On Saturday 16th of October, the team from Dalkeith Nedlands Junior Football club arrived at WA's home of footy, Optus Oval for WA football's annual awards ceremony.
As we reflected on the amazing season that was, we also were quietly hoping we would go one better in 2021 and take out AusKick program of the year.
In 2020, we re-shaped the program with many new events. These included super coach sessions, AusKick DNJFC Collegians cup, music and events on Sundays and our transition to junior footy program for our year 2s. These innovations really paid dividends with increased numbers but importantly started building a very strong club and community feel. These enhancements were recognised as we were a finalist for AusKick program of the year in 2020.
Emboldened by the success of 2020 the committee and wider club embarked on some changes and additions in 2021 to make it even better. The move to David Cruickshank and closer ties to Collegians football club started us off in a manner that positioned us for an even better 2021.
Open day was a lot of fun, mothers day super coach, and many other highlights such as half time at Optus - West Coast v Essendon and the Wiluna culturual weekend that featured on Channel 7's sports report that included the Long walk against racism and attending Dreamtime at Optus to name a few. For the parents we even had a 80s night that rocked out to Oats supply at our new home at David Cruickshank's Adam Armstrong pavilion. These plus the 2020 improvements took to program to the next level and saw a 50% increase on 2019s numbers something we are all proud of.
These enhancements and our continued club and community feel were recognised as the #1 AusKick program of the year in 2021.
Thank you to all of the committee, coaches, parents and kids who were part of this special year. We are proud at Dalkeith Nedlands, where "It's local footy club, and everyone's invited!"
See you in 2022!