2016 Annual Report

We have had a great season at the Booragoon Bulldogs.  Highlights of the season include:

  • Sixth consecutive year of growth in player numbers – we continue to be in the top three clubs in the East Fremantle District
  • More teams than ever before – 17 teams from Year 3 to Year 12s
  • Continued growth of Girls football, with Under 12s and a new Under 15s team
  • First time we’ve had a Year 12 team for six years
  • Year 3s entering the Junior Football competition for the first time
  • Another excellent AFL Auskick program, this year focussed on Pre-Primary to Year 2s
  • Over 30 Booragoon JFC players in District and WAFC Development Squads
  • Exciting finals series, with Year 10s and Year 9s making Preliminary Finals and a first-ever Booragoon Year 8s Grand Final Derby to finish the year
  • Long awaited renovations at Karoonda Park finally underway, to be ready for 2017

Our Financials are very healthy, with funds in the bank finally able to contribute to the renovations in-progress at Karoonda.  The last two-years have not been typical year financially, with no Canteen, significant investment in new Jumpers last year, and the second year of two-year sponsorship arrangements coming in this year.

2017 Goals should be

  • Retain and grow player group across Auskick, Junior and Youth Football
  • Grow Girls Football specifically: Riding the wave of the AFL Womens competition to be run in February and March 2017, we should aim for three teams across Under 12s and Under 15s. These teams and players need additional focus as it still is a new area for the Club and Players, but it is a major growth area and a great opportunity for our Club

2017 Changes to Manage

  • Fremantle Conference Competition extends to cover Year 8s to Year 12s and merges with the Girls Football Competition. While this does change some aspects of Year 8 and 9 football, I think it is a positive move for the game

2017 Focus Areas

  • Game-day environment – ensure our Club Ethos is lived every day, and our players, coaches, officials and parents abide by their respective codes of conduct. The purpose of our Club is for Kids enjoying and improve playing footy, not winning football games.  We all need to remember this
  • Player skill development, driven by good Coaches that prepare and execute well, and make football fun
  • Moving in to our new Clubrooms
  • Financials – continue to be disciplined

Thank you to our major sponsors IGA, Pharmacy 777, Ship Agency Services, RentWest Solutions, Niagara, Mazu Shipping, Jones Ballard, Ranford Veterinary Hospital, Bradford Legal Services.

On behalf of the Committee, I would like to thank all of the players, coaches, team managers, game-day volunteers, and parents that make the Booragoon Junior Football Club a great community to be part of.

I would like to thank all members of the Club Committee – a great bunch of people that do things right, put in significant effort to make this Club run smoothly, work together extremely well, and enjoy the job.  Thank you to Mark, Marie, Steve, Paul, Dean, Leigh, Erin, and Lindsay, it has been great working with you.

This community is powered by volunteers, we need more people to be involved – please now consider contributing to this Club, it is very rewarding and a lot of fun.

Roll on 2017, it will be a fantastic year!!

2017 WAFC Female Talent Academy Development Squads

Congratulations to these Booragoon JFC players for being accepted into the 2017 WAFC Female Talent Academy Development and Orientation Squads:

Brittaney Gonslaves
Bronte Montague
Chloe Ducrow
Chloe Hogg
Kylee Pearson
Monique Blasiak
Tyler Jones
Jade Jerome
Ellie Suriano
Amalea Lawrence
Jess Creighton
Millie Jones

Well done to all players, enjoy the development program over the summer!

Notice of AGM

Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting
To be held at Karoonda Park
Sunday October 30th at 3PM

All Committee positions are vacant.  We are seeking nominations for all positions. The success of our football club is solely dependent on contributions from volunteers.

Almost half of our current nine-member Committee is from our Year 9s team. We currently have no representation on Committee from Year 3s, Year 5s, Year 6s, or Year 10s, with more representation from Auskick and Girls Football welcome as well. A number of long term Committee members will be permanently stepping down after this season.

We need you to get involved in the running of your football club. Ideally we have at least one person from each Year group. Running this football club is a very rewarding experience and great way to contribute to our community.

We look forward to seeing you put your hand up to be part of directing our football club in 2017 and beyond.

Required Roles

We’re looking for people to fill these positions on the Club Committee.  More details here.

  1. President: Overall leadership, primary District-level engagement
  2. Vice Presidents: Oversea all football related matters, leadership for coaches and players, support the President
  3. Secretary: Manage business considered by the Committee, provide planning focus to ensure the overall efficient management of club functions
  4. Treasurer: Ensure effective financial management system is in place, govern and expenditure and income
  5. Registrar: Ensure players and teams are registered or transferred in accordance with the competition rules and regulations
  6. Auskick Coordinator: Manage all aspects of the the Clubs AFL Auskick Program
  7. Coaching Coordinator: Recruit, develop and coordinate all Club coaches
  8. Canteen Coordinators: Ensure a canteen service is effectively operated for all home games and other events
  9. Events Coordinators: Schedule, plan and managed events – sundowners, social events, fairest & best evenings, club wind-ups, etc.
  10. Property Coordinator: Manage football equipment purchase, distribution, maintenance, collection
  11. Merchandise Coordinator: Manage Club merchandise sales to players and supporters
  12. Sponsorship Coordinator: Recruit and retain club sponsors and sponsorship income
  13. Marketing Coordinator: Publish newsletters, run web site and social media presence

AGM Agenda

As defined in the Constitution

  • Confirm Attendees & Apologies
  • Confirmation of Minutes of Previous AGM
  • Annual Report
  • Treasurer Report
  • Election of New Committee
  • Determination of Annual Membership Fees
  • Notices of Motion
  • Urgent General Business