ABGC Football and Cheer Meetings Soon

It’s beginning to feel like summer and that means ABGC summer programs are beginning. Annandale Cheer will be holding an interest meeting soon. Please join us to learn more about participating in our popular Cheer program.

ABGC Cheer Interest Meeting

Thursday, June 7th

5:30pm – 7:00pm

George Mason Library

ABGC is also excited to host our annual Free Summer Football Camp. Registration is open now at abgc.org. Camp will be July 24-26 & July 31st from 6:00p-7:30p at Braddock Elementary School.   Go to abgc.org to register.

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We’ve Been Busy Here at ABGC

ABGCNews & Notes

There is always a lot happening at the Annandale Boys & Girls Club so we wanted to catch you up on some of this month’s highlights.

 Annandale U-18 Boys Win Soccer State Championship

The AUFC U-18 boys won the U.S. Club State Championship 2-0 last weekend. They now advance to the U.S. Club Regionals in Massachusetts in July.

ABGC Honors 2017 Football Player of the Year

Adhil is an A/B student at Holmes Middle School and has played football with the footballplayerofthe-year.pngAnnandale Boys & Girls Club since the age of 8.  He is a leader who rushed for 620 yards and threw 5 passes for 130 yards along with 10 solo tackles. Effort is something you can’t coach, either you have it or you don’t, Adhil has it all, brains, size, and the attitude to compete anywhere.

Adhil was voted captain of his team by his teammates and also volunteers at the library reading to younger students and raising funds. Adhil is a student mentor at Parklawn Elementary School and plays on the advanced band at Holmes Middle School. We look forward to watching him develop into a versatile and fearsome football player in the years to come.

National Soccer Team and ABGC Alum

Anna Heilferty has been invited to the USA Under-20 National Team camp at the end of February. Anna was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year at Boston University.

Ready for Lacrosse Season?

Registration is now open for Annandale Youth Lacrosse for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams.

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ABGC Football Registration is OPEN

Online Registration for the popular Annandale Boys and Girls Club Football program is now open.  You can sign-up online or in person at the ABGC office at 4216 Annandale Road.

Practice begins August 7th 6:00-8:00 pm on fields at Braddock Road Elementary and Ossian Hall Park.

Get a head-start by attending our free football camp July 31-August 4th.

Please share this flyer with your friends and neighbors and we look forward to seeing you on the football field this fall!  Contact ABGC Football Commissioner Robert Meadows (contact info on the flyer below) if you have any questions.

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ABGC Football Players Talk Shop With Jon Gruden

Last Saturday, Dick’s Sporting Goods and ESPN sponsored the James Lee Razorback’s and Annandale Boys & Girls Club Bulldog’s annual bowl game at the Razorback’s stadium. ESPN Monday night football analyst and broadcaster, former NFL Head Coach, Jon Gruden was the guest/host and even did some play-by-play calling.

Jon greeted the teams, shook hands with players, coaches fans and our commissioner. The 2015 Northern Virginia Football “Player of the Year,” Annandale’s Brian Boyd, was the Bulldog’s player representative and was also interviewed by Coach Gruden.

After the game, Coach Gruden gathered both teams together for a pep talk about football.  He wished both programs the best of luck on our upcoming season and presented Dick’s Sporting Goods and ESPN t-shirts and blocking dummy pads to both programs.

Jon Gruden, Dick’s and ESPN also presented both clubs with a $2,000 check on behalf of their sponsorship program.  We thank them all for their support and you can be sure Annandale football will put that money to good use.

It was a great day for Annandale football!!!!!

 

Congrats to ABGC Football Commissioner, Robert Meadows

ABGC Football Commissioner, Robert Meadows, has been inducted into the Northern Virginia Football League Hall of Fame.  Robert has been an Annandale coach and Commissioner for more than two decades.  He’s coached teams from the Ankle biter to 155 pound divisions, including many playoff teams.  He was the 2009 Coach of the Year and lead the 95 pound Central Division team to the County Championship that year.

Congrats and thank you to Robert for his many years of service and commitment to football in Annandale and Northern Virginia!

ABGC’s Robert Meadows Inducted into the NOVA Football Hall of Fame

RobertMeadows_headshotABGC Football Commissioner Robert Meadows will be inducted into Northern Virginia’s Football Hall of Fame on March 13, 2016.  Robert has been our Commissioner and coach for 21 years.  His leadership has consistently produced 5-8 Annandale teams playing each year in the Northern Virginia Football League. Robert has coached from the Ankle biter Division to the 155lbs Division and has led a playoff team 15 different times in that weight class level. During the 2009 football season, Robert led the 95lb Central Division team to win the Northern Virginia County Championship and was selected “2009 Coach of the Year.” He returned to the championship again during the 2012 football season when he led the 75lbs National Division team to the runner-up position in the Northern Virginia Championship game.

Robert is also ABGC’s “Player Safety Coach” making him responsible for providing coaches, parents, and players information on drills and safety tips.  ABGC, continues working with the Northern Virginia Football League, taking every step possible to ensure the game is safe for all of our players.

ABGC is so thankful to have Robert as a member of our family and congratulates him on his accomplishments and well-deserved honor as a 2016 inductee to the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame.

Yay, Robert!

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Jalen Walker – ABGC Player of the Year

Contributed by Robert Meadows, ABGC Football Commissioner

Jalen Walker has been selected ABGC’s “Player of the Year” at the 80lbs Central Division level in the Northern Virginia Football League.  Jalen played QB, OLB, and Safety. Jalen also used his God-given athleticism to return Punts and Kickoffs.

Jalen provided his team with positive offensive and defensive plays and was never afraid of contact; he excelled on the defensive side of the field consistently leading the team in tackles per game.  He also showed leadership skills on and off the field, leading his teammates by example.

Jalen practices throwing and running football plays during his off-time and watches football games every chance he gets.  He is a fiery leader on the field and is not afraid to adjust his teammates to line up or be in position on the field.  He always displayed good sportsmanship by helping the opposing team’s players get up after the play is over. His dream is to be a football player when he grows up.

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Jalen attends North Springfield Elementary School where he excels in the areas of math and athletics. He is considered the fastest kid at his school and his teachers and staff love his his positive attitude. He is on the school’s trusted Patrol team, plays travel basketball, and soccer and attends church with his family.

ABGC congratulates Jalen Walker for been selected as ABGC “Player of the Year.”

ABGC Football Playoff Action Begins!

Calling the play

ABGC football teams are certainly no strangers to end-of-season play as this year’s 2015 season marks the 21st year in a row ABGC football teams will be competing in the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL) playoffs.

This year ABGC has two teams facing playoff action: the Anklebiters Team led by Thaddeus Hush and the 115lb Team led by Brian Ecton.

The 115lb team will begin its quarter-final Wednesday, November 4th vs Dulles South at Sandburg Intermediate School beginning at 7:30pm.  The Anklebiters will compete in their semi-final game on Saturday, November 7th vs BRYC at Waters Field in Vienna beginning at 12:00 noon.

Please come out and support our ABGC teams as they compete to become Champions.