2015 Annual Report

To be presented at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.


We have had a great 2015 season at the Booragoon Junior Football Club. There are always things that we can do better, but this season was an excellent one.

2015 Highlights

Players and Teams

  • More players than ever before – over 450, making us one of the largest football clubs in the East Fremantle District
  • Fifth consecutive year of growth
  • More teams than ever before – 14, playing in three separate competitions
  • Teams in all Year Groups from Year 11 to Pre-Primary
  • Retention of Youth Players was excellent. We’ve kept our teams together, with a large number of players transferring to Booragoon JFC to play football here
  • Two new Under 12 Girls teams playing in a Junior Girls Competition – Booragoon was the biggest club in this competition
  • Biggest Auskick Program ever – over 170 players, with 100 Pre-Primary players joining in the last two years
  • All Youth Teams played finals – four teams made the Top 4, two teams made Grand Finals, Year 8s won a Flag

Financials

A detailed financial report will be provided at the AGM meeting itself, signed by an independent Auditor and the BJFC President on behalf of the Club Committee.

  • Revenue (and costs) up 25% over 2014
  • We spent nearly every dollar we made – $1,500 surplus
  • Significant reserves in the bank primarily to cover renovations
  • Excluding costs for Canteen, Events and Sponsorship, all other costs effectively relate to running Football. This means the average cost per player is approximately $210 per year

Other

  • New jumpers for all Junior and Youth Players – funded by two-year Sponsorship deals
  • Renovations for Karoonda Park were further delayed. Have had many delays and hurdles to clear, still in the running for mid-2016 competition

Thanks to

  • 450+ players
  • 40+ coaches and assistant coaches
  • 20+ team managers
  • All umpires – many players from our club
  • First aid officers, runners, boundary umpires, water carriers
  • All parents that cut oranges, dished out lolly snakes, worked the canteen and BBQ, washed jumpers, set up and packed away gear, and cheered and encouraged our players
  • All Award winners – players and volunteers
  • Sponsors – huge contribution to making our club viable
  • Our Committee

2016 Outlook

Recommended goals, major changes and focus areas for next season.

Key Goals

  • Have teams in all Year groups from Year 12 to Pre-Primary – first time over 10 years
  • Grow Girls Football – aim for 40+ players, including teams in Under 15s and 2+ Under 12s
  • Continue Auskick momentum
  • Work with Karoonda community to complete renovations, including field lighting

Main Changes

  • Year 3s will be part of the East Fremantle District Junior Football Competition. AFL Auskick covers Pre-Primary to Year 2
  • Southern Conference Competition extended to cover Year 10 to Year 12. No Peel District, just clubs from East Fremantle and South Fremantle Districts

Operations Focus Areas

  • Football – focus on game environment and player development
  • Financials – Track to the defined budget with more rigor
  • Events – Much more focus
  • Coach Development – District engagement, AFL Coaches Conference
  • Operating Model – ensure Ownership of Functions

 

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