As we listen to the medical advice and await updates from the VAFA about a football season in 2020 the Committee has begun ‘future planning’ for a return to football for our 9 teams.
Our Vice Presidents of Football Peter McKenzie and Marty O’Driscoll are communicating with coaches to develop a 3-4 week implementation plan which will enable the club to ‘crank up’ our operations quickly. Club Treasurer Dom Barker has begun financial modelling for what a 9 week season might look like in terms of our costs and expected revenue.
We are all living with uncertainty and anxiety because the orderly procession of everyday has been dislocated. With schools closed, restaurants and cafes shut, community sport canceled and the roads and footpaths virtually empty our everyday routines have drastically changed. We are mindful that living in social isolation can cause distress and affect people’s wellbeing.
In this edition we have included the 2020 Mazenod OCFC Wellbeing framework designed by our Wellbeing Steering Group of Molly Noone, Simon Hall, Alanna Accarito, Michael Scammel, Jo Noone and Daniel Hayes. We are so thankful for their magnificent contribution to the Nodders and our great community.
For the last month Mazenod OCFC has been staying connected with our thousand Facebook followers, players, sponsors, past players and families with a targeted campaign to keep people connected and engaged. This has involved great work from our Communications team, our coaches, and our leaders. This has involved
- Best players quizzes on social media from the Past Players association
- Club 18 Coach Tom De Young’s hilarious Club 18 Match day parodies
- Senior Coach Dylan Cousins regular One on One calls with players
- Virtual trivia nights in playing groups
- Guest appearances from the fancy dress Godfather Paul Deegan in the senior women’s social media group
- Girls completing the fitness program together over ‘zoom’
- ‘Gaming’ teams playing off against each other
- The family dance off challenge with the Women’s program
- And much more
Thanks Victoria Police.. we are thinking of you
Our thoughts are with all Mazenod’s current and former members of Victoria Police after the shocking news of four Victoria Police officers killed in the line of duty. In the last forty years we have been so fortunate to have over 20 police officers play, coach and support Mazenod OCFC. Their experience and values have helped shape the character of our great club and I have personally watched them work in the background to help and lead our players in such profound ways. We are so proud of our Victoria Police connection and we sincerely thank them for their service to the people of Victoria.
Virtual Social Function: Saturday 23 May
Stay tuned: our amazing Social Committee led by Sam Deegan are planning are Virtual Club Function which involve small groups happy hours, followed by team trivia and a few other surprises. Keep the date free and join in when the invitation comes your way..