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President's Newsletter May 2015


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PO Box 1028 Sandy Bay Tas 7006
ABN : 17 696 233 852

Club Update May 2015

The season is well and truly underway, with four games having been played and based on the weather, the 5th looks dubious on Mother’s Day.
A few welcomes and announcements:

Under 16’s White Coach

It is pleasing to announce that former player and now senior player at Hobart City, Will Campbell, and Matt Wilson, Hutchins Old Boy player have agreed to undertake the coaching of the under 16 White team, under the guidance of head coach Mark Handley. On behalf of the committee I would like to thank Will and Matt for taking on this role.


I attended the first Auskick on the 26th of April, and it was fantastic to see around fifty boys and girls registered for our Auskick program, which lasts for ten weeks.

As previously mentioned Ben Christie the Auskick co-ordinator for the last five years, has stepped up to coaching one of our under 8’s teams.

It was pleasing that several parents put their hands up to take on this role and for season 2015 I am pleased to announce that Matthew Johnston, Ben Jones and Damien Geason will be taking Auskick sessions for the remainder of the season and hopefully continue in this coaching role with the under 8’s next year.

Thank you to Matthew, Ben and Damien.

Mid Year Function

We are in the process of organising our mid-year function for the 20th of June, from 5pm to 7pm, utilising one of the bars at our sponsor, WrestPoint. Ben Jones will be organising this event, and Ben will provide further details.

Put this date in your diary, as it is an opportunity for parents to have a bit of free time and catch up with each other.


The sponsorship committee of Chris McTye, James Groom and myself are excited to announce several new sponsors for the club, together with the continued support of sponsors from previous years.

New business which have come on board are:

Groom Kennedy
Avanti Plus
Morgans Wealth Advisors
DMC Construction

I would like to thank these businesses, together with our existing sponsors

Steadfast Taswide (formerly Logan Insurance)
Edwards Windsor
Clennetts Mitre 10
Roberts Real Estate
Prince of Wales Hotel
Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers
Eye Spy

Every Friday we have a BBQ at Queenborough, after the under 16’s and 18’s training, and we can provide the BBQ free of charge, thanks to the kind support of Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers and Hartz.

Please support our great sponsors who enable us to field over 350 players and provide the equipment necessary to ensure they have the best training facilities that we can provide.

Queenborough Master Plan

You will have noticed plans of the Hobart City Council’s master plan displayed at Queenborough. The Club, together with Hutchins Old Boys and Sandy Bay/South Hobart Cricket Club have submitted a presentation to the Council on the master plan, with our priorities being the net at the Wrest Point end of the ground, upgrading the ladies toilets and further drainage to the ground. The long term plan being an upgrade of the canteen and change rooms.

Following our presentation it was pleasing to note the Council will be proceeding with the net prior to the end of this season. No more lost balls and retrieving!


In closing I would like to thank all the people who volunteer around the Club, from the Committee, to coaches, managers, goal umpires, ground manager, timekeepers, inter-change stewards, first aid people and all the parent for getting their boys along to the various game locations. Thank You

Game Cancellations

If games are cancelled due to weather and ground closures, your manager/coach will notify you by email or please check for notifications on our website – www.sandybayfc.com.au .

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me.

Tim Johnstone

0418 395 157

Sandy Bay Lions Junior Football Club

Please support our great sponsors!

Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers Pty Ltd