PRESIDENT’S WELCOME – SEASON 2018
Hello everyone, welcome to season 2018!
My name is Travis Reddaway and I have taken on the role of the WJFC President this year. I have been involved with the Club for a number of years now as a coach and also part of the Footy Ops. I have two boys playing footy at WJFC.
I am excited to announce that we will be focusing heavily this year on player and coach development and have already committed substantial funds to run a number of programs in partnership with Dynamic Footy Skills (DFS), organization, committed to development of young AFL footballers of all ages and abilities. DFS will run a number of programs for our coaches to give them support in identifying particular areas of focus for different age groups, structuring trainings to advance development and have some fun and also communicating with kids. We will also run skills sessions for our teams throughout the season.
As you know, we will be launching season 2018 on Sunday, 25 of February on the big oval between 8 and 11.30 am. This will be run as a version of AFL Draft Combine with five stations, including 20 m sprint, vertical and running leap test, goal kicking, 2k time trial and also 7x7 AFLX. This will be organized by DFS together with WJFC Footy Ops. Players and parents will get a chance to chat to their coaches and club officials on the day.
We are going to run a few social events throughout the year and encourage everyone to attend. These events are great for social reasons but also help us fundraise, to make sure we keep registration fees low but still have the budget to work on improvements on and off the field.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank all our members for being part of the Club. I would also like to thank our volunteers for their contribution to WJFC.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 25th Feb.