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U15 NSW All-School Championships

Australian Sports Camps

We have three AFL camps scheduled for the July Holidays, Daceyville July 8 9 10, Kings School North Parramatta July 10 11 12 and North Ryde July 16 17 18. Callan Ward is confirmed as the guest AFL player for each camp and there will be an experienced coaching panel running the program at each camp over the three days. The camps are open to players of all standards aged 6 to 16.

New in 2019 we have also scheduled our first ever AFLW Girls only camp to run at North Ryde July 16 17 18, Louise Stephenson from the Giants is confirmed to coach at that camp which is for girls only aged 6 to 16.

Here is the discount code:


Use this code to get a less 20 % discount on the tuition fees.

The web site for all bookings is :


Jeans & Jumpers The Annual 2019 Willoughby Wildcats Fundraiser

Auction items needed!

Each year a group of parents from the Under 11s age group organise the Wildcats Annual Fundraiser.

This AFL themed evening will be held on June 15th in the heart of Willoughby Wildcats territory at the Bridgeview Hotel, our club sponsor!

The evening is pitched as a good old fashioned “social” event where we can all relax, laugh and indeed raise some valuable funds for our footy club – directly benefiting all our kids. 

We are excited to see as many Wildcats parents there as possible, so book the babysitter NOW and be ready for a great night out! Willoughby Wildcats is an amazing community of families and outstanding volunteers – let’s celebrate together in June. The night promises to be fun – great food & wine, silent and live auctions. Let’s All Contribute to Make the Night a huge success!

Do you have an auction item that you would like to donate?
 At this time, we are asking each of our families/age groups to contribute (or source) an item for the prize pool (think of your connections & don’t be shy!).
If you have an Auction item, no matter how big or small please contact Emma Costain via email by the end of this week.

Tickets will be on sale soon so save the date – Saturday 15th June!

Thank you
from the Under 11s 2019 Organising Committee!

Wildcat/JV footy tipping competition – Act NOW

Hi Everyone

Round 1 of AFL starts Thursday – 21 March 2019.

The Wildcats have a free AFL footy-tipping competition that is exclusively available for Wildcats and Joint Venture (including Mosman) players and their families. 


1.     Club, family & team bragging rights

2.     Cash prize – first $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, 4th $40, 100th $30, Last $20

3.     Why not? We had over 200 enter last year. Love your AFL!

To sign up:

1.     Go to the website http://www.footytips.com.au/home

2.     Login or sign up if you are not already a user of the website

3.     Click the tag that says ‘Competitions’, and then click on ‘search comp’, it will then say ‘Find a competition’. In the box type in Willoughby Wildcats plus JV. Press search.

4.     Our password is ‘gorehill’ – all one word.

5.     Start tipping and getting your family fired up! 

If you have any questions please email James Netting at willoughbywildcatsfootytipping@gmail.com

Cheers James

Director of Footy Tipping

p.s. Remember to follow the Willoughby Wildcats facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485763331744134/. This will be another way to keep in touch with what’s going on and to interact with others in the Wildcats community. 

Kick the first goal at Gore Hill!!

How would you like to kick the first ever goal at the brand new Gore Hill Oval? Here at the Willoughby Wildcats we are giving one of our players or supporters the opportunity to be part of the official Council opening ceremony on Saturday, March 9th and to kick the first of many goals at the new home of the Wildcats.

The formal part of the official ceremony will start at 3:00 and should finish around 3:15. Before and during this part of the ceremony the general public will not be allowed onto the playing field, but once that’s over the whole ground will be open to all. Before that happens, however, one lucky person will get to kick the first ever goal, from a distance of his or her choice!

The winner will be selected by draw, with an entry fee of $10. Enter as many times as you like. Funds raised will go towards purchasing a new defibrillator for Gore Hill Oval, so it’s a great cause. Entry fees can be paid at the following bank account – please enter your surname and phone number when making the payment.

BSB 012013
A/c 211778971

Entries will be accepted until 8:00pm on Thursday, March 7th and the winner announced here shortly after.

Key Dates for Pre-season 2019

Just a quick update to let you know about some of the key dates to be aware of between now and the start of the season.

Some of the older age groups have already started pre-season training sessions or will start next week at Mowbray Public School. Age Group Co-Ordinators will provide the details.

On SATURDAY MARCH 9th Gore Hill re-opens to the public! From 3:00pm to 6:00pm Willoughby Council will be holding an opening ceremony and all Wildcats families are welcome to come along, join the celebrations, and check out the amazing new facilities. Wildcats will also be running a BBQ at this event.

From MONDAY MARCH 11th Wildcats will be back on Gore Hill with pre-season training according to the schedule in this link:


On SUNDAY MARCH 24th we will be holding a Gear Day from 9:00 to 12:00 at Gore Hill. Playing jumpers will be handed out, gear and merchandise will be available for sale, and players will be able to get a customised mouthguard fitted in time for the start of the season.

SEASON 2019 and AUSKICK will then start on SUNDAY APRIL 7th.


Go to wildcatsafl.com to register.

An invitation from our sponsor

Get involved with Wise – start a financial conversation today

It was Maya Angelou who once said, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better”, which is the premise behind Dixon Advisory’s hugely popular Wise program.

In short, the Wise financial education program has been specifically developed bywomen, for women – because we get it.

It all started in 2015 with the purpose of bringing like-minded women together in small groups on a regular basis, to give them the opportunity to discuss topics surrounding finances, superannuation and investments to enhance their confidence when it comes to financial decision-making.

Dixon Advisory is pleased to invite you to thought-provoking financial discussions over two nights with Dixon Advisory experts, Katie Loveday, Alice Cowper and Mimi Gomez in a warm, friendly, environment, accompanied by champagne and nibbles.

When you register to attend, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and connect with other women and join an engaging conversation about finance. You’ll also hear key industry insights about commonly asked questions, such as paying off your mortgage, versus increasing contributions to super.

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019
Topic: Part 1: Foundations of wealth

This event will introduce you to Dixon Advisory and Wise. The workshop will cover the foundations to building wealth, provide an introduction to superannuation and how to better understand our super statements.

Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Topic: Part 2: Superannuation & investment strategies

Explore the various investment asset classes and ways to maximise wealth inside and outside of super and in preparation for retirement.

Both events will be held in the evening at Dixon Advisory’s North Sydney office. These workshops are designed to complement one another and we encourage you to attend both of them. However, we also understand that life gets in the way and you are more than welcome to register if you can only attend one of them. There is no cost to attend these events.

Time: Arrive at 5:45 pm for a 6:15 pm start*
Location: Dixon Advisory Office Level 15, 100 Pacific Highway North Sydney, NSW 2060
*Champagne and nibbles provided, the event will conclude at approximately 7:45pm

Registration: online or over the phone.

Online – www.womenofwise.com.au/events

Phone/email – please contact Katie Loveday at katie.loveday@dixon.com.au or on 02 9432 3042.

“I feel really comfortable with the setting, the group of people and very friendly presenters. I guess I can really feel that Wise wants to empower us for a better future” – Helen

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Katie Loveday on 02 9432 3042 or at katie.loveday@dixon.com.au.

U16 and U18 AFL Female Talent Pathway Academies

U16 and U18 AFL Female Talent Pathway Academies

Congratulations to the 15 girls from the Willoughby Mosman Swans JV  teams who were selected for the AFL Female Talent Pathway Academy program for 2019.

U18 Academy:  Alice Mitchell, Zoe Hurrell, Hayley Fell, Isadora Mcleay, Isabella Chittenden, Liz Edwards, Pyper Denneman and Jaz Denneman

U16 Academy:  Mia Assaly, Eloise Morgan, Bridget O’Sullivan , Louisa Mitchell, Claire Houltram, Jacqui Dwyer and Kaia Rainier

The 2019 cohorts will train from November 2018 through to April 2019 and will then trial for their respective AFL NSW/ACT teams. Well done ladies!!!