BJFC Newsletter – February 2018

We are gearing up for the start of the season – Registrations signs have been going up and around the neighbourhood. Player registrations are coming in and Coaches are being assigned. Teams are taking shape…and Footy is well and truly back on TV! Woohoo!.

Register to Play

Player Registrations for Junior Football, Girls Football and Auskick are flowing in – thanks to those that have already registered for the 2018 Season.

To help with our preparations for the season, we’d like to get as many players as possible registered by the end of February.
We’re happy for you to register now and pay later if that is easier.
Go to to Register.

🙂Online Registrations and payments are much easier for us to handle.

Open Day – 25th February

Our Open Day is on Sunday 25th of February between 10 am and 1 pm at Karoonda Reserve.
Drop on in and pay us a visit.
Whilst there you can:

  • Complete your registration and payments (if you haven’t done it online already)
  • Purchase Club shorts, socks and/or training shirts
  • Speak to Coaches and Club Officials to have any questions answered


2018 Coaches

The Club would like to welcome back and say a HUGE thank you to Heath Schmidt who serves as  your Club Coaching Co-ordinator.

Heath has locked in the majority of our Junior and Youth coaches for 2018.  This includes a number of new coaches to the Junior club, which is fantastic.

Our Head Coaches for the 2018 season will be published on the Club’s web site very soon (just waiting on the last couple of appointments)..
Thanks to all of these people for volunteering their time and expertise to coach our players for the 2018 season!


Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see your Business name on our 2018 Club Polo’s.

A Sponsorship Package can enable the Club to purchase new football jumpers, footballs, and equipment for our players.
We are a growing Club. 2017 season was our seventh consecutive year of growth; 2018 is looking even better for player numbers with over 500 players across AFL Auskick, Junior and Youth Football, including the Grils 3-4’s, 5-6’s, 7-8’s and 9-10-11’s Teams.

Please contact me if you would like to know more about Sponsoring the Club.

Committee Updates

Farewell and our heartfelt THANK YOU to Marie Schmidt, who after more years than she cares to remember, is stepping aside from the Club Committee. Marie has served as the Club’s Secretary for the last few years and will be sorely missed. THANK YOU Marie for all of your service.

The Club would like to welcome the following Committee appointments:
Justin McMillan has taken on the Sponsorship role..

Sue Williams has taken on the role of Communications Officer and will also stand in as Club Secretary.

Committee Vacancies
Auskick Co-ordinator
Club Secretary

We are a Club run by volunteers and are always receptive to your assistance.

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers.

A list of all Club contacts can be found here.

School Sport WA – Interstate AFL Teams

Trails for the Boys Under 12, Boys Under 15 and Girls 15 all start soon. For more information please visit the School Sports WA web site.

Playing Up & Down Requests

Requests to “play down” or “play up” one year group are available.  This enables players to join teams to be with their school friends rather than be locked into their School Year.

If you would like to request a play-up or play-down, please contact our Registrar Renee Cailes or myself and we’ll help you through the process.

See you down at the Kennel.

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2017 – Notice of BJFC AGM

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting
To be held at Karoonda Park
Sunday November 5th 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.

Close to half of our current Committee is from our Year 10 team. We are in dire need of having representation on the Committee from the younger year groups, with more representation from Auskick and Girls Football extremely welcome. 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 2018 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