Belnorth Newsletter: Wrapping up 2023, Buy/Swap/Sell FB Group, Summer Comp, AGM, Sponsors

Wrapping Up 2023, Planning for 2024

Schools out for summer and Christmas is upon us. The committee would like to wish the club’s members a lovely break, whether it is with family, friends or strangers, and safe travels for those hitting the road, sky or even the seas.

Planning for 2024 is underway, and we expect another big year for Belnorth FC in 2024U10 to U18 grading is pencilled in for a mid-February start and hopefully, an U8 to U11 preseason program preceding it in early February. We also want to run a preseason program for the U5-U7 age group prior to the winter season, possibly in April.

We are still waiting for Capital Football to release registration and referee fees for 2024, leaving us somewhat hamstrung with the opening of registrations for the winter season. We expect it to be resolved so registrations can be open by mid-January.

Buy/Swap/Sell Facebook Group

On the back of the successful boot bin, we have set up a Facebook Group to let Belnorth members, current, past and future, have access to pre-loved Belnorth gear, such as shorts, socks and other merchandise, along with boots.

Jump on Facebook and join the group ready for the 2024 season.

Buy/Swap/Sell Group

AGM & Committee going into 2024

Belnorth FC’s AGM was held on Sunday, the 10th of December, at the Clubhouse Kaleen with 12 members in attendance.

The club’s Financial Statements and Audit were presented at the AGM, along with committee reports, which can be found here

At the AGM, the club gained two new committee membersNick Walczak as Treasurer and Nicole Carter as Seniors Registrar, with Ruth Parker stepping up to be President. Kat, Jane and Graeme put their hands up to continue in their respective roles after their terms ended.

Below is the full list of current committee members.

  • President: Ruth Parker
  • Vice President: Vacant
  • Secretary: Ben Muir
  • Treasurer: Nick Walczak
  • Minis Registrar (U5-U7): Ron Batt
  • Rooball Registrar (U8-U9): Kat Newman
  • Small Sided Games Registrar (U10-U11): Vacant
  • Competitive Registrar (U12-U18): Jane McInally
  • Senior Registrar: Nicole Carter
  • Operations Manager: Craig Tozer
  • Grounds & Fixtures Manager: Graeme Farrugia

The Vice President and Small Sided Games (U10-U11) Registrar positions are still vacant. If you are interested in these roles, please email

Henk’s Summer Comp Done & Dusted

Another successful Summer Comp for both Juniors and Seniors has now concluded for another year. We hope everyone enjoyed the competitions.

We congratulate the below winners in our Senior competitions.

  • Womens Div 1: Spilt Milk (Champions), Ubi (Premiers)
  • Womens Div 2: Samurai Hamsters (Champions), Quokka Gold (Premiers)
  • Mixed: Sheep Stations (Champions & Premiers)
  • Open Div 1: Richard Riders (Champions), Sza Only FC (Premiers)
  • Open Div 2: Franks XI (Champions, 2A Premiers), Two Girls, One Klopp (2B Premiers)
  • Open Div 3: Injury Pron (Champions & Premiers)
  • Open Div 4: Canberra till I did (Champions), VB Tinnies (Premiers)
  • Open Div 5: Hooligans (Champions & Premiers)

Sponsor Belnorth in 2024

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, Belnorth is looking for Jersey Sponsors.

In time for 2024 we have introduced an additional jersey design with a stripe. In the 2023 winter season, our U5-U9 teams were bursting at the seams, which required some juggling of jersey colours to avoid clashes. The new striped version has 13 variations to ensure enough variations for all our teams in 2024.

With the buzz still around from the Womens World Cup, we have had bumper numbers for our Summer Comp, so we expect even bigger numbers for the 2024 winter season.

Select ElectricalFoster JohnsonECG ElectricalNew Step Podiatry and Capital Trophies & Sportswear have already signed up as sponsors for 2024. If you are want to join them and sponsor jerseys or know a business that might be interested, please email


Looking toward 2024

  • Registration opens: mid-January (TBC)
  • Preseason Skills Program: February (6 sessions, TBC)
  • Senior Summer Feb Comp: (6 weeks, TBC)
  • Grading: Mid to late February (TBC)
  • Senior Leagues start: 6/7th April
  • MiniRoos/Junior League starts: 4th May
  • Kanga Cup: 7th to 12th of July

Current Belnorth FC Vacancies

The below vital roles are currently vacant.

  • Small Side Games Registrar (volunteer/committee): Manages the registration and running of the U10 and U11 age groups along with general committee member duties (e.g. meetings, decisions)
  • Vice President (volunteer/committee): Responsible for assisting the President.

Every volunteer, whether a coach, manager, CVO, referee or committee member, helps the club tick.

If you want to help, please email

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people in action.” – Helen Dyer

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