What’s Happening this Summer at Majura FC

Gear Return and Participation Awards We are having a Covid Safe gear return day at the Majura Clubhouse on Saturday 30 October and will be giving out trophies/medallions to teams when they return their gear. To limit numbers, just the team coach and/or manager will be asked to return the training kit with bibs washed and the complete set of playing shirts also washed. They can then collect their teams awards and organise their own small function to hand out awards. Please note there is a timetable for the hand back as Covid restrictions mean we have limits on numbers of people that can attend at any one time. Please make every effort to attend at your allotted time with all your gear in complete sets and clean. Times for age groups are: 9.00 - 9.30am: Pee Wee (U5/6) Trophy Collection 9.30 - 10.30am: U6/7 teams 10.30 - 11.30am: U8 - U11 teams 11.30am - 12.30pm: U12 - Seniors If you are unable to make your time slot or unable to attend that day then please contact the Club Administrator, info (at) majurafc.org.au. Summer Programs Majura Skills Academy Term 4 2021 The MSA is starting up again at Dickson Fields on Friday 29 October and running

What’s Happening at Majura FC

Majura Technical Director, Philippe Bernabo-Madrid Welcome to our new Technical Director. We are excited to have Philippe on board and to work with him to continue advancing our football program. Philippe has extensive coaching experience and will be assessed for his B License once we get back to playing football. Philippe is working with the committee on initiatives including our summer program and a virtual academy to see us through the remainder of lockdown. Please keep your eyes out for more information about these programs.   100 Years of Women’s Football Today, Friday 24 September we celebrate 100 years of women's football in Australia. The first official womens game was held at the Gabba in Brisbane in 1921 when North Brisbane played South Brisbane. Majura FC acknowledges and pays tribute to the women in football who for 100 years have shaped the beautiful game. A special shout out to all the Majura FC girls and women players, referees, coaches, managers, and volunteers - thank you for your contributions       Majura Coach of the Year 2021 Congratulations to the following coaches who were nominated for the Coach of the Year. Chris Cairns U9 Open Dolphins Neil Sharwood U9 Open Urchins Pete Balint and Pierre Portal U9 Open Seals Jono

Season 2021 Declared Done

Dear Majura Family and Friends, I hope this message finds you safe and well. Capital Football have made the decision to end all 2021 winter competitions. While no one in the football community wanted the season to end this way, given the extended lockdown and the ACT sportsground availability, this was the most practical decision by Capital Football. I certainly missed being on the grounds for the last day of the season. Handing out trophies and sharing stories about the season while enjoying one last curry. Unfortunately this will have to wait for another year. In moving forward, your committee will discuss the logistics for kit and uniform returns, trophy collection and the like. Of course this will be pending ACT restrictions. There is a l lot to sort out so please look for future messages from the club. While we digest the news about 2021 I will give you something to look forward to. Your committee is busy planning the summer football program and the 2022 season. We will launch our summer football program with a selection of options including social soccer and our performance academy. We will apply for the 2022 Capital Premier League Boys competition and anticipate holding trials in

Suspension of All Football Activity

With the ACT Government's announcement of an extended lockdown, Capital Football has confirmed that all football and futsal activities will be suspended from 5pm, Thursday August 12 to 5pm, Thursday September 2. This includes all training sessions, games, face-to-face meetings and events. Let's stay home and hope that football can return next weekend. On behalf of the Majura FC committee and club, the President of  Majura FC hopes you are all safe and well. For those of you that are in isolation please take care and we look forward to seeing you once this is all over. We have all seen Sydney and Melbourne go through lockdowns, now it is our turn. We encourage everyone to follow the ACT Health advice and take the necessary precautions. Majura FC teams were training at Dickson fields in the days prior to the lockdown. The committee knows which teams were training, the fields they were training on and their training times. In the event that there is a COVID-19 link to training we will work with ACT Health to ensure the affected families are notified. ACT Health will make the decision whether to list Dickson fields as an exposure site and we will follow

Majura FC is Looking for a Technical Director

Majura FC Technical Director - Position Description PURPOSE To plan and manage football programs and drive the technical development of players and coaches at Majura FC. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Support the Majura FC committee to achieve it’s 5-year strategic football plan. Promoting and abiding by the club’s philosophy and vision statement. Continue to develop a technical plan which allows a tiered approach to development and caters for players aspirations from social football through to NPL and representative level. Ensure all player development plans are in line with the FFA National Curriculum. Continue to develop and monitor coach training and style of play during games. Continue to develop a communications strategy that enables reporting, information sharing and feedback for coaches, players, parents, and committee members. Maintain and improve accreditation required for the position as per FFA requirements. EXPECTED OUTCOMES Ensure there is a guiding philosophy and vision statement which cater for all age groups and skill levels at Majura FC. Develop a technical plan which enables player and coach development at all levels consistent with the FFA curriculum. Promote a style of play that coaches and players implement. Inform club membership on the importance of technical and tactical skills in football. Drive the ongoing development of players

All Games at Dickson Fields and Watson Oval are Cancelled

ACT Sportsgrounds have closed all turf/grass fields this weekend due to the weather and water logging. That means all games at Dickson and Watson are cancelled and will be recorded as washouts. The following fields have also been closed: Burgmann Anglican School Canberra Girls Grammar Marist College McKellar Park Melrose Grass Radford College University of Canberra Walker Park, Yass We expect there will be more field closures so for updates check out Capital Football's Inclement Weather page

Games Cancelled this Weekend due to Ground Closures

All ACT grass fields have been closed until Monday (25-28 June 2021) so all Miniroos, Junior League and Senior League games are cancelled and will be recorded as a washout. Premier League games are being rescheduled to synthetic fields and NPL teams have been notified. The following fields are closed across the ACT and NSW: AIS Grass (Until 2 July) All ACT Sportsgrounds Turf Venues Burgmann Anglican School Valley Way Campus Canberra Girls Grammar School Ovals Junior and Senior David Madew Ovals Duncan Ovals Letchworth Park Marist College Ovals Melrose Grass Radford College Ovals Riverside Stadium Walker Park Warren Little Oval Wright Park For more information and updates go to Capital Football's Inclement Weather page

McDonald’s Kanga Cup – Back in action

The McDonald’s Kanga Cup is back for 2021 and we will be celebrating its 30th birthday! We would love our Canberra teams to be apart of the 30th birthday celebrations! This includes all our MiniRoos, ActewAGL Junior League and NPL Youth, and NPL Women’s Youth teams. If you have any teams that are wanting to participate, they need to get their registrations in by Friday 21 May. If teams have any questions about the 2021 McDonald’s Kanga Cup, please direct them to email info@kangacup.com and our team will be able to help them

2021 Draws and Fixtures are Live Now

The Uniform Shop is open on: Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 5-7PM Wednesday, 21 April 2021,  5-7PM Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5-7PM Every Saturday during the season from 8.30AM – end of day The 2021 season for all our Miniroos and Junior players starts this Saturday and we can't wait! You can find your draw if you are playing at Dickson in the U6/7, U8, U8/9 or U9 age groups here and click on 'Link' under the Draw column. U9 and Under Draws MFC U6-7 Girls Draw 2021 MFC U8-9 Girls Draw 2021 MFC U9 Open Draw 2021 MFC U6-7 Open Draw 2021 MFC U8 Open Draw 2021 If you are playing in U10 - U18 competitions then your draw for the first four weeks of grading games can be found on Game Day (used to be SportsTG) here. Draws for the remaining 14 rounds of the season will be updated after grading games are

Majura FC AGM and Volunteers

Hello Majura Football Family The club held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sunday 28 March 2021. Thank you to everyone who attended and to those people who put their hand up to volunteer. There are some new faces on the committee this year which is what we want as a way of bringing in new ideas and perspectives. Thank you to Andrew Richards who is our new secretary/public officer and Jill Striker is our new uniform manager. I look forward to working with you over the 2021 season. One of the biggest changes to the club is that after several years of running our canteen, Rhonda Parkin is moving to a new role. She is taking on the challenging role as our promotions coordinator. No doubt she will be a force in promoting our club and organising our events. I want to extend my thank you to Rhonda on behalf of the Majura FC community for her countless hours of work to ensure that we have the best canteen in Canberra. We will miss you behind the counter but look forward to seeing your successes as our promotions coordinator. As we were unable to fill the role of canteen manager we are