What a magnificent day of football yesterday

Arrangements for the first home game commenced on Thursday with the rooms being prepared, sponsors board updated and canteen prepared. On Friday we had the carpet cleaners in and the new Television installed.

Saturday of course we had the setup of the ground, all the game day management, canteen, bar, pack-up and clean-up.

So into the details -

Deb Holmquest for the shopping for the canteen and preparing the rooms

Murray James – preparing rooms and updating sponsor board on Thursday, setup on Saturday morning and team manager for ressies

James Mackie – preparing room and updating sponsor board on Thursday, setup on Saturday, Timekeeper for Premier Division and various other admin duties

Mark Hope – preparing rooms and updating honour board on Thursday

Nathan Grabham – ground set up including goal post pads, bins, change rooms and video

Chris Webster – ground set up including benches, clubrooms, scoreboard and blues brother tent

Tim Growden – ground set up including benches, clubrooms, scoreboard and blues brother tent

Nathan Jones – ground set up including benches, clubrooms and balcony

Ben Konetschnik – BK got there early to set up and do the first shift on the BBQ

Josh Young – Club Umpire for both Thirds and Ressies only 3 weeks after his shoulder injury – Massive Effort Josh !!

Simon McCauley – Goal Umpire for thirds, relief ground manager and photography (while also setting up for the juniors on Sunday)

Jackson Tisdell – Another player who was injured (hamstring) in round 1 – Goal Umpire for Thirds, Runner for Ressies and Water Runner for Firsts ! Fantastic work Tissy

Ryan Nunn – Runner for Thirds

Dave Bowden – Runner for thirds (before playing firsts)

Hayden Kavanagh – Runner for thirds(before playing firsts)

Lynne Webster – Timekeeper for Thirds

Steve WIllmott – Scoreboard for both Thirds and Firsts and Timekeeper for Ressies

Heather and Zoe – Trainers for the whole day! Heather is heading overseas for a well-deserved break; hope you have a great time!

Ricky Pfeiffer – Assistant coaching throughout the day and clean-up

Pete Nissan – Goal umpire ressies

Kyle Hamilton – Goal umpire ressies

Lucas Johnston – Runner for ressies and firsts

John Parker – Assistant coach for ressies

Jason Cleaver – Assistant coach for ressies and firsts

Adam Johnston – Runner for firsts

Jono Hamilton – Runner for firsts

Ryan Davies – Arranged the very successful Sponsors Day. We have already had some great feedback from the sponsors who really enjoyed their day at the footy. Ryan is also the editor for True Blue. I hope your eyes are alright after some of the video you took as well !

Matt Mansfield – Canteen

Sean Janczuk – Canteen

Liam Dwyer (U17) and Jack Marshall (U17) – Scoreboard for Ressies  (with some of the other U17’s as well)

Mitch Knight – Arranging the television, assistant coach firsts

Phill Knight – team manager for firsts and general duties over the day

Bruce McQualter – After coaching ressies, Bruce then took over ground manager duties and helped with back up and clean up – I was shocked that Bruce could carry 4 goal post pads (all twice as big as him) at one time !

Also to all the Firsts players who assisted with the pack up and clean up

Finally it was great to see the number of people up in the clubrooms, especially the Bluebirds   who unfortunately went down to South’s 4

I hope that the list has noted as many of the people who was involved in helping make a day like yesterday so successful.  If I have missed anyone I apologise if I haven’t personally noted you, but rest assured we all appreciate the help that everyone gave yesterday.


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