On Volunteer Appreciation Round, we say Thankyou to all our Rangers Volunteers
The Hills Rangers would be not be the club that it is without everyone’s efforts to get our games underway each and every weekend. Whether you’re Coaching the team, or helping in the Canteen, your efforts are so appreciated and we, as a Committee cannot Thank you all enough.
Massive effort from you all and I’m sure I speak for our players across our teams, by saying THANK YOU
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
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 game
Greg 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 Hills Rangers Football Club have partnered with the Shire of Mundaring, the WA Football Commission (WAFC) and Swan Districts FC to host a Festival of Female Football at Mundaring Oval.
This FREEevent supported by the Shire of Mundaring will host both junior and senior women for skills development and modified games. It’s perfect for anyone that wants to come and give football a go. Groups will be broken into various age categories.
Date: Friday 9 March 2018
4:30pm – 6.00pm – Junior and Youth
Ages: Year 3-6; Year 7-9; Year 10-12
1 hour clinic supported by Swan Districts Football Club with games to follow clinic (modified rules) – 10 minute halves.
6.00pm – 7:30pm – Senior Women 18 +
Skills stations with games to follow the clinic (modified rules) – 10 minute halves.
This is a FREEevent which includes a sausage sizzle, bouncy castles, AFL inflatables, music and much more so bring the whole family along.
Congratulations to the WAFL State team and our very own Year 10 coach Tony Notte who helped WA break a 113 year old drought by smashing the VFL in Melbourne on Saturday for the first time! Tony had a fantastic game including an absolute screamer during the game. Well done to all the boys and well done Tony!