Boot Out Breast Cancer Day

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Belmont FC’s Boot Out Breast Cancer Day will be held on July the 27th.

We will proudly be pink for the day with the teams wearing their pre-purchased pink socks for the event as well as some additional items that have been purchased.

Don’t forget to purchase an entry guessing how many lollies are in the jar in our guessing competition in the weeks leading up to the event.

Our teams whether home or away will look outstanding donning the pink socks raising money for the local charity. Home teams will help the club be pinker which away teams carry the support and raise the awareness of the support Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF) provide.

HBCF support local families going through treatment providing help via house cleaning, car trips to appointments, and lawn care among other things as well as providing comfort packs which are given out to every patient during treatment which include cushions, bags & drain bags too.

Boot Out Breast Cancer

Our pink sock fundraiser has had a change in direction but can still go ahead. Please read the notice from Judy Johnson below to find out more details.

To All Teams, Coaches and Managers,

I have been in contact with the McGrath Foundation this week and due to insufficient stock, they are now unable to supply us with the required number of socks for our Pull On Your Socks fundraiser. I am extremely disappointed by this as I was not made aware of the supply situation by the Foundation upon registration of our event. I only discovered it last week when I was placing our sock order and the situation was confirmed this afternoon. Sadly, The McGrath Foundation have offered no alternative for our event but I have an alternative, if you are still willing to participate.

Last year when I was going through treatment for breast cancer, the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF) were wonderfully supportive to, not only me, but my family as well. They are a local Foundation who support locals living with breast cancer and those going through treatment. They provide house cleaning, transportation, lawn maintenance, emotional support, care packs for relief during and after surgery and exercise and mindfulness classes. They can only offer this support through donations and fundraising money – they are not supported financially through any other means. The HBCF also run a pink socks campaign – BOOT OUT BREAST CANCER!

This is the link to the HBCF website –

https://hbcf.org.au/

The details that remain the same – their socks are still $12, caps are still $20, coolers still $10, Argyle socks still $12

The differences are – NO STRIPE SOCKS OR SPOTTY DESIGN SOCKS AVAILABLE
– The Argyle design is slightly different and there is a camouflage design to choose from as well

I will contact those teams that are affected by these differences – there are not very many. I will give refunds for the difference in price between sock design #2 and the HBCF pair – $3/pair – unless they are happy to give difference as a donation.

Due to this disappointing and unforseen situation with the McGrath Foundation, we will now host our BOOT OUT BREAST CANCER for the Hunter Breast cancer Foundation, on our alternative date JULY 27TH

If you have any concerns or DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE, please do not hesitate to contact me either via email judy137@bigpond.com or via text message 0414011023. All updates will be on the Belmont FC website or the Facebook page.

On behalf of the POYS Committee, I apologise for this unforseen and disappointing circumstance, BUT we will have a wonderful day supporting a LOCAL foundation and looking fantastic in our pink socks!!

Judy Johnson

Pull on Your Socks Payment Due

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The following teams are still to put in their order forms and money for their sock (and any other additional purchases) and this must be done by the 6th June.

Under 6/3 and 6/4
Under 7/1, 7/2, 7/4, 7/5 and 7/6
Under 8/1 and 8/2
Under 9/2, 9/3 and 9/4
Under 10/1 and 10/2
Under 11/1 and 11/2
Under 12 Girls
U13
U15
U16
U18
All Age Friday Night
All Age Saturday

Please ensure that your money is brought to the clubhouse on photo nights 5th & 6th June.

It’s Time to Pull on Your Socks

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Belmont FC are participating in a Pull on Your Socks fundraiser this season and expect that (at least) every player will be wearing a pair of McGrath Foundation pink socks on the 29th June whether they are home or away for their game. We have already received approval from the association to do this for the day.

If your team hasn’t received order forms yet, then they can be collected by the Coach/Manager from the team pigeon hole at the clubhouse.

The printing of the forms wasn’t completed as soon as was hoped so the order placement date of 1st of June will be upon us really quickly so we ask that you move quickly to get your teams orders in to ensure that we are able to receive the socks in time for us to wear them on June the 29th. If you can’t get the orders to us by the 1st June which we still prefer, then an extension until the 6th June is allowable.

The orders forms are to be completed and handed to your team Manager who will in turn pass them onto the committee.

Team Photos

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Please follow the timetable for session times for team photos.

Please ensure that your entire team arrives early enough to be prepared and in line based on height to ensure everyone can have their photo session done on time.

See your team Manager/Coach for the envelopes for ordering.

Child Safe Sport Workshop – Speers Point

Northern NSW Football will be hosting NSW Office of Sport to conduct a Child Safe Sport Workshop in Speers Point.

Sport and recreation clubs have a responsibility to protect children from harm and abuse.

The Child Safe Sport workshop helps to create awareness on how clubs can create safer environments for children and young people.

Developed using materials from the Office of the Children’s Guardian the Child Safe Sport Workshop is designed for club committees, administrators and volunteers, the workshop will cover:

·         Practical ways clubs can be more child safe

·         Child safety policy, procedures and recruitment

·         Creating a child safe culture

·         Why listening to and involving children is important

·         The Working with Children Check

·         Link to useful resources, templates and tools.

  • Starts: 09/04/2019 – 6:00pm
  • Ends: 09/04/2019 – 9:00pm

Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility

13 Park Rd SPEERS POINT NSW 2284

https://sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au/event/child-safe-sport-workshop-18

Places are still available.

“Pull on your socks” and make a difference

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Belmont FC is looking for an individual or a group of people that are willing to organise a fundraiser for McGrath Foundation.

If you would like to be involved, please either send a message via Facebook or email belmontfc@macquariefootball.net.au

https://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/get-involved/fundraise/pull-on-your-socks/?fbclid=IwAR2XIHlVvvCRTpCxTOYcSdZeJNstSqt3Kp0kbV5yljtkABLTgf0Zzpj7xIk

Training with the Newcastle Jets

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On Wednesday the 27th March, Belmont FC were fortunate enough to have some visitors from the Newcastle Jets run a training session for many of our Miniroos players from U6 through to U11 and then a trip to Belmont McDonalds with food provided.

We were delighted to be able to host Dimi Petratos, Kosta Petratos, Daniel McBreen and Craig Deans who were sensational with the entire event. From setting up and explaining the drills to playing along with the kids, motivating them and giving some pointers along the way.

Just quietly, Dimi told us that they (the Jets) had a really good training session earlier in the day and are a good chance of beating Wellington this Saturday. Go the Jets.

MiniRoo Referee’s

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Do you want to be a MiniRoo Referee this upcoming season?

We need players from within the club to step up and control the MiniRoo’s games. If you are interested in refereeing games for the the younger players, please send an email through to Jade via refs@belmontfc.com.au telling us your name, age and a contact phone number.