CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FALCON PLAYERS.
Congratulations to the following players who have made the Falcons list for 2014.
- Joe Maishman
- Jackson Nelson
- Harry Kol
- Doug Bond
- Damian McMahon
- Bailey Biggs
- Max Augerinos
- Nick Connors
- Nick Maishman
- Luke Henry
- Jack Henry
- Lochie Morwood
- Darby Schilder
- Paddy Dowling
- Peterson Kol.
The club wishes all these boys the best for the 2014 season.
TRAINERS COURSE 2014.
There is a Trainers course being run at AFL Barwon on Sunday April 6. If anyone is interested in becoming a trainer for one of the St.Mary's sides please contact Kevin McMahon on 0457 507 202 or Andrew Batson on 0437 500 341. The cost of the course is $195 which St.Mary's will fund for those wanting to become a trainer for the year.
ST MARY'S SPORTING CLUB REGISTRATION
Club Registration Day was held on Sunday, 23 February 11am – 3pm at the Clubrooms.
All junior parts of the club will have received email instructions on how to re-register for 2014. Please check your emails and follow the instructions carefully.
As this is the first year of online registrations for most areas of the Club please take your time and follow the steps, however you may have a queries and we are here to assist. Assistance information is provided in the email.
A BIG thank you to all that have completed an online registration in netball, GFL and NLL. This is wonderful and will assist with our volunteer workload enormously.
If you have not received an email it may be that your details on the system are out of date. If this is the case please attend Club Registration Day and we will assist you to update the necessary forms. This is why we are going through this process. Going forward you will be able to manage your own details and update them as needed, should your address, phone or email change you can simply use your username/password.
Forms you may need – please read your email first, as the forms are different
- 2014 Memberships
- 2014 New Member Registration Form - new to the Club
- New Newtown Little League Player Registration - Played Auskick 2013 moving to Newtown Little League 2014
- 2014 Existing Player Registration Payment Form – how you pay
- AFL Barwon Football Clearance and Registration Form
- 2014 AFL Barwon Netball Clearance and Registration Form
PARENTS - Things to note:
1. You must complete this online form for each player where online is available.
2. Newtown Little League, Geelong Football League, Netball Geelong and Auskick have their own databases. You will receive separate instruction for players in these leagues.
3. The Club must maintain an accurate member database for four leagues, plus a separate database for past players, sponsors and social members. This is an enormous undertaking so your assistance with this process will be greatly appreciated and will significantly reduce the workload for our Club volunteers.
IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND REGO DAY
If you were not able to attend Club Registration Day you must still complete the steps as outlined in your email. YOU will find payment instructions in the email and on the required forms.
Registration day is open to players, supporters and members of all ages and will include footy drills and games for the juniors.
St Mary's Sporting Club Merchandise will be for sale on the day and orders taken. Payments can be made by cash, credit card, eftpos and cheque.
We look forward to seeing you there.
UNDER 9'S TO U12'S TRAINING UPDATED 11th MARCH 2014.
Training for u9 to u11 will be this Thursday (13th March) 4-5pm at St Marys, followed by Sunday 23rd March 10-11am and again Thursday 27th March at St Marys FC 4-5pm in readiness for round 1 on April 4th and 5th.
Under 12s (born 2002) will be training at Friers Reserve (Fyans St) 4.30 till 5.30 Thursdays commencing 13th March. Teams are being organised and families will notified in coming weeks of the teams. Training is for fun and not compulsory, if your child can not make training that is OK.
Once teams are sorted coaches will be contacting players. Any questions please call David Bourke 0426218816
The age group coordinators/contacts are as follows:
- Under 12 (players born 2002) - David Bourke 0426218816
- Under 11 (born 2003) and under 10 (born 2004) - Stephen Mew 0417116101
- Under 9 (born 2005 & 2006) - Chris O'Donoghue 0447447192 and David Bourke 0426218816
AUSKICK REGISTRATION AND PACK COLLECTION
St Mary's Auskick Program for 2014 will kick off on Friday 2 May from 5pm at St Mary's clubrooms. We thank Jason and Sally Flynn who have coordinated the program for the past two years. If you have a query regarding Auskick please email email@example.com.
The Club Auskick Pack Collection will be held Sunday April 13 from 11am. You must remember to go online and register prior to the pack collection day.
Auskick is a safe, fun environment developed to help kids learn the basics of football and is open to younger aged boys and girls. St Mary's Auskick program is held every Friday night commencing Friday 2 May at 5pm.
AUSKICK REGISTRATION - COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS
The AFL Gameday ticket offer will run in 2014 as per the 2013 program where participants who register and pay online for Auskick at a Victorian centre by Sunday, March 30 will receive four complimentary tickets to a selected AFL game.
Please note no guarantees are made that a participant will be offered complimentary tickets to a game involving their team of support. Communication will go out to eligible participants after the March 30 cut off date on how to access their tickets.
2014 JUNIOR NETBALL TRYOUTS
Tryouts for junior netball teams are for Saturday Div 1 and Div 2 teams only. Try outs are not required for players wanting to play on a Friday night for 11/U, 13/U, 15/U and 17/U. Round one of all netball tryout have been completed. The 15/U squad is now selected and with one more round of tryouts for the 13/U and 17/U teams. For 2014 season and as per last year we anticipate a large number of teams in all age levels which is wonderful for the Club and junior netball. We welcome all new and existing players.
Any queries please contact the junior netball coordinators Fiona Greig or Bern Boxer.
SENIORS PRACTICE MATCHES.
March 7th (Friday) six quarter game starting at 6pm against Torquay at North Torquay. Seniors and reserves.
March 16th (Sunday) Colt’s at 10am, Reserves 12pm and seniors at 2pm. This is against Sandhurst (Bendigo Football league) @ East Geelong.
March 22nd (Saturday)Colts at 10, Reserves 12pm and seniors at 2pm. V’s Aberfeldie @East Geelong.
U14 Weekend Camp - Cottage by the Sea Queenscliff
At this point we have secured the weekend of Sat-Sunday 12th and 13th JULY
2014 during School Holidays, further information will be circulated closer to the date regarding registration and logistics.
If anyone has any questions in regards to the 2014 program please give David Batson a call on 0417 383 020.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT FOR COACHES, TEAM MANAGERS, RUNNERS, TRAINERS AND MORE FOR THE 2014.
As the 2014 junior season approaches the St Mary's Sporting Club is seeking expressions of interest from volunteers interested in being coaches, coordinators, team managers, runners, first aid attendants, goal umpires and time keeper for junior netball or football.
Expression of interest is sought for all levels of junior football including Auskick under 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 16 teams. For netball expressions of interest are sought for 11/U, 13/U, 15/U and 17/U.
The club will provide the appropriate accreditation and training for those that are interested in coaching and any other roles that maybe of interest. If you would like to volunteer and be a part of the junior program at St Mary's Sporting Club or require any further information please contact Andrew Batson on 0437 500 341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For netball please contact Fiona Greig on email@example.com.
Please find here the wine order form also raising funds for the 2014 ST MARY’S CULTURAL EXCHANGE TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA.
SMS SERVICE TO ALL MEMBERS
St Mary's utilises a SMS service to get text messages to our players, members and supporters. If you receive a message from either mobile number 0407 887 938 or St Marys, then you have received that message as part of a bulk TXT service. Please do not reply to that TXT as it is not a monitored service. If you wish to opt out, then please send back a TXT with the just the word REMOVE in the subject line.
Please Note: if you are a player and you opt to be removed, you will not receive information about change of venues, change of start time for game, training info or any request from your coach, team manager or co-ordinator. It's strongly recommended that all players stay on the bulk TXT service.
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