DFC Junior Newsletter July 2015

The year seems to have flown by with only two weeks of the home and away season remaining.  At this stage our Under 14 Div 3 & Div 6 sides, along with our U16 Div 5 side, are definitely in the race for a finals berth, and just need to keep winning.

Junior Finals at Drysdale

U14 HallSpeaking of finals, our club is pleased to have been selected to host a round of junior semi finals on Saturday August 15th. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the junior division as we can run a canteen and BBQ on the day, plus a couple of our teams might get the chance to play a home final. Of course to host a day like this will require plenty of helpers so please see your team’s manager & make yourself available.

 

 

Congratulations to Ben Searle on his Big V

Over the past week young Drysdale star Ben Searle took part in the National Schoolboy Championships representing Victoria. Ben was the youngest player in the side & had a great week playing mainly ruck, centre half forward & full forward. The team lost just one game for the week & were crowned champions after destroying WA in the Grand Final 82 – 17. Congratulations Ben to you & all your teammates on a fantastic performance.

Thursday Night Teas

Thursday nightsWe have also been very pleased with the numbers we have been getting along to Thursday nights tea at the clubrooms, as each junior team is invited to do each week.  This was a great initiative by Greg and his committee and has made great strides in bringing junior and senior football closer together.  Remember, you are always welcome to come down on any Thursday night to enjoy the hospitality and great value meal.

 

 

Auskick – Grid Game, Raffle & Car Trial

auskickersThe skill and unbridled enthusiasm of our Auskickers will be on display this Saturday at half time of the big Senior clash with Queenscliff as they take to the ground for their highly anticipated grid games.  Make sure you get down there and cheer them on – they are the stars of the future!

Don’t forget also that the AUSKICK RAFFLE is underway, with $2500 worth of great prizes including Webber Q BBQ, signed cats jumper, Lorne weekend away and much more $2 per ticket, 10 tickets per book.  It is being drawn this Sunday so if you would like some tickets call Graeme on  0400225853 or email graeme@cleanhome.net.au

The Auskick car trial is on this Sunday after being postponed last weekend.  $20 per car ensures a great family day including lunch and heaps of fun. It’s a 9.30 start from clubrooms and finish at a stunning destination with drinks available bar prices. It’s open to everyone within the club, so please share.

Presentation Day

All junior presentations will be held on a Super Sunday at the clubrooms on the Sunday of the week following our last junior game, which we hope is a grand final!  Whilst we will notify all teams via Facebook at that time, it will pay to keep an eye on how the teams in finals are going so you know when our presentation day will be.  The day will kick off with the U10’s at 10am, U12’s at 11am, U14’s at 12.30pm and U16’s at 2pm.. Should be a great day celebrating a great year so we hope to see you there.

 

Drysdale Sports Precinct Public Meeting – for 6 years our club has been involved in chasing further facilities for junior sport in our town.  We had input into the planning of a new  Sports Precinct that was to be built opposite the schools on Peninsula Drive on 100 acres owned by the council. The master plan for this precinct was released in 2011, it just needed funding.  Again our club was active, alongside other sports clubs, in lobbying politicians, and eventually gained a commitment of $3.5 mill from Lisa Neville and State Labor.  Despite this no work has commenced and our council haven’t allocated any funding for it in this year’s budget. We are the only town in our region that doesn’t have two ovals, yet we are one of the fastest growing.  We are tired of being ignored, and have arranged a public meeting to be held on Wednesday August 12th at the Drysdale Primary School Hall at 7.30pm to provide an update on the project and to draw attention to the lack of urgency being shown by council.  We have invited representatives from both council and Lisa Neville’s office to attend.  For the benefit of the kids of this town we urge you to attend – numbers of voters is all that politicians seem to understand.