MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A MASSIVE THANK YOU
It’s unbelievable we’re about to bid farewell to 2017 as it seems like yesterday I was running like a madman across Sandringham and Elsternwick ovals celebrating our Premierships. Combine that with our Reserves Final and the Seniors improvements and we were spoilt indeed this year. Thanks again to everyone involved at OCGAFC and we’re already looking forward to 2018.
We held our AGM a few weeks ago and a new Committee has been appointed for 2018. Before I go into the new team I would like to thank a few people.
Firstly Andrew Tsindos and Steve Derry who are officially stepping down from the Committee. Sos and Dez are the real deal – genuine Wellers and I think it is not unreasonable to say have kept our Club alive over the last decade. Their contributions have been IMMENSE and I could not have done my role this year without them. Steve will continue to support many things in 2018 and Sos will enjoy a very well earned break but I’m sure we’ll see him around. Please thank them when you see them.
I’d also like to thank Greg Tolson who is stepping down from the Committee. With a young family and a business to run he has his hands full. Thank you Greg. You are another great Weller and we look forward to seeing you at the Club in 2018.
Our Committee for 2018 is the following –
NEW – Boyd Elliott – Vice-President – a massive contribution in 2017 and we’re thrilled to have him in 2018
NEW ROLE – Katherine Bithavas – Secretary – fantastic to see Kath step up into this role
James Way – Treasurer
We’re also delighted that Anson Brownless will continue in 2018 with the Seniors along with Tim Killworth and Gavin Powell as Assistant Seniors Coaches. Massive congratulations to Tim for his current role with the Western Bulldogs AFLW Team.
Ken Schwab, Andrew Romanin and Jayden Tapscott are all continuing with our Women’s Teams and we are building well towards fielding a second Women’s Team in 2018.
I am also in conversations with people regarding Football Operations and hope to make an announcement in January for someone to support Tim Cottrell in 2018.
Our pressing needs are to identify coaches for the Reserves and Under 19 teams. We are in conversation with the VAFA about keeping the 2017 Under 19 team together. I WOULD WELCOME EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND IDEAS FOR THESE TWO ROLES AS A MATTER OF URGENCY. Please contact me on 0499 333 571.
I would again like to thank all our incredible sponsors and financial supporters. We cannot dare to dream without your backing and are always hugely appreciative of your generousity and backing.
Pre-Season 2018 begins January 22nd and I will update everyone regarding several 2018 initiatives early in the year including a HUGE GALA BALL which will form the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts for 2018.
As always we warmly welcome any offers to help on game days and throughout the year. It is EVERYONE’S club so if you can, be a part of it and help make 2018 another great year for the might Wellers!
Merry Christmas and have a wonderful 2018.