Online registration and payments are available here for returning Male and Female Booragoon JFC players – this is for Year 3-12 teams.
Returning players must have Registered and completed Payment by 31st of January to guarantee their place in the Team. New and transferring players will be accepted from the 1st of February until teams reach the District imposed player/Team size limits.
Year 3 players graduating from AFL Auskick must register as a New player.
If you are a Year 3-12 player that has not played football before, please register here.
If you are transferring from another club, please submit a transfer request here.
The Booragoon JFC AGM has been held – the new Committee has been appointed. There are a number of key Committee roles still vacant – we need volunteers to fill these position ASAP.
The 2017 Booragoon JFC Committee is:
President Mark Downey
Vice President (Junior Football) Lindsay Marley
Vice President (Girls Football) Lee Lawrence
Secretary Marie Schmidt
Treasurer Steve Gerovich
Registrar Paul Logothetis
Auskick Co-ordinator Renee Cailes
Merchandise Co-ordinator Helen and Daniel Nolan
Social Co-ordinator Scott Lieschke
General Committee Dean Motton, Mark Zwyster, Tim Bell
The Vacant Positions where volunteers required are:
- Coaching Co-ordinator – updated 16/02/2017 – Heath Schmidt
- Canteen Co-ordinator
- Property Co-ordinator – updated 16/02/2017 – Cameron Bell
- Sponsorship Co-ordinator
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!!
Congratulations to these Booragoon JFC players for being accepted into the 2017 WAFC Female Talent Academy Development and Orientation Squads:
Well done to all players, enjoy the development program over the summer!
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.
We’re looking for people to fill these positions on the Club Committee. More details here.
- President: Overall leadership, primary District-level engagement
- Vice Presidents: Oversea all football related matters, leadership for coaches and players, support the President
- Secretary: Manage business considered by the Committee, provide planning focus to ensure the overall efficient management of club functions
- Treasurer: Ensure effective financial management system is in place, govern and expenditure and income
- Registrar: Ensure players and teams are registered or transferred in accordance with the competition rules and regulations
- Auskick Coordinator: Manage all aspects of the the Clubs AFL Auskick Program
- Coaching Coordinator: Recruit, develop and coordinate all Club coaches
- Canteen Coordinators: Ensure a canteen service is effectively operated for all home games and other events
- Events Coordinators: Schedule, plan and managed events – sundowners, social events, fairest & best evenings, club wind-ups, etc.
- Property Coordinator: Manage football equipment purchase, distribution, maintenance, collection
- Merchandise Coordinator: Manage Club merchandise sales to players and supporters
- Sponsorship Coordinator: Recruit and retain club sponsors and sponsorship income
- Marketing Coordinator: Publish newsletters, run web site and social media presence
- 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
Booragoon JFC Under 15s Player Brittaney Gonsalves made it into the news this week after an excellent first season.
YANGEBUP resident Brittaney Gonsalves was not a football fan before taking it up earlier this year, but it does not appear to be holding her back.
The 14-year-old scooped the Booragoon Junior Football Club’s Under-15s fairest and best award after following friends to the club for season 2016.
It was not the only win for the defender, who was also invited to a number of talent identification days run in the lead up to the new AFL women’s league.
She is too young to be drafted at this stage but said she was enjoying the opportunities.
“I’ve heard about what scouts are looking for, research into opposition players, what food professional players eat and how they prepare for matches,” she said.
The full article is available here.
Left Photo: Alyssa Foster, Jade Jerome, Amy Ivandich, Shoniquah Wilson-Bandy, Amelia Tooker, Ava Hagger
Right Photo: Tayla Keillor (Asst Coach ), Jasmin Hall, Alyssa Foster, Jade Jerome, Amy Ivandich, Ellie Suriano, Ben Tooker (Coach), Amelia Tooker
I brought my daughter down to the club at the beginning of the year to see if she would be interested in playing Australian Football. A few weeks in and I was approached to assist with the training. Before I knew it I had been nominated the head coach and was wracking my brain trying to remember my junior footy days and the drills we used to do 30+ years ago. The assistant coach Tayla was a big help here as she has a much better knowledge of modern training structure and drills than I.
The girls bonded quickly and showed a level of skill and tenacity that was far beyond what I was expecting. The team developed well throughout the year and it was a real pleasure to watch their skills improve. It was also great to see the girls start using tactics like quick handpasses and marking up without having to think about what they were doing. Despite our small numbers I felt that we outperformed the other teams in most of the games we played and had heaps of fun in every match along the way.
I thoroughly enjoyed the season, and Milly and I will be back next year. I think we will see some of these girls in the Women’s Football League in the not too distant future.
Gooooo Bulldogs – WOOF WOOF!
Ben Tooker (Coach)
Back: Tony Grosse (Runner), Scott Lieschke (Coach), Jason Lewins, Jack Redman, Nicholas Steber, James Lieschke, Kody Eaton, Andrew Trefry, Juno Bevilaqua, Alex Savery, Levi Burns, Geoff Rule (Asst Coach), Olly Standing (Team Manager)
Middle: George Wessels, Reed Walker, Mitchell Rudrum, Declan Thompson, Brayden Forrest, Mason Grosse, Cameron Alexander, Curtis Mitchell, Alexander Piper-Hyman, Graeme Fitzgerald (Runner)
Front: Daniel Brown, Thomas Montauban, Adam Rule, Ethan Gozzi, Conor Mannix, Kyle Robertson, Luke Rule, Lachlan Standing, Lachlan Fitzgerald
Absent: Dylan Veitch (inset), Mitch Thomas (inset), Isaac Waddell, Justin Matthys
2016 was the first season of Year 10 competing in the Fremantle Conference League. After initial concerns about whether we would have enough players, a small number of parents launched an audacious recruiting drive, resulting in the signing of 10 new players. Unfortunately due to registration policies, we were even forced to turn away some players who wanted to join our ‘destination’ club.
With an influx of new players this season our aim was to welcome the new players and their families and to engage these families with the true ‘Bulldog spirit’. A very social jumper presentation was held as much for the players as for engaging the new parents and families who joined our club this season.
The late start to training and early season start led to some positive potentialities and a practice game against a slick Manning Rippers team. Our new players were unveiled and the season ahead looked to be off to a bright start. Winning the round 1 grading carnival was a big boost and brought with it great expectations for the season ahead.
Adopting a mantra of ‘Run, Contest, Talk and Encourage’ and an attitude of each quarter starting at ‘nil all’ (with an aim to win the quarter), our season was in full swing.
Frustratingly, as the season unfolded we were beset with many injuries that even had us scrambling for extra players (even though we thought we would be required to rest players each game – a worry that rarely eventuated). Injuries to key players meant that our proposed game-plan, structures and positional selections were rarely able to be repeated throughout the year.
A very even competition (despite some blowout scores) meant almost every game was winnable. This resulted in us being in the four for the first 12 rounds despite having only 4 wins. With 6 teams vying for the 3rd and 4th positions on the ladder we had to fight to regain our finals position after moving out of the four for the first time in the season in round 13. A series of ‘sudden death’ clashes starting in round 14 resulted in us cementing our position in the finals prior to the last round. We experienced an amazing ‘roller-coaster’ of emotions in our round 14 clash against South Coogee (our first sudden death game) when we went from thinking we had lost the game (and our finals chances) by a point, to thinking we had drawn the game, to finding out we had actually won the game by a point and were on a march to the finals.
With players returning from injury resulting in our ability to field our strongest sides, an increased attack on the ball and intensity in running and tackling, we played our best football for the season over the last few week of the season, leading to success in the first semi final against Jandakot white, (a team that we had lost to 3 times during the season). Unfortunately we fell just short against Mundijong in the preliminary final, after being even on the scoreboard at 3/4 time. Many would argue that we had a greater percentage of the ball and more inside 50s in the prelim, but we lost in the only stat that matters in finals – total points scored. The preliminary final loss was a case of ‘so near and yet so far’, one that really got away! It was amazing how ‘gutted’ losing a junior football final can leave you.
During the last 5 games, the team raised the bar in many areas. Our ferocious tackling, our forward pressure and our run out of the backline would have surprised the opposing clubs, and I believe we have started to build a confidence and psychology of ‘belief’ in ourselves that we can take forwards into 2017.
Special recognition must go to our captain, Brayden Forrest, who was awarded the Fremantle conference Fairest and Best medal after a stellar season. Congratulations Brayden on a magnificent achievement.
Congratulations to our Club award winners; Brayden Forrest a worthy club F & B winner, capping off a great season, Levi Burns R/U F & B, Reed Walker being awarded the most improved after an outstanding season in the backline, Joint Best Clubman award winners Lachie Standing and Adam Rule, and the Coaches award winner, Thomas ‘Monty’ Montauban.
Many thanks to a wonderful and supportive parent group for your assistance during the season. I believe we possibly have the best parent group in the entire conference, with everyone prepared to do their part. Thank you to all the families new to the club this season, you have been integral to our success this season. Thank you to all the ‘old’ families who have remained loyal to this team for many years. Special thanks to those with the major roles during the season, Olly Standing as team manager, Grossey and Fitzy as runners and on game day warm ups, Andrew and Helen on first aid and Jackie and Cheryl on the i-pads. I would also like to acknowledge our weekly sponsor, Applecross Pizza for their support.
Lastly, thank you to the stars of the show, the players that made up our side this season. You have taught us heaps! It has been a memorable season. We hope the boys have learnt something new, whether it is about football, life or just being a part of something, and we look forwards to your return to the club in 2017.
Scott Lieschke and Geoff Rule (Joint Coaches)