As we enter Round 3, I would like to acknowledge the great work and commitment of our volunteers who create a fun and supportive environment for our champion football players. It takes between 10-12 volunteers for each game of football and we remain fortunate to have so many families assist each week whether it be coaching, goal umpire or time keeper.

We celebrated the Round 2 ANZAC with pride. The club was fortunate to have special dignitaries Bill Telfor and Berdine Oxley Boyd from the Greensborough RSL attend games at Whatmough Park and Greensborough Park. Bill and Berdine spoke to and lead the Last Post for a number of teams before heading up to the clubrooms to be guest speakers in relation to the “ANZAC Spirit”. I was really pleased to see a packed clubroom listen to Bill and Berdine’s view on mateship and reflection on sacrifice. On ANZAC Day, I was very proud to see over 150 St Mary’s members participate in the Greensborough ANZAC Day parade and the honour for Matilda Blakey, Hayden Bolzon and Tom Hardy to lay a wreath on behalf of our club. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the great work of Warwick Veale who kindly gave up his time to paint the ANZAC emblem on Whatmough Park.

We are still looking to source several Team Sponsors and I encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor. A sponsor has direct access to over 1,000 members who have a strong history of “supporting our supporters”. It is our sponsorship and level of volunteerism that enables us to keep fees low and provide better value to our children.

Finally, a quick reminder that our Social Club is open this Sunday night with the Under 11’s age group hosting the night. There will be free food for children and adult meals for $5 as well as a $25 gift voucher awarded to one lucky player in attendance. Our Sunday nights are a great way to meet new people and the committee and give your kitchen a night off!

Paul Tobin
St Mary’s Greensborough Junior Football Club