Team Photos Will Go Ahead

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Regardless of the weather, the Belmont FC team photos scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week will go ahead. The photos will be taken inside of the office rather than on the field.

Please remember to have your team ready in full playing uniform and in order of height 10 minutes prior to your allocated time so that the night runs smoothly.

Team Photo Pack

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Photo pack envelopes have been placed in team letter boxes for pickup prior to your rostered session. Please complete the envelope and have correct money in sealed envelope for each child. Payments can also be made via eftpos on the day.

Family photos – Parents are to advise photographers upon arrival if they intend on purchasing a sibling photo. Include the names of all children and relevant teams you require in the family photo.

Team Photos

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Team photos this year are being done on the Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June 2018.

Please have your team arrive 10 minutes early and have them in order of height to help keep to the timetable.

 

Silent Saturday

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Northern NSW Football’s Silent Saturday initiative for 2018 will be conducted on Saturday May 26.

The message to all clubs who will be conducting ALDI MiniRoos matches on this day is to encourage all spectators & coaches to “Keep Quiet” and “Just let the kids play”.

This message is especially important to team coaches who have the opportunity to set a great example to their players and the parents by showing that the game is for the players and to refrain from any communication to the referee, instructing referee or game leader.

This initiative covers all ALDI MiniRoos age groups (5-11) with the aim of just letting the kids play and have fun without having to worry about how their performance is affecting the adults on the sidelines.
The objectives of holding a “Silent Saturday” are:

  • To re-emphasise that the game is for the players and allowing the kids to simply play and have fun.
  • To give the players a chance to play, learn and enjoy the game on their own.
  • To completely eliminate the verbal questioning of the referees’ decisions and/or ability.
  • To reaffirm to parents and coaches that players do not need constant direction to enjoy their match

Kids have the right to play without having to hear:

  • “Wake up! Don’t just stand there!”
  • “You have GOT to be kidding me!”
  • “Why do I waste my time coming?”
  • “Watch the game ref”
  • “Kick it ! Kick it !”

Spectators

Spectators are advised to refrain from making any verbal comments on the game or direct any comments to the players, referees or coaches – on or off the field.

Clapping IS of course allowed and supporters are encouraged to be creative in how they  choose to cheer their child’s team – make signs to hold up, bring a scarf in the team’s colour and wave it wildly, there are lots of ways to cheer other than verbally.

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Presentation Day

Whilst it is early in the season and Presentation Day might seem like it is a long way off, we thought that setting the date and advising everyone early would assist teams and families in planning ahead.

The Presentation Day for Belmont FC 2018 is scheduled for Saturday the 22nd September.

 

Defibrillator Training

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Belmont FC have recently been successful in receiving a grant to assist with the purchase of a defibrillator.

Training in the use of the defibrillator will take place at the clubhouse on MAY 16th at 5.30pm until 6.30pm.

All parents are encouraged to attend.

We hope that we will never have to use this device but in the event that it is required the more people that are able to operate it the more chance we have of effectively using this life saving device.

These devices are very automated with step by step by step instructions.

 

 

Jets Semi-Final March Past

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Well done to our hardy club members for taking part in the Jets semi-final march past prior to the Jets exciting 2 – 1 win over Melbourne City.

Here they are In the marshalling area and during the torrential downpour.

Good luck to the Jets this Saturday night in the Grand Final.

 

Macquarie Football April School Holidays Skills Clinic

The following information has been posted on behalf of Macquarie Football.

A development clinic for footballers in Macquarie clubs who play in U7s—U12s in the 2018 season

DATE: MONDAY 16th April to THURSDAY 19th April, 2018

VENUE: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, 13 Park Road, Speers Point

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (arrive 8.45am)

COST: 4 Days – $110, 3 Days – $90, 2 Days – $70, 1 Day – $40 (Fee includes football, drink bottle and BBQ on the last day)

Click here to complete Registration Form

Our Holiday Clinic is all about developing the players football skills in a fun and safe environment. Our qualified coaches will guide the players through exercises from the FFA National Coaching Curriculum to give the players the best possible training on the 4 core Skills. These are Striking the Ball; First Touch; Running with the Ball and 1 v 1.                                      

Mini World Cup and BBQ on the last day and many prizes to be won!!!

ALDI MiniRoos Certificate

Northern NSW Football are holding an ALDI MiniRoos Certificate at our Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. This course is for coaches of players aged 4-8 years old and is an introduction to coaching. This course is a 90 minute course and is completely FREE.

The Course will be focusing on the following:

  • Just letting the children play, that’s how they will learn
  • How to maximise player engagement by providing a challenge
  • Animating practices to make football FUN

The course will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00PM – 7:30PM at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Speers Point. Register now for the course here http://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/Entry/?EID=17607

For more information, please contact NNSWF Coach Education Coordinator, Tom Oldaker on toldaker@northernnswfootball.com.au

Goalkeeper of the Year

In our Presentation Day yesterday, Hayden Jones, one of our U14 players was awarded the Wayne Rose Trophy which is our award for the clubs Goalkeeper of the Year.

Hayden did a sensational job this season as goalkeeper as he has done in previous years. Hayden has shown great dedication to his football, his team and also his club and this is proven every week at training and in every game.

Hayden has gone very close to receiving this prestigious award previously, so it was a proud moment for both him and the club for him to be selected as the recipient of the award this year. Hayden was also the recipient of his 10 Years Service Award at the Presentation Day which shows his outstanding commitment to the club.