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.





Match reports – Juniors round 3

Under 9

Team Selwood

Once again we had another great weekend down at Blackman. It was great to see despite the weather we still got to play at our home ground. The boys had another great weekend taking on Willoughby, the tackling was tough and the teamwork once again was a highlight of the game. With some help from Ben Williams, the boys had a great day. A number of the younger players really stepped up this week, overcoming the initial shock of the aggressiveness of the U9s, Harry, Nicki and Mac all had their best games of the season and worked hard all day.

Remember this week we are playing Friday night at 6:30pm at Blackman, please be there by about 6pm. Also we will be having pies for sale at the ground and some drinks, so we can make a real footy night of it.


Under 10/11

Team Taylor

With Hawkins U10 having a bye, some of the boys joined their older team mates to take on the Mosman Swans U11 team this weekend.

In what could only described as a game of two halves, the Swans came out firing and caught the Cats napping. With some fast ball movement, Mosman piled on the goals, keeping us to a solidarity point and leading by 20 at half time. Time and again we were left looking flat footed and out of position as the Swans played free flowing footy.

After some reshuffling of positions at half time, the Cats entered the second half with a different look. However, at its heart AFL is a simple game and its was a big increase in effort that sparked a dramatic shift in play. Suddenly the boys looked like they wanted the ball. The defence suddenly looked un-penetrable. We also peppered the goals in the third quarter, although accuracy deserted us, ending the term with 1 goal and 6 points. However the came home with a wet sail, slamming on three goals and drawing even with the Swans with only minutes to spare. Despite some desperate play, we couldn’t get the extra point required and the game ended a draw.

The effort shown by the boys in the second half was superb. The challenge will be to keep that level over an entire game.

This week we play the top-of-the-ladder Pittwater Tigers under lights at Blackman Park. If we come with our A game, we should give them a real run for their money.


Fixtures & Results

All fixtures can be found on our website here. For Under 11, this also includes the game score and ladder.

Friday night blockbuster

 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.



Match reports – Juniors round 2

Remember, fixtures and results can be viewed on our website here.

Under 9

Team Selwood

On a wet and miserable Sunday morning, thanks to the new synthetic at Blackman oval we got to play, and play we did. The boys all did a great job again this weekend. I was particularly proud to see the team work across the ground on Sunday, we had people calling, passing and sharing the ball around. Again we saw the players that played last year continue to lead from the front, but we also had a number of the newer players step into the play and play some good footy. Well done to all.

One of the things we are trying to teach at the club is respect, there have been no incidents to bring this on, but I would like the parents to know that we are talking to the kids about respect on and off the field. We want the kids to respect the umpires, the opposition, their team mates, their coaches, but above all respect themselves. At the end of the day they are the only ones who can judge whether they committed 100% on the day, whether they tried their hardest and we believe that being honest to yourself and respecting yourself is extremely important. It would be great if you could have a discussion with them as well about this.

Well done to all on another great weekend of footy, let’s hope the sun shines on us next weekend, we are at Gore Hill Oval at 10:45am. Also as a heads up and reminder on Friday the 8th of May we are playing at 6:30pm at Blackman – this is our first night game, very exciting for all involved.

Under 10

Team Hawkins

Well, what a game it was. Our first full compliment for the year and again a great result for the Lane Cove Cats. While we don’t officially register game scores, it was an impressive performance, and of note is that over the last 2 games we have only conceded 1 point.

Team Hawkins has a BYE next week.

However, our U11’s team, Team Taylor are keen to pay handsomely to have the U10’s add numbers and fuel to their fire at their game next week.

So, if you can assist Team Taylor (they are after 6 players from Team Hawkins), then please let Daniel / Jeremy or myself know.


Under 11

Team Taylor

This week Taylor fronted up against Forest Lions for the second week in a row. After getting touched up by the Lions the previous week, the boys could easily of gone into the game a little apprehensive.

However they came out fired up and never let the Lions get to far ahead. In fact a great third quarter saw them hit the front and then headed into the last quarter all square.

It wasn’t until deep into the last quarter that Forest sneaked in a goal and hit the front. In the end, a heart breaking loss. But to turnaround a 60 point loss to nearly winning a week later was a magnificent effort.

Just shows what these boys can do when they put their mind to it and give a huge effort.

Next up is the Mosman Swans.


Lane Cove Cats Merchandise

This season we are proud to announce we have LCC branded sportswear available for purchase. Produced by ISC (suppliers to Geelong, Sydney, Fremantle, Port Adelaide & St Kilda football clubs), they are available for purchase for only $55.

These hoodies are perfect for those early games during winter, where even in Sydney we can get some cold starts to the day.


Coming soon, we will also have available LCC caps (similar to the ones shown below).

At this stage we have a selected amount of children’s sizes in stock. A size guide can be found below, as well as onour website.

We do not have any Adult hoodies in stock, and therefore the delivery time can be any where from 4-6 weeks.

To purchase, visit our merchandise page, where you can order and pay by credit card. At this stage, you can only order and pay for the hoodie. If you are interested in the cap, please select this item when ordering and we will notify you when available.

Reminder: If you have taken possession of a hoodie from your coach of LCC official, please make payment as soon as possible VIA OUR WEBSITE.


Size Guides


6 24.5 – 26″ 62 – 66cm 22.5 – 23″ 57 – 59cm 26 – 27.5″ 66 – 70cm
8 27 – 27.5″ 66 – 70cm 23 – 24″ 59 – 61cm 27.5 – 29″ 70 – 74cm
10 27.5 – 30″ 70 – 76cm 24 – 25″ 61 – 63cm 29 – 31.5″ 74 – 80cm
12 30 – 32″ 76 – 82cm 25 – 25.5″ 63 – 65cm 31.5 – 34cm 80 – 86cm
14 32 – 34.5″ 82 – 88cm 25.5 – 26.5″ 65 – 67cm 34 – 36″ 86 – 92cm


XS 33 – 35″ 85 – 90cm 29 – 31″ 75 – 80cm 35 – 37″ 90 – 95cm
S 35 – 37″ 90 – 95cm 31 – 33″ 80 – 85cm 37 – 39″ 95 – 100cm
M 37 – 39″ 95 – 100cm 33 – 35″ 85 – 90cm 39 – 41″ 100 – 105cm
L 39 – 41″ 100 – 105cm 35 – 37″ 90 – 95cm 41 – 43″ 105 – 110cm
XL 41 – 43″ 105 – 110cm 37 – 39″ 95 – 100cm 43 – 45″ 110 – 115cm
2XL 43 – 45″ 110 – 115cm 39 – 41″ 100 – 105cm 45 – 47″ 115 – 120cm
3XL 45 – 47″ 115 – 120cm 41 – 43″ 105 – 110cm 47 – 49″ 120 – 125cm
4XL 47 – 49″ 120 – 125cm 43 – 45″ 110 – 115cm 49 – 51″ 125 – 130cm
5XL 51 – 53″ 130 – 135cm 47 – 49″ 120 – 125cm 53 – 55″ 135 – 140cm
7XL 53 – 56″ 135 – 140cm 49 – 51″ 125 – 130cm 55 – 57″ 140 – 145cm

Please note that not all products are available in all listed sizes

Footy tipping update

Four rounds in and the ladder is taking shape in the Lane Cove Cats footy tipping competition.

After a tough week where 4 or 5 correct tips was an excellent effort, we had some standout results from Maxy, Trevor and Lynton which catapulted them into the top 5.

Last weeks leader, Schoey had a forgetful round, picking only 3 winners and falling to fourth. This is probably because he was too busy drinking beers on a beach resort in Thailand.


The current ladder:

  1. Maxy – 25
  2. Trevor Carapiet – 25
  3. Lynton – 24
  4. Schoey – 24
  5. Dan-the-man – 24

A full version can be viewed on our website here.


The race is now on for the season’s first prize. We will be awarding a free pass to ASC AFL camp in July for the leader of the competition after 6 rounds.

So sharpen your pencils, review the injury lists or just get your dart board out and get those tips in!


Sydney Swans Friendly Club news


After a hard-fought loss to Fremantle on ANZAC Day, the Sydney Swans will be hoping to get back on the winners list this Saturday afternoon at the SCG when they host the Western Bulldogs

Don’t forget to nominate your MVP of the Week. Sydney Swans have 4 tickets for the Geelong game in Round 7 to give away and will promote each winner and their club on Instagram and Twitter.

Send through your weekly nominations to


Swans Red Rookie membership

There are many reasons to sign up as a Red Rookie in 2015 – it’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s FREE!


Whether you’re already a huge Sydney Swans fan or you’re new to the game, becoming a Red Rookie will make you feel part of the team in 2015.



Call for Under 11 players

The Lane Cove Cats have enjoyed some explosive growth in members since its inception three years ago. However we still find from time to time that numbers for certain junior teams can short of our expectations.

This year we are struggling to field a full under 11 team. Therefore, if you know anyone who has a child born in 2004 and is keen to try a new sport, we would greatly appreciate if you could pass on their details to us.

Our details can be found here.

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GSJ fixture released

AFL NSW logoThe fixture for the Greater Sydney Junior competition has finally been released. Round 1 starts this weekend (19 April) with Hawkins U10 the lucky team to christen the new synthetic oval for the juniors. All other junior teams are playing away.

The full schedule can be viewed on our website here. These games have also been put onto the LCC google calendar, which anyone can subscribe to. If you would instruction as how to add to your smartphone, please let us know.

We have two blockbuster night sessions this year; Friday 8 May (round 4) and Saturday 18 July (round 15). There are also a few Sundays when we have 2-3 teams playing at home. But best of all, we have managed to squeeze all of them onto the synthetic ovals.

Our game notification system will be teamer. You may have already been receiving the text/emails for training, however you will start receiving them for your respective junior team this week. Please make an effort to respond (either via the web or SMS) as it allows our coaches to organise the teams appropriately.

You can view the contact details of the team coaches and managers for each division on our website.

Rules for 2015 junior competition

AFL NSW logo As we near the start of the 2015, we thought it prudent to circulate the rules of the game as pertaining to the Greater Sydney Junior competition.

The rules are particular to each age group. While the coach will work through these with the players, its worth the parents to also instilling the laws of the game with their children.

Under 9 and 10

The team

  • 9, 12 or 15 Players with any number of reserves.
  • Players remain in position for all of the quarter after which the Players must change zone.

The game (Scoring)

  • Playing times is 4 x 10 min quarters
  • Only forward zone Players can score from within the forward zone.
  • After a behind the player kicking in cannot dispose to themselves.

Rules – Tackling

  • Players can perform a modified tackle.
  • Player in possession of the ball may be tackled by an opponent wrapping both arms around the area below the top of the shoulders and on/above the knees. The tackle may be from either side or from behind providing the tackle from behind does not thrust forward the player with the ball (That is push back the player in the back).
  • Player in possession of the ball, when held by an opponent applying the wrap around tackle, should be given a reasonable chance to dispose of the ball by kick or by handball, or by attempting to kick or handball, otherwise a free kick shall be awarded to the tackler for holding the ball.
  • No barging, fending off or chopping past opponents is permitted.

Other Rules

  • Players cannot knock the ball out of an opponent‟s hands
  • There is strictly no bumping, slinging or deliberately bringing the opposition Player in possession of the ball to the ground.
  • No barging, fending off or chopping past opponents is permitted.
  • A mark is awarded irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled to any Player who catches it or shows control.
  • A Player running with the ball must bounce it within 10 metres. Only one bounce is permitted.
  • Kicking off the ground  not permitted unless accidental.

Spirit of game

  • Players, Coaches and Officials and Umpires to shake hands before and after game.
  • No scores or ladders to be kept.
  • Coaches allowed on field to teach but no closer than 15 metres from play.

Under 11

The team

  • 12 or 15 Players with up to 6 reserves.

The game (Scoring)

  • Playing times is 4 x 15 min quarters
  • After a behind the player kicking in cannot dispose to themselves.

Rules – Tackling

  • Full tackling rules as per the Rules of Australian Football apply. No Sling tackle permitted.
  • Smothering, barging and fending off opponents is permitted.

Other Rules

  • A Player running with the ball must bounce it within 15 metres, only 2 bounces are permitted.
  • A 25m penalty can be applied at the umpire‟s discretion if they feel a player has been hindered in any way.
  • Kicking off the ground  not permitted unless accidental.

Spirit of game

  • Players, Coaches and Officials and Umpires to shake hands before and after game.
  • There is a 60 point mercy rule, whereby scoring is stopped if the margin reaches this level.
  • Coaches are not allowed on the field.