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Port Dou­glas Jnr Crocs

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THE Port Dou­glas Ju­nior Crocs AFL club is ideal for boys and girls of all ages and skill lev­els and the club is look­ing for­ward to a suc­cess­ful and fun sea­son ahead.

This sea­son the club will be field­ing teams Un­der-8s, Un­der-9s, Un­der-11s, Un­der13s and Un­der-15s who play on Sun­days and the Un­der17.5 who play un­der lights on Fri­day nights.

Un­der-8s, Un­der-9s and Un­der-11s play in­side a set of mod­i­fied rules with the key fo­cus be­ing on all team mem­bers play­ing even game times and ro­tat­ing po­si­tions.

The Un­der-13s, Un­der-15s and Un­der- 17.5 play for pre­mier­ship points with these grades play­ing on full fields.

The club aims for these teams to be com­pet­i­tive, but with the same em­pha­sis on de­vel­op­ing play­ers’ skills, team spirit, and to be a dis­ci­plined and re­spected team within the Cairns AFL com­pe­ti­tion.

‘‘The game of AFL is fun and safe to play with the em­pha­sis on de­vel­op­ing skills and team spirit rather than win­ning,’’ club pres­i­dent Trevor Man­der­sloot said.

The Gold Coast Suns Academy has been set up for any as­pir­ing AFL play­ers and se­lec­tion in this squad gives play­ers the first steps to an AFL ca­reer with spe­cialised coach­ing.

AFL Cairns Lions rep­re­sen­ta­tive teams also pro­vide a great op­por­tu­nity to play through­out the state while the Un­der-17 rep­re­sen­ta­tive team flies to Mel­bourne each year for games.

Any par­ents or chil­dren in­ter­ested in AFL can con­tact pres­i­dent Trevor Man­der­sloot 0437290507 or come along to sign-on day on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 16, from 10am to 1pm.

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