This year is an important one for the club. This year is about the club and all members heading in the right direction. By being Wodonga Saints Members first, we will all play a role in building the club and charting it in the right direction.
There is already a great feeling around the club and this was only boosted at our Annual General Meeting, held on 12th November 2017. For the first time in over 5 years, all positions on the committee were filled and we even managed to fill two sub committees with specific areas of focus.
I am proud to be at the helm as president for another year and will once again be joined by Adrian Barry as Vice President. A big welcome to Matthew Turvey who comes on board as Junior Vice President. Anne Marry Barry stays on as secretary. One position that is always difficult to fill is the treasurer role, in a great sign for the club we had two people nominate for this position with Julie Hawkins being successful.
To assist with sponsorship this season we welcome Bart Hanrahan. With a big focus on “positive first” this year we have introduced a new role to the committee. The role of Publicity Officer will be filled by Claire Cartwright. Claire will assist with media interviews, club messages and the clubs image from the inside.
To ensure our footballers and netballers are aware as to what is happening and to give them a voice at committee meetings, Jonathon Campbell and Rachel Hansford have joined the committee as football and netball representatives respectively.
Rachel is also part of our social media committee with Kaly Smith and Chloe Graeber. The knowledge and experience between these three people will no doubt see us increase our social media footprint.
The club has also had strong support at social events and I am sure this year will be no different. This year we have a whole committee making sure that we are successful off the court and field. Kristal Slade, Allison Ross, Wendy Kolisnyk, Darren Shepherdson, and Bek Vennix will steer the social calendar this season.
With many of the above new to the committee it is obvious the club is on the right track. We also welcome Allan Skinner and Sinead Coleiro to the committee for the first time and welcome back to the committee, Stacey Zeinert, Adam Hawkins and Rhonda Strauss.
The legend Robert White continues as Football co-ordinator while Gina Skinner steps into the Netball Co-ordinators role.
With our coaches also being part of the committee, we are guaranteed to getting some great suggestions and strong decisions made.
Personally I want to thank all those that have continued on the committee this year and also thanks and welcome those new to the committee. New people and ideas is what will grow our club. I wish you all the very best in your respective roles.
Pre-season has kicked off for both football and netball with lots of new faces about. Make sure you are on the track putting your best foot forward. For more details Call Troy Vennix 0425 818 054 for football and Gina Skinner 0429 413 059 for netball.
It is a great time to get involved with the club, for sponsorship information call Dale on 0438 593 347.
Let’s get keen for 2018.
Wodonga Saints Football Netball Club