Friday, December 16, 2016

16 December Newsletter



A Great Turn-Out for the Girls Youth Team!

A fantastic turn out for the Girls pre-season training on Tuesday. Well done to the Team for coming down after such a hot afternoon and giving their all at Training! There is still time, obviously, to get on board if you're interested in joining The Viking Girls. Under the guidance of our Awesome New Coach Abbey Brown, the Girls are setting up to have a really positive Season in 2017.




Congratulations to Our Sports Star, 
James Curran!

A big Congratulations to James Curran from this year's Under 12's, who won the Sports and Values Award for 2016 at his Grade 6 Graduation this week. Keep up the great work James!




The AJFC always welcome Sponsors to the Club and have a variety of options available. If you or your organisation would like to be part of the 2017 Season, please contact the Club to discuss how you can be part of something great!
ajfcadmin@gmail.com
info@altonajuniorfootballclub.com





AND...
with 8 days until Christmas, The Altona Junior Football Club 
wishes you all a wonderful Christmas and safe travels!
Go Vikings!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

2017 Youth Girls Coach announcement


AFJC is pleased to announce the 2017 Youth Girls Coach...


Employed by AFL Victoria as a 2017 Game Development Officer, Abbey has a very impressive resume and list of personal achievements both as a Footballer and Education Teacher. Abbey successfully completed a Bachelor of Education (P-12) Physical Education in 2016, and has also won various Academic and Sports Awards. In 2010 & 2011, Abbey was awarded Female Sports Person of the Year Awards, was the Winner of the 2011 Long Tan Leadership Award, Winner of the 2012 Caltex All-Rounder Award, and also awarded a Scholarship with Victoria University. Abbey was also Co-Captain with the Westbourne Youth Girls Football Club, and participated as a player in the 2012 Interleague team with the Youth Girls Football League.  A Level 1 Accredited Coach, Abbey is excited to be a part of the Altona Junior Football Club, and looking forward to leading the Youth Girls team for season 2017. We offer a huge WELCOME to Abbey and wish her all the best coaching our Girls next year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Another Superstar in our ranks!


Coaches Endeavour Award

A Big CONGRATULATIONS to Jess Ogilvie, from the Vikings U12s, on receiving the Coach's Endeavour Award for his efforts on the Year 7 Westbourne Grammar Football Team. Only one of two awards handed out across the year levels at his school for excellence in Sport, it is awarded for effort and commitment to the team. 
A very competitive award and a great accomplishment for Jess.
Keep up the awesome work Kids and we'll have a great Vikings Season in 2017!


Well Done Jess!
If you have any great stories or news to share with the AJFC Community, 
feel free to email us at
ajfcnewsletter@gmail.com 

Monday, December 5, 2016

5th Dec, 2016.

Leaders on and off the Field!

We have a lot of fantastic Leaders & Team Players on our Junior Teams at the Vikings but today at Altona Primary, Finn Puher and Luke Dyke (from Our 2016 Under 11 Premiers) and Mackenzie Callus (from our Girls Youth Squad) were awarded House Captain roles for next year, as part of a Leadership Team of 12 Students, voted in by their peers for showing great Leadership within the school.

Well Done to all 3 and best wishes for the Year ahead!

If YOU have any great stories or news to share with the AJFC Community, feel free to email us at
ajfcnewsletter@gmail.com 





Sunday, December 4, 2016

Youth Girls Team- Additional Training sessions


Additional Pre-Season Training
for our Youth Girls Group

The Club has arranged for 2 more pre-season training sessions for our awesome Girls line up. It's not too late to come along and try it out!
Tuesday 13th December : 6pm-7pm
Monday 19th December : 4.30pm-5.30pm
Location : Altona Football Club  - Oval 3 (next to the Council offices)

All you need is a Water bottle, runners and sun screen!

Come and give it a try - Everyone is welcome.

Be apart of something great!


For further information, you are welcome to contact us:
ajfcrego@gmail.com


Thursday, December 1, 2016

The AJFC needs your help! (It's not hard, we promise!)



The AFJC asks that you kindly complete the survey attached to the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSCYF5D

It refers to the Clubs Mission Statement &Values and your feedback would be appreciated!

 Thank you for your help!

Numero Uno Celebrates 10 years!

Celebrating 10 Years in Business
Congratulations Numero Uno!

Congratulations to one of our valued Sponsors - Sam and John at Numero Uno Pizza and Pasta. Last week they celebrated 10 years since taking over the iconic Altona Pizza shop and becoming part of the Altona community.
Sam, John, and their son Ryan run the local business that is a favourite with many locals.
Numero Uno have supported many local clubs over the years and in recent years have become a strong supporter of the Altona Junior Football Club, embracing it as their football club.
When we asked why Numero Uno sponsor our club? John replied, “He loves to see the look on the kid’s faces when they come in with their awards”. He knows the weekly team award they contribute makes a player’s day. The Coaches use the award to encourage and reward young players for doing their best.
Numero Uno is open 7 days a week. On Monday to Friday from 10am to late, and for breakfast from 8:30am on the weekends. If you aren’t already a regular, drop in and try them out. You won’t be disappointed.

It’s through the generous support of people like Sam and John that our club remains strong and we can ensure that our young people continue to have a great football club to be proud of.


Congratulations Numero Uno
from the AJFC!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

29Nov Newsletter




LAST REMINDER!!



Registration Night - This Friday (2nd Dec)
6pm - 8pm

Social Rooms, Grant Reserve.
Registrations for the new season 2017 are now open - click here
All returning and new players welcome!
All players $190.00
If you are unable to attend on the night please register your intention to play HERE.
Sportsafe Australia will be available for custom mouthguard fittings on the night. 


And....



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Setting Our Players and Supporters a Challenge!!


A challenge to all the Competative AJFC Players out there!
Learn our Club song before the beginning of next season to sound like the
Proud and Strong Club we are!!
Go Vikings!!
The AJFC is now on Instagram!!!

Try our new Instagram page: 
ajfcnewsletter

It's early days but we welcome you to follow us on Instagram for the 2017 Season and if you have any awesome, encouraging, positive photos you would like the Club to share, please email them to ajfcnewsletter@gmail.com for consideration

Monday, November 21, 2016

AFL Coach launches the 2017 Coach Support Program

Gavin Brown, North Melbourne FC Senior Development Coach, helped launch the 2017 Dynamic Footy Skills Coach Support Program on Saturday 19th November. Gavin delivered a Professional Development Skills session, putting DFS and local Coaches through their paces.


Altona Juniors Coach Coordinator, Jason Walsh, was one of a handful of Club Coaches selected to participate in the skills session with other DFS coaches. “The 2017 DFS Coach Support Program this year is called AFL2U. It will deliver the latest elite level techniques, drills and skills to assist Coaches. The Altona Junior Football Club will benefit from being exposed to these types of workshops. They assist our Club Coaches to keep up with current trends, techniques and help provide sound knowledge with the latest skills, training drills, and game day strategies. We will also modify our Clubs training programs to incorporate this information” said Jason.                                                       

2017 Under 11's Coach appointed

The AJFC are happy to announce...
Brett Robinson Appointed Under 11 Coach for 2017
Brett Robinson – Under 11's Coach for 2017

After two fantastic seasons as the Under 10 Coach, Brett was again chosen to coach the Under 11’s for the 2017 season.  It’s always an exciting season for this age group as they transfer through to their first year of competition football which now consists of game points and a position on a ladder.  Always positive and approachable, Brett is able to engage, communicate and teach in an environment that is challenging for most of us. Brett is a Level 1 Accredited Coach and plans to ensure skill development remains the core focus, and is looking forward to introducing his team to competition football. We wish his all the best for the another great season with The Vikings!

A Notice from the President

A reminder to our Altona Junior Football Club community that on Friday 2nd December between 6pm and 8pm there is an opportunity to Meet the coaches and Register for the upcoming 2017 season. If you can’t make it, you are able to register online. All existing players should have received an email regarding this. If you haven’t you can visit the WRFL website and register through there.
New and transferring players can also register through the WRFL website, or email ajfcrego@gmail.com for information.
Sportsafe Mouth Guard fittings will take place on Registration Night, and we will look to have a second fitting night in the New Year for those that can’t make it.
We have opened registrations earlier than normal since some teams are starting their pre-season training in the coming weeks. The club takes out an insurance policy that covers all our players and volunteers, therefore, it is recommended that players are registered with our club as soon as possible to be covered under the policy.
Opening registrations early will also help us determine the number of players and confirm team nominations to the WRFL.
I understand that with Christmas looming, some families may not be able to pay the $190 AJFC fee at the moment. This is fine, I urge you to register the player and pay the $10 WRFL fee. The club fees can be paid in the New Year and will not become overdue until Round 1.
With the generous support of “Numero Uno Pizza and Pasta” there is a terrific AJFC sports bag as a registration gift. This gift will be made available to each player once the full fees are paid.



 A reminder that preseason training is starting this weeks as outlined below;

Pre-Season Training Schedule
U17 Squad –
Starting Monday 21st November, every Monday & Thursday
5.00pm – 6.30pm 
Civic Office Oval
U15 –
Starting Tuesday 22nd November, every Tuesday until 20th December
5.00pm – 6.30pm
JK Grant Marching Girls Oval (St Johns)
U14 –
Starting Thursday 1st December, every Thursday until 22nd December
5.00pm – 6.30pm
JK Grant Marching Girls Oval (St Johns)
U13 –
Starting Thursday 24th November, every Thursday until 22nd December
4.30pm – 6.00pm
JK Grant Marching Girls Oval (St Johns)
U12 - U8's and Youth Girls -
TBA

Looking forward to see the Vikings in full swing soon.

Vito Rubino
AJFC President 2017

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Pre-Season Training Schedule

U17 Squad –
Starting Monday 21st November, every Monday & Thursday
5.00pm – 6.30pm 
Civic Office Oval

U15 –
Starting Tuesday 22nd November, every Tuesday until 20th December
5.00pm – 6.30pm
JK Grant Marching Girls Oval (St Johns)

U14 –
Starting Thursday 1st December, every Thursday until 22nd December
5.00pm – 6.30pm
JK Grant Marching Girls Oval (St Johns)

U13 –
Starting Thursday 24th November, every Thursday until 22nd December
4.30pm – 6.00pm
JK Grant Marching Girls Oval (St Johns)

U12 - U8's and Youth Girls -
TBA

See you there!!!

Registrations Are Open

Season 2017 Registration

 
Registrations for the new season 2017 are now open - click here
 
Registration Day is Friday Night, 2nd December 2016.
6pm to 8pm. Social Rooms, Grant Reserve.
All returning and new players welcome.
All players $190.00
 
If you are unable to attend on the night please register your intention to play HERE.
 
Sportsafe Australia will be available for custom mouthguard fittings on the night.
 
 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Under 17 Pre-Season Training

Notice to all Under 17 Players:

Coach John Szanyi welcomes all Under 17 players to Season 2017. Preseason commences on Monday 21st November, Civic Parade Oval (Next to Council Office), at 5.00pm until 6.30pm.
 
Bring along water, sneakers and wear Vikings training attire if you have it.  
 
New players welcome.
 
 
**Younger age groups will commence preseason training a little later in year... stay tuned.
 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Positions Vacant


ALTONA JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

Are requesting expressions of interest for the following

Positions Vacant

Treasurer:

The AJFC Treasurer is a pivotal position within the committee and one that is essential to both a successful and financial club. The role includes but is not limited to the controlling of expenditure throughout year, setting budgets and counting money. As much, or as little as you can give is all that we ask. A sound knowledge of spreadsheets and minimal book-keeping skills would be beneficial. Ongoing assistance and a full handover will be offered.

 

Social Media Guru:

In this position, you will be the Herald of the Vikings! An avid interest in social media and familiarity with all its platforms is ideal but not essential. All information is edited and ready for ‘print’. Includes updating the online newsletter weekly, milestone games & heartland winners when they come to hand, updating sponsor’s material and notifying the community of upcoming AJFC events.

 

Youth Girls Coaches:

We are seeking interest from anyone, male or female, who would like to coach the Youth Girls this season. It’s an exciting time for the Vikings and women’s football in general, so now is the time to act. This position will have ongoing support, training, assistance in attaining your Coaches Accreditation and invitations to coaching forums, meetings and seminars as they come to hand. FYI: Upcoming Event – Female Coaching Forum on the 13th November. A forum not to be missed if you are keen to coach. No experience necessary, just a real love and excitement for female footy.

 

Under 8 & Under 11 Coaches

We are continuing our search for successful applicants who possess a strong commitment to all players, while showing a fervent approach to teaching the required skill level for their nominated age groups. Applicant will be committed, motivated and welcoming, while inspiring each player to be their best. With ongoing support and guidance from our Coaches Co-Ordinator and dedicated committee, successful applicants will thrive at the Altona Junior Football Club, and exude a deep passion for Junior Football. All applicants must have a current Working with Children Card, Current Coaching Accreditation preferred but not required. All applicants will be considered.

Please forward your interest for any position to Naomi at
                                                              ajfcadmin@gmail.com or call 0431 527362

Friday, October 21, 2016

ANNOUNCING OUR 2017 COACHES

 

2017 COACHES

The Coach Selection Panel and Committee are proud to announce the appointment of the following Coaches for the 2017 season.
We are still seeking a number of coaches, so if you are interested, please contact Naomi at ajfcadmin@gmail.com 
No experience necessary, just a passion for football.