Trial Game – Saturday 18th March

13th March, 2017

The time has finally come – who is ready for some footy??

Our men’s and women’s team make the journey down to Wollongong this Saturday 18th March for their first trial game of the year against the Wollongong Australian Football Club and Wollongong Saints Women’s Australian Football Club.

The women’s game will be a standard 4 x 20 minute game, kicking off at 11am, with the men’s going through a 6 x 20 minute game, kicking off at 1pm.

The Coaching staff will announce further details at training during the week, so make sure you get on down!

Trial Game

**2017 Season Launch**

8th March, 2017
Our highly-anticipated Season Launch has been confirmed for Saturday March 25th in the Mezzanine room at Club Kirrawee. The night will kick off at 6.30pm.
 
The cost for the night is $20 which includes finger food.
 
If you could please let your coaches/the committee know your availability by Tuesday 21st March, that would be greatly appreciated by all, as final numbers need to be known by the caterers. We will only be catering for those who do RSVP by that date.
 
Any questions, please contact us.

Honouring the Past and Securing the Future

2nd March, 2017

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Objective:

To raise funds towards paying back our Waratah Loan and being able to develop & equip the facilities at Waratah equally with The Miranda Junior Club.

This includes the need to develop a number of displays of tributes to our history within our new facility. We have very few old items as we have never had a place to display them so new versions of our records need to be developed / collected and displayed in the function area at Waratah over the next 12 months. We also will have other joint expenses to fit out the club properly with Miranda Bombers.

 

The Rules:

  1. A $200 donation gets your name on an honour board in the clubrooms forever. You have until April 30 to pay in full but register now.
  2. Donors to the Waratah Club Foundation are included at no charge.
  3. The objective is to initially target Current players and “The Old Boy network” and then Friends and Family which would include club sponsors who are actively contribution in 2017.
  4. The target would be to unveil the display and honour board on our annual old boy’s day later in the season. (Probably July)
  5. Smaller donations than $200 would also be appreciated and they will be acknowledged but not part of the Honour board displayed. ($50/$100/$150 or whatever you can afford)

 

Background Information:

Sutherland Australian Football Club was founded in 1972 and had its home ground at Fortress Gwawley for many years until a new facility was opened at Waratah oval in 2016 which we share with The Miranda Bombers Junior Football Club. Over those years the club has been known as “Sutho” / The Southern Sharks and since 2008 as The Southern Power.

While we made the most of the modest facilities at Gwawley and have enjoyed some success over the years the reality is that to go to the next level we need a home and facilities to a decent standard to grow. We are The Sutherland Shires only Senior Football Club and to see so many Junior’s bypass us over the years is a tragedy.

We now have the opportunity to change that and adding a successful Senior Women’s team and now youth girls teams as well is part of a very marketable “new” package.

“The future is as great as we all now make it”.

 

Our new offering gives us much more to offer Junior Clubs and potential sponsors and this initiative gives you the chance to be acknowledged as a financial supporter and have you name on a permanent honour board in the new room at Waratah along with other memorabilia we will collect to “Honour the past and Secure the future”.

The club along with Miranda Junior Club has had to find about $55000 and that meant getting a $25k loan to ensure we did not let the opportunity slip.

The current executive with a club supporter as Guarantor made that decision to take a loan with member’s approval.

We want to pay down most of that debt ASAP even though we have a 2 year window to do so. Carrying that debt to future committees and members risks us not being able to move ahead as a club.

 

PLEASE GET ON BOARD and Invite others to do so as well.

 

Please pay direct to:

BSB: 032155

Account: 881099

Name: Sutherland Australian Football Club

 

Name / Nickname preferred to go on the board ………………………………

 

Please also notify Brian Cloney at b.cloney@bigpond.com to capture your information or ask for further details. (0418900052 Mobile / (02) 9543-4319 Home)

Key Dates – March 2017

1st March, 2017

As we tick over into March, we can’t wait for the footy to start in 4 weeks!

We would like to announce a few upcoming events that you will need to mark in your calendar.

Saturday 11th March – our brand new U 19’s team gets their campaign underway at Kelso Oval, Bankstown. If you can spare a few hours to come along to support the boys, that would be appreciated by all. It’ll be a great insight to the promising future of our club.

Saturday 18th March – our women’s and senior teams make the trek down to Kully Bay Oval, Port Kembla to take on the Wollongong Saints and Wollongong Lions. The coaches will be announcing the finer details of the day over the next week.

Saturday 25th March – one of the most keenly anticipated nights in our social calendar happens at our fantastic sponsor, Club Kirrawee, with our season launch. Keep an eye out for further details on a night that is not to be missed!

If you have any questions on the above dates, please contact us.

Play Women’s AFL for Southern Power in 2017

5th February, 2017

Southern Power Women’s Team 2017

One of our gun forwards Ashlee McClure has put together this great video of playing with the Power women’s team. Please click on the link above and we can show you that!

With the national competition kicking off overnight, we’re all inspired with how far women in this great game have come!

If you’re keen to give AFL a go, feel the teal, and most importantly meet some fantastic new friends (favourites), please contact us!

For further inspiration to play women’s footy in 2017, Click Here.