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WHEN:
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WHERE:
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580 WILLOUGHBY ROAD
WILLOUGHBY
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Charlotte Tidemann playing in the U10YG team in round 9 booted a noteworthy 13 Goals 2 points

In AFL terminology 6 goals is a bag, 10 goals is feast whilst 13 goals is a mountain of goals. Charlotte (daughter of the WMS U14:1 Coach Craig) is thrilled to be part of a great team whilst Craig will be looking to improve Charlottes goal kicking accuracy on the training track this week.

Well done Charlotte & great work team U10YG.

Go the Wildcats!!

SWANS ACADEMY TRIALS – REGISTER NOW

YOUTH BOYS PROGRAM

The QBE Sydney Swans Academy is holding Open Athlete Assessment Trials for boys aged 10 – 12 years. The assessment will involve a range of skill and motor competency tests, with each player receiving an individual feedback report following the assessment.

TRIAL DATES:

  • U10s (born in 2008) – Monday July 16
  • U11s (born in 2007) – Tuesday July 17
  • U12s (born in 2006) – Wednesday July 18

VENUE: Lakeside Oval, Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW 2021

TIME: 5pm – 7pm

COST: $50 (Payments can be made via Mastercard or Visa, American Express will incur a 1.1% surcharge)

http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/academy/about/talent-search

YOUTH GIRLS PROGRAM

Open Athlete Assessment Trials

  • U11 – Monday September 10 (born 2007)
  • U12/U13 – Tuesday September 11 (born 2005/2006)

Registrations will open in August, 2018.

Venue: Lakeside Oval, Driver Avenue, Moore Park, Sydney

Time: 5pm – 7pm

http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/academy/about/talent-search

SWANS ACADEMY TRAINING – Boys

  • Tuesday 3/7
  • Tuesday 10/7

The training will be between 5.15 pm-6.30pm at Castle Cove Oval Holly St please advise your team manager if you would like to attend these training sessions.

SWANS ACADEMY TRAINING – Boys

Dates to be confirmed.

 

Australian Sports Camps

Learn new skills and improve your game! Quality sports coaching for 6 – 16 year olds.

ASC run school holiday Football Coaching Camps across Australia for children of all standards. Improve your skills, have fun and reach for the stars!

Click here for more information.

 

AFL Camps this holidays

Hope you are all looking forward to another great season of footy! I would like to let you know about 2 camps I am running during the school holidays that your players aged 6 – 14 may be interested in attending,

23APR / 24APR

9:00AM – 3:00PM (8:30AM sign on for first day)

Heffron Park, Maroubra

26APR / 27APR         

9:00AM – 3:00PM (8:30AM sign on for first day)

St Ignatius, Riverview

Some of you may have heard from Michelle Nikiforos from Sports Camps Australia and shared this information already.

For those who know me and have helped promote these camps thank you for your ongoing support, I have only heard great feedback from campers and their families.

To introduce myself to others I have not met, I have been involved in coaching for over 20 years following my brief football career playing with Richmond and Sydney Swans, more recently as long standing coach at Willoughby Wildcats, St Ignatius college and for the 3rd year as Camp Director and head coach of Sports Camps Australia AFL Camps.  We provide great skills sessions and structured drills with lots of learning opportunities and I am supported by either Swans players, Swans Academy members or local U19/Premier division players to ensure there is experienced coaching and skills development for all ages and abilities.

I would really appreciate if you could circulate this to all your players in the next week or so with your regular communications. If you are unable to share or for any reason would like to be excluded from this list, please reply. If there is a better contact at your club, please let me know.

I am passionate about teaching both boys and girls the basics of footy. And having fun.

SCA Junior AFL Camp at Heffron Park

SCA Junior AFL Camp at St. Ignatius College Riverview

All the best for a great 2018 season and lets not forget what our great Club is all about….

The AFL Willoughby Wildcats may not have a home ground nor dedicated training facility in 2018 but the Wildcats spirit has shone through and after hours of work by the volunteer group 160+ auskickers and 28 teams are ready to hit the oval this weekend for some long awaited footy!

All the best for a great 2018 season and lets not forget what our great Club is all about….

The key measure for our success as a club isn’t by reference to how big we are, nor how many games of footy or premierships we win, rather, we look to other more intangible measures, such as:

  • are our kids having fun, improving their footy skills and meeting new mates
  • are we providing a positive environment for both our kids and their parents
  • our players and parents respect and adherence to the AFL code of practice
  • are we teaching our kids, parents and coaches to play sport in a sportsman like way, that treats opponents fairly and respects the decision of the umpires;

And it is timely to note the words of our theme song….

Oh we’re from Willoughby
A fighting fury
We’re from Willoughby
In any weather
You will see us with a grin
Risking head and shin
If we’re behind then never mind
We’ll fight and fight and win
Oh we’re from Willoughby
We never weaken til the final siren sounds
Like the Wildcats of old, we’re strong and we’re bold
Oh we’re from Willoughby (green and gold)
Oh we’re from Willoughby

Go the Wildcats!

Season 2017 Yearbook now available for purchase

Hello Wildcats and JV families.

Season 2018 is just about to get going, but looking back the Committee has agreed that it would be a good idea to do more as a Club to document and record all of the great things that happen on and off the field. With that in mind, we have gone ahead and prepared an inaugural Yearbook for Season 2017 and hope to make this an annual event going forward.

It has taken us a while to get this done during the off-season, but we are now ready to show you the results.  Go to the following link to take a look:

The Yearbook contains a couple of pages for each of the junior and youth teams (boys and girls), including a team photo, player list, match details, and a coach report.  We also have photos and coach reports for the Auskick age groups.  In addition, we have a report from our president giving details on what went on during the season as well as a list of milestones and player awards and a few other features. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Although there is undoubtedly room for improvement in both the design and content of the Yearbook (we are very much amateurs!), we hope you agree that it is a good start and provides a great way to remember Season 2017. We hope players, in particular, would appreciate the opportunity to look back at the Yearbook in future years and remember all of the good times they had playing for the Wildcats and the JV teams.

The next stage in the process is to see how many families would like to purchase a printed copy of the Yearbook as a souvenir. The version uploaded on the website is a low-res version, so printed copies will be higher quality and also with a hard cover.  The cost of a printed copy will depend on how many we order – if we get 50 copies printed they will be about $34 each, while if we get 100 copies they will be about $27 each.

So please take a look and see if you would be interested in purchasing a copy. If you would like to get a copy, please email us at recruitment.wildcats@gmail.com to register your interest.  If there is enough interest after a few weeks we will then set up a link for families to purchase a copy and then go ahead with the order.

In the meantime, if you see any errors or omissions in the Yearbook also please email details to the same address as it is not too late to make the necessary edits.

Brian Jackson

Willoughby Wildcats Footy Tipping

The Willoughby Wildcats hosts a FREE AFL footy tipping competition for Wildcats players, JV (with Mosman) players, and their direct families i.e. mums, dads, brothers and sisters etc.  Our youngest footy tipper last year was probably 5 years old.

Prize money:  There is close to $500 up for grabs – first prize is $200, 2nd prize is $100, 3rd price is $50, 4th prize $40, 100th prize $30 and last place $20.

Probably more importantly there are bragging rights

If you were in the footy tipping comp last year:  You should automatically receive a reminder to rejoin.  You can still use your username and password for last year.

If you would like to join the comp for this year: 

  1. Go to footy tips website (http://www.footytips.com.au/home)
  2. Sign up where you create a username and password.
  3. After you sign up go onto the tab that says ‘Comps’, and then click on ‘search comp’.  Then it will then say ‘Find a competition’. In the box type in Willoughby Wildcats plus JV.  Press search and click.
  4. The password “gorehill”.  You are then done.

Season start? 

The first game of the season is on Thursday 22nd March 2018. You can start putting your tips in for round one now.

More Information?

I will send out more information closer to the beginning of the footy season.

Any questions:

If you have any questions please email Director of Footy tipping – James Netting at willoughbywildcatsfootytipping@gmail.com