Junior Eagles Nest



Important Information for all Players, Parents and Coaches.

Last updated 28/02/2017 


Training today Tuesday 28 February @ Oak Flats High School  has been cancelled for all age groups.

12-1’s please contact Renai Brisbane direct on  0411 785 570 to find out 12's training this afternoon.

14-2’s  training is on 4-5pm @ Shellharbour North Beach 

15-1’s please contact Brooke Herdegen direct on 0434 115 958 to find out 15-1’s training arrangements for this afternoon.

ALL other teams training is OFF see you all on Thursday @ Croome Rd Sporting Complex 4-5pm. 

APOF Junior Rugby League Football Club

 would like you to join us for the 2017

 season (u6-u16's) (Girls LT12, 14 &16)

 Register at www.playnrl.com

 All Registrations $115.00 each;

 Mini, Mod, International & League Tag

 Registration Day

 2017 season is fast approaching registrations are now OPEN.

 Official Registration day is Saturday 18 February @ Amart Shellhabour, 10am -3pm. 

We are also holding our Amart VIP day where items are 20% off in Amart with telling them APOF Juniors at the checkout! Tell your families and friends as its open to all.

 All APOF Juniors merchandise will be available for sale

Socks $15

 APOF Hats $15

 APOF Spray Jackets $65.00  

 APOF Club Polos $35.00

 APOF Playing Shorts $23.00

 APOF Training Shirts $30.00

 APOF League Tag Shorts TBA

 Registrations $ 115.00

 Sausage Sizzle $ 2.50, Cold drinks $ 2.00. 

 Eftpos will be available a surcharge will apply.

 All families who make a purchase from Amart or our APOF Juniors stall outside Amart will go into the draw to win 1 of 2 $50 Amart Vouchers. Receipt of purchase is required as evidence to receive an entry. Drawn at 3pm 18/2/17. 


 2017 Under 10's Development Clinic @ Croome Rd.

 The Clinic will be run by Jason Hooper, Kyle Williams and a number of other coaches to assist.

The purpose is teach players skills and assist with the transition from Mini to Mods. This WILL NOT be used to pick an A TEAM! Players don't have to attend to be considered for the A team. 

 Wednesday  15 & Friday 17 February 3.45pm- 5.45pm  plus Sunday 19 February followed by a sausage sizzle  (19/2)

 All players that attend will receive a APOF Juniors 10's development squad singlet proudly sponsored by Rhoden Civil.

 Players must be registered and paid in full to attend.  


To complete all registrations please register @ www.playnrl.com   (remember to click APOF Juniors not the top one as its seniors)

It will be appreciated if all online registrations are completed prior to attending Amart for payment.

Any problems or questions please contact Club President Vanessa Criado on 0414 541 097 or Club Registrar Tracey Thompson on  0401 048 635.

 Training officially starts @ Oak Flats High School 4-5pm on 21/2, 23/2 & 28/2 followed by training on Thursday 2/3 @ Croome Rd Sporting Complex. Training days and times will be advised by coaches after 2/3 for the following weeks.


Trial Matches @ Croome Rd Sporting Complex

11/3 APOF V Dapto

19/3 APOF V Collegians

25/3 APOF V Shellharbour

 All players must be registered and paid in full to train & play.

 Coaches required for u7, u8, u9, 11-2's, 14LT & 16LT if your interested please contact Vanessa on 0414 541 097 asap as the coaching courses are coming up.


Come join our team APOF Juniors for Shellharbour Relay for life Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February @ Albion Park Show Ground. $20 per person applies. All participants receive a Relay for life shirt. We currently have 19 team members and we need as many as possible to be the first team to complete the full 24 hours. To register go to www.relayforlife.org.au and search Team APOF Juniors to join us open to all ages and families. So mum and dad why not join us and walk with your kids.


 Urgently required for the 2017 season is a canteen Coordinator. We have a number of helpers but need someone to assist with ordering stock and organising volunteers. The canteen Coordinator is required to be available for sent up on a Saturday morning from 7.30am or assist in arranging other helpers to be available.

The canteen is an important part of our CLUB without the canteen we can't pay the referees or generate cash flow for items our players and club requires. Therefore registration fees will increase. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Vanessa on 0414 541 097.

We also are looking for volunteers to assist with marking the fields we have a few Dads that are happy to help out but as you all can see its a massive job to mark the fields weekly for 16 weeks. So if you have an hour or 2 spare each week or every few weeks to go on a volunteer roster please contact Vanessa on 0414 541 097.

Without a Canteen Coordinator  or grounds manager our children don't have funds or fields to play on.

Hope to see you all back at APOF Juniors for 2017 season. 


 Pay online or after registering Direct Deposit into our account,

 Bank: ANZ, Account Name: Albion Park Oak Flats Junior and Minor Rugby League,

 BSB- 012 501, Account- 2002 55032, Reference- your child's name

All New registrations (including New Under 6's) Please register your child/ren at www.playnrl.com

You will be required to bring your child to our Registration day for a photo and you also need to bring your child's original birth certificate. Children must be turning 5 years old in 2017 to train & play.

If you are transferring from another club and coming to APOF Juniors for the 2017 season please contact Tracey 0401 048 635 to discuss for your child's transfer application.

 Players are unable to train & play unless registration is paid in full. Even if registration has been submitted online payment must be received before child/children can train & play.

Enquiries please inbox the club on Facebook or

 call Vanessa 0414 541 097 or Tracey 0401048635


APOF Juniors are proud to announce the following coaches for the 2017 season;
We welcome back our returning coaches and welcome our new coaches for 2017.

Please do take the time to read the Coaches Playing & Coaching Achievements to embrace the experience of coaches that have been appointed for the 2017 season to assist APOF Juniors to learn new skills and reach their full potential.

APOF Juniors the home of the Mighty Junior Eagles have an exciting 2017 season ahead.
Thank you to all the coaches that submitted an application and attended the required interview.
Unsuccessful applicants we also thank you and hope that you still offer your skills to the appointed coaches as each and every applicant has so much to offer APOF Juniors.

Our APOF Juniors will be well served by the wealth of experience that we have at our disposal.
2017 Official Registration day is Saturday 18 February 2017 @ Amart Shellhabour, 10am-3pm where we will also be holding our Amart VIP day, there will be 20% off storewide!

All registrations are $115.00 per player.

All APOF Juniors registration can be completed; payment $115, new player photos, original Birth Certificate sighted, please register online first @www.playnrl.com this is not for transfers.
Transferring to APOF Juniors for 2017 season contact Tracey on 0401 048 635 asap.

All APOF Juniors club merchandise will be available for sale 
1. APOF Hats $15
2. APOF Training Shirts $30 
3. APOF Playing Shorts $23
4. APOF Playing Socks $15
5. APOF CLUB Polos $35
6. APOF CLUB Spray Jackets $65
All sizes will be available.
Sausage Sizzle $2.50
Cold drinks $2.00
Eftpos will be available but a $1.50 surcharge will apply

Under 6 Coaches
Training Days Tuesday & Thursday 4pm-5pm

Glen Fairley 
Coaching Achievements
2015 & 2016 Coached APOF Juniors u6’s & u7’s

Shane Sainsbury 
Coaching Achievements 
Coached first grade for APOF Seniors 
2005 Grand finalists- Beat by Milton in Grand Final after losing one game all year 
2006 Grand finalists- Won comp Beat Shellharbour 
2007 Grand finalists- Won claytons cup (Best team in NSW Country RL)
2014 First Grade 
2015 First Grade
2016 First Grade
Coached at APOF Juniors 
2004 under 9’s 
2005 Under 10’s
2006 Under 9’s
2010 under 15’s ? CO Coach
2011 Under 16’s 
2012 18”s
2013 18”s

Ron Prior 
Coaching Achievements 
2016 Coached APOF Juniors u6’s

Under 7 Coaches
Training Days Tuesday & Thursday 4pm-5pm
Aaron Rippon
Coaching Achievements 
2016 Coached APOF Juniors u6’s

2nd coach required 
3rd coach required

Under 8 Coaches
Training days Tuesday & Thursday 4pm-5pm
Matt Oliver 
Matt assisted Glen Fairley (previous coach u6 & u7) for the 2015 & 2016 season to coach at APOF Juniors u6 & u7’s.

2nd coach required 
3rd coach required

Under 9 Coaches
Training days Tuesday & Thursday 4pm-5pm
Jason Fulton 
Playing Achievements
Played NRL until 16’s then spent the next 15 years playing first & second grade cricket. Going away to country cups, being coached by NSW coaches and some ex-players.
Coaching Achievements
2016 Coached APOF Juniors u8’s
2015 Coached APOF Juniors U6 & U7
2015 On field coaching OZ tag Shellharbour OZ tag U7’s

2nd Coach Required 
3rd Coach Required

10-1 Coach
Training Days Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-5pm
Jason Hooper
Playing Achievements
2009-2012 APOF 1st Grade
2003-2007 St Helens 1st Grade, 120 games
1999-2002 Dragons, 79 games
1997-1998 Steelers, 21 games 
1982-1995 APOF Juniors, over 200 games
Coaching Achievements
2016 Senior Club Coach at APOF Juniors 
2016 Coached first grade Jamberoo, Trainer for APOF Juniors 14-1’s & coached APOF Juniors u9’s
2011-2016 Coach APOF Juniors for u6’,u7’s & u8’s 
2009-2012 Coach APOF 1st grade, Won Premierships 2009 & 2012 Semi Finals 2010 & 2011

10’s coaches
PLEASE NOTE the grading will be decided once the season is due to start given the talent we have had in this age group for a number of years

10’s Jeff Baker 
Coaching Achievements 
2016 Coached u9’s APOF Juniors
2015 Coached u8’s APOF Juniors
2011-2014 Coached Doonside Sydney winning u9 Premiership

10-2’s Zane Kember 
Zane has played for APOF Juniors for 10 years and has a great understanding of the current game. 
Zane was awarded APOF Juniors Club Captain for 2017 
2015 & 2016 Zane represented Group 7 in the Group 7 Representative team 
Zane will be assisted by Jack Noveski who also has 10 years playing experience and is also a current active referee. 
Zane and Jack will both be supported by their dedicated parents who have held a number of roles within APOF Juniors for a number of years. Jack’s dad Sash Noveski has coached several of our APOF Junior teams and also was Vice President of APOF Juniors for a number of years. 
We welcome Zane and Jack to their first coaching job at APOF Juniors which we are sure will be the first of many years to come and thank them for putting their hands up to coach. We know you will both do a great job.

11-1 Coach
David Herdegen
Training Days TBA
Playing Achievements
East Hills A grade for 6 years
East Hills from under 7- 25
1992-1996 East Hills Elite Team (u13-u17’s)
Coaching Achievements
2016 10-1’s Premiership Winning Team
2016 14-1 Grand finalist 
2015 Coached APOF Juniors u9 Development team
2010-2012 APOF Juniors u9-u11 the team was undefeated 
David will be assisted by Neil Thompson 
Neil has been around rugby league for 24 years and has a great knowledge for the game. Neil has been league safe and assisted where need over the past 24 years for Shellharbour & APOF Juniors.

11-2’s Coach Required 
Training Days TBA

Kyle Mounfield 
Playing Achievements
Kyle played his junior career for APOF Juniors, 10 years
Kyle was awarded the Darrell Hazelton Award (Best all-rounder committed to training and helps out)
Kyle is an active referee who was given the Centre for a Grand Final match in 2016 at Win Stadium 
Coaching Achievements 
2016 assisted with APOF Juniors 10-2’s

 12-1’s Coach

Darrell Brisbane 
Trainings Days TBA
Playing Achievements
Darrell played his Junior years with APOF Juniors, 3 years in the u7’s – u18’s. Darrell then went on to play 1st grade for Albion Park, Port Kembla, and Wollongong Bulls.
Darrell played at the Steelers and Group 7 Rep, Southern Division.
Darrell has a love for rugby league, has extensive football experience and is a devoted APOF Juniors & Seniors. He is passionate to give back to club by coaching the u10-1’s for the 2015 season. 
Coaching Achievements
2016 11-1’s Premiership Winning Team
2015 APOF Juniors 10-1’s grand finalist 
2011-2014 Southcoast OZ tag coach 
2013 APOF Juniors assistant u13’s 
2008 & 2012 APOF Juniors u8

Coach required depending on numbers

12 LT

TBA 2 Applications have been received waiting for interviews to be completed


Corey Bryant-Smith
Training days TBA
Playing History 
Corey has many years of playing experience playing his Junior years for APOF Juniors and still currently plays for Jamberoo. 
Coaching Experience
2016 12-1’s APOF Juniors 
2015 Jamberoo u7’s 
Corey will be assisted by his assistant coach Oh’Dell Tupetagh who has over 20 years playing experience. Oh’Dell will be the League safe/Trainer for the team. Oh’Dell still currently plays Rugby League and was previously a representative player for New Zealand. 
Corey and Oh’Dell will be assisted by Corey’s brother Lauchlan Bryant-Smith and Zac Aggar. Lauchlan and Zac also currently still play Rugby League for Jamberoo. Lauchlan holds the Sports Trainer role in the team and Zac is also a League safe. 
Corey, Oh’Dell, Zac and Lauchlan all supported each other in 2016 to coach/train the 12-1’s. The results at the end of the season spoke for themselves for the improvement the team as a whole made. 
Welcome back to you all.

Coach Required

Coach Required

David Herdegen
Training Days TBA
Playing Achievements
East Hills A grade for 6 years
East Hills from under 7- 25
1992-1996 East Hills Elite Team (u13-u17’s)
Coaching Achievements
2016 10-1’s Premiership Winning Team
2016 14-1 Grand finalist 
2015 Coached APOF Juniors u9 Development team
2010-2012 APOF Juniors u9-u11 the team was undefeated 
Dave will be assisted by Trainer and APOF Juniors Senior Club Coach Jason Hooper (please read coaching and playing achievements listed above in 10-1’s coach)

 16-1’s Coach

Chris Daniels

Training Days TBA

Playing Achievements

2016 played for Outlaws and Awarded Group 7 “Athol noble” player of the year medal  

 2012 to 2015 Played first grade for APOF Seniors

 2012 APOF 1st grade Premiership

2006-2011 3rd grade Outlaws

2006 Outlaws 3rd grade Premiership   

Played APOF Juniors from u6’s – u16’s

Coaching Achievements

2016 coached APOF 15-2 and moved into coaching 15-1’s

2015 assistant coach u8’s with Jason Hooper

2015 League safe 14-2’s

Coached u8 & 9’s at APOF Juniors

Chris has been involved with the team since u6’s, ten years ago and is looking forward to coaching the boys for their last year of junior footy for APOF Juniors.

We thank Chris for his dedication to APOF Juniors of the past 10 years throughout the club.  

16 LT 

Coach required

Don’t Delay if you would like to apply to fill one of APOF Juniors Vacant Coaching Positions in 2017 please call Coaching Director Rochelle on 0466 302 887 or Club President Vanessa Criado on 0414 541 097 to express your interest.



2016-2017 Committee Members 

President: Vanessa Criado

Vice President: Jason Rhoden

Secretary: Alison Spinks

Treasurer: Sharon Paterson

Registrar: Tracey Thompson

Coaching Director: Rochelle Koster

Grounds Manager: VACANT

Asset Coordinator: VACANT

Publicity Officer: John Criado

Canteen Coordinator/s: VACANT

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Cassie Prior

Child Protection Officer: Tracey T & Alison S

General Committee: Karina Rhoden, Kelly Roode, Dave Herdegen,           Brooke Herdegen, Neil Thompson, Leanne McKay, Jodi Mounfield, Paul Till,          Rob Koster, Anne-Marie Chesher.

If you are interested in being a committee member

please come along and get involved.

Next General Meeting 14 Feb 2017,

7pm Albion Park Bowling Club


Position VACANT Canteen Coordinator 2016-2017 season.

Jodie, Bernadette & Treva will no longer be canteen Coordinators after this season finishes.
We thank them for the wonderful job and commitment they have shown to the club over the past 2 years. 
Is there anyone who is interested in taking on this role from October 2016 and beyond? 
They have offered to show and train someone on what is required to fill the role. 
If a few people are interested in helping each other to run the canteen that is an integral part of running our club pop down and have a chat with current volunteers in the canteen.
Thank you again to Jodie, Bernadette & Treva for the great job you guys have done.


Coaching applications now OPEN for 2017 season in the following age groups;

u7, u8, u9, 11-2, 14's, 14LT & 16LT.
If you are interested in coaching at APOF Juniors for 2017 please contact Vanessa on 0414 541 097 or by email to president@apofjunioreagles.com.au 
Note: coaches for other age groups have not been appointed yet but applications have been received.

Application forms in tab above 2017 Applications forms for courses & Development



Working With Children Checks

Any person involved with the club who will be involved with our children(Under 18 years) will be required to do a Working with Children.  Click on the logo below to apply.

Notice Board


General Meeting Tuesday 14 February 2017, 7pm Albion Park Bowling Club.

All welcome to attend.

New general committee members required for 2017 season. Cost $10

Canteen Coordinator and Grounds Manager Required URGENTLY for 2017 season if you are interested please contact Vanessa 0414 541 097.