After all the hard work in the preseason, Round 1 is now upon us.

St Mary’s GJFC this year will be fielding 22 teams comprising of well over 450 participants each week.

Putting this many participants on the park fully kitted out each week does not happen without a lot of dedicated people working hard in the background, so a big thank you to the Committee, Age group managers and other volunteers who have helped out to make this happen. A club this big and successful would not survive without these dedicated people.

St Mary’s GJFC prides itself on being a club that can provide a safe and enjoyable environment where each child can have an amazing experience no matter what level of football they are playing. Our success is measured on how our children grow and develop into positive role models rather than win/loss records on the scoreboard. Each one of us can support this by:

  • Encourage Fair Play
  • Respecting officials, coaches and opponents
  • Keeping your emotions in check, and
  • Upholding the club’s code of conduct.

Remember it is a game and IT IS ALL ABOUT THE KIDS !!!!

Friday Night (Tonight)

We welcome our tackers to the club tonight with a sausage sizzle and jumper presentation after their training session/ information session. Clubrooms will be open from 5.30 so any members wishing to come along and support our youngest members please feel free. The Colts side will be also holding their jumper presentation after their training session. TV’s will then be on showing the Adelaide V Collingwood game.

Sunday Night (15/4/18)

The clubrooms will be open after the last game at Whatmough Park – Approximately 5.30. Pizzas will be provided for all players and a light meal will be available for purchase at a reasonable price for Adults. Lucky Jumper draw / Raffle prizes / coach speeches will all take place. Will be great to see as many people back supporting the club after the first round and listen to the highs and hopefully not to many lows of how all the sides went.

Next Week – ANZAC round

The YJFL have nominated Round 2 as the ANZAC day round. As part of this round we have organised several events and fundraising with the Greensborough RSL. We have also organised several speakers for the Sunday Night at the club. I will have more details about the night and the speakers next week but please keep it in mind as I would like to see the rooms packed and hear some great stories from our guests.

Good luck to all sides this week. Enjoy your games and the friendships you make.

“Go Burra”!

Paul Tobin
St Mary’s Greensborough Junior Football Club