We are fast approaching the start of the season. Between now and round 1, we will be conducting a variety of training sessions and team events to prepare the boys and girls for the AFL Sydney Junior 2019 season.
Below are a list of club wide events that you should be aware of. Once teams are formed, your coaches and team managers may be in contact with you regarding team specific issues.
If you haven’t already done so, please register as soon as possible. We are in the final stages of submitting our teams to the AFL, so we need clarity on our numbers.
In particular, we are keen to here from any girls who are considering playing AFL. We are entering a girls team in the U10, U12, U14 & U16 competitions. This isn’t just for accomplished players. Its a great way for new girls to experience what AFL has to offer in a fun and safe environment. In the younger age groups, there is minimal tackling and the focus is on skill development.
So don’t wait any further, click here to register your child.
Pre-season training starts on Thursday 28 February. Due to ground restrictions, this is the only weekly session we have for the preseason. This will be conducted on the newly upgraded turf field (B3 & B4) at Blackman Park. So we ask that both girls and boys attend these session.
From 27 March, we break up into two sessions; Wednesday (for youth girls teams and Thursday for mixed/boys teams. Both sessions start at 5pm.
Club Volunteer Education Sessions
For parents who would like to volunteer in helping out your child’s team, please let us know. For those who have already put their hand up, we thank you greatly.
The coaching department at the AFL will be offering U9 & U10 coaches some additional support as they head into the 2019 season. This will be in the form of some additional coaching workshops to support the online coaching accreditation.
It will be held at Longueville Sporting Club (The Diddy) on Thursday 7 March @ 6:00pm. It will go for approximately 1.5 hours.
AFL Club Expo, 17 March
The AFL will be conducting education sessions for both coaches and team managers at Sydney Olympic Park. We would encourage all new volunteers to attend these session.
Parents who have never coached before will be able to walk away with the necessary training and registration.
With the 2018 season fast approaching, we thought it wise to let everyone know of some important dates for club events.
Grading & Trial Games, 24 & 31 March
We enable the even spread of skills across all teams, we will be conducting trial games on Sunday 24 March between 9-11:30am. Full details, including times when your children will be playing will be sent out closer to the date. Following this session, we will announce the teams and their respective coaches and managers.
This will be followed by further pre-season trial games on Sunday 31 March (9-11:30am).
Guernsey Presentations, 31 March
After the trial games on 31 March, will be present guernsey’s to all junior players (boys and girls). This will be in conjunction with a Pie Night for both players and their families.
Further details will be communicated closer to the time but please block out the entire morning for this event.
Regular season games and training, 7 April onwards
The first game of the season commences on 7 April. Fixtures are not released until 2 April but will be sent out to parents and upload onto the website. In the meantime, please refer to a recent post outlining the key dates throughout the season.
Don’t forget, all these dates are on our online calendar. Please refer to this for official confirmation of dates and times for all club events.