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2017 Committee Welcome Letter


Dear Families, players, friends,

It is my pleasure to welcome you all back to Beverley Hills JFC for the 2017 season. For those families new to the club and our ”Auskickers” graduating into Junior Football we extend a special welcome. Our Auskick programs held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are critical to the growth of our membership and we thank all those parent leaders of this program in past years particularly Pat Cooper our Auskick coordinator. We hope you all enjoy becoming part of the Beverley Hills family and community.

This will be another exciting year ahead as we celebrate our clubs “50th anniversary” and continue to grow our club and its boy and girl participants and our reputation as one of the most professional junior sports clubs in the community and in the YJFL. 

Our AFL Gold accreditation is a testament to our excellent administration, coaching and structures in place and we are only club in the City of Manningham and Yarra Junior Football League accredited at this level and one of twenty eight in Australia.

Our Executive would like to sincerely thank all General Committee members, parents, players, sponsors, supporters of our great we aim to continue to build upon the solid foundations of those who have come before us to ensure that our traditions and values remain strong.  There is a great spirit and family atmosphere at the club which serves a greater purpose than just the children playing football. Our community and social responsibility values and programs have seen us set the benchmark and we continue to foster terrific council and sponsor support partnering with our long term sponsors Bendigo Bank, Camp Australia, Tailor Made Freight Management, Ray White and LP Bodyworks.

Beverley Hills  is administered by some committed and talented volunteers and it is important that this group is continually expanded upon year to year to keep the club moving forward and progressive. There are numerous ongoing and other roles many opportunities at the club for volunteers to become involved and make a difference and I would welcome all parents willing to contribute further to our great ckub to contact me. Without volunteers the club cannot run and our kids can’t play so if you are required on match day or otherwise please get involved.

Some of our new and continuing initiatives include:

-       2017 Girls Football recruitment at all age levels fielding girls only teams. Continuation of engagement of  our  Girls Football Ambassador Lauren Arnell Carlton Football Club player and VWFL Star 3 x All Australian and 5 x Vic Representative.

·       Quality First Aid – professional providers at all home games, trainer courses and Emergency response training and First Aid Courses for all trainers and for key officials

·       Colts leadership program empowering our youth in helping our juniors

·       Coach Mentor program led by our Level 2 coaches Anthony Phillips and Brett Chandler with regular Professional development for coaches

·       New-look BHJFC uniforms and some complimentary items for all new players

·       Family FUN Day/ Registration, Bingo night, Dinner Dance, Colts night, Spit roast nights – monthly family social nights

·       School clinics run from December -March all over Manningham- including Heatherwood and Onemda special school throughout the year.

·       Community Donations and Fundraising for charities ie: Doncare, Breast Cancer Network and Will Murray foundation

·       Zerbes reserve upgrades which include new lighting, player amenities and kitchen to be completed prior to the 2017 season commencement..

·       Social responsibility programs for our youth focusing on Drugs and Alcohol and Road Trauma for the boys and Social Media/Wellbeing for the girls.

·       Pathways to AFL/TAC clubs and Player development programs.

Our 2016 on fiield Team and Individual accolades included;

  • Colts Premiership
  • Under 15s  and Youth Girls Runners Up
  • Under 14s Preliminary finalists
  • 4 YJFL Best and Fairest Winner
  • Lachie Rankin Under 13s, Will Phillips Under 14s, Stephanie Charakas Under 15 Girls andDalia Ali – Youth Girls

YJFL Best and fairest Placing

  • Kai Sapolu Under 11s – 3rd Rohan Heward Under 12s – 4th Max Thompson Under 13s – 8thJoel Staples Under 14s – 8th Amber Micallef Under 15 Girls - 8th Ibby Ali Youth Girls 7thAshlea Baldwin Youth Girls – 8th


Youth Girls team of the year

-        Dalia Ali – Ruck, Ibby Ali – Interchange


Under 15 Victorian State Selection and Peter Johnston Medallist for best representative player

-        Will Phillips


AFL Debut of former Beverley Hills Players

-        Tom Phillips Collingwood Football Club

-        Blake Hardwick Hawthorn Football Club


AFL Rising Star Nomination former Beverley Hills Player

-        Christian Petracca


NBA number one draft selection of former Beverley Hills player  Ben Simmons


Oakleigh Charges representative players

-        Sam Mclarty

-        Dan Stanford

-        Ed Phillips

-        Riley Jones

-        Charlie Thompson


15 YJFL Interleague representatives across all age groups boys and girls.

Clearly from the above 2016 was a rewarding and successful and planning has already begun to make our “50th Anniversary Year” next year bigger and better!!

We hope you enjoy the 2017 and beyond.


Jim Pahos President (on behalf of the committee)