As many of you are aware in the off season we have lost several players
to other clubs
Whilst this is disappointing, it is not earth shattering and the Knox boys
are more than ready to take on season 2018.
We have managed to recruit some key players in John Rafferty, Rob Maibaum, Adam Stein, Matt Northe and Justin Pilgrim.
Whilst still retaining our experienced faithful in Jack Beech, Marcus Jordan,
Reyne Harris, Mitch Hanegraaf and Jesse Plostins.
Our young guns - Harry Greaves, Ryan Johnson, Jimma Curtiss, Dec Forbes
and Lucas Woodward are all eager to step up to Division 1
The boys have played 2 practice matches
The first against Yarra Ranges Division 1 Premiership Runners-up -
Woori Yallock - Our boys were very competitive and
enjoyed the first hit out of the season.
On Saturday we played VAFA Premier B side - Mazenod
with our Seniors having a convincing win.
Some of you may have seen our Facebook post calling for more players -
this post has been well received, however, we are still seeking additional
players to round out our Development and U19s sides.
As you know we are a real family club at Knox and provide a
supportive environment for developing young players whilst providing the opportunity for advancement into our Senior Program.
As in previous years, our club utilises Strength and Conditioning staff, Trainers and, this season, we have a qualified Osteopath on our training staff,
to ensure our players are getting the best care possible both on and off the field.
So all that said, I guess you can tell that I am really looking forward
to the season ahead and hope to make it an enjoyable year for
players and supporters alike.
We have a few upcoming events taking place at the rooms and hope to see
many of you in attendance:
Season Launch - Thursday 5th April
This will be a very informal event encompassing the Men’s Football,
Women’s Football and Netball Clubs
Dinners will be available from the canteen
Meet the new President & Committee, New Player Jumper Presentation,
Coaches address and #1 Ticket Holder announced
Please feel free to join us 6.30pm onwards
If you wish to have a meal please rsvp to assist with catering
Round 1 - Saturday 7th April
Past Players Day
Club legend Paul Tredrea will play his 300th game -
making him a Life Member of the EFL
The 2017 Premiership Flag will be unveiled
Presidents Lunch - Saturday 21st April
Come down and support our new President at this inaugural luncheon
Guest Speak - Mark Allan - SEN radio announcer and ex-pro Golfer
Catering by Luckman Catering
2 Course meal, Beer, Wine & Soft Drink included
Tables of 8 available
Cost $75 per head
Please rsvp to me number of tickets required
Save the date:
Sat 5th May - Sponsors Evening
Sat 26th May - Major Draw
Sat 30th June - Scoreboard Lunch
Fri 20th July - Night of the Falcon
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward
to catching up through out the Season
Jane Barbanti - President