To all of our valued sponsors, members, supporters, players and families, we wish you all the very best for the festive season and we can’t wait to see the green and white in 2021, which promises to be a really exciting year for the Murray Bombers.

We are pleased to add some new faces to our executive and we welcome Brendan Prendergast (treasurer), Justin Hatfield, Karlie Stevens, Sam Kennedy and Mick Deola to join Serena Morley (secretary), Simon Eishold and Ashley Byrne to help us guide our club into the future.

To Meagan Molluso, Mick Devlin, and Amanda Sampson we thank you for your contribution on our executive.

 

What’s happening around our club?

Sponsorship / Marketing

Our team of David Wilson, Geoff Kelly, David Connally, Peter Young, Brian Wilkinson, Hayley Lawton, Neil Corbett, Dean Brooks and Mick Devlin have already been active in their role in preparing for the 2021 season.

They are always looking for ideas to improve the way we operate and would be keen for any assistance from all club people. That assistance can be in the form of joining their group (Flip is keen to get a couple of younger people on board), providing feedback from existing sponsors or supporters, or by way of introducing the team to any prospective sponsors.

Our sponsors are the backbone of the financial security of our club and we thank our marketing team for all of their great work and as always please look to support our sponsors because we need to support those who support us.

 

Volunteers

The Echuca Football Netball Club is fortunate to have many volunteers fulfilling important roles around our club – BUT WE CAN ALWAYS HAVE MORE TO SHARE THE LOAD.

A strong club has new people with new ideas becoming involved on a regular basis. If you have a particular interest in an area of club operations, or you are just happy to contribute, I encourage you to consider helping our club as we continue with our aim to be a strong, successful and sustainable club for the short and long term.

We are particularly interested in people who can assist with the following:

  • Canteen: a critical service on match days and on Thursday nights and an important revenue source.
  • Media: As a committee we understand that social media is crucial and we need assistance in this area from people who have plenty of ideas that can benefit our club
  • Social/ Fundraising: to assist with the planning and delivery of social and fundraising events across all areas of our club.
  • Past Players Membership: We would love to have some past players to step up and look after an area of our club which we see as being extremely important to our future.

A key factor in the sustainable operation of a community club such as ours, is to have many people sharing the load by taking on a small role. Think of what skills you have and how they might be applied to help the Club continue to grow.

We will have a meeting in early February where we will be looking to expand on the above and fill all of the necessary roles we need to.

 

Netball:

Following the recent Netball AGM there has been some changes, firstly we would like to thank Amanda and her committee for the all the great work they have done for the Netball Club in recent years.

In the meantime the Club has been working towards putting in place a committee and are pleased to announce our Netball Committee for 2021 as follows: Mick Devlin (President), Alan Davidson, Claire Hogan, Beth Crossman, Karlie Stevens and Kristine Oliver.

Club Coaching appointments to date are as follows:

Head coach – Belinda Lees

A Grade – Stephanie Vick

B Grade – Gina Pearson.

We are looking to make further Coaching appointments soon and will announce these as soon as they are finalised.

After a year we would all prefer to forget where many of our teams didn’t even take the court, we look forward with excitement to 2021 which promises to be a really exciting year for the Murray Bombers.

Please keep an eye on Facebook /Netty chatter for further updates

 

Important Dates:

Monday 18th January – Pre-season training resumes

Mon 1st February – Trials Commence

Sat 13th February – Pre-Season camp Melbourne

Friday 5th March – Intra club Practice match

Fri 12th March – Yarrawonga Camp / Practice match

Sat 20th March – Rochester Tournament

Sat 3rd April – Round 1

 

Women’s Football

Our coaching appointments at this stage are as follows:

Women – Damian Dalziel

Pre-season training will commence on 18 January – Mondays and Wednesdays from then.

 

Football

We are pleased to announce that Jayden Howe will be coaching our GV U/16 team in 2021.

Jayden is a teacher at St Joseph’s and has played with EFNC for the past 4 years. Once described as one of our best recruits ever, we’re thrilled that he will be looking after our future stars in 2021.

Our coaching appointments at this stage are as follows:

Seniors – Andrew Walker & Simon Maddox.

Senior assistants – Kane Morris & Ruory Kirkby

Reserves – Troy Murphy

U/18 – Leo Tenace

U/16 – Jayden Howe

 

2021.

Commencement January 11 – 3 nights per week Monday, Wednesday and Fridays during January

February training to reduce to 2 nights

U/16’s & U/18s to start late January / early February. Welcome to train with senior squad.

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