Welcome to the 2017 season!!
Welcome back all our Members, Supporters, and Sponsors for the 2017 season. I hope you all spent time over the holiday period relaxing with family and friends.
Our AGM was held on the 4th December and it’s a pleasure and honor to be elected as the Wodonga Hockey Club President, I also would like to thank Craig Mundy for taking on the role of Vice President. I look forward to working with Craig, and the rest of the committee, to continue the great work done by the committee over the last few years. Already the new committee is hard at work to make sure we have a great 2017 season. I would like to welcome back our continuing members Vanessa Flanagan, Melissa Pontt, Phil McQuilton, Kyle Brereton, Brett Noonan, Glenn Delaney & Kate Liddicoat. I’m also pleased to announce that this year Dan and Marianne O’Halloran, Ben Warhurst and Taylah Pontt have put their hands up to be on the Committee. Welcome aboard and we look forward to some fresh ideas.
The Committee has been busy over the summer months organizing fund raising BBQ’s, the ongoing running of the very successful Indoor Hockey Competition and thanks to Dennis Martin and Sherrie Wolter for their fantastic effort. We also participated in the City Council’s Children Fair, securing sponsors, and have commenced preparations for the Wodonga School Holiday Program 23rd January, the Hockey Victoria Road Show program 6-10 of February, the, Season Launch Evening and our registration “Under the Stars” on the 17th of February. All of this is even before we play our first game!!
I would like to thank our major sponsors for coming on board again this season. Without them we would not be able to invest in activities that are driving our Club’s growth – Blazing Stump Hotel, Quest Wodonga, Linfox, Hume Bank, Signs By Knight, and Graand Images Photography.
I would also like to thank both our past and future Individual Player Sponsors. Our players are very appreciative of the support.
Together, as a family we have come a long way over recent years, improving our sponsorship base, growing our playing numbers, and therefore ensuring we have a strong financial foundation. We have a lot more to do, and 2017 could be a big year and a turning point for the Club. I’m sure if everyone does their part and helps out we can have a very successful season and improve our results both on and off the field. To that end, I ask that every member of this great Club consider helping out if the opportunity presents itself. You don’t have to be on the Committee to lend a hand.
I’d like to thank Kyle and Glenn for all their work in securing funding to replace our playing surface, I’m sure that every player is looking forward to the work being completed.
I ask that you all support the initiatives the Committee is putting in place to ensure their ongoing viability and to continue to build Club momentum.
Alan Warhurst | President Wodonga Hockey Club