INFORMATION Welcome to the Engadine Eagles Football Club.
There are a number of rules, regulations, codes and policies that all club members are required to follow.
These are designed to ensure the successful running of the club. These include,
- Club Constitution– The club constitution provides information about how the club is run and the rules of the club.
Changes to the constitution are required to be submitted in writing to the Secretary, 1 month prior to the AGM. The AGM is generally the last Friday in July. A majority vote is required for the changes to be incorporated into the constitution.
- Codes of Conduct & Child Protection Policy – These are designed to ensure that all involved within the game, enjoy the game. These policies should be strictly adhered to.
The Club’s Child Protection Officer for the 2024 season, is Deb Dumbrell and she will look after any issues that arise.
- Wet Weather
- Hot Weather
- Grading Policy
- Duty Requirements
Facebook is used for various communications, eg ground closures, game cancellations. The eagles page can be found at www.facebook.com/engadineeagles
CLUB PLAYING STRIP
The Club’s playing strip consists of a blue and white shirt (provided by the Club), royal blue club shorts and socks.
This strip is registered with the Association and must be worn by all players when taking the field. The wearing of shin pads by every player is compulsory. Under no circumstances must a club shirt be altered. Never cut off excess length or remove the size tag.
If your team requires a shirt not necessarily standard with your age group, please ring Deb Dumbrell (0411 325 873), who will arrange a replacement.
To complement our on field uniforms, we also have available Club Supporter’s gear. These are reasonably priced. Some items will be in stock and available through the canteen, while others are required to be ordered. Orders are expected to be through the Managers of teams and should be just after the start to the season.
Please keep an eye on the website and Facebook, for information on orders.
Shirts also are the property of the club and at no stage does the player own the shirt.
Therefore, shirts are only to be worn at the game, not at training, before and after games, or by teams doing duty. All Players are provided with either a training shirt or Polo to wear to games and from games.
We are always seeking assistance through team sponsorship packages, if you are interested in providing financial support for the club, feel free to speak with Liam McGuiness (0451 372 177). All participation is welcome.
Keep an eye on the website and Facebook, for any functions to be held during the season.
When training commences, training times will depend on your team coach. The Club will arrange with Council and the Association for Anzac Oval to be available for official training, likely to be available three weeks prior to the start of the season (i.e. for 2024 18th March). To assist with the upkeep of the fields, the Club requests that training exercises are not conducted in high use areas, such as the immediate area around the goal mouths.
Once again, the club will have access to Dobell Rd for training.
All training dates and times are to be booked through the Shared Services Portal
If, due to wet weather, the fields are closed – no training can take place. Any team using Anzac Oval when grounds are closed, will incur the $1000 fine levied by the council.
Under no circumstances must the Rugby League field be used for training.
COACHES AND MANAGERS
Mums and Dads, if you are interested in coaching, assistant coaching or managing a team, you are invited to complete the application form, which is available on registration, grading days or the website. Coaching or managing is a rewarding experience and does not take up too much of your time. If interested, please either;
1. Complete an Application Form obtained from the website, registration days or grading days and hand it into a committee member.
2. Answer the question when registering your child, that you wish to Coach or Manage a team.
3. Register via the online registration system, as per a normal registration, just ensure you select the most appropriate package.
4. Speak to either to Glen Tonna (0406 850 054) or Colin Berry (0403 163 228) or another committee member.
We will be seeking coaches and managers on the final grading days, if you will not be available on those days please ensure you contact Glen or Colin beforehand.
Please note that all Coaches and Managers are required to register online.
To help coaches and managers understand their role in 2024, a meeting will be held this season, on Friday 5th April. ID Cards will be distributed on the night.
PRE SEASON SOCIAL/TRIAL GAMES
Social games are organised where possible, usually on the two or three Sundays, prior to the season commencing (due to Saturday summer sport commitments). Please note we will not be able to organise a social game for every team/age group in the Club.
Your coach/manager will be advised, if your team will be participating in any social games.
Any social games organised by individual teams will need to notify the Secretary Col Berry (email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0403 163 228), all trial games need to be approved by both the club and SSFA. This is primarily for insurance purposes. Games played outside of this are not covered by insurance.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS REQUIRED
Currently there are still Committee positions vacant.
Don’t just leave it to a few members, have a say in how your Club is run and be a part of an excellent team. All welcome. If you are interested to assist either;
1. Answer the necessary question when registering your child or yourself.
2. Contact either Glen Tonna (0406 850 054), Colin Berry (0403 163 228) or another committee member.
MINI ROO REFEREES
Any child aged 13 or over, is eligible to become a Mini Roo referee. There’s no better place to start becoming a referee. You can earn extra pocket money, learn more about the game or just simply have a good time with the younger kids of the Club. If you are interested in becoming a Mini Roo referee please complete an application form, available on registration and grading days, or from the website. Please return it to Matt Owen (0411 157 716) or email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can advise a committee member on any of the registration or grading days.
It is intended that this will be held on a Sunday morning, commencing at 9.00am from the 7th April.
Each session will last around 1 hour and will run throughout the season (excluding school holidays).
If interested in registering, please contact Scott Vitelli (0411 818 806) or Col Berry (0403 163 228).
Please note that in 2024 it is requested that you register online, the same process will apply as for registering as a player. There is no need for documents to be sighted at this stage.