Presidents Mid Year Report

January 2018

Presidents Mid Year Report 

Graeme 'Wilko' Wilkinson

Hello to our Redhawks family,

We now find ourselves at the half way point of the season and I hope the 2 week break has recharged everyone’s batteries to fully immerse ourselves in the last half of 2018 season .

It has been amazing to see all of our junior Redhawks embrace our brand and colours, which they have worn with pride, showing great determination and effort win, lose, or draw every game day.


A huge thank you must go out to their coaches, assistant coaches, first aiders, parent umpires, interchange recorders and managers to get our boys and girls ready to play and make sure their game day experience is as enjoyable and smooth as possible for all involved. Thank you also to every other parent who is involved every week filling rosters for runners, goal umpires, canteen, water runners, oranges, jumper washing, and score keeping.
As you can see it takes a great real of effort from a lot of parents to ensure that our teams can play every week so please jump in where you are available to help to make sure the load is shared between many. The same applies at training where the more parent participation we have the more drills can be broken down into smaller groups ensuring each kid maximises the touches they get and therefore their development. Remember though kids that you all have footballs now and the more you, kick, handball, catch, pick up, and bounce away from training the quicker your skills will develop which will flow onto better team development.

Auskick 2018

Our Auskick program is always a challenge trying to keep all our little Redhawks fully engaged and focused for the sessions and I thank our coaches for doing their best to make this happen. A big thanks go out to all the parents who get involved to help out with drills and I know the coaches would always welcome more help from more parents to break drills up into smaller groups and keep our precious little Redhawks “ on the ball”.

Please take the time to say a massive thank you to Mel and Jason Glover in particular who put an immense amount of time and effort into the Auskick program, and without them it simply would not happen . 

People quite often come to them with problems ( which is great also as we are always looking to improve) but forget that a little thank you from time to time let’s our volunteers know that their efforts are appreciated.
If you can assist at all even every 2nd week due to work/life commitments please see Mel as any help at all can only help the kids develop and ultimately make the day run smoothly.
We must also thank our sponsors who have made it possible to do what we can for our young Redhawks. Without you we could do very little. Please support them wherever possible.

I would like also to take this time to thank all of your hard working committee who have now put nearly 12 months effort into all needed to be done to enable our kids to play every week.
On this note as well we need to look forward to the 2019 season as preparations for it commence immediately that this season ends.

A huge thank you must go out to Linda and Ash Cockman who are life members who have stepped back into executive committee roles to guide us and get the club running smoothly again. Their knowledge and advice has been invaluable to all of us. We all owe them a massive thanks especially considering that their own children are now adults and no longer a part of the junior club.
They will be leaving us at the end of this season and we wish them all the best for the future.

The Future

I also will be stepping down as President at the end of this season to spend more time with my family and give some time to my local community in Woodridge.
This means that we need members to step up and take our fantastic club to the next level. This year there has been too few doing multiple roles which has really burnt some out.
I believe that unless ALL committee roles are filled next year and the years to follow that the club could ultimately dissolve as our numbers increase every year.
If you think you have the time to get on board then please come and see me so we can get you on board now so that the handover process will be smooth and not overwhelming when the time comes.

Have A Great Gala Day 

On the eve of our Gala day I wish all our teams the very best for tomorrow. Remember Redhawks wear your colours with pride, share the ball with your team mates, have fun, and give it ALL you have got.

See you all tomorrow for a great Redhawks day!!


Graeme “Wilko” Wilkinson President YDJFC  -

YDJFC President 


Interested In Any Club Positions  ?

Please Contact Me Directly to discuss - Graeme Wilkinson -

If you need further information please go to this page - Click Here

22 nd Annual Gala Day

JULY 2018

The Redhawks 22 nd Gala Day 

This weekend the 15 th July sees the Mighty Redhawks Junior Football Club holding their 22 nd Annual Gala Day

The event is open to all sporting codes and local community members

The event is being held up at our new club rooms and sporting facility  at Yanchep Active Open Space Facility - ( YAOS ) 

Our club is putting on a Football Obstacle Course , Football Skill Training and Displays, Ferris Wheel , Bouncy Castles , Superbikes , Face Painting and more !

We will have plenty of footys' on hand for the parents to have a kick around with their kids as well.

For  any children looking to get involved in Junior Sport its a great way to have a go and see how much fun Aussie Rules football really is.  

We would love to see as many club members get down to YAOS with their families and friends and join in the fun !

Check out the image below for more details , and we will see you all there ! 

Go Redhawks !

This event could never be run without the help from all our volunteer parents and supporters. The local business's that support our club with merchandise , services and funding is greatly appreciated. The City of Wanneroo have also chipped in with important funding from their community grants program to ensure this event goes ahead as another successful club event

Thanks to all that make this event possible

Mothers Day Round

May 2018

Mothers Day  - Round 3 - 12 th & 13 th of May

There wouldn't be one person that doesn't know someone either directly or indirectly affected through breast cancer. Unfortunately this hideous disease  is so common it touches all of us at some stage.

It is vital that we support organisations such as the Breast Cancer Network of Australia so we can all continue to learn as much as we can , to help with early diagnosis , treatment and ongoing support for those who are ill right now.

Raising funds and awareness within our community all helps . Our junior football club also likes to help where we can 

Pink Footy Raffle

For the last 8 years our club has helped raise funds for Breast Cancer through one of our our tireless life members' Linda Cockman.

Linda is a breast cancer survivor and has helped support the Breast Cancer Network of Australia by running a Raffle on Mothers Day to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and supporting all affected by this horrible disease

How You Can Help

A 'Pink Footy' is supplied for each team to raffle and raise funds from

We will be sending our players home with a small book of raffle tickets at this weeks training and can we ask that you arrange them to be sold and any money raised brought back on game day .

Each team will get a chance to draw out the lucky winner of the Pink Footy after the game on Mothers Day

Thankyou in advance to all the Redhawks Community for your support 

Please note : All funds raised will be going directly to the Breast Cancer Network of Australia

If you need further information regarding the Breast Cancer Network of Australia please go to this page - Click Here 

Yanchep Active Open Space Facility Opening

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MARCH 2017

A New Home For The Redhawks 

This weekend the City of Wanneroo and all future stakeholders involved will be on hand to open the Yanchep Active Open Space Facility – ( YAOS ) at Yanchep

A special thanks for the City of Wanneroo for getting our new facilities up and running and a place we can all enjoy for many years of Junior Football and community activities.

This really is a great opportunity to check out our new Club Rooms and Ovals.

With fantastic playing surfaces and modern facilities , this will go a long way in helping our players develop their football skills and have a lot of fun with their mates and families along the way.

Our club is putting on a Football Obstacle Course , Football Skill Training and Displays.

We will have plenty of footys’ on hand for the parents to have a kick around with their kids as well.

For  any children looking to get involved in Junior Sport its a great way to have a go and see how much fun Aussie Rules football really is.

We would love to see as many club members get down to YAOS in our Club colours and support this opening and join in the fun.

Our Senior Redhawks are putting on a sausage sizzle , so there will be food and drinks available if required.

Check out the image below for more details , and we will see you all there !

Go Redhawks !

YDJFC Playing JLT Series


Yanchep Are Playing The Eagles At HBF Stadium !

 YES , You Read That Right ! ( well sort of )

Yanchep Redhawks and the Edgewater-Woodvale Eagles are playing during halftime at the Eagles vs Freo Game !

Our Auskickers and Year 8 Opens are lining up to play some footy at a
great venue with an awesome atmosphere that they will never forget !

We have been given a massive opportunity by Falcons District and the AFL,
to allow two local Junior Footy Clubs from our area to team up and
have a run during the half time break at the JLT series between West Coast
Eagles and Fremantle Dockers.

This main game is being held on the 11 th March at 4.05 pm with our
players running on at the half time break to show their skills

This is the last hit out before the main season gets underway for the
2018 AFL season and it will be all go !

After watching the first half our clubs players will no doubt be jumping
out of their skin at the chance to get out there and have a run right
where many of their footy idols have just been kicking the ball around !

It's a great chance for both Yanchep and Edgewater/Woodvale , to promote
their clubs and show the local community that our Junior Football Clubs ,
really do a great job in teaching our kids to not only play footy but
have fun while they are doing it!

While there may be a few nerves, our players will have to keep check on
their shaking knees and their skill levels will need to be sharp as a tack
too as you never know when the talent scouts will be in the crowd searching
for the next AFL or AFLW star.

We encourage all players parents from these age groups to get in contact
, on the links we provide below to register their interest.

It's a club requirement that all players must be registered and paid
members to have a chance of being selected to play

So now is a great time to get signed up at our clubs and for our
supporters to get down to HBF Arena at Joondalup and watch our Auskickers
and Year 8 's have fun !

It could be a while before we get a chance to do this again , so get in
quick and let your club know you are interested in playing or coming along to support your club and watch some great AFL footy being played !

More information on the day and how to get signed up is provided on the
links below.

Good Luck Redhawks and Edgewater/Woodvale and have a great day out ! 

The Venue - HBF Arena - click button below  for tickets and info

Unfortunately there are no guarantees of a position as there are not many positions left

Registering Your Interest

We will keep you informed as soon as we know more

PS : Please note Redhawks  still not registered Click Here

PPS : Edgewater-Woodvale 2018 Registration can be started here - Click Here

Go Redhawks

If you need further information about our club please  go to our contact page on our website and submit your enquiry - Click Here