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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Why parents should choose the NJFC: If you're looking for the right football club for your child, please read this.

Practice dates and times

How to join the NJFC

Phone numbers and emails for coaches, team managers and officials

This week's upcoming matches

Teams play Round 13 on Sunday 20 July as follows:

Team Time Ground Home team   Away team
Under-9 Silver8:30amMcDonnell ParkNorthcote BluevsLaurimar D1
Under-9 Silver10:00amJ.E Moore Park TOP OVALWest Preston BluevsNorthcote Gold
Under-9 Green10:00amMcDonnell Park BACKNorthcote GreenvsNorthcote White
Under-10 Silver10:00amMcDonnell ParkNorthcotevsBundoora Park
Under-10 Red10:00amMontmorency Park - South OvalMontmorencyvsNorthcote
Under-11 Green11:30amMcDonnell ParkNorthcotevsWest Preston
Under-12 Red1:00pmMcDonnell ParkNorthcotevsYarrambat
Under-13 Red1:00pmBundoora Park OvalBundoora ParkvsNorthcote
Under-17 Red3:00pmWallan Recreational ReserveWallanvsNorthcote

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), Gerry Roe (9am-12pm) and Frank Castrucci (12-3pm).

Latest news

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

Do you have NJFC action shots?

The NFL wants great action shots for the Junior Finals Record booklets. And the NJFC wants shots for the website and Facebook. If you have some great shots, please email them to:

info@njfc.com.au

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Posted on Thursday, 10 July, 2014

The car ride home - Why do most kids quit sport?

From an article by Kathleen Noonan from the Courier Mail:

Why do most kids quit sport?

Well, one of the main reasons, apart from the obvious ones - didn't like the coach, not enough time, too much pressure - is one parents don't want to think about: The car ride home.

The car ride home after playing sport can be a game-changer. Whether you are five or 16, the journey from ground to home can be a non-stop parent teaching moment.

Whether you've played well or lousy, your dad can let you know what you should have done.

Should have run when you should have passed, should have kicked.

He becomes one of those shoulda- coulda-woulda dads.

Mum goes off about the netball umpire, bitch, and your coach not giving you enough playing time, cow.

Yep, that car ride home can be pure joy.

If you can, try not to stuff up the car ride home.

The car ride home is when the kid just wants to quietly let the game sink in - whether a win or a loss.

They know if they've played well or badly. You don't need to tell them.

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Posted on Tuesday, 8 July, 2014

Results for Round 11 of 2014

Scores for Round Eleven of the season on Sunday 29 June 2014 were:

Age groupHome teamScore Away teamScore
Under-11 Green Hurstbridge 10.1-61   Northcote 8.5-53
Under-13 Red Northcote 3.0-18   Eltham 7.16-58
Under-12 Red Bundoora Park 7.10-52   Northcote 4.4-28
Under-17 Red Northcote 9.12-66   Hurstbridge 12.11-83

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Posted on Thursday, 3 July, 2014

AFL Women's Match this Sunday - free passes

Womens Match offerThe AFL is making a free ticket offer to the Women’s AFL Game on this Sunday 29 June between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

To register for your FREE tickets please visit westernbulldogs.com.au/myfreeticket. A maximum limit of two tickets per person applies.

Tickets are limited so get in early.

Download the flyer for more information.

 

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Posted on Thursday, 26 June, 2014

NJFC seeking an AFL Kids First co-ordinator

Kids First logoWe're now looking for an AFL Kids First program co-ordinator to help parents get the most out of their children's footballing. The AFL is keen to get this program happening in clubs, and so are we.

The job involves working with the president and other club officials to help everyone keep in mind what kids want out of football and learn how best to help them get it. You simply need to be:

  • Mature, positive and able to communicate with people and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Able to learn the basics of the program and the AFL's 10-point Parents Code of Conduct.
  • Able to manage conflict effectively and without overreacting.

If you are able to help us or know someone who might, please contact the NJFC president, Myles O'Neil-Shaw, on 0403 919 886 or email pres@njfc.com.au.

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Posted on Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Results for Round 10 of 2014

Scores for Round Ten of the season on Sunday 22 June 2014 were:

Age groupHome teamScore Away teamScore
Under-11 Green Mill Park 3.3-21   Northcote 4.3-27
Under-12 Red Northcote 19.11-125   Epping 1.2-8
Under-13 Red Mernda 7.5-47   Northcote 6.4-40
Under-17 Red Yarrambat 11.7-73   Northcote 12.13-85

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 June, 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.

20 July 2014

Football round 13, from 12.00am until 12.00am.

22 July 2014

Training - U13s, from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

Training U11s, from 4.30pm until 5.30pm.

Training - U12s, from 5.00pm until 6.30pm.

Training - U16/17s, from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.

23 July 2014

Training - U10s, from 5.00pm until 6.00pm.

Training - U9s, from 5.00pm until 6.00pm.

24 July 2014

Training - U11s, from 4.30pm until 5.30pm.

Training - U13s, from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

Training - U12s, from 5.00pm until 6.30pm.

Training - U16/17s, from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.

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.