Kew Junior Football Club
Registrations for Season 2014
As the 2014 season has commenced, we advise those thinking of playing for Comets this year to contact the Registrar. This can avoid disappointment as some age groups are closed to new registrations. It will also avoid confusion as to the age group and team a new player can join. Players must be 7 years or older on 1 January 2014 to play for Comets; younger players can register for Kew Comets Auskick.
Registrar: Judy Bourke, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0422 005 975
Comets Registration: Register Now (Comets).
Auskick Registration: Register Now (Kew Comets Auskick).
Sportsguard wil make individual mouthguards by appointment. If you wish to contact Sportsguard directly for impressions and fittings, they can be contacted on 9417 1449 and www.sportsguard.com.au. They are located at 82 Bell Street, Fitzroy. Sportsguard are a Kew Comets sponsor.
Mouthguards must be worn at all training sessions and games. This is a requirement of the league and the club for insurance purposes.
The club supplies each player with a Comets playing jumper. The Team Manager will hand these out in the week prior to the first game. Players keep the jumper for the season and return them to the Team Manager after the last game of the season.
All players need to have their own YJFL logo'd shorts - white for away games and brown for home games. Also, a pair of yellow footy socks are required. All are available form Bob Stewarts, 201-221 High Street Kew
Kew Comets Players in TAC Leadership Roles
The Oakleigh Chargers announced in March the 2014 Captains and Vice Captains for this year's TAC side. The Captain is Darcy Moore. The two Vice Captains are Mark Pittonet and Hugh Beasley. All three boys played junior footy for Comets. We congratulate the three boys on the recognition of their leadership skills, as well as achieving selection in the team. We wish them well in the 2014 season.
The Oakleigh Chargers are an U18 team which plays in the AFL's TAC Cup. Oakleigh Chargers draw representative players from the south eastern Melbourne leagues, of which the YJFL is one.
KewComets Players in the AFL Draft
Congratulations to the 3 Kew Comets players that were recently drafted to AFL teams in the 2013 Draft pick.
Jack Billings - pick 3 to St Kilda
Luke McDonald - pick 8 to North Melbourne
Jay Kennedy-Harris - pick 40 to Melbourne
Luke and Jack played in Comets teams for their entire junior career, and Jay was brought to the club by Luke in 2011. All boys have shown outstanding skills and dedication over their years at Kew Comets and we wish them the best for their AFL careers.
Jack and Luke are shown at the right during their Comets years. They played many games in the same team.
Jack Billings made the TAC All-Australian team last year, and Jay Kennedy-Harris was named in the TAC Cup team of the year.
AFL Documentary- 'Draft Days - 3 of a kind'
Link to 'Draft Days - 3 of a kind'. The story of childhood friends and teammates, Jack Billings and Luke McDonald who began as childhood friends at Kew Comets, to their recent Draft to the AFL in 2013.
Click here to take you to the Documentary.
Articles in the media recently about the lead-up to the draft, profiling each of the players and their association with Kew Comets can be found at:
Jack Billings and family (Graeme and Letitia) in the Progress Press.
Kew Comets Players at the Oakleigh Chargers U18 Programme
Following the path of Luke, Jack and Jay are Kew Comets players participating in the Oakleigh Chargers U18 Programme. We wish them the best for the gruelling summer training sessions and for the trial games early next year.
Read the full Oakleigh Chargers U18's list.
Kew Comets Business Directory
Comets welcomes BWM Financial Advisors onto our Business Directory – see the link under Sponsors in the menu at the left. We offer this service to facilitate connections between our club families who offer a service and those requiring one. It is also a way for local businesses to make a small contribution to our club fund-raising.
Kew Junior Football Club is a smoke free enviroment.