What an awesome finish to a truely memorable season!
The kids from all our teams gathered last friday night to celebrate another super season at Dalkeith Nedlands.
The evening started with our future footy stars from PP to year 6 each having their moment in the sun receiving their well earned trophies and team photos.
We had our very special sponsors from Ray White Dalkeith Claremont represented by Vivian, Thomas and Laura and Retail Return represented by Neil come down to present and continue to show why they are very important members of our club's community.
This was followed by dinner for the kids and parents (and a few top ups from the bar) where we entered in to the pinnacle of the evening - Best and Fairest presentations.
This year saw awards for our year 2, 3, 4 and 6 teams for coaches award, runner up best and fairest and best and fairest. Well done to all the recipients of these trophies on stellar seasons.
Then to round the night out in true DNJFC style we put the oval lights on, gots some footies out and we all enjoyed a drink from our bar hosted by our friends at Collegians.
It was also an opportunity to thank our wonderful volunteers who have all played a huge part in making 2021 the success it has been.
Bring on 2022!
Another super evening run by our super coach Simon Nimmo.
Seeing the drills set up by Simon and our DNJFC coaches was great to see. Kids from PP through to year 6 enjoyed another coaching clinic which was well supported by Collegians players coming down.
It really is a special experience to enjoy learning footy from our top level coach with senior players mixing with all the kids.
And to finish it all off with a kids v collegians was awesome to see them all get right in to it together.
Finishing the night off, kids enjoyed pizza, parents enjoyed the bar and Chef Ed out did himself this time with Oysters kilpatrick on the menu - Yum!
It was great to see Gala day back in full action after a pause in 2020.
Our AusKick future stars had a ball playing against teams from the Claremont district.
The day started with our PPs kicking off from 8:30 and finishing off with our 2s around 2pm.
Players got a chance to show off their skills they have been learning throughout the year which really shone through on the day.
Thanks to everyone who made it down and the team coaches who supported the teams on the day.
Our second DNJFC Collegians cup was again a massive night for all AusKickers from Dalkeith Nedlands, Mosman Park and Cottesloe.
Our future footy stars had a chance to show their wares with 2 or 3 friendly games at David Cruickshank Oval in Dalkeith. The was footy, there were spills, there were goals and most of all fun and laughter for all.
For those who haven't experienced what the cup is like to video below is a 360 degree view of the games and fun in action!
With all the fun we were also fortunate to have Kathy and Sam come down from WA footy to join in the festivities. We also had a fantasitc sponsors from Ray White Dalkeith Claremont and Porsche come down to present the trophies to the respective clubs and for the second year running provide a Porsche on the oval!
The night finished up with the presentations to the junior clubs by the Collegians President Brad, families hainvg a tasty meal from the Collegians chef Ed and his team, parents enjoying the bar facilities and of course the players jumping in to pizza after their hard work.
The 2021 DNJFC Collegians cup is locked in to start from 4:30pm on Friday 23rd July at David Cruickshank Reserve Dalkeith.
This year's installment will again see AusKick teams from Dalkeith Nedlands, Mosman Park and Cottesloe play off in a round robin style of games.
Co-hosted by Dalkeith Nedlands Junior and the Collegians Amateur Football clubs this annual highlight again is set for a must attend event.
Families can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with the Bar open and hot food menu to choose from.
Players after their hard work will enjoy pizza for free!
The file below is the schedule for the evening - it's going to be awesome!
The adults only DNJFC 80s party and fundraiser was a rockin affair for the parents and friends of the club.
With local band Oats Supply rockin out 80s tunes all night the night was a blast from start to finish.
We also had so many generous donors who contributed to our silent auctions and raffles over the evening which made the event a huge success for all.
Special thanks to donations from our new Mayor Fiona Argyle, Brian Leedman, West Coast Eagles, Richard Tucker from KordaMentha and Rob Brauer from McGrath Nicol all contributing to our major items on the evening.
The clock is already ticking to next years event as it will be a must attend event for all!
We then jumped back on the buses with Ben leading us all to the WACA where we joined 6,000 West Australians on the Long Walk to Optus stadium. This walk is one of great importance and has a long history in Melbourne and occurs each year prior to the Dreamtime at the G game.
We then enjoyed a thrilling game at Optus where Essendon challenged in the final term only to have Richmond run away clear winners. It was a highlight to all who attended.
Sunday and the big game was upon us.
With some rain about it started off with a few warm ups and the important kids vs parents game. A few highlights were on show but as usual the kid prevailed with the parents failing to kick a goal in the wet conditions.
Then we headed to the big game and got underway. The first quarter honors were with Dalkeith Nedlands but there after it was one way traffic with Wiluna running out comfortable winners Wiluna - 11.11 77 def DN 6.9 45 turning the tables from the 2020 encounter.
Half time saw the longest kick and sprint competitions. The first kick had the win with other competitors trying torps which failed to deliver.
We also had channel 7 news come down and film the game with Adrian Barrich giving the event a great plug as part of his sports report - fun fact his son participated in a past Wiluna game which shows its long and proud history.
It was then time to reflect on the game and celebrate those who demonstrated great skill and great spirit.
The game is the main highlight on both team's calendars each year and the spirit of how the game was played was just awesome seeing kids as young as 6 or 7 challenging 15/16 year olds and everyone looking out for each other.
Well done to all who participated and cant wait to come up to Wiluna next year.
Calling Parents of DNJFC!
Come join us at DNJFC 80's PARTY NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Dress up as your favourite rock star, movie star, celebrity or personality from the 80’s. We will party all night to the awesome rock band Oats Supply playing all the hits from the 80's. Prizes for best dressed!
Come on down, bring your friends and do it for our children!
Send this email (and flyer) to your friends and parents of kids who we would love to come down and be part of our footy community!
Friday 25 June 2021 at 7:00 PM to midnight
$60 per person - includes cocktail food and band. Cash bar open all night for drinks.
Raffles and silent auction items on the night
Please note this is an Adults Only party
Numbers limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Please go to the link below to purchase:
Armstrong Pavilion, David Cruickshank Reserve
Beatrice Road, Dalkeith, Western Australia 6009
We will be holding a silent auction and raffle on the evening. We have received a number of kind donations to date however you can do with many more:
Weekend in your holiday house
The proceeds from your donation will be invested in the club’s facilities and by extension your child’s future.
Should you have something you would like to offer please contact Tony King firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Long email@example.com
Saturday May 29 was a day to remember for the Dakeith Nedlands AusKickers in 2021.
The day started with assembling the massive contingent of 48 Auskickers, 16 on-field volunteers and many parents, family and friends who were all on-hand to be part of a truly special occasion.
We were then taken to get ready in the Docker's rooms and get ready for the big time.
Then the siren sounded and we knew it was time. Out we came and put our best footy skills on show in front of a packed stadium and some very enthusiastic parents!
Kids dodged, weaved, showed slick hands, precision kicking and important snagged a few goals on the hallowed turf of Optus stadium.
AusKick is all about fun, friends and footy with Saturday night being one of those lasting memories they will cherish for many years to come!
Well done to everyone involved - it was just so special for all!
This coming Friday, 7 May will be our first Supercoach session for players of all ages PP-Year 6.
This will be a great opportunity for the parents to have a social catch up as well as the bar will be open and a let Mum celebrate an early Mother’s Day with a free Chardy at the Shank.
Supercoach training for the kids: 4.45pm to 6.00pm at Cruickshank Reserve. Following the session there will be free pizza for the kids.
Bar will be open from 4.30pm to 8.30pm so please all come down and enjoy the fantastic facilities we have at Cruickshank Reserve, Dalkeith
New members and their families are very welcome to come down.
Tony King Social Club - Co-Ordinator / Treasurer: 0409 200 761
Scott Bailey – President: 0421 010 001