BFC Juniors launched the opening of their season on a beautiful balmy Friday night with hundreds in attendance.
It was the perfect way to kick things off with parents, supporters and players renewing acquaintances on the traditional Friday before the opening round.
Juniors President, Nicki Spencer and her team provided free drinks and sausage sangas to all the players, while parents were able to enjoy the hospitality of the Beaumaris Sports Club, some for the very first time.
To coincide with the start of the season today, Nicki Spencer issued the following welcome message to all Parents, Members & Supporters:
"Today many young players will don the hallowed jumper of the Beaumaris Football Club for the first time. For those experienced campaigners, the smell of change rooms, breaking in new boots, and game day rituals, return, as if it was only yesterday we went on hiatus over summer.
I have said it before, and I will say it again, it takes a village to raise a child, but a community to run a football club". This could not have been more evident at our club over the pre-season, when we have taken up resident at our new home and the great turn out on Friday night at our Junior Family Night, with many new faces mixing with our regulars, gathering to celebrate the start of the season ahead.
I would like to thank and acknowledge all those committee and non-committee angels who have worked tirelessly over the summer months and in the lead up to the season, to enable us to field 36 junior teams for Season 2018. This is not a simple task, and requires many hours of behind the scene work, to enable the 15 Rounds of footy to run along seamlessly.
I would like to thank all of those parents, supporters and friends of the Beaumaris Football Club who have put their hand up, to take on a game day role this season. Many hands make light work!
In 1963, a group of forward thinking gentlemen decided to establish a football club. The start of this idea is referred to as the planting of the Oak Street Tree. At that time, it had 4 branches...Under 13, 14, 17 and seniors side.
The tree has flourished over the years due to the nurturing of those that have come before us.
This year, the tree has 42 branches...36 junior teams and 6 senior teams.
There are many amongst the juniors, whose fathers played for this club, some over 100 games and a lifetime of memories. The Beaumaris Auskick coordinator’s Dad is a life member. Our Senior President – Terry Lucas, has boys playing in both seniors and juniors..
Our Club is not just a community, but we consider it a big family. Our arms are wrapped around each and every one of you.We hope that all our newcomers, will continue to add branches to the Oak Street Tree, and this year, we can again witness some extraordinary acts, on and off the field, in play, in kindness and with good values that drive good behaviors.
The club has worked hard in the off season to develop policies to guide us all as we navigate through our football life at the Beaumaris Football Club. They are available for review on our new website. Please take the time as players and parents to read them. They form part of our policy suite that are a condition of your registration.
For those players playing milestone games this season, I commend you on your service, loyalty and dedication to the Beaumaris Football Club and junior football.
To the Under 8-10 crew, I look forward to seeing you all at the Club tomorrow night between 5 and 7.00pm for your first Shark of the Month for Season 2018. Presentations will be at 6.00pm sharp. This night is a club tradition, which will now have a new history.
To all junior players, supporters and parents, welcome to our club and I wish you the best of luck and loads of enjoyment for Season 2018."
President – Juniors
Beaumaris Football Club
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