U14 Cannons Road Trip

The U14 Canada Bay Cannons side is off on a ROAD TRIP for the ultimate in pre-season away matches and a weekend jammed packed with footy. The weekend has been set up between the U14s and former coach Steve Wall. He coached the boys many years ago, before moving overseas, then to Canberra.

The team heads to Canberra on Friday 11 April. Match One is at Gungahlin Town Centre Oval, Ginn Street, Gungahlin. Arrive 6.15pm for a 7.10 start. Then back to the accommodation for pizza and the second half of the AFL on TV.

On Saturday 12 April, the squad will visit the Australian War Memorial (in advance of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli) then over to Manuka Oval for the GWS GIANTS v Melbourne match. Back to the accommodation in time for the Port/Swans match on TV.

Sunday, there’s a second scratch match at Amaroo Oval, off Horse Park Drive. Arrive 9.30am for 10.30 start time, before heading back to Sydney.

Good luck, boys! Have fun and travel safely!

 

 

Register Now!

Club, if you haven’t finalised your registration for Season 2015, now is the time to do that.

While it is never too late to encourage your friends to try AFL, our coaches and managers are trying to finalise the team lists.

If you’re not on their list then you won’t be allocated to a team.

You can’t train and play without being registered and financial – unregistered players are not covered by the Club’s insurances and cannot take the field.

If you have any difficulties with the registration process, then please contact us and we’ll do all we can to help.

For full details on how to register, see the registration page on this website.

Wet Weather Procedures

AFL is a winter sport, so we sometimes play and train in the rain. (Mud is fun!) Here are some general guidelines about wet weather procedures.

Mid-week training and wet weather. The Canada Bay Council decides on the status of grounds about 2pm and we put wet weather information out as soon as possible – usually by about 2.30pm – on this website, on Facebook and through Twitter.

Grounds are closed if they are too wet and liable to be damaged – so sometimes they are closed in bright sunshine if there’s been rain earlier in the week; sometimes they are open, even though it is raining.

If there’s no word, training is on.

If you’d like to check the status of fields for yourself, then you can do so through the Council’s wet weather line. Details are here: www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/sports-facilities-and-fields-wet-weather-field-updates.html

Games and wet weather. If we’re at home, a decision on ground status is usually made by the Canada Bay Council late Friday afternoon for games on Saturday. On occasions, a second inspection may be organised on Saturday afternoon for Sunday games. We’ll advise on ground closures as soon as we can through the website, Facebook and Twitter.

If we’re playing away, the home club will notify us that games are cancelled, then we’ll notify you through the usual channels (it just sometimes takes a little longer).

If grounds are open, but the ground manager of the home club makes a decision that it is unsafe to play on the day, he or she can cancel play.

Please be aware that on game day, individual teams cannot make a decision to cancel because of the weather. If the team doesn’t turn up, it is counted as a forfeit. There are other teams, umpires, grounds managers and canteen volunteers all waiting for you.

If you just don’t know whether or not the game is on, please go to the ground anyway. The gumboots, umbrellas and raincoats may be a hassle, but playing in the wet can be a fun or, at the very least, memorable experience for your child!