School Football is a terrific way for students to learn the basic skills and rules of Football. Teams are divided into years 2&3, 4&5, 6&7. We play in the Glenelg / South Football Club Zone and the Glenelg FC organises and runs the competition.
Rules are modified from team to team to cater for the skill level and safety level of the years groups.
Training is held after School, matches are held every Saturday morning on a “home and away” basis with local schools in the Glenelg Football Club region.
School footy is played throughout terms two and three.
Older grades will be offered a chance for one or two mini-league games at half time of a Glenelg game and possibly an AFL match some years.
The Football jumper is supplied by the school; students will need to supply their own shorts (school shorts are fine) and football boots.
We are always welcoming parents to help as volunteers in all sports, from coaching, administration, setting up, packing up, scoring and down to general crowd control. Please feel free to nominate yourself if you’re interested, the more volunteers we have the easier it is for all parents and the more enjoyable it is for the children.
The school will generally assist with higher level coaching certificate courses if appropriate.
For more information please contact he School football coordinator Kelli Hower 0438747574.
Registration forms for football are available from the school office or on the online process.
Woodend Primary School offers the chance to play basketball in a mixed competition catering for students in years 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7.
The games are played at the Morphett Vale Basketball Stadium which is an undercover venue. Years 2/3 and 4/5 play on Tuesday night and 6/7 on a Monday night.
Times for these matches are either 3.50pm, 4.35pm or 5.20pm.
It is $5 per player per game and spectators are free.
Players wear navy blue shorts and a basketball top which will be supplied and then returned when the player ceases to play or at the end of the year.
Teams are able to play all year round with a break during the school holidays. It is a great way to make new friends and keep fit and learn some new skills. Even if you have never played before come and give it a try. Our coaches are able to teach you the rules of the game and at training you will be able to better your skills.
Training days are at the coach’s discretion and usually happen after school on the basketball court in front of Room 1.
Training will go for approx. 45-60minutes. If the weather is forecast at 32˚ in the morning training will be cancelled. You will be required to wear a hat and have a drink bottle for training.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Basketball Coordinator Simone Saunders if you need any further information about basketball on 0448787023
Registration forms for Basketball are available in the school office.
School Cricket is a great opportunity for our students to learn the skills of the game and have great fun with their friends representing Woodend. School Cricket caters for ALL levels, from beginners in Milo and Kanga Cricket to the more experienced players in Years 4/5/6/7.
Our JP students participate within the Milo and Kanga cricket programs run at the Reynella Cricket Club. Our students from year 4-7 play in the Glenelg Cricket Club Zone, the South Australian Cricket Association organises and runs the competition.
Rules are modified to keep the game flowing, and to keep everyone involved, regardless of skill level.
Kanga Cricket is designed for years 2 & 3, and is a one and a half hour game Saturday morning against a neighbourhood school, always played at Reynella Cricket Club. No equipment is required, and the players are required to wear school uniform and a hat.
Older Children are able to play either Thursday night or Saturday mornings, (for approx. 2-3 hours, depending on age) and are placed into teams based on age and experience. These matches are played on a home and away basis with nearby schools.
With the older grades, the parents will need to purchase Cricket Whites (clothes) and a protector for their child for hygienic reasons. Parents may purchase their child their own cricket equipment if they wish, but the school does have a supply of bats, helmets, pads and protectors all of which must be worn. The balls are modified when compared to “adult” cricket balls.
Cricket is played in terms 1 & 4, and for year 4-7 students they will train once a week, after school – depending on parent assistance.
For further information please feel free to contact the School Cricket Coordinator Amy Gill 0411284598
Registration forms for cricket are available from the school office.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Games are played on Tuesdays after school at SUNA, Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Morphett Vale. The school netball season starts in week 2 for both terms 2 and 3 and runs to the end of each school term. There are NO games played during school holidays.
Years 2, 3, 4 play at 3.45pm Years 5, 6, 7 play at 4.45pm
WHAT YEAR LEVEL:
Both Girls and Boys can join a team and start playing netball from Year 2 to Year 7.
Netball teams are defined by the year levels, which sometimes can change, dependent on the number of registration forms that been have received. Generally, the rule of thumb for teams is:
Year 2 E Grade Net, Set, Go (Modified Netball Rules)
Year 3 E Grade Net, Set, Go (Modified Netball Rules)
Year 4 D Grade Netball Rules (Official Netball Rules)
Year 5 C Grade Netball Rules (Official Netball Rules)
Year 6 B Grade Netball Rules (Official Netball Rules)
Year 7 A Grade Netball Rules (Official Netball Rules)
Please note that there are NO FINALS in the School Competition as the purpose is to promote team participation, sportsmanship and to have fun.
UNIFORM AND JEWELERY:
The school supplies a netball shirt as part of the netball uniform and is to be returned washed, in a named bag at the end of the season. Students also need to wear a navy blue sports skirt, skorts, shorts or track pants and appropriate footwear to complete the uniform for games.
All jewellery is to be removed before each game for safety reasons to the player.
Studs are not permitted and cannot be taped over.
COACHES AND TRAINING:
Each team requires either a Coach or Coach/Assistant Coach (Volunteer/s).
The Co-ordinator and Coaches will set down training days and times at the beginning of the season. If your child cannot attend training for any reason, please advise the Coach.
Training is held here at school on the netball court, usually straight after school.
Netball fees are $50.00 for terms 2 and 3.
The school does not supply umpires for the game. We like to encourage our year 6/7 students for
this. They are paid a small fee per game by SUNA, which will be received at the end of each term.
WEATHER AND FORFEITS:
SUNA will advise the School or Co-ordinator if games are cancelled due to bad weather or if an opposing School has forfeited the upcoming game.
A notification will be sent via TEAMAPP, Netball facebook page and text to the Coaches.
Netball SA will provide us with a free Netball Umpiring Clinic for some year levels interested at School.
Details of the clinic will be sent out closer to the date.
Trophy presentations will be held in week 2 of term 4 in the OSHC Hall to celebrate the end of the netball season. Details of the event will be sent out closer to the date.
CONTACTS FOR NETBALL:
Co-ordinator Leisa Bailey 0417 095 029
We are actively involved in SAPSASA through involvement in Sporting competitions – intra and inter school, metropolitan and country exchanges, state, Sporting Knockout Competitions and Sporting/Billet exchanges.
Contact: Matthew Hehner, through the school front office
Soccer at Woodend is played in terms 2 & 3. We run the sport with an emphasis on participation and fair play in line with the “keys to success”.
Woodend compete under and are governed by the policies of Southern Districts Junior Soccer Association (SDJSA). Their home ground is located at Bowker Street, North Brighton.
Both boys and girls can enrol to play soccer once they are in year 2. All sides are non-competitive except for under 11 and Senior Primary Knock-out carnivals.
Each team has the opportunity to participate in their age carnival held at Bowker Street ion term3. Every child who participates will be awarded a certificate of participation from the District.
Parent volunteers are always needed either on an official capacity (coaches, referees, etc) or to assist with the running of our home games and ground preparation.
TRAINING: Days and times will be set down by the coaches and coordinator at the beginning of the season. If your child cannot attend training for any reason please advise the coach or team manager asap. Players with club commitments on school training days can be excused from school training, however, it is preferred they attend for partial sessions to ensure team bonding if they are able to. If this affects your child please speak with your coach to see what can be arranged.
Games are played on Saturday mornings on a home and away basis.
AWAY GAME TIMES vary dependent on the opposition. These times will be available before season commencement to enable parents to plan in advance.
HOME GAME TIMES may vary due to team numbers but as a general guideline they are as follows:
Under 8: approx. 8:00am kick off
Under 9: approx. 8.45am kick off
Under 10: approx. 9.30am kick off
Under 11: approx. 11.30am
Senior Primary: approx. 10.30am kick off
These times are subject to change without notice due to team numbers.
Parents are required from the starting teams and finishing teams to help with the erection of the goals. If games start late, time will be taken away from the game time to ensure other matches run on time.
EQUIPMENT: All players MUST attend training and games with soccer boots (must be plastic sprigs) and shin guards.
Players will be allocated a jersey by the school to wear for the season. It is up to the parents to care and maintain this jersey and will be liable for replacement cost for any damage or loss during the year.
Children are to wear navy soccer shorts and socks in line with the schools colours.
No jewellery (including earrings and watches) are permitted to be worn on game days and all long hair is to be tied back (no braiding please).
If a player does not have correct protective gear they will not be permitted to play due to safety reasons.
Enrolments and expressions of interest to coach/manage will begin early in Term 1.
For further information please contact Matthew Hehner (Assistant Coordinator/Physical Education Teacher) via the school admin office.
District info can be found at www.sdjsa.com.
Registration forms for soccer are available from the school office.
Volleyball is played on Friday afternoons (3.30pm-4.30pm) at the Hallett Cove R-12 School and is available for students in years 4-7.
Students will be invoiced for the cost of the programs and this cost varies depending on the amount of players in each team.
For more information please contact Matthew Hehner (Physical Education Teacher).
School Sports Policy
Coaching annd Volunteering
A message from the Woodend School Sports Committee
Did you know that all of our after hours sport is run by parent volunteers? The parents who run our sports on a Saturday morning receive nothing more than the pleasure of being involved and participating along side their kids. That’s what we are about at Woodend, participation and giving it a go, not winning at all costs; to be equal and allow all skill levels time to shine. What better way to encourage your child’s involvement and be a positive role model than being involved yourself whether you know the rules or not... I still can’t kick a ball correctly but I can set up a training program, organise, motivate, enthuse, encourage, inspire, direct, celebrate, commiserate and nurture the young people I come in contact with every day. When you coach a team you not only teach the skills of the sport but the skills of life and that in itself is rewarding. We are all nervous and unsure at the beginning but as time goes on you find your feet and enjoy the experience.
At Woodend we encourage both dads and mums to be involved in what ever way possible. Mums can coach any sport, not just netball and dads are more than welcome to coach a netball team.
On any given Saturday morning you will find many mums out there coaching soccer, AFL, cricket teams and netball teams so give it a go!
Our working lives are fast paced and busy these days and time is precious. As Woodend grows we will require more man and woman power to make sure that all our teams no matter what code or game that is to be played has a parent who can foster the development of our young sports people.
As coach of the team you can choose a training time that suits you and your team. You can always share the duties with other parents. If you work 9am-5pm, 5 days a week and can only do the Saturday there may be a good chance that there is someone who is eager to help but can’t commit to the Saturday. If you are a mum who may not be confident in doing it on your own, pair up like Kelli and Gill (AFL) did last year and spur each other on! All sports need coaches, team managers and helpers to keep them going.
The Coordinators of each sport are here to help and support you as are the staff and parents on the sport committee. We have a number of licensed and qualified coaches who are happy to share their skills and most district bodies offer free coaching courses during the year. The school is also happy to fund level 1 coaching courses for those who are interested in learning more.
The time commitment for coaches is around 1hours training one afternoon after school or if need be a Sunday afternoon and your game time which is around 1 -2hours on a Saturday morning for AFL and Soccer on a home and away basis. All your game information will be supplied by the coordinator and most of us use email, social media or sms as a way of keeping in contact with you and your team.
• Netball is played during the week on a Tuesday after school at Suna and trainings are held on various nights as this varies on the coach.
• Pedal Prix also requires assistance and parents support.
• Cricket will runs in Term 1 & 4 so plan ahead.
• In terms 2 & 3 our winter sports commence and there are still vacancies in all teams for AFL and Soccer all teams will require coaches in most age groups.
Teams will not be registered without a coach.
Sporting Codes of Conduct
Remember that children play organised sports for fun. They are not playing for the entertainment of spectators, nor are they miniature professionals.
Applaud good performances and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the game's outcome.
Respect the official's decisions. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach the children likewise.
Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are motivational.
Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them there would be no game.
Encouraging players to follow the rules and the official's decisions.
Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing players, coaches or officials.
Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender.
Be reasonable in your demands on young player's time, energy and enthusiasm.
Teach your players that rules of the sport are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
Avoid over-playing the talented players. The "just-average" players need and deserve equal time.
Remember that children participate for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of their motivation. Never ridicule or yell at the children for making mistakes or losing a competition.
Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.
Take into consideration the maturity level of the children, when scheduling and determining the length of practice times and competition.
Develop team respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches.
Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound coaching principles and the principles of growth and development of children.
Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender.