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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!

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2016 Registrations open 18 January (existing players) and 8 February (new players)

Happy New Year

2016 player registration for existing players (players that played for the Club in season 2015) opens at 9.00 am on Monday 18th January. New players and transfer players then opens 9.00 am Monday 8th February.
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:
Have a great year
Go Roys!
Linda Palmer
Registration Officer

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


It is with honour that I have accepted the role of President of the Fitzroy Junior Football Club. I am humbled by the trust and faith that has been placed in me to lead the Club in 2016.
First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of our outgoing President, Mark Buttifant. Mark hands over the Club in a remarkably healthy position. I would also like to recognise the tireless efforts of Mark’s predecessors at the Club, Matt O’Connor, Sophie Arnold, Steve Turner, Michael Wright and Alan Moore since our Club was established in 1994.
The Fitzroy Junior Football Club, with over 500 players, their families and extended community, is in such a vigorous position because of its focus on the values of Fairness, Sportsmanship, Safety and Wellbeing. This is a Club that prides itself on participation rather than top-of-the-competition success, thus enabling children of all ability to be valued 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 in the spoils 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 its dedicated coaches and team managers and the support of its many parent volunteers.
This is why I am passionate about the Club.
In taking up the role of President, I look forward to leading the cultural continuity of FJFC including:

  • Maintain and enhance our focus on Fairness, Sportsmanship, Safety and Wellbeing.
  • Develop the growth and participation of girls’ football and support women’s roles as coaches and Club officials.
  • Enhance the pathway from the Fitzroy Junior Football Club to the Fitzroy Senior Football Club
  • Capitalise on the brand that is the Fitzroy Football Club.
  • Develop improved communications with our stakeholders though technology and social media.
  • Support our generous and committed coaches, team managers and volunteers.
  • Maintain our excellent relationship with the Yarra Junior Football League.
  • Promote and support the AFL’s Respect and Responsibility campaign.

I love that all of our children, irrespective of their ability, run out on the ground each Sunday wearing the Fitzroy jumper with pride and enthusiasm.
I want to play a positive and affirming role in them becoming fine, upstanding citizens as they play their part within their local and global community.
I look forward to being of service and interacting with all of you.  You ARE the Fitzroy Junior Football Club.
Go Roys!
Phil Murdoch

2016 Office bearers

Following the  FJFC AGM which was held on 9 November 2015 at the Fitzroy Bowls Club, the following people have been elected as our club officials:

President – Phil Murdoch
Secretary – Simon Minahan
Treasurer – Andrew Hogan
Committee Member –Matt Drew- Coaching
Committee Member – Jodie Munroe – Footy Operations
Committee Member – Dale Williams – Sponsorship
Committee Member – Nick Galloway - Conduct
Committee Member – Christian Spencer-White – Venues and Grounds
Committee Member – Sophie Ioannou – Girls’ Footy
Committee Member – Jan O’Meara – Events
Committee Member – Steve Margetts – Merchandising
Committee Member – Isabella Seivers – Website and Social Media
Committee Member – Sally Wilcox – Player Health and Welfare
Committee Member – Cathy Lester

Dean Robinson - 2015 Club Person of the Year

Each year, the FJFC committee decide upon which of our many hard working members are to be awarded with the award of

Brisbane-Fitzroy Historical Society Club Person of the Year Award (Formerly the Michael Wright Club Person of the Year Award)

This award recognises outstanding contribution to the ongoing development of the FJFC, community-based football and young people. Nomination usually reflects several years of service to the club in either administration or coaching and a commitment to the club values of participation, fitness and fun.

With a club of our size, there are dozens of people each year that could all qualify. However this year, when the committee went through the list of names that were nominated which included Tom Curnow and Monty Stuart, and may I say many thanks to these nominees for all their efforts over many years, the committee were unanimous that one person stands out for his herculean efforts in contributing to the ongoing development of the Fitzroy Junior Football Club over many years.

He has coached teams for at least 5 years and he has also served on the FJFC committee for at least 5 years in the demanding role of our Coaching Coordinator. I am talking of course about Dean Robinson as our recipient of the 2015 Club Person of the Year.

As any of our coaches or committee members will testify, it is nothing unusual to receive long , carefully constructed emails from Dean well after midnight! Dean is passionate and highly committed to the values we hold dear at FJFC and fiercely loyal to all our coaches and assistant coaches. And in typical fashion, despite the fact that he will not have any children playing with the Roys in 2016, Dean has already told me that he will stay involved with the coaching subcommittee to transition in the new Coaching Coordinator.

The Club has awarded Dean a $100 voucher courtesy of the highly regarded La Luna restaurant in Rathdowne Street , North Carlton. La Luna is owned and managed by celebrity chef, Adrian Richardson, and his son Rex played in the U13 Gold team this season. Many thanks to Adrian and Michelle from La Luna for donating this gift voucher too.


Mark Buttifant
FJFC President

FJFC Registrations and Transfers - Key Dates for 2016

Please make note of the following key dates for registration season 2016.

Mid January 2016
Existing Priority Online Registrations will open mid January
Priority Registration for returning players (players who played with the Club in season 2015).
Closing date for Existing Priority Online Registrations - 7th February 2016
Any player not registered by this date may forfeit their position at the Club if teams are at capacity.
Late registrations from returning players will have no priority over new player or transfer registrations.
8th February 2016
New Player Registrations and Transfer Registrations will open
To view the FJFC Registration + Transfer Policy please visit the FJFC Policies page.

A Member Renewal invitation email will be forwarded to all existing players and parents early in the New Year. Check your registered email address is up to date.
Please note that as the Members Renewal invitation email will come from Sportingpulse it may go into junk mail folders. Remember to check!

2015 - Three Premierships

We had 5 teams playing in Grand Finals. From those 5 teams we brought back 3 flags:
U12 gold, U13 red and U14 black.
Congratulations once again to all those teams both those who won and lost. To get to a Grand Final is a fantastic achievement! 
And thank you to all of those Fitzroy players and parents that made it to the games to cheer on the teams! It really shows the unity within our club!



Last Updated February 2, 2016