Central Coast Bombers
2022 Presidents Report
I write this report with a great deal of satisfaction on reviewing the Club's achievement in 2022. Firsly and most significantly the Club took on a lease of the main oval including the amenities and the passive areas at Adelaide St, a lease that will go hand in hand with the lease of the football Clubhouse from Central Coast Council. What that means is the Club will be responsible for all maintenance of the facility, mowing and all other facets of ground maintenance the cost of which will be mitigated somewhat as seasonal hie fees will not be applicable. But it is a game changer for the Club in that the facility will be available for AFL use all year round and the Club will control that usage. No more hiding from Council the fact we will be using Adelaide St out of season.
Responsible now for maintenance of the oval from our Club is Micheal McLeod and Ryan Stanton and it was with great pleasure that I was able to provide the Presidents Award for 2022 to Michael McLeod for the mountain of time and effort he provides selflessly in that area. It was also with great pleasure this year announcing the awarding of Life Membership of the football Club to Peter Harvey for his significant contribution in the category of Official over more than ten years.
I would also like to welcome Rob Manning to the Club, who since joining us at the beginning of the year has freely given up his time for the love of the Club. But that is all off the field, in my tenure as President now coming up to my 14th year I had not enjoyed success in the senior playing ranks, that is up until this year when our First Grade Men's team took out the Black Diamond Cup in a grand final held at Adelaide St Oval and against our arch rivals Terrigal -Avoca, who we hadn't beaten for 14 years prior to this season. It was with great pride that I was able to hand to our players and coach the premiership medallions on the day.
Honourable mention to our Black Diamond Cup Women's team that went within 3 points of beating Newcastle City in the decider, a team that had not lost a game by under 60 points all season. A dodgy 50 metre free gifted the win to City. But the nod to our women is more than honourable, I am very proud of what we as a Club have achieved in a short time frame, this year fielding a reserve grade women's team for the first time. Thanks Cassi White. An area for improvement however is the support or lack thereof provided to our reserve grade men's team. Some creditable performance by coaches and players that participated in the team oft times under duress. But flag for next season we need to do better as a Club in supporting all our players and teams. With that in mind I am happy to welcome back Jimmy Newburn to the coaching ranks who will take on the reserve grade men's for 2023. The Club enjoyed an outstanding result in Auskick participation with over 100 Auskickers jouning the Club in 2022 more than the combined total of all other centres on the Central Coast. Junior teams were successful in Under 11 and Under 13 boys winning their respective premierships. Well done. A disappointment was the inability of the Club to field Under 15 and Under 17 boys teams in competition in 2022. Hopeful this can be rectified going into 2023 and there are some passionate people involved in the process of putting together those teams now.
As always I would like to thank all the volunteers that contributed to the Clubs performances this year and whilst I won't name names because I am loathe to forget someone those include players, coaches, team managers, runners, water carriers, club umpires, supporters, canteen managers and helpers, bar managers and helpers, event managers and staff, my fellow outgoing Board Members and other officials. Last but not least I would like to thank our sponsors who add to our bottom line and make hard decisions easy in terms of spending and providing resources to in particular our football departments.
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”
Sunday 4th December 2022,
KVAFC Clubrooms at Adelaide Street Oval, Tumbi Umbi,
Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Killarney Vale Australian Football Club Inc. Central Coast Bombers, will be held on Sunday 4th December 2022, in the KVAFC Clubrooms at Adelaide Street Oval, Tumbi Umbi, commencing at 10:00am.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Attendance - Confirmation
2. Minutes of Previous AGM - Confirmation
3. Committee Reports - Presentation & Acceptance
4. Office-bearers - Election
5. Financial Statements - Presentation & Acceptance
6. Closure Nominations in writing are now called for to fill the following Committee positions and are to reach the Secretary seven (7) days before the scheduled AGM, namely:
• Ordinary Member (4 positions)
Nominations are to be submitted via email, which may be done so separately by the Nominator, Seconder and the Nominee and should be addressed to:
Authorised by the Executive Committee of the KVAFC FOLLOWING the AGM there will be opportunity for informal discussion and appointments to ex officio positions within the Club
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