Kew Junior Football Club
Comets - Finals Season
Three Comets teams will play Grand Finals this Sunday. The Club congratulates these boys and girls and the support network of families that have assisted each team to make it to a 2014 Grand Final. The three teams are:
- U12 Gold - They will play Beverley Hills in the GF at 10.15am at Stradbroke Park
- U13 Gold - They will play Hawthorn Citizens in the GF at 12.30pm at Stradbroke Park
- U12 Girls - They will play St Marys in the GF at 10.15am at Citizens Park
All Comets families are encouraged to watch these Grand Final games this Sunday 31 August.
The results of the Preliminary Finals Comets games last Sunday are:
- U10 Blue lost to Camberwell (2.3.15 to 12.9.81)
- U12 Gold def Hawthorn Citizens (7.12.54 to 7.1.43)
- U14 Gold lost to St Marys (6.6.42 to 12.10.82)
- U15 Girls lost to Kew Rovers (0.5.5 to 0.3.3)
- Colts Div 3 lost to Glen Iris (7.10.52 to 7.12.54)
Well done to U12 Gold for making it through the gruelling Preliminary Final to play in next Sunday's Grand Final.
Club Presentation Night
The Comets Presentation Night is on this Sunday evening at Victoria Park. As Victoria Park is hosting 3 Grand Finals on Sunday, the Presentation Night will not commence until 5.30pm. There will not be the usual marquee, but the weather is predictied to be fine.
The jumping castle will still be present and free sausages will be available. The Canteen will be open for soft drinks, chips lollies and other treats.
We look forward to a great night of celebration of flags, B&F trophies, and general club spirit. After the general club awards, all teams will break off into their respective groups for a final team meeting. Photos and Coaches Awards and for the younger players, participation medals, will be handed out. It is also an opportunity to thank your Coach and Team Manager.
The club is collecting old footy boots to send northward to aboriginal communities who treasure such old cast-offs. Please bring down any unwanted boots and put them in the tubs clearly marked.
Grand Final Matches this weekend at Vic Park
10.15am U13 Brown - Ashburton vs Surrey Park
12.30pm U14 Brown - Bulleen Templestowe vs Hawthorn Citizens
2.45pm U15 (2) - Surrey Park vs Bulleen Templestowe
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.