Congratulations to all teams that qualified for this Sundays Grand Final at Macquarie University.

Please come along and support our Wildcats and watch some great footy.

0900    U11 Div3 playing St Ives on Campbell field
1005    U14 Div1 playing Northern Lights on Uni Oval
1315    U18 Girls Div 1 v Southern Power on Uni Oval
1315    U12 Girls v Manly on Campbell Field
1450    U17 Div3 playing Easts on Uni Oval
1640    U17 Div1 playing Manly on Uni Oval

Please note that players and spectators are representing the Club and we remind all players and spectators of the AFL Code of Conduct ( see attached)

All players and spectators are invited to head to the Longueville Sports Club “The Diddy” Cnr River Road & Longueville St, Longueville after their games.

The club is excited to announce a number of players were recently recognised with individual and team awards at the AFL NSW Competition Awards Night.

U13 Division 1 Equal 3rd Place – Ethan Clarke
U13’s Representative Carnival All-Stars – Julian Lee
U13’s Representative Carnival All-Stars – Rali Divett-Moro
U14’s Rep Carnival All-Stars – Shaun Wajzer
U14’s Rep Carnival All-Stars – Jai Saksena
U14 Division 1 3rd Place – Jai Saksena
U14 Division 1 Winner – Remi Cunningham
U15’s Rep Carnival All-Stars – Kevin Dawo
U15’s Rep Carnival All-Stars – Jack Divett-Moro
U17 Division 3 Winner – Cameron Taylor
U17 Division 3 3rd place – Jayden Alderson

Club Presentation Day

Age group: U9 – U12 Presentation Day

Date: Sunday 9th September
Location: ELS Hall
Time: 9.45 am arrival
Individual award presentations will be followed by participation medals and team posters. The presentation should be finished before 11.30 am.

Age group: U13 – U18 Willoughby Swans JV Presentation Day

Date: Monday 10th September
Location: Mosman RSL
Time: 6.00 pm arrival

Jumper return

Please remember to return your jumper on presentation day if this cannot be done, please contact your team manager to make other arrangements or post your jumper to The Wildcats: PO Box 438 St Leonards 1590, stating your player name and age group.

Win a $50 Bridgeview Hotel Voucher

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WILLOUGHBY WILDCATS
FUNRAISER 2018

WHEN:
SATURDAY AUGUST 11, FROM 7 – 11 PM
WHERE:
BRIDGEVIEW HOTEL
580 WILLOUGHBY ROAD
WILLOUGHBY
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FREE DRINK ON ARRIVAL & LIGHT FOOD

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!