Half way through Season 2016 and it’s probably a good time to take stock of what’s been happening at the club.
On the field the injuries continue to pile up including a large group of key players. Despite this, the Seniors are making a charge for finals football for the first time under coach Ant Voyage. Some tight pressure and intense football has seen the team push the top side to within a goal and knock off top 4 teams and finals aspirants.
The Reserves have struggled of late but have been playing with heart and effort. They will miss the finals for the first time in many years but continue to play good solid football despite being undermanned at times.
One positive aspect of the season so far has been the form of some of our younger players who are now starting to establish themselves in the Senior team and have impact in crucial games. A great sign for the future.
Off the field we have seen a couple of big events. The 2006 Senior and Reserve Premiership Reunions took place and were extremely well attended with in excess of 80 premiership players, past players and friends turning the event I to one of the best players days in the clubs history.
In the coming weeks we will be holding the now famous Chug-a-Lug Vote Count night on Saturday 20 August 2016 at the club rooms following our last game.
The 2016 Presentation Night will be held shortly after – please keep an eye out for details.
This will be another night not to be missed with the presentation of the best and fairest awards Keith “ Bluey” Truscott Award (seniors), Wal Davie Award (Reserves) , Bob Peters Most Determined and Don McDonald Best Clubman trophies as well as the prestigious Peter Hutchinson Medal.
I look forward to catching up with you down at the club supporting the boys or at one of the big social events coming up.
Tear ‘em down