Looking for volunteers

The Lane Cove Cats is a club run by volunteers. It is run by parents, so their kids can play football. To help our planning for season 2018, we need you to consider now, what you can do. (We do understand that circumstances can change over the off season, so we won’t write anything in stone but there will be an expectation that all families will commit some volunteer hours to the Club.)

Coach and Manager Roles

We are now seeking expressions of interest for coach and manager roles for 2018 so if you are interested, please go straight to the survey. We aim to fill all these roles by the end of the season, so please complete the survey by 1 September.

General Volunteers

We’re also looking for volunteers for a number of key club roles, including:

  • Events Coordinator/Events Committee. Next year, we’ll be allocating an event to an age group (for example, U10s will be organising one event; U11s will be organising another and so on). We need someone to act in a supervisory role across all events (so just coordinating other volunteers). And we’ll be calling for volunteers from age groups for the allocated events.
  • BBQ/Canteen Coordinator. The commitment is for home game rounds only.

In addition to volunteer roles, we are also looking to employ a ground manager. Further details can be found here.

If you are keen, or know someone who is, please get them in touch with us.

 

Register for 2018 to win in 12 Days of Christmas

To celebrate registrations for 2018 being open in the lead up to the festive season, AFL NSW/ACT is opening its advent-calendar of giveaways to reward our junior and NAB AFL Auskick club participants.

From Friday, December 1, 2017 there will be a number of prizes to WIN such as  admission into 30 x Wet’n’Wild Sydney family passes, 10 x Rebel Sport vouchers, a signed Sydney Swans guernsey, a GIANTS match day experience, and much more!

Simply register as a club participant in New South Wales or the ACT and you will go in the draw to WIN!

Follow AFL NSW/ACT and/or NAB AFL AUSKICK – NSW/ACT on Facebook to see which daily prizes are being offered. The prizes up for grabs include the following:

  • DAY 1:  Win one of 10 x $100 Rebel Vouchers (1 December)
  • DAY 2:  Win one of 4 x Sydney Swans ISC Backpacks (2 December)
  • DAY 3:  Win one of 3 x Stevie J’s new book  ‘The Cat with the Giant Story’ (3 December)
  • DAY 4: Win one of 10 x Shopkins Shoppies Doll + 12 pack Shopkins (4 December)
  • DAY 5: Win one of 20 x Burley AFL skills footballs (5 December)
  • DAY 6: Win one of 10 x Wet’n’Wild Sydney one-day general admission family passes (6 December)
  • DAY 7: Win one of 5 x ‘Play Like A Girl’ four book boxsets (7 December)
  • DAY 8: Win one of 2 x Adam Goodes Memorabilia Frames (8 December)
  • DAY 9:  Win one of 2 x 2017 signed Sydney Swans guernseys (9 December)
  • DAY 10: Win one of 20 x Burley AFL skills football (10 December)
  • DAY 11: Win one of 20 x Wet’n’Wild Sydney one-day general admission family passes (11 December)
  • DAY 12: Win a GIANTS match day experience and GIANTS merchandise pack (12 December)

MAJOR PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Finalpackage including flights, accommodation and 2 x tickets to the big dance!

To register visit Play.AFL or on the Auskick website.

All 2018 registered AFL NSW/ACT junior club and NAB AFL Auskick club participants are automatically included in the draw and new members who renew on the day are included on the days, and every day after that.

*Terms and Conditions – 12 Days of Christmas

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.

Register before Christmas to take advantage of bonus offers

While the children are enjoying the off-season, you can get organised early by registering them now for the 2018 season.

Aside from our early bird offers for both Auskick and Junior registrations, the NSW government is offering a $100 voucher to children who enrol in sporting competition. If you wish to take advantage of this as well, please select this option in the registration process and skip the payment option at the end. For further details, please read these details on our website.

Juniors

For children 8+ years old
Cost: $230 per child
Each player will receive a jumper, shorts and socks.  Jumper and shorts to be returned at the end of the season.

We are planning to enter teams in the AFL Sydney Juniors (Harbour North) league in 2018 across multiple divisions. This includes youth girls teams in U10, U12 & U15 age groups.

Click here to register for 2018.

All junior registrations before 12 December will receive a free training top. To make use of this offer, go to our website, select your top and add the coupon code “2018bonus” at checkout.

Note: If you have already paid your registration fee via our early-bird offer on our website, you still need to complete the registration by entering you child’s personal details into the AFL registration database. However, please make sure you skip the payment section at the end.

Auskick

5-8 years old
Cost: $180 per child
Each player will receive an Auskick membership pack, jumper, shorts and socks.  Jumper and shorts to be returned at the end of the season.

For Auskick, we return to the synthetic oval for all our games in 2018. Once again, children will allocated to age groups; Team Blue (Older kids, the Cats), Team Red (Swans) and then the little ones Team Orange (Giants).

Click here to register Now for 2018!

Special offer! Until 22 December we will hold prices at 2017 levels ($170).

Remember, all Auskickers get a great footy pack including a backpack, NAB AFL Auskick size 1 football, football pump, personalised door sign (with their club of support), bag tag, football card album and pack of footy cards. You also get a LCC guernsey & shorts (which need to be returned at end of season) and socks.

Official 2018 registrations now open!

While the children are enjoying the off-season, you can get organised early by registering them now for the 2018 season.

Aside from our early bird offers for both Auskick and Junior registrations, the NSW government is offering a $100 voucher to children who enrol in sporting competition. If you wish to take advantage of this as well, please select this option in the registration process and skip the payment option at the end. For further details, please read these details on our website.

Juniors

For children 8+ years old
Cost: $230 per child
Each player will receive a jumper, shorts and socks.  Jumper and shorts to be returned at the end of the season.

We are planning to enter teams in the AFL Sydney Juniors (Harbour North) league in 2018 across multiple divisions. This includes youth girls teams in U10, U12 & U15 age groups.

Click here to register for 2018.

All junior registrations before 22 December will receive a free training top. To make use of this offer, go to our website, select your top and add the coupon code “2018bonus” at checkout.

Note: If you have already paid your registration fee via our early-bird offer on our website, you still need to complete the registration by entering you child’s personal details into the AFL registration database. However, please make sure you skip the payment section at the end.

Auskick

5-8 years old
Cost: $180 per child
Each player will receive an Auskick membership pack, jumper, shorts and socks.  Jumper and shorts to be returned at the end of the season.

For Auskick, we return to the synthetic oval for all our games in 2018. Once again, children will allocated to age groups; Team Blue (Older kids, the Cats), Team Red (Swans) and then the little ones Team Orange (Giants).

Click here to register Now for 2018!

Special offer! Until 22 December we will hold prices at 2017 levels ($170).

Remember, all Auskickers get a great footy pack including a backpack, NAB AFL Auskick size 1 football, football pump, personalised door sign (with their club of support), bag tag, football card album and pack of footy cards. You also get a LCC guernsey & shorts (which need to be returned at end of season) and socks.

Receive $100 toward 2018 registration with the Active Kids Voucher Program

The NSW government has allocated $207 million over four years to establish the Active Kids Rebate program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and fitness activities.

What is the Active Kids Voucher Program?
From 31 January 2018, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school child, per calendar year, as a voucher to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend and structured fitness or physical activity, that runs for a duration of eight (8) weeks or more.

The voucher can be redeemed towards payment of memberships or fees with an approved provider registered with the Active Kids Voucher program, each calendar year.

Who is eligible for a voucher?
Every child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 will be eligible for the Active Kids Voucher.

How do participants access the voucher?
From January 31, 2018, a parent or guardian can apply online at the Service NSW Website.
Once the required information is completed an alpha-numeric voucher code will be provided that can then be used during the Footyweb registration process. The voucher can only be redeemed for one sport per calendar year.

When can families start downloading and using their vouchers?
From January 31, 2018, families will be able to apply for their voucher(s) online from the MyServiceNSW portal. Vouchers are valid for redemption during the current calendar year and will expire at the end of the calendar year. Vouchers cannot be used retrospectively.

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

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

Register for 2018 season now!

Juniors receive a free LCC training top

We are opening up registrations for the 2018 AFL Sydney Juniors season early. If you register your son or daughter before the 1 December, we will through in a free training top.

You will also receive a LCC sports pack, including other sporting goodies.

Registrations for 2018 will cost only $230. Each player will receive a guernsey, shorts and socks. Guernsey and shorts to be returned at the end of the season.

To make use of this offer, click here (or head to our online shop on the website and select Registrations).

In addition to the registration fee, you will need to add the training top to your cart. Then apply the coupon code 2018Bonus to obtain the 100% discount. At the same time, we would appreciate if you could also order your socks for the 2018 season. These will be discounted to zero once the above coupon code is inserted. This will help us get the correct sizes for the entire club.

The training top and socks will be delivered before pre-season training begins in late February 2018.

Auskickers pay 2017 price until Christmas

Registration fees for Auskickers will be $180 in 2018. However, until Christmas we will hold prices at 2017 levels ($170).

Remember, all Auskickers get a great footy pack including a backpack, NAB AFL Auskick size 1 football, football pump, personalised door sign (with their club of support), bag tag, football card album and pack of footy cards. You also get a LCC guernsey & shorts (which need to be returned at end of season) and socks.

To make use of this offer, click here

 

If you have any issues, don’t hesitate in contacting us at registrations@lanecovecats.com

 

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.