It is that time of the year again. Footy season is just around the corner, and after a big pre season the Tigers are almost ready for their assault on Division 3 in 2013.
During the off season we have left no stone unturned in ensuring we added some quality to our already improving list. We have had some early success in the recruitment of several players the coaching staff had earmarked post season to compliment the entire senior list of 2012, all of who committed prior to the pre-season.
The club has also re-appointed Aaron Smith as Reserves coach for the upcoming season. Senior captain James Quilty will again take on the role as Under 19’s coach with David Blake and myself, and Scott Homewood will continue as Senior coach for the fourth year running. Having three very professional and passionate coaches on board and committed to the cause will only benefit the clubs long-term goals both on and off the field.
This is the part you come in. To run the club successfully in this demographic we need the help of our members and loyal supporters. Although our membership base is “solid”, we believe we can improve it considerably.
The expansion of our membership group will improve the financial position of the club and will enable our football department to further enhance our on-field position in future years, without sending the club backwards. Every year there is a higher demand for playing personal and resources and to keep up with the top end clubs we have to ensure our sustainability going forward. The primary aim of this membership category is to enhance our on field capabilities i.e. those who cross the white line.
Many of you are avid Mitcham supporters and attend matches on a weekly basis. Some of you are premiership players from the past who crave those feelings of success once again, there are those of you have been honored with life memberships of the club for your tireless efforts over many years and then there are those who have recently joined the Tigers in the hope of seeing something special in the near future.
The Mitcham Football Club needs our members, life members and supporters to get behind us this season. If there is ever to be a time where you throw your full support behind this team, make it 2013.
The membership offers fantastic value to our members and enables you to show you have thrown your full support behind the club.
The stage is set for an exciting season. The preparation has been done, the players and coaches are ready…now all we need is you! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of something special this year! Make your support official and get on board the Tigers in 2013.
(President, Mitcham Football Club)
0414 438 616