At East Ringwood Junior Football Club (ERJFC), we pride ourselves on creating a strong foundation for your child to launch their football journey. Right from when they first start, whether it be Auskick or Under 18s, players are encouraged to embrace our club ethos of teamwork, selflessness, respect towards others, inclusion, and equality.
We believe that for every player to get the most from their football, they need to be in a warm and welcoming environment where the youngsters in the Under 8’s are just as important as our Under 17 boys and Under 18 girls. Sure, their needs are different, dictated by different stages of their junior footy careers, but each child’s right to feel included and enjoy their footy is the same and is our number one priority. Well represented across all age groups and grades, we have teams to suit each girl and boy’s level of confidence and ability. From basic skills at Auskick, through to elite representative footy, it’s the ERJFC foundation that is solid throughout.
Our top-level coaches and team officials are well accredited and have access to great resources so they can guide girls and boys to realise their full potential. We have always recognised that our coaches are the hub of the big ERJFC wheel. Making sure we have the right people for the roles is vital, and ensuring they are fully supported throughout the season is of the highest importance. These amazing volunteers drive our culture which translates through to our kids, not only on the footy field, but as people.
Working tirelessly so we can provide this support is very much a team effort that would be simply impossible if not for our fantastic, cohesive committee. The ERJFC committee consists of amazing people that appreciate that for the club to grow and thrive, it is imperative to keep welcoming and embracing new volunteers with fresh energy and ideas. There’s nothing a player enjoys more than when their family members and/or guardians become involved.
It is also this big picture thinking, open mindedness and spirit of inclusion that attracts and maintains our vast array of loyal sponsors. This group of locally run businesses, as seen on our accompanying webpages, are extremely important to us. To ensure that they know how much we appreciate their support providing valuable resources to the players, ERJFC utilises and promotes as many of our sponsors goods and services as we can.
Our two home grounds, Ainslie Park and Glen Park provide great training and playing venues and have recently undergone state of the art scoreboard, resurfacing and fence upgrades. With the Ainslie Park pavilion redevelopment imminent, ERJFC will soon have facilities to match the amazing players and families it has always boasted as members.
East Ringwood Junior Football Club is all about community and support for one another. We welcome you to come down to start or continue your football journey while being embraced by one of the areas truly great sporting environments.
Christine Grey – President
East Ringwood Junior Football Club