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Welcome to Silkwood Junior Football Club

OUR CLUB

 Silkwood Junior Football Club is a long-established club in the Silkwood community catering for children between the ages of 3-15 years old, (player numbers permitting).

The soccer season runs for approximately 6 months of the year: March through to September.  Sign-on day is held in February & Pre-season games start early March. Each Saturday teams play at the Silkwood Grounds (Centenary Park) as part of the Johnstone River Football Association competition. Johnstone River (JR) consists of 5 clubs in our district- Innisfail, Tully, Mission Beach, Boogan & Silkwood.

Training is held in Silkwood every Wednesday from 5pm-6pm. Game times each Saturday are via a draw system & are supplied to players at training each week; usually first games are held around 12.30-1pm, last games being 3pm. Each team usually only has one game each Saturday depending on team numbers & weather.

Each player is placed in a team depending on age; their age is defined by the age they turn for the calendar year, for example if your child is 8 in September they will be Under 8 for that season. Except for not having enough players to make a team then age groups can be combined to make a team; i.e. Under 8/9.

Players aged 3-5 years old do not have games on a Saturday however throughout the season they may be invited to join events in addition to their training activities on a Wednesday. Players from 5-10 play Small Sided Football, where there is no points ladder. Players 11-15 years old play competition as of FFA rules & compete in finals etc.

Our Club players registration fees are kept as low as possible to give every child in our community the opportunity to play, as a Club we must pay affiliation fees to organisations above us; being Johnstone River, FNQ Football, Football Queensland & Football Australia. The structure of breakdown of fees is available to anyone that would like to look at it.

Silkwood operates a canteen every Saturday for the Johnstone River fixtures (games). Our club has a roster each season for parents to volunteer in the canteen.  This consists of a 2 hour shift serving, or cooking, in the canteen. Usually families have 2 maybe 3 shifts in the canteen for a season. All parents are encouraged to fulfil their shifts in the canteen as the funds we make from the canteen gives the club the opportunity to give back to our players.

In addition to the canteen, Silkwood has a liquor permit; therefore bar & designated drinking area. Our trading days are Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to come and have a beverage during bar trading hours.  Alcohol purchased elsewhere is not allowed to be brought onto the Silkwood Junior Football Club grounds.

Our club also encourages anyone who has apparel/uniforms & boots that they no longer have a use for (outgrown) to bring them into the Clubhouse to be offered to new players or those that need them!

All our coaches are volunteers & have working with children blue cards.

Our club is run by volunteers and we always encourage new people, if they are interested, to offer help at any level.

Our club contact people: Krystal Hore – Secretary 0411 625 435;  Tracy Ellwood – Treasurer/Registrar 0417 608 542. Feel free to send a text message if you would prefer not to call or email silkwoodjfc@hotmail.com.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to help in anyway.

 

PLEASE NOTE: SILKWOOD JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB GROUNDS IS A “DOG FREE” ZONE.

 

 

Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Silkwood Junior Football Sign On Day – Saturday 16th February 2019

Time:  12 midday

Venue: Silkwood Junior Football Clubhouse

 

Pre-Season Game Days –

– Saturday 9th March 2019 : kick-off 12 noon

– Saturday 16th March 2019: kick-off 12 noon

 

Official Season Commences – Saturday 23rd March 2019 : kick-off 12 noon

NO GAMES – APRIL 6TH, 13TH AND 20TH : School Holidays

 

 


 

 

 


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