Thursday, July 27, 2017

Finals Details

Finals are Here!!!
Details below for this weeks

U11 Div. 2
Altona Juniors v Sanctuary Lakes
Hoppers Crossing
Hogan’s Rd Oval 2

U13 Div. 2
Altona Juniors v Werribee Centrals
Werribee Centrals
Galvin Park Oval 1

U14 Div. 2
Altona Juniors v Werribee Centrals
Werribee Centrals
Galvin Park Oval 1

U17 Div. 2
Werribee Districts v Altona Juniors
Hoppers Crossing
Hogan’s Rd Oval 1

U17 Div. 1
Finished top of the ladder, hence have a Bye this week.

Drop down to the various away games and cheer this kids on! Team spirit at its best!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Newsletter - 24July

Charity Night Success!

It is with great pleasure that the Altona Juniors announce the total profit from the Jimmy Cupples Charity Night on Friday 14th July is a staggering 

Our bidders really stepped up this year, and we are thrilled. The profit will be divided 50/50 between the E.J Whitten & Alannah Madeline Foundations. In addition to the profits we are happy to also add that $700 was raised from a single item, that will be matched by the AJFC for our local Viking Shae-Lee Murphy, to assist her on her quest to the US in October.

These nights don't just happen. They are a team effort and a huge thank you must be said to the following people for helping make it the HUGE success that it was:
Patrice Cassar
Jenny Molnar
Shawqi Ein - Sweeney Auctioneer Extraordinaire!
Jimmy Cupples & The Band
Altona RSL
Mike Fitzgerald - EJ Whitten
Fiona Lobo - AMF
Melinda Wheeler
Nadine Bellette
Vito Rubino
Sarah Dyke

And not forgetting our amazing generous partners for the night who donated their goods:
E.J. Whitten Foundation
The Langham, Melbourne
Cassar Family
Kooringal Golf Club
Casella Family Brands
Liquid Gold Soy Candles
Local Legends
Western Bulldogs
Altona Fresh
Pier 71
Yarraville Sun Theatre
Water Colours - Gabby Redpath
Made with Love - Di Davies
Winter Rose Boutique 
The Learning Company
Bree's Hair Flair

Congratulations to all our winning bidders. We hope you enjoy your items, and the privilege in knowing that you have helped two charities raise vital funds for their work. 
Thank you for digging so deep. 

Lastly, thank you to all the Vikings, friends and family who purchased a ticket. We trust you all had a fabulous time. Your continued support is what counts and We cannot thank you all enough. 

Bigger and better again next year!

And the Winners are....
A big thank you to all of you who got involved in the “It’s Time To Test” activities hosted by The E.J. Whitten Foundation, whether it was having a blood pressure check,  talking about men’s health or having a go at the AFL handball competition. The competition winners are in:
  • 1st Place – Chris Manders with the winning score of 44 points! Your AFL ball is ready to collect at the club
  • 2nd Place – Mark Wheeler with 41 points – official AFL team hoodie
  • 3rd place  - Leila Galloway with 37 points – official AFL team hoodie
  • Database prize – Maurie Hutchinson - $100 Rebel Sport voucher

2017 Presentation Day!
The Last Achievements for 2017!

Well done to ALL the Junior Vikings on a fantastic year - across all ages!
Everyone has had a fantastic year, even if you missed out on a mention in the newsletter. 
You all should be proud, We are!
Move & Shaker Award - Ben Basquille 
Numero Uno Award - Athan Donaldson 
Speccie Award - Astin Kirk 
Numero Uno - Hunter
Mover & Shaker - Jeremy Cassar
Speccie - Lachie Moore
Kit Kat - Jack Johnson         Photobomber - Hamzeh  
Heartland Award – Lincoln Kelly
Speccy Award– Arthur Johnson
Mover & Shaker Award – Joel Bugeja (even though the umpire had it in for him)
Numero Uno Award – Marcus Bou-Ghosn

**Make sure you come down for the Under 9 Red vs Blue game on Wednesday 26th July**
Numero Uno Award - Jhet Clysdsle
Speckle Award -  Blake Donaldson  
Milkshake Award - Ostyn draper 
Heartland Award - Riley Hulstaert

Our new Scoreboard is getting a Name!

On Tuesday 29th August at 7.30pm 
The Altona RSL will be showing the world premier of
 "Kokoda The Spirit Lives."
Tickets are only $10.00. 
(All monies raised from sales are to be donated to the Kokoda Track Foundation for it's programs in Papua New Guinea) 
For bookings call 9398 2817.
A synopsis is on the Altona RSL facebook page and a link to the trailer is also there.
STOP. One Punch Can Kill
As a result of some great wins over the 2017 season, the AJFC has raised $1783 for the Stop. One Punch Can Kill Campaign.
With the generosity of any AJFC families and friends this is a fantastic effort and we congratulate the kids on their wins and the kindness of those who donated or pledged.


Don't forget The Viking Song over the break...
You'll be needing it next Year!
Many Thanks again to our 2017
Sponsors - We appreciate you 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Newsletter - 17July

At this rate, Santa will be here soon!!...

Yes that's right Men! 
It's time to test...
Set a positive example to our Young
Vikings and get on board!
We are excited to announce that the EJ Whitten Foundation will be at the ground on 
Sunday 23rd of July 
promoting their “It’s Time To Test” campaign. The campaign is dedicated to promoting Men’s health. Campaign activities on the day include: 
- AFL target competition for kids- how many throws can you get on target before the timer goes 
- Nurses available to conduct health
- Men’s Health information available for spectators and club members

With Sundays game just a few days away, The Altona Juniors are proud to host this important Campaign, an initiative form the EJ Whitten Foundation dedicated to promoting men’s health.
The campaign encourages all men to…
- Speak with someone about their health
- Know your healthy weight range
- Have a blood pressure test
- See your GP for a general check up
On Sunday there will be individuals at the ground ready to talk about men’s health and of course an AFL kids competition as mentioned.
For more information, head to

Winners are Grinners... for 1 more week!

Under 8s
Numero Uno - Cooper Tanti  
Speccie - Hunter Glass 
Mover/Shaker - Haydan Beckwith
Heartland - Joshua Denami

Under 9 Blue (with Coach Jarrod Pye)
Numero Uno 1 - Angus Herd
Numero Uno 2 - Matthew Hunt
Mover/Shaker - Callum Tucker
Speccie - Devan Camilleri
Kit Kat - Will Prismall         ...and Tom Hansen (Photo Bomber)

Under 9 Red
Heartland – Grace Choate 
Speccie Award – Harry Gyngell
Mover/Shaker – Billy Yomelos
Numero Uno – Naufaul Widhiwijaya

Under 10s
Speccie  - Lachlan Hicks 
Numero Uno - Cody Spencer 
Mover/Shaker - Sam Dilisio
Heartland Award  - Blake Chachs
The new Scoreboard to be named!
STOP. One Punch Can Kill
3 wins over the chilly weekend,
Keep the momentum going for 1 more week Vikings!

Dion Jones - 50 Games!!
Congratulations to Dion Jones who played his 50 game milestone on the weekend in the U14 competition. 
Dion and his team mates also managed a great win over Werribee Centrals on this special day.
Well done Dion!

to all the wonderful Parents!!!
Thank you to all the Parents, Nan's, Pop's, friends,
Aunty's and Uncle's who turn up each week to cheer on
our Young Vikings!
The Kids love seeing you all there each week!
One more week of games left and then it's....
Sleep In Time !?!?!
(until the Spring or Summer sports begin...)

A massive 2017 Thank You to our valued
Your Support is appreciated!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Newsletter - 10July

Whoohooo! 100 Games!
What achievement!
A big Congratulations to
Saxon Rodwell
on reaching 100 games!
It's an amazing show of commitment to reach such a milestone and The Vikings
wish you all the best. 
Well Done!

STOP. One Punch Can Kill
Let's try to reach $2000 by the end of the season!
$1604 to date...
Round 12 Winners...
Well Done to this weeks Achievers!
Aiden Hateley - Numero Uno Award
Xavier Ried - Railway Cafe Award
Leon Limmer - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
U9 - Blue
Rory Donaldson - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
Harrison Nugent - Numero Uno Award
Zac Cassar - Railway Cafe Award
Tom Hansen - Heartland Award
Lucas Beckwith - Kit Kat Award
U9 - Red
Lincoln Kelly - Numero Uno Award
Marcus Bou-Ghosn - 
Mover Shaker - Railway Cafe Award
Tate Fergusson - Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
Jake Dalby - Gatorade Award
Christopher Kitsakis- Williamstown Seagulls Speccie Award
Matt Boicos - Railway Cafe Award
Tadhg Hutchinson - Numero Uno Award 
Josh McKay - Heartland Award
Emerson Jeka - Kicking Goals!

Congratulations to Emerson Jeka on his recent achievements.
Looking positive as a potential place in the 2019 Draft Class after a stellar
performance recently within the Vic Metro Team.
The Scouts are on the look-out!
Currently in QLD to represent Victoria,
The AJFC wish Emerson all the best for his future football endevours!
Well Done!
Grid Game
A group of Under 8s participated in a Grid Game at the Senior game 
(v Spotswood) on Saturday at half time.
As you can see, they were their usual enthusiastic kids!
Well Done Little Vikings!
We are nearly at the end... 
2 weeks of games to go!