Season 2015 is coming soon..
SEASON 2015 IS COMING SOON…
As we approach the first bounce, on behalf of the committee I want to remind all players, coaches, committee, family and support staff throughout the Yarraville Seddon Eagles community of our club’s Mission Statement. The Mission Statement, which is on this website, is applicable as a guide to everything we both do and aim to do.
As a club we do ‘aspire to achieve success’ but just as importantly, ‘a strong social environment for all’ must be achieved to ensure that success, by whatever measure, is best savoured.
Respect and recognition of our volunteers, the lifeblood of any community club, is not negotiable – disrespect to our volunteers should not be tolerated. That same respect must be extended to, and just as importantly be provided by, our coaches, support staff and members. We all are part of this club – we all contribute to and are integral to the success of our club.
We hear often about playing for the jumper – that is a simplistic statement but it also is what we all want from every player, be it a first year Eagles player or someone who has played over 100 games for juniors or seniors. Playing for the jumper means supporting all around you, and it’s about Leadership. Leadership not only occurs when running onto the field on match days. Every age group from our seniors through our Under 18s, and the Under 16s, right down set the example for all our teams, and as such are leaders of the club – we expect everyone to show the right example, right down to our Under 9s. It is not only about setting a strong example on how to act, such as in good sportsmanship (fair play); it is also about the support the older players provide to the younger players.
My time as the leader of this club will be limited, but my feeling for the club and those who have helped shape what it is, and my belief in those who will be the future leaders of the club, impose on me, as well as all those in the Committee of Management, a burden to ensure we work to provide that strong social environment. Hearing all that has been said recently about drugs in community football even right down in juniors, it is a huge challenge for club leaders throughout, not only the football leagues but right across the community.
Your club’s committee has established a number of policies that work to the key task of social responsibility. It is our responsibility that we cannot accept a situation where drugs are accepted in the club. Just as we monitor strictly the sale for consumption of alcohol to minors, we also must be strict on acting to ensure drugs do not come into the club. Whilst we are already a Level 3 Good Sports Club, over this next year I am committing our committee to develop a specific policy and related procedures to deal with drugs. We need to set a strong example for all coming through the ranks.
Our success as a club will be measured not only by the results on the field but on how we all set an example to our younger members and those to come in the future.
Thanks for your time.
Value of a community footy club
AFL Article reviewing the value of a community footy club.
WRFL Recruiting Umpires
WRFL Recruiting Umpires
The Western Region Football League’s statistics indicate that a number of footballers decide not to continue playing football after competing in Under 15, 16 or 18 competitions. If you would like to remain involved in football then why not consider umpiring as a field, boundary or goal umpire and get paid for your efforts. If you are interested there are two information evenings being held at:
MacKillop College Werribee Monday 2th March at 7pm
Caroline Springs Football Club Monday 16th March at 7pm
If you wish to have a chat then give Mark Westgarth (Director of Umpiring – WRFL) a ring on 0448-050-433 or email [email protected]
|David Newton General Manager Football Operations PO Box 2243 | Footscray Vic 3011 Ph: +61 3 9315 5400 | Fax: +61 3 9362 7779 | Mob: 0410 628 067 Whitten Oval, 417 Barkly Street, Footscray West Vic 3012 Email: [email protected]|
Date: 23/02/15 2:53 PM
From: David Newton <[email protected]>