**HOT OFF THE PRESS** The Latest News From The Vikings

AJFC AGM, ALTONA RSL, 10 OCTOBER @ 7 PM

All committee positions will be declared vacant and we're hoping that some new folks will step up to guide our great club into the future. We have had great leadership over the past five years, and it can continue with new energy. See you there!more

ALTONA FOOTBALL CLUB FAMILY DAY & AUCTION

AFC is inviting AJFC members along on Sunday, 22 September to their Family Day Auction starting at 1pm at the clubrooms. The strength of community clubs is working together. It provides an opportunity to relax, enjoy a family day and finish off the season on a high note. Free BBQ for all children who attend. Come along and support the Altona Football community. Hope to see you there.more

2013 PREMIERSHIP SIDES - U16A & U13C

Congratulations to the players and coaches of our 2013 Premiership sides! Both our U16A & U13C teams have done AJFC proud.

Our U16C, U12A and Youth Girls all got a chance at playing finals footy, but were unlucky. Well done to all those who gave it their best this season. Have another go in 2014.more

2013 AJFC FAMILY DAY - SUNDAY 28 JULY @ 4 PM

It's time for all our club members - players, volunteers and families - to come together and celebrate the 2013 season. Club awards will be announced. Commencing 4 pm but help required for set-up from any willing parents from 3 pm. Our valiant committee (Schaumby, the Treash and Robbo) will have been driving the BBQ all day during home games and we need extra parent support.more

WILLIAMSTOWN VS. ESSENDON AT BURBANK OVAL

SENIORS GAME – 2.00PM

DEVELOPMENT GAME – 9.30AM (WILLIAMSTOWN VS. COBURG)

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LEADERSHIP FORUM

A great initiative between AFC & AJFC, our two great Altona Clubs will be the AJFC Leadership night on Wednesday 12th June at 6:30pm at Altona RSL. read more.....more

FOOTY TOWN FUNDRAISER

Support your club by purchasing a copy of Footy Town : Stories of Australia's game. All profits going to our Club. Don't miss out - ordering details are on the attached flyer.more

GOOD LUCK FOR ROUND 1

Best of luck to all our teams kicking off this Sunday, 21 April. The committee has worked hard to get the kits ready, all team lists organised, and our coaches have been training our players for a competitive first round.

Play with fairness and dignity, work as a team, respect the umpires and the opposition, and most of all have fun!more

LET THE SEASON BEGIN....

Following a very successful registration day, training for all AJFC teams has commenced:

Tuesday & Thursday, 4.30 - 5.30 pm at JK Grant Reserve (with the exception of U15/16 - Tuesday & Friday, 6 - 7 pm)

Round 1 will kick off on Sunday, 21 April 2013

For all club information contact Club President: Paul Robinson (0400 512 171) or Club Administrator: Jenny Turcinovich: (0431 527 362)

2013 Coaches and their contact numbers click below:more

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

A community football club does not run on hot air. It runs with people power and good will. To keep our club strong and fun for our kids to play football, we need new members to join the ranks of our committee, which is where all of the decisions - strategic and operational - are made for our club.

The committee members who renominated at our recent AGM for 2013 are: Paul Robinson (President), Michael Schaumberg (Vice President) , David Appleby (Treasurer), Sandra Wilson (Registrar), Mim Mountney, Kerri Murphy. A new addition to the committee is Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke, our WRFL Youth Girls Best & Fairest - she is setting a fine example for her peers by getting involved.

We commend our outgoing committee members Anne Lisci, who has been Club Administrator Extraordinaire over the past three years, and Glenn Paton, who has been a coach, coaches' coordinator and committee member over the past four years. Thank you for your contribution.

It is a very rewarding endeavour to be involved in a great club - bring your skills, energy and ideas and join with us to keep quality football opportunities available for our children. Contact Sandra Wilson 0432 161 777 if you would like to know more about getting involved.more

VICTORIOUS VIKINGS!

Congratulations to our seniors, Altona Football Club, on their huge Grand Final success. Our junior club, was overjoyed to see two out of three sides win premierships (Seniors and Reserves got up; valiant effort U18s). It's a credit to the effort and energy of so many both on and off the field that the club has achieved so much this season.

At the clubrooms after the wins, there was a very telling and touching moment when Anthony Eames, coach of the seniors, presented his premiership medal to Barrie Muschialli, Club President. Two admirable pillars of the Altona Football Club's success. Small gestures speak volumes. Go Vikings! The whole community is proud of you.more

YOUTH GIRLS TAKE WRFL BEST & FAIREST

Congratulations to Shae-Lee Murphy Burke, who was awarded WRFL Youth Girls Best & Fairest, and Stephanie Webb, who was runner up at the junior presentation night in early September. Altona Junior Football Club had five nominated players from across the junior competition, all of whom polled well and we should be very proud of them all.

Lochlan Allen - 15A
Zechariah DeLeon - 11A
Matthew Turcinovich - 11A
Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke - Youth Girls
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FINALS ARE OVER - CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO GAVE THEIR BEST

Last weekend was the final round for all of our teams who played finals. Teams that went through to play finals were U11A, U15A, Youth Girls & U16C. All had a good crack, some missing out by a kick to get further into a finals campaign.

Congratulations to all players, coaches, team support volunteers who worked hard over the season to end on such a high note.more

TEAM PRESENTATION NIGHTS

To top off a great season, teams presentation nights will be at the clubrooms from 6.30 pm as follows:

U9 (Blue & White) & U10 Red - Friday, 10 August

U11A & U12B - Friday, 31 August

U13A & U14A, 14C - Friday, 24 August

Youth Girls, U15A & U16C - Wednesday, 5 September

Bar will be open, pizza will be provided for players. Committee members will be present, but extra support - arriving early to set up and helping with clean up at the end would be greatly appreciated.more

HAVE YOUR SAY

Please take 5 mins to complete our end of season survey about fundraising and social activities at the club. Your views are important to us and will help shape some of our activities next season.

Click here to take surveymore

TEAM ALLOCATIONS SEASON 2012

It is really heartening to see the numbers of our lower age group teams grow. This year we should again be able to have two U9 sides and numbers have also grown in our U13 & U14 age groups.

Every year we have the difficulty in asking some of our players to play in a higher age group due to numbers. This year is no exception and whilst at the start of the process there is some angst this quickly dissipates when all concerned realise there is little difference. By the end of the first couple of rounds all settles down and the players, and parents, make new friends and all are happy. As you can appreciate the AJFC would not be unique with this situation.

Due to the numbers in some sides, the following will take place:

A number of U11’s will join our 16 registered U12 players to form our U12 team

A number of U13’S AND U114’s will form a second U14 side.

The respective coaches will decide which players move (considering Team Selection Criteria in AJFC Season Handbook) and we seek your full support of their decisions.

We are seeking coaches for our second U9 & U14 teams so if interested please contact the club.

Should any parents need to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate to contact Paul Robinson (club President) on 0400 512 171.

PLEASE NOTE OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO HAVE AS MANY PLAYERS RUNNING AROUND ENJOYING THEIR FOOTBALL AS POSSIBLE.

 

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AGM HIGHLIGHTS - COMMITTEE RE-ELECTED FOR 2012

Congratulations to the AJFC Committee for another season well done!  The AGM held on 13 October saw the majority of committee members standing again for another season, with a new addition, Miriam Mountney, who was a great helping-hand over season 2011 at a team level and also to the ongoing Registrar, Sandra Wilson.  Many hands make light work.

David Appleby, our fantastic "Treash", was nominated for Life Membership - a very fitting honour for someone who has made an enormous contribution to the club through astute financial management and attention to detail (to name just a few of his responsibilities).

We were pleased to welcome a number of highly regarded AJFC Life Members to the AGM - Kathy Wass, (a former Club Administrator); Eleanor Vivoda (ditto) and Igor Vivoda (reigning King of the BBQ - unopposed); Steve Lawler (former Club President) and Col Davies (former Vice President). Continuing community support for a club as grand as the Vikings is critical for its success.

Our outgoing Club Administrator, Anne Lisci, was unable to be at the AGM but she was honoured for the huge contribution she has made to the club and congratulated by all for being awarded WRFL Woman of the Year - go, get 'em girl!

You don't have to be woman of the year to be Club Administrator - in fact, you don't even have to be a woman.  It is a big job, but is well-defined and there is support from a very professional and hardworking committee.  Anne will give a guiding hand to the new incumbent. If you're interested, give us a call.

2012 Committee as elected:

Paul Robinson (President)
Michael Schaumberg (Vice President)
David Appleby (Treasurer)
Vacant (Club Administrator)
Sandra Wilson (Registrar)
Anne Lisci (General Committee)
Glenn Paton (General Committee)
Kerri Murphy (General Committee)
Miriam Mountney (General Committee)
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A BIG THANK YOU - OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR STRENGTH

Altona Junior Football Club enjoys the enormous support of many talented and passionate people who each help to make the football season a huge success by volunteering their time, expertise and energy.  Without our volunteers, we would not be able to offer community football to junior players.  

To all those people who make a difference by filling the important roles of coach, team manager, trainer, committee, fundraising, BBQ-ing, newsletter writing, umpiring, scoring, timekeeper, water person, jumper washing - in fact everything that is part of the workings of our club:

THANK YOU for YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO SEASON 2011

We hope we can welcome you back in season 2012 for another rewarding season of community football.

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AFL QUALITY CLUB PROGRAM - AJFC ACHIEVES SILVER

The AJFC committee is proud that the club has achieved Silver Accreditation under the AFL's Quality Club Program.  During the 2011 season, the committee has focussed efforts on risk assessment and management, volunteer recognition, committee training, trainer accreditation - all initiatives to make our club a strong community club that benefits our players, volunteers and families.  Congratulations!

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GLORY (U12B) AND GALLANTRY (U16C)

Congratulations to our two teams that played in Grand Finals last Sunday.  

Glory to our U12B side, who defeated Albion 4.14-44 to 4.4.28.  

Gallant is what our U16C side were as they played hard but missed out on the winners' trophy going down to Glenorden 10.10-70 to 13.6-84.

Click below for match reports.

Well done to all our fabulous players. You're a credit to our great club!  GO VIKINGS!

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TWO MORE GRAND FINALS FOR VIKINGS U12B & U16C

Our U12B & U16C sides will welcome support as they seek victory this coming weekend, like our stellar U16A side last weekend.

Get behind the teams at Old Westbourne No. 2 Ground

Altona (U12B) v Albion - 10.40 am

Altona (U16C) v Glenorden - 2.30 pm

GO VIKINGS

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U16A VIKINGS VICTORIOUS

Our U16A side was victorious at last weekend's Grand Final defeating St Bernard's 21.15-141 to 10.10-70.  See the boys celebrating their win with proud coach, Barry Norton....

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FINALS FEVER - VIKINGS ARE HOT

This coming weekend will see our Vikings U16A side play off in the Grand Final against St Bernards.  Get behind the boys at Old Westbourne No. 1 ground for a 2.20 pm bounce.

Our Vikings U16C & 12B sides have also got Grand Final berths with grounds and opposition sides to be advised after this weekend's deciders.

GO VIKINGS!

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Wayne Carey pep talks Vikings U16s for Grand Finals

Vikings U16A & U16C players had a very special mentoring session with football great, Wayne Carey, at this week's training session.  As both teams head into WRFL grand finals, you couldn't hear a pin drop as "The King" shared with players how he physically and mentally prepared for big games. It's a credit to former great players who put back into community football and give inspiration to our developing players.

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A Day of Finals Footy at Vikings home ground

J.K. Grant Reserve, Altona, hosted a second Sunday of 2011 Junior Finals footy and these pictures tell their own story...

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