Round 7 Yr 11/12 Boys vs Caversham @ Mundaring
We arrived early at the game last night to acknowledge and thank Harold Whiskin from Quality Bobcat Services for coming on board as the Hills Rangers Yr 11/12 Boys jumper sponsor for the 2021 – 2023 seasons.
It is local sponsors like Quality Bobcat Services that assist our club in the purchase of equipment for our clubs teams, so that both boys and girls can come and play the sport that they love.
Under the circumstances of the game with playing a modified game with only 2 quarters, a brilliant effort by all the boys but they were unable to get over the line in the last few minutes of the game 4.2 vs 5.3
Our Yr 9/10 girls played Thornlie at home and although we lost 123-1 the girls played hard and fair.
A few injuries resulted in having no bench to call on, yet the girls still didn’t give up 💪🏼💪🏼
Hills Rangers Y9/10 Girls
Hi all, this is a reminder to pay footy fees if you have not already done so.
Juniors – $130 (Yr 3 to 6 girls)
Youth – $210 (Yr 7 to 12)
Hills Rangers Football Club
If you wish to make a payment arrangement please email the treasurer Brett Pickering at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are claiming Kidpsort (only $150 this year) please forward your unique code to the treasurer for processing.
If you are a new player your fees must be paid in order to collect your kit from the merchandise shop. If you have an enquiry regarding merchandise please email Hayley Brydson at email@example.com.
The merchandise shop is located at Sawyers Valley oval and will be open for new players on Tuesday 30th March and Tuesday 6th April from 4.30 to 6pm. The shop will be open to all players on Thursday 8th April from 4.30 to 6pm.
Hills Rangers Committee.
Hi folks, it’s hard to believe that we are now starting to talk season 2021 for the Rangers. The Committee has met a few times already and this update is to bring you all up to date on our plans and highlight some key points at this stage of the season.
Items for discussion in this update:
- Emails, our website and communications
- Teams in 2021
- Player fees for 2021
- Player registrations
- Coaching nominations
- Club committee roles to be filled
- Key dates for the season
- Pre-season training
Emails, our website and communications
We are still having issues with our service provider around our club emails, in the meantime, please use firstname.lastname@example.org to email the club.
We are investigating alternative providers at the moment.
Teams in 2021
- Girls – Yr 3-4 and yr 5-6
- Girls – Yr 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12
- Boys – Yr 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11-12
Player fees for 2021
Junior teams – $130
Youth teams – $210
Player registrations are now open. Use this link to register for the 2021 season:
Those of you that are keen to nominate to coach a team this season need to email email@example.com with the following information.
- The team you would like to coach
We will then contact you to discuss the nomination process and next steps.
Club committee roles to be filled
The following roles are still needing to be filled – please contact the club via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in undertaking these roles. Without these roles, the club will struggle to function well this season and so everyone is encouraged to volunteer to assist the club. All new members of the committee will be fully supported and receive handovers as required.
- Equipment Manager
- Canteen Manager x 2
- Website and Social Media co-ordinator
We have several sponsorship opportunities this season, and detailed sponsorship proposals are available on request from email@example.com. If you or your workplace or a company you know might be interested in sponsoring the club, please contact us.
We have several fundraising ideas already in the pipeline, and additional suggestions are welcome anytime. We are looking for volunteers to oversee/coordinate the following fundraising events already in place. Donations of items/goods (where applicable) for any of these types of activities are welcome.
- Bendigo Bank Raffle – tickets on sale from Feb through to May 2021
- Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – when is tba, we have asked for this to occur somewhere in May/June/July.
- Various raffles through the season – wood, fruit baskets, meat trays, etc.
Key dates for the season
At this stage, the WAFC have advised the season will consist of 14 rounds plus 3 weeks for finals. This takes us back to a normal schedule.
Round 1 – Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May
- Round 2, 3, 4 and 5 will follow.
Bye – Friday 4th June to Sunday 6th June
Round 6 – Friday 11th Jun to Sunday 13th June
- Round 7 and 8 will follow.
Bye – Friday 2nd July to Sunday 4th July
Bye – Friday 9th July to Sunday 11th July
Round 9 – Friday 16th July to Sunday 18th July
- Round 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 will follow
Finals week 1 – Friday 27th August to Sunday 29th August
Finals week 2 – Friday 3rd September to Sunday 5th September
Finals week 3 – Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September
Preseason will start on Thursday 4th February from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm at Eastern Hills High School oval. Please note that these sessions will run much better with more volunteer coaches, so please be ready to assist on the day – all the equipment and instructions will be provided.
Please use this email to contact the club from now on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, the Hills Rangers committee.
Last night our Hills Rangers Football Club Coaches along with coaches from Mundaring, Parkerville and Darlington Junior Football Club’s were exposed to development program styles and insight into training techniques that will improve football skills and participation in our great game.
Swan Districts Football Club’s Talent Manager, Greg Harding ran a session with our Y7, Y9 and Y9/10 girls with coaches were assisting and observing the best practice insight into football skills including high touch and high volume training.
Following the practical session, coaches were privileged to hear from Greg who reinforced the importance and value of community coaches and the support and initiatives on offer at SDFC. The messaging came across strong, that working in partnership with community clubs to ensure that the district players and coaches to have the best learning environment for football.
SDFC are committed to investing in coaching and game environment in our zone. To do that, we will be doing everything we can to engage with community clubs and resource them with information and footballs. Due to phones and social media, our kids are handling the ball sparingly in their spare time. To allow our players to progress through the WA talent pathway, we have to adapt and commit to finding new ways to get them the necessary volume so they can succeed in years to come. Through this program and club philosophy we hope to help our participants develop quickly so that they enjoy their footy, and we retain them year to year at all levels of the gameGreg Harding, Talent Manager, Swan Districts Football Club
Hills Rangers Football Club Coach Coordinator, Robyn Fitall acknowledged and thanked the Swan Districts Football Club and Greg for their support.
Coaches have a tough gig… to have the support of Swan Districts Football Club to share their coaching philosophy allows for the our coaches to provide the best learning environment. We know that the Swans are invested in the community and they continue to demonstrate this through programs such as these. We grateful for their insight and education for our coaches.
The Shire of Mundaring recently supported the Hills Rangers Football Club providing $2000 towards equipment and programs that enabled the host our preseason event Footy for Life program.
Whilst we did get cut short due to COVID19 we would like to thank the over 150 players that attended the event and to the parents volunteers who worked on the POD stations. Coach Coordinator Robyn Fitall described the event as a huge success.
“It was great to see so many old and many new faces either coming to play footy for the first time or returning hungry for the footy. We acknowledge and thank the Shire of Mundaring for their support of grassroots footy. Footy is a really important part of the Hills community and without their support and the support of so many parents volunteering to assist, some of them for the first time…. it wouldn’t have been able to be the great success it was without them …. it was just great to be a part of it”
The program was hosted over a 4 week period and saw its members touch the footy thousands of times, a great preparation for the season ahead.
The executive committee has recently met to discuss player numbers and recommend a ‘cap’ for teams in each age group.
The following table has been developed, and is the approach we will take for this season and beyond. This decision was made by the Executive Committee based on historical playing numbers, player retention, equality and the promotion of playing football.
Note this is the recommended approach, and will be assessed by the Executive Committee on a case by case basis if/when required.
|Age group||Players allowed per game||Recommended max squad size|
|Yr 7, 8 and 9||20 (15 playing, 5 on the bench)||23|
|Yr 10 and yr 11/12||25 (18 playing, 7 on the bench)||27|
A similar table will be developed for the girls teams in due course.
The attached document (2020 WAFC Junior Football Policies, Rules & Regulations) is from the WA Football Commission and details the 2020 rules for footy in WA. It is strongly recommended that players and families look through the document before the season commences.
Of particular importance to Hills Rangers is the new advice relating to team formation – you can find these guidelines on pages 28-33.
Pending the number of registrations, Hills Rangers will be adopting these guidelines to determine team formation of our yr 7 boys intake this season if we need to set up 2 or more teams.
As one of the fundamental elements of the Hills Rangers Football Club is to nominate teams of equal strength, having these guidelines in place makes the team formation process very clear in scenarios where we have two or more teams in a single age group.
- The club doesn’t expect to undertake this process every year for age groups with 2 or more teams. We plan to make the assessment in the initial year of registration, then review after 2 seasons. As an example, the allocation of players in the yr 7 boys teams of 2019 will remain as is for the 2020 season – pending numbers of returning and new players.
- New players in age groups where 2 or more teams already exist will be placed into teams based on the balance of the team and the fit of new players with existing players.