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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.

Jenna Rose chosen in Australian First Nation's team

Brad Walter

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 in January.

Jenna, who plays for the Thunderbirds Division 1 team, was chosen 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.

 Australian First Nation’s ‘Mariya’ womens and mens teams to play New Zealand Maori

Australian First Nation’s ‘Mariya’ womens and mens teams to play New Zealand Maori

 Jenna Rose (back, 4th from left) and Sarah Hanlon (back, 5th from left) with the victorious Illawarra Bungarras team.

Jenna Rose (back, 4th from left) and Sarah Hanlon (back, 5th from left) with the victorious Illawarra Bungarras team.

Thunder coaching staff and kick-around dates announced

Brad Walter

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.

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Thunder, Pruks win District League awards

Brad Walter

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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.

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Full list of awards

District League

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

Premier League

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)

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Player of the Year (Youth Grade) — Luca Gaudiosi (Bulli)

Edmen Sharp Shooter (Youth Grade) — Robert Liberante with 19 goals (Cringila)

Fair Play Award - Fernhill

Referees

Referee of the year — Nick Ryan

 Photos: Pedro Garcia (FSC Photographer)

Photos: Pedro Garcia (FSC Photographer)

Grand Final Photo Galleries

Brad Walter

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 2018 AGM

Brad Walter

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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:

President

Secretary

Treasurer

Vice-President

Sponsorship Co-ordinator

Media Officer

Executive Member (2 required)

Registrar

District Delegates (2 required)

Canteen Co-ordinator

One only Senior Men's Player Representative

One only Senior Women's Player Representative

One only Senior Men's Amateur Player Representative

Club Coach

Referee's Coordinator

Maintenance Coordinator

Gear Coordinator

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

Email: secretary@thirroulfootball.com.au

OR by mailing to:

Thirroul Junior Football Club
PO Box 302
Thirroul NSW 2515

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, 26 October 2018.



Thunderbirds claim first Women's Grand Final win

Brad Walter

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The Thunderbirds WYL team created history when they became the club’s first senior women’s side to both win a Grand Final and achieve the League and Grand Championships double.

The Thunderbirds beat Warilla 1-0 in the Grand Final at Myimbarr Field to cap off a season in which the team finished top of the inaugural Women’s Youth League competition after losing just one match.

The team will now represent Football South Coast in the FNSW W21s Champion of Champions, with pool matches against St George on October 7 and Nepean on October 14.

Thirroul JFC had three other teams in Grand Finals at Myimbarr on the weekend of September 7-9.

The Thunderbirds W16.2 team lost 2-1 to Bulli and the W15s Thunderbirds went down 3-0 to Shellharbour, while the Thunder U16.2 side were beaten 2-1 by Kiama.

A big thanks to the FSC photographers who took the photos in the gallery below:

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Three in a row for Thunder In Reserve Grade Grand Final

Brad Walter

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Photo: Jess Hampton

Thirroul faced off against Oak Flats in the WCG Cranes District League Reserve Grade grand final at Win Stadium. Thirroul looked to capture their fourth title in five years, which would also be their third grand final win in a row. For Oak Flats, they made the grand final from the 5th position, downing Coniston, Bellambi and Warilla on their way to the grand final. With both teams in stellar form, the game was shaping up to be a very tight contest.

The match began with both teams being nervous, coughing up possession without building up any pressure. Thirroul had an early penalty shout, but it was waved away confidently by the referee. Thirroul continued gaining momentum, Scott Woods had the first shot on target but couldn’t test Chris Jarman. It was Jordan Cox who almost put the Thunder ahead when he created space for himself with a fantastic touch and hit the ball sweetly but Jarman was up to the task, producing a wonderful save.

Cox once again had a golden chance, but this time he was denied by the woodwork after his header rocketed off the crossbar. Down the other end, Oak Flats failed to find the target, with Nathan Wilson smashing the ball well over the bar and letting Thirroul off the hook.

Thirroul finally broke the deadlock after Simon Ward was taken down inside the area in the 38th minute. With no arguments from the Oak Flats defence, Oscar Pruks stepped up to the spot. He buried the penalty with confidence and gave Thirroul a deserved lead. 

FOR FULL MATCH REPORT CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE FOR POST MATCH INTERVIEW WITH THUNDER COACH KEVIN LEWIS

Saturday 22 September 2018 @ Win Stadium 

Full time: Thirroul FC – 1 (O.Pruks); Oak Flats Falcons – 0

Thirroul FC: C. Wearing, A. Maddock, M.Jones, J. Townson, A.Ward, S.Woods, J. De Lyall, R. Gyngell, O. Pruks, J. Cox, S. Ward. Replacements:  J.Tobin, N. Orvad, C.Pickthall, A.Dark, J. Simms

Oak Flats Falcons: C. Jarman, M.Grasa, R.Graham, J.Tilden, M. Thornton, L. Condello, J.Beregshay, G.Boskovic, M.Wilson. Replacements: R. Franks, B.Crandell, C.Fernandez, J. Sovrano, A.Sloss.

Referee - Caleb Blanch; Assistant Referees - Emajen Crawley and Tristan James; Fourth Official - Mick Agim

Report by Liam Emerton, on Twitter @liamemerton

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

Brad Walter

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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

Brad Walter

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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

Brad Walter

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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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