Welcome to Hawthorn Citz
We have entered 18 teams into the various YJFL competitions this season including our first U12 Girls team.
Our U8s & U9s play home games at Glenferrie Oval, our U10s, U11s & U12s play at Victoria Rd Reserve (which is also our home base for social events and equipment storage) and our U13s and U14s play at Rathmines Reserve. Away games are spread out across the eastern suburbs.
At U15s & Colts year level, the Citz combine forces with Balwyn & Canterbury Junior Football Clubs to field teams representing the Boroondara Hawks Junior Football Club.
SATURDAY 22 APRIL – “The Jumper Presentation Night” – Victoria Rd Reserve from 4pm.
This is our first event of the season. The players are given their jumpers and formally introduced to their teams and supporters.
We have food and entertainment – it’s always a great night for families.
More details to follow including an exact schedule of the time of your team’s presentation.
SUNDAY 23 APRIL – Round one matches
This season all club communication will again come via the Teamstuff App.
It’s very easy to use and will clearly lay out when and where you and your player need to be, along with any duties required.
All social events and club communications also come via Teamstuff.
The Committee will work with the Team Managers ensure everyone is signed up and allocated to their teams.
The club provides players with a jumper which is distributed at the Jumper Presentation Night on April 22.
Players will also need:
YJFL brown shorts for home games
YJFL white shorts for away games
Brown and gold footy socks.
The grey Citz hoodies are very popular and useful to keep kids warm on game day but not compulsory.
All items were available for online order as you registered. Don’t panic if you missed out, we’ll also sell items at the following times.
SALES AND COLLECTION DATES
Orders will be available for collection on the following afternoons:
Tuesday 18 April: 4pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday 19 April: 4pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 20 April: 4pm – 6.30pm
We’ll also have uniform items for sale.
Please bring cash.
All players must wear a mouthguard for games and training.
You can get a chemist mouthguard or opt to ask your dentist to mould one.
It’s worth checking health insurance as many policies cover one per year.
The club has an arrangement with Hawthorn Dental at 65 Linda Crescent in Hawthorn.
There are two allocated times for impressions:
Thursday 30 March: 4pm- 7pm
Saturday 1 April: 9.30am – 11.30am
You can also call direct and make an appointment before Thursday 6 April.
All mouthguards can be collected from the club on the uniform pick up days as outlined above.
We’re a happy team at Hawthorn
We are a community based, grass roots footy club that has grown over the last decade to 19 junior teams and 400 players. We are proud of the way that we play football and proud to be the custodians of the Club for the footballers of tomorrow.
Our Citz mantra is S.I.D.E – we provide an environment for our players which is:
We are about:
- Being the best club for each and every player who wears the brown and gold.
- Giving our players and parents an opportunity to make new friends – some that may last a lifetime.
- Providing a safe and inclusive environment for our boys and girls to develop their skills.
- Developing our players not just in football, but in being a team member and thinking about team before individual.
- Having a strong sense of community and enjoying the company of our fellow Citz members.
We aren’t just about winning premierships, but we will celebrate them when we have the good fortune of doing so.
We aren’t about playing in a particular YJFL division. We aim to be competitive in whatever division we are playing.