Kew Junior Football Club
2015 AFL Junior Match Policy
The AFL has release changes to their policy regarding Junior Football matches. These changes will be introduced in 2015 in the Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL), as they are mandated by the AFL.
The changes primarily affect the U9 and U10 competitions. The following document from the YJFL outlines these changes:
Comets - Grand Final Wrap
The results of the three Comets Grand Finals were:
- U12 Gold - lost to Beverley Hills 6.6.42 to 7.4.46
- U13 Gold - def Hawthorn Citizens 7.11.53 to 3.6.24
- U12 Girls - lost to St Marys 0.2.2 to 0.3.3
Congratulations to the 2014 U13 Gold Premiers.
YJFL B&F results
Comets was well represented in the YJFL B&F votes announced last week. The following Comets and Comettes were called to the YJFL presentation night as players in the top 10 vote-getters in each division:
- James Borovac - U10 Blue
- Ben Bilston-McGillen - U11 Green
- Ned Nichols - U12 Brown
- Alice O'Loughlin - U12 Girls
- Stella Reid - U12 Girls
- Nicholas Giuney - U12 Gold
- Felix Dreher - U12 Gold
- Harrison Twist - U13 Blue
- Harris Mastras - U13 Gold
- Chalrie Whitehead - U14 Gold
- Michael Tsotsos - U15(3)
Top 3 finishing places were achieved by:
- Harris Mastras - 3rd overall in U13 Gold
- James Borovac - equal 2nd overall in U10 Blue
The acknowledgement of their skills displayed throughout the year is well deserved by all 11 of these players. The achievements for Harris and James is particularly commendable.
Thank you to Dinner Dance sponsors
Biba Hairdressing Salon Hawthorn
Carlton Football Club
Chemist Warehouse Kew
Cotham Fish & Chips
Cotham News Agency
Cotham Road Pharmacy
Design Room Company
Goodlife Health Club Balwyn
Grosvenor Dry Cleaning Kew
Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolate
Harvey Norman Nunawading
Imports Out Clothing
Kew Swimming Pool Specialist
Mecca Hair Design
Megan Burgess & Associates Osteopaths
Mint Gifts on Cotham
Movida Bar & Fitness Studio
Nine Network Australia
Perse Beauty Care
PFD Food Services Pty Ltd
The Fitness Lab
The 2U Boardsport
Tim’s Bookshop Kew
Woven Treasures Richmond
Thank you to all Team Managers
For those who have hung up the boots for the year, think of your Team Managers dutifully finishing off the year:
Victorian Primary Schools AFL Team
Comets congratulates Nick Guiney on being selected into the Victorian U12 State team. Nick plays in our Comets U12Gold team. After numerous rounds of trials at league and metro-and-country level, it is a fantastic effort for Nick to be selected to represent Victoria in the national U12 schools championships to be held in the up-coming holidays. We wish him and the team the best of luck.
4 Comettes in YJFL Girls U16 Rep team
Congratulations to the four Kew Comets U15 Girls were selected to represent one of the two YJFL Youth Girls teams taking part in the AFL Victoria Metropolitan Junior Championships:
- Jo Bowman
- Holly Hart
- Nicola Xenos and
- Annabel Yates
Well done girls.
More Good News for Comets as 2014 YJFL Rep Teams announced
Comets is again well represented in the squads for U14 and U13 in the YJFL teams for the Victorian Metropolitan Football Championships :
The U14 Div 1 Rep team includes the following Comets boys:
- Ben Silvagni
- Charlie Whitehead
- James Harkness
The YJFL U14 Div 2 Rep team includes these Comets boys:
- Elliot Taylor
- Oliver Simpson
- Charlie Beasley
- Joe Moore
The YJFL U13 Rep teams include the following Comets:
- Harris Mastras
- Charlie Westcott
- Matthew Costello
You will need to refer to the SP site for venues for particular games: http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-5062-0-0-0
Pink Socks Day
Kew Comets is a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Network Australia Pink Socks Day each year. This raises funds for a very worthy cause; one which impacts on most people at some time in their life.
KJFC raised $1885 for BCNA on Round 5 day. Thanks to all contributors. An especial thanks to all players who sported the distinctive pink socks for BCNA.
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.