ADJFA season set to start later this month

READY: Mounties coach Jamie Dowling, Warriors coach Mick Jennings, Rovers coach Brad Ward and Bombers coach Shane Jenkins with junior players. Picture: Manda Cooper
READY: Mounties coach Jamie Dowling, Warriors coach Mick Jennings, Rovers coach Brad Ward and Bombers coach Shane Jenkins with junior players. Picture: Manda Cooper

The Ararat and District Junior Football Association season is set to get underway later this month with coaches announced for all four teams this week.

...a slight increase of girls playing across the four teams.

Jamie Toner

The Mounties dominated the 2017 season but with all four teams experiencing high player turnover for the new season, it will be interesting to see which teams can play consistent football across the season to earn a spot in the grand final.

Association president Jamie Toner said he is excited for the upcoming season.

“Numbers are looking good with a slight increase of girls playing across the four teams which is good to see,” he said.

“They have all started training and are excited for the season.”

Adrian Pieters will again be the man in charge of the umpiring and is always looking for volunteers to help umpire each week.

Toner said the association would like to acknowledge all the sponsors’ help to get the season up and going.

Registrations are still open for anyone interested in playing in the under-13 competition in 2018.

Round One begins with matches scheduled for April 22 at Ararat’s Richardson Oval.

Warriors v Rovers will start at 9:30am, followed by Bombers v Mounties at 10:45 am.