Welcome to our June edition of the HAWKS SQUAWK...we hope all our players have enjoyed the season so far.
The committee would like to welcome Kirsty Steedman, who has kindly taken on the role of Social Coordinator. Our social night will be held at Craigie Leisure Centre on the 6th August so "save the date".
There is just too much going on to cover in one newsletter so please keep an eye out for updates on Facebook and corresponsence from your teams manager for information on upcoming events.
REMINDER All raffle tickets need to be returned by noon Saturday 25th June. Remember these raffle tickets have been paid for through your membership fees NO money needs to be handed in with the tickets.
NAB SuperGoal Pack
A couple of weeks back Darryl Smith, Branch Manager from Warwick NAB dropped down to the ovals at Sorrento to present the club with our NAB Super Goal Pack, to say the boys were excited would be an understatement. Thank you Darryl, the new footys won't look new for long!!
Darryl also talked us through an incentive program they run through NAB where they will pay $$$ to our club for any home or business loan they settle when our club is mentioned. Now don't all rush off and borrow money on our account...however... if you are by chance looking at a home or business loan, feel free to name drop.
Long-time Sorrento-Duncraig supporter and former club treasurer David Townsend lost his battle with cancer in April.
David, a respected academic at Curtin University, was strongly associated with SDJFC as far back as Auskick, through his son, also named David.
In early years of modified competition the then Sorrento Sharks struggled and rarely won. But as the side improved and became the Deadly Dolphins, David was major part of that success.
The Dolphins’ regular goal umpire, he would often stand in as coach or take training sessions when regular coaches were unavailable — and no supporter had a bigger smile on their face than David when the Dolphins won a thrilling B-grade grand final in overtime against North Beach in 2013; a game in which David Jr featured strongly.
And those rare times when he was not waving the flags, David could be found taking action shots of the Dolphins on the sidelines.
David was a popular and valued contributor to SDJFC and will be sorely missed.
The club sends its condolences to the Townsend family.
The Sorrento Duncraig HAWKS are starting up an AFL 9s team for parents, members and friends to get involved in playing footy as well. In case you haven’t heard of it, AFL 9s is a social, non-contact version of footy that is played over a smaller field in mixed & men’s divisions. It’s a great way to play football no matter what your skill level or ability. All you need to do is put your name down to play and we’ll get in touch with you. The competition information is outlined below;
Competition Information Venue: Seacrest Reserve
Times: Sorrento Games will be played between 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Dates: The season begins on Wednesday July 27 and runs for 10 weeks
Cost: $90 per week (whole team) – paid in full by Round 5
Age: All competitions are Open with a min. age of 14
Registrations: Click Here to have a crack It would be great to have you involved!
Fundraising for PMHF & Fiona Wood Foundation
A great fundraising opportunity has been presented to us by Adam Frediani, a parent at the club, Adam's son Thomas is a burns victim. Adam describes Thomas as one of the lucky ones who now plays Auskick at 110%, however many are not so lucky. Thomas and his family together with many other families depend on the hospital, PMHF and Fiona Wood Foundations for quality care, support and vital research. This is our oppurtunity to contribute to this worthy cause while also benefiting our club. $1.00 from each pack sold will go directly to PMHF with $0.70 per pack participation profit for our club.
For further information please contact your team manager.
Well we are fast approaching the mid season break and whilst the kids are probably going to miss their Saturday morning footy I am sure parents will enjoy a couple of Saturdays off before coming back for the second half of the season. This week we have welcomed our 526th Auskicker to the club so when I say we are at capacity in certain age groups I really mean it. After the break we will head back with some changes to the year 1 and 2 game rules which coaches and managers are aware of with regard to tackling and our Year 3’s in preparation for Modified footy next season will start playing home and away against other teams in our district. My youngest son is one of those year 3’s so I will have no Auskickers next season and therefore I must put out a call for a parent or parents to volunteer their services and take on the role. The committee is dedicated to providing the best programme possible they can for the kids and the Auskick Co-Ordinators role is important in the programme, so please give consideration to stepping up for next season. If you wish to take on the role please contact me via email or come and see me on a Saturday morning.
Cheers, Andie FAGAN
AFL Kids First Program
The AFL Kids First is a program for leagues and associations to guide parents so that both they and their children obtain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their participation in junior football.
Today’s parents have an important role in the delivery and support of sporting activities for their own and other children. With it comes a clear responsibility to act in a constructive and encouraging manner at all times.
Barracking and wanting your child to perform well is human nature, but it's critical this should be done in a responsible manner avoiding the ugly parent syndrome at all times.
AFL Kids First includes recommendations for leagues, associations and their clubs to manage situations where parents become over-enthusiastic and risk having a negative impact on their children's activities.
The basic principles of AFL Kids First are to remind parents that:
· Sport for children is a vital part of their growing up.
· Children like to win, but more importantly, they want to have fun.
· Parents need to set the right example at the sports ground, not just at home.
· Parents should be proud of their child's efforts irrespective of the result.
· Sport is important to children’s self-esteem.