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Michael Ritterman J Air Interview

AJAX FC's First Legend Michael Ritterman speaks to J-Air

 

Michael Ritterman was named the first official Legend of the Ajax FC on the weekend.
J-Air's On the Ball program spoke to Michael about his career, the club, and the state of the game in general.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/jairradio/michael-ritterman-speaks-to-j-air-after-being-named-an-ajax-legend#t=0:00

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Marty Pask J Air Interview

Senior Coach Marty Pask 'On the Ball'

Days after extending his tenure at the club, Senior Coach Marty Pask spoke with the team from On the Ball. 
Have a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/jairradio/marty-pask-speaks-to-j-air-after-extending-his-tenure-at-ajax-fc

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 13 Edition

The Round 13 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is U11 Comets player, Remy Spicer about to burst through his 50th match banner in Round 13.

 

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 12 Edition

The Round 12 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is the club's leading goal kicker, Toby Lipton from the U14 Comets, taking another screamer against St Pauls in Round 12. Toby went back and kicked it straight through the middle of the big sticks for one of his 4 goals for the day. Toby now has 26 goals for the season.

 

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 11 Edition

The Round 11 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is the U15 Comets team playing at Princes Park against St Pauls / Bentleigh during the downpour in Round 11. The match ended in a draw, the second time these two teams have played out a draw this season.

 

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Blacks and Jackettes Match Report

Thirds down Carey in Sunday thriller

Only two Ajax teams took to the field on the weekend as the Seniors and Reserves made the most of the mid-season break.

The Thirds (Blacks) recorded a memorable win after they erased an 11-point deficit in the dying minutes to snatch victory in their 11.14 (80) to Old Carey 11.13 (79) match at Carey Sports Complex on Sunday.

The Jackas held onto an eight-point lead at quarter time after getting out of the blocks early, only to concede two late goals.

It was a tightly contested second term with neither team able to kick away to a substantial lead. Skipper Zev Aron and agile big man Daniel Wein were prime movers forward of centre for the Jackas in the first half.

Only one point separated both teams at the main break as the game delicately hung in the balance.

With more than half the team observing a religious fast day, naturally, player’s energy and effort was going to taper off in the second half.

Old Carey piled on consecutive goals and threatened to blow the Jackas away but the visitors did well to only trail by nine points at the final change.

Ruckman Ollie Greenberg began to get on top in the middle early in the fourth quarter, however play around the ground quickly turned into an ugly scrap as both teams tried desperately to effectively forge forward.

 The Jackas were fortunate to still be in the hunt as the home side failed to convert a number of scoring opportunities. With five minutes remaining Ajax required two goals. Star on baller Dov Paltiel hit the scoreboard courtesy of an assist from Wein and the Jackas’ sensed an unlikely comeback.

The next clearance went Ajax’s way as a Chaim Wellis-Stosser pass inside fifty missed its intended target, but fortuitously fell into Daniel Wein’s lap, 35 meters out directly in front.

Wein collected himself, put boot to ball and unconvincingly snuck it in, handing Ajax a one-point lead with under two minutes to go.

The Jackas held firm in the dying stages and as the siren sounded, jubilant scenes swept across the ground. The win has the thirds only marginal percentage outside the top four.

Meanwhile Ajax’s women’s team the Jackettes suffered a rude awakening when they copped a 2.1 (13) to 18.14 (122) belting against Gippsland, who beat the girls by over 100 points for the second consecutive game.

Danielle Shmerling kicked both of the Jackettes’ goals while Julia ‘Hotties’ Caplan was the clear best on ground in the deflating result.

 

Aaron Fetter

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 10 Edition

The Round 10 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is Brett Jacobs from the U12 Comets who played his 50th match in Round 9.

 

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Alex Wollan J-Air Interview

Wollan On The Ball

Classy youngster Alex Wollan joined the team from J-Air’s On the Ball program on Monday night to discuss his promising recent form in the Seniors and a goal of the year contender that he kicked in the weekend’s 48-point win over Fitzroy. Have a listen back to Alex’s chat via the link below:

 

https://soundcloud.com/jairradio/alex-wollan-relives-his-freak-goal-with-j-airs-on-the-ball-team

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 9 Edition

The Round 9 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is Brett Jacobs from the U12 Comets who played his 50th match in Round 9.

 

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J Air Interview with Chelsea Fisher

A chat with Chelsea

Jackettes Skipper Chelsea Fisher spoke with the crew from J-Air Radio's On the Ball program on Monday night about the team's progress in their inaugural season. The Jackettes currently sit second on the VWFL East Division ladder after they comfortably accounted for Endeavour Hills on the weekend by 37 points. Next round looms to be the Jackettes' biggest challenge as they take on ladder-leaders Rosebud. Have a listen back to Chelsea's chat via the link below: 

https://soundcloud.com/jairradio/jackettes-skipper-chelsea-fisher-speaks-to-on-the-ball-after-yet-another-win

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 8 Edition

The Round 8 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured are Matt Beaconsfield and Jake Liberman from the U16s who played their 100th match together in Round 8.

 

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J Air Radio Interviews

Kalmus Clan Create Jackas History

It was a historic day for the Jackas on Saturday as the game against Caulfield Grammarians marked a significant club first. Three brothers, Ben, Josh and Jake Kalmus all played alongside each other in the senior team for the very first time. A very proud father and club legend Mark Kalmus watched on with his family as the boys were instrumental in setting up the 20-point win.

The oldest of the brothers, Ben, spoke with J-Air Radio’s On The Ball program on Monday night and explained what it was like to create Ajax history with Josh and Jake. The interview in full can be listened to via the link below.

https://soundcloud.com/jairradio/ben-kalmus-speaks-to-on-the-ball-after-making-history-with-ajax-fc

Senior Players Selected in VAFA Rep Squads

The club wishes to congratulate senior players Nick Lewis and Dean Rotenberg on their selections in the VAFA’s initial U19 Big V Squad that will play against AFL Victoria Country U19s on 11 July in Bendigo. Nick and Dean have been a critical part of the Ajax Senior team over the last couple seasons and their rapid development and strong performances have been justly rewarded. They both spoke with J-Air Radio’s On The Ball Program on Monday night. The interview in full can be listened to via the link below.

https://soundcloud.com/jairradio/nick-lewis-and-dean-rotenberg-on-on-the-ball

 

Star forward Jake Lew was also recognised for his excellent first half of the season with selection in the initial Premier B – Division 4 Squad that will play against the AFL Victoria Country No. 2 team on 11 July in Bendigo. 

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 7 Edition

The Round 7 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured are Sonny Moshinsky, Gid Wise and Ryley Michelson from the U15 Comets with their 100+ match banner.

 

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 5 Edition

The Round 5 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is an action shot from the U10 Jets game in Round 5.

 

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 4 Edition

The Round 4 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured are Jordan Meltzer, Noah Rosham and Tomer Opat who played their 100th match together for the U16s in Round 4 - Congratulations to all 3 boys.

 

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 3 Edition

The Round 3 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is Jamie Rajch who played his 50th match for the U12 Comets in Round 3 - Congratulations Jamie.

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 2 Edition

The Round 2 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

This Sunday, the Under 14 Comets are playing their first home game for the season and plan to unfurl their 2014 Under 13 Comets Premiership flag before the game - for those interested, come on down to Princes Park between 11 and 11:20am.

Pictured is Jake Pudel who played his 50th match for the U14 Jets in Round 2 - Congratulations Jake.

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Junior Weekly Wrap - Round 1 Edition

The Round 1 Edition of the Weekly Wrap is now available - Click here for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap. Previous weekly wraps are available in the Weekly Wraps menu item in the Junior Football section.

Pictured is the Round 1 Goal Kicker of the week, Ethan Siegel kicking one of his 6 goals in the big win by the U14 Comets against East Brighton.

 

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2015 Season Preview

The AJAX Football Club will commence season 2015 on the weekend with many new initiatives and personnel set to be unfurled.

Since his appointment as Senior Coach back in September last year, Marty Pask alongside his assistants Rob Paterson, Nick Gold and Leon Burstin, have set new standards and expectations of the playing group.

Internal predictions of the season ahead have been overwhelmingly positive. “We are really confident we’ve got both the coaching staff and players in place to have a ripper season across our four teams,” AJAX FC President Ronnie Lewis told the AJN. 

Coming off a gruelling five-month pre-season which included a highly successful educational camp as well as four promising practice match hit-outs, the groundwork and preparation has been done and all is in readiness for round one.

Entering a new and unchartered phase without a host of big names, the club is confident the group at hand has the drive and ability to create their own success.

“It’s been great to get to know the boys over the summer and what I have learnt is that they are a committed, hardworking and talented group that will use the fitness base they have, with their pace and skill to execute a game plan that will play to these strengths,” Senior Coach Marty Pask told the AJN.

“The group is young, well led by our on-field leaders and raring to go.” Coming off an injury-riddled 2014, Nick Marks will once again captain the seniors and be well supported by an influencer group, a new initiative for 2015.

Lewis spoke glowingly of Pask’s initial contribution to the club, praising the innovation and ideas he has brought to the table. “Marty is a consummate professional and a very hard working guy,”

Supporters can expect a much fitter and even side in season 2015. “Hopefully people will see a unified group and a spirited team that genuinely want to play football for each other,” Pask said.

“We hope to have an even spread amongst the group and not have to rely on two or three players to win us games.”

The club will have a very good problem on their hands prior to round one, boasting a large number of players to choose from, creating a healthy environment in which players will be fighting for spots.

Adam Slade-Jacobson will once again take the reins as reserves coach while Daniel Slonim will coach the thirds for the first time.

An exciting and new initiative for the club is the introduction of AJAX’s first ever women’s team, the ‘Jackettes’ who will compete in the VWFL on Sundays, part of a double-header with the thirds.

The reserves will kick their season off on Saturday at 11:40am at Junction Oval against Old Melburnians, followed by the seniors at 2pm.

Written by Aaron Fetter    

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Club Sponsors For 2015 Season

The successful running of our Club is dependent on the generous commitment and support of our sponsors.

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of Teska Carson as our Major Club Sponsor for 2015. As a leading commercial real estate agency, we are proud to have such a strong brand behind our club.

In addition we are delighted to have the continued support of Antler Luggage, Barton Glass, The Pratt Foundation and Eskal as Club Sponsors. We also welcome Sound Insurance Services and South Yarra BMW as first time Club Sponsors for 2015.

We are also greatly appreciative to our Club Supporters, namely Spotlight Foundation, The Dental Co., Knight Building Group, Plascorp, Bendigo Bank Caulfield Park Community Branch and Oasis Orthopaedic Group.

We would like to make special mention of our loyal Jackas supporters who have once again pledged their annual support at Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. Your support makes a huge difference to the success of the Club both on and off the field. Likewise to our all our Club advertisers and supporters.

We strongly encourage all our members and supporters to get behind our sponsors in every way possible and to utilize their products and services wherever they can.

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Junior Update

2019 Training Schedule (From April 1st)

Note: Training will take place at Princes Park Oval 3 & 4 (Dover St, Caulfield South). 

U16s - Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm, Oval 4
U15s - Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Oval 4
U14s - Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm, Oval 4
U13s - Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm, Oval 3
U12s - Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm, Oval 3
U11s - Thursdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Oval 4
U10s - Thursdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Oval 3
U9s - Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Oval 3
U8s - Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Oval 3
Girls U16s - Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm, Oval 3
Girls U14s - Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm, Oval 3
Girls U12s - Thursdays, 5:15-6:30pm, Oval 4

Junior Fixture - Round 2 - May 5

For the full round fixture details, click here.

2019 Leading Club Goal Kickers

(After Round Finals Week 3)

65-Gabe Jotkowitz (U15 Jets)
47-Harry Sheezel (U15 Comets)

46-Jude Goldfarb (U14 Jets)
43-Jonty Israel (U11 Stars)
38-Aden Katz (U16 Jets)
34-Mia Zielinski (U14 Comets & U16 Girls)
31-Brett Jacobs (U16 Comets)
30-Itai Alford (U12 Comets)
29-Tye Marabel-Whitburn (U14 Comets)
28-Jhett Haeata (U13 Comets)
21-Ethan Lakman (U12 Comets)
21-Nicholas Pike (U14 Comets)
20-Ruby Page (U12 Girls)
20-Jethro Gunn (U12 Comets)
20-Zak Jacobs (U15 Jets)
20-Tai Kavallero (U16 Comets)
20-Justin Vogel (U16 Comets)

Note: U8, U9 and U10 players are not listed as per league instructions.

Goal Kickers of the Week

Gabe Jotkowitz (U15 Jets) - 2 goals

Upcoming Milestones

For upcoming milestones click here

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