The tenth year of Saturday Morning Footy officially kicks off at 9am on June 13. The program begins at 9am (SHARP) and runs until 10.30am. The program is offered for FREE to boys and girls aged 5 to 15. To register CLICK HERE.
The under 9s participate in a US adaption of the most successful youth sporting program in Australia, AFL Auskick. Parents are encouraged to participate and help the players learn the skills and rules of Australian football through fun and safe activities. The session will end with a non-contact modified game and snacks!
The under 15s participate in an introductory house league. No experience is necessary to participate in this program. Players learn the skills and rules of Australian football through fun games and matches. Emphasis is on teaching the game in a fun and safe way.
A high school program is also available. The high school program begins at 10.30am. CLICK HERE to learn more about that program.
The Carlton Football Club has generously provided an authentic team jersey signed by the 2015 team.
The jersey includes the signatures of great AFL players like:
This prize, along with 4 tickets to see the Nats in September, make this year's SMF raffle one of our best yet. And we haven't finished! We will announce more great prizes over the next few weeks.
Raffle tickets will go on sale at opening day on June 13. 100% of the money raised through this year's raffle will go towards providing a great free program to every boy and girl who wants to participate.
Everything begins June 13.
If you haven't registered for 2015 then CLICK HERE.
We are very excited to announce one of the first prizes for the 2015 Saturday Morning Footy Raffle. 4 Tickets to the Nationals vs Phillies game at Nationals Park at 4pm on Saturday September 26. This should be a great afternoon for the family! Get to see Bryce Harper smash a few big home runs for the Nats!
The Raffle will take place on July 25. More information on where to buy raffle tickets coming soon!
Big thank you to SMF Coach Mick Burnett and Transurbun for the generous donation.
The Academy is a high school program for boys and girls aged 14 to 19. The program introduces players to the skills and rules of Australian football. Players will practice and play with the Baltimore Washington Eagles and Lady Eagles. They will have dedicated coaches to work with them on skills and game play. Games will be played with modified tackling rules. The program is free.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Read more: Eagles Academy (High School Program)
Wood Acres Elementary school in Bethesda Maryland recently hosted its biennial International Night. Front and centre in the Australia Room was WJAFC Vice President and Eagles player Matt Byrne and his family.
In addition to Vegemite and Mintie tasting there was boomerang decorating, koala mask making and of course footy!!
WJAFC President Chris Adams supplied the handball target and it proved to be a big hit! Dozens of kids and adults lined up to learn some footy skills.
Read more: Wood Acres International Night