Firstly, congratulations to two of our young members who have both made this year’s State U15’s teams as goalies. Well done to Sabrina Earle-Sadler and Tristan Guest, the club is very proud of you and we wish you the best of luck during the Championships.
Congratulations also to another of our juniors. Jade Vorenberg, who umpired for Hockey Australia at the U15 Nationals in Brisbane last year, is now also representing WA for Rugby WA at the U18 Sevens State Team.
This promises to be a great year for the club with the enthusiasm so many are showing. All who attended last year’s AGM know that we have new uniforms this year with follow-on next season for the juniors. The uniform is shirt and shorts/skorts and is priced at cost $75. We will start by fitting out the first three men’s and women’s teams first, then with a second shipment the rest of the senior sides will be fitted out by the second game of the season.
Our head coaches Dean Evans and Graham Pilcher are enthusiastic for the season ahead and our board has already put many exciting plans into place. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Smedley as our new Development Officer for the juniors, with three other special coaches arriving during the season. Plans are currently underway to conduct the Redbacks Academy and Clinics for juniors of all levels for later in the year. Details will be sent out as they are finalised.
Pre-season training is gearing up as the season is very close. So far, we have had some disappointing numbers at training. So it’s about time you dust off the cobwebs, grab your mate/s and come on down. Most groups will be training on Thursday as we want to continue on with the good work from last year, building a bond between all senior members with dinners and a social drink. New members are welcome for every age group in the club 5-70, you are never too old.
We desperately need one, two or three people to work and manage the cooking and general running of the Canteen. The canteen manager will be a paid role this year for approximately 15-25 hours per week. If you would like to take on this role or happy to assist please contact me on 0409 084 325.