DKFC Newsletter April 2016

From The President

Demon Knight’s Football Club would like to welcome you once again to another football season.  This season it looks like we will have 25 junior teams from U6’s – U16’s, plus a Div 1, Dad’s, Div 3 and Premier League Firsts & Reserves, giving us a grand total of 30 teams.

Our committee consists of myself Gloria Burton (President), Jay Westfold (Vice President, Club Registrar), Danny Karsten (Treasurer), James Thomson (Assistant Treasurer), Michael Utterson and Mark Hamilton (Merchandise), Michael Howlett (Junior Coordinator), Mitch Battersby and Chris Pennell (Sponsorship Coordinators), Josh Quaife and Ang Vines (Social Coordinators) and Evan Quaife (NIPL Rep).  In addition Angela Mackie, Andrew Burton, Morgan Quaife and Terry Daly always help where possible.  Thank you for all your effort, many hands make light work.

We recently held our registration days, Premier League has kicked off and our we also had a team compete in the Mann cup, so football season is well and truly here.  For local New England Junior and Senior teams, the season will kick off on the 30th of April.

Thank you also to our fantastic sponsors, The Wicklow HotelSportspower ArmidaleNew England MutualNew England ElectricalElders InsuranceLeo’s Tree ServicePCYC Armidale (who provide Strength & Conditioning sessions for our Senior Teams) and New England Spinal & Sports Phyisiotherapy Centre.  Please support these businesses as they support our club.

We hope everyone has a great season and Soo the Knights!

Gloria Burton
DKFC President


Junior Teams Lists

Team lists are now available on the demonknightsfc.com website.  Please visit the Junior Team Page to see  a full list of teams, coaches and players.  If you haven’t heard from your coach yet, you can’t find your team, or if you have any questions or concerns about team allocation, please contact us committee@demonknightsfc.com, we will do our best to help.

Coaches Corner

A huge thank you to our wonderful volunteer coaches this year, we all appreciate your time and effort.  If you would like information on coaching, or you are interested in a coaching course, head to the ‘Coaches Corner‘ to find out more.  We’ll aim to get Howard Stubbs, the Northern Inland Football Technical Director, to visit the club once again this year and run some training for our coaches.  In the meantime, the FFA Coaching Resource site has some great training programs for all age groups.

NNSW Coach of the Month

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) have launched Community Coach of the Month Award for 2015.

Football enriches character, intelligence, coordination and skill. And all season long, one brave man or woman steps up to the plate and takes on the task of helping our young athletes reach their potential: the Coach.

Your coaches can be nominated for any number of reasons:

  • Providing a safe & enjoyable experience for their players & parents
  • Goes out of their way to engage in all aspects of the club, not just their team
  • Provides an opportunity for a disabled player to be part of their team
  • Provides strong leadership & dedication to the team & club
  • Has a high work ethic & encourages fair play – could be overall or one particular positive occurrence
  • Always has a good relationship the match officials

Nominate your coach.

Link: http://northernnswfootball.com.au/coach-of-the-month-award/

Key Dates

28/04/16 – DK Junior Training Starts (Rologas Fields unless your Coach has arranged otherwise)
30/04/16 – First round of Armidale District Football Association competitions
21/05/16 – DK Junior Disco (TBC)
06/08/16 – DK Olympic Trivia Night – The Wicklow Hotel Upstairs
TBC – Jack Vallance Carnival
18/09/16 – DK Junior Presentation Day – Moran Oval
TBC – DK Senior Presentation Evening – The Wicklow Hotel Upstairs


Wet Weather

In the event of wet weather, please call 1900 920 298 and follow the menu prompts for updated information regarding cancellations and/or venue changes.

2 = ADFA Competitions
3 = Premier League


NNSW Volunteer of the Month

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has recently announced the launch of the Newcastle Permanent Volunteer Recognition Program.

Volunteers are at the heart of our sport’s success and and this award will recognise the significant contribution of over 8000 volunteers across Northern NSW.

Commencing in April through until September this year, every month, NNSWF in conjunction with its seven Member Zones will select one volunteer from each Zone to be awarded “Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month”. Each winner will be awarded with a certificate recognising their achievement, Volunteer Jacket and Patrick Atomic Pro Bag. Their contribution to football will also be recognised on the NNSWF website network.

From the pool of monthly winners, a “Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year” for each zone will be recognised.
This final pool of Zone winners will be assessed and awarded as the “Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year” announced at NNSWF annual awards night. This winner will receive an award plus a $250 First Touch Gift Voucher.

Nominate a volunteer today via the link below and provide their details and a brief description of their contribution to football.

Link: http://northernnswfootball.com.au/volunteer-headquarters/

NNSW Football Playmaker of the Month

The Playmaker Award is awarded monthly from April to September to a club that makes a significant contribution to their community.
This can cover a variety of reasons from the actual football experience, to club activities, coaching, volunteer management or anything that makes someone appreciate what their football club does.

So tell Northern NSW Football… Why does your Club make your Football Experience Enjoyable?

Link: http://northernnswfootball.com.au/playmaker-award/


Uniform & Merchandise

Jersey’s and most equipment are provided by the club again this year.  All you need to do is make sure you have some boots, shin pads, shorts and socks.  For U6/7 players, you will receive a set of shin pads and a ball from the competition sponsors, we’ll have these at the first training session for you.  This year our shorts are black and our socks are black with white trim.  Our sponsor Sportspower at 116 Dangar Street stock DK shorts and socks and have a great selection of boots available.

As always, we have plenty of DK Merchandise on offer this year.  We have reversible jackets and hoodies amongst other items.  Please fill out the order form and return it to committee@demonknightsfc.com to place your order, if an item is out of stock we will let you know, we may be able to order new stock depending on the demand.