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East Ringwood Junior Football Club (ERJFC)

Building strong and connected communities is important for everyone. Local footy clubs provide an opportunity to bring people together, increase participation in sport, promote social connection and create a sense of belonging. Research tells us that all these elements protect children, young people and adults from social isolation, alcohol and other drug use and poor mental/physical health.

The 'Our Club': A Place for Everyone Initiative undertook a Club Engagement Survey in June 2020 to find out how Eastern Football Netball League (EFNL) clubs are keeping members, supporters and the community connected whilst football was on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions being in place.

East Ringwood Junior Football Club (ERJFC) kept members connected during this time through:

  • Facebook pages for each age group
  • Coaches contacting players and families
  • Posts and emails from the President on a regular basis.

A spokesperson from the Club said "The posts and emails from the President worked the best as the members appreciated the messages and updates in relation to the season, as well as the current activities of the club even in the most difficult times. Hearing the messages from the top endorsed the club culture of inclusivity and the importance of every family and member of the club".

ERJFC would like to thank the council for the continued updates and information, and also during this time of slow introduction back to "normality" which has been very reassuring and offered much needed guidance. The Club also extends its thanks to everyone that has worked so hard for the cause!

Club website: East Ringwood Junior Football Club

Resource: 'Our Club': A Place for Everyone Initiative