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Round 7

Indigenous Round

Fitzroy Football Club is known as the club where in 1904 the first “known aboriginal” player Joe Johnson, played football.
Joe played 3 years with 2 premiership caps in 1904-05. His great grandsons going onto play for Fitzroy – Robert and Trent Cummings.

Since 2011 the Fitzroy Junior Football Club has recognised our Shared History during Indigenous Round alongside the AFL.
We award a medal to two players from each game this round (one from each team) who demonstrate:
“Endurance, Tenacity, Courage, Loyalty and Pride”

Since 2011 the Fitzroy Junior Football Club has recognised our Shared History during Indigenous Round alongside the AFL.
We award a medal to two players from each game this round (one from each team) who demonstrate:
“Endurance, Tenacity ,Courage, Loyalty and Pride”


A message from the president: Phil Murdoch


It’s that time of year again, when we say goodbye to Summer, bring out the brolly, brush off the footy boots, upgrade the mouthguard and drag out the hoodie. Welcome to the Yarra Junior Football League Season 2016!

This season, the Fitzroy Junior Football Club welcomes 120 new players who will be wearing the famous Lions guernsey for the first time. Added to our existing list, the Club can count over 510 players within 23 teams.

WILL our girls and boys be excited, be nervous, beam with delight when taking a mark, frown in frustration when missing a goal, look to the boundary for praise or for reassuring support, be proud to wear our guernsey? YOU BET!

As I talk to people both inside and outside the Club, I am reminded of how the Fitzroy Junior Football Club is respected and held in such high regard. From its humble beginnings in 1993, our Club has grown to be one of the largest junior football clubs within Australia.

But our strength is not only in our numbers.  It is also in our values: of Fairness, Sportsmanship and Wellbeing.

We are a Club that prides itself on participation rather than top-of-the-competition success and as a result our players of all ability are appreciated and encouraged.

Our children grow to become young adults and experience the life skills that come from playing a team sport, including the attributes of resilience, tolerance and fairness. They share the rewards of success and deal with the tribulations of defeat. They do this under the shelter and safety of our Club’s umbrella, with the guidance of our dedicated Committee Members, Coaches and Team Managers and the support of our many Parent Volunteers.  To all of you, I extend an early and heartfelt THANK YOU.

I love that all of our players, irrespective of their skill, run out on the ground each Sunday wearing the Fitzroy jumper with pride, commitment and enthusiasm.
This is time also to recognise the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bendigo Bank, our major sponsor who generously provide our guernseys.  Again, THANK YOU.
Keep an eye out for our new interactive website due to be launched shortly.

A warm welcome to all of our players, families and extended community. I look forward to being of service and interacting with you all over the course of Season 2016. Please don’t hesitate to tap me on the shoulder and say hello

And remember - You ARE the Fitzroy Junior Football Club.

Go Roys!
Phil Murdoch

Practice Match Carnival - Sunday 10th April

As has become tradition, Fitzroy and Ivanhoe Junior Football Clubs will have a carnival of practice matches this Sunday at Ford Park, Oriel Road, Bellfield. Details of the various match times are here

Important roles available at the club

Mighty Lions

Several exciting opportunities are currently available. Our club is seeking both:

A Sponsorship Manager, and also several Merchandise helpers

If you are interested in applying for these positions please contact

Steve Margetts on

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North Carlton Dental Group - mouthguard deals


Age groups filling up - still some places available for u10s

Great news - the U10 cap has been lifted and we are forming a third side! If you intend to sign up, now's the time.
Several age groups have now reached capacity, including Colts, Youth Girls, U15 Girls, U14, U13, U12 with the number of teams planned. This is great news for the club with such large numbers of players wanting to play football this season.

Training 2016

Pre-season training has commenced for the senior teams.
To find out your schedule, please contact with your child's registered age group.
Teams are in the process of being formed and in season training days and times will be announced by the coaches soon.

Girls Footy 2016

With the great success of girls footy in the 2015 season. We want to continue this into the 2016 season!

The Fitzroy Junior Football Club is pleased to announce by popular demand an under 10's girls team this season! If you're interested in playing this season, or know of some girls who are keen to play footy. Come along and join our many Roy Girls teams!

Fitzroy Junior Football Club's photo.

2016 Registrations open

Happy New Year

2016 player registration for existing players, new players and transfer players are open.
Please use this link to register and pay:

If you have any queries please refer to the Registration & Transfer Policy using the following link:
Any other queries or applications for concession should be made through this email:

FJFC 2016 Coach Announcement

To all FJFC Players, Parents and Friends,
Following the recent Colts announcement, the club is very excited to announce our 2016 Coaches. 

The Coach Selection Panel and FJFC Management Committee have been working hard since late October to manage the application process, conduct interviews and select the best candidates to lead our club in season 2016. The teams listed are based on some projections regarding player registrations and will be confirmed in early 2016.

There's a wealth of experience in the group with many returning coaches that we welcome back with open arms, and are delighted to welcome aboard several new coaches that will make a wonderful addition to our coaching fraternity.

We are very excited to have Keli Symons, Ben Daly, and Ben Harrison join us from the Fitzroy/Carlton, Clifton Hill and Northcote Auskick centers respectively.

Colts - 1          Paul Broderick
Colts - 2          Greg Coleman 
Colts - 3          TBA
Un15 - 1          Matt Larkin
Un15 - 2          Chris Bishop
Un14 - 1          Mark Buttifant
Un14 - 2          TBA
Un13 - 1          Paul Harris
Un13 - 2          Michael Kanizay
Un12 - 1          Hamish Park
Un12 - 2          Ben Dooley
Un11 - 1          John Ramshaw
Un11 - 2          Matt Drew
Un11 - 3          Steve Margetts
Un10 - 1          Bernie McMullen
Un10 - 2          Darren Oliver
Un10 - 3          Adam Noel
Un9 - H           Ben Harrison
Un9 - D           Ben Daly
Un9 - S            Keli Symons
Girls-Youth     Michael Reeves
Girls-U15        Mark McNamara
Girls-U12        Scott Hethrington

We believe the club is in an awesome position with such high calibre coaches in place, and hope to provide an update soon with candidates for the Colts 3 and U14.2 teams and the soon to be formed U10 Girls team!

Keep an eye out for registration and pre-season training information. Older age groups will have a few squad based sessions from mid-January, whilst the younger ages will begin approx mid-February when registrations are in. 
The Colts and U15 boys are up and about with a pre-Christmas session or two. 

Looking forward to 2016 being our biggest and best season yet.

Matt Drew
Coaching Co-ordinator




Last Updated May 23, 2016