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July Tribal Talk

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
There's less than 2 weeks until the award winning kids sports program is back! Click here to read our latest newsletter full of jokes, puzzles, recipes, great articles and more!

January Tribal Talk

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
2015 brings more fun in the Jungle! Click here to read our latest newsletter full of jokes, puzzles, recipes, great articles and more!

Tribal Talk

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Let the fun continue in Term 4 at Jungle Sports. Click here to read our latest newsletter full of jokes, puzzles, recipes, great articles and more!

Gamekeeper Profiles - Brodie Sandford

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

There's only 10 sleeps left until the world's best kids and toddlers sports program hits the courts once again for term 4, 2014! So we thought we'd take the time to sit down with one of our longest standing Jungle coaches to try and gain an insight into what makes Jungle Sports so special. Read our interview with Brodie Sandford below.

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Ok Brodie, let’s start with the basics.


Age: 25
Height: 187.1cm
Shoe Size: 13
Favourite Food: Any form of pasta
Favourite Drink: Water (from the jungle river)
Nick-name: Never had one!


What are your main venues?
Currently Mt Lawley on a Saturday, and Loftus on a Sunday! I have also worked in the past at Baldivis, Guildford, and Melville.


How are you enjoying your current venues? 
It’s great. A wonderful and varied group of kids. It’s great to be able to be ridiculous and silly with the kids who take to that, but working on their skills and seeing the results of that is also incredibly rewarding.


Do you have any favourite sports teams? 

West Coast Eagles and Toronto Maple Leafs.


Favourite kids movie? 
I can’t go past the Lion King. But more recently I loved How To Train Your Dragon.


Favourite song at the moment? 
The Jungle Jingle, of course! Or anything by Fleetwood Mac.


Favourite Jungle Game? 
Sleepy Turtles, Falling Monkeys, and Animal Races!


So, how did you first get into Jungle Sports and how long have you been with us for? 
My friend was working with Jungle Sports and said it was something I might enjoy. So I came and watched a session, and started running games the next week! I’ve now been here for 3 years, and am learning new things and enjoying it more every weekend.


So what is it about Jungle Sports that makes it so special for you?

It’s a combination of working with other gamekeepers who are so dedicated to giving the most fun and valuable sessions for their superstars, and seeing those superstars develop both their sporting and social skills throughout their time in the Jungle.

Also getting to know the parents and seeing that sense of community develop within a class over multiple terms is a very special part of the program.


When you’re not in the jungle, what do you spend your time doing? 
Playing drums, studying Human Biology, and watching Doctor Who.


And finally, do you have a favourite Jungle story?
Back when I was running sessions at Baldivis, one of the superstars gave the best impression of a sloth that I’ve ever seen. Minutes after the other superstars had finished the sloth race and were off getting a drink, this superstar was still painstakingly making his way across the jungle, in true sloth fashion. In spite of being the only superstar following the instructions, he did it to the letter, and gained my respect.

It was also hilarious.


Thanks very much for your time Brodie, enjoy the rest of your break, and have a fantastic Term 4!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tribal Talk - Let the fun continue in Term 3 at Jungle Sports. Click here to read our latest newsletter full of jokes, puzzles, recipes, great articles and more!

Gamekeeper Profiles - Grumpy Greg

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
There's only 10 sleeps to go until term 3, and some sessions have already filled up! To celebrate, we sat down for an interview with one of our senior gamekeepers, 'Grumpy' Greg Allen. 

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Ok Greg, let’s start with the basics.

Age: 19
Height: 187cm
Shoe Size: 10 ½
Favourite Food: Chicken Parmi
Favourite Drink: Iced Tea
Nick-name: Grumpy Greg

How’d you get that nickname?
I don’t know really, I’ve been working with Sean at Kingsway for the last few terms, and he started it and it just stuck. I think it’s just because kids think it's a funny name, I’m not really grumpy. Honest!


What are your main venues?
I've worked mostly at Kingsway & Mt Lawley, but rumour has it I’m getting the call-up to run some sessions up at Joondalup this term.


Excited about that? 
Definitely. I love being involved in sessions, but it’s just that little bit extra special when you’re in charge, and you see the kids skills and confidence develop.


Do you have any favourite sports teams? 

Freo Dockers, Brisbane Lions, and…Crystal Palace…


Favourite kids movie? 
Recently, The Lego Movie was really good. But I’m a big fan of the Toy Story series, and love seeing kids coming along as Buzz Lightyear on our dress-up weeks.


Favourite song at the moment? 
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors (Greg instantly regretted his answer, and wanted to change to something more ‘blokey’, but his appeal was rejected)


Favourite Jungle Game? 
Turtle Grab or Sleeping Lion


So, how did you first get into Jungle Sports and how long have you been with us for? 
The manager at the time played in my cricket team and thought I’d be good for the role, so he invited me down to have a look. I’ve been with Jungle now for just over 2 years.


And you obviously liked it if you’re still here 2 years on?
Yeah mate, it’s honestly the best job I’ve ever had.


Why is that? What is it about Jungle Sports that makes it so special for you?

I just love the parent/child interaction. It's so unique and from my experience it's just that little bit more magical for kids to learn their sports with a parent involved. And let's be honest, what kid doesn't love mum or dad pretending to be a crocodile chasing them around a jungle?



When you’re not in the jungle, what do you spend your time doing? 
Playing golf and shoe shopping.


And finally, do you have a favourite Jungle story?
Definitely one of other top gamekeepers Brodie Sandford getting a little bit too competitive with one of the 5 year olds at the Telethon carnival a couple of years ago. He knows what I’m talking about.


Haha, thanks very much for your time Grumpy Greg, hope you have a fantastic term 3 in the Jungle.

Time to venture back in to the Jungle...

Monday, April 28, 2014

It might have been a while since you last experienced the Jungle and we want to let you know that there have been some new additions to the programs to further increase the quality and enjoyment factor of every session.

We have reinvigorated every element of our programs – Jungle CUBS, Multi-sports, Soccer and Rugby have all undergone a rigorous process of ‘Jungle-fication’. All our games have a specific story, theme or pathway for your child’s imagination to run wild. All whilst learning the fundamental skills associated with the sports we cover.

We have added to every session -  be it new equipment, music, birthday cards, stamps, stickers or even some fun Jungle homework, Jungle Sports sessions will leave you and your ‘superstar’ excited to come back next week, next term and maybe even next year! Jungle is not just about sport, we strive to make each and every week an ‘experience’ from the moment you step foot inside the venue.

Our ‘gamekeepers’ are at the top of their game – there is nothing more important than the ‘right’ people to guide your child on their Jungle Journey. That is why we place so much time and effort into staff recruitment, training and quality control. Engaging and educating sporting programs cannot be delivered without engaged and educated personnel to deliver them.

Jungle Sports is an organisation that prides itself on achieving what is best for its members and the community around it.  By continually striving for the best, we can offer an environment where sport, health, development and fun can all come together to create a magical experience for you and your ‘superstar’.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar sandwiches recipe

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar sandwiches recipe

These cute little sandwiches are lined up to look just like the Very Hungry Caterpillar from Eric Carle's much-loved children's book. Pop them onto your party table and your mini guests will snap them up!

Serving Size:

6-8 children

Category:

Prep Time:

15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 loaves white bread, sliced vertically (you will need 12 slices)
  • butter 
  • 6 slices ham
  • 6 slices chicken
  • 6 slices cheese
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 green onion stalk (or you can also use celery)

You will also need:

  • toothpicks

Method:

Step 1. Gather all ingredients. 

Step 2. Lay 2 slices of bread out on a cutting board. Butter both pieces. Place ham on one slice, then cover with the other buttered slice. Repeat to make a chicken sandwich and then a cheese one.

Step 3. Cut out 5 circles from each sandwich using a mini cookie cutter.  

Step 4. Place on a platter in a wiggly shape to form the caterpillar's body - you can alternate each sandwich flavour if you like. Position tomato at the start of the body to become the caterpillar's head. Next, cut out two very small ovals of cheese for the eyes. Dab with butter to act as a 'glue', then stick onto the tomato to start forming the caterpillar's face. Slice small pieces of green onion for the pupils (again, using butter to 'glue' them to the eyes). Cut two long strands from the onion stalk to act as the caterpillar's feelers, and fix onto the tomato using toothpicks. See our video below as a guide. When finished, cover your sandwich caterpillar with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Kidspot Recipe link here

Jungle Kids in the kitchen - Healthy choc pops recipe

Friday, March 14, 2014

Healthy choc-pops recipe

These cute little chocolate balls are made in the food processor with dates, nuts and coconut oil and, best of all, there's absolutely no cooking involved!

Category:

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

0 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nuts
  • 15 dates
  • 1/4 cup (45g) sultanas
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 20ml (1 tbsp) coconut oil
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) water

Method:

Into a food processor add your nuts and process until crumbly. 

Add your pitted dates and sultanas, process again.

Add cocoa and coconut oil, mix again and then add your water with as much as you need to bring it all together in a dough-like consistency.

Press into a small lined, lidded container and chill in the freezer for at least an hour.

Roll tablespoon-sized balls, insert some ice cream sticks and turn them into pops!

Available at;

http://www.kidspot.com.au/best-recipes/Kids-cooking+5/Healthy-choc-pops-recipe+4848.htm

Jungle Rugby venues in Term 2 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jungle Rugby is on its way to the South and Central Perth in Term 2!


We have added a Jungle Rugby session to our Saturday Samson venue and our Sunday Mt Lawley venue. This gives Jungle Rugby members some flexibility to get their 'Superstar' involved.


Jungle Sports program coordinator Sean Fry is excited to see the addition of Rugby to other venues, "We've had great fun delivering Jungle Rugby up at Joondalup for a few years now. Expressions of interest for other regions come in almost weekly, so it was just a matter of finding the right mix of area and day".


Jungle Rugby is the only external program endorsed by Rugby WA and the Western Force for 3-7 year olds. Rugby WA Development Officer Tobias Hoskins has flagged Jungle Rugby as the best rugby-based preparation program on offer. "The team at Jungle Sports have tailored the Rugby program extremely well for the younger audience. You get a buzz from watching one of the sessions, rugby is at it's core but it definitely revolves around fun and enthusiastic delivery".


Registrations for the Jungle Rugby program in Joondalup, Samson and Mt Lawley open on March 17


Click this link to head to bookings page from March 17- 'Jungle Rugby Bookings'


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    "I must say, the Gamekeepers, Andy and Dan are doing fantastic job – consistently full of energy, enthusiasm and fun every week. I think most parents felt relaxed and enjoyed every session. I was recommended to Jungle Soccer and absolutely no regrets. I am extremely pleased and impressed with the way the Gamekeepers communicate to the children and the lesson/session plan - all very professionally organised and well planned. Keep up the great job, guys."

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