Xmas greetings from the AFL Willoughby Wildcats!

We are happy to advise the redevelopment of Gore Hill Oval has commenced and we expect to be away for GHO for the entire 2018 season.

The good news is we have secured ELS Hall Park in Ryde for both Auskick and as a home ground for our U8 – U14 teams where ground availability permits.

Registrations for season 2018 are open and please keep an eye on the Wildcats contacts web page for details of Coaches and Age Group Co-ordinators for 2018 and it is not too late to volunteer in 2018!

And don’t forget the Sydney Swans Academy recommendation of 100 kicks and 100 handballs each day of the holidays to improve your basic skills.

Wishing you a safe and relaxing Xmas and new year period.

Round 1  – Sunday 8th April 2018.

Go the Wildcats!

Justin Harty

Presidents News September 2017

Congratulations to all teams and our Auskick group on a fantastic and successful 2017 Season. The Club had a record number of players, teams and volunteers in 2017 and we should be very proud of our many achievements as a leading Community Club. Our first year of stand-alone girls teams has exceeded all expectations.

A fantastic effort by the 13 teams in under 11 through to under 18 that qualified for the final series and a special shout out to the 10 teams who have qualified for the 2017 Sydney Juniors Grand Final Day being played this Sunday at Macquarie University.

Please try to head down to the Macquarie University to cheer on the Wildcats and our Joint Venture teams. Macquarie University playing fields are located on the corner of Culloden Rd & Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park.

We wish all teams the best of luck – may the best team win!

Grand Final Day at Macquarie University Sports Grounds

Team Versus Time
14 Div1 Northern lights 8:45
15 Div 3 Forest 10:15
15 Div 1 Manly 13:45
U18 Girls Kellyville Rouse Hill 15:30
11 Div 1 Wildcats Green 12:30
11 Div 1 Wildcats Gold 12:30
13 Div 1 Northern Lights 10:30
14 Div 3 St Ives 12:15
12 Div 3 Canada Bay 9:15
13 Div3 Dockers 14:30

Following the Grand Final all players, parents and supporters are invited to The Longueville Sporting Club (The Diddy) on the corner of Kenneth Street & River Road in Longueville.

GSJ Awards

Congratulations to our award winners at the recent Kieran Jack GSJ Awards Nights. Many players were selected in representative All Star teams and 3 Wildcat Players brought home competition Best and Fairest Awards.

Remi Cunningham – U13 Div 1, Josh Rayner U17 Div 1 and Felix Rogers – U14 Div 1

Some dates for forthcoming events at the Wildcats:

Season Awards Presentation U9 – U12  Sunday 10th September
10am Gore Hill Oval
Season Awards Presentation JV U13 – U18 Monday 11th September
7pm Mosman RSL
Club rooms tidy up* Sunday 10th September
12 Midday Gore Hill Oval

*With Gore Hill being redeveloped, we need to move everything from the site.  We have a new storage unit booked in Chatswood and a truck coming to assist.  All helpers welcome.

Gore Hill Update

Council are taking over the Gore Hill site on Monday 18th September 2017 for the oval realignment and synthetic upgrade.  At this stage we expect to return to GHO for season 2019.

Social Night a huge success

It was great to see so many at the Wildcats Social Night on 12 August.  This event is run every year by the Under 11 age group and 2017 was another great success.  Many thanks to all who attended, donated items and purchased items.  The focus is on ‘fun-raising’ rather than ‘fund-raising’ and it was great to see both were achieved this year.  Well done to the U11 social team – you know who you are!

A huge thanks to all who assisted at training, on game day running messages, running water, umpiring, cutting oranges, flipping sausages, running the canteen, providing snakes, operating the scoreboard, nursing the injuries, transporting,  just cheering – as well as the many off field roles across the club.  The teams and Club cannot survive without you.  Hope you and your players had a great experience and will be back again next year.

Thanks also to our sponsors Dixon Advisory, Mirvac and Oak Milk – please support these great businesses for their generous support of the club.

Finally a message from the head of the Sydney Juniors Regional Committee.

Go the Wildcats!

 

Justin Harty

President

Willoughby Wildcat JAFC

Justin Harty

Presidents Newsletter July 2017

Hi Players, Parents and Supporters of the Mighty Willoughby Wildcats.

Wishing you all a happy mid-season break and I hope you have all enjoyed the school holidays and a couple of weeks away from footy.

Please read on…. there is much to report and advise with an exciting three months of Sydney Juniors footy ahead.

From Auskick through to our U17’s all age groups are in great shape and the girls teams, in their inaugural year, have exceeded all expectations.  By all reports, each age group are having lots of fun, developing their skills and having on field success. Great work Coaches and Managers!

Early in the year Coaches discussed with players the importance of the players Code of Conduct and what is expected of them both on and off the field.  Equally important is the parents, supports and spectators code of conduct which I ask you to review in the following link.

Parents and Supporters Code of Conduct

As a large and strong club, it is very important our players, parents, spectators and supporters are gracious in defeat and more importantly in victory.

Everyone loves free Footy tickets!  Get your free family tickets to the Sydney Juniors Giants V Dockers game at Spotless Stadium in Homebush on Saturday 29th July at 2:10 pm.  All families will be sitting together so jump on the following link as the offer closes soon.

Free Tickets to Spotless!

The much awaited Wildcats Social Night is fast approaching on the 12th August at Firehouse Hotel in North Sydney.  The night is organised by the U11 group each year so please get on board for a great night.  If you can donate an auction item the organising committee would love to hear from you!

Book through this link.

Social Night Bookings

Our “beloved” Gore Hill Oval, without grass nor drainage, has reached the end of its useful life and will be redeveloped with a fantastic new synthetic surface in 2018.  As a result, there will be no further games at GHO in 2017 but the mighty Auskickers (with OAK milk still being delivered) will continue at GHO in 2017.

The Committee wishes all age groups all the best for last 5 rounds of the season and a big shout out to those teams who have worked hard during the season and will qualify for the finals.

Go the Wildcats!

Regards,

Justin Harty

Wildcats President