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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



Registration Day for the 2015 season is Sunday the 22nd February 2015. Details will be posted on the web site early next year. 

2015 U16 UPDATES

Coaching Appointments:

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.  

Optional Sunday Training Sessions Jan 2015 (Run, Swim, Light Ball work)

As in previous years, some summer sessions will recommence this Sunday the 18th Jan at Eastern Beach starting at 9:30am - this will be in conjunction with the U14's. 


2015 U14 UPDATES

We would like to provide a further update for STMJFC U14's for SEASON 2015 for those boys who are intending to play (and their parents).
Just on that note, if any boys who receive this email are NOT intending to play for St Mary's this year, could you please advise Matt, Darren and myself. Firstly, it helps us understand the reasons why that is the case, as we never want to lose players from our club, and secondly it assists us with planning of the number of teams/players we may have for the year. Also, if you know of any new boys that want to join St Mary's in 2015, then please invite them down to training or give them our contact details which are below.
At this stage we believe we will have 3 teams at U14 level, but that will depend on overall numbers.

Coaching Appointments
U14As – As advised late 2014, Matt Farrow has been appointed our U14A coach for Season 2015. A great appointment for our U14 group having managed the U14B team last year under the guidance of Marty Christensen. John Toone will lead the Mgmgt of the team for 2015.
U14B's / U14Cs – Player numbers & Coaching Appointments will be confirmed as we get closer to the season. We are working closely with Darren Savickas and others to ensure we provide the right structure and support in place for 2015.

I will be coordinating the U14 program, and help determine player numbers and teams for the 2015 Season.
 OPTIONAL Sunday Training Sessions JANUARY (Run, Swim, Light Ball work)
Optional summer sessions have recommenced on Sunday mornings at Eastern Beach starting @ 9.30am – these sessions will include U16 boys in attendance. Meet on the flat grass near Pool area – and remember to bring a towel!

The next session is scheduled for Sunday 1st February, when most boys are either back at school or returning that week. This is a great opportunity for the upcoming U12 group to network with the older lads.
We understand that many boys will already be playing other sports or participate in other activities over Summer that keep them occupied. On that basis, we would like to stress that any sessions up until the start of actual training this Season are purely OPTIONAL and will be designed to help foster fitness, fun, practicing proper technique and a positive team culture. We will not be making judgment on any boy who does not attend, but at the same time acknowledge there are some boys who are keen to improve in some aspects be it fitness, strength, skill level or football knowledge.
Regular U14 Training Commences
The plan is to commence formal training on Mondays and Wednesdays in February commencing on Monday 16th February 2015. Training will be based at the club, although we may need to use different venues subject to ground availability etc.
Boys should lock the date in and try and get to as many sessions as they can as early as possible. We are assessing the ground availability for the full year and there maybe an opportunity to secure Tuesday and Thursday during the regular season, we will advise of any change of days, this is subject to the umpires needs on the cricket ground and to avoid clashes, as we get further information we will communicate.

U14's Parents Briefing for the 2015 Season

Monday 2nd March 2015, 6.00pm
at St Mary's Clubrooms –  For this meeting, we will be sharing the U14 coaching philosophy, provide details of the U14 Camp and also  explain the selection process and upcoming practice matches and grading games. A separate email will be sent to those people we have already identified that might be keen to be involved, but if you want to help out then please contact me just in case and I will add you to that list….
 St Mary's F&NC Season 2015 Registration Day
We understand that this is likely to be on Sunday 22nd February at the club but we will provide an official update closer to then.

And as with all club communication, always remember to check the website for any updates:

U14 Camp Cottage By The Sea Saturday and Sunday 14-15th March - LOCK IT IN
We have secured the cottage by the sea for Saturday 14th and Sunday the 15th March, this a great weekend for the lads to get together pre season, we of course ensure that we follow the appropriate Health and Safety requirements as well as ensuring we have volunteers that have completed "Working with Children Checks" etc.

Please find attached details of the camp and registration pack.

As previously advised we have
If you have any questions or comments about any of the above, or your contact details need updating, please contact one of the following:

Myself                          (0417) 383 020
Matt Farrow                   (0487) 438 288
Darren Savickas                    (0408) 762 217
Best Regards


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 0438011016                             Newtown Little League David Bourke - 0426 218 816
Under 14's David Batson - 0417 383 020
Under 16's Kevin McMahon - 0457 507 202
or Andrew Batson - 0437 500 341

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