2017 In Review – Dingley JFC

Our club by club review of 2017 South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) season continues with Dingley JFC next under the microscope.

  • Participation 
  • 14 teams taking to the field, which included 300+ registered players and two girls teams for the first time
  • 225 Auskick participants, including 60 girls
  • Introduction of the Kicking Academy at Auskick level to great success
  • On The Field
  • One premiership with the Under 11 (Division 4) team successful
  • Joshua Hicks earned his second successive SMJFL League Best & Fairest award in Under 17’s (Division 1)

Images – Red Onion Creative

  • Off The Field
  • New playing jumpers for all players in 2o17 which featured new sponsor – McDonalds Braeside & Heatherton
  • Social night of the year – ‘The Dingoes Derby’ – brought spring racing to Dingley
  • Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol sessions run by Daniel Bolger for Under 16 and 17 players
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness run by Sport and Life Training (SALT) for Under 14 and 15 players and parents
  • Successful ‘Family Nights’ brought the club together at the Den – the best attended nights of any season in recent history
  • SMJFL Volunteer Umpire of the Year – Rod Ferry
  • New connections with Kingston City Council and Clare O’Neill’s office and funding of $20,000 awarded for new facilities at Corrigan Oval
  • Continued whole club integration with juniors and seniors interacting via a number of initiatives through the year

If you, a friend or your club has a story worth sharing, drop a line to media@smjfl.com.au to have your voice heard!