The 2021 local football season was cut short by Covid 19 restrictions with no football played after July in a frustrating end to a very promising year.
We now look to 2022 with the big news being that our Senior football club has transferred to the Eastern Football League where we will play in Division 1 against a strong line up of clubs such as East Ringwood, Croydon, Montrose, Mitcham etc. This change was the result of an extensive review of our football future as we wanted to plan for the long term after so many changes of league structures over the past 20+ years. The netball club will remain with the Outer East League in Premier Division and we are aiming to align home games with the netballers where possible.
We are most grateful to the Outer East FNL competition for their support and assistance over the past 3 seasons which have seen so many challenges.
At our recent AGM, Troy Robinson was again confirmed as club president (in his 7th year), with the following people in executive roles:
- Vice/Presidents – Scott Hilton & Mark Hornstra
- Secretary – Andrea Cockayne
- Treasurer – Victoria Bonicelli
- Junior Club Pres & Football Opns – Paul Matson.
- Registrar – Ian Meyer
- General Committee – Jason Budge, Courtney Robinson, Geoff McGowan, Phil Ingram, Peter Fox, Stacey & Hugh Matthews, Kelly Andrews, Lawrie Canning.
A big thank you to the outgoing secretary Naomi Rice, & Treasurer Hugh Matthews for their great work & support over these past few years. Both will maintain their involvement with the club with Hugh on the committee & Naomi playing with our women’s team.
Our Major Raffle was finally able to be drawn via Zoom in conjunction with our AGM and congratulations to the winners Alan & Carol Reiter (Ticket #279) and a massive thanks to all who purchased tickets. Special thanks to Geoff McGowan for all his work in making this raffle a success in very difficult circumstances.
On field the coaching structure for 2022 is as follows:
- Senior Coach – Mick Fogarty ;
- Development team – Craig (Crackers) Mulcock;
- U/19’s – Peter Brough.
- Women’s Team – Troy Robinson.
We are aiming to hold a scaled back Presentation Night event on Friday evening 26th November at our Holm Park social rooms as an opportunity to get together as a club and to recognise the players’ and volunteers’ achievements for 2021 and look to build up for an exciting 2022 season.
Full details of this event and all our club news can be found on the Beaconsfield Football Club Facebook page.
Finally, we have been most appreciative of the wonderful sponsorship support from so many local businesses and if you would like to be involved as we welcome many new Eastern FL clubs to Holm Park in 2022, please contact our Sponsorship Manager Scott Hilton on 0455 963 179.