News & Updates
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
Term 4 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 with the following discounts:
- Casual sessions $25 instead of $35
- GK Sessions $40 instead of $50
- Full term $200 instead of $250
- Monday nights 6pm to 7:30pm (Monday nights will also include GK Sessions)
- Wednesday nights 6pm to 7:30pm (Wednesday nights will also include GK Sessions)
- Thursday nights 5:30pm to 7pm
- Friday evenings 5:30pm to 7pm; 7pm to 8pm - Striker Sessions
- Sunday mornings 8:30am to 10am
- Sunday mornings 10:10am to 11:10am (Sunday mornings will include GK sessions)
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org