On behalf of the committee, I’d like to wish all members of the East Fremantle Junior Football Club a happy new year! To those new to our club or to those progressing from the Auskick program, welcome.
A huge thanks also to the outgoing President Travis French for his massive contribution to the club as President for five years and to the 2016 committee members.
The Year Ahead
2017 promises to be a ground-breaking season for our club, with two exciting initiatives being launched. This year East Fremantle and Attadale junior clubs have collaborated to establish combined girls football teams. It is envisaged we will establish at least one girls team in the Year 4-6 and the Year 7-9 competition. Given early responses, we should easily achieve these objectives.
The second new initiative is an all-abilities Auskick program called Starkick which will sit alongside the regular Auskick program. This will be only the second Starkick program in Perth and the only program south of the river. More information can be found here: eastfreopower.com.au/starkick
Another change this season is the extension of the Conference Model from Year 10 teams onwards, down to Year 8 teams. Ie Year 8 teams onwards will play in a combined East and South Fremantle district (now known as Metro South), in multiple graded divisions . This should result in closer, more competitive games. For more information click this link:
For those registering for the 2017 season, Year 3 –Year 12 registration will take place during February (except Auskick). Auskick registrations will commence later in February. Team numbers need to be established by the end of February as fixtures will be confirmed in early March. Please follow this link in order to register:
Note that team sizes may be capped as they were last season (we are awaiting confirmation from the District on the cap size), which may mean some teams ‘fill up’ on a first come best dressed basis. Once full we will endeavour to swap players with other clubs in the area to fill teams and ensure no one misses out.
Around the Club
In other news, The Left Bank have offered to hold a community sundowner for our Footy Club on Sunday 19th February. As a key sponsor of our club with VIP Member passes available to all members (you should have received these last season from your team managers but more can be made available on the day), for discounted drinks etc. See you there!
Please note the following keys dates:
- EFJFC Registrations open: 30th Jan 2017
- EFJFC Community Sundowner- Leftbank: Sun 19th Feb
- EFJFC Team confirmations: 21st Feb 2017
- Jumper Presentation Day: tbc
- First Round: 29th/30th April
- Please register online, however if you have difficulties please contact the club Registrar for assistance or call Rebecca Sofield on 0439 367 139
- KidSport if you qualify for financial assistance
- We will also be seeking volunteers for coaching and team managers roles. Please get in touch with me if you would be interested in such a role, particularly if you did not undertake this role last season.
For any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via email.