Located in the North West of Sydney, the Pennant Hills Junior Football Club is a strong 46 year-old community football club providing budding AFL players with an opportunity to play sport. A number of juniors have gone on to represent the club at elite level including the Sydney Swans' Co-captains Jarrad McVeigh & Kieren Jack and St Kilda's Lenny Hayes.

 

Starting with a great Auskick program, we have teams in all age groups up to U17s.


 

 

What a Fabulous Fun Day we had on Sunday!!!
Thanks to everyone who attended and to the committee for
all their hard work organising the day.
Check out the photos on Facebook!


Online registrations are still open  to register!

Registration / Information Pack for 2014 

Auskick - Bring a Buddy Month! - see below:

 

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The Penno Demons are running a special competition to attract more u14 & u15 kids to play AFL this season. If you introduce an u14 or u15 player* who registers for the season with Penno, you receive a $50 voucher, they receive $100 off their rego AND both of you will go into the draw to win a brand new Playstation 4 - too easy!!  So get a mate and bring them along to the Family Fun Day.

 


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A reminder that we have our Family Fun Day, next Sunday 23rd March at Ern Holmes Oval from 11:30am. The family fun day has a long tradition at Penno Demons and is our “official” kick off to the new season.  It will be a fantastic day that allows all members to reacquaint themselves and share in some fun activities at the same time. Team jumper presentations will be made to each team, BBQ, pizza, fun games, beep tests for the boys (lets see how fit they really are), a jumping castle, AFL Big Kick inflatable, kick-to-kick, and a few interesting AFL mock-up games will be the order of the day.  Also guaranteed is a lot of discussion and information sharing between all.
 
When: Sunday 23rd March, starts 11:30am
 
Cost: $10 per family - includes all drinks, salads and all the Pizza you can eat
 
Where: Ern Holmes Oval, Britannia St, Pennant Hills 
 
Don't miss this day or the teams jumper presentation - its a popular day with the kids!

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Registration for Season 2014 is now OPEN and pre-season activities are booked and ready to go!  Below is a list of key dates and activities:
 
a) Registration Days
   Two sessions to choose from or online registration by clicking above 
    Session 1: 
       When: Sunday 9th February, 10am to 2pm
       Where: Ern Holmes Oval
    Session 2:
       When: Sunday 16th February, 10am to 2pm
       Where: Westfield North Rocks (near K-Mart ramp opposite Flight Centre)
 
  See the Information Pack available on the website for detailed instructions on the online registration process 
 
COME AND TRY AFL SESSIONS
BRING A BUDDY & IF THEY SIGNUP FOR THE SEASON BE REWARDED $50* (see conditions)*
   When: Sunday 23rd February, 10am to 2pm
   Where: Ern Holmes Oval
 
These sessions are for new players to find out more and to give AFL a go. No experience required. Current or experienced players can participate as well – even better if they bring a buddy! 
 
SWANS VISIT + PARENT ORIENTATION +
PRESEASON TRAINING BEGINS
BRING A BUDDY & IF THEY SIGNUP FOR THE SEASON BE REWARDED $50* (see conditions)*
   When: Tuesday 4th March, 5:00pm to 8:30pm
   Where: Ern Holmes Oval 
 
The Sydney Swans will visit on Tuesday 4th March to help us officially kick off our pre-season activities. The Swans and the PHJAFC coaching team will run a series of sessions on the night from 5:00pm across a few age groups. Focus will be on preseason fitness and ball handling. These sessions are also available to new players, so bring a friend and have them experience our club and culture. 
 
We are also running a parent orientation session at the same time as training to bring new parents (and anybody else!) up to speed on the game and how we play it at the Penno Demons.
 
Training for U9-U17 teams will officially commence at the beginning of March. Times and days will vary depending on coach and ground availability and will be advised at a later date.
 
FAMILY FUN DAY
BRING A BUDDY & IF THEY SIGNUP FOR THE SEASON BE REWARDED $50* (see conditions)* 
   When: Sunday 23rd March, Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm
   Where: Ern Holmes Oval 
 
The family fun day has a long tradition at the Penno Demons and is the “official” kick off to a new season.  This is a fantastic day that allows all members to reacquaint themselves and share in some fun activities at the same time.
 
BBQ, pizza, fun games, kick-to-kick, and a lot of discussion and information sharing are the order of the day. More information on this to come – put it in the diary now as you will not want to miss it!
 

“Bring a Buddy” conditions: Existing 2014 registered players will be rewarded with a $50 Westfield voucher if they introduce a new player to the club (must not have previously played for the Club) who subsequently registers to play for the complete 2014 season. 

 

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Eulogy - Bill Carey (delivered by Tom Woodrow at Bills funeral on Monday 20 January, 2014 at All Saints Anglican Church, Parramatta).

Good Morning Family and Friends of Bill,

My name Is Tom Woodrow and, along with a few others here today I got to know Bill though his long association with the Pennant Hills Junior Australian Football Club. Together we served with Bill on the club committee and we were lucky enough to count him as a friend.

Bill was a legend at our club. He co-founded the club over 40 years ago. He was still senior Vice President and a Life Member. Bill's long association with Australian Rules football in Sydney is detailed in the order of service, but his connection with the junior club was deep, and he was always concerned about the welfare of the club.

Never one afraid to voice his opinion, Bill challenged us to ensure the club always stood for the values it had when he founded it, that is, it catered to players of all abilities and the goal was to ensure that they all enjoyed their football. These values are stated in our recently revised club constitution and are just one part of Bill's extraordinary legacy at the club.

Right up until last year Bill was still taking on the role of ground manager every Sunday, in winter, straight after he had been to church. This was a job the rest of us feared to take, as at some point during the day it would inevitably mean having to deal with a highly strung coach or an overly enthusiastic parent. Bill handled these situations with complete calm and experience, employing just the right amount of diplomacy, or authority as required.

The news of Bill's passing left us all in shock and he will be deeply missed at the club. The 2014 season will not seem the same without his presence.

Letting everyone in the club know about Bill, I sent a note out which included this quote from Winston Churchill:

'We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give'

There is no doubt Bill gave his all to our club and enriched the lives of all of us who were involved with the club.

Bill, it was an honour to know you, and work with you in a role where you gave enjoyment to hundreds of kids and their parents over the years. With your strong Christian faith it is great to know you are in a better place and I can only hope to see you there one day, and with us all restored to youthful vigour one of the first things I would like to do is pull on the boots and play in your team in the game you love.

Tom Woodrow - 20 January, 2014


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