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PO Box 302
Thirroul, NSW, 2515
Australia

Thirroul Junior Football Club has more than 400 juniors in teams from Under 6s to Under 18s. The club's aim is to foster football by creating an environment for our Thunderbolts players where success is judged - not by winning - but by having fun, improving skills and participating in a club that is active within the community.

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Thirroul JFC has more than 600 players from Under 6s to Senior Men's and Women's teams. The club's aim is to foster football by creating an environment for our Thunderbolts players where success is judged - not by winning - but by having fun, improving skills and participating in a club that is active within the community.

GPR Super Hoops in Grand Final

Brad Walter

Congratulation to the GPR Super Hoops who are in the Community League Masters Division 3 grand final on Saturday, September 15 at Macedonia Park.

The Super Hoops will be aiming to complete the League and Grand Champions double when they meet Ground Hogs at 2.15pm.

Previous clashes between the two teams during the regular season resulted in two 0-0 draws and a 3-0 win to Super Hoops.

Ground Hogs won the major semi-final two weeks ago after a penalty shoot-out when the scores were level at 1-1 at the end of extra time.

Super Hoops beat Shellharbour 4-1 last Saturday to qualify for the grand final.

Thirroul JFC wishes the GPR Super Hoops the best of luck in the grand final.

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Thirroul Junior teams in grand final action this weekend

Brad Walter

Congratulations to Thirroul Thunderbirds W15s and W16.2 teams and the Thunder U16.2 team for qualifying for their grand finals this weekend at Myimbarr Sports Fields, Shellharbour.

The Thunder U16s play Kiama at 8pm on Friday night, while the Thunderbirds teams both play on Sunday.

The W15s Thunderbirds take on Shellharbour at 11am, Sunday and their grand final will be followed by the W16.2 decider between Thirroul and Bulli at 1pm.

The matches are among 32 FSC Junior and Women's grand finals being played at Myimbarr over three days this weekend in a feast of football action.  

The first matches kick of on Friday evening, September 7, at 6pm and the grand final action culminates in the All Age Womens Division 1 decider at 3.30pm on Sunday September 9. 

The Thunderbirds Women's Youth League team will play their grand final against Warilla at 11am Sunday in a curtain-raiser to the AAW Division 1 fixture.

Thirroul JFC wishes all Thunder and Thunderbirds teams the best of luck in their grand finals this weekend. Please come and support our teams.

 

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John Cropper to coach Thunderbirds in 2019

Brad Walter

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Thirroul JFC is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cropper as Thunderbirds Women’s Division 1 Coach for the 2019 season.

John has an extensive coaching background at all levels of the game, including stints in charge of Woonona and Wollongong Olympic First Grade Men’s teams.

He has also achieved success with Bulli Youth Grade, and most recently coached Thirroul Thunder Youth Grade team in 2016 and 2017.

John was also involved with the Thunderbirds Youth League team which made the final of the 2016 and 2017 FNSW W21s Champion of Champions tournaments.

He has coached players who have gone on to play for the Socceroos or at A-League level, as well as first grade for the Wolves and Stingrays.

With his background and experience, Thirroul JFC believes John is an ideal coach for the Thunderbirds Division 1 team next season.

John will continue in his role as Thirroul JFC Mentor: Coaching and Development.

Thirroul JFC wishes to thank Tina Siskoska for her efforts as coach of the Thunderbirds Division 1 team for the past two seasons.

The Thunderbirds had the youngest team in the 2018 FSC Women’s Division 1 competition and Tina oversaw the development of many players into the first grade squad, which will benefit the club next season and in the future. 

Tina advised Thirroul JFC at the end of the regular season that she would not be able to continue in the role next season and has endorsed the appointment of John as the new Thunderbirds Division 1 coach.

JOHN CROPPER
Background
High School Teacher: Physical Education (38 years).

Player
State League: South Coast United, Balgownie, Penrith.
Illawarra Premier League: Tarrawanna

Coaching
First Grade: Woonona; Wollongong Olympic (2015).
Youth Grade:  Wollongong Olympic; Bulli (2011-2014); Thirroul (2016-2017).
Juniors: Thirroul, Tarrawanna, Wollongong Wolves.
School: Keira High; South Coast Regional Schools.

Qualifications
Level C coaching Certificate/Advanced Pathways (Senior).

Thunderbirds Youth and GPR Super Hoops 2018 League Champions

Brad Walter

Congratulations to Thirroul Thunderbirds Youth team and GPR Super Hoops for being crowned 2018 League Champions in their respective competitions.

The Thunderbirds won the inaugural FSC Women's Youth League competition and will play the major semi-final on Friday night at Gibson Park.

The Super Hoops are League Champions in the Community League Masters Division 3.

A number of other Thirroul teams have qualified for the finals in their competitions, including Thunder First Grade, Reserve Grade and Youth Grade teams in the District League, along with Thunder DC team in the Community League Division 1 Reserve Grade.

Thirroul JFC also has seven teams in the FSC Graded Junior semi-finals, commencing next weekend.

Congratulations to the U12G.1, U13G.1, U15W.1 Blue, U16W.2, U12.3, U15.2 and U16.2 teams for qualifying for the finals.

To all of the other teams and players whose season has been completed, thank you for being a part of our club this season. Thirroul JFC looks forward to seeing you at our upcoming 2018 Presentation Awards events.

Also, keep and out for information about the club's Summer 7s Junior and Senior Summer 7s.

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2018 Mini Roos Presentation Day

Brad Walter

MiniRoo Presentation details below.
Junior Graded Presentation will be held on Sunday evening 16th September 2018 at the Thirroul Bowling Club - more details will be emailed and posted on facebook soon.

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Thirroul JFC 2018 Club Awards Nominations

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Each year Thirroul JFC recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to the club through a series of awards. Nominations for the 2018 awards close on Friday 7th September. 

The Awards will be announced at the Graded Junior Presentation on Sunday, 16th September and/or the Senior Presentation on Saturday, 13th October.

To nominate a member of our club for any of the following awards, please click on the link below:

http://www.thirroulfootball.com.au/club-nomination-form-2016/

Coach of the Year

This award is to recognise significant contributions a coach has made towards the club.  Nominations should detail why the nominee deserves the award and how they have contributed, as a coach, to benefit the club.  You may nominate a coach for any reason that you see fit. This may include such things as developing players, being a good a coach, handling difficult situations, creating a good team environment etc. The nominations should detail the coach's history, performance and role in developing players and football at the club.

Community Award

Each year Thirroul Junior Football Club presents a Community Award to an individual or family who have shown dedication and great commitment to the club. Nominations should outline the positive contribution the nominee has made to Thirroul JFC during the previous 12 months or over a longer period, and the reason you believe they are worthy of the award.

Senior Club Person of the Year

A senior (over 18) member of the club, player, coach or official who has made an outstanding contribution to the operation of the club in the past year.

Junior Club Person of the Year
A junior (under 18) member of the club, in a playing, coaching or supporting role who has made an outstanding contribution to the operation of the club in the past year.

Life Membership

This award is in recognition of a club member who has performed  a continuous (at least five years) outstanding contribution to the operation of Thirroul JFC.

FSC Homeless Hub Charity Round 15-17 June

Brad Walter

The Football South Coast Homeless Hub Charity Round will be held from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 at all grounds, including Gibson Park.

There are more than 1500 members of our community who are homeless. Many of these people
sleep in cars, on trains, beaches and the streets.

The Homeless Hub provides accommodation, outreach services, assistance to gain employment, food and services to these members of our community.

Collection buckets will be available over the weekend at FSC grounds for donations. Please dig deep to help someone in need.

FSC will be also accepting donations of blankets, bedding, non perishable items, toiletries and anything that can assist with day to day living. Donations can be dropped off to the FSC office at the Fraternity Club next Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.

Alternatively, make a direct deposit to the Homeless Hub to assist with the purchase of a much needed Swag. Any amount is welcome, it all adds up. Homeless Hub account details can be requested from the FSC Office via email admin@footballsouthcoast.com.

If you see collection points around the grounds, please support the Homeless Hub
and the fantastic service they provide to those members of the community who need
our help.

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Thirroul JFC welcomes Physical Edge Healthcare as a new partner

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Thirroul JFC is delighted to welcome Physical Edge Healthcare as the club's Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation partners for the 2018 season.

Physical Edge Healthcare is a leading Physiotherapy, Sports Injury, Rehabilitation and Nutrition Clinic, and provides support to the Thunder and Thunderbirds team physiotherapists.

Located at 420 Lawrence Hargreave Drive, on the south side of Thirroul Village, Physical Edge Healthcare offers physiotherapy, dry needling, nutrition and dietetics, pilates, massage therapy and waterproof casts.

Thirroul JFC recommends Physical Edge Healthcare as the preferred physiotherapy service for all of the club's players, from Mini-Roos to grade Juniors and our senior Men's, Women's and Amateurs teams.

For further information, including how to make a booking, click here or go to the physicaledgehealth.com website.

Physiotherapy for injuries suffered in matches or at training is usually covered under the insurance policy for players registered in Football South Coast competitions. However, Thirroul JFC recommends reading the details of the policy before submitting a claim. 

Further information can be found by clicking here or going to the footballsouthcoast.com.au website, under Injury/Insurance.  

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molenaar + mcneice support Thirroul JFC

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Thirroul JFC would like to thank local realtors MOLENAAR + MCNEICE for their generous support of the club.

In an innovative sponsorship arrangement, every time a member of Thirroul JFC sells their home through Molenaar + McNeice, our club receives $500.

The club received the first payment this week.

Please support those businesses that supports Thirroul JFC.

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Dictate Australia support Thirroul JFC with Player Sponsorship

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Thirroul JFC is pleased to announce that Dictate Australia is again supporting the club in the 2018 season by taking up one of our Player Sponsorship packages

Dictate Australia has renewed it sponsorship of Thunder player and Thirroul JFC U14s coach Corey Haines-Grose, who has proven a regular match winner in recent seasons.

Corey's goals have featured consistently in videos on the Thirroul Football YouTube channel, which include an acknowledgement of Dictate Australia and other club sponsors for their support.

The videos, which are shared on the club's Facebook pages, had more than 60,000 views last season and some were picked up by theRoar.tv website

Based in Bulli, Dictate Australia has been providing digital voice solutions to Australian since 2006. This includes digital voice recorders, dictaphones and transcription kits from Olympus Imaging Australia.

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Dictate Australia one of only a handful of Australian businesses who are approved to provide the complete range of Olympus digital voice recorders, dictaphones and transcription kits and can offer advice and support.

Dictate Australia are also certified Nuance Gold Resellers and can provide voice recognition advice and solutions for all types of customers.

Further details about Dictate Australia can be found by clicking on their logo, which is located on the home page of the thirroulfootball.com.au website.

The Player Sponsorship packages are available to all Thirroul JFC players, from Mini-Roos, Graded Juniors, Amateurs, Thunderbirds and Thunder teams.

The sponsored player receives a refund on their registration for the 2018 season.

For further information about the Player Sponsorship packages, please go to the Sponsorship tab at the top of the thirroulfootball.com.au website.

Please support Dictate Australia and the community of sponsors who support Thirroul JFC.

COACHING COURSES

Brad Walter

Football South Coast is conducting a FREE Grassroots Coaching course this Saturday, 17 March (9am to 11.30am) at Gibson Park.

There will also be a Game Training coaching course at Ocean Park, Woonona on 24 and 25 March.

To do either course, it is important to register via the links below as numbers are limited.

GRASSROOTS COACHING COURSE: Gibson Park, 17th March 2018

This free course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN.

The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football. 

No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game.

Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culture in a completely practical setting.

https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=17406

GAME TRAINING LICENCE: Ocean Park, 24th & 25th March 2018

This is a particularly good course for anyone coaching Graded Junior teams, Under 12s to Under 18s.

In the Game Training Phase the coach’s aim will be the development of tactical awareness, perception and decision making through a game related approach to training.

The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and provides the coach with training sessions designed to help the players apply the Functional Game Skills in a team setting using the FFA endorsed ‘4-3-3’ formation.

https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=17851

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Thunder 2018 season draw released

Brad Walter

Thirroul Thunder will start the 2018 season with back-to-back matches against Helensburgh Thistle at Gibson Park.

The Thunder take on Helensburgh at home in the opening round of the Bert Bampton and Youth Cups on Saturday, 17 March and then meet the Thistle again a week later, also at Gibson Park, in the first round of the FSC District League competition.

Kick off times for the Youth Cup fixture is 12.15pm and will be followed by the Bert Bampton Cup clash for First Grade at 2.30pm.

The full season draw for the District League competition is as follows, with all games played on Saturday at 11am (Youth Grade), 1pm (Reserve Grade) and 3pm (First Grade), unless otherwise stated.

Come to Gibson Park and support the Thunder at home games. 

2018 District League draw:

24 March v Helensburgh at Gibson Park

30 March v Kiama at Kiama Sporting Complex (Easter Friday)

7 April v Oak Flats at Gibson Park

14 April v Berkeley at Berkeley Sports and Social Club 

21 April v Unanderra (formerly Wests) at Gibson Park 

28 April v Balgownie at Judy Masters Oval 

2 May (Wednesday ) v Coniston at Gibson Park (7pm Reserve Grade)
3 May (Thursday ) v Coniston at Gibson Park (6pm Youth, 8pm 1st Grade) 

12 May v University at Kooloobong Oval

19 May v Warilla at King Mickey Park

26 May v Shell Cove at Gibson Park

2 June v Bellambi at Elizabeth Park

9 June v Helensburgh at Rex Jackson Park

16 June v Kiama at Gibson Park

23 June v Oak Flats at Keith Bond Oval

30 June v Berkeley at Gibson Park

7 July v Unanderra at Unanderra Oval

14 July v Balgownie at Gibson Park

21 July v Coniston at JJ Kelly Park

4 August v University at Gibson Park

11 August v Warilla at Gibson Park

18 August v Shell Cove at Barrack Heights Sportsfield

25 August v Bellambi at Gibson Park

 

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Thunderbirds trio help FSC All Stars to win

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Thunderbirds trio Zoe Grew, Jenna Rose and Veronica Calderon helped Football South Coast All Stars to a 1-0 defeat over Sutherland Shire Football Association at Harrie Denning Centre.

Zoe, Jenna and Veronica were chosen in the team made up of players in the FSC Women's Division 1 competition for the fourth annual clash with Sutherland, which is part of Football NSW's Female Football Week.

All three were members of the Thirroul W21s team which qualified for the final of the 2016 Champion of Champions and will feature in a youthful Thunderbirds team this season.

Playing up front in her second appearance for the FSC All Stars, Zoe was denied a late scoring opportunity when she was ruled offside by what seemed to be the narrowest of margins.

Jenna and Veronica played wide mid-field roles in the 4:4:2 formation adopted by All Stars and Albion Park coach Macca Davis for the match.

For a full match report, please click here or visit the Football South Coast Match Centre on Facebook. If using Facebook, please like the article to show your support for female football.

Thirroul JFC 2018 SEASON LAUNCH

Brad Walter

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Thirroul Football Events invites you to the 2018 Season Launch

Date: Saturday, 10th March

Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Venue: Thirroul Bowling Club

Dress code: Cocktail

Tickets: $20 per person, pay at the door.

Food: Finger food provided, feel free to purchase a meal from the bistro and bring it into the function room. 

There will also be $7 Thunder and Thunderbird cocktails on the night. 

Please RSVP to thirroulfootballevents@gmail.com with a song request for the night ASAP.

Pep Rally to kick off season for Thirroul JFC

Brad Walter

Thirroul JFC will be holding the club's first annual Pep Rally to kick off the 2018 season and showcase what we have in store for the other teams this year.

The Pep Rally will be held at Gibson Park on Saturday, 10th March and features:

Games
10am: Amatuers vs Amatuers
11.30am: Thunderbirds vs Thunderbirds
1.30pm: Thunder vs Thunder

BBQ and games throughout the day
This is a family friendly event. Thirroul Juniors and their families are encouraged to attend. There will be a BBQ, games with prizes to win and the introduction of a new character to the Thirroul Football family.

Come on down and celebrate as one club

LETS GET PEPPED!

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Thunderbirds Trio In FSC All Stars Team

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Congratulations to Thunderbirds players Jenna Rose, Veronica Calderon and Zoe Grew on being selected in the Football South Coast Women's All Stars team to play Sutherland Shire FA at Harry Denning Centre, Kareela on Sunday, 4th March.

Thirroul JFC Junior Grading Dates - UPDATED 10/2/2018

Brad Walter

Grading sessions for players in age groups where Thirroul JFC has more than one team will be held under the guidance of John Cropper from next weekend. 

Grading only applies for players in the Under 12s and older age groups. 

Only players who are registered with Thirroul JFC will be permitted to take part in grading trials.

Players taking part are required to wear boots and shin pads, and to bring a water bottle.

Below is the updated schedule for grading sessions.

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Become a Referee: Register Now

Brad Walter

Refereeing is a great way to be involved in the game - not only do you get to see all the action from the best position on the field, but it will keep you fit, you will meet new and interesting people, and earn money at the same time.

The Level 4 Referee Course provides participants with education and training to become a referee. The course consists of  theory modules, practical sessions on a pitch to enable referees to begin refereeing at community level.

The aim of this program is to educate new referees on the FIFA Laws of the Game and disciplines of refereeing, to uphold these laws, standards of the game and contribute to the enjoyment and fair play of football.

If you are interested in becoming a referee or know someone who is, the dates for upcoming Referee Level 4 courses have been announced by Football South Coast.

Registration is via the Football South Coast website. Go to the referee's tab and follow the instructions. The first course, on 26th and 27th February, is full so those who are interested should get in quick to register for the second course.

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Course 2

Date: 19th and 20th March 2018

Time: 6:30 to 9:30

Venue: Fraternity Club (19th) Albion Park JFC (20th)

Cost: $100. Extra costs for Gear and uniform, once course is completed.

To Register for the course, click here

Requirements

Participants must complete the Online Laws of the Game, certificate, BEFORE they can complete a level 4 course. Once completed this certificate must be be sighted at the beginning of the course

You will need to print the Level 4 course workbook (doesn't need to be in colour)

The course does include a field component, so you will need to wear approriate clothing (boots NOT needed) and if wet weather the course will still be on.