The North Brunswick Junior Football Club is a family oriented sporting organisation, which plays in the Yarra Junior Football League.
Our home ground is situated at Allard Park, in Donald Street, East Brunswick, four kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
Sport provides children with the opportunity to develop their motor skills, teamwork, leadership skills and strategic thinking.
At North Brunswick Junior Football Club, we strive to teach our junior footballers these valuable life lessons. Our club is committed to creating an environment where children and teenagers develop their fitness and football skills, whilst participating in a team sport.
In the last three years we have had three players (Jordan Nicolo – 2014 U10; Adam Mucilli – 2015 U13 and Julian De Napoli – 2015 U15) win the YJFL’s highest accolade in their age group and division – the YJFL Best and Fairest award, with many other players also receiving nominations for making it into the final 10 players in their respective divisions.
The programs and strategies implemented at our club are flourishing and we are achieving success, thanks to the dedication of the committee, coaching staff, parents and the local community who all volunteer their time – for the kids.
In 2014, the North Brunswick Junior Football Club was awarded Bronze Level status under the AFL Quality Club Accreditation.
We are also achieving success on the field with Premierships in 2008, 2013 and 2014 and participation in Finals series an annual occurrence by our junior teams. In 2013, our U11 team were the Premiers in the YJFL’s Red Division and in 2014, our current U10 team also became Premiers. Our numbers are also increasing annually; this year, 2015, we have fielded four junior teams, ranging from the Tackers through to U15’s with two of our teams making the finals and our U13 team making the Grand Final.
North Brunswick also runs a very successful Auskick clinic where children can learn the skills of football in an enjoyable and safe environment. Auskick is held at our home ground, Allard Park, every Friday night between 6.00pm – 7.00pm during the football season.
New children are always welcome at any time throughout the season.
In the early 1970’s, it became fashionable to release football cards and posters showing caricatures of Victorian football personalities, a footballer in various actions or themes centred around football.
A good example is the Carlton 1973 Ampol Mascot Poster which is illustrated below. Given that the North Brunswick Football Club was formed in 1970, it is likely that Club’s mascot was based on one of these caricatures around this time.
In contrast, the colours of the senior mascot and the senior team jumpers are reversed.
The colours of the junior club mascot and the junior football team jumpers is green striping on a yellow jumper.
The North Brunswick JFC’ s tune is based on that of Sydney Swans (formerly South Melbourne) which in turn is from the fight song of the famed University of Notre Dame in the United States. The “Notre Dame Victory March” was written in the early 1900’s by two brothers who had graduated from the College.
Similarly, the lyrics of the North Brunswick JFC’s club song have been adapted from that of South Melbourne which again included phrases from Notre Dame’s Victory March such as “…Onwards to victory!”.
Our club song lyrics are reproduced below and you are welcome to sing them to the tune by clicking the mp3 file further below.
“Cheer, cheer, the green and the gold,
Honour the name until we grow old,
Lift that noble banner high,
North will go on and never say die…
Whether the odds be great or be small,
North will go on and win overall,
While our loyal teams are marching,
Onwards to Victory!”