The Northcote community club

Northcote Junior Football Club is a community sports club for Australian Rules Football players 17 and under, based in modern clubrooms among the gum trees at Northcote's McDonnell Park.

Our membership takes in more than 150 families in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs including Northcote, Thornbury, Preston and West Preston, Brunswick, Reservoir, Alphington, Fairfield and Fitzroy. We're known as the mighty Northcote Cougars. Our club is about learning and enjoying footy, teaching values like discipline and respect and teamwork, building fitness, and creating lasting friendships.


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Phone numbers and emails for coaches, team managers and officials

This week's upcoming matches

Teams play Round 14 on Sunday 27 July as follows:

Team Time Ground Home team   Away team
Under-9 Green8:30amMcDonnell ParkNorthcote WhitevsEltham D
Under-9 Green8:30amSeddon ReserveWest IvanhoevsNorthcote Green
Under-11 Green10:00amMcDonnell ParkNorthcotevsWallan
Under-9 Silver10:00amMain Street ReserveThomastownvsNorthcote Blue
Under-9 Silver10:00amMcDonnell Park BACKNorthcote 3vsSouth Morang Maroon
Under-10 Silver10:00amSeddon ReserveWest IvanhoevsNorthcote
Under-10 Red10:00amLaurimar Reserve Maim OvalLaurimar BlackvsNorthcote
Under-13 Red11:30amMcDonnell ParkNorthcotevsDiamond Creek
Under-12 Red11:30amBen Frilay OvalHurstbridgevsNorthcote
Under-17 Red1:00pmMcDonnell ParkNorthcotevsEltham

Unless otherwise notified:

  • Home teams play in blue shorts and away teams play in white shorts.
  • Players should be at the ground 45 minutes before the scheduled game starting time.
  • Parents and guardians should liaise with their team manager during the week on the volunteer role they will fill on the day.

Match-day marshall

If you need to know something or need an issue resolved at McDonnell Park on match day, talk to the NJFC match-day marshall at the ground.

The match-day marshalls for this weekend are Ann-Maree Duncan (7.30-9am), David Walker (9am-12pm) and Frank Castrucci (12-3pm).

Latest news

Results for Round 13 of 2014

Scores for Round Thirteen of the season on Sunday 20 July 2014 were:

Age groupHome teamScore Away teamScore
Under-11 Green Northcote 1.3-9   West Preston 10.14-74
Under-12 Red Northcote 9.7-61   Yarrambat 9.4-58
Under-13 Red Bundoora Park 8.4-52   Northcote 8.10-58
Under-17 Red Wallan 4.1-25   Northcote 12.14-86

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Posted on Friday, 25 July, 2014

End of Home and Away Season

This weekend the season wraps up for the Under-9 and Under-10 teams. They’ve shown a real willingness to adapt to the changed competition rules, and the improvement and enthusiasm shown by all players has been great to watch. The big influx of numbers in the Under-9s this season augurs well for the future of the club, and we look like fielding multiple teams in both Under-9 and Under-10 age groups in 2015. After solid efforts this year the Under-10s can look forward to a more competitive environment in Under-11s next season.

Congratulations to the Under-12s who have already secured a finals spot, sitting currently in 3rd position. The Under-13s are playing their last match for 2014 and are having some say in the finals line up by beating 3rd-placed Bundoora Park last week and taking on 2nd-placed Diamond Creek in the final round. The Under-11s need a win in the final round to guarantee they hang on to 4th spot and are playing 3rd-placed Wallan. After a difficult fixture this season the Under-17s need to win against top side Eltham and also need other results to go their way to make it into the final four. Both of these matches are at home on Sunday so some extra home ground support would be very welcome.

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Posted on Friday, 25 July, 2014

Williams Winter sponsoring the Cougars

Williams WinterMelbourne law firm Williams Winter has become an NJFC platinum sponsor - our highest level of sponsorship. They've been very generous with their support, and they deal with a very wide range of legal matters.

So please return the favour and consider Williams Winter when you're in need of a lawyer.

We'll let them introduce themselves.

Williams Winter is a law firm based in the Melbourne CBD and is one of Melbourne's most established and reputable law firms. The firm has been providing legal services for over 140 years. Our lawyers pride themselves on providing sound and practical legal advice in a timely manner. Our lawyers focus on working with our clients to understand their needs and to deliver the best available and most economic outcome. Our principals and staff are committed to supporting the community.

Our practice areas include: disputes and litigation, business sales and purchases, commercial leases, commercial transactions, family law, wills and estates including disputes, conveyancing, VCAT matters and employment. See our web site for more information.

Thanks in particular to NJFC parent Kath Liddell for her ehlp with this.

Williams Winter can be contacted at:

Level 7, 555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 03 8601 8888

www.williamswinter.com

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Posted on Friday, 25 July, 2014

Looking forward to season 2015

The NJFC committee is undertaking a review of the season to consider what we can do better next year. As part of this process we are asking all families to complete a short questionnaire. Team managers have handed these out; please take the time to give us your feedback about your experience at the club in 2014 (anonymously if you prefer) so that together we can make our club even better!

We are also seeking volunteers for a number of roles around the club in 2015, including a fundraising coordinator. This is not necessarily a committee position, but would be a great help in increasing the money we have available to spend on equipment, facilities and programs. If you can assist in this, or any other role around the club, please speak to a committee member or your team manager.

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Posted on Friday, 25 July, 2014

Jumpers, helmets and surveys

Another reminder to please make sure that all playing jumpers and helmets are handed back to the club at the end of the season. Finally, thank you to all families who have already completed the end of season questionnaire. If you haven’t yet please take the time to complete the short survey and return it to your team manager.

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Posted on Thursday, 24 July, 2014

NJFC club plan

The NJFC committee is now finalising the club plan for the NJFC. The club's goal is to have a long-term direction outlining our vision, mission, strategic direction along with our values and behaviours. This document is designed to shape the club over the next five years.

The committee released a draft for comment in early June and we now have a final draft. We welcome your views and feedback on this draft. In the absence of further comments, this will become the NJFC corporate plan.

Any comments may be forwarded the Ann-Marie Duncan, Club Secretary at secretary@njfc.com.au.

Click here to download the final draft of the plan.

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Posted on Thursday, 24 July, 2014

Playing jumpers and helmets

As we near the end of the season please don’t forget that your playing jumper and helmet need to be returned to your team manager directly after your last match. We need to collect all this equipment so that we can work out what needs to be replaced ready for next season.

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Posted on Thursday, 17 July, 2014

First-aider information session

All NFL first-aiders are invited to attend a special information session at the MCG on Monday 4 August 2014 6.30-8pm. Topics include concussion management, stretcher bearing and asthma management. You'll need to RSVP by Monday 28 July 2014.

Click here to register.

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Posted on Thursday, 17 July, 2014

Results for Round 12 of 2014

Scores for Round Twelve of the season on Sunday 13 July 2014 were:

Age groupHome teamScore Away teamScore
Under-11 Green Northcote 6.5-41   Research 5.1-31
Under-12 Red Northcote 13.3-81   Montmorency White 3.4-22
Under-13 Red West Preston 4.1-25   Northcote 3.5-23
Under-17 Red Northcote     BYE  

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Posted on Thursday, 17 July, 2014


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Coming events

All events are at McDonnell Park unless otherwise stated. Under-15s and Under-14s training is at Bill Lawry Oval.

27 July 2014

Football round 14, from 12.00am until 12.00am.

3 August 2014

Football semi-finals, from 12.00am until 12.00am.

10 August 2014

Football preliminary finals, from 12.00am until 12.00am.

17 August 2014

Football grand finals, from 12.00am until 12.00am.

20 August 2014

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

17 September 2014

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

15 October 2014

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

19 November 2014

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

17 December 2014

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

21 January 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

18 February 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

18 March 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

15 April 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

20 May 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

17 June 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

15 July 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

19 August 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

16 September 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

21 October 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.

18 November 2015

NJFC committee meeting, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. All members welcome.