FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
The pre-season training is now complete and our series of practice games are done and dusted. We eagerly await the start of the season on Saturday. The club is looking forward to participating in Premier C and hopefully regain that winning feeling around the club again.
The club will be fielding 9 teams. Seniors, Reserves, Third 18, Senior Women’s, Senior Women’s Reserves, Under 19 Blues, Under 19 Blacks, FIDA Blue and FIDA White.
The Senior and Reserve teams will be fielding relatively young and inexperienced teams, I encourage all our stakeholders to come along to watch our games, give support to the players as we endeavour to regain respect in the Premier C competition.
New Senior Coach Dylan Cousins and his Assistant coaches have worked extremely hard throughout the pre-season on a new game plan, a plan that we are confident will make us more than competitive however it might take the group a bit of time to implement the plan. Please be patient!
The club held its inaugural Season Launch last Friday night with over 120, guests, supporters, players past & present in attendance. It was a great way to start off the season and we hope that this night will get bigger and better in the years ahead.
The club is excited to announce that OPEN CORP as our major Sponsor in 2019. Open Corp provides services in Residential Property Investment (Account Manager Justin Ellis), Finance / Mortgage Broking (Ian Smith), we thank Open Corp for their commitment and ask that you get behind Open Corp and seek their advice with your financial needs.
We also thank our other New Sponsors and existing partners:
- Advanced Office Interiors
- Asahi Beverages
- Bed Shed
- Brougham Press
- Chris Smith Gardening Service
- Code 5
- Collins Commercial
- Complete Pest Control
- Darren Gill Plumbing
- Dave McLean Building
- Gentile Building
- Ivans Pies
- Jim's Tyre Service
- Kevin King Upholstery
- Le Pine Funerals Glen Waverley
- Matt Fregon
- Mick Quinn Painting
- Morgan Financial
- Polans Truck Refinishers
- Star 21
- Steinfort Financial
- Vista Financial
- Waverley Toyota
- Young & Grant Accountants
These Sponsors are supporting the club WE NEED TO SUPPORT THEM.
I would like to thank the Sponsorship sub-committee for their efforts in working towards securing Sponsors, it is a tough, time consuming job. To Des Morgan, Matt Morley, Dean Bray and in particular Simon Grady who worked tirelessly for the first 5 months to secure new and existing Sponsorships. Unfortunately Simon has stood down from the role, we are grateful for his time, drive and enthusiasm towards such a tough job. We also extend our thanks to Simon for his kind and generous donation of a $ 3000 travel voucher that the club will use as a major raffle prize this year. Thanks Binga.
The club would also like to thank Wayne Poulter for his service to coaching at the club for the last 6 years. Wayne served as a Senior Assistant and more recently as the Reserves coach. Wayne has unfortunately had to stand down as coach due to increased work commitments. Wayne has helped develop many of our young players and pushed them up for Senior selection. We wish Wayne well in the future and look forward to seeing him down at the club sharing an Ouzo and coke with us. Thanks Poults.
The club is thrilled to announce that Paul McDonald will take over as Reserves Coach with Tim McEniry as his Assistant coach. We thank both of these men for stepping to the roles at such short notice and wish them all the best for the season ahead.
I hope to see as many supporters as we can at our games.
GO NODDAS !