On a wet Saturday morning at the sprightly hour of 7am, the MAFC Rising Stars squad came together for a session with acclaimed AFL Sports Scientist and all round top bloke, David Buttifant. The energy amongst the group was wonderful and the boys got loads of advice from the man they call "Butters".
For four hours our MAFC Coaches and Managers work together on the design of our football program with a focus on our values and supported by Dr. David Buttifant, one of Australia's most well known and respected sports scientists and a legend in AFL circles. We learnt: - Values are incredibly important to coach too...they are our anchor and provide the scaffold for our decision making - Fun is important to keep players fresh, engaged and connected - That football fundamentals
The MAFC Season Launch was well supported with 450 people in attendance. Our players were the focus as was our values of Family, Participation, Inclusiveness, Empathy and Fun.
On the night we heard from acclaimed Sports Scientist Dr. David Buttifant who reiterated the importance of values in sporting Clubs....as well as in life. He spoke about his work with elite athletes and how values drive positive outcomes. He was suitably impressed by the energy in the room.
The draw for the season has been released for the Senior Competition (i.e. Rising Stars) and their first game of the season is at Queanbeyan on 1st April at 9.45am. This will be a curtain raiser to the NEAFL game scheduled that day. For the remainder of the Club, the first game of the season will be April 29. Fixtures are yet to be released by AFL Canberra. As soon as they are, this information will be posted on the MAFC website.
The let Kids be Kids campaign is a great initative by the South Australian Government and a good reminder of the important role we play as we stand on the sidelines watching our children. Its a great reminder to us all as we embark on season 2017 and as we live the values of the club around Fun, Participation, Empathy, Ambition and Family. Click play on the video below. #codeofconduct #behaviour
A new feature on MAFC.com.au is the Coaches Corner where we get to meet the Coaching group for 2017. Here we meet Club stalwart, Mt Majura Viticulturist and all-round nice bloke Leo Quirk. Nickname : Quirky This years team : Under 15's Coaching Experience : 7 Years Coaching @ MAFC : 3 Years Coaching Highlight : 1-Having a parent coming up to me after a year of Auskick and for her to tell me that her daughter had gain so much confidence from playing this year and her whole ou