2013 season. What lies ahead.

The 2013 season will soon be here, so here is a bit of an update on the season ahead.

Coaching appointments are as follows:


Seniors – Adrian Pilgrim

Reserves is to be announced shortly

17’s – Steve Beavis

15’s – Rusty Wardlaw and Scott Howell


Auskick co-ordinator is Mark McLay


Senior Coach’s are Lucy Walkley, Col Soulsby and Kath Parmenter

17’s & 15’s – Ash & Tania Howell

13’s – Col Soulsby

Net, Set, Go is once again being co-ordinated by Jo Beavis.


Football & Netball Opening Training Run

Football & Netball Training Commences on Monday 4th February at 6pm

This is for all grades of football and netball.

All supporters, existing and new players are invited to attend.

A BBQ Tea and refreshments will follow training.

Avoca Public Park

For those of you who have not been to the AvocaPublicPark for a while, prepare to be shocked as there has been some major works taking place over the summer period.

The clubrooms are in the process of a major facelift and the interior of the building is also undergoing major renovations.

New netball change-rooms, & netball medical room have been a welcome inclusion and external access to male and female toilets. A new trophy cabinet will also be installed in the Social Room renovations, which will allow the club to finally display our silverware.

The Bar and kitchen facilities are also being updated to a commercial standard, while outdoor works will see a underground sprinkler system installed onto the oval with a 260,000 litre water tank. (Hopefully asap as the ground is in a very dry state at the moment)

Social Calendar

The Social calendar has a couple of major events this season.

The 20 year reunion of the 1993 Football and Netball teams will be held on Saturday 13th July which will also coincide with the 500th time that Trevor Field dons the Avoca Guernsey. Yes that’s right! Trevor Field will play his 500th game of football for the Avoca Bulldogs!   A great achievement!

So needless to say that this will be a big weekend!

The club cabaret Ball will also be held on this weekend.

If you have any idea’s of a Social event that you think would be good, please let us know.

Major Raffle

The club has secured some great prizes for our Major Raffle.

1st prize is a 5 day stay for two people at Ultra Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

(Plus $300 towards travel expenses)

2nd prize is a 3 day stay for two people at Ultra Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

(Plus $300 towards travel expenses)

3rd prize is a $500 Accommodation voucher at RACV Cobram resort.

Tickets are already available and can be purchased at the Avoca Market on the weekend.

The raffle will be drawn at the 93 Reunion.


Individual Milestone Games for 2013

Other milestone games that are approaching in 2013 are as follows.

Football Total Games

Trevor Field 489

Anthony Neil 288

David Miles   190

Devon Svilicic 148

Shaun Orr   144

Adrian Pilgrim 96

Mitch Holland 91

Sen games

Ben Howell 196

Carl Moser   97

Adrian Pilgrim 96

Res Games

Aaron Calder 195

Andrew Wardlaw 91


Netball Total Games

Colleen Soulsby   249

Lucy Walkley     249

Nicole Wardlaw   198

Claire Farnsworth 197

Tash Howell   149

Sally Wardlaw 149

Cassie Moser   148

Alena Jolly 91

Jacqui Wardlaw 84

Avoca Riverflat Market

The club is also organizing the monthly market on the riverflat which is on this weekend.

Any volunteers to help with the BBQ would be greatly appreciated. If you can help out, let “Cool Hand Luke Calder” know of your availability.

Monthly Committee Meeting

Finally, the next Committee Meeting of the club is on Tuesday 5th February at the Information Centre.


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