"I think we’ve found one” - Round 1 Junior Football Update

Junior Football Update – April

Firstly, a big thank you to all of the coaches and managers that have taken up a role this season.  Considerable pre-season work is undertaken by these men and women to set up BHFNC junior football and we are excited to assist them throughout the season.

Girls and Youth Football

Sunday 23rd April was a fantastic day for BHFNC. All 3 of our female football teams played at Howard Harmer Oval in front of a magnificent group of supportive family and friends. The U12 and U15 games were lively and entertaining displays with many players participating in an AFL game for the first time. And as the late Bobby Davis would have said, “Cove, I think we found one”… actually we found plenty of budding stars.

Our U19 women’s team has been inspirational already.  As a group they were committed to  again fielding a team for BHFNC and it was awesome to see them have a convincing win to start the season.  Ensure you fashion an opportunity to see this team play, it is well worth it.

BHFNC female football is gaining momentum and we welcome new players – spread the word.

Boys and Youth Football

The round started with U12 Gulls playing at Grovedale on Friday night and U12 Heads ploughing through the Modewarre mud on Saturday. Absolutely thrilling wins were had by both teams but what was most pleasing was the way in which these teams (a mix of top age and bottom age boys) played together and for each other.

The U9 and U10 boys also played at Modewarre and by the end of the game it was difficult for parents to identify their own children. The zone system that is in place for these age groups works well as all kids get an opportunity to play across all positions. Again, whilst the results are positive, the most exciting aspect is the energy and teamwork that is already emerging.

This year we are fielding two U14 teams and one U16 team and we extend a BHFNC welcome to the boys from Torquay Suns who have chosen to join us for 2017.  Whilst round 1 was tough for a couple of the teams in terms of results, the spirit that these boys have already displayed means that success will come. Macca’s advice during the jumper presentations to these players was;

  1. Do your best
  2. Listen
  3. Help your team mates

And the U14 and U16 boys brought this to life over the weekend – we are very proud of all of you.

Parents – we need you!

To our junior parents, thank you to those who have put up their hands to help out.  Whether it be big, small, occasional or full time, it is all appreciated. In addition to the coach and manager each team needs several bodies helping out each week.

  • Goal Umpire
  • Field Umpire (Under 12’s, 10’s and 9’s)
  • Runner
  • First Aid
  • Water carriers
  • At training

And at home games a BBQ cooking guru.

BHFNC Club info:

The team managers will be organising a roster a junior players to be mascots for the seniors each home game. For the Easter Saturday blockbuster against Ammos three clearly delighted U9s had the opportunity to run out with the one’s.

The canteen is a great source of funds for all BHFNC club members so anything we can do to assist is appreciated. The club would like to roster 2 to 3 people to complete 1 shift (up to 3 hours) during home games.

Now that you have completed your Sporting Pulse registration, please ensure you also complete the relevant BHFNC membership by the end of May. All the info and payment details are on the membership page on the website.

Please look for BHFNC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, add photos, tag, like, retweet, share.  You know the drill (or at least your kids do).

Have fun. See you at the footy.


Cam & Susie