Fun, friendly and welcoming – that’s the Hobart Junior Football Club!
Competing in the Southern Tasmania Junior Football League (STJFL), the Hobart Junior Football Club welcomes new and current players for the 2023 season. Children from Auskick to U16 level are welcomed, including girls where we will be fielding teams in Girls competitions.
2023 Teams will include Auskick, U9, U10, U12 & U14 Girls. U8, U11 & U14 Boys.
Interested? If so, please contact Justin Harvey (Auskick) 0400 879 933 or Russell Cripps on 0408 493 145 or via the club’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Hobart Football Club we offer: –
*The lowest rego in the STJFL. Registration fees from $120-00. Ticket to Play vouchers most welcome.
*Best practice coaching through AFL coach education and support by our coaching coordinator.
*Well being programs to support and develop our junior players with their footy and their life.
*A strong culture that teaches our players essential life qualities.
*A football pathway through to our highly professional senior football program
The club reserves the right to cancel any registration or apply sanctions to any player or person associated with a player in the event of unacceptable behaviour.
The NAB AFL Auskick program makes learning to play AFL fun, safe and easy for boys and girls. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.
Children will learn the fundamental motor skills vital for future physical activity and sport participation as well as learning how to interact with other children as part of a team in small group activities.
The program also provides a great opportunity for parents to interact with their kids through the activities, have the opportunity to make new friends, learn about the game and spend quality time with their children.
Auskick is available for children turning 5 years of age in 2023. Registration is $95-00. This includes the AFL fee, a NAB AFL Auskick Pack which is delivered to your door.
Weather Conditions Procedures
Match Day Ground Closures
The central communication point that all stakeholders within the STJFL community can refer to for details of Ground Closures during inclement weather on match day is available on STJFL website.
(a) Clubs and STJFL Administrators will directly update and effect changes on the website as required.
(b) The Wet Weather Policy located in Resources (Laws and Policies) on the STJFL website outlines the timeline requirements and process, including the criteria for determining a round being declared a complete washout.
SUNDAY MORNING BAD WEATHER PROCEDURE
Junior U8 to U12 games/rounds may be called off by the STJFL in advance of the weekend if councils or schools close their ovals -you will be advised prior to Sunday if this is the case.
Youth (Under 13 to Under 18) matches will rarely be cancelled. (unless Grounds closed by LGA)
The League suggests asking parents to always prepare to go to match as scheduled UNLESS advised otherwise. This advice may be read on the STJFL website or Facebook page.
Bearing in mind that football is a winter sport, in the event of a rainy day, the League suggests the following:
3.1) For Away Games – prepare to go as normal to your match. The weather can be quite different from suburb to suburb.
3.2) For Away Games – the coach from your opposition team should contact the coach of your team to call off your match if necessary. Make sure your Club has your name and contact number in the “contacts” section of your Club website.
3.3) For Home Games – Coaches – if you live near your football ground and decide it’s raining too hard please ring your opposition coach to discuss a possible cancellation. Their number should be in the “Contacts” section of their Club website (linked to the STJFL website). If the opposition coaches number is not available please ring the club President, whose number should be available.
3.4) Cancellation is a last resort – Yes, some parents might be happy, but the kids miss out and they are the reason we do all this.
3.5) If a cancellation has been decided please send a text to the following numbers with the details of the cancelled match: 0417391870.
Example of text –
”Cancelled match – U9-Kingborough Gold v Cygnet White. St Aloysius 9.30 am. Cygnet notified.
From Tom Smith Kingborough U9 coach
OPERATIONS at the STJFL can then place the notification on the STJFL website.
In the event of dangerous or extreme weather (e.g. lightning or hail) or other life threatening events, the Umpires and Clubs (in particular Ground Managers) should be aware of the dangers of allowing play during thunder/electrical storms. Play should cease if lightning is seen in the vicinity of the playing field. No risks should be taken in this regard. The game may be terminated by the Ground Manager. For example if the playing time of the game played, is greater than two (2) quarters, then the final scores will be taken as that at the scheduled finish time. If the playing time is less than two (2) quarters the game will be CANCELLED.
Note: Section 4 of the AFL National Extreme Weather Policy addresses lightning
(downloadable from Resources in AFL.com.au).