Are you ready for some Football?
Saturaday Morning Footy is back for its 12th year. Our traditional spring program is the Open Day. The Open Day program is free and open to any girl or boy 5 to 15 who wants to play Australian football. No experience is necessary!
Open Day begins at 9am at Virginia Highlands Park in Pentagon City. The program is 90 minutes. To register for the 2017 season go HERE.
For the big kids and adults there will be a free Ausball (touch) pick up game. Ausball will run from 10.30am to Noon.
The AFL's Director of Umpiring, Peter Schwab, and his son Michael, joined Washington Junior AFL President, Chris Adams, and At-Large Member, Steve Carty, at Monday Night Football. It was pretty cold night at the football. But despite the cold, Peter and Michael enjoyed watching Cam Newton show his stuff and do the dab.
The AFL announced that Peter had taken up his former role as head of umpiring after stepping down as list manager at the Brisbane Lions.
The 2016 Winter Camp will be held on Saturday December 3 at 9.30am at Long Bridge Park #1 (in Crystal City, Arlington VA). Note the later start time. The 90 minute session will be rain and shine. No experience is necessary to participate.
After the Winter Camp, we will have the Washington Junior Football Club Annual General Meeting. This meeting is open to anyone but only members of the club can vote or be nominated for board positions. This meeting is important for setting the direction of the program and the club for 2017 and beyond. For more information on the club CLICK HERE.
We are back after the Holiday break!
It is that time of year again, specky week! This week we will work on how to fly (and land). In Australian football, if you catch the ball from a kick it is called a "mark" and you get a free kick. However, if you take a great catch from a kick it is called a "specky" and you get acclaim from your teammates and supporters, as well as a free kick.
(Picture: Coach Danny shows how it is done against the Philly Hawks)
No Saturday Morning Footy this weekend as we celebrate America's birthday!
We are back July 9 for SPECKY WEEK!
(Pictured: American Mason Cox, takes a specky. Photo by Michael Klein for the Herald Sun.)