At the AGM last week the new Committee was voted in with Andrew Derksen taking the Presidents Chair for the third year, also with the new constitution now in place the Junior Committee was also elected with Bob McLachlan as President; see details below of other committee personnel. The players started pre season last Wednesday night with Al Calder taking the boys for fitness sessions; go to the website for photo’s and information on training sessions. The club is now on TWITTER; Click Here Currently 68 followers and growing aiming for 100; also the club is now onFACEBOOKSearch for and Subscribe to theUpperferntreeGully OfficalSite FootballClub. The Club is always in need of help, so if anyone wants to be involved in roles please contact Andrew Derksen, roles such as fund-raising, working bees, improvements around the Club. Anyone wanting to contribute to this newsletter please firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to check out the website (http://www.uftgfc.sportingpulse.net) for all the latest news and photo’s from around the club. Good Luck in 2013 Upper.....Go the Red and Blue!
“Vale” John Frawley
Everyone associated with the Upper Gully Football Club pass on their sincere sympathies to Mick Frawley and Ann Bailey on the passing of their father John aged 97 last week in Sri Lanka. There have been many members of his family involved with both the senior and junior sections of the club over many years and we pass on our sympathies to them as well.
Neville Roberts Health Update from Dave Carroll
I have been seeing Nev recently and thought members etc would like to read an update regarding his condition.
'Most of you are aware that Nev has been stuck down with serious illness throughout most of this year. He is battling 3 tumors and severe side-effects of very strong medication, including chemotherapy. Earlier in the year, following the discovery of tumors 2 & 3, Nev was placed on a clinical trial based on extraction of stem cells from his blood, harvesting these cells then injecting them back into his system in one large dose. Current indications are that the trial is proving to be a success (as measured by regular blood tests), however he far from fully recovered. He has managed to get through a huge number of associated conditions but one of the still existing side-aliments is a disorder called neuropathy which causes pain (burning sensation) to his legs and feet, making walking extremely difficult (a short walk to the shops is out of the question at the moment). He can drive but only short distances.
Nev is not one to wear his heart on his sleeve and he is not the type to seek sympathy. He would not want me to go into any detail on the horrendous pain and discomfort he has been through but one (of many) such side-effects of the cancer and treatment that springs to mind was to experience nausua 'that felt like 48 hours of non-stop motion sickness'. He really has been through hell but is on the way back - hopefully he'll be on the golf course sometime next year. The doctors have advised that the true success/outcomes of the treatment will be best assessed early in the New Year.
Should any one wish to visit or send a card - please do so (cnr Francis Cres & Peter Drv FTG). Or a call 9758 2459 / 0457230238. That would be terrific!'
Council Elections Saturday 27th October – Karin Orpen
Congratulations to Karin on her win in the Knox Council Elections recently and also the announcement of her as the new Mayor of Knox.
Upper Gully Football Club Committee 2013
President – Andrew Derksen
Vice President’s – Tom Caruso and Peter Hards
Secretary – Robyn Lawson
Treasurer – Phil Gellie
Committee - Andy Lee, Mick Frawley, Mark Godfrey, Greg Thomas, Wayne McWilliam, Amanda Charter, Kelly Lane and Steve Smith
President – Bob McLachlan
Vice President’s – Michael Reynolds and Mark Godfrey
Secretary – Heather Leslie
Ass Secretary – Sue Mitchell
Treasurer – Tammy Venables
Committee - Tony Spangaro, Joe Furno, Wayne McWilliam, Clare Bullock, Wendy Turner, Dave Kline and Bruce Begley
The Junior Club Registration Day was held on Sunday 18th November at Dobson Park. Listed below are the Coaches for next season.
Under 8's - TBA
Under 9's - Heath Wilson
Under 10's - David Stubbs
Under 11's - Mark Bailey
Under 12's - Shane Seamer
Under 13's - Brendan Milburn
Under 14's - Michael McNair
Under 15's - Mimo Porcaro
Under 17's - Matt Lawson (Younger age group)
Kevin McDonald (Older age group)
Anyone interested in playing next year please contact Greg Blundell on 0412 671 135 for more info. If anyone is interested in getting some fitness work in before Christmas Greg is more than happy to help out by holding training sessions at his place on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm, give Greg a ring if interested. Also Greg requires more helpers for next season; let him know if interested.
This season has seen the club celebrate the 1962 and 2002 Reserves Premierships. Next year we look forward to the 1963 Senior Flag 50th Anniversary, Frank “Bags” Lowrie’s last game for the club. Also the Reserves Back to Back Flag of 2003 will be celebrated. Anyone wanting to help in organizing these days please contact Andy Lee.
Please check the Club History Page on the club website as well as the Battler page, back issue’s from previous years have been added recently. Anyone with any History or any amendments or additions please contact Andy Lee at email@example.com
Terry Hopkins Junior Development Foundation 2013
The THF wish to thank all members from this season for their support and look forward to your continued support in 2013. If anyone is interested in further info on the THF please contact Robyn Lawson on 0412 405 116.
Don't be a Supporter Become a Member. Membership Forms available on the club website or at the Rooms.
It is a requirement of the club's liquor license that all persons entering the social club when the bar is open either carry a current membership card or sign the attendance register on entry. $50.00 Free entry to Home Games.
King Club 2013
Thanks to all the members of the King Club for their support this season. The King Club is a support group for the Upper Ferntree Gully Football Club. For 2013 members of the King Club have access to the rooms during the senior game half time were they receive food and drinks complimentary during the break; There are raffles to raise further money with joker poker. You become a club member and have free entry into home games andd also recieve a king club polo. There is also a King Club social event during the year, which includes food and drink . Speak to Peter Hards for further Details. firstname.lastname@example.org mobile 0488 975866.
Visit the club website and look under Merchandise/Uniform for club apparel for sale. Anyone interested please contact Tom Caruso on 0419 016 583 to order. Also we have more stock of the grey polo in limited sizes and numbers; also the blue fleecy jumpers in limited sizes and numbers; be quick to order or miss out.
HAVING A FUNCTION
The Rooms are available for Use please contact Andrew Dersken email@example.com or 0419876686 for bookings.
click here and look for**in the Calender for available dates
If anyone knows of a caravan that the club can acquire to replace the current one please let Derko know firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all our SPONSORS for 2012 and especially our Major sponsor in Ferntree Gully Toyota, our Gold level sponsors in GRRR Renovations, Genesis Fitness Boronia and Frawley Signs andour Silver Level sponsors in Action Events, Mystique Printing, Airepair, CD Automotive, FTG Auto Salvage, Mayerling Cellars and the Royal Hotel. Please use them and mention you are from the club so they continue their support to us. Their details can be found on the website. Also anyone who knows of a potential sponsor please contact Derko, who will follow up with you.
The club is starting to compile a database of email address so that we are able to communicate to as many people as possible the latest news and events happening around the club more efficiently. With this in mind could you please forward the email address of any Upper Gully people you may know to email@example.com
UFTG Football Club Committee 2013