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PO Box 302
Thirroul, NSW, 2515
Australia

Thirroul Junior Football Club has more than 400 juniors in teams from Under 6s to Under 18s. The club's aim is to foster football by creating an environment for our Thunderbolts players where success is judged - not by winning - but by having fun, improving skills and participating in a club that is active within the community.

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Thirroul JFC has more than 600 players from Under 6s to Senior Men's and Women's teams. The club's aim is to foster football by creating an environment for our Thunderbolts players where success is judged - not by winning - but by having fun, improving skills and participating in a club that is active within the community.

Thirroul JFC welcomes Physical Edge Healthcare as a new partner

Brad Walter

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Thirroul JFC is delighted to welcome Physical Edge Healthcare as the club's Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation partners for the 2018 season.

Physical Edge Healthcare is a leading Physiotherapy, Sports Injury, Rehabilitation and Nutrition Clinic, and provides support to the Thunder and Thunderbirds team physiotherapists.

Located at 420 Lawrence Hargreave Drive, on the south side of Thirroul Village, Physical Edge Healthcare offers physiotherapy, dry needling, nutrition and dietetics, pilates, massage therapy and waterproof casts.

Thirroul JFC recommends Physical Edge Healthcare as the preferred physiotherapy service for all of the club's players, from Mini-Roos to grade Juniors and our senior Men's, Women's and Amateurs teams.

For further information, including how to make a booking, click here or go to the physicaledgehealth.com website.

Physiotherapy for injuries suffered in matches or at training is usually covered under the insurance policy for players registered in Football South Coast competitions. However, Thirroul JFC recommends reading the details of the policy before submitting a claim. 

Further information can be found by clicking here or going to the footballsouthcoast.com.au website, under Injury/Insurance.  

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molenaar + mcneice support Thirroul JFC

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Thirroul JFC would like to thank local realtors MOLENAAR + MCNEICE for their generous support of the club.

In an innovative sponsorship arrangement, every time a member of Thirroul JFC sells their home through Molenaar + McNeice, our club receives $500.

The club received the first payment this week.

Please support those businesses that supports Thirroul JFC.

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Dictate Australia support Thirroul JFC with Player Sponsorship

Brad Walter

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Thirroul JFC is pleased to announce that Dictate Australia is again supporting the club in the 2018 season by taking up one of our Player Sponsorship packages

Dictate Australia has renewed it sponsorship of Thunder player and Thirroul JFC U14s coach Corey Haines-Grose, who has proven a regular match winner in recent seasons.

Corey's goals have featured consistently in videos on the Thirroul Football YouTube channel, which include an acknowledgement of Dictate Australia and other club sponsors for their support.

The videos, which are shared on the club's Facebook pages, had more than 60,000 views last season and some were picked up by theRoar.tv website

Based in Bulli, Dictate Australia has been providing digital voice solutions to Australian since 2006. This includes digital voice recorders, dictaphones and transcription kits from Olympus Imaging Australia.

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Dictate Australia one of only a handful of Australian businesses who are approved to provide the complete range of Olympus digital voice recorders, dictaphones and transcription kits and can offer advice and support.

Dictate Australia are also certified Nuance Gold Resellers and can provide voice recognition advice and solutions for all types of customers.

Further details about Dictate Australia can be found by clicking on their logo, which is located on the home page of the thirroulfootball.com.au website.

The Player Sponsorship packages are available to all Thirroul JFC players, from Mini-Roos, Graded Juniors, Amateurs, Thunderbirds and Thunder teams.

The sponsored player receives a refund on their registration for the 2018 season.

For further information about the Player Sponsorship packages, please go to the Sponsorship tab at the top of the thirroulfootball.com.au website.

Please support Dictate Australia and the community of sponsors who support Thirroul JFC.

COACHING COURSES

Brad Walter

Football South Coast is conducting a FREE Grassroots Coaching course this Saturday, 17 March (9am to 11.30am) at Gibson Park.

There will also be a Game Training coaching course at Ocean Park, Woonona on 24 and 25 March.

To do either course, it is important to register via the links below as numbers are limited.

GRASSROOTS COACHING COURSE: Gibson Park, 17th March 2018

This free course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN.

The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football. 

No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game.

Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culture in a completely practical setting.

https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=17406

GAME TRAINING LICENCE: Ocean Park, 24th & 25th March 2018

This is a particularly good course for anyone coaching Graded Junior teams, Under 12s to Under 18s.

In the Game Training Phase the coach’s aim will be the development of tactical awareness, perception and decision making through a game related approach to training.

The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and provides the coach with training sessions designed to help the players apply the Functional Game Skills in a team setting using the FFA endorsed ‘4-3-3’ formation.

https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=17851

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Thunder 2018 season draw released

Brad Walter

Thirroul Thunder will start the 2018 season with back-to-back matches against Helensburgh Thistle at Gibson Park.

The Thunder take on Helensburgh at home in the opening round of the Bert Bampton and Youth Cups on Saturday, 17 March and then meet the Thistle again a week later, also at Gibson Park, in the first round of the FSC District League competition.

Kick off times for the Youth Cup fixture is 12.15pm and will be followed by the Bert Bampton Cup clash for First Grade at 2.30pm.

The full season draw for the District League competition is as follows, with all games played on Saturday at 11am (Youth Grade), 1pm (Reserve Grade) and 3pm (First Grade), unless otherwise stated.

Come to Gibson Park and support the Thunder at home games. 

2018 District League draw:

24 March v Helensburgh at Gibson Park

30 March v Kiama at Kiama Sporting Complex (Easter Friday)

7 April v Oak Flats at Gibson Park

14 April v Berkeley at Berkeley Sports and Social Club 

21 April v Unanderra (formerly Wests) at Gibson Park 

28 April v Balgownie at Judy Masters Oval 

2 May (Wednesday ) v Coniston at Gibson Park (7pm Reserve Grade)
3 May (Thursday ) v Coniston at Gibson Park (6pm Youth, 8pm 1st Grade) 

12 May v University at Kooloobong Oval

19 May v Warilla at King Mickey Park

26 May v Shell Cove at Gibson Park

2 June v Bellambi at Elizabeth Park

9 June v Helensburgh at Rex Jackson Park

16 June v Kiama at Gibson Park

23 June v Oak Flats at Keith Bond Oval

30 June v Berkeley at Gibson Park

7 July v Unanderra at Unanderra Oval

14 July v Balgownie at Gibson Park

21 July v Coniston at JJ Kelly Park

4 August v University at Gibson Park

11 August v Warilla at Gibson Park

18 August v Shell Cove at Barrack Heights Sportsfield

25 August v Bellambi at Gibson Park

 

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Thunderbirds trio help FSC All Stars to win

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Thunderbirds trio Zoe Grew, Jenna Rose and Veronica Calderon helped Football South Coast All Stars to a 1-0 defeat over Sutherland Shire Football Association at Harrie Denning Centre.

Zoe, Jenna and Veronica were chosen in the team made up of players in the FSC Women's Division 1 competition for the fourth annual clash with Sutherland, which is part of Football NSW's Female Football Week.

All three were members of the Thirroul W21s team which qualified for the final of the 2016 Champion of Champions and will feature in a youthful Thunderbirds team this season.

Playing up front in her second appearance for the FSC All Stars, Zoe was denied a late scoring opportunity when she was ruled offside by what seemed to be the narrowest of margins.

Jenna and Veronica played wide mid-field roles in the 4:4:2 formation adopted by All Stars and Albion Park coach Macca Davis for the match.

For a full match report, please click here or visit the Football South Coast Match Centre on Facebook. If using Facebook, please like the article to show your support for female football.

Thirroul JFC 2018 SEASON LAUNCH

Brad Walter

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Thirroul Football Events invites you to the 2018 Season Launch

Date: Saturday, 10th March

Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Venue: Thirroul Bowling Club

Dress code: Cocktail

Tickets: $20 per person, pay at the door.

Food: Finger food provided, feel free to purchase a meal from the bistro and bring it into the function room. 

There will also be $7 Thunder and Thunderbird cocktails on the night. 

Please RSVP to thirroulfootballevents@gmail.com with a song request for the night ASAP.

Pep Rally to kick off season for Thirroul JFC

Brad Walter

Thirroul JFC will be holding the club's first annual Pep Rally to kick off the 2018 season and showcase what we have in store for the other teams this year.

The Pep Rally will be held at Gibson Park on Saturday, 10th March and features:

Games
10am: Amatuers vs Amatuers
11.30am: Thunderbirds vs Thunderbirds
1.30pm: Thunder vs Thunder

BBQ and games throughout the day
This is a family friendly event. Thirroul Juniors and their families are encouraged to attend. There will be a BBQ, games with prizes to win and the introduction of a new character to the Thirroul Football family.

Come on down and celebrate as one club

LETS GET PEPPED!

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Thunderbirds Trio In FSC All Stars Team

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Congratulations to Thunderbirds players Jenna Rose, Veronica Calderon and Zoe Grew on being selected in the Football South Coast Women's All Stars team to play Sutherland Shire FA at Harry Denning Centre, Kareela on Sunday, 4th March.

Thirroul JFC Junior Grading Dates - UPDATED 10/2/2018

Brad Walter

Grading sessions for players in age groups where Thirroul JFC has more than one team will be held under the guidance of John Cropper from next weekend. 

Grading only applies for players in the Under 12s and older age groups. 

Only players who are registered with Thirroul JFC will be permitted to take part in grading trials.

Players taking part are required to wear boots and shin pads, and to bring a water bottle.

Below is the updated schedule for grading sessions.

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Become a Referee: Register Now

Brad Walter

Refereeing is a great way to be involved in the game - not only do you get to see all the action from the best position on the field, but it will keep you fit, you will meet new and interesting people, and earn money at the same time.

The Level 4 Referee Course provides participants with education and training to become a referee. The course consists of  theory modules, practical sessions on a pitch to enable referees to begin refereeing at community level.

The aim of this program is to educate new referees on the FIFA Laws of the Game and disciplines of refereeing, to uphold these laws, standards of the game and contribute to the enjoyment and fair play of football.

If you are interested in becoming a referee or know someone who is, the dates for upcoming Referee Level 4 courses have been announced by Football South Coast.

Registration is via the Football South Coast website. Go to the referee's tab and follow the instructions. The first course, on 26th and 27th February, is full so those who are interested should get in quick to register for the second course.

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Course 2

Date: 19th and 20th March 2018

Time: 6:30 to 9:30

Venue: Fraternity Club (19th) Albion Park JFC (20th)

Cost: $100. Extra costs for Gear and uniform, once course is completed.

To Register for the course, click here

Requirements

Participants must complete the Online Laws of the Game, certificate, BEFORE they can complete a level 4 course. Once completed this certificate must be be sighted at the beginning of the course

You will need to print the Level 4 course workbook (doesn't need to be in colour)

The course does include a field component, so you will need to wear approriate clothing (boots NOT needed) and if wet weather the course will still be on.

Active Kids Rebate Now Available

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The NSW Government initiative of the Active Kids Rebate is now available to be redeemed from Service NSW.

If you want to claim the $100 Active Kids Rebate before registering, or have already registered and chose the "deferred"option, please go to service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher or click here.

The rebate is aimed to help reduce the barriers for families wanting to have their children participate in the activities of sport and fitness, by helping with the cost of wanting to be a part of a sporting community.

Therefore the NSW Government has allocated each child aged from 4.5 - 18 years' old and enrolled in full time school a $100 voucher, which can be applied to the overall cost such as registration and other sign up costs. 

Here's some quick notes which you will need to know about this offer

  • The Active Kids Voucher can only be redeemed once per child
  • The voucher cannot be split over several applications, and will have to be used in its entirety at the time of use, any unused portion is forfeited
  • The programs which it is applied to must run for a minimum of eight weeks
  • The child applying for the voucher must be enrolled in school (Kindergarten to Year 12, including the home-schooling system). Or enrolled in a secondary education such as TAFE NSW, for those early school leavers who are still under 18 years of age.
  • The voucher will be available to be used from its release (31st of January 2018) to the end of the calendar year (31st of December 2018). If it is not used after this date, the value of the voucher will expire and will not be valid for use in 2019.
  • After applying for your voucher, head to the Play Football website to register for your Club. To apply the discount to your registration, at the invoice screen enter your code you receive into the “Active Kids Voucher” field and your registration will automatically be updated with the discount.
  • If you have already registered, provide the voucher to your club so that they can validate the code

At the point of applying for the voucher, the parent, guardian or carer will need a valid Medicare Card with the details of the child as well as a MyServiceNSW Account

Thirroul JFC Junior Registration Days

Brad Walter

Thirroul Junior Football Club will hold Junior Registration sessions at Thirroul Bowling, Leagues and Recreation Club on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 3 February, 10am-2pm
  • Monday, 5 February, 5.30pm-8pm.

Club officials will be on hand at each session to assist with the registration process, take photos of players for ID cards and provide information about the coming season.

New players are required to bring a birth certificate or other proof of their date of birth.

Uniforms and merchandise will also be available to purchase at the Junior Registration Sessions, while Thirroul JFC Mentor: Coaching and Development, John Cropper, will be in attendance.

For further details about registering, including information about how to claim the NSW Government's $100 Active Kids Rebate for school-aged players, go to Register 2018 on this website or click here.

The club will soon announce dates and times for grading sessions if required for teams playing in the U12-18s competitions. These will be held in early-mid February so teams can be finalised to submit to Football South Coast for the creation of a draw.

Please note that Thirroul JFC has this year introduced a $20 administration fee for de-registrations. 

Thunder ready for pre-season fixtures

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  • Thunder v Kirrawee Kangaroos

  • Youth Cup Draw

  • Thunderbirds pre-season fixtures

Thirroul Thunder will play their first game of the 2018 season next Saturday, February 3 when the First Grade squad takes on Kirrawee Kangaroos FC in a trial at Seymour Shaw Stadium, Miranda.

The match, which kicks off at 5pm, is the second consecutive year the clubs have met in a pre-season friendly and Thirroul head coach Garth Bowley believes playing one of the top Sutherland Shire teams was beneficial to the Thunder's 2017 performance.

Thunder Youth Grade will have their first hit-out under new coach Aaron Kellaway the following weekend when they play Coniston in the opening round of the Fernhill Youth Cup at 12.30pm Saturday, February 10 at Ray Robinson Field. 

Youth Grade is also drawn to play Oak Flats at 2.45pm Saturday, February 17 and Albion Park White Eagles at 8.10pm Monday, February 26 (scroll down for the full draw).

In the Fraternity Pre-season Cup, which kicks off on Thursday, February 15, the Thunder have been drawn in the same pool as Balgownie, Bellambi and Helensburgh.

The District League premiership is due to commence on Saturday, March 24.

Meanwhile, Thirroul JFC is in discussions with a Central Coast club to organise a pre-season trial for the Thunderbirds in March.

The club intends to again host the Thunderbirds Cup for team's in the Women's Youth League during Female Football Week, (March 2-10).

The Bonnie Lassie Cup for all FSC Women's clubs is scheduled for the weekend of March 24-25.

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New Competition Format for W17/18s Teams

Brad Walter

A Women’s Youth League competition has been introduced for the 2018 season for all female players aged 17-to-21.

The Women’s Youth League is jointly run by the Football South Coast Junior and Women’s Councils and will be an expansion of the W21s competition to include teams who would have played in the W17/18s competition.

The teams will be graded into divisions with other teams of similar ability rather than by age only.

The reason for introducing the Women’s Youth League is to create more even competitions for teams and players as they transition from juniors to all-age women's competitions.

A number of other associations, including Canterbury, have adopted this model with positive results. Below is a basic outline of the competition.

What is the Women's Youth League

This is a competition for players aged between 17 (turning 17 before December 31, 2018) and 21 (turning 21 before December 31, 2018).

The Women's Youth League would be graded into divisions based on the ability of teams.

What does this mean for my team

  • The Women’s Youth League will enable teams to stay together longer and provide an easier transition to all age competition.
  • There will also be greater scope for clubs to form teams by combining W17 players with W18 and W21 players.
  • This will increase the variety of the competition (more teams, more divisions, and the opportunity to play different teams).
  • Teams will be matched against opponents of similar ability, which improves the quality of playing experience much more than being matched on age only.

Why is a Women's Youth League needed

Statistics show a drop off in playing numbers for female players in their late teens. As a result, there has been a disparity between the ability of teams in each of the U16s, U17/18s and W21s competitions.

FSC conducted a survey of players in these age groups who had not returned to the game in recent seasons and this was cited as one of the reasons.

How will a Women's Youth League change that

The aim of a Women's Youth League is to provide two or more competitive divisions and to ensure that teams play against other teams of a similar ability.

The Women’s Youth League allows teams to stay together as they transition from W17/18s to All Age Women’s competitions, and means that clubs do not have to dissolve teams that have some players outside the age requirements, or lose teams that have faced much stronger competition.

If all teams from the 2017 W16s, W17/18s and W21s competitions returned in 2018 there would be 25 teams in the Women's Youth League - enough for up to 3 divisions.

FSC statistics support that.

The following table shows the ages of players in the W16s, W17/18s and W21s competitions in 2017. It is estimated this would be enough for 20-25 teams

Age          Players

W16              138
W17              106
W18                62
W19                67
W20               38

What about girls who have been playing W16s but are younger

Players in the W16s competition can be borrowed into the Women’s Youth League competition (maximum of three per team per game).

The WYL Committee has the discretion in exceptional circumstances to allow a player turning 16 in 2018 to register with a Women’s Youth League team.

What about Champion of Champions and the State Cup

FNSW has confirmed that teams from the Women’s Youth League would be able to enter the W18 State Cup and Champion of Champions, provided:

  • the players registered to the Women’s Youth League team are age eligible (18 years old or younger); and
  • No over-age players have participated in the team during the FSC Women’s Youth League competition.

Football South Coast will nominate a team for the W21 Champion of Champions, which Thirroul has competed in for the past two seasons. 

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Thunderbirds 2018 Coaching And Training Announcement

Brad Walter

Thirroul JFC is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Tina Siskoska as Thunderbirds Division 1 coach ahead of the commencement of Women’s pre-season training next week.

Tina joined Thirroul JFC last year and took the Thunderbirds to within one win of the semi-finals in what was a difficult season, with 2 teams in Division 1.

The club believes that under Tina's coaching the Thunderbirds will continue to develop and strengthen in 2018, while catering for players of all abilities and ambitions.

A kick-around will be held next Wednesday, 10 January, at 6.30pm at Gibson Park for any players wanting to play for the Thunderbirds Women’s teams in the 2018 season.

Regular training and team selection will begin the following Wednesday, 17 January.

The appointment of coaches for other Thunderbirds teams will be made in coming weeks. 

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Junior Registration Now Open For 2018

Brad Walter

Junior Registration to play for Thirroul JFC in 2018 is open online from Wednesday, 3 January.

Thirroul JFC will also hold Junior Registration sessions at Thirroul Bowling Club at 10am-2pm Saturday, 3 February and 5.30pm-8pm Monday, 5 February.

To register online, Instructions - including a link about the $100 Active Kids Rebate - are detailed below.

For those wanting to claim the Active Kids Rebate, it is important that you read the information about how to do so BEFORE registering.

The Registration Fee for all Thirroul JFC junior, men's women's and amateur players in 2018 is $180.

This includes FFA, Football NSW and Football South Coast fees, as well as insurance, ground hire and lighting at Gibson Park, referees fees. uniforms, trophies and maintenance costs, such as field maintenance and equipment.

It is a policy of Thirroul JFC that all players pay the same registration fee, whether they play Under 6s or First Grade for the Thunder or Thunderbirds.

However, the families of Mini Roos players (Under 6s to Under 11s) are not required to perform canteen duty during the season.

Where a family has more than one player registering with Thirroul JFC, the following scale will apply – $180 each for the first two players and $150 each for all other immediate family members. The $30 discount applies across the club for players in junior, men’s, women’s and amateur teams.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON REGISTERING ONLINE

Note: Active Kids Rebate and Registration

All school-aged players are eligible for a $100 rebate as part of the NSW Government's Active Kids Program, aimed at encouraging more children to participate in sport.

However, parents can not apply for the rebate until January 31 so there have been some changes to the registration process to ensure they can use it for the 2018 season. 

These are included in the link above for instructions on registering. 

Those choosing the "Active Kids" deferred payment option must register on www.service.nsw.gov.au from 31 January to obtain your "voucher code" for each child.

Once you receive your "voucher code", return to the registration process for the eligible player in myfootball.com.au and enter the code.

Upon doing so, please email details - including the name of the player - to registrar@thirroulfootball.com.au so that the club can ensure the rebate is received.

Registrations can not be completed until this has been done.

The Active Kids rebate is available to every child aged between 4.5 years and 18 years in 2018 who is enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12. This includes those who are home schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

Each child is eligible to claim a $100 Active Kids rebate once in a calendar year to use for any sporting activity.

For further details about the Active Kids Rebate, please read the following attachment from the footballnsw.com.au website.

If you have trouble with your registration the following resources are available to assist you:

  • View the Player Registration guides and videos which are on the Resources page of the playfootball.com.au website.
     
  • Call FFA Support Centre (02) 8020 4199 if you are having problems with your password to login.
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Claiming $100 Rebate For Junior Registration

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Registration to play for Thirroul JFC in the 2018 season opens on January 3, and all school-aged players are eligible for a $100 rebate as part of the NSW Government's Active Kids Program, aimed at encouraging more children to participate in sport.

However, parents can not apply for the rebate until after January 31 so there have been some changes to the registration process to ensure they can use it for the 2018 season. 

Those wishing to do so need to follow the directions below: 

  • Before finalising the registration process on myfootball.com.au, please select "Deferred Payment" via an "Add-on Item" button (at the invoice screen), which allows for $100 to be added to your transaction at a later date. 
     
  • You can then register and pay as normal, less $100 off the 2018 playing fees.
     
  • After January 31, you must register on www.service.nsw.gov.au to obtain your "voucher code" for each child.
     
  • Once you receive your "voucher code", return to the registration process for the eligible player in myfootball.com.au and enter the code.
     
  • Upon doing so, please email details - including the name of the player - to registrar@thirroulfootball.com.au so that the club can ensure the rebate is received.
     
  • Registrations will not be completed until this has been done.

    The Active Kids rebate is available to every child aged between 4.5 years and 18 years in 2018 who is enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12. This includes those who are home schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.

    Each child is eligible to claim a $100 Active Kids rebate once in a calendar year to use for any sporting activity.

For further details about the Active Kids Rebate, please read the following attachment from the footballnsw.com.au website.

 

Thunder 2018 Coaching Announcement

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Thirroul JFC is pleased to announce the Thunder coaching staff for the 2018 season and to welcome Aaron Kellaway to the club as Youth Grade coach.

Aaron will join an established and successful coaching team led by Garth Bowley, who has guided the Thunder to the District League First Grade semi-finals in each of his three seasons as head coach.

The Thunder Reserve Grade will again be coached by Kevin Lewis, who has taken the team to back-to-back grand final wins after achieving similar success as Youth Grade coach.

With John Cropper wanting to devote more time to his role as Thirroul JFC Mentor: Coaching and Development, the club has appointed Aaron Kellaway as Youth Grade coach for 2018.

Aaron has previously coached Youth Grade at Wollongong Olympic and Wollongong United.

He also enjoyed an extensive playing career, which included stints with Macarthur Rams and Marconi Stallions in the NSW State League, and later with Wollongong United.

The Thirroul JFC executive sincerely thank John Cropper for his contribution to the Thunder in the past two seasons and look forward to his ongoing involvement across the club in 2018 and beyond. 

Pre-season training and selection for the Thunder senior men's teams commences on Tuesday, 9 January at Gibson Park.

Training will be each Tuesday and Thursday from then on.

Players are asked to arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. 

Thirroul JFC hopes to announce soon the Thunderbirds Division 1 coach for 2018 and details of pre-season training for the women's teams. 
 

Thunderbirds Ready For Champion of Champions Final

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The Thunderbirds W21s will play Epping FC in the grand final of the Football NSW Champion of Champions at 1.30pm Sunday at Valentine Park.

It is the second successive year that Thirroul has played Epping in the W21s decider and the players are confident they can become the club's first senior women's team to win a state title.

The path to the final has been similar to last year, with the Thunderbirds coming from behind to level the scores against Gymea United in the quarter final before winning a dramatic penalty shootout and last week downing Penrith FC 5-0 in the semi-final at Marconi Stadium.

Eight of the squad who will take the field on Sunday played in last year's Champion of Champions and the team is again coached by John Cropper, with assistance from Brad Walter, Amy Ziebell, Tina Siskoska and Corey Haines-Gross.

A big thanks to Lin Hampton for filming all the Thunderbirds games in the Champion of Champions - and some of Lin's footage was used in Thursday night's WIN TV report.

The team also received a mention in the Illawarra Mercury - along with Albion Park, who are playing in the All Age Women's final.

Thirroul W21s and Albion Park are the only teams from Football South Coast to qualify for this season's Champion of Champions grand finals.

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