magpies U12-2@Blackman Park

Who’s away this week

08:30 North Ryde Dockers U8 vs Lane Cove Cats U8 Cockatoo@ ELS Hall 3
12:35 Miranda Bombers U13 Div 2 vs North Ryde / Lane Cove U13 Div 2@Waratah Park
09:15 Western Suburbs Magpies U13-2 vs North Ryde/Lane Cove U13-2@ Wagener Oval
13:05 Mosman Swans Red U11-3 vs Lane Cove Cats U11 Taylor@St Lukes Oval

Sports Legends Lunch fast approaching

Did you know that Mick Malthouse’s most favourite year of coaching career wan’t he premierships of 1992, 1994 or 2010, nor 1991 when his West Coast side dropped just three home and away games en route to a first grand final appearance.

It was 1987, when a young Footscray, having lost Brownlow medallist Brad Hardie to Brisbane and virtually broke, had been pummelled by a total of 42 goals in their first three games. Facing reigning premiers Hawthorn in round four, Malthouse tagged John Platten with Tony McGuinness, and convinced his troops they were in the hunt. Brian Cordy starred, Brian Royal kicked six goals, and the Dogs romped home by 41 points. They ended up missing out the finals by only half-a-game.

You have the chance to listen to such stories from the great man himself at our Sports Legends Lunch

Joining Malthouse, and agruably the headline act is Giants AFLW Captain Amanda Farrugia.  Born and raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, she began playing football in 2011 when she joined Macquarie University in the Sydney Women’s AFL. After a strong period with them, she was drafted by the Giants in the 2016 AFL Women’s draft and subsequently named the club’s inaugural AFL Women’s captain in January 2017.

Our final guest needs little introduction. Swans star and local resident Jude Bolton, will share his insights into the modern game.

They will be joined by local funny man, Simon Kennedy as our MC for the event.

We suggest you arrange a group of people to attend and purchase  a table together. Tickets can be purchased individually, with option of being allocated onto a specific table. Otherwise, tables of 8 or 10 can be purchased.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contact the organising committee.

Matt Cunneen, Amanda Webb & Daniel Hynes