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.
Here is snapshot of where the teams are all placed leading into the last couple of rounds before finals:
Y07 – Played 15, won 13, lost 2 – 2nd on ladder
Yr 8 White – Played 14, won 2, lost 12 – 11th on ladder
Yr 8 Orange – Played 14, Won 8, lost 6 – 5th on ladder
Yr 9 – Played 15, won 11, lost 4 – 1st on ladder
Yr 10 – Played 14, won 11, lost 3 – 3rd on ladder
Whilst not all team will make finals, the Club is very proud of you all. It is worth noting that the year 9 team who is currently 1st on the ladder, finished near bottom of the ladder in 2015, and have returned in 2016 bigger, better, stronger. So never give up… keep giving it your all.
Hills Rangers Commemorative Pendant – To be auctioned live in The Presidents Suite, Steel Blue Oval on 23rd May 2014 – tickets are still available if you would like to attend.
9ct yellow gold
4mm orange sapphire
12.8mm round silver Tahitian pearl pendant/ filigree design
Presented on a strand of silver treated labradorite faceted rondel beads.
The Hills Rangers Football Club would like to thank Marten & Bridget from The Courthouse Collection for their generous contribution. We are exceedingly grateful for your tireless work in creating what will be recognised as our Commemorative Piece.
Many thanks also for the abundance of silent auction items which will be sure to raise much needed funds for our club.
Your involvement will certainly have an impact on our fundraising efforts for 2014.
Fixtures for all teams are now available online. Please check the website (see the FIXTURES menu item at the top of the page) or install the SWANS DISTRICT smartphone app on your Apple or Android device and check them out now!
To ensure that all members have the latest club news at their fingertips, Hills Rangers have elected to be a part of the Swans District Android and iPhone app!
It is free to install and provides quick access to a load of information, including the club website, facebook page, event calendar, club contacts, team fixtures (including directions to the venues), district news and latest club announcements (including SMS-style push notifications, direct to your phone/tablet).
Simply go to the App Store on IOS (Apple) devices, or the Play Store for those using Android; and install the “Swans District” application. Once installed, open the app and click on ‘Configure’, then click ‘Configure Announcements’. Select ‘Hills Rangers’ and you will see a tick appear on the right, indicating that you have elected to receive messages from the club. You can select other notification categories as well, if desired.
Select Back until you come to the Swans District home page. Select ‘Clubs’, and ‘Hills Rangers’.
This app is a key part of our communication strategy which we’re will prove an invaluable resource for all members as the season gets underway.
The AFL is delighted again in season 2014 to be able to provide the 2014 Laws of Australian Football video. By being able to view exactly the same material as what the AFL Players, Coaches and Umpire view, you will know first-hand how the umpires are expected to enforce and interpret the laws of Australian Football. These videos will take you through all the key rules and interpretations of Australian Football, which we have no doubt will provide you with a greater understanding of our game. Australian Football has changed in so many ways over the last decade or so which has required some modifications to the laws and interpretations to ensure our game continues to be:
Safe for all participants
A game that can be played by people of varying shapes and sizes
Exciting and thrilling to play and watch
Played in a spirit of true sportsmanship
These videos will provide you with an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of how our game is to be officiated. Please click on the following link to access the 2014 Laws of Australian Football video.
We are proud to unveil the final design of the playing uniform for our inaugural year. As can be seen pictured left (click for a larger view), the uniform consists of an orange and charcoal jersey, with prominent white R. Shorts are black with charcoal side panel and orange RANGERS lettering. Socks are plain orange. In addition to on-field uniform, we also have designs for polo shirts and jackets, which will be added to the website shortly!