Great news everyone, Auskick is finally here!
With the Covid-19 situation easing we can now confirm Auskick will be starting at GGFC Sat morning 1st August at 9am for an 8 week program.
Registrations are open for players aged 5 to 10. Click on this link to register:
GGFC will be offering players the opportunity to play in inter-club carnivals (wearing the mighty Kookaburra guernsey!) against other clubs.
Register your interest now and start your footy journey at GGFC 💛💙💚
* Note that SANFL has made it mandatory for any players wanting to play Under 7 in 2021 to have done the Auskick program first *
Auskick is recognised by the AFL as the pathway for kids to get into local club footy and after hosting a very successful season in 2019 we are inviting all of the up and coming superstars in the local community to dust off the boots and get involved once again.
Cost is $125 in total ($100 payable via the online registration with the $25 balance payed directly to the club upon commencement of the program).
** The Government of South Australia provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount for registration fees. **
** This Sports Voucher can be utilised while registering online, resulting for many in an out of pocket expense of only $25 **
Please see the links below for more information.
Sports Voucher Information: https://www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au/
GGFC Auskick Registration: https://play.afl/auskick/2020-registration
2 July 2020
With further easing of the restrictions, there have been some changes to the protocols as per below.
• No restrictions in place on the sale and consumption of food and beverages, including alcohol
• The maximum number of people in the main clubhouse area has now increased to 96, which allows for plenty of room to come inside and use the canteen and bar – there is also no longer a requirement to sit down to enjoy a drink, either inside the clubrooms or outside watching a match
• Meals recommenced tonight, and will continue throughout the season on Thursdays and Saturdays from 6pm
• The bar and canteen will be opened every training night (inside and on the verandah), and game day (all areas), and alcohol is available from 12pm
• Remember that BYO is not permitted at any time in any area of the complex, as well as no glass bottles beyond the verandah, as this is in breach of our Liquor Licence. Alcohol can only be consumed around the ovals when a match is in progress (not on training nights) under our Liquor Licence
Player and Support Staff Info
• Changerooms are still open for essential personnel only, and density limits do not apply. Players are encouraged to arrive ready and dressed to play. Showers can now be used, although users are responsible for cleaning following use. No loitering in the changerooms post-match.
• Access to the medical rooms for strapping, massage etc. is permitted. Maximum number of people in the Medical Room is four + trainers.
• No sharing of towels, water bottles or food, including lollies or fruit.
• Coaches, essential support staff and interchange players are the only ones permitted in the Coaches box. Additional plastic chairs will be provided to maintain 1.5m distancing and density requirements.
• Each player must bring an individual drink bottle which is clearly labelled. Water runners are permitted but with strict protocols (hygiene, no communal water bottles etc.).
• SANFL Juniors will now allow spectators on the oval to watch Under 7 to Under 10 matches.
Every attendee has a personal responsibility to abide by COVID Safe practices, including abiding by density requirements of 1 person per 2 sqm, maintaining 1.5m apart at all times, using appropriate hygiene measures and not attending matches or training if you are unwell.
• If the club has concerns over behaviour you will be kindly reminded of your responsibilities in keeping others safe
• If continued non-compliance, you will be asked to leave the venue
• If further issue, we will contact SAPOL
Golden Grove Football Club
Ph: 0439 434 034
Good Sports clubs from across the country were today honoured at Parliament House for their commitment to building healthy and inclusive environments, where members look out for one another around alcohol and tobacco management, safe transport, healthy eating, mental health and positive spectator behavior.
Golden Grove Football Club was named South Australian Club of the Year for inspiring positive change and building a healthy, family-friendly club. It receives $500 for its achievements.
President Kate Grandey credits the Good Sports program for helping the club be the welcoming place it is today.
“We are a family club but also a club that is family. This is summed up by our catchphrases ‘Kookabrothers and Kookasistas’. Our club focus is to continue to develop a positive, healthy and inclusive club culture and Good Sports provides invaluable support in these areas,” said Ms Grandey.
Golden Grove Football Club has reached the highest level of the Good Sports program, implementing policies around alcohol management, tobacco and safe transport. It is also committed to providing a positive and supportive environment for their youngest players through the Good Sports Junior program.
Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, represented the Australian Government at the Awards. He praised the winners and finalists, calling them community champions.
“All of the Good Sports Awards finalists should feel incredibly proud of their efforts in building strong, inclusive and healthy environments,” Minister Colbeck remarked.
“Sporting clubs are the beating heart of many communities and clubs that demonstrate healthy behaviours are role models for local families and the whole community,” Minister Colbeck added.
In South Australia, Good Sports is funded by the Australian Government and the South Australian Government. Managed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Good Sports is Australia’s largest and longest-running health initiative in community sport.
“The Good Sports team is proudly working with almost 10,000 community sporting clubs across Australia and more than 1,000 in South Australia,” said Alcohol and Drug Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Dr Erin Lalor AM.
“The free program encourages systemic changes in club culture to promote long-term positive health outcomes,” Dr Lalor explained.
Good Sports is proven to reduce risking drinking at participating clubs by 37% and has seen a reduction of alcohol-related accidents among Good Sports club members and supporters by 42%.
You can find the full list of this year’s Good Sports Awards winners and finalists on the Good Sports website: https://goodsports.com.au/awards/