News, Info & Resources
Belco Cats achieve Good Sports Level 3 Accreditation
We are a Good Sports club
Sporting clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and have a responsibility to our members and their families.
We have chosen to join over 9000 clubs across Australia taking part in the Good Sports program. Through Good Sports we are committed to managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas, which we believe will help us to provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment.
Together, we are helping inspire a healthier sporting nation.
For more information visit about being a Good Sports club visit www.goodsports.com.au
Cats welcome a new Sponsor
The Cats are delighted to welcome a new sponsor iPlay Belconnen.
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Return to Play; Revised date 24 -26 July 2020
On Thursday 9 July 2020, the ACT Government Chief Health Officer announced a postponement to Stage 3 of the Easing of Restrictions Roadmap until following a checkpoint conducted to be held on Thursday 16 July, 2020. Until such time residents within the ACT will remain at Stage 2.2 and our current Return to Contact Training Protocols remain in place. AFL Canberra has the utmost confidence in the regions football communities capacity to adapt and work together to ensure that everyone will be appropriately prepared to deliver the 2020 season.
Throughout this period the AFL have continued to provide up-to-date information to the local football community. You can view this here
Competitions will commence from Saturday July 25 providing junior participants with 10 weeks of football including the Finals Series with season dates below:
ActewAGL Junior Boys, Mixed & Girls – July 25/26 – September 26/27
CareSuper Rising Stars Women – July 26 – September 27
CareSuper Rising Stars Men – July 25 – October 10 (12 weeks)
Important mandatory requirements that must be followed to see physical activity start up again and the ACT Government are still in place and require all coaches, volunteers and participants to support these as the return of competition begins. The Belconnen Cats Plan reflects AFL Canberra’s Return to Group Training protocols, which is available here: https://aflnswact.com.au/return-to-play/
For information specific to teams training and contacts please check the teams list page.
Injuries, Insurance Claims & what to do
With the season now underway we will unfortunately (but hopefully not) see some serious injuries. It is often confusing about what we can do as a Club and how AFL Canberra supports us through this. If the injury sustained is significant you may wish to look into an Insurance claim. Marsh Insurance is the insurance company that covers the AFL & can provide this advice.
Making a Personal Injury Claim
If an injury occurs to one of the clubs players or volunteers, you should do the following:
Visit the Marsh AFL website to read the Summary information https://afl.jltsport.com.au/players/community
Download the Personal Injury Claim Form from the “Making a Claim” section. You will need to have this signed by the Belconnen Cats President prior to submitting it.
Complete the Claim Form and submit it to Echelon Australia within 180 days from the date of injury (sooner rather than later).
Do not wait for treatment to cease before making a claim
Talk to your Coach, Manager or a Committee member for further information.
Policies, Rules & Regulations
Keep yourself up to date with all the Policies, Rules and Regulations provided by AFL Canberra. We encourage you take the time to look over the Code of Conduct. A key document that helps keep our game safe, inclusive and seeks to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants.
You can view this through the AFL Canberra link here
Support the Cats by registering with Rebel Sport as a Belconnen Cats family when you visit the store.
Every dollar spent goes towards credits we can use for new equipment for our Cats teams.