Welcome to all participating children and parents to Auskick 2015. Our sessions run every Friday night from 5-6pm commencing Friday 17 April, 2015 and concludin 31 July, 2015. Please see Auskick 2015 timetable for dates and activities (subject to change).
The first step is to register online and this is done via NAB Auskick Link. Upon registration each child will receive a kit that is depicted within the registration brochure. This kit will be sent to you nominated address.
Our regular skills clinics will run from 5 - 6pm. Friday evenings at the St Mary’s Sporting Club, Kardinia Park West, La Trobe Tce, Geelong.
Although football is a wet weather sport, as in the past it has been decided that in the event of a wet Friday evening the particular clinic will be cancelled. Our usual indicator is that if it is raining at 4.45pm on the Friday, no clinic will be held. We will also add a notice to www.facebook.com/StMarysGeelong and twitter.com/stmarys_sc.
Auskick is a volunteer run program. Our aim is to help children be interested in sport, to learn co-ordination skills, to be part of a team, and above all to have fun, without the emphasis on competition.
Parent participation is also encouraged to assist in their child's activities. We would appreciate as many parents to become involved in assisting in the various activities/drills that are undertaken. Our policy is for children not to be left at Auskick without parents being present at the football club during the sessions.
We look forward to an enjoyable Auskick working together with the children and parents alike.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Auskick Coordinator:
St Mary’s Auskick Co-ordinator
Ph: 0423 021258
UNDER 9 to UNDER 12's
Welcome to the 2015 NLL season we look forward to seeing you all and welcome all new players Key Points and dates as we move forward:
Registrations and Memberships
Many of you will have received your rego email with AFL Barwon. Membership can be done fully online. Both FootyWeb - AFL Barwon and the Club. Please visit www.stmaryssc.com/membership-options to obtain full instructions . This can all be done online !!
Any concerns Gab Ling is available on Gab@roderick.com.au<mailto:Gab@roderick.com.au>.
Training for under 9, 10, 11 and 12's prior to the first game will be on the following Thursday nights from approximately 4.00 pm
- Thursday 19th of March
- Thursday 26th of March
- Thursday 2nd of April No training School Holidays / Easter Break
- Thursday 9th of April
- Saturday 11th April 1st Game season commences
For this age group training is optional & non-attendance will not affect players eligibility to play on Saturday.
Please be aware that Round 1 is the last weekend of school holidays.
If you require any further information please feel free to call Andrew Batson on 0437 500 341
We look forward to seeing you all soon
2015 Membership and VNA and AFL Barwon registration
Reminder Club Membership Days is this Sunday 1 March. As previously stated all league registration VNA and AFL Barwon is being done online for 2015.
All existing Netball and Football players should check your inboxes for your Footyweb renewal or your VNA renewal instructions have been emailed. These are system generated emails – so check your junk mail if you cannot find it.
Please read carefully and follow the instructions as outlined in your email. We know this is a new process and as such may seem difficult, however we have worked hard to try to make the process as simple as we possibly can within the confines of the two systems and our own. We request your patience and support with this process. It is aimed at making less work for volunteers.
Please email Gabrielle Ling at firstname.lastname@example.org for football and email@example.com for netball if you have had no contact from the club with regard to VNA payments or FoxSports (FootyWeb) registration. include in your email the correct email address, player/child’s full name, sport and DOB and you will be sent a new link to commence registration.
Information can also be found on our new website at http://stmaryssc.com/membership-options
A Message From The President - John McMahon.
Dear Fellow Members,
You will be aware of recent media articles (GA 8 Jan) suggesting the transfer of management responsibilities from the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) to the Kardinia Park Trust, a state government body administered in Melbourne.
The transfer principle received bipartisan support prior to the recent state election and it now appears imminent under the new government.
The establishment processes have not been transparent and other Park tenants including Geelong Cricket Club, Geelong Netball association and the Geelong Umpires League have had not consultation in respect to appointments of members to the Trust, be they interim appointments or long term or indeed the processes for their appointment.
This advice to you is an assurance that the Board through myself and our Secretary Dennis Davie, with assistance from Scott Hosking and Sean Blood, are closely monitoring developments and providing the lead role in ensuring our, St. Mary’s Sporting Club rights within the park are protected.
In response to questions we put to Mr. Steve Bracks in respect to the lack of transparency in the establishment processes for the Trust, he responded that a response will be forthcoming.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have but please understand we do not have any answers to the myriad of questions that this issue raises.
We are committed to protecting our interests and will keep you informed of any developments as they occur.
Regards,John (Little Jock) McMahon President St. Mary’s Sporting Club Geelong”
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO MEMBERSHIP DAY -
Membership Day moved to Sunday 1st March 10am to 2pm. Details of the registration will be forwarded via email to all existing members via email within the next week. If you are new to the club in 2015 we welcome you to come along and we will have more information posted shortly to assist you.
NEW WEB PAGE
The new St Mary's web page is finally up and running. This new web site is more user friendly, easier to navigate and has access to Facebook and Twitter.
The page will be used for 2015 Registration for fottball and netball. The old web page will be di-enabled in the near future.
Please check out the new web page at www.stmaryssc.com
Huge thanks to Fiona Greig for her tireless working getting this web page up and running.
2015 Junior Netball Tryouts - CHANGE OF DATES
2015 Junior Netball Tryouts - CHANGE OF DATES
All trials to be held at Kardinia Park Netball Courts
13/U - Sunday 8/2 and 15/2
15/U - Thursday 12/2 and Thursday 19/2 (with an option of a third if needed)
17/U - Thursday 12/2 and Thursday 19/2 (with an option of a third if needed)
Further details and registration is online. Existing members have received an email with all details. New members will register online and then receive further instruction via email.
2015 Don Mathieson golf day
Friday 20th March 2015
4 man Ambrose
Curlewis Golf Club
7.30 Am Start
Hole sponsorship $990 per group of 4
$100 per player
Lunch, drinks, guest speakers and heaps of prizes
Get in early to book contact
Sean Blood 0408 223 233
Andrew Batson 0437 500 341
2015 U16 UPDATES
U16As - Troy Mitchell
U16B, C, D - Players numbers & coaching appointments will be confirmed as we get closer to the season.
We also welcome Ben Mc Carthy who has been playing Reserves at St Marys over the last few years and has expressed an interest to be involved with our U16 group for 2015.
Marty Christensen will be helping to coordinate the U16 program and help determine player numbers and teams for the season with support from Kevin McMahon.
Optional Summer Training Sessions 2014/2015
We would like to schedule some optional mid-week training sessions over the summer months for the U16 boys (early morning and /or afternoons) for those U16 boys who are interested in getting out for a run or kick. We are actually very keen for the boys themselves to help drive aspects of the program over summer. Boys should bring runners along to these sessions, not boots.
2015 U14 UPDATES
U14As - Matt Farrow
U14B's - Darren Savickas
U14Cs - To Be Confirmed
2015 Camp "Save the Date"
Cottage by the Sea - March 14th and 15th 2015. We understand that may clash with other sports but we have locked this in as the weather should be better that time of year. The forms are on the Document link on the toolbar.
2015 Training Dates - Mondays and Wednesdays
Monday 16th February Kick Off at St Marys.
U14's Parents and Players Briefing for 2015 Season
Monday 2nd March 2015, 6.00pm at St Marys Clubrooms after Training
If you have any questions please call David Batson on 0417 383 020 and we hope to see you at the "Optional" Sunday sessions.
Expressions of interest 2015 Junior coaches and volunteer positions
Expressions of interest are sought for the following age groups.
- Junior Netball Coaches - Saturday and Friday night - all age groups
- Newtown Little League Under 9/ 10/ 11/ and 12's
- GJFL Under 14's A, B, C and 16's A,B,C
Coaches / Team managers / Runners / Time keepers / Interchange stewards / 1st Aid attendants / trainers
Training and qualifications for all positions provided at the clubs expense
If you are interested in any of these roles please contact the following
Junior Netball Fiona Greig firstname.lastname@example.org 0438011016 Newtown Little League David Bourke email@example.com - 0426 218 816
Under 14's David Batson firstname.lastname@example.org - 0417 383 020
Under 16's Kevin McMahon Kevin.MCMAHON@ndis.gov.au - 0457 507 202
or Andrew Batson email@example.com - 0437 500 341
New Electronic Scoreboard
The St Mary’s new electronic scoreboard will hopefully be fully installed this week. The scoreboard has some great functionality and will be a great asset for the club to cover all our junior and senior games.
There also will be a smaller electronic scoreboard installed on the roof prior to the season starting for people to see from the East side of the ground. We would like to thank all those who supported the purchase of the scoreboard - your support is much appreciated.
Also for installation a big thank you to PJ & T motors along with Dennis Davie and Laurie Diamond for co-ordinating the installation.
We are also looking into purchasing a netball electronic scoreboard
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CLUB SONG: (sung to the tune of It's A Grand Old Flag)
It's a grand old flag, it's a high flying flag,
It's the emblem for me and for you
It's the emblem of, the team we love,
The team of the green and the blue.
Every heart beats true, for the green and blue
As we sing this song to you, (what do we sing)
Should auld acquaintances be forgot
Keep your eye on the green and blue