Presentation Day 2018 – This Sunday

Hawks Presentation Day is on Sunday 23rd September at Charles McLaughlin.

10.30am and 12.45pm

The Junior presentation for our Auskickers, our teams from U9s through to U11s, plus U12YG

1.00pm and 2.00pm

AGM

2.00pm and 3.30pm

Youth presentation for all teams from U12s through to U18YGs

BBQ and rides will also be available.

Save $25 on Early Bird Registration on Presentation Day

Bring your credit card and get sorted for next season. Early Bird discount ends September 30

2018 Wrap

What did our season look like?
This year we had 20 teams, including the 2 joint venture teams with Kellyville. We had a record total of 314 players registered to junior footy and 75 Auskickers.
Under 9’s
X3
Under 10’s
X2
Under 11’s
X3
Under 12’s
X1
YG12’s
X2
Under 13’s
X2
Under 14’s
X1
Under 15’s
X2 JV
YG15’s
X1
Under 16/17’s
X2
YG18
X1
Of these 20 teams, 15 were eligible for finals. Baulko saw 8 teams enter the semi-finals on Sunday 12th August. 5 teams won their games and went straight through to the Grand Final. The remaining 3 played Prelimiary finals on Sunday 19th August, which they all won and now progress to the Grand Final this Sunday 26th August at Hawkesbury. The teams and their scheduled times are below:
Grand Final Information
U11 – Div 1 Tarrant
Baulkham Hills vs Campbelltown Swans
9:00am
U13 Div 1 – Hayman
Camden Blues vs Baulkham Hills
9:00am
U12 Div 2 – Fraser
Baulkham Hills v Penrith Giants
10:30am
YG12 – Glover
Greystanes Goannas v Baulkham Hills
10:30am
U14 – Abercrombie
Baulkham Hills v St Clair Crows
12:00pm
YG15 – Mack
Kellyville v Baulkham Hills
12:00pm
U17 – Garroway
Baulkham Hills v Camden Blues
3:00pm
YG18 – Giltinan
Baulkham Hills v Camden Blues
3:00pm
It would be fantastic to see as many Baulko families at Hawkesbury (Bensons Lane) cheering on these teams. We will be selling yellow supporter t-shirts at the clubhouse every night this week. Let’s flood Bensons Lane with a sea of yellow and “Go Baulko”!
Back to Baulko
Traditionally, teams will go back to the clubhouse after the grand final, regardless of the outcome, to celebrate the season that was. We encourage all Baulko families to join us back at the clubhouse Sunday from 6:00pm to celebrate these teams achievements this year and our season overall. The club will throw some sausages on the BBQ, feel free to bring down other meat to cook on BBQ and your own salads and nibblies. BYO all drinks.
Other achievements this week
On Monday, 10 Baulko players were invited to attend the Western Sydney Presentation evening; 3 for B & F, 6 for the All Stars Team.
Throughout the year, umpires give votes to 3 players from each game (U13 up). These are tallied up and at the end of the year, the top 5 players for each age group are invited along to this evening. This in itself is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to Genevieve, Claire and Jack, and a big congratulations to Genevieve and Jack who took out first place in their respective age groups.
Genevieve Lee
U18YG B&F nominee
Claire Cuskelly
U18YG B&F nominee
Jack Monger
U17 B&F nominee
Over the long weekend, Baulko had quite a few players take part in the Development and Rep carnival. After each game, points are given to players and these are then used to form the “All Stars Team”. Baulko had 7 players nominated, congratulations to all those listed below!
Finn Watkins
All Star Team
Jeremy Boatfield
All Star Team
Marshall Poynter
All Star Team
Amelia Bennett
All Star Team
Doireann Hogan
All Star Team
Martha Macnab
All Star Team
Zenae Powell
All Star Team
But that is not where the excitement ended! We were very excited & surprised when we heard that our Baulkham Hills Hawks was announced Western Sydney Juniors Club of the Year. And as if that was not enough, we were also announced as Sydney Juniors Club of the Year! The criteria for this award, goes beyond our on field performance. Clubs are assessed on categories such as umpire participation, growth & retention, coaching accreditation & overall admin amongst other things. This award is the result of hard work and enthusiasm of not just our committee, but all of you. A huge thank you to all of our coaches & managers, runners, water carriers etc and our parents & players. Without everyone’s combined efforts this would not be possible. We will make a special call out to the committee for their continued support and dedication throughout the year, the quiet achievers plugging away behind the scenes to help get our kids on the footy field.
Season 2018 wrap up and Towards 2019
Presentation Day is to be held on Sunday 23rd September. More information will follow, so ensure you save the date. There will be sausages on the BBQ and rides, but feel free to pack a picnic and make a day of it. Traditionally the younger age groups are in the first session, and the older teams in the second.
During the break we will hold our AGM. We encourage everyone to attend the meeting, as this is a great opportunity to hear how the club has gone this year and what we are hoping to work towards in 2019. All positions are declared vacant and then opened for nominations. We would love to see some new faces join the committee, whether it be in a specific role or as a general committee member. Over the next week or so, we will be sending out more information re the roles and what they entail.
We look forward to seeing many of you out at the Grand Final on Sunday!
Go Baulko
Mel & Kirsten

 

Get a Baulko Bag

If you missed out on getting a shiny new 2018 Baulkham Hills Bag with your registration, all is not lost. You can now order your own sports bag, complete with custom embroidery, through the Baulko shop.

2018 Baulko Sports Bag

 

Meet our 2018 Coaching Staff

Stuart Lackas – Coaching Co-ordinator & U13s

Introducing our Coaching Co-ordinator and newly appointed coach of one of our U13 teams – Stuart Lackas.

A member of the club for the last 7 years, Stuart will be a familiar face to many, having coached his sons team for the last few years as well as being a member of the Executive Committee in 2015 – 2017. Not to mention the countless hours he spends at the ground with his family (Wiebke, Ben, Josh and Jacob).

This year he is focusing on supporting our many coaches in his new role of Coaching Co-ordinator, offering the benefit of his coaching experience and his years on the committee.

He is also looking forward to developing his team and having a great year of footy.

Congratulations Stuart.

 

U14 coach – Adam Wilson.

A member of the club for almost 10 years, Adam is returning to the coaching ranks this year, after previously coaching his sons from Auskick through to U11’s.

Even when not officially coaching, he has always played an active role in his kids footy. He loves seeing the ”kids develop a passion for AFL along with an appreciation of what the Baulkham Hills Football club have done for them”.

Off the field Adam has been an integral part of the Baulko community. He was a member of our very first ‘Baulko Exec’, when we stepped away from a sole president as well as being a long standing sponsor of the club. Adam is always one of the first to put his hand up when help is needed, like the Come & Try nights.

Congratulations Adam.

 

 

 

AFL 9s at Charlie

An AFL 9s Competition is kicking off on Monday evenings at Charles McLaughlin Reserve, the home of the Mighty Hawks!  A great way to start the year and get in shape for the AFL season.

There will be 3 competitions offered to suit all participants:

Junior AFL 9s (5.45pm – 6.35pm)

Mixed Social AFL 9s (6.45pm – 7.35pm)

Mixed Competitive AFL 9s (7.45pm – 8.35pm)

We can accommodate everyone with both team and individual registrations welcome. Registrations commences Monday 22nd January, with first two weeks dedicated to Come & Try. The competition will commence Monday 5th February for 10 weeks.

HOW TO REGISTER

Visit the McDonalds AFL 9s website (http://afl9s.com.au/venues/details/?associd=23385&assocpc=2153).  Cost is $700 per team, or $70 per player.

 

2018 Training and Come & Try AFL Nights

Welcome to the 2018 Preseason

On Wednesday 24 January, and for the following four consecutive Wednesdays, Baulko Hawks will be conducting Come and Try AFL nights.

These will also be the first training sessions for our 2018 registered players. If you are still yet to register, registrations will be open so you can register on the night.

Sessions will be held at Charles McLaughlin Reserve and there may even be a sausage sizzle to satisfy your hunger (dependent upon volunteers). If you can’t make these days, don’t worry there will be more dates coming up.

 

Come & Try

Any new players that would like to see what its like to play AFL/Auskick in a family focused club should come down. We will have a kick around and answer any questions. Come and experience the friendly club culture and most importantly have fun. If anyone knows anyone who is interested forward this email to them. The more the merrier.

We are intending to host in 2018:

1 x U8, 3 x U9, 2 x U10, 2 x U11, 1 x U12, 2 x U13, 1 x U14, U15JV, 2 x U17

Female teams 2 x Junior Girls, 2 x Youth Girls and 2 x Senior Girls (for all ages 9 – 18 years)

But for these teams to go ahead, we still need lots more registrations, the only age group close to capacity at this stage is U10.

Registration

The club will be taking new registrations and renewals. Cash and Credit card facilities are available, and you can also nominate to use your active kids rebate also. But please register ASAP.

Training

All players intending on playing in 2018 should turn up (unless your enjoying yourself on holidays). We will split the players up into groups and run training appropriately.

Coaches

We will be requiring the assistance of all our 2017 coaches on these Wednesday nights, you should have now received an email from our 2018 Coach’s co-ordinator Stuart Lackas. If you require any further details in regards to what is required from you on the night as a Coach, please do not hesitate to contact Stuart directly. We are looking forward to seeing you all back at Charlie tomorrow night at 6.30pm, so dust off those footy boots, and get ready for some action.

Baulko 2017 Christmas Party

Hello Baulko families!

After the success of last year, the Baulko Christmas Party is back!

Come down to Baulko Wednesday 29th November and take part in the fun activities of the night.

It’s a great opportunity to have a kick with mates and bring down some new people that you think would like to give AFL a try. 

We will have the biggest AFL match on the field you have ever seen, the AFL and their inflatables, music and a BBQ. And we might even score a visit from Santa!

Come down to Charlie from 6pm – 8pm.

If you haven’t already registered we will be taking registrations on the night. Anyone that registers on the night will get a free Baulko Sports Bag – without the personalisation that our early bird regos got on Presentation Day.

Any questions, please contact us by email baulkoexec@baulko.org.au or by phone 0432 689 958.

We hope to see you there!

 

Did you get a weird email about a Baulko order?

If you recently got an email saying

Your Baulkham Hills Hawks AFL Club order from [date] is complete

Don’t worry. It’s not a scam. I was just just tidying up the order system from last season and didn’t realise it would send out emails.

Cheers,

Tom