Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2018 Youth Girls Info Night & Call Out for Coaches


Following on from the momentum of the Youth Girls success this year, the AJFC are holding an information night on 
Tuesday 11th July (6pm) 
regarding the U18s Girls 2018 Season!

Bring a friend, cousin, sister...the more the merrier!
Get on board the Girls Bullet Train to be part of something great next season!


Monday, June 26, 2017

2018 Youth Girls!!


Following on from the momentum of the Youth Girls success this year, the AJFC are holding an information night on 
Tuesday 11th July (6pm) 
regarding the U18s Girls 2018 Season!

Bring a friend, cousin, sister...the more the merrier!
Get on board the Girls Bullet Train to be part of something great next season!


New Players Welcome!

Don't miss out on a fun
and rewarding

Newsletter - 26 June

Welcome to a chilly new week Vikings!
STOP. One Punch Can Kill
We're quickly coming to the end of the season - 4 weeks to go!
There's still time to contribute to the Pledge. If you need more information 
on just how dedicated Caterina Politi and the STOP. One Punch can Kill Campaigner are,
check out the link:
The David Cassai Story.
This story could be so relate-able to all Viking families. 
Even if you can't donate or pledge, please take a few minutes to watch!
We currently stand at $1360 after 
4 Wins on the weekend!

This weeks Awards go to...
Finian Mercer - Heartland Award winner 
Jack Cusack - Numero Uno Pizza Award 
Astin Kirk - Railway Cafe Milkshake Award 
Cooper Tanti - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
The Under 9 Red team had a very convincing draw on Sunday against Williamstown Red showing fresh legs after two weeks of byes.
The boys and girls are playing some really good team footy as the season progresses and turned on a great performance to provide a birthday present for the coach Matt.
Tadgh Whelan – Heartland Award
Lincoln Kelly – Williamstown Seagulls Speccy Award
Nafaul Widhiwijaya -Railway Mover and Shaker
Arthur Johnson – Numero Uno Pizza.
Boys were very happy after a great game...
Lachlan Moore - Numero Uno
Tom Hatley - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
Zac Baldacchino - Railway Mover and Shaker Award
Hunter - Kit Kat Award
Jackson Manders - Railway Mover and Shaker Award
Ostyn Draper - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
Nick George - Numero Uno Award
Jack Cave - Numero Uno Award
Dane Dale - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
Finn Puher - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
Luke Dyke - Gatorade Award
Cain Sortino - Heartland & Railway Mover and Shaker Award
Danyon Sullivan - Heartland Award
Well done to everyone for their efforts this week!
A Special Mention...
A special well done to U12 Cain Sortino this week!
Needing 2-3 weeks off due to illness, Sunday was his first day back.
Cain not only played one of his best games of the season, he won 2, 
yes 2, awards!
Heartland Award AND Railway Cafe Mover & Shaker.
Welcome back to the Team Boof!

More 50th Milestones!
Mason Wheeler and Tadhg Hutchinson
Well done on reaching your 50th games boys!
(Tadhg isn't in the photo unfortunately but no less deserving of a mention!)

The Mason, Tadjg and the U12s played a fantastic game against 
2016 A Grade Runners Up, Yarraville.
The whole team put in 110% and though they didn't win, they played as a team,
encouraged one another and made Yarraville work hard for every goal!
Well done Boys!
And the Chocolate Prize Winners are...

A huge thank you from Naomi and Melinda from our Committee, to all the families who returned chocolates to the club and to those who generously sold more than one box! THANK YOU!

Team prize:
The team that sells the most chocolates (per capita) wins an “All You Can Eat” pizza and
pasta night at Numero Uno Pizza. (Players will eat free)
Under 8's

Individual Prizes:
$150 Peckish Voucher (Kooringal Golf Club) to the individual player that sells the most
chocolates. (For more chocolates, please see Vito, Naomi or Melinda. Money must be
returned in full by the due date)
Lily Parisi (11 boxes)

Sell your chocolates by the due date and be in the running for one of five $25 Peckish
Vouchers. (Drawn from barrel)
Evan Hutchinson U10's
Zane Balfoort U12's
Taylah Randon U15YG's
Blake Chachs U10's
Peter Fraser U17's
Another Thank You to Kooringal Golf Club (Peckish) and 
Numero Uno for their generous support!

If you are still yet to return your allocated choccies,
please do so asap - Thanks!

Profiles of the "Up and Comers"...

Last week Daniel Wise, Sam Young and Nicholas Zamanis reached their 50th games! 
All Teams Mates on Mark Wheeler's U12 Team.

Here are some profile info on these young team mates:
Sam Young
Age : 11
Debut : 2014
Position : Back Pocket/Half Back Flank
Footy Highlights : Winning the 2016 U11 Grand Final
Coach says : "Solid performer that loves the back line. Sam is always straight ahead in his attack on the ball and a great team player"
Favourite food : Nachos
Favourite Team : Richmond
Favourite Player : Alex Rance
Hobbies : Hockey, scootering and annoying my sister

Nicholas Zamanis
Age : 12
Debut : 2014
Position : Utility
Footy Highlights : Winning the 2016 U11 Grand Final
Coach says : "One of the Big Men on the team who always does a solid job wherever he plays. A great kick of the ball."
Favourite food : Hamburgers
Favourite Team : Richmond
Favourite Player : Jack Riewoldt
Hobbies : Video games, swimming and collecting footy cards

Daniel Wise
Age : 12
Debut : 2014
Position : Forward Flank/Forward Pocket/Forward Line
Footy Highlights : Winning the 2016 U11 Grand Final
Coach says : "Plays across mutliple positions and gives 100% every time. Danny is a great student of the game and is always willing to take advise and learn the lesson".
Favourite food : Creamy Chicken Carbonara (Gourmet taste buds too by the sounds of it!)
Favourite Team : Essendon/Western Bulldogs
Favorited Player : Marcus Bontempelli and Easton Wood
Hobbies : Basketball, Drawing and Art
Another week down Vikings,
Good Luck for next week!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Newsletter - 19 June

We hope you all enjoyed the mid season break!
Under 15 Girls - Trainers in the Making!
On Saturday, seven of our Under 15 girls volunteer at Altona AusKick. The girls got to work with the AusKick kids in small groups and help them work on their hand balling, kicking, tackling and marking! 
The girls picked the right week to volunteer as the Western Bulldogs Roadshow were there. The children loved having a visit from Woofer their Mascot and enjoyed the give-aways. 
Well done to Harriet Friend, Jade Desira, Deanna Rubino, Olivia Masters, Monique Barratt, Hayley Baber and Tegan Lawlor. Your attitude and enthusiasm was fantastic! Thanks for volunteering. The girls did a great job and the kids loved having them there! 
Also a special thank you to Peter and team for allowing the girls to help out. It was a great experience and maybe the start of their coaching careers.

50 Game Milestones!
Well Done to Jess Ogilvie (U13s) and Michael Carroll (U11s)on reaching their 50th Games!
Also to Nick Zamanis, Sam Young and Daniel Wise (all from U12s).
A hug achievement and a sign of commitment from the boys at such young ages.
Congratulations to you all!
Awards for the Week!
Well done to the following Kids for a great weekend of footy!

Angus Herd - U8s Heartland Award
Devon Camilleri - U8s Numero Uno Award
Vaughn Bisby - U8s Railway Mover and Shaker Award 
Matthew Hunt - U8s Seagulls Speccie Award
Callum Tucker - U8s Kit Kat Award
Alex Dalby - U9s Seagulls Speccie Award
Xavier Reid - U9s Numero Uno Award
Hunter Glass - U9s Railway Mover and Shaker Award 
A BIG THANK YOU to McDonalds for giving the U9s footballs this week also!
Felix Golland - U10s Railway Mover and Shaker Award
Jack Toomey - U10s Seagulls Speccie Award
Sam Dowling - U10s Numero Uno Award
Nick Boicos - U14 Heartland Award

If your child wins an Award and you would like to share their achievement, Please let us know via email to
Our Committee can't attend every game so if you don't share you news with us, we may not know, and we LOVE sharing everyone's win!

Do you have any spare Footy Boots?

One of our little Vikings needs some footy boots to get through the rest of the season, 
if you have any SIZE 4s  that you no longer need and would like to 
help turn a frown upside down,
please email Naomi, "Admin Extraordinaire" at

Shae-Lee Murphy - Kicking Goals!

In Shae-Lee's words...
"I have been selected in a squad of 30 female AFL players from around Australia to represent Aussie Sparks for the inaugural women’s Australian Rules Football tour heading to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and USAFL Nationals in San Diego led by AFL Level 3 High Performance Coach Nicole Graves, with AFLW mentor coaches Jacinda Barclay of Greater Western Sydney Football Club and Kara Donnellan of Fremantle Football Club.
This is a once in a life time opportunity to spend 2 weeks in America with some amazing people while gaining knowledge and experience in football, this will also give me more skills both as a player and a coach. Obviously this incredible opportunity comes at a cost and any donations big or small will help my journey and is much appreciated!
Any other ideas for fundraising please let me know!☺️
I just want to reiterate how incredible this sport is and the opportunities and growth I get out of it is above what I could have ever expected."
Get on board and support Shae-Lee in this amazing
Watch out Boys!
The Viking Girls are Coming!!!

STOP. One Punch Can Kill Tally
With another 5 wins this week, our Tally is growing by the

Tickets are on sale!
Naomi from Admin will be at the Club this week selling tickets to our charity night with Jimmy Cupples and Band!
Wed & Fri  : 4.30 - 5.15pm.
Tue & Thur :  5 - 6pm.

It will be a great night out, close to home and a night off 
from the daily grind!

See you again next week Vikings!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Newsletter 05June

You know what's great??
It's Round 8!
Photo Courtesy - Nadine Bellette

Our AJFC Community Card is still Available!

How good would a Viking Coffee taste when you use your
2017 Community card??
Contact Nadine/Treasurer to purchase
$10 for 1/$25 for 3

Charity Night with Jimmy Cupples! 
Join us...

Come along and have a great night with friends while supporting
some fantastic charities! 
Tickets go on sale after the long weekend and
will sell like 'Hot Cakes' so get in fast!!
Last Year was so much fun - Get on board for another great night!
Details below:

Got any plans on Saturday 8th July?

Our Chocolate Drive is Ending!

Our Chocolate fundraiser is coming to an end so please 
ensure you return your fundraising money or 
left over chocolates to your 
Team Manager by the end of Round 9.

If you would like another cheeky box to sell before time runs out, 
please email Nadine/Treasurer:
Thank you to those families who have already returned 
their fundraising money!

STOP. One Punch Can Kill Tally

6 Viking Wins this Week - Fantastic Effort Vikings!

The biggest and most humble THANK-YOU to all those who have generously pledged to this worthy campaign! 
We have reached over $1000 and we've only just reached mid-way 
in the Season! 

Also a big thank you to Caterina Politi and her Daughter Alisa 
who dropped down the the Club to cheer on our 
U14 Boys and U15 Girls teams on Sunday!

Round 8 Achievements!

Well done little Vikings on a great week...

Under 8s
Heartland award - Aiden Hateley 
Specky award - Joshua Denami
Specky award - Samuel Goodin
Numero Uno Pizza award - Cooper Dale
Mover and Shaker Award - Rico Grego
Under 9s
Numero Uno award - Isaac Sheehan
Mover and Shaker award - Rory Donaldson (Not in Photo)
Kit Kat award - Tom Hansen
Specky award  - Harrison Nugent
Specky award - Will Prismal (Not in Photo)
Under 10s
Heartland award - Jonathon Naismith
Specky award - Jack Chetcuti
Mover and Shaker award - Nick Giles
Last weeks Specky award - Thomas Goostry

Great efforts Kids!
 Keep it up and have fun!!

Well done to our Viking Girls!!

A HUGE Well Done to the U15 Girls who won their first game over the weekend. The turn out was awesome and it's great to see so many people barracking for these determined young Women!
Also to the U12 Girls, an awesome effort and huge improvements within the Team. 
You should all be proud of yourselves and your commitment to
 your Team!
Fantastic Efforts Girls!

Did you know??

The next round should be a great week Vikings!
WHY?... because Number 9 is special!

Another week down... 
Enjoy the long weekend coming up and 
see you next time!