News & Updates
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Belnorth Presentation Day - Kaleen High School, Saturday the 21st of September
Instructions for Presentation Day
Due to maintenance work on the gym floor at Kaleen High, this year's presentations will be held in 2 adjacent rooms at the same venue.
There is a designated room for each age group: Room A and Room B.
U15 and Football Connect.....12.30pm
U18, Refs and Games Leaders.....1.30pm
- Enter via main entrance of school.
- Please note to be in rooms only during your designated time as to limited space.
- There will be signs and committee members to help with orientation.
- Once presentation ends please head out to the Domino's stall to receive the players pizza and enjoy the fun and games on the grounds.
Junior Kit Returns
There's only 2 games left of the regular season for our juniors. After the last game, we'd like coaches/managers to return washed shirts (complete sets), washed training bibs and training kits to our storage room underneath Belconnen Soccer Club Hawker (facing Belconnen Way) at the following dates/times:
- Monday 16th September: 11am -1.30pm and 6pm-7pm
- Tuesday 17th September: 11am-1.30pm and 6pm-7pm
- Wednesday 18th September: 11am-1.30pm and 6pm-7pm
We will not be accepting shirts or kits on presentation day.
Belnorth Developing Junior Coaches for 2020
One of the aims for Belnorth in 2020 is to develop junior coaches from Belnorth players. The aim is develop these juniors coaches, where they will be able to coach teams U 6 – U 9. There will be a mentoring program with senior coaches.
For this to work Belnorth still requires parents to be Managers and support these junior coaches. Belnorth will invest in coaching course and ensuring that these junior coaches are accredited.
We are also fortunate to have Esperance Anderson, who started as a junior coach, volunteering to be a mentor for our junior coaches:
"My name is Esperance Anderson and I have been associated with Belnorth – playing and refereeing – for 15 years. Despite my age – 19 years old – I have also been coaching Junior Football for the past seven years; which is where many may recognise me from.
Even from a young age I have always respected and looked up to my coaches, who have had such a major influence on my choice to be a coach as well. I began coaching when I was 13, when one of my younger brothers was in an U6’s team, after watching my Mum coach him the season before. Just watching the enjoyment and teamwork of the players throughout that first season as a coach was a major boost for me to continue for seasons to come; despite the early mornings.
If you are interested in being mentored in the 2020 Winter season then please contact me on email@example.com"
If you are a junior player and would like to coach in 2020, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Competition Volunteers Required
We require volunteers to assist with the running of our summer competition, proposed to be held October to December, for both juniors and seniors. If you're interested, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Congratulations Belnorth Blue!
Congratulations to our State League Mens 4 team (Belnorth Blue AKA Bisons), who won their grand final last Saturday. Never in doubt apparently......
Capital Football Holiday Clinic
Capital Football is hosting a school holiday clinic 9th-11th October at the Hawker Football Centre.
WHAT TO BRING
Players are advised to bring a hat, full drink bottle, football boots, shin pads, healthy lunch and snacks to fuel them throughout the day, and to wear weather appropriate clothing. Football boots are not compulsory and players are welcome to wear joggers. Shin pads are compulsory for safety.
Please be aware that players attending the clinics may have allergies (e.g. nut) and we ask that you consider this when packing your child’s food. We also have a no sharing food policy.
Basic first aid and sunscreen will be available to participants throughout the clinic, as will a drink station/taps for players to fill up their drink bottles. Mandatory breaks are scheduled throughout the day for players to eat, re-apply sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Participants who require medication will also need to provide the clinic director with an action plan and show that required medication has been packed each day/where it is kept in the bag. Alternatively you can leave it with the clinic director each morning when you sign in.
The program runs from 9am to 12pm each day, Parents/Guardians MUST sign their child/children in and out each day. If someone other than a parent is doing the pick up and drop off please notify the clinic director in writing.
$175 per 9 hour clinic for all participants.
Family Discount of 10% is available when registering more than one sibling per clinic.
Daily rates available upon request.
All participants will receive a Canberra United Participation pack and Aldi Miniroos Certificate as well as an exclusive Canberra United Kids Club Membership which gives your child access to all Canberra United home games and a chance to high five the players in the tunnel after their warm up.
Wet weather policy
Please note that in the case of field closures Capital Football are not notified until 8:45am at the earliest. If grounds are closed staff will notify registered participants ASAP and will do their best to find an alternate venue.
Clinics go ahead in the rain, unless there is excessive rain predicted, thunder, lightning, hail or grounds become unsafe.
Boomerangs F.S Academy Registrations
There will be a registration booth at our presentation day for those interested, including a sizing kit for uniforms for the following age groups:
- u8s (11:30am)
- u9s (12:30pm)
- u10s/11s (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Term 3 with Motivate
Belnorth has been working with Motivate Academy in providing goal keeper and team training sessions to continue in the development of players.
For any Belnorth players who aspire to play for NPL, Div 1, Div 2 or just looking to improve their skills, Motivate Academy offers training sessions once per week.
Motivate is providing Belnorth players a discount of $50 for the term.
Cost for the term is $200 (normally $25 per session). Please ensure that players pay the full term which is 10 sessions.
For goal keeper sessions the cost is $50 per session.
Vacant Committee Positions
The Grounds Manager position remains vacant. The Grounds Manager handles ground bookings and ground maintenance. Whilst existing committee members have been bravely plugging the gaps, this is not a long term solution. Hence, the call is going out to the Belnorth community to pitch in and help.
If you have any interest in these positions or would like more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Blaster (5–7 year olds) – 1 hour session
Master Blaster (7–10 year olds) – 1.5 hour game
Junior Competition (10–15 year olds) – 2–3 hour game
To register, or find out more, go to playcricket.com.au and search for ‘Western District Junior Cricket Club’, or go to www.westsjuniors.act.
Working with Vulnerable People
A reminder that all coaches, managers and volunteers are required to have a Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card. For more information on how to obtain a WWVP card, go to the WWVP page at Access Canberra. It is FREE for volunteers. The ACT Government will be conducting spot inspections from April at both training nights and on game days.It is important that your WWVP card is with you at all times.
Belnorth Club Sponsorship Opportunities
Opportunities now exist for interested businesses who are considering sponsoring Belnorth teams. Sponsorship enables businesses to advertise their products in newsletters and on team jersey’s and enables our club to replace old, damaged or aging equipment.
If you are interested in the opportunities that sponsorship offers at Belnorth please contact our President at email@example.com