Season’s greetings to the Hawthorn Citz family.
The following is a reminder regarding club registrations.
Players will be asked to register early in the New Year.
It is important that players and would be players respond to registrations in a timely manner.
The timetable will be set out in another message from the club via Team Stuff
email and the website. This will be in January.
The Hawthorn Citz is a community based, grass roots junior football club which
has grown during the past decade to 19 junior teams and 400+ players. In the U8-U12 age groups, we will accept all registrations up to the registration deadline – when it is announced – and will allocate all registered boys and girls to a team.
Do not panic. You will be given sufficient time to register.
In the U13-U14 age groups, the club reserves the right to close registrations before the deadline, upon receipt of 48 registrations per age group for 2x full teams, i.e. 24 boys/girls per team. Factors that will be taken into account when considering additional registrations include years played at Hawthorn Citz and the date that the registration is received. A wait-list may be set up for a third team.
The Citz Committee will consider accommodating this third team if an additional 20-24 boys/girls register on the wait-list.
We encourage everyone to register your child early, to avoid disappointment.
The club also reiterates its interest in girls’ football in 2017.
The club is seeking expressions of interest, particularly in the Under 12 age group. If you are at all interested please email Rob Gould (email@example.com) .
Parents and coaches are reminded that they are best served by using the Team Stuff email system we use to communicate with each parent and child.
If you are new to the club, this will be overseen by your team manager before the season begins next year.
2017 Hawthorn Citz Committee
The Club is delighted to announce the election of the 2017 Committee at our AGM on 25 October:
- Scott Russell – President
- Dave Stanford – Vice President
- Peter Gambell – Secretary
- Dean Schultz – Treasurer
- Rob Gould – Director of Football Operations
- Sarah Markey-Hamm – Team Manager Coordinator
- Nick Augerinos
- Ann Cordiner
- Warde Elliott
- John Ferguson
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.