NEAFL Game this Saturday

AFL NSW/ACT and AFL Hunter Coast are excited to welcome the Sydney Swans and Brisbane Lions NEAFL teams to Newcastle No1 Sportsground on Saturday 30th May. 


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Representative Teams Announcement

Hunter Junior AFL are pleased to announce the following players have been selected in the 2015 representative teams. Congratulations to all those selected in the teams, and thank you to all those who participated in trials.

A reminder of training times & venues for this week:
Under 12’s – CANCELLED (Coach and numerous players are at state PSSA)
Under 13’s – Friday 22 May, 6PM, Max McMahon Oval (Maitland Saints)
Youth Girls – Friday 22 May, 6PM, Max McMahon Oval (Maitland Saints)
Under 15’s – Thursday 21 May, 6PM, Ferodale Oval (Port Stephens Power)
Under 17’s – Thursday 21 May, 6PM, Ferodale Oval (Port Stephens Power)

Hunter Under 12’s Representative Squad 2015:
Jaydn Healy, Joshua Taylor, Hugh Doherty, Oliver Latter, Zack Stewart, Lachlan Blyth, Aiden Burns, Harrison Deverall, Jake Sweetnam, Damien Haynes, Jesse Bates, Noah McGrath, Lachlan Falley, Dan Welbourne, Marshell Riches, Spencer Burdack, Daltyn McCartney, Travis Peterson, Riley Longley, Jack McDonnell, Aiden Mulder, Cooper Luff

Hunter Under 13’s Representative Squad 2015
Joel Budden, Harrison Lack, Noah Connick, Matthew Archer, Lachlan Atkins, Cooper Garrett, Nathan Birkett, Jacob Findlay, Noah Hunt, Jack Lyons, Jack Woodhams, Rohan St Hill, Tyler Bartlett, Matthew Guy, Eddie Sutherland, Henry Edwards, Jaylen Boyce, Logan Marshall, Bailey Elder, Danyon Blackeby, Isiah Olsen, Nick Ceci

Hunter Under 15’s Representative Squad 2015
Hugh Blancchfield, Korbon Donaldson, Luke Rymer, Brandt Job, Angus Beckett, Parker Minns, Clarence Playford, Max Quinlin, Rory Sleeth, Harlin Hannick, Toby Bartsch, Reed Van Huisstede, Aiden Watling, Dion Graham, Daniel Hardes, Flynn Warrick, Ky McGrath, Sam Heaton, Riley Warner, Remy Thomas, Ethan Kolatchew, Lucas Borrow, Jake Brown
**PLEASE NOTE: This is a squad of 23 players, to be reduced to 22 players after training on 25th May, after selection by two independent selectors in conjunction with the coach

Hunter Under 17’s Representative Squad 2015
Andrew Walker, Beau Harris, Caleb Holtz, Colm Wrightmen, Cullum Jones, Damon Tually, Daniel Kendrick, Harrison Crook, Isaac Robinson, Jackson Kolatchew, Jonty Dicks, Joseph Ferguson, Logan Johnson, Max Hillier, Nelson Brown, Oliver Gilmore, Robert Schindler, Sam Wellard, Taylor Prior, Tom McDonald, Tristan Warner, Zander Cross

Hunter Youth Girls Representative Squad 2015
Billie Schneeweiss, Eleanore Ford, Ellie Richards, Skye Alley, Holly Kozlik, Arizona Cross, Holly Rayner, Nicola Walker, Matisse Coram-Parker, Jessyca Old, Ebony Miller, Phoebe Wickson, Sabrina Kliousis, Brooklyn Perry, Kahlee Taylor, Bec Raynor, Eireann Hurley, Roisin Ronan Yates

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Parents Letter for 2015 Representative Season

Click the link for the player letter that will be passed on to those trailing for Representative teams.

2015 Rep Player letter

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Representative Trials – Friday 15th May

Representative Trials will be held this Friday 15th May.

Under 12 & 13
Venue: Max McMahon oval, Rutherford (Maitland Saints Home Ground)
Time: 6.00-8.30pm

Under 15 & 17
Venue: Ferodale Oval, Medowie (Port Stephens Power Home Ground)
Time: 6.00-8.30pm

Youth Girls
Venue: Hillsborough Oval, Hillsborough (Cardiff Hawks Home Ground)
Time: 6.00-7.30pm

Representative team Coaches for the 2015 Hunter Junior AFL teams have been announced:
U/12’s Kevin Greaves
U/13’s Grant Godfrey
U/15’s Craig McLean
U/17’s Shane Jones
YG to be advised (Craig Golledge to conduct trials)

Things players and families will need to consider:

  • Players need to be available for ALL games during the rep season.
  • Trials begin at 6pm sharp. Please arrive early to get names marked off etc, so Coaches can begin on time.
  • Bring boots, mouthguard and a drink bottle
  • Be mindful that Coaches are volunteers and giving us their time to assist us so the representative program can go continue, so please afford them the same respect that you would of your own club coach.
  • If you require further information, please contact Sue Kendrick on 0425244317

A newsletter will be posted on the website this week about the representative season ahead.

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The value of a Community Football Club

In an effort to understand the worth of a Community Football Club to the community The Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) at La Trobe University was commissioned by AFL Victoria to determine the social value of a “typical” community football club; specifically its social, health and community impact.

The research, which invloved nine case studies as well as survey’s from members within the football clubs as well as those outside a football club, took into consideration the following:

–  Social Outcomes
–  Health Outcomes
–  Economic Outcomes; and
–  Community Outcomes

The study concluded that the social return on investment for an average community football club indicates that for every $1 spent to run a club, there is at least $4.40 return in social value in terms of increased social connectedness, wellbeing, and mental health status; employment outcomes; personal development; physical health; civic pride and support of other community groups.

To get a better understanding of the study and the outcomes please read the attached document.

If you would like a copy of the report, please Email AFL Hunter Coast Football Operations Coordinator Michael Gray

Note: This study was based on AFL Victoria community clubs.

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Joss Group Community Facility Grants now open!

Joss Group

AFL NSW/ACT in partnership with the Joss Group are pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Joss Group & AFL Community Facility Grants. These grants have been designed to provide funding assistance to clubs who are looking to undertake small scale facility improvements to enhance their club environment for the 2014 AFL season and beyond.

In 2015, there will be 10 grants of $10,000 available to community clubs across New South Wales and the ACT. $5,000 will be provided by the AFL and $5,000 provided by the Joss Group.
The Joss Group’s commitment to regional New South Wales is demonstrated in their support of a variety of sporting groups, including their generous support of AFL NSW/ACT initiatives. Without the support of the Joss Group the opportunity for these grants would not have been possible.
The Joss Group is a family owned regional company, who have been trading for over 35 years, for more information please visit

For more information about these grants, please contact Football Operations Coordinator, Michael Gray

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The Swans are Coming to Dinner!!!

Swans Premier Hotel

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