Reminder - AFL Footy Tipping Competition Returns for 2014
The Jets are once again running their AFL footy tipping competition. The prize pool percentages have increased for this year. Whilst the club will retain 20% of all takings as a fundraiser, first place will get 40%, second place will get 25% and third place will get 15%.
Click here for more details on how to register. With the AFL season kicking off in just 5 days time, payment is not needed until May 3rd. Register now and pay later!
Chris Paver - Get Well Soon
ABOVE: Chris Paver in action against Templestowe in Round 7 2013. Photo - Chris Mirtschin
For those that haven't heard already, Chris Paver suffered a nasty leg fracture during last Wednesday's practice game. We wish Chris all the best with his surgery and hope he's back on his feet as soon as possible.
Training switches to a regular Tuesday and Thursday schedule from this coming week onwards.
Jets Announce New Major Sponsors
The Jets are very pleased to announce our two new major sponsors, the Manhattan Hotel and BP Heathmont. Both have signed on as major sponsors for 2014 and 2015.
The Manhattan Hotel have been a club sponsor for several years already and have stepped up to become a major sponsor this year. We thank them for their ongoing generous support.
Located just off Eastlink in Ringwood, the Manhattan Hotel boasts an all-you-can-eat buffet, gaming room, two TABs, four function rooms, a boardroom, kids play area and party room, 12 motel rooms, and a Lager Bar with one of Melbourne's best beer gardens.
Come and join us for lunch or dinner, or meet with friends for a quiet drink at The Manhattan Hotel, corner of Canterbury and Heatherdale roads, Ringwood. Phone 9874 7777.
BP Heathmont are a new sponsor for the club. Based at 382 Canterbury Rd Heathmont, they're easily located for all your fuel, car wash and convenience purchase needs. Thank you BP Heathmont for your generous support.
To our players and supporters - please support the businesses that support us. Let them know you're from the Jets too!
New Faces at the Jets
ABOVE: Some of the new faces currently training with the Jets. (L -> R) Coach Simon Rourke with Jim Shore, Ryan Breese, Ryan Simpson, Daniel Breese, Jed Belousoff, Daniel Ferry and Sam Lynch. Photo - Chris Mirtschin
The Jets have signed up a number of great recruits for the 2014 season. They include, Kris Shore (Lilydale), Jim Shore (Lilydale), Ryan Breese (Lilydale), Daniel Breese (Lilydale), Daniel Ferry (Lilydale), Lachie Crook (Ainslie), Zach Dwyer (Bayswater), Jed Belousoff (South Croydon), Ryan Simpson (Emerald), David Short (Silvan), Trent Matthews (Silvan) and Sam Lynch (Forest Hill).
Returning to the Jets are David Want, Steve Shore, Darryn Paul, Dylan Robson Long, Brent Furniss and Brad Greaves. We also have a number of last year's colts players training and Ryan Young is testing himself at senior level.
Intraclub Practice Match
There will be an intraclub practice match held for the training session at H.E. Parker Reserve this Wednesday 5th March from 6:00 pm. All supporters are welcome to attend to see how the boys are shaping up for the new season.
The Jets have three practice matches booked so far. Further details will be provided when known:
Coming Soon - Season Launch
The season launch will be held on Saturday 29th March from 7:00 pm at the The Manhattan hotel (our new major sponsor) and tickets are just $20 each. These can be booked through Rob Parker.
Jets Juniors Registration Day
The Jets juniors are holding their registration day on Sunday 23rd February from 10:00 am until noon at Heatherdale Reserve. Players looking for a game in all age groups from Under 8's to Under 17's are welcome to join the Jets. Click here to visit the Jets juniors web page for more information.
Get on Board and Sponsor the Jets
The Jets truly value all of our club sponsors. Your generous support enables us to thrive as a local football club that provides a great community experience for players and supporters alike.
We have an extensive list of sponsorship options available for the upcoming 2014 season including:
Click here to visit our sponsorship introduction page where you can download a copy of the sponsorship proposal document to review the full list of options available. Contact Tyler Johnstone for more information on 0431 979 839 or via email here.
Training Returns to the Hangar
Commencing today, all training sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays will be held at H.E. Parker Reserve. Friday night sessions will be confirmed by the coaching staff on a week by week basis, with some likely to still run at Heathmont College when their oval is free. Alternate arrangements will be made for when it is in use.
Pre Season Training Resumes this Wednesday
Pre season training recommences for seniors and U19’s at 6.00pm Wednesday 22nd January at Heathmont College.
Well done to the group who committed to the pre-Christmas training phase. This group was well led by our leaders in Dylan, Robbie and Sinders. Rourkey and Staf were impressed by the competitiveness and enthusiasm demonstrated by all who attended, including a number of new recruits.
For the ones who are yet to commit to the training regime, Wednesday is the time to show everyone that YOU are serious in supporting the club's future ambitions. The reality is that we are six weeks away from the first competitive practice match and trust me, you don't want to be playing catch up in the two weeks before during Staf’s running drills! You'll be amazed with effort, quality time together and some fun, the bond it can produce.
We are not asking for every player to be at every session. As always, we will be very understanding of each individual’s circumstances and life outside of the club. But once YOU make the effort and get to training you will quickly realise that if we are all committed to the one goal, we have the talent to match it with anyone!
Get on board now as the Heathmont Football Club embarks on its journey to achieve its goals in season 2014. We hope to see a lot of familiar (and new) faces at Wednesday’s session and beyond!