Congratulations to Dale Eglitis, Ben Hogan and the players in the Thunderbolts Under 12.2 team on qualifying for the grand final. Photos courtesy of Rachael Murrie.
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.
Thirroul JFC would like to thank everyone associated with the club and others who supported the submission to construct a Weather Shelter at Thomas Gibson Park.
Thirroul JFC is excited to announce that the club has been successful in securing funding for the Weather Shelter through the NSW Government’s My Community Project scheme.
The grant will enable the construction of awnings over and adjacent to the existing amenities building at the cricket/soccer fields at Gibson Park, along with additional seating and water tanks to store water from the roof that can be used to improve the playing surface.
This will benefit the the entire community and continues an ongoing plan by Thirroul JFC to develop Gibson Park to cater for the increased use of the facility.
More than 1800 projects across NSW were considered for the My Community Project scheme and Thirroul JFC’s proposal was one of 248 chosen after 61,437 people voted for their favourite local projects.
The successful projects were announced on Thursday, 5 September.
Please find the draw for the FSC Junior Finals Series. More specific details can be found in the match centre on the FSC website. Note, these details are subject to change.
Each year Thirroul JFC recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to the club through a series of awards.
Nominations for the 2019 awards close on Friday 30th August.
Please use the form below to submit your nominations.
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.
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.
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.
Thirroul JFC needs your help to secure funding through the My Community Project scheme for the construction of awnings over and adjacent to the existing amenities building at the cricket/soccer fields at Thomas Gibson Park.
The cricket and soccer fields at Gibson Park currently have an amenity building containing change rooms, toilets and canteen. The building roof provides a great viewing area for both sporting activities.
However, there is no protection from harmful UV rays during summer and no shelter, at all, from rain storms all year round.
This construction of a Weather Shelter will ensure:
Protection from the weather and additional seating for all the activities that take place in Thirroul's "Village Green".
Environmental benefits, including water tanks to store water from the roof to be used to improve the playing surfaces.
Continuation of an ongoing plan to develop Gibson Park to cater for the increase in the use of the facility.
Enhancing the "Village Green" of Thirroul
Gibson Park is Thirroul’s "Village Green”. It is used by joggers, dog walkers, the local schools, as well as organised cricket and soccer. It also, provides walking and cycling connections between the nearby housing and Thirroul Beach, as well as Thirroul Railway Station. This proposal provides respite from the sun for this community, as well as a refuge from the rain showers that can suddenly occur.
Thirroul Junior Football Club, the users of the soccer fields, will carry out the project. The club has a history of carrying out projects to the benefit of Gibson Park and the community in general, including field drainage and lighting to night game standard.
A Development Application has been prepared for this proposal and if approved, work could be completed by the beginning of this year's cricket season.
Go to the mycommunityproject.service.nsw.gov.au website
1. Select your electorate - KEIRA
2. Log in or create a MyServiceNSW Account - The same account used to claim the Active Kids rebate
Graded Junior matches washed out on the weekend of July 5-7 have been rescheduled as set out below.
Most games will be played as double-headers on the weekend of July 19-21.
Details of the day, venue and time for each team’s games can be found in the Match Centre on the FSC website.
12 Division 1 – Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14)
12 Division 2 – Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14). (Matches on Saturday 20 July are now in R13 in the match centre)
12 Division 3 – Matches were played at Ian McLennan Park
12 Division 4 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14). (Matches on Saturday 20 July are now in R13 in the match centre)
13 Division 1 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14).
13 Division 2 – Matches scheduled to Sunday 11 August (R19).
13 Division 3 – No matches scheduled for July 6
13 Division 4 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14). (Matches on Saturday 20 July are now in R13 in the match centre).
14 Division 1 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14).
14 Division 2 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14). (Matches on Saturday 20 July are now in R13 in the match centre). Round 12 washed out matches reschedule for 28 July.
14 Division 3 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R15).
14 Division 4 - No matches scheduled for July 6.
15 Division 1 – Matches scheduled to Friday 19 July or Saturday 20 July (R14).
15 Division 2 – Helensburgh v Balgownie rescheduled to 21 July. Fernhill v Figtree – Saturday 3 July (Both teams have a bye for this round previously) (R17)
15 Division 3 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14)
16 Division 1 – Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R14).
16 Division 2 – Matches scheduled to Friday 19 or Saturday 20 July (R13).
16 Division 3 – Matches scheduled to Friday 29 July Saturday 20 July (R13).
17 Division 1 – Matches scheduled to Sunday 11 August (R18). No games scheduled previously.
12 Girls D1/13 Girls D2 – Matches scheduled to Saturday 27 July (R15).
14 Girls Division 1: - Shellharbour v Bulli scheduled to Friday 26 July (R16).
14 Girls Division 2: - Matches scheduled to Friday 26 or Saturday 27 July (R15) (Coledale v Bulli reversed to Bulli
15/16 Girls Division 1 - Matches scheduled to Sunday 21 July (R12)
Football South Coast would like to invite adults (18 years and older) to complete a Level 4 Referee Course being held on July 2-3.
Please find the course details below:
Date – Tuesday 2nd July & Wednesday 3rd July
Time – 6pm-9pm (3 hours/night)
Venue – Football South Coast Boardroom – 11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow (our entrance is to the right of the Fraternity Club main entrance, up the stairs)
Course Cost – $75 (includes course fee and course equipment i.e. flags, cards & whistle)
Participants must complete the online Laws of the Game certificate, BEFORE they can complete a Level 4 course. Please reply to this email with an electronic copy of the LOTG certificate, and also bring a printed copy to the course.
You will also need to print the Level 4 course workbook (doesn't need to be in colour) and bring it with you to the course.
The course does include a field component, you will need to wear appropriate clothing (boots NOT needed), and if wet weather the course will still commence. You will be supplied with your course related equipment (flags, cards & whistle) at this time.
Course Registration & Payment:
You will need to REGISTER HERE for the course. Please register and pay by COB Monday 1st July.
Payment – please pay $75 via direct bank transfer, details below
Football South Coast
BSB – 641 800
Acc – 200744102
Reference – your name & level 4
FSC Referee Registration:
After you have completed your Level 4 Referee course, FSC encourages you to register as an FSC junior referee for the remainder of the 2019 season. FSC is offering those who complete this course a discounted registration fee of $70. You will be contacted once you have completed the course with instructions on how to register as an FSC referee.
Payment of the course excludes the referee uniform (shorts, short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, socks), but does include the cost of the course and the course related equipment required (flags, cards & whistle). Referee uniform packages (shorts, short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, socks) are available for purchase after you have completed your course from the FSC office at a cost of $95.
Please contact the FSC office if you have any questions.
PH: 02 4285 6929
Thirroul Thunderbirds are playing in the feature match of Football South Coast Women's Charity Round at Ian McLennan Park on Sunday 26th May. Kick off is 5.30pm.
Any donations to Illawarra Women's Health Centre would be greatly appreciated and can be made at the game.
These include Pamper packs (toiletries), warm winter goodies (heat packs, lavender eye masks, hot water bottles, fluffy socks, warm throws), Opal cards, fuel cards (transport can be a problem), movie vouchers, Rebel vouchers (sports gear, especially for kids).
Please support the Thunderbirds and help a great cause.
Thirroul JFC is pleased to welcome Barrington Homes to the club as a new sponsor for the 2019 season.
Barrington Homes has taken up a sponsorship package with the Under 12As team, coached by Dale Eglitis and managed by Ben Hogan.
A multi-award winning builder, Barrington Homes is an Australian owned and operated family business, which employs local trades and has a focus on giving back to the Illawarra community.
Please support Barrington Homes and those who support Thirroul JFC.
Photos courtesy of Football South Coast.
FLARE FOOTBALL PROGRAM: Term 2: Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July 2019
Term Coaching is a high intensity training environment focusing on the development of the player in accordance to the FFA National Curriulum. Discovery Phase and Skill Acquisition Phase age related activities provide a fun, challenging and a rewarding environment for the players to develop.
Located in hubs across the Illawarra, this is a great opportunity for junior community players to develop their football whilst playing for their local club.
Judy Masters Oval, Balgownie
4:30pm - 5:30pm (5-14 year olds, group will be divided into ages/skill)
Woonona High School, Woonona
4pm - 5pm (5-14 year olds, group will be divided into ages/skill)
Terry Reserve, Albion Park
4:30pm - 5:30pm (5-14 year olds, group will be divided into ages/skill)
PRICE = $200 for 10 sessions/10 weeks (ie. one day per week for one term). Please note - Balgownie will only have 9 sessions in Term 2, due to the Monday 29th April being a pupil free day (cost will be $180 for Balgownie).
Please note, the term program requires all participants to purchase and wear a compulsory Flare Football uniform (shirt, shorts, socks). For those who already have a term program (formally known as academy) uniform, you are able to continue to wear this to future sessions. Those who are new to the term program will need to purchase this uniform at a cost of $70 through the online registration process. You will then need to contact the FSC office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (02 4285 6929) to place an order for your required sizes.
Football South Coast will run a Flare Football School Holiday Clinic at Gibson Park from Monday 15th April - Thursday 18th April.
Flare Football offer a variety of development programs for our association community footballers all year round delivered by professional, accredited, experienced Football South Coast Coaches.
The vision for everyone at Flare Football is to develop, improve and strengthen grassroots football in the Illawarra region by providing a variety of player development opportunities to meet the needs of our association football community.
Flare Football School Holiday Clinics
WEEK 1: Monday 15th April - Thursday 18th April 2019
Thirroul, Thomas Gibson Park - (9am-12pm Monday - Thursday)
Balgownie, Judy Masters Oval - (9am-12pm Monday - Thursday)
Kembla Grange, Ian McLennan Park - (9am-12pm Monday - Thursday) including GOAL KEEPER CLINIC
Albion Park, Terry Reserve - (9am-12pm Monday - Thursday)
Cost : $95
WEEK 2: Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th & Friday 26th April 2019
Dapto, Lakelands Oval - (9am-1pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
Helensburgh, Rex Jackson Oval - (9am-1pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
Cost : $95
FUTSAL Clinic: Fairy Meadow, Fraternity Club Futsal Courts - (9:30am-11:30am Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
Cost : $70
REGISTER FOR 2019
A new mobile-friendly registration system has been introduced for 2019, which enables users to access their new Football Account with Facebook and Google log-ins as well as email.
An FFA Number is no longer needed to log-in, and family members can each be registered from a single account.
However, there are a number of changes those who have previously registered with the My Football Club system will notice, including a requirement to upload a passport-type photo.
Please continue reading for important information and details about how to register.
Thirroul JFC has maintained registration fees for all players - from Under 6s Mini-Roos to the Club’s senior men’s and women’s teams - at $180 per player for the 2019 season. (Further details are outlined below).
Under the new registration system, there will be different packages to choose from displaying different fees. Please ignore these as the total amount to register with Thirroul JFC in 2019 will be $180 per player.
Family Discounts are available and all school-aged players are eligible for a $100 rebate as part of the NSW Government's Active Kids Program. Go to service.nsw.gov.au to claim your voucher code for each eligible player.
HOW TO REGISTER
Make sure you are on the Thirroul Junior Football Club page and click on the START MY REGISTRATION tab on the bottom right hand side.
Create your Football Account using your email address, Facebook log-in or Google log-in.
Please Note: FFA has migrated all past registrations to the new system. If you have played previously you will be able to claim profiles from MyFootballClub provided you use the same email address to sign up. To claim your playing history and other details you will need to use the same email address used to register on the former MyFootballClub system.
After logging in to your Football Account you will be presented with a list of matching profiles from MyFootballClub where the email addresses match.
Click “continue” and you will be presented with a list of packages or “products” offered by Thirroul JFC.
Select the relevant package and a new page will open detailing the $180 fee for all Thirroul JFC players. Click “continue” at the bottom.
The next page asks you to check your personal details, including Emergency Contacts. After doing so click “continue”.
You will then be asked to upload a passport-style photo.
Continue to the Terms and Conditions, including Code of Conduct. After accepting these you will continue to the final page for payment. Thirroul JFC will not accept registrations as completed until the club has received full payment.
Note: All Junior packages, including Women’s Youth Grade, will have a list of mandatory questions. These are only for Mini-Roos - aged U6s-to-U11s. However, they can not be left blank so please type N/A if they are not applicable.
For further assistance with using the new registration system, CLICK HERE.
REGISTRATION FEES EXPLAINED
The committee of Thirroul JFC has decided not to pass on any increase in fees from governing bodies this year to maintain a registration fee of $180 for all players in 2019.
This includes FFA, Football NSW and Football South Coast fees, as well as insurance, ground hire and lighting at Gibson Park, referees fees. uniforms, trophies and maintenance costs, such as field maintenance and equipment.
It is a policy of Thirroul JFC that all players pay the same registration fee, whether they play Under 6s or First Grade for the Thunder or Thunderbirds.
However, the families of Mini Roos players (Under 6s to Under 11s) are not required to perform canteen duty during the season.
Where a family has more than one player registering with Thirroul JFC, the following scale will apply – $180 each for the first two players and $150 each for all other immediate family members. The $30 discount applies across the club for players in junior, men’s, women’s and amateur teams.
The Family Discount for three players can be obtained during the registration process if all family members are registered using the same Football Account. In all other instances, the club will reimburse those who are eligible.
Thirroul JFC will hold Junior Registration sessions at Thirroul Bowling Club on Saturday, 2 February from 10am-2pm and Thursday, 7 February from 6pm-8pm.
All players interested in playing for the Thunderbirds open-aged and Women’s Youth League teams in 2019 are invited to a kick-around at Gibson Park on Tuesday, December 11.
The kick-around, which commences at 6.30pm, will be the only session before training begins in January.
Players from this year’s Thunderbirds W15s and W16s teams are encouraged to attend
Thirroul JFC recently announced the appointment of John Cropper as 2019 Thunderbirds Division 1 coach and will confirm other coaching staff once the club has a clearer indication of teams for next season.
It is anticipated that Football South Coast will next year have an Over 30s Women’s competition and two divisions of WYL, as well as open-aged competitions.
Congratulations to Thirroul’s Jenna Rose on her selection in the Australian First Nation’s ‘Mariya’ open age women’s team to play New Zealand Maori at the 2019 Trans-Tasman Football Series in Wollongong on January 19 and 20.
The 'Mariya' and Maori women's teams will headline the “Clash of Cultures” festival of football at 3pm Sunday at Crehan Park, Cringilla.
The teams will also play at 1pm Saturday at Albert Butler Memorial Park, Kemblawarra ahead of a clash between 'Mariya' men and Wollongong Wolves at 3pm, which will see former Socceroos team-mates Jade North (Mariya) and Luke Wilkshire (Wolves) pit wits against each as rival coaches. Illawarra Stingrays U14s also play on Saturday against Mariya U14s Girls at 11.30am.
Jenna, who plays for the Thunderbirds Division 1 team, was chosen for Mariya women after her performance for Illawarra Bungarras at the recent National Indigenous Football Championships in Nowra.
Jenna and Thunderbirds team-mate Sarah Hanlon helped Illawarra Bungarras to a third consecutive title after a 4-0 defeat of Yuin Black Cockatoos in the women’s final.
It was the third year Jenna and Sarah have represented Illawarra Bungarras at the tournament, which featured more than than 400 Indigenous players from 40 different teams competing for the crown as the top men’s and women’s Indigenous football teams in the country.
Jenna was one of five Bungarras players chosen in the Australian First Nation’s ‘Mariya’ women’s squad, along with Tenaya Davis, Shakiah Tungai, Robyn Moylan and Alyssa Togo.
Thirroul JFC is pleased to welcome Aaron Mott to the Thunder coaching staff as Youth Grade coach for the 2019 season.
Aaron, who had involvement with junior and senior teams at the club last season, will join an experienced coaching team headed by Thunder First Grade coach Garth Bowley.
The Thunder has qualified for the District League First Grade semi-finals in each of Garth’s four previous seasons in charge and this year the club had all three grades in the play-offs. Steve Dobbs will again assist Garth in 2019.
Reserve Grade will again be coached by Kevin Lewis, who has guided the team to three successive grand final wins and the League and Grand Champions double in 2018.
Rick Latini, Jo Belsito and Allen Bond will continue to provide great assistance to the Thunder coaches in their roles as team managers for the 2019 season.
All players interested in playing for the Thunder Youth Grade and open-aged teams next season are invited to a kick-around on Monday, November 19. Please meet at Gibson Park at 6pm.
Further pre-season kick-arounds will be held on November 26, December 3 and December 10.
Thirroul JFC would like to thank 2018 Youth Grade coach Aaron Kellaway for his efforts in ensuring a successful and rewarding season for the team, and wishes him well in his new role as Wollongong United First Grade assistant coach.
Thunder Reserve Grade coach Kevin Lewis accepted the 2018 District League Champions trophy on behalf of the team at the Men’s Premiership Gala Awards held last Friday night at Villa D’Oro Function Centre.
Striker Oscar Pruks was also awarded the Golden Boot for his 26 goals, the most by any player in the District League Reserve Grade competition. As Oscar was unable to attend, the award was accepted by Kevin on his behalf.
Thirroul junior Nick Ryan took out Referee of the Year after this season becoming the youngest referee to take charge of a Premier League First Grade Grand Final.
Full list of awards
Neville Arrowsmith Medal — Tim O’Brien (Bellambi)
Coach of the Year — Rod Williams (Coniston)
Golden Glove — Suguru Ieda (University)
Edmen Sharp Shooter — Dinko Terzic with 35 goals (Coniston)
Player of the year (Youth Grade) — Matthew Poposki (Coniston)
Edmen Sharp Shooter(Youth Grade) — Lachlan Cole with 22 goals (Bellambi)
Edmen Sharp Shooter (Reserve Grade) — Oscar Pruks with 26 goals (Thirroul)
Fair Play Award - Helensburgh
George Naylor Medal — Yusuke Ueda (Wollongong Olympic)
Coach of the Year — Matt Bailey (Bulli)
Golden Glove — Yuya Kuwata (Bulli)
Edmen Sharp Shooter — Yusuke Ueda with 31 goals (Wollongong Olympic)
Player of the Year (Under 23s) — Blake Hewson (Bulli)
Edmen Sharp Shooter (Under 23s) — Nicholas High with 22 goals (Cringila)
Player of the Year (Youth Grade) — Luca Gaudiosi (Bulli)
Edmen Sharp Shooter (Youth Grade) — Robert Liberante with 19 goals (Cringila)
Fair Play Award - Fernhill
Referee of the year — Nick Ryan
Ann Odong, founder and editor of The Women's Game website, photographed the FSC female grand finals for the launch of the FFA's bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. Get behind the bid and support The Women's Game.
Thirroul JFC would like to than Ann, the FFA and FSC for sharing her photo of the Thunderbirds WYL, W16s and W15s grand finals.
Click or tap on a photo to view a slide show.
Thunderbirds WYL League and Grand Champions
Thunderbirds W16.2 Grand Finalists
Thunderbirds W15.1 Grand Finalists
Thirroul JFC will hold it's Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 28th October 2018 at Thirroul Bowling, Recreation and Leagues Club. The AGM will commence at 10am.
Nominations are open for the following positions on the 2017 Club Management Committee:
Executive Member (2 required)
District Delegates (2 required)
One only Senior Men's Player Representative
One only Senior Women's Player Representative
One only Senior Men's Amateur Player Representative
Summer 7s Coordinator
Nominations must be made in accordance with the Club Rules, nominators and nominees must be full club members or life members.
Nominations should be for the positions as listed above.
Nominations should be made using the Club Committee Nomination Form (click here to get form) and should be returned to the Club Secretary by 5pm Friday, 26 October 2018
OR by mailing to:
Thirroul Junior Football Club
PO Box 302
Thirroul NSW 2515
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, 26 October 2018.