Open day Sunday March 12
Hi Dalkeith Nedlands families
Next Sunday, our annual Open day is on for all our local families and friends to come and enjoy.
Date: 12th March 2023
Where: David Cruickshank Reserve, 84 Beatrice Rd, Dalkeith
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Bring: The whole family plus new families and kids who may want to join our club's community
This year we again have a host of fun free activities for all to enjoy being:
We would also love for you to invite other friends and family down to join our club community in 2023 which also coincides with our 50th year anniversary when Dalkeith and Nedlands junior clubs joined to become the club you know and love today. So forward this email on and post the flyer on class whatapps to get them all down!
To ensure fitting is a breeze on the day please pre-register via gameguardian.com.au/shop and select Dalkeith Nedlands as your club and away you go.
Junior footy players (year 3 and up) are strictly required to wear a mouthguard to play in games and there none better than one fitted by a dentist with private health rebates!
Registrations open for 2023!
Come fly with the Eagles in 2023 in what is our 50th year!
Sign up and register now by going to www.dnjfc.com/register and follow the prompts.
Save the date - Open day Sunday 12th March 3-5pm at David Cruickshank reserve.
See you all for a ripper season in 2023!
Collegians cup a winner
This, our third installment in the 2022 version was another great chapter in the now must attend DNJFC Collegians cup.
With 9 ovals and 18 teams across Dalkeith Nedlands, Cottesloe and Mosman Park the scene was set for friendly AusKick games with our PP, Year 1 and Year 2 teams.
Families were there lining the ovals with many parents enjoying a drink in hand and tasty dinner options from Collegians resident chef, Ed and his expert team.
There were kicks, handballs, a few goals but most importantly a lot of fun and smiles on the kids faces. Its also such a great way to get the 3 local clubs together and enjoy each others company our our home David Cruickshank oval.
And of course - the kids enjoyed their free pizza once their footy games were done with a bit of tug-o-war to top it all off.
Can't wait for next year!
80s night goes off!
Lights, music - lets go!
This June the parents and Friends of DNJFC rocked away to our annual 80s night fundraiser.
Rocking out to the tunes of legendary band Oats Supply, parents enjoyed another great night at our home of footy - Adam Armstrong Pavilion.
Many thanks to our generous donors for the silent auctions and prizes throughout the night. This is what sets the club up for success in 2022 and beyond.
Collegians as always provided great support by running the bar with Ed our resident chef ensuring we were all well fed during the event.
Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed a great night with your local club!
Wiluna Weekend - Lasting memories
The 14th annual Wiluna Cultural weekend exceeded expectations yet again - it just keeps getting better! With the 2022 instalment, the Wiluna Martu eagles played host to Dalkeith Nedlands to what was an action packed long weekend for all.
We all started bright and early on Friday morning ready for the bus. With our club and Essendon Legend - Ben Doolan (aka Dools) at the wheel we were off on our way to Mount Magnet.
After a few stops for essentials such as coffee for the parents and a bakery breakfast in Bindoon we were off on the adventure.
On arrival at Mount Magnet, it was a quick stop at the Caravan Park to set up our tents (some quickly others, well.....) and then head to the ground for Friday night footy against the Mount Magnet team.
It was close for most of the game with a kick in it at 3 quarter time, but the Mount Magnet team had the legs and pressed home with a flurry of goals in the final term. Was it the bus ride, was it the bus snacks, some even suggested it was an assistant coach heading for a early dinner but the winner here was footy and a fine evening had by all.
Next morning, a quick pack of the tents and we were off on our way to Wiluna. There were a couple of extended stops on the way which allowed the kids to explore the outback and stretch their legs on the way.
Once we arrived in Wiluna, it was off to the Rec centre to jump in to get to know you activities. This is a tradition that happens each year which Darren reflected has had some interesting answers over the years from the kids. Kids and adults alike were then presented with their Wiluna Hoodies which added to the togetherness of the weekend.
Then it was time for dinner and the parents to head to the Gallery for wine and cheese and meet the artist, whilst the kids enjoyed a disco dance and fun with their Wiluna friends.
After some fun it was time to head to the Rosslyn Hill camp for the night.
We awoke on Sunday, ready and pumped for the big game.
First, however, it was time to head to North Pool to get back to nature and immerse in some true cultural experiences. The Wiluna and Dalkeith Nedlands kids enjoyed playing around the pool, a few braved the cold and went for a dip and then dried off around the fire.
The Dalkeith Nedlands kids were shown how to go fishing for yabbies, a long neck turtle or "barry" as he was affectionately named was rescued and returned to the water and it was then time to cook the roo tail in the fire.
On return to the rec centre we were further treated to try honey ants which are true bush lollies - yum!
Now its time for the big event - the Wiluna v Dalkeith Nedlands game.
Expectations were high and smiles at an all time high and we were ready to go.
Dalkeith Nedlands was off to a flyer with a lead of a few goals at qtr time. Then a few personnel changes later, it was back to square at the half and a slight lead to Wiluna at the final change. From here Wiluna went up a gear and powered away to win by a few goals in the end but overall was another amazing installment in its 14th year.
We are had the traditional longest kick and fastest sprinter which were a clean sweep for the Wiluna team.
It was then time to celebrate the best on ground and the spirit of martu and Preston Bridge memorial wards for those who showed the true spirit across the weekend.
From there is was dinner, a trip back to the camp, sleep and a bus ride back to Perth on the Monday to cap an amazing weekend.
Many thanks goes to Jeremy, Scott, Dools, Darren, Lisa and the many sponsors who made this trip possible for all.
Fun at Super coach 2022
Another great night at the annual Mother's day Super Coach was had by all.
Our DNJFC coaches along with a number of senior Collegians players were involved in fun activities with our DNJFC future footy stars.
The games at the end of AusKickers v parents and Junior footy v Collegians were a great way to showcase the skills learnt and to have some fun.
The activities were follow up with Pizza for the kids, yummy food by Ed the Collegians chef and the ever popular bar for the parents ensuring a great night to see old friends and welcome new families to our club.
We also had representatives from the Ukraine community come down and provide a real life account of what is happening and provide way in which we can support their community in these very difficult times.
2022 Fixtures released
2022 is now off with the first 5 week's fixtures now released.
Jump on the calendar section to see our exciting AusKick or Junior's fixtures for 2022.
It also has our 2022 calendar of events which starts with Super Coach on 6th of May!
See you all soon.
Open day huge success
Wow - what a day!
It was so great to see our community again out and about for our open day 2022.
The weather put on a treat with parents and kids alike enjoying the free food and activities over the afternoon.
Kids enjoyed the bouncy jungle gym with hot competition for the longest kick again in 2022.
Our expert partners from game guardian were onsite helping our budding afl future stars get fitted for mouthguards.
Overall there were old faces, new faces and importantly many smiles on what was a great start to 2022.
Open Day 13th March
Open day for all - Sunday 13th March!
We have our annual open day coming up in a few weeks’ time on Sunday 13th March from 3-5pm at David Cruickshank reserve, Dalkeith.
Like last year you can look forward to:
Bring your friends, family, neighbours and enjoy a free evening on us to find out about 2022 and get excited about what’s in-store.
This event will follow all prevailing COVID guidelines as a public outdoors event to ensure the safety of our participants.
2022 Registrations open
2022 is now upon us and there no better time to register than right now.
For those Pre-Primary to year 2 we have our award winning AusKick program to come and be part of.
Follow this link to register now: AusKick registration DNJFC
For the year 3s and up we have our Junior and modified football teams for 2022.
Jump on the following link and register now: Junior football registration DNJFC
See you all shortly for an exciting 2022!