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WELCOME TO THE GAP DRAGONS

JUNIOR AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL CLUB

 

 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON

The 2021 SEQ Juniors games start date 24.04.20 Training starts on 13.03.20

Training dates outlined below.

Auskick Start date 6th of March.

Player registration is now open via the BIG RED BUTTON.

Footy 4 fun

For ages 8.5 - 11.5

Junior Footy4Fun is the next step for kids who are ready to move on from NAB AFL Auskick or other introductory programs. Playing rules and team numbers are modified so children can continue to develop their skills in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere. Footy4Fun is the perfect environment for kids to have fun learning through play, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.

 

Footy4Fun 

 

  • Introduction of local zones across 4 new regions (North, Central, South & South/West)
  • Reduced travel time for away games
  • Increased carnival opportunities across the new regions
  • Age groups – aligning to standard school age policies

 

Registration is for both new and returning players of The Gap Dragons JAFC. 

 

In 2021, we will be fielding teams of boys and girls from

Superstars Footy (formerly Under 6/Roys) through to U/11.5 as well as running Auskick in Term 1. Check the age range to find your players level.

 

ELIGIBILITY DATES

 

In 2021 the eligibility ages will align with the school years. Please check the age range before registering. You will need to provide proof-of-age for each new player at registration.

 

TRAINING DATES

 Sat 13/03/21 9-10am  

 Sat 20/03/21 9-10.am

 Sat 27/03/21 9-10am

 Wed 21/04/21 5-6pm

 Wed 28/04/21 5-6pm

 Wed 05/05/21 5-6pm

 Wed 12/05/21 5-6pm

 Wed 19/05/21 5-6pm

 Wed 26/05/21 5-6pm

 Wed 02/06/21 5-6pm

 Wed 09/06/21 5-6pm

 Wed 16/06/21 5-6pm

 Wed 23/06/21 5-6pm

 Wed 07/07/21 5-6pm

 Wed 14/07/21 5-6pm

 Wed 21/07/21 5-6pm

 Wed 28/07/21 5-6pm

 

If you have any questions about registration, email us at

info@thegapdragons.com.au

 


 

 

AUSKICK REGISTRATION IS OPEN

For ages 5 - 12

The Gap Dragons run Auskick for eligible girls and boys. Auskick is our introductory program of fun, games based learning and takes place at Hilder Rd State School on Saturdays from 8am to 9am starting on the 6/03/21

AUSKICK DATES

 Sat 6/03/21 8-9am

 Sat 13/03/21 8-9.am  

 Sat 20/03/21 8-9.am

 Sat 27/03/21 8-9.am

 Sat 24/04/21 8-9.am

 Sat 1/05/21 8-9.am

 Sat 8/05/21 8-9.am

 Sat 5/05/21 8-9.am

The cost is only $90.

 

Each player recieves a great pack of footy goodies from AFL QLD including their very own kid-sized footy!

For more information on Auskick, go to our Auskick page or AFL QLD has information on their page through this link.

If you have any questions please call Shane McConnell 0438077667.


2021 SEASON DATES

 Please refer to the GameDay app for season dates.

  


 

2021 PLAYERS REGISTRATION FEES

The registration fee combines payments to the AFL (League Fee) and a club fee (Dragon's Fee). This is already applied when registering via play.afl.

Age Group                     League Fee    Dragons Fee      Total Fee

Auskick                    $90 

5-7 Superstars Footy      $80*                $50                       $50-$130

* League fee waived with Auskick/Footy4Fun registration 

Junior Footy4Fun

U8.5                                 $75                 $65                         $140 

U9.5                                 $115               $105                       $210 

U10.5                               $115               $105                       $210

  


 

Proof of age

All new players need to provide a copy of a proof of age document (birth certificate, birth certificate extract, passport).  A photo of the proof of age document can be taken using a smartphone and then the registration can be completed on the phone, with the photo being uploaded during the process.

New registrations will not be complete until the proof of age document has been provided and players are not permitted to play without complete registrations.

Returning players will need to use their login details from last year to complete this year's registration. It is usually your email address plus a password that you chose. There is a 'forgot password?' function on the registration site if needed.

If you have any questions or are having difficulty please feel free to contact us via our email info@thegapdragons.com.au and we'll be in touch shortly to assist.

 

 


 

DRAGON'S GEAR 2021

We are transitioning to an online gear store managed by the manufacturer, Tribal Sports.

We have some stock in hand, ready for purchase, until sold out. Please see David Pawsey at training or email the club at info@thegapdragons.com.au to organise an item to be brought to training. Payment is via card at training.

Once we have no stock (e.g. Training tops SOLD OUT)  members can order online and have it delivered to the club. It will then be brought to training/games for distribution. The prices are the same whether online or through the club.

The online store is at: https://www.tribalsport.com.au/product-category/sports/afl/the-gap-dragons/

Current restrictions do not allow items to be tried on so please consult the sizing chart (taken from the online store) and order the closest size.

See the 'Dragon's Gear 2020' pdf at the bottom of this page as a guide.

An email has also been sent out with the gear prices and size charts document. Please email the club if you would like it sent to you again or download it below.

 

PLAYERS GUERNSEYS

Playing guernsey sizes are required for each player to determine the playing numbers for each player and teams. Sizes will be taken at each training session until June 27, where guernseys will be presented to each player. Make sure your players size is reported to the coaching staff. Use the size chart for 'Training Tops,' to find your size.

 

 


 

BECOME AN UMPIRE

 

If you are 12 or older from January 1st, 2021 then consider being a club umpire for your Gap Dragons Junior Football Club!

 

We are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in becoming an umpire for the club, starting at FOOTY4FUN/AUSKICK level (Under 6.5) through to under 10.5.

 

It’s fun, so have a go! No costs are involved, and you receive payment from the Dragons for your time and effort. Learn crucial life skills involving decision making, assertiveness, leadership, effective communication and engagement and responsibility. You will make new friends and umpiring will make you a better player through cognitive and subconscious learning watching the game unfold from this unique perspective on the field.

 

We will teach you the rules of AFL and supply a uniform and whistle, so there is no requirement to have any prior knowledge or experience. We will equip you with all you need to know and ensure that you are adequately prepared with the knowledge to competently administer the duties of a field umpire.

 

All new umpires start off umpiring in tandem in Under 8’s with an experienced umpire under a tutor/buddy system so they actively learn and umpire from someone who has had a couple of years experience.

 

When FOOTY4FUN (Auskick age kids) starts later in the season new umpires will get their chance to umpire solo for all our budding beginner level footballers.

 

Game days are Saturday morning at the Dragon’s home ground (Hilder Street school) which means no long travel trips and go for less than an hour. Payments can be made via EFT to your bank account through the club if you wish (cash payments also OK).

To register as an umpire please use the following link:
register as an umpire

 

https://www.aflq.com.au/junior-umpiring-program/

 

 

If interested contact me (Brent May) 0481 566 441 or honka5@hotmail.com – I am the Umpire Co-ordinator for both The Gap Dragons and Ferny Grove. I’m a qualified Youth and Foundation Coach (Blue Card accredited) having grown up in Western Victoria playing and umpiring the great game of AFL.


We’re also looking for an Umpire Co-Ordinator Assistant who would assist me this year and take over from next season to service both clubs as I’m planning on taking long service leave in the middle of next year (2022) which would mean I’d be able to assist the new Umpire Co-Ordinator at the start and end of the season but not the middle of the season.

 

You don’t have to had been an umpire previously as long as you have a good knowledge of the game and the rules, are patient, have good communication and management skills and can be there Saturday mornings to encourage and help develop their skills.

 


 

 

MEMBERSHIP HAS IT'S BENEFITS!

When players play their first game for The Gap Dragons they will receive one of our special Players Guernseys, emblazoned with our fearsome dragon. We wear it proundly each time we play. 

At the end of the season, all players will also receive a trophy at our special Presentation Day.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR 2021

CLUB NEWS

 

THE GAP DRAGONS 2021 COMMITTEE

Thank you to those who attended and voted at our recent AGM. Here is your committee:

President - Shane McConnell

Vice-President -  Adam Middleton

Treasurer - Simon Matthews

Secretary - Cassie Barclay Bertram

Registrar - Michael Higgins

Marketing, Social Media & Website - Cassie Barclay Betram/ Elton Cane

General committee - Nigel Brockman

Coaching Coordinator - Brett Elliott

Auskick - Cassie Barclay Betram/Brett Elliott

 

 


 

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Ground details

Our Home ground is at Hilder Rd State School, 104 Kaloma Road, The Gap.

Use the gate on entrance off Hilder rd (opposite Wittonga park).   

Parking is available in the Wittonga park car park. 

Toilets are situated behind the clubhouse (seperate building).

The canteen will be open for Home Games selling coffee, hot pies, cold drinks, chips and treats.

 

STRICTLY NO DOGS ALLOWED