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Port Melbourne Colts
Junior Football Club
Newsletter

Message from our President

We can't wait to get kids back on JL Murphy from next week. Let's hope we have a smooth and uninterrupted start to the season!

Before we start training, I urge you to register. We really need to know team numbers now so we can plan for a successful season.

All information regarding the registration process is here.
Any problems, please contact Olivia or Kevin, our registrars via email -  registrar@portcoltsjuniorfootballclub.com.au.
 



Covid SafePre-season Training
During training, we still need to maintain our COVID-19 practices.

Our COVID-19 Guidelines page lists all requirements but the main points for players are:

  • Maintain social distancing - 1.5m
  • Players must sanitise their hands before and after training
  • Parents should not mingle before, during and after training - best to drop off, go, and then pick up
  • If you feel sick, don't come to training
  • Minimise physical contact (high-fives, handshakes etc)
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 immediately inform the club

Parents, please make sure your children understand these requirements.
 



Pre Season Training Times
 
U8 to U12 kick-around starts this Monday
For the next 2 weeks, our coaches will facilitate informal training sessions commencing this Monday and Wednesday (5pm-6pm).
 
Why? To welcome players back onto the footy field, have a kick, dust off the cobwebs, catch up with friends, undertake a few basic drills with the focus on getting your hands on the footy and having a heap of fun.
Who for? All Players from the U8 to U12 (inclusive) and you can attend either or both nights. Just head down and get involved.
Where? JL Murphy’s Reserve
When? Mon 22nd Feb + Wed 24th Feb 
              Mon 1st  Mar + Wed 3rd Mar
What time? 5pm-6pm
 
Here is an update to the BOLTS pre-season training times training at JL Murphy.
 
U15 Boys (Bolts)
There has been a change to the training time for the U15 Boys (Bolts).
The NEW training time is 6:30pm to 8pm, effective Wednesday 24th February at JL Murphy Reserve.
Coach: Kev Dillon, Corey Lovell
 
U16 Boys (Bolts)
To continue training on Thursdays from 5:30-7pm at JL Murphy Reserve.
Coach: Charlie Schneeberger
 
To recap, the following teams will commence formal pre-season training at the listed time from Monday 8th of March.
 
Monday 
Team: U8 Mixed
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Coaches: Jason Knight 
 
Team: U11 Mixed
Time: 5:30-6:30pm            
Coaches: Warrick Horsley
                : Damien Oliver
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Tuesday
Team: U13 Mixed BOLTS
Time: 5:00-6:00pm, Oval 11 Albert Park
Coaches: Marcus Reid, 

Team: U17.5 BOLTS
Time: 5:00-6:00, Oval 12, Albert Park
Coaches:  Brett McKenzie 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday
Team: U12 Girls
Time: 4:30 to 5:30pm
Coaches: Shane Web
                : Andrew Berry
 
Team: U14 Girls Colts 
Time: 4:30 to 5:30pm
Coaches:  Paul Perrett
                : Peter Maloney  
 
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Note: for the 5:30 time slot, listed teams will share the grounds.
 
Wednesday
Team: U9 Mixed
Time: 5:30-6-30pm
Coaches: Trent Bekis
                : Lee Schiller 
 
Team: U10 Mixed
Time: 5:30-6-30pm
Coaches: Daniel Kogler
                
Team: U10 Girls
Time: 5:30-6-30pm
Coaches: Craig Gray
 
Team: U12 Mixed
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Coaches: David Nelson
                               
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Wednesday
Team: U16 Girls + U18 (Colts)
Time: 6:30-7:30
Coaches:  Steve Shreuder
                  : Chris Farrell
                  : U18 Coach Bella Stutt
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Thursday
Team: U14 BOLTS
Time: 5:30-6:30, Oval 13, Albert Park
Coaches:  Mark Merton

Team: U17.5 BOLTS
Time: 5:00-6:00, Oval 12, Albert Park
Coaches:  Brett McKenzie 

All information will be on our website. Please lookout for a TeamApp invitation from your team manager in the coming weeks. Please note: TeamStuff is no longer operational.


Accreditation

The SMJFL requires all coaches, umpires, first aid trainers, and volunteers to have the appropriate accreditation to ensure the best and safest experience for our kids.

Some of these qualifications require a bit of time and must be completed before Round 1. So we would really appreciate it if you could ensure your accreditation is up to date.

All parent volunteers are required to have the following accreditation:

  • Working With Children Check
  • Club Umpires (U8-U11) must complete the following requirements with the SMJFL - click here. You must also have a valid WWCC
  • Luke Howie, our coaching coordinator, will be conducting an information night for coaches next week where all accreditation requirements will be outlined.
  • All team personnel have their accreditation registered with the SMJFL via Everproof. New volunteers will be sent a prompt to upload accreditation to your account. Existing volunteerswill be sent an alert for all qualifications expiring within the next 6 months.


See you at JL Murphy's next week!


#GoColts
#GoBolts

Darren Williams
President

Our mailing address is:
412 Williamstown Rd
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
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