Presidents Welcome – Season 2016

February 4, 2016 10:15 am Published by

Happy New Year and Welcome to Season 2016 at the Coolbinia Junior Football Club!
With summer drawing to a close, work for the 2016 CBJFC season is well underway.

Team Lists and Age Groups
As a committee we work diligently to retain all teams from year to year. Within this target, however we cannot always guarantee that players will remain in the same team or with the same coach. For year groups with single teams, this is a straight forward process, however for year groups with multiple sides the over-riding philosophy at Club level is to ensure that the teams CBJFC field are evenly matched for skill, physical size and competitiveness. We cannot control how other Clubs decide on their team make-up, however at CBJFC we strive to keep our teams even with each other. If there are changes to the team your son or daughter plays in, please accept this in good faith with the aforementioned philosophy in mind. Some consideration is given to convenience, as we understanding some families share rides to and from training or school etc. but it is essential we keep evenly matched teams. The Club’s policy on Team Selection (Junior Grades) can be found here.
Canteen for 2016
The Club is working through a number of ideas for how the canteen will be run for 2016. It is essential that the canteen continues to be a major fundraiser for the Club. The expectation of the Committee on parents is that when it is your turn to serve, and you have been rostered on, that you turn up early, work hard and contribute to the Club. Serving in the canteen is a condition of your child’s membership of CBJFC and failure to assist in this aspect of the Club could jeopardise your child’s membership of CBJFC.
Development Programme
In 2016, the Club will launch a leadership programme for all Youth players (Year 9 to Year 12). This programme (which has been developed with assistance from a Registered Training Organisation) will be delivered by qualified trainers and former elite athletes. The objectives of this programme are:

·         Retention of junior sports participants from junior/modified (Year 7-9) sport to youth (Year 10-12)sport
·         Promotion of “non-elite” adult community sporting pathways for Youth sports participants
·         Define and explain the issues facing young adults in their sporting life
·         Promotion of sporting values to junior and youth participants for broader application in their lives
·         Development of individual and collective leadership skills
·         Educate participants on specific game strategies

It will be delivered in 4 x 90 minute sessions over the course of the season. They are:

1.       Sporting Values, Beliefs and Attitudes
2.       Leadership – Personal. Collective.
3.       Matchplay – All about Footy! Team and Self Improvement.
4.       Sporting Pathways – Elite. Community. Social.

The programme has been developed to ensure that all participants gain benefit irrespective of football ability, personal ambition, academic expertise or socio-economic background.

Coaches for 2016
Coaches for Season 2016 have been finalised with the exception of Year 8. We ask any Year 8 parent who is interested in coaching to contact Damian Cranwell, Football Director, CBJFC on 0400792866. The Club covers the cost of all accreditation and training.Once teams are finalised, coaches and/or managers will be on contact with you to advise of when training will commence and on which night. The coaches for 2016 are:
Year Group / Team Coach Contact Number
Auskick Coordinator Chloe Rizzi 0432 187 723
Starkick Coordinator Rob Geersen 0414 229 544
Year 3 Peter Podias
Guy Cherry
Justin Harrington
0424 074 538
0409 713 452
0402 018 943
Year 4 Stephen Ryan
Toby Seager
0419 043 331
0426 269 131
Year 5 Rob Geersen
Will Gow
0414 229 544
0488 900 500
Year 6 Tom Parker
Gavin Kikiros
Duncan Kegg
0438 946 153
0400 566 207
0403 311 707
Year 7 Patrick McKenna
Daryl Collins
0410 550 568
0414 408 377
Junior Girls Sean Kenwery 0404 840 541
Year 8 TBC
Year 9 Michael Italiano 0415 751 342
Year 10 Richard Dyblik 0403 050 564
Year 11 Laurie Hart
Anthony Lenzo
0419 045 554
0406 424 817
Youth Girls Sean Kenwery 0404 840 541
Year 12 Rob Morocco
Brett Thompson
0409 776 227
0404 276 639
Registration and Mouthguard Day
The AFL has mandated Sunday February 21st as the National Registration Day for Community Clubs. All registrations will be completed on line, however consistent with previous years, the Clubrooms will be open 10am – 1pm on Sunday 21st February for registrations and Mouthguard fittings. Computers will be available at the club to complete registration. Additionally you will also be able to submit any Kidsport applications  at the Club. Please note once online Registrations open we will notify all members via email and Facebook
Key Dates
Auskick – (Kindy / Pre Primary / Year 1 / Year 2 / Starkick and Bomberettes only)

Auskick will commence Sunday May 1 and conclude Sunday August 14th. This will include a combination of Sunday and night fixtures and the usual gala days.The District Auskick Gala Day will be 3rd July at Langley Park

Modified – Year 3 to Year 7

Modifieds – Year 3 to Year 7 play Saturdays
Year 3 will now play in  Modifieds same rules as year 4
Pre-season Carnival for Year 3 to Year 6 will be played 16th April – Venues TBC
Round 1 for Year 3 to Year 6 is April 23rd
Year 7 will NOT have a pre-season carnival
Round 1 for Year 7 is April 16th

Open Rules Year 8 – 12 will commence round 1 on 10 April 2016.
East Perth District Parade Day will be held at Medibank Stadium on 18th June 2016.
Merchandise and Season Launch
The CBJFC Season Launch will be in early April. Date will confirmed by Registration Day. All merchandise is included in club Fees and will be available to be collected at the Season Launch.
Clubroom Development
In last year’s welcome I mentioned the Club had formed a sub-committee to work with stakeholders on developing our Clubrooms. I am pleased to report that in a matter of weeks we will receive the plans from council for this development. The Club has (and will continue to have) input into the final facility. The project cost for this development will be between $800,000 and $1,000,000 so we look forward to an upgraded and more functional facility in the near future. Construction is likely to commence before the end of the season. We will all need to exercise some patience as this project takes shape.
CBJFC has always had the support of parents and businesses throughout its history. This is continuing in 2016. All of our sponsors are listed on our Website and promoted at Club events and through Social media throughout the year. If you – or anyone your know – would like to be involved with one of WA’s leading community sporting organisations, please contact Shawn Pearson Community Engagement Coordinator, CBJFC on 0488700321.
Finally, Coolbinia Bombers Junior Football Club enjoys a reputation of inclusiveness, enjoyment and innovation that is unrivalled in community sporting clubs. This reputation has been hard earned over many years, by parents, grandparents, carers, volunteers and committees. The willingness of our members and families to contribute is fantastic and I know in Season 2016, the members, families and supporters of CBJFC will work hard to live up to that reputation.

See you at the Club.

Carn The Bombers! 


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