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PRESENTATION DAY - SUNDAY SEPT 14

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TrophyThis year we are moving to the home of Eagles footy Rofe Park, Sunday September 14 at 12 pm, for an outdoor presentation, sausage sizzle, and picnic lunch celebration of all things Eagles and we want YOU to be a part of it. 

The celebration kicks off from 12pm when you can mark out your primo picnic spot. There'll be footys a-plenty for everyone to have a kick, until we get down to the serious business of our AGM and club - wide trophies. We'll then break into age groups for the simultaneous awarding of our team and individual trophies, and conclude our awards ceremony around 1.30 with a free sausage sizzle for all club members, parents and family members.

Stick around! Catchup with friends! Volunteer for the Committee! There'll be scratch games - surprises - prizes - and sausages! It'll be the best presentation day you'll go to this September! 

You'll also be able to early - bird register for 2015 footy (at 2014 prices!), pickup merch and playing supplies, and congratulate your fellow players and parents for the Eagle's biggest and brightest year yet.

PLEASE BRING:

A picnic rug or picnic chairs

Some Picnic Lunch, and something to drink to go along with the Sausage Sizzle.

Friends, Family and all Eagles 2014 players for our final event of the year.

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2014 Eagles Reps - Mighty and Proud

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This year has seen our largest Eagles rep squads. Congrats to all of our players, and coaches across all age groups for representing our club for the 2014 season. 

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U 13 - Jacob Leavy, Oliver Browne, Thomas Drum - Peter Drum (coach) and Mark Leavy (assistant coach) 

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U14 - Jeremy Browne, Hailey Vogrig 

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U17s - Oliver Stofka, Anthony Woodward, Colin McFadden

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Eagles Ump - Tom Smith

 

 

Play Like A Pro!

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4tobeatYou don't become a mega - champion overnight. The AFL have released a terrific set of videos on the basic skills of our game. Check out these awesome vids, and soon you'll be carving it up like this young Eagle beating 4 magpies!

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Trivia Night - NEW DATE - August 16!

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BraceYourselfNEWSFLASH - We have moved the trivia night to August 16 at the Berowra RSL Club!!

Winter is here.

And perhaps like John Snow, you know nothing. 

But perhaps you also know that all men, women and eagles junior afl players are born to have trivia nights, and with the long reign of the King Brown over from last year's battle, triumphantly and narrowly won by this years U12s, this year the title of Supreme Eagles Champions of the Universe and all Other Territiories is up for grabs. 

May the questions be forever in your favour. 

This year's trivia night is to be held at the Berowra RSL Club, Saturday 16th August, from 7pm. Adults are $15 and children are $10. Make up your own table of 8 and be prepared to do battle for the Sheep Stations trophy. Dinner and Drinks are available on the night, and there'll be raffles, auctions, and games for all ages. 

The Trivia night is the clubs great social night out, as well as one of our main fund raisers - so if you haven't been before, please come - you'll love it. And if you have been before then stop reading this and buy your tickets. 

Because when one plays attends an Eagles Trivia Night, you win or you die.

But either way you have a great time

TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Our awesome ticketing system isn't working dangittt - so let's just make it easy. Email "webmaster at hornsbyberowraeagles dot com" (only replace the at with @ and the dot with a . and we'll sort you out!

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IMPORTANT - Registration 2014 Update

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16sTo all the parents who have successfully registered your players online, and received a confirmation email with a username and password, CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!

We have experienced a few challenges with the new online process this year, but are working to resolve all those issues, and thank all parents for their patience and persistence as we work towards improving the registration process and comply with new Privacy laws.

If you think that you have registered online, but have NOT received a confirmation email, it is possible that your registration is not complete.  Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check the status of your registration if you are unsure.

If you have not yet registered, please go to the Registration section of our website.  There are two different databases – one for Auskick and one for Grade (U9-U17) players.  Please ensure that you choose the correct registration option!  Any 2013 Auskick players who are wanting to progress to U9 this year will need to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have your details transferred to the Grade database before you will be able to register.

If you already know your username and password, you can enter them into the registration page and your existing details will be pre-filled. You will then just need to check that all details are correct.  Don’t forget to update phone numbers, email addresses and school details.  If you do not know your username and password, you can request them by entering your email address into the registration page, or contact the registrar who will send them to you.

Payment by credit card can be made at the time of online registration, or if you prefer payment can be made offline at training or at our Jersey Presentation Day on 23rd March.  Online payments are encouraged! We have a strict No Pay, No Play policy, so all payments must be received prior to the start of the season.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new online registration process, please don’t hesitate to contact our registrar, Jenny Clarke by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or phone (9476 3961 or 0402 020 655).

Anzac Day 2014 - Lest We Forget

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anzacphilThe ANZAC Story

The ANZAC story began at dawn on April 25th 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It was the start of a campaign that lasted eight months and resulted in some 25,000 Australian casualties, including some 8,700 who were killed or died of wounds or disease.

In 1916, the first ANZAC anniversary of the landing was observed in Australia, New Zealand and England and by troops in Egypt. In 1927 April 25th became a public holiday for the first time and in ensuing decades, returned servicemen and women from World War Two and the conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Gulf, East Timor and Afghanistan have joined the parades alongside peacekeepers from United Nations’ operations.

To my mind, ANZAC Day is about peace just as much as it is about war. It’s about the actions of young men on the battlefields of Turkey, France, PNG and the Middle East; crews on the Australian warships and Merchant Navy and the airmen in the sky. They didn’t seek to wage wars of aggression. It’s about their attempts to restore peace and all too often their sacrifice for this cause.

It’s also about stories of service, caring, and compassion; of the men and women behind the battlefields. People of peace – doctors, nurses and other personnel - who worked hard to carry out their duties, often in appalling conditions. One excellent example of this aspect is the story of Matron Grace Wilson and her staff at Lemnos, tending to the wounded from Gallipoli.

It’s also about people whose formal role explicitly signals a desire for peace. Since the creation of the United Nations in 1945, Australia has sent 30,000 young men and women overseas on peacekeeping missions. They’ve been sent to places like Indonesia, Kashmir, Somalia, Rwanda and East Timor to help restore peace and to rebuild shattered communities. Tragically, 14 Australians have died during these operations. With the soldiers on these missions are often Policemen, nurses and logistics crews.

Finally, the ANZAC story is about mateship, the uniquely Australian term for the act of looking after you close friends. CEW Bean, the Official War Historian from Gallipoli, made a great deal of this spirit when he wrote about the actions of the Australian soldiers before they attacked places like Lone Pine and The Nek at Gallipoli in 1915.

Pride in the ANZACs

To explain the ANZAC occasion, I cannot do better than to quote the speech made by the then Prime Minister at the Australian War Memorial on 11 November 1993 when he formally unveiled the tomb of the Unknown Soldier:

It is a legend not of sweeping military victories so much as triumphs against the odds, of courage and ingenuity in adversity. It is a legend of free and independent spirits whose discipline derived less from military formalities and customs than from the bonds of mateship and the demands of necessity. It is a democratic tradition, the tradition in which Australians have gone to war ever since.

We have gained a legend: a story of bravery and sacrifice and, with it, a deeper faith in ourselves and our democracy, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be Australian.

Commemorating on ANZAC Day

On April 25th, ANZAC Day, every year thousands of Australians pause and reflect on the service of Australian men and women in our Armed Forces and in particular, the 102,000 men and women who have died in war.

They attend dawn services across the country, or line the streets to watch servicemen and women march by. This is part remembrance of the dead and wounded, but also partly a celebration of their service.

Something that is usually read to the audience is Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’ which was written in 1914:

For The Fallen

By Laurence Binyon.

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,

England mourns for her dead across the sea.

Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,

Fallen in the cause of the free.

 

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal

Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,

There is music in the midst of desolation

And a glory that shines upon our tears.

 

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,

Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;

They fell with their faces to the foe.

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

ANZAC Day and The Eagles

As a footy club, the Hornsby Berowra Eagles attend every dawn service at Hornsby RSL and lay a wreath to formally acknowledge the service and sacrifice of men and women from the Hornsby District.

Why not come along and join us?

Six U11 Players Celebrate 50 Game Milestones

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This season has seen six of our U11 players celebrate their 50th game milestone with the Hornsby Berowra Eagles. What an amazing achievement for these young players! We recently caught up with them to chat about footy and life as an Eagle.

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Trivia Night Huuuuge!

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The Eagles held their annual trivia night amidt the usual controversies, sledging, foul play and cheating - and it was as fabulous as always. 

In the end - the night was tense - would Browne prevail again, or could a new chapion come to the fore? It would come down to only one point, well not for "Only" Browne who would end up a long way down the pack, but a tense result between the U11s and U14s tables. 

The crowd erupted as the result was announced - the Under 11s are the 2013 Sheep Stations trophy holders. Fireworks, a marching band and the Foo Fighters (who were flown in for the gig) played *. Non- alchoholic champagne and powerade flowed. This was a night that would be long remebered and treasured for all those that attended. (Foo Fighters were not actually there. Or the fireworks or marching band)

Following their Trivia Night victory, an U11 team spokesperson has made the following statement:

 "Our kids don't get to play competitively on Sundays, but we knew we were playing for sheep stations on trivia night, not to mention beating Adrian.  So, in addition to the kids training twice a week, the parents have also been secretly training for the trivia night. Anybody who got an answer wrong had to do 5 push-ups, anyone who left an answer blank had to run a lap around Rofe Park. You'll be surprised to know that the team is as unfit as ever after the training sessions. Yes, that's how good we were. We've thrown down the gauntlet now... let other teams get more people along to trivia night next year and take  us on!"

Club President Browne was qoted as saying "Due to unreasonable sledging, anomalies, inconsistencies and false claims, I feel it is both my right and obligation as Prez to declare the result “null and void”.  As such, the trophy is returned to the previous year’s winner.  Sorry U11’s, it’s the way the cookie crumbles " Fortunately no-one was listening to him, and the U11s were declared trivia champions!

In actual news we had a top night and raised well over $4500 for the club. The night is a scoial one first, and fundraiser second - and we had a great night on both counts. Congrats and thanks to all of our sponsors (listed below) and we look forward to next years trivia night. 

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SUPPORTERS LIST

Hornsby Berowra Eagles JAFL Club would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their donations towards our annual trivia night:

AFL NSW/ACT

Barista Basics

Charity Paintball

Connections hair and wellness

Connections success coaching

District 3—Westfield Hornsby

Eucalyptus Cleaning

Event Cinemas—Westfield Hornsby

Gary Tejcek—Dental Prosthetist

Lingane autobody repairer

Petra Hilton—AMP Advisor

Rebel Sports—Westfield Hornsby

Sweet Dreams Cakes

Vinomofo

 

Eagles Dominate North West Reps

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repsCongratulations to our Under 16s – Chris Allan, Dominic Cantrall, James Clarke, Jeff Featherstone, and Anthony Woodward who have been selected in the Northwest Regional reps squad – an amazing effort and the most number that have been picked from the Eagles.  We’re also stoked to have three reps in the regional U13 squad as well – Tyger Fitzpatrick, Sam Milligan and Jeremy Browne – a great effort and credit to their coaches, parents and of course the players themselves! Go The Eagles!

The U16s held themselves well, winning all their group matches and finshing top of their pool. While they were pipped in the final, all particiapants in the U16s enjoyed the challenge of playing rep football, and had a great time playing. Congrats to all involved.

Congrats also to Eagles Umps James Clarke and Tom Smith, who are umpiring the U13s match - held Friday July 12. Good luck to all our Eagles - kicking goals everywhere.

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