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Hello everyone, We are getting too many reports of adults at games being too serious about their child’s football. This is a game! Yes, everyone likes to win but children forget very quickly if they don’t win. They just want to play! Step back, relax, enjoy them having fun. Don’t drive them from the game. Encourage by all means but be kind and think of all the players – they are children. If you do this, they will still be playing in 10 years, and you will continue to enjoy watching them play. Please no more sideline arguments, yelling inappropriately or aggressive behaviour. Imagine having 50 adults yelling at you, do this, run there. Let the coach be the only voice they hear. Coaches no team stacking for the purposes of winning. Every child should be getting a fair amount of game time. – just let the children play, enjoy…

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Please check GAME DAY APP and WEBSITE Rosters for changes to the games due to GROUND conditions / closures.

CRJFA EXECUITVE has called ROUND 8 off due to the forecast rainfall we are expecting over the next 48hours. We have made this call early to save confusion Saturday morning.

Goal Keeping Tips: Under 6 – Under 7: There is no goal keeper for the Under 6 to Under 7 age groups. Children should continually be discouraged from permanently standing in front of the goal. All players should be encouraged to move with the ball. Under 8 – Under 12: Goal Kicks – Keepers aren’t required to take the goal kicks. An outfield player may take the goal kick and the keeper main remain in the goal. Under 8 – Under 11: Restarting play after the keeper has picked up the ball. The keeper can restart play by either throwing/rolling the ball to a team member or putting the ball on the ground an kicking to them. They must not pick the ball if they put the ball on the ground to kick it. Under 12 – The play becomes ‘live’ as soon as the ball is put on the…

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Just a reminder about the  FREE coaching courses and game leader courses being held at Margate Memorial Oval this Sunday. We hope to see you there !

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS AT HOME – We request that DOGS unless they are Guide Dogs or Assistance Dogs are kept at HOME. This applies to ALL OF OUR GAMES & GROUNDS. Thank you, CRJFA Delegates and Executive Committee.

GAME LEADER Information Sessions: In conjunction with the Grass Roots courses being run by Harry & Alby at Margate on the 23rd of May, we will also hold “Game Leader” information sessions. This is where we will run through the basics of being a “referee / game leader”. We will go through the fundamentals of the rules, the explanation of ‘drop kicks’ ‘throw ins’ ‘goal kicks’ ‘free kicks’ etc and explain the difference in the pitches. This also a fantastic opportunity to ask those questions like “what do I do ?” “last weekend we had this incident ??” Times: Under 8s through to U12’s – 7 a side to 9 a side – 10.30am to 12.00pm Under 6s through to U8’s – 4 a side to 7 a side – 12.30pm to 2.00pm Venue: Margate Memorial Oval, Channel Highway / Van Morey Road, Margate. Please register your interest to policy@crjfa.com…

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Morning, Please double check your games this week as we are making changes to the rosters and these will be publish on the website and Game Day apps. Your game may or may not be affected. Thank you ,   CRJFA Executive.

Pre Season GAMES are still on. Queenswalk is still open. Up to the coaches / managers to decide if the conditions are not safe at the time of the kick off. Please make sure that, YOUR first point of contact is YOUR COACH OR CLUB/SCHOOL coordinator. We will let them know first thing if there are any ground closures or changes. We will not reply to individual emails or messages. Thank you and enjoy your weekend. CRJFA Executive.

SEASON 2021 Preseason nominations close Tues 2 Mar 2021 Sat 13 Mar 21 Preseason 1 Sat 20 Mar 21 Preseason 2 Sat 27 Mar 21 Preseason 3 (**Team nominations close Tues 6 April) EASTER Sat 3 Apr 21 Preseason 4 School holidays Sat 10 Apr 21 – School holidays Sat 17 Apr 21 Grading Sat 24 Apr 21 Grading Round 1 Grading Sat 1 May 21 Grading Round 2 Grading Sat 8 May 21 Grading Round 3 Grading Sat 15 May 21 Transition Round 4 Sat 22 May 21 Round 5 Sat 29 May 21 Round 6 Sat 5 Jun 21 Round 7 Sat 12 Jun 21 Round 8 (Devonport Cup) Sat 19 Jun 21 Round 9 Sat 26 Jun 21 Round 10 School holidays Sat 3 Jul 21 Round 11 (**Rnd 11 Teams can opt out of this round) School holidays Sat 10 Jul 21 — School holidays Sat…

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