It is time for footy! The 2016 Summer Session begins June 11 at Bluemont Park. Come out and help us celebrate TEN YEARS of youth footy in Arlington. The sessions are FREE! Players should bring water and cleats are recommended.
Boys and girls aged 5 to 9 participate in a program based on the AFL's Auskick program. They participate in fun and safe activities in order to help them learn the rules and skills of Australian football. The session ends with a non-contact game. Followed by snacks!
Players aged 9 to 15 participate in the house league. Players work through drills with coaches before playing a non-contact game.
Sessions run from 9am (SHARP) to 10.30am from June 11 through July 23 (with a break for the 4th of July).
A few weeks ago we had an excellent turn out for the annual Saturday Morning Footy Spring Open Day. Big thanks to our head coaches, Alex Gershman and Danny Seow for their help. It was great to see some new faces, as well as Eagles Alums bringing out the next generation.
Check out the great photos from Tasha Adnams on our Facebook Page.
It is time to start thinking about Summer. The summer sessions begin June 11.
To register for the 2016 go the Registration Page.
If you would like to suppor the program financially, become a member of the Washington Junior Australian Football Club by clicking here.
Saturday Morning Footy is ten years old in 2016! The big year begins Saturady March 19 with the 2016 Eagles Open Day. The Open Day will take place at Long Bridge #3 (Crystal City) in Arlington VA.
Open Day begins at 9am SHARP. The session will run for 90 minutes and will include fun and safe games for boys and girls aged 5 to 15. The session will end with a non-contact match.
No experience necessary! This is a great opportunity to bring friends and neighbors out to enjoy the Spring day learn about the great game of Australian football.
Registration for the 2016 season is open. Click HERE to register.
Afterwards, head to Ireland's Four Courts in Courthouse for Brunch. KIDS EAT FREE!!*
OPEN DAY FLYER HERE (PDF). *From the kids menu.
As we blast past the eight days of Hanukkah, I was thinking about Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song and that we need something similar for footy. There are many people out there that are well known to Americans but Americans don’t know that they used to play footy or are big footy fans. I can’t write music or sing, but here is my attempt to rectify this great wrong.
Ben Simmons is being talked about as the next Kobe Bryant, but before heading to Beverly Hills he laced up his footy boots for the Beverly Hills Junior Football Club in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. He will join other former footy players in the NBA including the Cavs' Delly and Golden State’s Andrew Bogut. The Spurs Patty Mills could have been a star in the AFL, but Collingwood’s Pendlebury gave up his spot at the AIS to Mills and the rest is basketball and footy history. Michelle Timms had a Hall of Fame career with the Phoenix Mercury, but played footy growing up. LA Spark, Erin Phillips, just announced she will play for Port Adelaide, where her dad played his footy.
Consider donating to the Washington Junior Australian Football Club to create more names for future songs. You can donate HERE.
Read more: Hannukkah Song for Footy
The 2015 Saturday Morning Footy Winter Camp will be held at Virginia Highlands Park in South Arlington on Saturday December 5. The clinic will begin at 9.30am (NOTE THE LATE START TIME) and end at 11.00am. The program is free for boys and girls aged 5 to 18. If you have not registered for the 2015, do so HERE.
Under 9s - boys and girls aged 5 to 8 will be participate in AFL Auskick style clinic. They will play fun games and activities aimed at teaching the skills and rules of Australian football. The session will end with a non-contact game followed by snacks!
Under 15s - players 9 to 15 will spend a few minutes on skills before going into a pick up non-contact game. No experience is necessary with an emphasis on fun and learning the skills and rules of Australian football.
Eagles Academy - The academy session is for high school aged players. Participants will work on skills with the BW Eagles and help with the coaching of the U15s and U9s.