Get ready for the 2019 AFL junior season

16 MAR | BY DANIEL HYNES

We are fast approaching the start of the season. Between now and round 1, we will be conducting a variety of training sessions and team events to prepare the boys and girls for the AFL Sydney Junior 2019 season.

Below are a list of club wide events that you should be aware of. Once teams are formed, your coaches and team managers may be in contact with you regarding team specific issues.

REGISTRATIONS
If you haven’t already done so, please register as soon as possible. We are in the final stages of finalising our teams to the AFL, so we need clarity on our numbers.

In particular, we are keen to hear from any girls who are considering playing AFL. We are entering a girls team in the U10, U12, U14 & U16 competitions. This isn’t just for accomplished players. Its a great way for new girls to experience what AFL has to offer in a fun and safe environment. In the younger age groups, there is minimal tackling and the focus is on skill development.

So don’t wait any further, click here to register your child. https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=5590&formID=36056&cID=41745&nfEntityID=41745&nfEntityTypeID=3

TRAINING
Pre-season training is now in full swing. Wednesday is allocated to our youth girls teams while Thursday is for boys teams. Both sessions start at 5pm.

CLUB VOLUNTEER EDUCATION SESSIONS
For parents who would like to volunteer in helping out your child’s team, please let us know. For those who have already put their hand up, we thank you greatly.

AFL CLUB EXPO, 17 MARCH
The AFL will be conducting education sessions for both coaches and team managers at Sydney Olympic Park. We would encourage all new volunteers to attend these session.

Parents who have never coached before will be able to walk away with the necessary training and registration.

GRADING SESSION, 24 March
We enable the even spread of skills across all teams, we will be conducting trial games on Sunday 24 March between 8:30-13:00. Full details, including times when your children will be playing will be sent out closer to the date. Following this session, we will announce the teams and their respective coaches and managers.

This will be followed by further pre-season trial games on Sunday 31 March (10:00 onwards).

GUERNSEY PRESENTATIONS, 31 MARCH
After the trial games on 31 March, will be present guernsey’s to all junior players (boys and girls). Session starts at 09:30

REGULAR SEASON, 7 April onwards
The first game of the season commences on 7 April. Fixtures are not released until 2 April but will be sent out to parents and upload onto the website. In the meantime, please refer to a recent post outlining the key dates throughout the season.

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