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AFL UPDATE ON COVID-19: 17 MARCH 2020

PUBLISHED 17 MARCH, 2020, 4.48PM AEDT

National Statement

A note to the AFL football community,

The health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and communities has been our number one priority.

We are determined to be part of the whole of community response to slow this COVID-19 virus down – and in doing so, help the broader community and our health systems to cope.

Following a series of meetings over the last number of days involving the AFL and all State and Territory CEOs, recommendations have been made in relation to Community football.

Consistent with the decision yesterday in relation to State League football and the national and state talent programs, all AFL and AFL State association managed or operated leagues along with the NAB AFL Auskick Centres programs currently operating or set to begin, will be postponed until 31st May 2020.

The AFL is also strongly recommending that independently governed junior and senior leagues and associations postpone the commencement and/or operation of their leagues/associations until the same date.

This decision and recommendation covers AFL community matches, AFL community training sessions and face to face AFL, WAFC and SANFL education courses.

Given the current climate of uncertainty and complexity, we felt it was best for our AFL community to take decisive action now.

The recommendation was collectively agreed upon based on the nature of shared public facilities across community football clubs and the health and safety of our volunteer network.

The AFL and AFL State and Territory Associations are committed to supporting community football during this time.

We are a game, but we are not the main game.

The main game is looking after the community and that is the clear priority for everyone at the moment. For football families like all families.

It is paramount that support and engagement in community football continues during these times. It is vital players, coaches, administrators, supporters, sponsors, volunteers and kids retain close links to their local clubs, Auskick Centres and wider league network.

The AFL will continue to meet with state and territory associations in relation to community football and will continually review this decision based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health departments and medical experts. We will communicate any updates and provide advice in a timely manner.

Football has had many challenges and despite the size of this one, football will find a way through.

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Suns 2020 – !!! 40 in 40 !!!

In 2019, we became the largest club in Townsville. We want that to grow and cement our position at the top. This will drive our tilt to be a major force in AFL in Townsville.

Our part of town is growing 27% faster then any other area so let’s get ’em in!

We want everyone in the Northern Beaches area to know we’re here and ready to shine in 2020.

Our members are our greatest asset and also our greatest recruiters so here’s the deal…

We want to recruit 40 new players to the club in 40 days starting NOW

Anyone who recruits new player into the club will get $50 off their fees !!!

The new player will get $100 off their fees!!!!

The person who recruits the most players into the club will be awarded SUNS Recruiter of the Year and will get an Award at a presentation mid year !!!!!

Talk to us at the club for terms and conditions and get on board for 2020 !!!

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Club receives QLD Govt Active Clubs Grant

The Queensland Government has provided $1,989 to the Northern Beaches Suns AFL Club for equipment to help deliver quality physical activity experiences to enable Queenslanders to participate in sport and recreation activities.


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Second Chance Sign-On’s

If you missed out, here’s your chance to sign-up with Townsville’s newest AFL Club.

Sign-on’s will be on this Saturday 8th at Woolworths North Shore from 9am.

Committee and coaches will be there to field any questions you may have.

See you there!!!


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Training Kick’s Off

Training has resumed for the Northern Beaches Suns for 2020. No matter what the weather, our facilities can cater for indoor training sessions should the outside grounds be affected by monsoonal rains. Visit our facebook page for more information on training and our website for contacts.



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Senior Sign-On’s

Senior Mens & Womens sign-on’s will be happening at the Bohle Barn this Saturday 18th January between 2pm & 4pm.

This is a great opportunity to meet the committee and coaches.

If you can’t make it….don’t worry!! You can still register online. Follow the links on the website.

You can also contact the club via facebook or email if you would like someone to contact you.

See you all there…

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Junior Sign-Ons

Junior sign-on’s will be happening at the clubhouse this Sunday 19th January between 11am and 1pm.

This is a great opportunity to meet the committee and coaches.

If you can’t make it….don’t worry!! You can still register online. Follow the links on the website.

You can also contact the club via facebook or email if you would like someone to contact you.

See you all there…

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2020 Suns Committee Announced

Following today’s AGM, all positions on the Suns Management Committee were declared vacant.

The following appointments were announced:-

Suns President – Geoff Toulson

Senior Vice President – Maurie Soars

Junior Vice President – Eric Jackson

Secretary – Denise Soars

Treasurer – Jess Senner

Congratulations to all newly appointed incumbents and to Eric who remains in his position as Junior VP.

We would also like to thank all outgoing incumbents for their tireless work and dedication to the growth and success of the NB Suns.

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Auskick Starts Soon

For all boys and girls aged between 5 & 12…

Auskick is the best fun kids can have being active! In weekly sessions kids will explore the world of AFL, building football skills and playing in a safe and super fun setting. Expect small groups, heaps of games and parent/guardian involvement.

Click here to go to the website.

Click here to register.

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