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Newsletter September 2010

  1. 1. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter Issue Number & Date: Issue 28, 30th September 2010 (Laverton) Compiled & Edited By: Herb Gallina Senior Teams Exit Early in Finals! Chris Hudson wins Senior Best & Fairest Award. Welcome to all players, families, officials, volunteers, sponsors and supporters. After exits in week 3 for our Junior U14 (Grand Finalist) & U11 (Preliminary Introduction & Welcome RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott Finalists) teams, high hopes were held for our Senior sides in their respective finals campaigns. However the fairytale was not to be, with the U19s, Reserves and Seniors all eliminated in Week 1 at Waverley Park, in what was a brutal and sad day for Old Westbourne. Despite no ultimate prizes, we should all be proud that 5 out of 9 eligible Old Westbourne teams competed in the finals for 2010! Following our successful Auction Night and the Major Raffle Day, the Senior Presentation Night turned out to be another successful event, with Statewide Water congratulations going to Chris Hudson for taking out the Senior B&F award. Cartage Leigh Barnes, Brad Saunders and Brian Knee took out the respective (Statewide Labour Hire) Reserves, U19 and Club18 awards. (More details inside). In this issue, I’ll provide a snapshot summary of footy results (including finals & B&F results) and update you on ground conditions, site access and key dates, including the Club’s AGM on Wednesday October 27, from 7pm (James Mitchell Centre). Thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors for 2010. Go the Cricketers! – who are still looking for a coach, curator and more players! (see details) Keep working towards those common goals on and off the field. Go Warriors! Albion Hotel From our Club President, Adrian Lipscombe: Hello to all, Looking back at the year we have had, together with our 300 members, 11 teams play football this year, with 5 of them making the finals out of a possible 9. The under 14’s made the grand final the 11’s the preliminary final and the seniors, reserves and the 19’s making the semi finals. Congratulations to our U14s coach President’s Message Shaun Ellis who was named the Youth Coach of the year for the Western Region. Justin Horsburgh has announced his retirement. I had the pleasure of playing with Justin some 14 years ago. Let’s wish Justin well on his future endeavours and thanks for providing us with such wonderful highlights in such a stellar career. Wyndham Denture Additionally Damien Billman, life member, Committee member and (this year) Vice Clinic President, will not run for re-election to the Committee for 2011. Damien is a passionate and respected member of the Club and will leave us in a great position for today and tomorrow. Patten Pavement Services Mark Stevens, Vice President, who this year has stepped down from the Committee after 5 years - a man who was a sounding board for many of us, leaves us with legacy of professionalism and passion that has ensured that Club will move forward for the MAIN ARTERY future. (continued ->) Page 1 of 27 v0.1
  2. 2. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter A big thank you to the Leadership Group who is developing into a pragmatic and (Laverton) energetic part of the Club, ensuring the player group are engaged and driving the Club forward. The Past Players Association has also gathered momentum thanks again to Jeff Wilson, Gavan Flower, Leon Fairfield and Damien Billman for their contributions. Ivan Board Trophy: Over the course of the season there are many people that have given their heart and soul for the Old Westbourne Football Club. RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott The contributions of whole families, the McGinnes’s, Connors, Lears, Clarkes, Horsburgh’s and the Boards have put the Club in an excellent position not only for the future, but have also ensured the day to day running of the Club has been a success. This year’s winner of the Ivan Board trophy has been shared by two people that have worked selflessly for the Club on training nights, weekends and spent countless hours ensuring that all our members are given every opportunity to succeed. It is with great pleasure that I announce that Steve Herman and Graeme Clark are the recipients Statewide Water of this year’s Ivan Board trophy. Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) The relationships and the work they have undertaken, not only this year but in years gone by, will serve the Club in all key areas of its operations and strategic direction, not only for the now but also into the future. President’s Message Graeme is currently on an overseas holiday with his family. Steve has served as the assistant coach of the Under 14’s and as team manger of not only reserves but also the seniors on most occasions this year. Steve wears his heart Albion Hotel on his sleeve and has a motto that Jimmy Stynes has etched into the hearts and minds of many football followers of ‘doing whatever it takes’. Congratulations Steve and Graeme. Life memberships are the highest honour the Club can bestow on any of its members. Congratulations to Mark Aquilina on receiving life membership of the Old Westbourne Football Club. He is not always a mild mannered person but a ferocious warrior on and off the field. Its not always about the numbers, how many years of service or how many games the person has played, but about the passion and the commitment of doing something special not only for me but for my mates and the Club. He is respected and revered in many close knit circles of the Club. Many times he is unassuming and slips under the radar. Well done Mark. Congratulations to all the individual Junior and Senior players for winning their Wyndham Denture respective team awards, and especially to those who have received League Clinic recognition. A huge thanks to all the volunteers who were rightfully acknowledged and thanked at their respective presentation nights, including Committee members. Patten Pavement I encourage all to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27th October at Services 7pm (in the James Mitchell Centre – Westbourne School), and hence remind all coaches and Committee personnel to submit their end-of-year reports accordingly. MAIN ARTERY Kind regards, Ace, President, Old Westbourne Amateur Football Club Page 2 of 27 v0.1
  3. 3. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter The Ivan Board Trophy for Clubperson of the Year (Laverton) – Awarded jointly to Graeme Clark and Steve Herman. Graeme Clark, who unfortunately was not back from overseas. Graeme was a RUSSO PAVING committee man, responsible for all junior football operations, coached our inaugural & Wayne Nott girls/ youth team, attended most senior training/ team selection nights & jointly arranged school liaison during the season. Steve Herman, who was team manager for both the senior team & the reserves CLUB AWARDS team & arranged his weekly band of younger helpers, & transported them to away games. He was also busy with OWAFC each Sunday as Under 14 Assistant Coach. Both these members have put in many extra yards each week throughout the season & thoroughly deserved the recognition & their ‘Ivan Board Best Clubperson’ plaques. Statewide Water Cartage Life Membership – Awarded to Mark Aquilina -> (Statewide Labour Hire) On behalf of the committee & members President Adrian Lipscombe, with endorsement & support from Adrian Board, awarded Life Membership to Mark Aquilina. Mark has been at the Club for well over 10 years, has played over 200 games & has served on the committee for 7 years, including 3 years as Club secretary. He currently co-ordinates the Club communications & is arranging an updated website with Gavan Johnson. Albion Hotel Congratulations to Mark Aquilina & thank you, from all members, for your Club effort over all the years. The ‘first port of call’ relevant contacts are as follows: Football Operations Senior Football Manager – Football Operations and VAFA Member/contact: Damien Billman: Ph. 0409 210 208 Email: Junior Football Manager – Football Operations and WRFL Member/contact: Graeme Clark: Ph. 0414 984 702 Email: Cricket Contact – Cricket Operations: Luke Hudson: Ph. Email: (or contact Paul Hudson on 0421 841 719) Wyndham Denture Clinic These gentlemen are the first contact for general football and cricket operations and league matters. Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 3 of 27 v0.1
  4. 4. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter Sponsors for 2010: (Laverton) We ask all our players, families and supporters to acknowledge our sponsors and use their products and services when the opportunity and need arises. To all our existing sponsors, as part of our endeavour to continuously improve, we value your feedback and welcome all opportunities to improve the value of your Our Generous Sponsors (Sponsorship for 2010) sponsorship arrangement with the Club. For those contemplating being new sponsors in 2010 or 2011, with products or services, in-kind one-off or long term relationships, please contact the Club (via your preferred contact, team or via e-mail at RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott ) to discuss the range of sponsorship and advertising options available. NEW SPONSORS ALWAYS WELCOME! With great opportunities on our new-look Website!! The Club encourages all members, players, volunteers, supporters and families to support our kind sponsors. They will offer you the best deal in town! Statewide Water We would like to thank all our sponsors, and ask everyone at the Club and all readers to acknowledge and reward this Cartage generous support by availing themselves of the various quality products and services offered by these companies. And (Statewide Labour Hire) mention that you are from Old Westbourne AFC when you obtain your product or service. In addition to our Corporate sponsors, we would also like to thank all the individuals for their kind donations, the player sponsors, service and product discounters, in-kind providers, grant providers and anonymous sponsors. Below is a snapshot of how all our teams finished their Home and Away Seasons, as at August 22, 2010. Juniors played 15 Rounds (WRFL) Albion Hotel (Home and Away – Season End) U9 (blue): A great year of football with loads of fun and excitement! Season 2010 – SNAPSHOT U10 (red): A very pleasing year all round – now for U11s! U11B: Won last game. W12, B1, L2. Finished 2nd out of 9 teams. (Finals! – see below) U12B: Lost last game. W1, B0, L14. Finished 12th out of 12 teams. U14C: Won last game. W10, D1, B0, L4. Finished 3rd out of 8 teams. (Finals! – below) U16B: Lost last game. W2, D1, B0, L12. Finished 7th out of 8 teams. Youth Girls played 14 Rounds (AFL) YG (Western): Lost last game. W0, B0, L14. Finished 8th out of 8 teams. ClubXVIII played 15 Rounds (VAFA) Club 18 (Nth): Lost last game. W2, L13. Finished 10th out of 10 teams Seniors/Reserves & U19 played 18 Rounds (VAFA) Wyndham Denture Clinic U19 (Nth2): Won last game. W10, F1, L7. Finished 3rd out of 10 teams(Finals! – below) Reserves D2: Lost last game. W10, L8. Finished 4th out of 10 teams. (Finals! – below) Patten Pavement Seniors D2: Won last game. W10, L8. Finished 4th out of 10 teams. (Finals! – below) Services MAIN ARTERY Page 4 of 27 v0.1
  5. 5. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter Results: (Laverton) U14: Won Semi Final v Sunshine, 7.6-48 d 6.4-40 ☺ * FINALS FOOTY* Won Prelim Final v Hoppers Crossing, 4.10-34 d 4.3-27 ☺ Lost Grand Final v Werribee Juniors, 12.12-84 d 5.3-33 U11: Won Qual Final v Hoppers Crossing, 5.4-34 d 3.5-23 ☺ Lost Semi Final v Wyndhamvale Juniors, 10.6-66 d 7.7-49 but still alive ☺ Lost Prelim Final v Hoppers Crossing, 6.7-43 d 1.5-11 RUSSO PAVING U19: Lost Elimination Semi Final v Old Ivanhoe, 24.17-161 d 7.6-48 & Wayne Nott RESERVES: Lost Elimination Semi Final v Old Paradians, 11.9-75 d 2.7-19 SENIORS: Lost Elimination Semi Final v Old Paradians, 14.15-99 d 9.7-61 Congratulations to the following players who won their team best and BEST & FAIREST AWARD WINNERS fairest awards: Statewide Water Cartage Seniors: Chris Hudson (Statewide Labour Hire) Reserves: Leigh Barnes Club18: Brian Knee Under 19: Brad Saunders Youth Girls: Skye Whittle Under 16: Jason Robinson Under 14: Ahmed Zahraman Albion Hotel Under 12: Paul Tomelty Under 11: Kyle Bistisi Under 10: n/a Under 9: n/a For other place-getters and award winners, please refer to the team news section. The following Committee persons were additionally recognised at the Senior Presentation Night for their services to the Club in 2010: Committee Recognition Secretary Merchandising Val Lear Beryl McGinness President Treasurer Vice President & Wyndham Denture Adrian Lipscombe Troy Dennis Senior Operations Clinic Damien Billman Publicity Junior Operations Info Manager Patten Pavement Herb Gallina Graeme Clark Mark Aquilina Services Cricket Rep. L L Nominee Volunteer Luke Hudson Ivan Board Matt Campbell MAIN ARTERY Page 5 of 27 v0.1
  6. 6. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) The following Volunteers were recognised at the recent Presentation Evening for their assistance to team and Club during 2010. Thank you to the following: Seniors Coach Assistant Coach Boundary Umpire Brett Connors Daniel Slattery Matt Walson RUSSO PAVING Seniors & Reserves & Wayne Nott Team Manager Goal Ump. & Water Water Steve Herman Jaiden Direen Geoff Barnes Water & Goal Ump. Timekeeper Trainer Hayden Innacone Ivan Board John (Chuck) Connors Interchange Mitchell Herman Statewide Water Cartage VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION (Statewide Labour Hire) Reserves Coach Assistant Coach Boundary Umpire Andrew Horsburgh Phillip Mesman David Marino Club Umpire Ashley Royston Under 19 Albion Hotel Coach Assistant Coach Team Manager Darren Saunders Fred Hall Alan Porter Goal Umpire Runner Trainer Mark Robinson Derek Rathbone Chris Barry Club XV111 Coach Team Manager Boundary Umpire Simon Christo Andrew Christo Nathan Clark Senior & Reserves Trainer Trainer Trainer Tarnie McGinness Kate Leece Jessica Davies Canteen Canteen Canteen Christine Dennis Ra Hare Brydee Cardy Wyndham Denture Clinic Timekeeper Ann Davidson Patten Pavement Under 19 Club XV111 Services Canteen Volunteer Tanya Tesoriero Beryl McGinness MAIN ARTERY Page 6 of 27 v0.1
  7. 7. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) Old Westbourne proudly congratulates the following players for their LEAGUE AWARDS - outstanding performance this year, and duly acknowledged by the League as follows: PLAYERS U14 Ahmed Zahraman WRFL U14C B & F - Runner up U16 Moey Zahraman WRFL U16B B & F - Winner RUSSO PAVING U19 Bradley Saunders – VAFA U19 Nth(2) - Winner & Wayne Nott Behind the Scenes - 2010 Season Statewide Water Cartage LEAGUE AWARDS - COACH (Statewide Labour Hire) th On Monday 6 September 2010 The Australian Football Coaches Association held their Western Region Annual Coach of the Year Awards Dinner. Shaun Ellis (Old Westbourne U14’s Coach) was a nominee in the Youth category (U14’s). He was up against other Clubs like Albion U18’s, Interleague U15’s, Yarraville/Seddon U16’s, Sydenham/Hillside U16’s and Sunshine U14’s. Albion Hotel Shaun Ellis was awarded Western Region Youth Coach of the Year for 2010. He is now invited by The Australian Football Coaches’ Association to the 2010 th Victorian Coach of the Year Awards which is held at the MCG on Friday 5 November 2010. Sayers Road Auskick & Old Westbourne Amateur Football Club proudly congratulate Shaun on this fantastic achievement and wish him well for the Victorian Coach of the Year Awards in November. (Submitted by Craig Newland, Sayers Rd Auskick.) Please also refer to the Club Website, Club Calendar and your team Newsletters for more details. Wednesday 6th October – Club Committee Meeting – 7pm (Tigers Clubhouse) Calendar and Events • General Club News, • Saturday 9th October – Stocktake – 10.30am (Club rooms) Wyndham Denture • Wednesday 13th October – Junior Committee Meeting? – TBC Clinic • Wednesday 27th October - 2010 Annual General Meeting – 7pm (James Mitchell Centre – Westbourne School) Patten Pavement Keep checking the Newsletters, flyers, emails and your team leaders for important Services upcoming events, dates and start times. Your team newsletters and team managers have the most up-to-date information. See also the team news section in the newsletter. MAIN ARTERY For fixtures & results, see the WRFL, AFL and VAFA websites. Page 7 of 27 v0.1
  8. 8. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter 2011 Coaching Positions (Laverton) 2011 Coaching Positions There has been a relatively poor response to advertisements for coaching & assistant coaching positions for all teams—seniors, reserves, Under 19, Under 18 & Club XVIII teams in the VAFA, Youth Girls in the AFL, plus U 9, U 10, U 11, U 12, U 14, & U 16’s in the WRFL—which were placed in local papers & VAFA & WRFL Finals Records. Enquiries and applications may still be submitted to the Club. Enquiries to Graeme Clark, Ivan Board, Val Lear or President Adrian Lipscombe on RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott;;;; If you are interested, or you know of someone who may be interested, please convey contact details to Ivan Board (Tel. 9749 3808 or 0422 389 102) ASAP. Statewide Water Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) NEW LIGHT POLES! Two new light poles have been received for the West (Williams) oval. When installed (pending final footing design and building permit), they will provide much needed relief to the (main) East (Colledge) oval, especially with the heavy training workload. This is a significant capital expenditure for our Club, and there are ongoing plans to raise funds during the year and into next year to assist with the costs associated with Albion Hotel Light Poles this important project. These include major raffles, BBQs and other functions, including the recent Club Auction Night and Major Raffle. Australian Sports Foundation: The Club has received advice from the Australian Sports Foundation (which is a Government initiative to promote sporting projects in Australia) that the Old Westbourne Training Lights Project is eligible for tax deductibility benefits for donations. Please refer to the letter and donation form attached to the Newsletter. ASF donation forms have been prepared (copy available back of this Newsletter and on Website in the near future). Donations of $2 or more will be tax deductible. Old Westbourne is also to receive consideration for a discretionary grant. Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 8 of 27 v0.1
  9. 9. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter Annual General Meeting—Change of venue. (Laverton) The OWAFC AGM is to be held on Wednesday, 27th October at 7.00 pm. It has previously been decided, & advertised in the Westbourne School newsletter, that it would be held upstairs in the Andrew Park Pavilion. The school has now advised that with examinations to be held from Thursday 28th October to Thursday, 18th November that the upstairs room will not be available from the set up on 27/ 10 until after the end of exams. The school has granted use of the James Mitchell Centre for the AGM so that will RUSSO PAVING be the new venue. All members are urged to attend the meeting & some drinks should & Wayne Nott be available. Coaching for 2011. Response to our advertisements for all senior & junior coaching positions has generally been a little disappointing. If you are interested, or you know of someone who may be interested, please convey contact details to PP Ivan Board (Tel. 9749 3808 or 0422 389 102) asap. Statewide Water The sub- committee is arranging interviews & your assistance with more candidates Cartage may avoid the need for re-advertising & subsequent delays. (Statewide Labour Hire) Volunteers for 2011. NOTICE BOARD If you are considering being a volunteer for next season, or if you know of someone who may be interested, please convey contact details to the Club committee— preferably Graeme Clark for any role with junior teams or the girls team, or Ivan Board for any of our VAFA teams. Team managers are crucial to Club operations & early appointment & available guidance is a major objective for 2011. Albion Hotel Similarly if you are considering, or would like to have preliminary discussions about , joining our Club committee please contact President Adrian Lipscombe, Past Pres Ivan, or Graeme Clark for an informal chat. Nominations for all committee positions should desirably be lodged in writing with Club secretary Val Lear 7 days prior to the AGM. Annual Reports. All applicable people are reminded to get their annual reports to Secretary Val asap, so that the total consolidated annual report can be finalised & produced well in advance of the AGM Membership Tickets/ Cards Wyndham Denture Any OWAFC members who have paid their 2010 dues & have not received a Clinic membership card should contact PP Ivan for their card. These membership cards are essential to legally allow entry to our licensed area—the upstairs portion of Andrew Park Pavilion—for any football or cricket function where alcohol may be served. Whilst Patten Pavement the football season may have finished the licence is yearly (with Club licence fees due Services by 1st January each year) & the Club membership will continue until near the start of the 2011 football season when new membership fees will be set & new membership tickets prepared. MAIN ARTERY Page 9 of 27 v0.1
  10. 10. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter Ground report: (Laverton) Good rain over August and September has seen the condition of the ovals stabilise somewhat and, along with maintenance works, we can hope to see a significantly improved surface over the coming Spring and Summer months, compared with last year. However, the colder than expected start to Spring has not provided the ideal Ground Report conditions for new growth. Fingers crossed for the next few weeks!! We thank all teams for their patience and understanding during the season, RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott especially during the last several weeks. Hopefully the West oval will be able to be utilised more next year, with the installation of the new light poles. Our special thanks to Graeme Clark of “Statewide Water Cartage” for his assistance and generous rates for services offered to the Club and school over the summer period. Statewide also offers Labour Hire Services. Contact Graeme on 0414 984 702 for his services. Statewide Water Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) Access to the school (Clubrooms etc) from Sayers Road is no longer possible with construction works for the new Year 9 Learning Centre. NO ACCESS IS PERMITTED via the ‘old farm gate’ off Sayers Road, so all traffic should progress via the main school entry off Sayers Road or via Marquands Road (Gate C). ACCESS Update Albion Hotel Work on the new entry via Sayers Road (at Doubell Boulevard), plus other internal access road systems, is currently underway and is expected to be completed soon. Next year should see a vast improvement in access and parking provisions at the Club. When works are completed, general access via the school will not be permitted. Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 10 of 27 v0.1
  11. 11. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) Your Club and Team needs Volunteers! The Club and all teams express their thanks to all the volunteers who offered their precious time and efforts to the multitude of tasks required to make it possible for the players to take the field on game days in 2010. Volunteering is fun and rewarding, course training is paid for by the Club, and RUSSO PAVING remuneration may be available for senior team trainers. Start thinking about next Volunteers & Wayne Nott year! Please refer to your Club or team management if you are willing, prepared and able to assist in any way. As with previous years, trainers are likely to be urgently required for some teams. Pre-qualified first-aiders and some medical/nursing staff may already have the required pre-requisites. Also, check local newspapers and take note of other Club advertisements seeking coaching and training staff for 2011. Please contact the relevant Coordinator, Coach or Team Manager should you wish to Statewide Water ‘lock in’ to assist with a team role for 2011. Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) Note: Whilst parents most often fill the volunteering roles for Junior teams, Senior teams all over the Region struggle to find regular volunteers. Please be mindful of this when attending matches, and offer assistance when you are in a position to help. Need a top up? NOW is the time to think about Albion Hotel a refresher course for 2011. Note to anyone wishing to volunteer – course fees are paid for by the Club. Courses The Club always needs team trainers and Club Umpires. Check the status of your current registration. Are you due for renewal? Keep an eye and ear open for when courses are announced. Also, Wyndham City Council is offering education and training opportunities as part of the Wyndham Volunteer and Community Learning Program. Check their website for upcoming courses that may be of interest to you. Most courses are free, except for First Aid. Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 11 of 27 v0.1
  12. 12. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) Coaching and team manager details - 2010: Team Coach Assistant Coach Team Manager Seniors Brett Connors Daniel Slattery, Steve Herman Justin Johns Reserves Andrew Horsburgh Phil Mesman Steve Herman RUSSO PAVING All Coaching & team officials & Wayne Nott Under 19s Darren Saunders Fred Hall Alan Porter Club XVIII Simon Christo - Andrew Christo Details for 2010 Under 16’s Mark Robinson Bruce Anthony Mark Stephens Scott Miles & Jesse Miles Under 14’s Shaun Ellis Steve Herman Steve Lowery & John Di Gregorio Statewide Water Under 12’s Ian Walson & Ian Fox Michelle Grimley Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) Under 11’s Brian Knee Dean Stanley Val Lear Under 10’s Tony Costa Paula Stephens Robert Jerkovic & Chris Stephens Under 9’s Cameron Mullenger Luke O’Brien Gavin Johnson & Warren Mathews Youth Girls Graeme Clark Margaret Hetherington Albion Hotel For further details: Or Senior or Junior Football Operations Managers. OWCC NEWS Cricket News The Old Westbourne Cricketers are looking for a Coach for the upcoming 2010/11 season. Wyndham Denture Also, the cricketers are seeking a curator for the upcoming season. Please pass on Clinic this message to anyone who may be interested. The Club also advises that PLAYERS are also required and, with the cancellation of Patten Pavement Rounds 1 and 2, this provides ample opportunity to hone those skills. Services Please contact Andrew Purcell – Cricket Operations Manager by email on or Mobile on 0418 111 080. MAIN ARTERY Refer also to the flyers in the back of the Newsletter for more information. Page 12 of 27 v0.1
  13. 13. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter Those boots were meant for playing………. (Laverton) OLD FOOTY BOOTS Hey mums and players! Have you gotten too big for your boots? Well, don’t leave those small footy boots at home gathering dust, RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott and never throw them away if they’re in good condition. Why not bring them into the Club on training days and offer them for ‘cheap’ sale or as a giveaway to a smaller Old Westbourne player who could use them for 2011? This is a great way to get those boots back where they belong……on the footy field! Don’t throw them away! Find those old boots and put them in a safe Statewide Water place, ready for the next training day in 2011! Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) Use of Club Name and Please note that the Club’s name and Logo shall only be Logo used and promoted as authorized and/or approved by the Committee. Team Newsletters are an approved use of the Club name and logo. The Club needs to ensure that it is seen in the best light in the Albion Hotel football, school and general communities. Please check with the Committee should you have any questions in this regard. Thanks. Team News and Player Milestones U19 News: 2010 Captain: Bradley Saunders Vice Capt: Scott Rathbone Deputy VC: Jamal El Hawly Head trainer is Chris Barry. Results of Best & Fairest Awards: B & F Winner Bradley Saunders B & F Runner up Jamal El Hawly 3rd B & F Matthew Patterson Most Improved Chris Sneddon Most Courageous Justin Porter Wyndham Denture Coach’s Award Scott Rathbone Clinic Congratulations to Bradley Saunders – VAFA U19 Nth(2) B&F Winner Patten Pavement Services Leadership group: Bradley Saunders, Scott Rathbone, Jamal El Hawli and including Matty Patterson, Nathan Hall, Justin Porter, Adam Crossman and Nick Cardillo. MAIN ARTERY Page 13 of 27 v0.1
  14. 14. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) Club18 News: 2010 Captain: David Hudson. Results of Best & Fairest Awards: B & F Winner Brian Knee B & F Runner up Daniel White Best First Year Player Matthew Fry Coach’s Award Chris Thomas RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott Seniors & Reserves News: Seniors Captain: Frank Pavez, Vice Captains: Charles Hunter, Gary Walker, Paul Hudson. Team Manager: Steve Herman, Senior Assistant Coach – Justin Johns Leadership Group :Frank Pavez, Gary Walker, Paul Hudson, Grant Connors, Chris Hudson, Jason Nikola, Mitch Wilson, Damien Lockwood, Justin Johns & Heath Hunter Team News and Player Milestones Statewide Water Results of Best & Fairest Awards: Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) Seniors: Reserves: . B & F Winner Chris Hudson B & F Winner Leigh Barnes & Special News B & F Runner up Justin Johns* B & F Runner up Josh Lawn 3rd B & F Frank Pavez 3rd B & F Matt Whiting Top Goalkicker Chris Hudson Most Determined Tim Davidson Rookie of the Year Daniel Riosa Most Promising Trent Willson Coach’s Award Kris Miller Coach’s Award Jason Andrades Albion Hotel *Note: Justin Johns was also the highest vote getter in the VAFA D2 awards. Congratulations to all the winners. It was a big year for milestones…congratulations to the following: 2010 Club Milestones – games. 300 – Andrew Horsburgh 200 – Mark Aquilina 200 - Glen Robson 150 - Frank Pavez 150 – Gary Walker 150 - Kris Miller 100 - Paul Hudson 100 – Matty Whiting Wyndham Denture 50 - Brett Connors Clinic 50 - Shaun Gill 50 - Chris Hudson 50 - Heath Hunter Patten Pavement 50 - Josh Lawn Services 50 - Damien Lockwood MAIN ARTERY Page 14 of 27 v0.1
  15. 15. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter …And from the Senior Coach on Presentation Night. (Laverton) It was great to see so much support for the Club on a very special night while we are all after team success it is still important to recognize some individual efforts. It was an interesting year as far as our results went and our consistency. Our best was certainly good enough however our worst wasn’t pretty. We welcomed a number of new players to the Club and it took as a few rounds to get the team to gel, but I think any time you make finals that is a good result and we probably finished were we deserved to finish, hopefully from the result the players RUSSO PAVING learn from areas of weakness and improve on them over the summer. & Wayne Nott As some of you may be aware I have decided to step down as Senior Coach of Westbourne, the people who know me well understand this was not an easy decision and probably wasn’t made until Jo and I found out that we are expecting our 3rd Child. Given this addition I have decided to free up some time to support my wife and children. Amazing football Club, we have been through some challenging times not just on the footy field but also off, and it was during these times that I realised the importance the footy Club plays as a support network for all. I had it on the player’s handbook Statewide Water which we used for recruitment that it is more than just a football Club. I honestly Cartage believe this and it has shown true in so many of these difficult situations. While we all (Statewide Labour Hire) love our football it is actually secondary to the relationships and bonds we build over SENIOR COACH REPORT our time at such a great Club. I know for Jo and I we have meet some lifelong friends here at Westbourne and we thank you for welcoming us in. Awards B&F Chris Hudson Early had to adjust to local footy again which at some times can be challenging, He is an absolute stand out player in our competition and it all starts with the standards he sets on the track, which he was able to instil into the team over the last 2 months of Albion Hotel the season. Work rate is unbelievable the stand out for me was against OP in the last round were he just willed himself to every contest in the last 5 mins. I have no doubt he would be a great captain in the future. R Up Justin Johns Fantastic recruit to the footy Club, came on as an assistant coach so with the extra responsibility was still able to stay focused on his footy. Probably didn’t play in his traditional position on the wing but I thought he just set us up on the half back line. Another one who leads by example on the training track. Also our highest vote getter in the League B and F 3rd Swoop What can I say, Mr consistant over the last three seasons Swooper has finished in the top 3, which is a fantastic effort, this year he stepped it up with his fitness and came back pre season in the best shape he has been in since U19 days. He just does the best he can every week and has clearly had another outstanding season. Best First Year: Daniel Riosa Wyndham Denture It’s always enjoyable working with young up and coming players as usually they have Clinic come up from the junior ranks as the best players and then all of a sudden they need to work their way back up from the bottom, and let me tell you this guy really surprised me, he bulked up over summer and came back with plenty of confidence. Patten Pavement For most of the year it would be fair to say he didn’t play in his preferred position but Services played a very important role each week, some weeks in the middle others down back. Leading Goal Kicker: Chris Hudson MAIN ARTERY (continued ->) Page 15 of 27 v0.1
  16. 16. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (continued) (Laverton) Coaches Award: Chris Hudson It’s pretty tough to come up with the coaches award as there are so many players that work hard and try their best for the team, but this guy is somebody that I believe in the last 2 years has improved out of site in my view, simply by being able to understand and implement our game plan every week under all conditions. He is probably somebody that may not have been in everybody best side come start of the RUSSO PAVING year but I guarantee he would have been at the end. He played his role and was & Wayne Nott rarely beaten. I believe in getting honest feedback from the players regularly as if you get it at the end of the year it is too late, this guy I would call after every single training session for the past 2 years and would give me honest feedback on training and games. I know I could not have improved as a coach without his support. He also understood how important social function where to me when it comes to bringing a team together and even though he was not the social coordinator he took on this SENIOR COACH REPORT responsibility I am sure to help support me and the Club. For these reasons I am very honoured to acknowledge Miller. Statewide Water Cartage Thank You’s (Statewide Labour Hire) The Club for the Opportunity to coach it was always a goal of mine to coach and to have had the opportunity to coach at such a supportive Club has been a great experience. Committee especially Ace, Billy, Mic, Cliff, Fridge, Mark, Greame Senior Coaches Slatts, Johnsy, Buzz, Simon, Phil, Darren, Freddy, Matty, Dave Coxy Albion Hotel Support staff Steve (kids), Millhouse, Chuck, Barnesy, Matty, Jess, Kate, Tarni, Amanda, Blake, Amy, Ebony Leadership Group Special Mention to Ivan I have never seen a man do so much work on his own, be up at 8 down opening the gates pottering around then staying until functions are completed midnight and locking up. Thanks for your support. Finally to my family for allowing me to have a go at the coaching caper and supporting me with it. Brett Connors Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 16 of 27 v0.1
  17. 17. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) Reserves Report 2010 The team struggled for consistency throughout the season and for a number of reasons. After starting the season off in fine fashion, winning the first three games, playing stocks then became limited by injury and unavailability. The fact that again 57 players represented the reserves, is testament to that. The positive comes in the fact that many reserves players had the chance to be promoted and play senior football, which wasn’t detrimental to their end result. RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott Having a number of younger players was a bonus for this Club, especially the core group that came from last season’s Under 19’s. With youth comes inconsistency and Team News and Player Milestones this certainly showed through the middle part of our reserves season. Persistence and a much better performance in the last seven games rewarded the players with a finals experience. & Special News The one stumbling block to this team was Old Paradians. After two heavy in-season defeats, they again were too overwhelming in the final. When we look back as a team, results showed that on our day we were a fine outfit. Statewide Water Having beaten eventual premier Banyule and losing to them by only 3 points away and Cartage running the other Grand Finalist Bentleigh to two close losses, proves that with more (Statewide Labour Hire) effort and consistency the team is not far away. From my perspective, I pass on my best and thanks, to outgoing Senior Coach, Brett Connors for his fine work. I also wish to thank my assistant, Phil Mesman who handled the sidelines when I was on the playing field. Steve Herman was an enormous contributor to our team and his best Clubman award is indicative of this. To the many other volunteers and committee, your efforts are acknowledged. Albion Hotel Congratulations must also go to our award winners and Leigh Barnes and Josh Lawn certainly justified their performance. Our Captains Mark Aquilina, when available and Dean Stanley, lead from the front. I encourage all players to work hard in the off- season. I can certainly look forward to the development of some fine youngsters over coming seasons with the likes of Riches, Zhang, Willson, Diblasi, Andrades and Leighton to name a few. Andrew Horsburgh Reserves Coach. Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 17 of 27 v0.1
  18. 18. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) Youth Girls News: Coach: Graeme Clark, Team Manager: Margaret Hetherington. Congratulations to all the players, volunteers and supporters on what has been a wonderful inaugural season. We look forward to 2011. Results of the Best & Fairest Awards: RUSSO PAVING B & F Winner – Skye Whittle & Wayne Nott B & F Runner up – Jessica Clark Most Consistent – Sarah Hetherington Rising Star – Brooke Von Schill Coach’s Award – Kirsten Nicholls B & F Winner: Skye Whittle U9 News: Statewide Water Cartage Coach Cameron Mullenger, along with Warren Mathews, Luke O’Brien and Gavin (Statewide Labour Hire) Johnson, did a great job with the team. It was great to see the involvement of the Auskick players, and the general improvement of individual players and the whole team over the season. Well done to all players, families, volunteers and friends. U10 News: The under 10s enjoyed an interesting season and were competitive in all games. Albion Hotel There was genuine improvement in the entire group over the course of the season and it was good to see the involvement of a number of Auskick players during the season. We would just like to thank all the parents who assisted the team throughout the season with special mentions to stand-in coaches ; Paula & Chris Stevens during the year when the coach was absent and to team manager Rob Jerkovic. The boys are keen to start playing for points next year and we are all looking forward to 2011 to see how far they can improve! Regards, Tony Costa (Coach) PS. See photos at back for some U10 action. Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 18 of 27 v0.1
  19. 19. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter Team Managers and Coaches to send in relevant news items etc for 2010. This is your forum. (Laverton) For other team news, refer to your team Newsletters. For results and fixtures, refer to the relevant website. U11 News: 2010 Captain: Jarod Sutton Vice Captain: Zac Strong Coach Brian Knee, Asst Coach Dean Stanley, Team Manager Val Lear Congratulations to all the Under 11s this season. Results of the Best & Fairest Night: RUSSO PAVING B&F Winner Kyle Bistisi & Wayne Nott B & F Runner up Lucas Andrew Most Improved Jarrod Vella Most Determined Jacob Sigismondi Most Consistent Jarod Sutton We had 5 boys play their 50th game for the Club they were, Kyle Bistisi, Jarod Sutton, Zac Strong, Cameron Sutherland and Ryley Team News and Player Milestones King. Statewide Water I would like to thank all the parents for their support and help Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) during the year - roll on 2011! & Special News Val Lear. U12 News: 2010 Captain: Vice Captain: Albion Hotel Despite few wins (mostly due to perhaps being in the wrong grade) the team fought gallantly throughout the year and never gave up. The one benefit that can be gained from playing in a higher grade is that the competition and skill improvement can be accelerated by playing high quality opposition. Hopefully the players will reflect on the year in those terms, and will be re-energised for 2011. Results from the Best & Fairest Awards: B & F Winner Paul Tomelty B & F Runner up John Tomelty Most Courageous Mitchell Florence Most Consistent Caleb Morotta Most Improved Ben Hurn Enjoy your footy, keep trying and the rewards will come in the long term. Well done team. Wyndham Denture Well done to Ian Walson, Ian Fox and Michelle Grimley, and to all the parents, family Clinic members, volunteers and supporters who assisted throughout the year. Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 19 of 27 v0.1
  20. 20. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter U14 News: (Laverton) COACH - Shaun Ellis ASSISTANT COACHES - Steve Herman , John DiGregorio TEAM MANAGER - Steve Lowery, CAPTAIN - Matthew Howe 2010 U14 Award winners were; B & F winner – Ahmed Zahraman - also 2nd in League B & F Awards! Team News and Player Milestones B & F runner up – Matthew Howe RUSSO PAVING Most consistent – Corey Nobilo & Wayne Nott Most improved – Cody Harkin Coaches award – Liam Joyce & Special News Player of the finals – Liam Joyce Photo (L to R): Matthew, Corey, Ahmed and minor B & F placegetters Jeremy Swan and Paul Smith. Statewide Water Congratulations to Skye Whittle on playing her 100th Club game during the year and Cartage on being selected in the western region youth girls representative team. (Statewide Labour Hire) Congratulations also to Kyle Penaluna, Josh Mikita and Jackson Grieves on reaching their 50 games milestones during the year. Kyle also represented the WRFL in the U13 inter league round robin in June while Ahmed Zahraman represented the WRFL in the U14 inter league competition. Congratulations to both boys on their selection. I look forward to seeing all of this year’s Under 14’s back at the Club for season 2011. Shaun Ellis Albion Hotel Coach PS – See photos at the back for some U14 action. U16 News: Captain - Damien Harris, Vice Capt - Alex Chrysostomou Leadership Group - Ashley Collins, Jason Robinson, Josh Stephens, Byron Wallace, Matthew Walson. Coach - Mark Robinson, Asst Coach - Bruce Anthony Team Manager - Mark Stephens Runner - Matt Iannacone, Trainers - Norm McGinness, Donna Chrysostomou. Team News Best & Fairest Results and other achievements: B&F Winner Jason Robinson Runner up Josh Dalbon Most Determined Luke Liddington Wyndham Denture Clinic Best Team Player Josh Stephens Most Improved Callan Wallace Interleague Jason Robinson Patten Pavement Western Jets U15 development squad Jason Robinson Services 50 games Callan Wallace Thanks to all the volunteers and team officials for their efforts during the season. MAIN ARTERY Mark Robinson / Mark Stephens Page 20 of 27 v0.1
  21. 21. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter The Old Westbourne footy Club has a proud history with the Sayers Road Auskick group. (Laverton) Old Westbourne AFC Juniors started when (in 2003) some Auskick parents were keen on forming some junior teams to enter the local competition in 2004. Auskick News RUSSO PAVING Sayers Road Auskick 2010 Season & Wayne Nott st Season 2010 came to an end on Sunday 1 August with medal & certificate presentations made to all the children after the session. A great day was had by all. After countless hours to ensure that every Sunday morning Auskick runs in a fun and safe environment and actively encouraging all parents to get hands on with the sessions, I am passing my role over as Coaching Co-Ordinator to someone else in 2011. Statewide Water Thanks again to everyone who has helped me over the last three years. Cartage (Statewide Labour Hire) Craig Newland Sayers Road Coaching Co-Ordinator Western Region Auskick Coach of the Year 2009 All players, parents, officials and supporters are reminded that they are representing Rules, Regulations & themselves, their family, their team and the Club when they represent Old Westbourne. Albion Hotel Behaviour The Club and Committee expect the best behaviour from all, and we thank and take pride in those who continue to set the standard in good behaviour. A copy of the Code of Conduct is available from your Team Manager. Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 21 of 27 v0.1
  22. 22. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) The Club proudly confirms the following Committee appointments for 2010. President: Adrian Lipscombe Vice Presidents: Damien Billman Mark Stephens (ret) Administration: RUSSO PAVING & Wayne Nott Secretary Val Lear Information Manager Mark Aquilina Sponsorship and Marketing: THE 2010 CLUB COMMITTEE Sponsorship Assistant Sponsorship Damien Billman (informal) Grants; Fundraising Mark Stephens Football Operations: Statewide Water Senior Manager & VAFA Damien Billman Cartage Junior Manager & WRFL Graeme Clark (Statewide Labour Hire) Cricket Club: Luke Hudson Finance: Treasurer Troy Dennis Food and Beverage Adrian Lipscombe Property Beryl McGinnes Public Affairs: Social Matthew Campbell Albion Hotel Publicity Herb Gallina (Grant Connors – Media) Extra Members: Ivan Board Names shown in formally accepted roles. Other official appointments TBA. If you wish to assist in any way for any sub-Committee role in 2011, please contact the Club or the relevant Committee member, and please attend the Club’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October 27, from 7pm. Your Club needs you. Old Westbourne AFC Club Website Relaunch! Contributions Check out the new and much improved Old Westbourne AFC Club website at: Wyndham Denture Clinic A huge thanks to Gavin Johnson for his time and expertise in setting up the website Club Website and providing the web hosting. Patten Pavement Services Regards, Mark Aquilina MAIN ARTERY PS: There are fantastic sponsorship and advertising opportunities on the new Website. Contact the Club for more information and to discuss options. Page 22 of 27 v0.1
  23. 23. Old Westbourne AFC Club Newsletter (Laverton) COACH REQUIRED OLD WESTBOURNE CRICKET CLUB – Season 2010/11 RUSSO PAVING Old Westbourne Cricket Club are seeking applications from a senior playing / non- & Wayne Nott playing coach for the upcoming 2010/11 season in the WDCA (Williamstown District Cricket Association). Entering into their 3rd year, OWCC is looking to move forward as a Club and is seeking a Senior Coach who can build on the strong foundations that already exist at the Club. We have a dedicated list of players that have a strong work ethic towards training, preparation and success. Through our affiliation with Westbourne Grammar, the Club’s facilities are amongst some of the best in the competition. Statewide Water The Old Westbourne Cricket Club currently fields teams in B-Turf, C-Turf and the Cartage One Day Competition, with the view of future expansion, including juniors and (Statewide Labour Hire) Milo In2Cricket. The successful applicant will demonstrate the following; Excellent communication and people management skills The ability to develop and implement a training and preparation structure beneficial for the senior group. The ability to set and achieve goals with the senior group. Albion Hotel A strong desire to work with the Club in striving to reach Clubs goals. Level 1 Coaching Accreditation – preferred but NOT essential A passion for the game and developing cricketers Player recruitment & retention REMUNERATION is NEGOTIABLE – including incentives All interested applicants can apply to: Old Westbourne Cricket Club c/- Andrew Purcell – Cricket Operations Manager or 0418 111 080 Wyndham Denture Clinic Patten Pavement Services MAIN ARTERY Page 23 of 27 v0.1