Update on Giants Round 1 ticket offer

As you may have heard, the AFL will be playing round 1 games without any spectators, following the government recommendation to avoid gatherings of greater than 500 people.

As a consequence, any tickets that you purchased through the recent offer from GWS Giants will be fully refunded. The club is currently working through the best and most efficient way to do this with the link provider .

Once we have an update, we will keep you informed.

Junior registrations still open

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 boys in the U13 and U14 age group who are considering playing AFL.

Don’t forget, you can claim the $100 Active Kids voucher once again in 2020. Make sure you download the voucher code before you start the registration process. If you have any issues, please contact our Registrar (Brian Gillard)

So don’t wait any further, click here to register your child.

Club Information presentation

We held a club information night recently to outline the season ahead. Everything from Auskick, the Junior training structure, how we put together teams, the AFL fixture, to junior pathways was discussed.

If you couldn’t attend, please click here to view the presentation that was used on the night.

If you still have a burning question about your team, the club or the sport, please reach out to the relevant people. Contact details are at the back of the presentation.

School holiday camp

Sports Camps Australia and Under Armour are hosting an Australian Rules Football camp these school holidays in Lane Cove!

The AFL camp is for kids between the ages of 6-15 years. Its conducted between 30 Sep and 1 October, between 9:00am – 3:00pm at St Ignatius Collage, Riverview from .

Its run by Tim Barling, the current head coach of Riverview Year 9-10 teams. He has over 15 years of AFL coaching experience at the professional and junior level

It is also a great way for kids to stay active during the school holidays!

For more information, please click here.

2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

7:00 PM WEDNESDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2019

The Lane Cove Cats Junior AFL Club (LCCJAC) Annual General Meeting is being held 7.00 pm Wednesday 23 October 2019 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 secretary@lanecovecats.com by 10PM Monday 21 October  2019. 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 president@lanecovecats.com.

One hour, or the entire season. Any help is appreicated

We encourage 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.

And it doesn’t matter what amount of time you can offer. It can be as little as an hour on one weekend, or multiple hours each week over the entire season.

You can also be creative in your role on the committee. Have you considered holding a position jointly with a friend/s. For example, two or three people could look after the marketing/communications role.

In 2020, we are looking for a couple of key appointments. We are hoping to have a permanent canteen in place next year, and would love to have a Canteen Manager to make sure its stocked with food prior to each weekend of games.

We also have some key vacancies to fill. We are looking for someone (ie an accountant) to help manage the books over the season. This year the club setup the accounting package Zero, which should make things relatively easy to manage.

The Vice-President role is also vacant at this stage. This is a role can be what ever the person who fills it wants. But in essence, it supports the President and works across the entire club.

The job description for these roles and many other can be viewed here.

If you are interested in these positions or any of the additional ones listed below, please let us know.

AGENDA

  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
      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. Coaching Coordinator
    2. Child Protection Officer
    3. Equipment and Property Steward
    4. Youth Girls Coordinator
    5. Events Coordinator
    6. Sponsorship Officer
    7. Marketing Coordinator (newsletter, social media)
    8. BBQ/Canteen Manager
    9. 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.

Cricket season nearly upon us

Did you know that Australian Rules was created by cricketers looking for something to keep them fit during the winter?

Why not do the same and join the Lane Cove Cricket Club. The start of the 2019/20 season is only just around the corner. And there is a team for everyone.

Just as we’ve experienced huge growth in girls footy, so has the cricket code. After a magnificent debut season by the U11 girls tea, the LCCC are looking to enter a girls only U13 team this season.

Just ask some of our magnificent players; such as Eliza McLeod, Sam Zahra, Genevieve Hynes, Celeste Gilchrist and Elizabeth Yates who were part of the first ever girls only winning team in 2018/19. Its costs only $100 for the season (if you use the Active Kids voucher).

Of course, you can’t forget the boys. They also have another exciting season ahead of themselves.

Lane Cove girls footy shines at Awards Ceremony

Players and coaches from all over Sydney descended on Epping Club on Monday for the annual Kieran Jack medal awards ceremony.

The night celebrates junior football across Sydney, with awards handed out for coaches, players, umpires and administrators in age groups U13 and above. It culminates with the Best & Fairest for the premier U17 age group.

And the night was a successful one for the Lane Cove Cats. In the U14 youth girls division, Charlotte Armstrong came third overall in the Best & Fairest. Charlotte was also picked in the All Star team from the U14YG representative carnival along with Jaime Morelli. Well done girls!

To top things off, Greg Byrne (our Youth Girls Coordinator) was awarded the Youth Coach of the Year. Congratulations!

Our youth girls program has gone from strength to strength over the three years. It started with our inaugural all-girls team in the first ever U12YG competition in Sydney in 2017. This was driven by the then newly appointed Youth Girls Coordinator, Greg Byrne.

Greg coached the Lane Cove girls team in a competition comprising of only four teams; St Ives, North West Lightning, Willoughby Mosman Swans and Lane Cove Cats.

The following year we entered a team into the U10YG age group, coached by Daniel Hynes. And this year we expanded again with a team entering the U14YG competition. All up, we gone from nothing to having 50 girls across three teams playing competitive Aussie Rules at the club in the space of three years.

Next year we are looking to expand even further, with plans well advanced to enter a team in the U16YG age group. And judging on this night, we are in some good hands.

Join us at the Lane Cove Fun Run

Lane Cove Cats pride themselves on being a family-friendly club welcoming all members, volunteers and families. This year for the first time we are supporting the wider Lane Cove community by participating in the 2019 Lane Cove Fun Run Sports Club Zone.

What does this mean for you and your family?

It means registering in the Lane Cove Fun which will take place on Sunday 9th September at Kingsford Smith Oval, Longueville.

Come wearing Lane Cove Cats colours or a training top and gather in the Lane Cove Cats area before the 5km race starting at 7:30am and or the 2km race starting at 8:30am.

After the race meet us back on the oval at the Lane Cove Cats marquee to celebrate and enjoy the breakfast stalls and the atmosphere. We hope to see you there supporting Lane Cove Cats and the Lane Cove Fun Run.

Registrations can be done online via this link https://www.lanecovefunrun.com.au/registration-pricing/

Support the Giant’s tilt for the 2019 premiership

While the Sydney Swans failed to make the finals this year for the first time in 8 years, the Giants are still in the hunt for the premiership.

Their first final is coming up at GIANTS Stadium against the Bulldogs on Sat 7th Sept, they want us to help turn the GIANTS Stadium Orange

Tickets can be purchased via the Ticketmaster website. Giants members can purchase from 9am – 1pm Thursday 29th Aug. General Public go on sale from 2pm Thursday 29th Aug .

Giants Stadium
Week 1AdultConcJuniorFamily
Category 1$93$70$28$185
Category 2$76$57$23$152
Category 3$61$46$18$122
Category 4$35$25$10$70
Restricted view$35$25$10$70