2017 REGISTRATION EVENING
Friday, February 24
5:00pm - 7:30pm
2017 PRE-SEASON TRAINING
Pre-season training commences Tuesday, February 7 at 5pm.
The NBJFC trains twice a week. Either Tuesday or Wednesday Friday.
Stay tuned to hear the days specific teams will train.
Pre-season training is on at Allard Park for all interested junior participants.
November 15 to December 13 - every Tuesday for 5 weeks
Training times for current 2016 team training:
U10 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm with Ufouk
U11 @5:00pm-6:30pm with coach Khal
U14 & Colts @ 5:00pm-6:300pm with coach Torrick
Casual, training clothing – t-shirt, shorts, tracksuit – with runners – no footy boots.
Bring along some water.
Come along to regain your fitness& have some fun.
The NBJFC committee asks all parents/guardians to PLEASE register your child/children online, via the Footyweb link on this webpage, ASAP. No payment is required until next year.
For planning and recruitment purposes, the committee needs to know numbers for returning players in order to organise existing teams and appoint coaches in preparation for the pre-season training and training proper. Similarly, numbers will provide us with the opportunity to view any shortfalls in our teams, thus highlighting the age groups we must target with our recruitment and advertising campaigns over the next few months.
Remember, registering your child online today signifies an intent to play with the NBJFC; it does not require an immediate financial commitment until our Registration Day on February 24, 2017.
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club committee is deep in preparation mode for season 2017.
We are seeking expressions of interest from anyone looking to coach one of our teams in 2017.
The NBJFC will pay for league accreditation and relevant coaching courses.
We are about to embark on an intense recruitment drive and are offering football for all age groups.
U11 Semi Final: North Brunswick vs Fitzroy 3
The boys put in a fantastic effort today! We didn’t come home with the win but we fought hard and were in it deep into the last quarter. Their endeavour was unquestionable.
We are all extremely proud of our boys’ efforts and will be back next year to have another crack …
I would just like to say a huge thank you to Khal and Justin, both of whom have given up a massive amount of time to develop and coach our boys in season 2016, with a terrific outcome to not only bring this team up a division after regrading but also to steer this team into the finals in its inaugural year as a playing group.
I would also like to thank the parents whom also have made it possible this year, without them grassroots junior footy is not possible. In particular the following parents undertook a role for us every single week of the season:
Jon Armstrong - Goal Umpire
Miriam Abud - Timekeeper
Richard Barton - Trainer
Shahid Ali - A bit of everything! Everything!
It’s been challenging, fun and I think it’s fair to say that the boys have made some new mates and a few developed more footy skills!
Well done to everyone! It’s been a pleasure to be involved with the U11’s in season 2016
See you all at Presentation Day.
U11 Team Manager
It is with great pleasure that I can share a good news story with you all on this election day:
The YJFL’s Under 14 (2) team won the Intra-League Championships today against the SMJFL - 9.12.66 to 3.10.28.
For the North Brunswick Junior Football Club, it is a day of great achievement & celebration as our Under 14 Champion, Adam Mucilli, was awarded the Best on Ground award this afternoon. Pretty amazing effort!!!
For those of you who are new to our club this year, Adam is also the reigning (2015) YJFL U13 Best & Fairest winner in his division. This young man has swept all before him, winning every individual accolade and the ultimate team award - the 2013 U11 NBJFC Premiership, in which he was captain.
Adam Mucilli is a shining example of what every young boy and girl who plays for the North Brunswick JFC can aim to achieve with hard work, commitment and desire.
Well done, Adam! We are all so very proud of you!
Dust off your aprons and get out you whisks in support of the NBJFC community. Knead that dough because we need that dough!
Are you a muffin extraordinaire? Do you bake the meanest banana bread this side of Moreland road or the best cookies in the North? Are your scones fit for a high tea that the Madhatter would indulge in, or can you make a vanilla slice that would be the envy of all super Mums (and Dads)?
If the answer is YES then we need you! If the answer is NO, well guess what? We still need you! Knead that dough because we need that dough!!!
We are hoping families can support the canteen for next week by baking or donating some items that will be sold on the day.
If you are unable to bake, have no time but are able to support us in any way, then we would also appreciate if you could go and purchase and donate any of the following items that we can sell on the day.
Finally, please dig deep on the weekend of the 19th of June and buy your morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea at the canteen. Also if you’ve been thinking of inviting friends, relatives or anyone you know to watch your child play footy at any time this season, then this coming weekend would be the perfect day to bring our greater community together to support a great cause.
Attached is a flyer that you may possibly wish to email or print & hand out to your friends &/or families who may wish to contribute to the canteen stock for Round 9 at Allard Park on June 19;
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org & confirm what you plan to donate to the club on the day – baked or sourced goods. Please let us know by Wednesday, June 15. If the goods on the list above are not donated and/or we do not receive pledges for baked donations, we must order our weekly stock as per usual.
RAFFLE – HAMPER DONATIONS OR PRIZES:
It would be wonderful if any businesses out there amongst our members could donate some prizes, vouchers, alcohol, any goods that we can place in a hamper & raffle off on game day.
Any contributions will be gratefully received.
WHERE DO I PUT MY DONATION?
Donations of sourced goods can be brought to the Allard Park clubrooms during any training session next week.
An email will be sent out early next week to advise of the day/time/location that sweet treats are to be dropped off at the club
Thank you for your ongoing support.
With the sudden death of COLTS player, Christos Denny a few days ago, our North Brunswick Junior Football Club family was sent into a spin. Differing emotions experienced by so many and the family left behind to grieve what is the most difficult of losses – a young life taken too soon. Tears shed for Christos; unimaginable grief experienced by the family; heart-wrenching empathy felt by every North Brunswick JFC member – young and old; messages of support from far and wide and the staunchest of support and respect displayed by the YJFL for our club & for the family.
We all grieve in different ways. As a club we will support the Denny family through these difficult days ahead and beyond.
Similarly, we have a responsibility to ensure that our COLTS boys are cared for and supported during this emotional time. The boys were given the choice to play or forfeit today’s game. They decided to play in honour of their lost team mate.
It was an emotional day at Binnak Park today. The heavens well and truly opened, shedding tears for our Christos. Jordan Denny played in his brother’s North Brunswick number 11 guernsey and the team bestowed the positions of Captain and Vice Captain onto George Raptis (cousin) and Jordan Denny. Parade St.Damian boys interlinked arms in a circle with our North Brunswick boys, the umpires, the YJFL members – President Peter Haddad, General Manager Peter Nicholls and Lesley Langley – and NBJFC committee members. Peter Haddad spoke to the teams and led the one minute silence for Christos Denny.
Our COLTS boys played with a strength and determination that belied their years. They were not going to lose today. They were one and they played with the spirit of Christos buried deep within their psyche. We even had the fairytale ending with Jordan Denny kicking the final goal of the game late in the final quarter.
Parade St Damians 6 4 40
North Brunswick 10 3 63
The song was sung loud and proud back in the clubrooms.
There were no medals dispersed today.
Only one medal was awarded: Best and Fairest to our son, our grandson, our nephew, our brother, our cousin, our friend, our team mate - Christos Denny.
This win is dedicated to you, Christos.
May you Rest in Peace young Giant.
With winter now just days away, these NBJFC beanies are the perfect way to keep your head warm whether at training, watching a game, or carving up the ski slopes!
So get onto the latest in North Brunswick haute couture and make an order. Remember though, the deadline for ordering these special NBJFC Beanies is this coming Sunday (29 May).
At just $17.00 each they are definitely a bargain + you'll be contributing to the club too.
To purchase beanies for your family and friends, please email Andrew Burgess at: email@example.com with email subject “Beanie”, your family name and the number of beanies you would like to purchase.
PLACE: Allard Park
TIME: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U10: Tuesdays & Fridays
U11: Tuesdays and Fridays
U14: Wednesdays and Fridays
U16: Wednesdays and Fridays
With Round 1 less than three weeks away, the North Brunswick Junior Football Club is seeking expressions of interest for a Team Manager in the following teams: Under 10, Under 14 & Under 16.
We are also seeking expressions of interest from anyone who would like to take part in the YJFL’s Sports Trainer course. In last year’s survey, the most popular voluntary position nominated by NBJFC members was that of the Sports Trainer, so if you were one of the many people who wanted to take on this role on game day for your child’s team, this is your chance to nominate yourself.
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club
is now open for 2016 registrations.
We are seeking players in all age groups - under 8's to Under 16's, Colts & Auskick. We are also hoping for our first all-girl team in 2016.
If you, your child, your friend or a family member is interested in playing AFL junior football this year, we are your club!
Simply click on our Footyweb link below & register online:
For Auskick Registration, click here:
Looking forward to another fun-filled, successful year in 2016 with all returning & new players.
2016 NBJFC REGISTRATION DAYS
Two Registration evenings will be held at Allard Park in 2016, instead of the Sunday registration morning of the past.
Registration One: February 5, 2016
Registration Two: March 4,2016
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Dates: Every Thursday, November 12 to December 17
Where: Allard Park
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Attire: Casual sports clothing. Runners – no footy boots.
The NBJFC committee is deep in preparation mode for season 2016.
We are about to embark on an intense recruitment drive and are offering football for all age groups.
We are seeking expressions of interest from anyone looking to coach one of our teams in 2016.
The NBJFC will pay for league accreditation and relevant coaching courses.
We are aiming to have all coaches in place by the end of November 2015.
On Tuesday night, the YJFL hosted its annual Presentation Night. Ten players from each division, in each age group, were invited to the ‘Best and Fairest’ evening, so it was a wonderful testament to a small club such as our own with only four teams, to have had four players nominated:
Under 11: Omar Abou-Eid
Under 13: Adam Mucilli, Christos Raptis
Under 15: Julian De Napoli
On behalf of the entire club membership and our supporters, we are very proud of you; you are wonderful role models for our club & we congratulate you all on a wonderful 2015 football season.
A huge congratulation goes out to Adam Mucilli & Julian De Napoli who took out the first prize in their division - winning the 2015 Best & Fairest awards. Both boys are great team captains who have earned the respect of all their team mates and everyone involved in their respective teams.
Adam Mucilli won the 2015 YJFL Best and Fairest award in the Under 13 Black division, polling an extraordinary 42 votes! A well-deserved win to a champion who has been third and second runner up in the last two years and who this year was also selected to represent the YJFL squad.
Julian De Napoli won the 2015 YJFL Best and Fairest award in the Under 15(4) division, polling 23 votes to secure the best 15th birthday present imaginable!!! He is a champion on and off the field, working hard during the off season to make himself fitter and stronger - and held his own whilst training with the seniors!
We are so very proud of all our champions. Well done, boys!
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club is very proud to announce that we have four players nominated in the 2015 YJFL's Best and Fairest Awards.
Congratulations on a wonderful achievement to the following players and we wish them all the best at the YJFL Presentation Night. Go Giants!
Under 11: Omar Abou-Eid
Under 13: Adam Mucilli, Christos Raptis
Under 15: Julian De Napoli
Barry Kearney has kindly given the North Brunswick Junior Football Club his time this season and has generously provided us with professional photos of the Under 9 team. We have just uploaded the last instalment for this season. Take a look at the great quality of the photos.
We sincerely thank Barry for sharing the photos of his grandson and the Tackers with our Facebook friends & allowing us to place them on our website. We look forward to more photos of our Under 10 team in 2016.
If you require any professional photos, Barry is available to take photos of family, portraits, events, pets, sport & corporate. For all your photography needs, please contact Barry Kearney at:
Website - www.barryphotos.com
Telephone: 0412 3792 53
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club would like to thank the following members for stepping up and helping out the club in running the Bunning Sausage Sizzle at the new Brunswick store today.
Under very harsh weather conditions, the following parents worked very hard to raise funds for all of our kids and we sincerely thank them for their time and contribution to this fundraising event.
Special mention must go to Olympia Raptis, who organised the event and, along with Mario Mucilli, worked tirelessly by taking on a triple shift of 6 hours on the day
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEERS:
Cange De Napoli – U15
Loula Frasson – U15
Olympia Raptis - (Moreland Council Liaison) - U13 & U15
Iolanda Palazollo – U13 & U15
Mario Mucilli - U13 x 2
Chris Sherwill (Treasurer) - U13
Maria Sherwill – U13
Belinda Robson – U13
Theo Argyros (Team Manager) – U13
Xanthi Argyros (Social Media Manager) – U13
Claire Stanyer (Committee Member) – U13
Patty Tharapos – U13 & U11
Sylvana Tropeano – U15 & U11
Elisa Answerth (Team Manager) – U11
Christakis Family – Under 13 & U15
Christos Raptis - U13 player
Tess Argyros - U13 Water Carrier
Have you noticed how clean the carpet is looking in our Allard Park clubrooms this week?
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to the Safaro family (Under 13 – Joseph), who generously donated their time and expert service in making the carpet in our clubroom look like it has been freshly installed and never been walked upon.
If you need your carpets professionally cleaned, please call VANISH CARPET CLEANING on 0413 317 342.
The NBJFC is currently holding a Funde Booklet Fundraising drive. Funde is the little book of BIG VALUE that has over $800 worth of savings & is perfect for the Term 2 school holidays!
Each booklet is priced at $20 and contains ‘Buy 1-Get 1 Free’ vouchers to Australia's favourite venues across entertainment, attractions, sport and food & beverage.
They include: Village Cinema, AFL, Etihad Stadium, Kryal Castle, Icehouse, Timezone, Muffin Break, Pancake Parlour, Hungry Jacks and many more ...
Chris Sherwill, the NBJFC Treasurer, will be selling the Funde booklets at training & game day.
For every booklet sold, $10 will be donated back to our club, so this is a great opportunity for us. Spread the word to all your family and friends.
For the family that buys/sells the most booklets they will receive one free.
McDonald’s has just launched a Mac Pack Footy Superclinic Competition where kids can win a place to participate in a skills and drills session with Mac Pack footy champions, Jack Riewoldt and Jordan Lewis, at Elsternwick Park on Wednesday 8th July!
The competition is open for kids ages between 6 and 12.
Entries close Friday 19th June.
Even though it’s on the other side of town, it’s a great school holiday activity and would be fun to do with teammates.
To enter, players go to this webpage:
and describe in 25 words or less why they’d like to take part in the Mac Pack Footy Super Clinic.
It’s a brilliant event and kids usually go home with a bag of goodies, photos, autographs and plenty of great memories!
We’d love it if there were lots of players from North Brunswick in their team jumpers. Wouldn’t that make a great statement!
Hope to see you there!
EVENT: Interleague Carnival
DATE: Sunday, June 7
PLACE: Bulleen Park East
TIME:10:00am - U13 YJFL vs SEJ (South East Juniors)
11:45am - U13 YJFL vs SMJFL (South Metro)
Our Under 13 North Brunswick Junior Champion, Adam Mucilli, will represent the YJFL in the Queen's Birthday Interleague Carnival this weekend.
If you can make it to Bulleen Park East at either 10:00am or 11:45am on Sunday, come on down & show your support for the Under 13 YJFL team & cheer on our favourite YJFL player, Adam, who will be playing two games.
So don't sleep in & let the 'bye' pass you by, let's all come together as a NBJFC community & support one of our best up-and-coming footballers.
Don't forget to wear our club colours!
NORTH BRUNSWICK JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB is now signed up to Sportsmart’s Club Advantage program, which offers great benefits to us and our club members.
Our Club Advantage number is 800443.
Quote this number every time you make a purchase from Sportsmart to get two benefits:
1. For you - an instant 5% discount off the normal selling price
2. For our club - your purchase will boost our club rebate (NORTH BRUNSWICK JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB gets 3% back in rebates so we can put this into the purchase of equipment and can reduce our running costs!)
In addition to your discount and our club rebate, Club Advantage also gives NORTH BRUNSWICK JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB access to exclusive promotions, VIP nights and special offers.
We thank Sportsmart for supporting NORTH BRUNSWICK JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB.
The Queen's Birthday long weekend is traditionally a bye weekend for everyone at the NBJFC. This includes Auskick next Friday night, June 5.
Enjoy the break & see you back on June 12.
The Hon Jill Hennessy, Health Minister of Victoria, will be visiting Allard Park from 10:30am tomorrow morning.
All the major networks will be at our home ground filming the minister. It will be great promotion for our club - not to mention you may be on television in the evening!!!
So, if you are free & can make it tomorrow morning, put on your North Brunswick Junior Football Club colours & be at Allard Park by 10:30am.
Hope to see you there.
On Wednesday 20th May, McDonald’s Preston will officially be launching their new Create Your Taste™ service platform and delicious new gourmet burgers with an all day Launch Party.
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club has been invited to experience the excitement and help McDonald’s Preston break the global record for the most Create Your Taste™ burgers sold on the one day.
The times allocated to our club are as follows:
4pm-6pm: U9 & U11
6pm-8pm: U13 & U15
Not only is this a good way to raise money for the NBJFC but it is also a great way for all members to get together & socialise for a couple of hours - not to mention a cook-free night for the mums & dads who are scheduled to make dinner on Wednesday night!
For every Create Your Choice™ burger purchased by club members, McDonald’s Preston will donate $5 per burger sold back to the North Brunswick JFC.
All teams will be given Club Flyers at their respective Sunday games tomorrow, that must be handed in at the store on Wednesday night to identify members and record the number of burgers sold. The flyers will look like the picture attached.
Hope to see you there wearing the club colours.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Raine and Horne Brunswick have become major sponsors of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
We thank Robert Elezovic and the team for their support and hope to have a long relationship with the club.
Please support the team at Raine & Horne Brunswick as they are great supporters of our junior football club and the local community at large.
With the first game beginning this Sunday, we are asking all parents and Team Managers to attend a meeting tonight at Allard Park between 5-6pm.
This meeting will outline and discuss the responsibilities of the Team Managers and the Game Day roster of the positions/duties that parents must perform, to ensure that all of our NBJFC teams run out on the field successfully each week.
Furthermore, the YJFL rules and regulations in relation to Game Day conduct and operation will be explained. These include issues such as: parental zones –eg. not permitted near players bench; acceptable on and off field language of players and spectators; appropriate clothing for game day; compulsory use of mouth guards and the sizing of jumpers for all players ready for presentation day.
See you there. Go Giants!
We are running a free sausage sizzle for all parents and players at North Brunswick Junior Football Club on Friday, March 27 at 6:00pm. Come and show your support for our wonderful club.
If you haven't registered your players, please ensure to see one of the committee members on the night.
Look forward to seeing you there. Go Giants!
Welcome back to the club for season 2015.
The Giants now have a new committee that is raring to go and is promising an exciting year of football, both on and off the field.
Charlie Jabbour (President), Robert Elezovic (Vice President) and John Hanna (Secretary), are revitalising the club with a fresh, new leadership that is filled with new ideas, passion and enthusiasm. They are moving forward in a positive direction and injecting new life into our already wonderful and successful North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
The club continues to grow with a proposed five teams in season 2015and we are still actively recruiting. So if you have a child, or know a child, that is interested in playing AFL football, or your child has school friends that would like to join a junior football team, come on down to Allard Park on training nights (Tuesday and Friday) and sign up – NOW!
The first game of the season is scheduled for Sunday 12th April 2015.
All registrations for the NBJFC must be completed by Tuesday, March 31 2015.
Our aim for season 2015 is to continue to develop our children’s skills, which will lead to greater enjoyment.
Registration for the NBJFC 2015 season MUST be completed on-line from this year. You can access the registration link from our webpage:
The hard copy membership form must then be printed, filled out & returned to the club at any training session till Tuesday, March 31 2015 when registrations close. Click on the link below to access the NBJFC Membership Form:
See you at the club …
2015 Executive: (L to R)
Secretary: John Hanna,
President: Charlie Jabbour,
Vice President: Robert Elezovic
Following this evening’s Annual General Meeting of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club, we are pleased to announce the following members have been elected unopposed to the committee for 2015:
PRESIDENT: Charlie Jabbour
VICE PRESIDENT: Robert Elezovic
SECRETARY: John Hanna
YJFL DIRECTOR: Robert Aminde
They join the current committee members:
TREASURER: Chris Sherwill
DIRECTOR OF COACHING: Ange Sammartino
AUSKICK CO-ORDINATOR: Stephen Milne.
We would like to thank the four outgoing committee members Joe Tropeano, Nick Raptis, Pat Gargano and Claire Stanyer for their service to the club. A special thank you is also extended to Khal Abou-Eid for stepping in and acting as Interim President during the off-season.
We are looking forward to another exciting season working with our members, volunteers, coaches, parents and of course the teams!
Stay tuned for more information about how you can become/remain involved with the club as we move through the season seeking input from all parts of our NBJFC family.
After all, we are all in it for the kids!
The NBJFC is seeking parents to volunteer as trainers for season 2015.
Trainers must be accredited with the Level 1 Sports Trainer certificate, which has now become a prerequisite set by the YJFL.
We require a minimum of four trainers and the club will fund the course.
If you are interested in taking on this role and assisting the teams, please do not hesitate to contact Rob Aminde on his mobile, or approach him at training to organise the process.
179 Sydney Road
Brunswick Vic 3056
Tel: (03) 9387 0611
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club is again delighted to confirm Barry Plant Brunswick will continue to be our major sponsor for the 2015 season.
We extend a huge THANK YOU to Greg Cusack and all the team at Barry Plant Brunswick for their continued support and faith in our junior football club.
We are also excited to announce that if any North Brunswick Junior Football Club member or friend sells their property through Barry Plant Brunswick, the real estate branch will donate an agreed percentage of the commission to the NBJFC.
So if you’re looking to buy, sell or rent a property – maybe you even just need an appraisal – please support the team at Barry Plant Brunswick as they are great supporters of our junior football club and the local community at large.
Pre-season training for all teams will be held once a week during the month of February for all teams. .
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Dates: February 11, 18 and 25.
Place: Allard Park
If any parents can assist the coaches with pre-season training, it would be greatly appreciated.
The Australian Drug Foundation has launched a ground breaking new campaign encouraging parents to consider what habits their children are learning at their sports club.
The ‘Is your child’s club a Good Sports club?’ campaign uses powerful imagery of kids mimicking drunken behaviours that they have observed around their sports club. The campaign asks parents to consider what their kids are learning at their club, and encourages them to choose a club involved in the Good Sports program.
Watch the new Good Sports ad here: http://youtu.be/lAE6c6UBOzA
Follow Good Sports on Facebook.
THE GOOD SPORTS PROGRAM - BACKGROUND
For more than a decade the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program has been helping sports clubs tackle binge drinking behaviours around sport. In some locations, Good Sports is also already delivering healthy eating and healthy minds programs as part of our mission to promote health and prevent harm.
Since starting in Victoria in the early 2000s, Good Sports has been so successful that it has spread to every state and territory in Australia. With more than 6500 clubs now involved, it has been very popular with clubs and has been proven through rigorous research to reduce risky drinking.
Importantly, Good Sports is successful because it empowers clubs to reflect on the example the club’s current culture is providing to its players, members and spectators. Good Sports officers support clubs to make decisions about the culture they want to foster, and support them with the tools to make it more family-friendly.
More information about Good Sports is available at www.goodsports.com.au
DATE: Sunday, February 22
TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm
PLACE: ALLARD PARK - Donald Street, Brunswick East
It is with great pleasure that the NBJFC committee announces the appointment of Ange Sammartino as the senior coach for our Under 15 football team for season 2015.
He has guided the team for the last 3 seasons.
Ange’s role will be twofold with the NBJFC in 2015. As the Coaching Director, he will mentor all of our coaches throughout the pre-season and the season proper, as well as coach the Under 15 team.
It is with great pleasure that the NBJFC committee announces the appointment of Jordan Garita as the senior coach for our Under 13 football team for season 2015.
Jordan will take over a team that won a 2013 YJFL Premiership and made the Under 12 Grand Final in season 2014.
Jordan’s junior football was with Strathmore and he has played for both East Keilor and Aberfeldie in the EDFL.
More recently, he played his football for Parkside in the WRFL, with Grand Final experience.
We look forward to Jordan commencing with the Under 13’s for pre-season training.
It is with great pleasure that the NBJFC committee announces the appointment of George Wannis as the senior coach for our Under 11 football team for season 2015.
George guided our Under 10’s to a YJFL premiership in season 2014.
As coach, George will continue to focus on the basics of the game and ensuring that the junior players enjoy participating in Australian Rules football.
This season will bring new challenges to our Under 11 team as they will be promoted to a higher grade.
It is with great pleasure that the NBJFC committee announces the appointment of Ufouk Il as the senior coach for our Tackers for season 2015.
He will be supported by his assistant coach, Mounzer Abou-Eid.
Ufouk has been associated with the sport for many years, both as a player and as part last season’s coaching team where he assisted with the Tackers.
The 2015 Tackers coaching team will focus on the basics of the game and ensuring that the junior players enjoy participating in Australian Rules football.
We look forward to another strong development year for our Tacker group.
The NBJFC’s new Social Media Policy was ratified at last week’s committee meeting.
It has been a gap that needed to be closed.
We would like to thank Xanthi Argyros for putting this policy together, it is very much appreciated as it took a significant amount of work to research and develop, your efforts are very much appreciated.
At the end of the 2014 football season, Kevin Sheedy, on behalf of the GWS Giants, sent the NBJFC a congratulatory letter on our successful 2014 football season.
We are very happy to share the same mascot with our much more famous namesake, the Greater Western Sydney Giants and wish them the very best for the upcoming 2015 AFL season.
Our committee is already in preparation mode for season 2015.
A successful club is both an effective club on and off the ground....
We are looking for parents who have a desire to coach or be the assistant coach to one of our teams for season 2015.
Our aim for season 2015 is to continue to develop our children’s skills, which will lead to greater enjoyment.
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club is in a position to pay for all the successful coaches and assistant coaches league accreditation and to offer an ongoing coaching course with Accelerate.
Please note that we are still to finalise the teams for next season but we would initially be looking for:
· Tackers (U8’s) – Coach & Assistant Coach
· Tackers (U9’s) – Coach & Assistant Coach
· Under 11’s – Coach & Assistant Coach
· Under 13’s – Coach & Assistant Coach
· Under 15’s – Coach & Assistant Coach
All expressions of interest are to be emailed to our coaching director Ange Sammartino via firstname.lastname@example.org and if you have any questions, he can be contacted directly on 0434 615 193.
As part of his role as the Coaching Director, Ange will coordinate with you and develop an ongoing training program for the respective teams.
Please register your interest by 5pm, November 24 2014.
With the unforeseen recent resignation of our President Nick Raptis, the NBJFC committee has been working in the background to maintain our strong club culture, structure and stability.
The committee has had to make some decisions and slight changes which has included the appointment of an interim President until our next AGM in March / April.
The new composition of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club committee will be as follows:
Interim President: Khal Abou-Eid
Vice President: Claire Stanyer
Secretary: Robert Aminde
Treasurer: Chris Sherwill
Club Director: Pat Gargano
Auskick Coordinator: Steven Milne
Coaching Director: Ange Sammartino
We would like to thank both Khal and Ange for filling new roles within the committee.
We will be commencing communications over the next few days with all the new developments and initiatives that we will be introducing to continue to enhance the experience for the children, parents and families in the coming months and next season.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate in contacting any member of the committee.
Good Morning Parents,
Unfortunately, our new President Nick Raptis has resigned from his position effective immediately.
On behalf of the NBJFC Junior Committee we would like to thank Nick for his participation on the committee for the last 5 years.
He has played roles as coach, coaching director, Vice President and recently as our President.
It is very understandable that his family must come first and I can speak for all parents, players and families that our thoughts and prayers are with Nick and his family.
Thank you Nick for all your time and effort that you have put into getting the club to where it is today.
October 31, 2014
Dear Parents/ Guardians and Committee Members,
I Nick Raptis am officially resigning as the president of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club, effective immediately from today, Friday October 31, 2014.
Following recent health issues regarding my father, I am unable to execute my duties. I am no longer able to fulfil my role as your President.
As for coaching for the 2015 season, although I would love to continue to take on the role, unfortunately and regretfully it is out of my hands.
I am proud of what we have accomplished together on behalf of North Brunswick Junior Football Club and hopefully my resignation will open up the opportunity for some other club member to take over and move the club into a more positive direction without division within the Club.
My sole intention was for the children to excel, enjoy and learn to play football. Not once, did I take part for any personal gain or praise.
On a personal note, it has been a privilege to be a part of the committee but in this instance, my loyalty to my family and respect for my father must come first.
I have decided, therefore, to resign and step down as president from the NBJFC Committee.
This has been a very difficult and heart breaking decision.
Finally, I wish you all continued success as you lead our beloved Junior Football Club.
Hi everyone. Some of you may have noticed that the NBJFC Facebook page has been idle since Grand Final week. Unfortunately, we have had to 'block' all friends from posting on the page in an effort to control the huge amount of spam and inappropriate material that has been peppering our football club's Facebook page - all of which has been deemed to be absolutely unacceptable and goes against all of our football club values.
At yesterday's committee meeting, it... was decided that the Facebook page would remain blocked for the protection of the many junior players who are members of our online community.
If you wish to post anything onto our Facebook page, you may still do so but there is a new process that must be followed as you will not be able to post directly onto the NBJFC page.
From now on you must:
1. Post your message/photo onto your personal Facebook page first and then 'TAG' the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
2. The administrator will 'review' your post & allow it onto the page, thereby controlling unwanted material from entering our site.
Please be patient as the administrator is not on Facebook 24/7.
Thank you for your support and understanding on this matter.
We are delighted to announce our success in applying for a $1,200 grant from Telstra.
Telstra Kids funds the little things that can make a big difference to kids’ lives, helping kids to play and learn.
Our Telstra Kids grant will be used to contribute to the funding of a new electronic scoreboard at Allard Park.
Huge thanks to Rose Nesci from Telstra, for endorsing our application, which was kindly prepared for us by our Secretary, Robert Aminde.
We are very excited to share in the million dollars the Telstra Foundation provides each year to help kids across Australia to learn and play.
Congratulations to our U10 boys for winning the 2014 Grand Final. They worked very hard all year and were rewarded aptly for their efforts. Congratulations to the coaching team for the tireless work they put into the playing group all season. Thanks for a fantastic year!
Congratulations to our U12 Grand Finalists who put up a valiant effort in their attempt to secure back-to-back premierships. Unfortunately, it was not to be in 2014. Well done to the U12 coaching team and players. We are very proud of you all. Thanks for a great year!
On Tuesday, August 26, the YJFL hosted its annual Presentation Night at The Centre, Ivanhoe.
Ten players from each division, in each age group, are invited to the ‘Best and Fairest’ evening, so it was a wonderful testament to the performance of our five boys who received invitations to attend: Jordan Nicolo (U10), Christian Tropeano (U10), Tarik Mohamad (U12), Adam Mucilli (U12) and Jack Nicolo (U12).
Congratulations go to Jordon Nicolo, who took out the 2014 Best & Fairest Award in the U10 Red division and Adam Mucilli who was the 2014 Best and Fairest Runner up in the U12 Black division.
Congratulations to our U10 and U12 teams for making the 2014 Grand Final in their respective divisions.
The NBJFC community, your parents, family and friends are all so very proud of your effort and commitment this year - no matter what the end result may be on Sunday, August 31.
Both teams have been allocated to the same ground so we have a great opportunity to make Sunday a fabulous North Brunswick JFC community day.
The Grand Final fixture is as follows:
North Brunswick vs Banyule
Ground: Bulleen Park East
North Brunswick vs Bundoora
Ground: Bulleen Park East
Good luck in the Grand Final.
The NBJFC would like to congratulate the following players who have been invited to attend the YJFL Presentation Night.
The top three ‘Best and Fairest’ players from each division, based upon the votes awarded by the umpires at the end of each game, will be announced on Tuesday, August 26.
Good luck to all of our boys:
UNDER 10 RED:
UNDER 12 BLACK:
The wait is over. Yes, it's THAT time of year again.
DATE: Sunday, September 14, 2014
PLACE: Allard Park
This is definitely the highlight of the year on the North Brunswick Junior Football Club's social calendar.
The NBJFC PRESENTATION DAY will celebrate the 2014 season and the club’s achievements.
Presentations will be made to all four teams, lunch will be provided, silent auctions and live auctions will take place.
As the main fundraiser for the year, Presentation Day allows the club to keep costs down for its members and contributes to the successful operation of all the teams.
We are looking to create a committee that will be responsible for everything from getting the auction items, to packing up at the end of the day.
Catering for all in attendance will be provided and Halal options will also be available.
The club is looking for a volunteer to work with Rob Aminde as the club’s Registration Manager for the rest of the 2014 season and for season 2015.
The role involves maintaining the club’s player and official registration and records.
On average, it will not take up more than 1 hour per week of your time. The peak times are at the beginning of the year where it may increase to 2.5 hours for about 4 weeks.
The volunteer will receive full training and access to the program.
The NBJFC club is looking for a volunteer to work with Rob Aminde as the club’s property manager.
The role involves looking after the club’s merchandise, jumper allocations and match day uniforms.
This generous and wonderful person, will be required to assist for the rest of the 2014 season and for season 2015.
On average, it will not take more than 1–2 hours per week.
Peak times are at the beginning of the new football season every year, where the commitment to the job may increase to 3 hours weekly, for about 4 weeks.
We really hope that someone from the parent group can step up and assist Rob.
After all, we are all in it for the kids.
In recognition of our recent Bronze Level Quality Club Accreditation, the AFL has donated an iPad to the NBJFC to acknowledge this achievement.
This iPad will be used on match day for pregame checks, pregame and post-game YJFL entries and incident reporting.
It is another great tool that we have at our disposal.
We are only one of six junior clubs, nationally, to be granted this honour by the AFL. A fabulous reflection of how far we have come in the last few years.
It is with great pleasure that I can announce a new operative feature of the NBJFC website – the Newsletter.
The NBJFC Newsletter, ‘The Giants Gab’, will keep members up-to-date with informative and light-hearted content pertaining to current club issues via the website and email (coming very soon).
The aim is to produce a weekly newsletter during the football season and intermittent newsletters with relevant issues during the off season. The length will vary depending on what is happening around the club at the time of production.
Please remember the Newsletter concept is in its infancy stage and will require some tweaking before a regular format and content is successfully established.
Victoria Raptis and I are responsible for the production of ‘The Giants Gab’ and welcome any suggestions, ideas and feedback relating to the content.
Please note that some of the content in the first two issues will now be outdated, due to technical difficulties experienced in getting the Newsletter section of the website up and running. From Round 11 onwards, newsletters should be current.
Enjoy Issue 1 of ‘The Giants Gab’.
Let us know what you think …
Hi everyone. I am in the process of updating the NBJFC FB page http://www.facebook.com/NBJFC & website.
In doing so, I have noticed a real absence of present & past photos on both sites. As I am attempting to create a pictorial history of the NBJFC, to be accessed online & archived for future use, I am putting out a call for any parent, or friend, who has taken photos or videos of their child &/or team on any given game day in the last few years, to be kind enough to PLEASE pass on appropriate images that can be used. The includes social gatherings/events organised by the NBJFC such as Trivia nights, Presentation days, Pizza nights, parent volunteers on duty etc - anything you deem to be relevant!
As a parent of a current U12 junior player, I have been uploading & sharing all of my photos quite willingly since our family joined this wonderful club last year. However, there is a huge disparity in the pictorial presence between the current U12’s & the other three junior teams – Tackers, U10’s & U14’s. I know there are photos floating around within our North Brunswick community somewhere – on a mobile phone? on a memory chip? or on a hard drive? ...
Alternatively, please copy the images onto a CD & give them to Olympia Raptis in the canteen on match day who will pass them on to me.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Loop Solar have become App sponsors of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
They will be sponsoring the club in becoming one of our App banner sponsors.
We thank Steven and the team for their support and hope to have a long relationship with the club.
Loop Solar is an independent, Melbourne-based company specialising in grid-connect solar power systems for residents and small businesses throughout Victoria. We are committed to premium solar products, old-fashioned service and quick installation.
If you are interested in receiving a quote, or just have a general question about solar, feel free to contact the company via phone or email.
Steven Davies - Loop Solar Director
Mobile: 0414 103 265
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the U12 North Brunswick Junior Football Club players were privileged to take part in an exclusive Mac Pack training session with AFL Carlton captain, Marc Murphy.
Mac Pack is a sports movement for children, created by one of our sponsors, McDonalds, which aims to provide healthy living through fun, play and sports.
Our kids were put through their paces by Marc Murphy and Mac Pack’s, Emma and Frankie. They participated in fitness drills on everything from kicking, to posture, to stretching and most importantly, having fun and giving it a go!
Some of our boys were also interviewed by the Mac Pack crew, resulting in some humourous responses and antics.
Marc Murphy generously posed for photos, for one and all, and liberally signed autographs.
We extend a huge thank you to Marc Murphy and Mac Pack’s Emma and Frankie for visiting us at Allard Park and making the night a memorable experience for our boys. You couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces!
Mac Pack provided the NBJFC with a $200 grant to be used to purchase well equipped First Aid Kits for our away games.
Check out the online video package on You Tube and watch our boys in action:
Our local community came together on Saturday, June 14, 2014 for our second annual Trivia Night, a benefit for the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
The event was a huge success and we were able to raise vital funds to continue with our targeted club initiatives for this, and coming, seasons.
Thank you to everyone who attended. The Trivia Night was filled with loads of fun, generous contributions and many memorable & unforgettable moments.
There are an enormous number of people who helped to put this event together but special thanks must be made to the following NBJFC people who volunteered their time and effort:
Olympia Ellas, Belinda Robson, Xanthi Stavrakas, Guy & Viv Bruno, Sylvana Tropeano.
Theo Argyros, George Goumas, Jim Sampos, Mario Mucilli, Olympia Ellas & Xanthi Stavrakas.
Bar: Nick Raptis
Nights like these are not possible without the support and donations from our generous sponsors. A BIG THANK YOU to the many individuals and businesses who generously donated their time, sponsorships and silent auction items. Thank you for making this a successful event!
We ask all NBJFC members and guests to support the sponsors who support our Club.
A special thank you to all the sponsors – in no particular order:
MCDONALD’S EAST BRUNSWICK
Belinda Robson, Sylvana Tropeano, Xanthi Stavrakas, Guy & Viv Bruno, Olympia Ellas
Gyro Organisers & Makers:
Theo Arygoros, George Goumas, Jim Sampos & Mario Mucilli
Thank again to anyone we may have missed but the club and the kids appreciate your effortsMITRE 10
THE CUTTING EDGE
HEADING OUT HAIR & BEAUTY AWARDS
ALASYA TURKISH RESTAURANT
SMALL BLOCK CAFE
TASTE OF FRANCE
STEVE AND KIM EVANS
BRUNSWICK FLOUR MILL
ADVENTURE PARK GEELONG
COBURG OFFICE WORKS
CHEMIST WAREHOUSE BRUNSWICK
It‘s that time of the year again … Club Photo Night!
In 2014, our club has expanded to four teams, thus necessitating the photography session to be separated over 2 nights.
The set dates for the Club Photos are:
Session 1: Tuesday 22nd July - Tackers / Under 10’s
Session 2: Tuesday 29th July- Under 12’s / Under 14’s
You will have the opportunity to purchase team, portrait, sibling photos and a combination of Team/Portrait – all at reasonable prices.
All players must be in attendance on the photo night, dressed in their match day apparel - even if there are not any purchases made.
The information sheets and order forms have been distributed at training. If you have not received your copy, please see your Team Manager.
All money must be paid in advance to Michelle Aminde, (Photo Night Coordinator), by July 19 for Tackers/U10’s and July 26 for U12’s/U14’s.
NBJFC has great pleasure in advising that the NORTH BRUNSWICK JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB app for both iPhone and Android is live and operational.
The Android app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store:
The iPhone app can be downloaded from App Store:
Please be patient as information has started to be uploaded and the process is not complete..
The app is free.
Please tell your family and friends.
It is with great pleasure that the NBJFC announces a new club sponsor for the rest of this season and for seasons to come.
Thanks to the efforts of Secretary/Treasurer, Rob Aminde, Apogee Financial Planners have agreed to become a significant sponsor of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
Our Tackers Coach Khal, is a Financial Planner who specialises in Superannuation and all types of Personal Insurance (Life, TPD, Trauma & Income Protection).
The Apogee team have agreed to donate further funds to the club with every new policy underwritten for any North Brunswick Junior Football Club family.
At NBJFC, we have developed a wonderful sense of community. Through training and game day, we come together as an extended ‘family’, uniting as one to support our children. Let us now come together to support each other as well as our club. ApogeeFinancial Planners are locals, North Brunswick Junior Club members and are looking to give back to the community.
Please take this opportunity to review your existing arrangements. Not only will you be getting a better deal, but you will also be securing your family’s financial future whilst the NBJFC receives some serious sponsorship funds along the way.
All sponsorship dollars will enable us to further continue to provide opportunities that enhance & develop our children.
If you are interested, please contact Khal directly on 0403 277 772.
On behalf of the NBJFC, we once again take this opportunity to thank Khal and his team at ApogeeFinancial Plannersfor their support and ongoing investment in our club.
Under 10's: Versus Brunswick @ 10:00am
Venue: Gillon Oval
Under 12's: Versus Canterbury @ 11:30am
Venue: Canterbury Sports Ground
Under 14's: Versus Ashburton @ 3:00pm
Venue: Burwood Reserve Bottom
Good Luck to all teams.
Round 1 Tackers Update:
Our young Tackers under the guidance of new coach Karl Abou-Eid were simply sensational against an older and bigger Parkside team.
They combined extremely well and their skills for new players was very good.
Best Player Award: Peter Naxakis
Encouragement Award: Christian Gattoni
Well done guys, a great effort by all players!
Round 1 Under 10 's Update:
Our team with 6 Tackers who played both games were very gallant in defeat against much older and experienced Richmond team.
Richmond 6.11 47
North Brunswick Junior FC 2.6 18
Goalkicker: M. Abou-Eid
Best Player Award: Oliver Murphy
Encouragement Award: Omar Abou-Eid
It was a fabulous effort by all team players as this is our start up team.
Round 1 Under 12's Update:
The team started 2014 where it finished 2013 with a convincing win against spirited opposition from Ivanhoe.
North Brunswick Junior FC 9.10 64
Ivanhoe 2.9 21
R. Aminde 4, A. Mucilli 3, C. Raptis 2
Best Player Award: Ted Wearn-Jarvis
Encouragement Award: R. Aminde
Well done guys, great win!
Round 1 Under 14's Update
The team fought a hard battle against Ivanhoe who was able to hold out the fast finishing Giants.
North Brunswick Junior FC 8.10 58
Ivanhoe 8.12 60
Goalkickers: Imran Abou-eid 2, Nasser Khoder 2, G. Raptis 2, David Smith 1, J. DeNapoli 1
Great effort guys!
There will be many wins this season with a gutsy effort like that.
Tackers - Division North
North Brunswick JFC vs Parkside @ 8:45am
Venue: Allard Park
Under 10’s - Divsion Under 10’s Red
North Brunswick JFC vs Richmond B @ 10:00am
Venue: Allard Park
Under 12’s - Divsion Under 12’s Black
North Brunswick JFC vs Ivanhoe B @ 11:30am
Venue: Allard Park
Under 14’s - Divsion Under 14’s Green
North Brunswick JFC vs Ivanhoe B @ 1:00pm
Venue: Allard Park
This year we are having a bring a friend competition for all current players.
If the current brings a friend down to the club and the friend signs up for season 2014 they will go into the draw for a $100 Rebel Sport Gift Voucher.
The draw for the gift voucher will be drawn by Club President Joe Tropeano on Friday 4 April, 2014 after training.
Every additional new player registered will be an additional chance at winning the grand prize.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the North Brunswick Junior Football Club has a new major sponsor for season 2014.
Barry Plant Brunswick has agreed to become the clubs major sponsor.
These are vital funds for a growing club like ours and we appreciated Greg Cusack and his team coming on board.
If any North Brunswick Junior Football Club member or friend mention that they are part of the club and they sell their property with the professional team of Barry Plant Brunswick, they will donate to the football club an agreed percentage of the commission directly to the football club.
Further to this, the Barry Plant team through their vast contact list will assist club in acquiring items that we can auction as part of our fund raising ventures for the year.
A special mention needs to go out to Troy Constantine who brokered the original meeting and has largely deserves the credit for the club getting this sponsorship with a very reputable local organisation like Barry Plant Brunswick.
The sponsorship is very much appreciated by the Executive, Committee, parents and players of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
This year’s registration day is to be held this Sunday the 16 February 2013 between 9am and 12pm.
This year all returning players will be receiving a NBJFC hoodie and cap as part of their membership.
Any new 2014 players will be getting a club kit bag too.
In season 2014, the YJFL has made YJFL shorts a mandatory requirement for all clubs and their players.
The cost of the shorts will be $22 per pair and will be available registration day.
Please complete this year’s membership form in all areas and bring it with you on the day.
See you all then!
North Brunswick Auskick commences at Allard Park on Friday 21 March 2014 @ 6:00pm. All enquiries should be directed to Troy Constantine.
The coaching committee has decided on commencing training on Friday 14 February 2014 at 5:00pm.
Training will then continue each Tuesday and Friday evening commencing at 5:00pm.
Could you please make certain that each of the players bring both runners and boots to each session as there may be some running during the pre-season.
There will be a sausage sizzle for our first training session this Friday.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the following coaching appointments for season 2014.
It is very pleasing that all three of last year’s coaches will be returning this season.
Plus one of our assistant coaches will be taking the reins of our new side.
Tackers: George Wannis
Under 11’s Jim Sampos
Under 12’s Nick Raptis
Under 14’s Ange Sammartino
All coaches will be available on Friday night for our first training sessions.
As our normal practices, all team coaching positions have been declared vacant for season 2014.
We invite any parents, friends or relatives that are interested in coaching one of the sides for season 2014.
Our sides for next year will be Tackers, Under 10’s or 11’s, Under 12’s and Under 14’s.
If you are interested in getting involved with the club’s coaching team, please contact the club secretary Robert Aminde and he will provide you with the relevant documentation that needs to be completed.
Training nights after Christmas and for the season proper will be our normal Tuesday and Friday nights.
If you have a passion to coaching, get involved.
Our pre-season training prior to Christmas commences on Thursday 7 November from 5:00pm.
The training will run each Thursday up until Christmas.
All current and prospective players are more than welcome to attend.
Presentation Day Update: Under 11's
Best & Fairest: Adam Mucilli
Runner Up: Christos Raptis
Third: Tarik Mohamad
Most Determined: Hassan Hussein
Most Improved: Rhett Aminde
Goal Kicker: Jack Nicolo
Coach's Encouragement: Alexander Tharapos
Best In Finals: Christos Raptis
Well done to all the award winners and all the premiership team members.
Each player was vital to this great season.
Presentation Day Update: Under 13's
Best & Fairest: Jack Sammartino
Runner Up: Paul Palazzolo
Third: James Kefalas
Most Determined: Julian De Napoli
Most Improved: David Smith
Coach's Award: Giacomo Bruno
Goal Kicker: Jack Sammartino
We done to the team on a very competitive and successful season.
NBJFC Clubman Award - Mario Mucilli
Well deserved, and thanks for your efforts throughout the season.
NBJFC - PREMIERS 2013!!!
North Brunswick JFC - 5.8.38
Kew Rovers - 2.4.16
Congratulations to all the boys, coaches and support staff for a fantastic win on Sunday. You all have worked exceptionally hard all season and are well deserved Winners!!!
Lets go back to back in 2014!!!
The YJFL best and fairest awards were held on Tuesday night.Congratulations to all who were involved. A special mention to two of our boys who fared very well in the count.
*Paul Palazzolo from u13's come 3rd in the YJFL best and fairest.
The game will be played at Bulleen Park (off Bulleen Road) At 10:15am - Sunday 25th August.
Please take the time to come down and cheer on the boys in the club's first Grand Final appearance for 5 years!
Go the Mighty Giants.
North Brunswick - 10.6.68
Kew Rovers - 8.7.55
Our Under 11's came back from a slow start to beat Kew Rovers in the second semi final at Macleod Park this afternoon to book their place in the Grand Final in 2 weeks time!
It was a great team effort with the team holding off a strong opposition,
Goal Kickers: A. Lontos 2, C. Raptis 2, J. Nicolo 2, A. Mucilli 2, R. Aminde 1 & M. Palazzolo 1.
Best Player Award: A. Stanyer
Go the Mighty Giants!!!!!
Our Under 11's team will be playing the Second Semi Final against Kew Rovers at Macleod Park @ 1:00pm.
Please make an effort to get down and cheer on the Mighty Giants!
Tackers - Tackers vs Under 11's
The tackers finished their season with a match with the Auskickers at Allard Park after the Under 11's game.
All the boys and girls had a wonderful time with the celebration completed with a sausage sizzle for all the kids and their parents.
The Tackers grew in confidence over the season.
Well done to all involved.
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Richmond
North Brunswick Junior FC 8.6 54
Richmond 4.4 28
The Under 11's earned their way into the Second Semi final next weekend with a strong win over Richmond at Allard Park.
The team fought back from a slow start to book their ticket in the finals against Kew.
Goalkickers: J. Nicolo 2, A. Mucilli 2, C. Raptis 2, R. Aminde 1, J. Higgins 1
Best Player Award: J. Nicolo
Encouragement Award: I. Van Den Eynde
Under 13's - St. Damians vs North Brunswick
St. Damians 3.0 18
North Brunswick 4.4 28
The Under 13's finished their season with a hard fought win over St. Damian away from home.
Coming back for a half time deficit, the team overran their opponents to win the game in windy conditions.
Goalkickers: G. Raptis 1, J. Denny 1, J. Sammartino 1, G. Bruno 1
Best Player Award: J. Sammartino
Encouragement Award : G. Lakos
Well done on the coaches and the players for the improvement this season!
Round 15 - Final Round!
Tackers - North Brunswick - BYE - (playing a game with the Auskickers after the Under 11's game)
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Richmond - 10am - Sun 4th August
Tackers - North Brunswick vs Parkside
The team improvement continued this week with a very strong effort against Parkside at Allard Park.
The boys have come so far this year with all players improving their skills and our competitiveness has grown as the season has progressed.
Special thanks goes to the following parents that assisted every week: George Wannis (Coach), Michelle Aminde (Team Manager), Karl Abou-Eid (Trainer) and Steve Evans (Water Carrier).
For all the parents that gave their time, you boys really appreciate it.
This week we have a bye but we will be having a match with the Auskickers after the Under 11's game followed by a sausage sizzle to celebrate our successful Tackers season!
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Fitzroy
North Brunswick 7. 3 45
Fitzroy 2 4. 7 31
The Under 11's played well to keep at bay Fitzroy who defeated us early in the season.
All members of the team played their part in this hard fought victory.
This secures top spot and a second semi final berth for the team.
Goalkickers: A. Mucilli 4, J. Nicolo 2, T. Mohamad 1
Best Player Award: A. Mucilli
Encouragement Award: J. Argyros
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Ashburton
North Brunswick 3.4 22
Ashburton 5.5 35
The team pressed hard in the last quarter to bridge the gap but came up just short.
The team is now out of finals contention for this season but has the opportunity this week of finishing off the season on a high!
Goalkickers: N. Khoder 1, J. Sammartino 1, A. Mucilli 1
Best Player Award: D. Luxford
Encouragement Award: A. Mucilli
Round 14 - All teams playing at home!
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Fitzroy - 11:30am - Sun 28th July
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Ashburton - 1pm - Sun 28th July
There is a new section on our website outlining details about various policies and action plans the club is implimenting.
All policies are now active as of the 17th of July 2013 and will continue to be updated as further issues are addressed.
Please view details here. - Club Policies
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs St. Damians
North Brunswick 4. 12 36
St. Damians 2. 3 15
In windy conditions, the Under 11's maintained their top spot on the ladder and booking their place in the finals.
Goalkickers: R. Aminde 2, A. Lontos 1, A. Stanyer 1
Best Player Award: J. Higgins
Encouragement Award: A. Stanyer
Under 13's - Kew Comets vs North Brunswick
Kew Comets 0. 4 4
North Brunswick 3.13 31
In vert trying conditions the Under 13's kept their finals campaign on track with a sound win today.
Goalkickers: J. Denny 1, J. Sammartino 1, D.Smith 1
Best Player Award: L. Tropeano
Encouragement Award: A. O'Callaghan
Under 13's - Kew Comets vs North Brunswick - 1pm - Sun 21st July
Tackers - North Brunswick vs Fitzroy
The team played very well against a much older Fitzroy Tackers side at Allard Park.
Best On Ground: J. Aminde
Encouragement Award: M. Evans
*The Tackers are being addressed by Umpire Jim Yaloussis.
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Camberwell
North Brunswick 4. 1 25
Camberwell 2 6. 3 39
In another disappointing performance by our sides, the Under 11's were outplayed by Camberwell in windy conditions in Allard Park.
The team is now only one game clear on top with a very tough 3 weeks coming up.
Goalkickers: J. Nicolo 2, T. Mohamad 1, C. Raptis 1.
The team are playing their remaining 3 games at home.
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Whitehorse
North Brunswick 0.0 0
Whitehorse Colts 9.6 60
In a very disappointing performance, the Under 13's were beaten by a much quicker and skilful side in Whitehorse Colts.
We hope they can bounce back next week.
Parents also took advantage of the ability to have their documents destroyed for Free.
Many thanks to our major sponsor Shred-X Document Destruction!!
As a part of our commitment with Shred-X Document Destruction over the last three years, we have been able to obtain a free document destruction service from them.
As we just clocked over to the new financial year and many of us are preparing for tax time and getting rid of old documents and with more recent ones.
Do not throw your personal information out in the general waste.
With so many parents running their own businesses at the club, what a great opportunity to have a clean out!
On Sunday 14th July 2013 (this week’s home game), Shred-X will provide all club members and their families the opportunity of bring their documents and they will be all securely destroyed Free Of Charge.
There will be a number of document destruction bins (orange) near the Shred-X van near the clubroom for you to deposit your documents within.
Round 12 - All teams at home & Shred-X Shredding Day
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Whitehorse - 1pm - Sun 14th
Tackers - North Brunswick vs Preston Bullants
Under the guidance of coach George Wannis the Tackers have "really" improved their game, week in week out.
The boys had a great match against Preston Bullants at Allard Park.
Their last quarters have been very impressive with strong finishes each week.
Well done lads!
Under 11's - Brunswick vs North Brunswick
Brunswick 3.10 28
North Brunswick 5.16 46
The team battled hard in good conditions at Gillon Oval against Brunswick.
The game was close throughout the day due to our bad kicking at goal.
In the end the boys prevailed against an improving oppositions.
Goalkickers: A. Lontos 2, T. Mohamad 2, H. Hussein 1
Best Player Award: I. Van Den Eunde
Encouragement Award: C. Tropeano
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Glen Iris
North Brunswick 15.14 104
Glen Iris 1. 0 6
The team now has cemented it fight for the premiership. With two good wins in a row.
The team looked so clean with their ball work which Guy and Harry have been working on in the last few weeks.
It was a very impressive performance by all team members getting opportunities in a number of different roles.
Goalkickers: N. Khoder 4, J. DeNapoli 3, M. Pavlidis 2, J. Sammartino 2, J. Denny 1, I. Abou-eid 1, D. Smith 1, K. Lontos 1
Under 11's - Brunswick vs North Brunswick - 10am - Sun 30th June
Under 11's - Kew Rovers vs North Brunswick
Kew Rovers 2 4.5 29
North Brunswick 0.6 6
Our team came back to reality with a crash yesterday, being defeated by a better team on the day. Our opposition played more like a team and the results were shown on the scoreboard.
We have a tough 5 rounds to get through with the rest of the pack on our heels.
Under 13's - Kew Rovers vs North Brunswick
Kew Rovers 4.10 34
North Brunswick 5.8 38
Our team came back from a half time deficit to beat the top side, now bringing us back into finals calculations.
We are only percentage out of the four.
Goalkickers: J. Sammartino 1, N. Khoder 1, C. Raptis 1, G. Raptis 1, J. De Napoli 1
Under 13's - Kew Rovers vs North Brunswick - 1pm - Sun 23rd June
The NBJFC Trivia Night for 2013 has finally come and gone. Feedback from all was that they thoroughly enjoyed the night. Good to see all 9 tables batteling it out for bragging rights for 2013. Congratulations to the winners and also to those who had success in the silent auctions and raffles.
The NBJFC commitee would like to thank all who attended and offered their time to make the evening a success. All moneys raised on the night will of course benefit the club.
Check out the pics below:
Tackers - North Brunswick vs Brunswick
Our tackers had a wonderful game against Brunswick after a cold and early start yesterday morning.
There was some great teamwork and the mix of younger and older boys is paying some great dividends. Greater game by all.
Best Player Award: Riad Wannis
Encouragement Award: Rylan Aminde
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Bundoora
The Under 11's are now sitting clear on top by 3 games with the rest of the competition battling for the remaining 3 top 4 positions.
It was a really hard slog at Allard Park yesterday morning in very heavy conditions.
Bundoora put up a great effort and pushed our boys the entire 4 quarters.
We still have some improving left before finals.
Goalkickers: C. Raptis 1, J. Nicolo 1, A.Mucilli 1
North Brunswick 32
Hawthorn Citizens E 20
Fitzroy 2 20
Kew Rovers 2 16
Greythorn B 8
Camberwell 2 4
St Damians 0
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Banyule
North Brunswick 5. 4 34
Banyule FC 3. 7 25
The team upset the second team Banyule to storm back into finals contention.
Played under trying conditions, the boys never gave in and prevailed against a potential finalist:
Goal kickers: N.Khoder 3, C. Raptis 1, J. Sammartino 1
Best Player Award: D. Smith
Encouragement Award: N. Khoder
Kew Rovers 32
Banyule M 28
Ivanhoe B 24
Ashburton G 24
Whitehorse Colts 24
North Brunswick 20
Doncaster W 14
Kew Comets 2 12
Round 9 - All teams playing at home
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Bundoora - 10am - Sun 16th June
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Banyule - 11:30am - Sun 16th June
-tickets/tables - still available
Tackers - Parkside vs North Brunswick
Under very muddy and wet conditions our young tackers team played dry weather football against Parkside this morning.
The team were very effective in keeping the ball in our half of the field and continued to drive the ball forward until the final siren.
Led by an efficient midfield, our forwards kicked accurately to drive home every advantage.
The Coach's game plan and rotations are paying great dividends.
Best Player Award: Luca McConagle
Encouragement Award: Joshua Goumas
Under 11's - Hawthorn Citizens vs North Brunswick
Hawthorn Citizens 3.4 22
North Brunswick 5.12 42
The team had a hard fought victory this afternoon against another top 4 team.
With great work from the midfield, the team drew away in the second half to register their seventh victory for the year.
The boys are now 2 games clear on top of the ladder.
Goalkickers: H. Hussein 1, A. Lontos 1, T. Mohamad 1, O. Williams 1, A. Mucilli 1
Best Player Award: Jordan Nicolo
Encouragement Award: Isaac Van Den Eynde
Under 13's - Macleod vs North Brunswick
Macleod 6.8 44
North Brunswick 6.5 41
Our Under 13's fought very hard again on the weekend but just came up short to go down by 3 points.
Goalkickers: J. Sammartino 3, D. Porter 1, G. Raptis 1, P. Palazzolo 1
Best Player Award: J. Sammartino
The Annual Shred-X Shredding Day has been scheduled for Sunday 14 July 2013.
All club members and families are able to bring their confidential documents along on Round 12 and have their information destroyed securely.
On the day, there will be secure containers available for you all to drop your documents off.
Shred-X is happy to offer our club members and their affiliate employers / companies great rates for any document destruction requirements.
Tackers - North Brunswick vs Macleod
What an effort by our Tackers team yesterday, it was by far their best perform of the year against Macleod. After a slow start the boys kicked some beautiful goals to show that the hard work being put in by the coaches is commencing to pay dividends.
Best Player Award: Mohammad Abou-Eid
Encouragement Award: Matthew Answerth
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Greythorn
North Brunswick 9. 2 56
Greythorn 4. 1 25
The under 11's showed why they are on top of the ladder with another polished effort to defeat Greythorn.
The midfielders were very solid and having a focal point in the forward line was the difference between the two sides.
Goalkickers: J. Nicolo 4, M. Bruno 1, T. Mohammad 1, A. Mucilli 1, J. Mucilli 1, C. Raptis 1
Best Player Award: Adam Mucilli
Encouragement Award: Benjamin O'Donnell
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Ivanhoe
After a very slow start, the team came home strongly in the last quarter to run out of time.
The midfield finally got on top in the last quarter to lead the revival but we came up short by 10 points.
North Brunswick 3.8 26
Ivanhoe 5.6 36
Goalkickers: J. Sammartino 2, N. Khoder 1
Best Player Award: G. Bruno
Encouragement Award: G. Lakos
It is fantastic how local business are helping our football club.
Gangemi Fruit & Vegetables will be kindly donating oranges for match day for the rest of the season for all 3 sides!
They are located in Barkly Square, Brunswick and are institution at that shopping centre.
If you are in the area, drop in for some great produce.
Again, we would to thank Nick for the kind donation
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Ivanhoe - 1pm - Sun 26th May
Under 11's - Richmond vs North Brunswick
Richmond 7.4 46
North Brunswick 9.4 58
The Under 11's go one game clear on top of the ladder after an impressive victory over Richmond.
The team had to dig deep in the last quarter to overcome a three quarter time deficit to run out 12 point winners.
Goal kickers: H. Hussein 3, J. Nicolo 2, A. Stanyer 2, J. Nicolo 1, A. Mucilli 1
Best Player: Rhett Aminde
Encouragement Award: Matthew Bruno
Under 13's - Bundoora vs North Brunswick
Bundoora 9.7 61
North Brunswick 5.9 39
Inaccurate kicking cost the team dearly on Sunday going down to Bundoora by 22 points.
With this loss the team drops back into the pack for the race for a top 4 finish.
Goalkickers: J. Sammartino 3, J. Denny 1, I. Abou-eid 1.
No Best Player Awarded.
Encouragement Award: M. Pavlidis
We have great pleasure in announcing the continuing sponsorship from Citywide for season 2013.
The funds from Citywide will go to getting further Matchday apparel for all players this season.
Without the generous contribution from this major organisation, the children would not have this Matchday apparel.
Thank you again Citywide for this fabulous sponsorship.
Tackers - North Brunswick vs Bundoora
The kids played a great game against much bigger opponent.
The coaches are starting to get the best out of the team with players trying new positions.
Next week is Tacker's Day and we have a very competitive team of young triers.
Best Player Award: L. Williams
Encouragement Award: J. Aminde
Under 11's - Fitzroy vs North Brunswick
Fitzroy 7.1 43
North Brunswick 6.5 41
The Under 11's had an unexpected loss over the weekend.
The boys struggled to come to terms with the conditions and let through some easy goals which in the end cost them the game.
This loss highlights the evenness of the competition.
They will need to switch back on for this week's rematch against Richmond.
Goalkickers: A. Mucilli 3, J. Nicolo 2, T. Mohamad 1
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Doncaster
North Brunswick 5.11 41
Doncaster 0.7 7
Under very trying conditions at Allard Park, the Under 13's made it 4 wins on the trot with a good team effort. The team have moved up to 3rd on the ladder on equal points with the top team.
Great effort by the lads in turning their season around!
Goalkickers: J. Sammartino 1, G. Bruno 1, D. Porter 1, G. Raptis 1, P. Palazzolo 1
Round 5 - Happy Mothers Day!!!
Under 11's - Fitzroy vs North Brunswick - 1pm - Sun 12th May
It is with great pleasure that we announce the new sponsorship arrangement with Freight Management Services for season 2013.
With this great commitment from Freight Management Services, we will be using the funds to buy vital training equipment that will be focussed on improving skills and fitness of the children.
We would not be able to get this equipment this season without this sponsorship.
The sponsorship is very much appreciated by the committee, parents and players of the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
Under 11's - North Brunswick vs Hawthorn Citizens
North Brunswick 9.7 61
Hawthorn Citizens 4.6 30
The team has now won four in a row and today they were never threatened from the first bounce.
Again it was an overall team effort with all players contributing to the victory over Hawthorn.
Rap Nick has taken this new team made up of last years tackers and under 11's and has made them into a very competitive unit.
Goalkickers: Jack Nicolo 3, H. Hussein 1, Adam Mucilli 1, Jordan Nicolo 1, C. Raptis 1, I. Van Den Eynde 1, O. Williams 1
Best Player Award: Jack Nicolo
Encouragement Award: Issac Sherwill
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs St. Damians
North Brunswick 9.20 74
St. Damians 6.3 39
Overall, it was a great team effort with the team racking up three wins in a row.
The systems that coach Ange Sammartino has been working on seem to be coming to fruition.
Goalkickers: Nasser Khoder 2, Adam Mucilli 2, G. Raptis 1, J. Sammartino 1, J DeNapoli 1 M. Bruno 1, Imran Abou-eid 1
Best Player Award: Paul Palazzolo
Encouragement Award: George Lakos
*Congratulations to the boys on reaching 50 games
Tackers - BYE - No game this week
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs St. Damians - 1pm - Sun 5th May
The boys at Carlton FC kindly invited us to Visy Park. We took a tour of the clubs facilities. We played some fun games and spoke about important things such as the environment and particularly recycling. We also managed to score some autographs from the players at the end.
Tackers - Parkside vs North Brunswick
The Tackers played at Parkside over the weekend.
They tried very hard and there was some very good teamwork.
All the work the coaches are putting in is starting to bear some fruit.
The Under 11's remain undeafeated for season 2013.
The team used the breeze well in the first quarter and the team withstood a challenge from Richmond in the second half to come out 12 point winners.
Again, all players played a significant role to achieve this victory.
Richmond - 7.5 47
North Brunwswick - 9.5 59
Goalkickers: A. Mucilli 3, A. Lontos 2, M. Bruno 1, T. Mohamad 1, J.Nicolo 1, O. Williams 1
Under 13's have had their second win for the season.
The team is starting to develop the desire to win the hard ball.
Park Orchards - 2.1 13
North Brunswick - 11.13 79
Goalkickers: I. Abou-eid 3, G. Raptis 3, J. Sammartino 2, J. DeNapoli 1, J. Kefalas 1, D.Porter 1
Best Player: P. Palazzolo
Encouragement Award: D. Porter
It is with great please we announce the new sponsorship arrangement with the Denture Clinic in West Brunswick.
We would like to thank Aresti Tharapos for committing to the North Brunswick Junior Football Club.
This sponsorship will continue the commitment of the committee to give the children a solid base for their futures.
Tackers Report - North Brunswick vs Bundoora
The young players really started to gel together and play some good football.
Encouragement Award: Luigi Rossin
Best Player: Darcy Constantine (below)
Under 11's Report - North Brunswick vs St Damians
The Under 11's had a second victory for the season.
It was another great team effort with all players contributing to the victory.
North Brunswick - 10.9 69
St. Damians - 2.4 16
Goal Kickers: A. Lontos 3, A. Mucilli 2, C. Raptis 2, R. Aminde 1, T. Mohamad 1, Jo. Nicolo 1.
Best Player Award: Anthony Lontos
Under 13's Report - North Brunswick vs Kew
The Under 13's had their first win for the season.
In very windy conditions, the team dug deep to grind out a hard fought victory.
Final Scores were:
North Brunswick - 7.8 50
Kew - 1.5 11
Goal Kickers: J. Sammartino 3, Nasser Khoder 1, J. Kefalas 1, J. De Napoli 1, Abou-eid 1
Best Player Award: J. Sammartino
Encouragement Award: G. Bruno
Round 2. - All teams playing at home!
Under 13's - North Brunswick vs Kew - 1pm - Sun 21st April
Tackers Report - Fitzroy vs North Brunswick
With new coaches in control George Wannis and George Goumas, we fielded a very competitive Tackers team at Fitzroy’s home ground.
There were many players, playing their first game of competitive football and they all did very well indeed. Not only did we give up height but also age with many lower aged players.
Best Player Award: Omar Abou-Eid
Encouragement Award: Josh Heaton
Under 11's - Camberwell vs North Brunswick
Camberwell - 4.5 - 29
North Brunswick - 6.11 - 47
Goal kickers: J. Nicolo (3), R. Aminde (1), C. Raptis (1), T. Mohamad (1)
Best Player Award: Alexander Tharapos
Under 13's - Whitehorse vs North Brunswick
Whitehorse - 8.6 - 54
North Brunswick - 2.6 - 18
Goal kickers: J. Sammartino (1), D. Porter (1)
After months of preparation by all coaches, players, parents and volunteers the 2013 season is finally upon us.
Check here weekly to be up to date with the all game day details including match times and maps of locations. Just hit the links below...GO GIANTS!!
Under 11's - Camberwell vs North Brunswick - 3pm - Sun 14th April
Under 13's - Whitehorse vs North Brunswick - 1pm - Sun 14th April
The North Brunswick Junior Football Club are happy to announce the continued recommitment of the Bendigo Bank Coburg for season 2013.
We would like to thank Mark Galante and the team at the Coburg branch for their recommitment to our club. - Thank you again!
*Message from the Treasurer/Secretary: Robert Aminde
It is with great personal pleasure that I can announce to the parents that the North Brunswick Junior Football Club has had our request for a grant approved by Vic Health for this season for $2000 for the purposes of improving our safety levels at the club.
It has been on my personal agenda for the last 3 years to get the club more equipment with the ultimate aim to have our own defibrillator and have parents trained in its usage (just in case).
This will now be able to be fulfilled through this generous grant.
Another solid effort by all at training this evening. Photos here.
For those still yet to register, teams still have spots available and season begins shortly, so come and see us every Tuesday and Friday between 5pm and 6pm.
What great day was had on Sunday with our season's registration day which was held in the Allard Park Clubrooms.
All children and parents had a great time playing on the field, having something to eat and catching up for those who had not seen each other since last season.
It was fabulous to see so many new faces coming down and enquiring about the club, and our teams.
We are pleased to annouce the coaches for 2013:
Tackers - George Wannis
Under 11's - Nick Raptis
Under 13's - Ange Sammartino
Training starts Tuesday 5th of Febuary 2013 and will continue every Tuesdays and Fridays between 5pm-6pm.