Upper Gully News 19th December 2012

The Upper Gully Football Club wishes everyone a very Merry Xmas and a Safe and Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2013.

After the AGM and the new constitution being accepted we have our first chairperson for the Upper Gully Footy Club. Heather Callahan has accepted the nomination and the Executive Committee have appointed her from 7th December 2012 for the 2013 Season. Also good to see Kelly Lane jump on the Senior committee for 2013. Some good training sessions were held leading up to the xmas break with thanks to Al Calder; training will resume in mid January so keep an eye on the website for further details. Go to the website for photos of training sessions so far. The club is onTWITTER; Click Here Currently 73 followers and growing aiming for 100; also the club is onFACEBOOKcurrently with over 100 subscribers.Search 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 emailuppergullynews@hotmail.com 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!



The Upper Gully Football Club community is thinking of Ed Farrell, Wayne Lawson, Mick Frawley and Ann Bailey on the passing of their fathers recently. Also to the families we express our deepest sympathies especially at this time of the year.


Upper Gully Football Club Committee 2013

Board of Management

Chairperson – Heather Callahan

Senior President – Andrew Derksen

Junior President – Bob McLachlan


Senior Committee

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, Steve Smith and Kelly Lane


Junior Committee

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 


Junior News

Listed below are the Coaches for next season. The Junior club is well served next season by 4 coaches who have played over 200 games with the senior club.

Under 8's - TBA

Under 9's - Heath Wilson

Under 10's - Greg Blundell

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.



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 alene.lee@ozemail.com.au

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 or Dave Beilken on 0408 336 642.


2013 Membership

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. peter@phib.com.au mobile 0488 975866.


Club Calendar for 2013

A New calendar will be printed for season 2013. This is a great opportunity for businesses to promote themselves in the community. For details please contact Peter Hards on 0488 975 866.


VIP Area

The VIP area is available again in 2013. A great idea for businesses and individuals to entertain your guests with drinks and finger food to watch the game in the prime viewing area until the final Siren and Drinks Stop.


Club Apparel

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.



The Rooms are available for Use please contact Andrew Derskenuftg-president@hotmail.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 at uftg-president@hotmail.com


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 uppergullynews@hotmail.com

UFTG Football Club Committee 2013


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