Presidents Newsletter - Number 1


President Tony Mullen

A big welcome to the 2020 season to all players, parents and supporters. It has been great to observe so many at training all having fun while working hard to prepare for the season ahead.


Credit is due to our highly skilled and enthusiastic coaches.




The Club’s AGM has been held with all Committee offices having been filled and Departmental Directors appointed.


The elected 2020 Committee members are;


  • President: Tony Mullen

  • Vice President: Michael Waller

  • Secretary: Faye Opie

  • Treasurer: Darren Sumner

  • Registrar: Michelle Anderson


Other Committee Members:


  • Shawn Billam (Players’ Representative)

  • Tim Hodgson

  • Neil Bennett


The 2020 Department Directors are


  • Football - Tim Hodgson

  • Business - Darren Sumner

  • Facilities - Kris Opie

  • Brand - Neil Bennett


Positions within each department are currently being filled and we should be able to list our volunteers in the next edition of this newsletter, along with our coaching panel.


The AGM reflected on the significant successes achieved on and off the field in 2019 including:-


• Eight trophies won as Football West champions and Cup winners

• First WA girls team entered in Gothia Cup in Sweden

• Successes in regional tournaments

• Players selected for senior & junior state teams and NTC

• Social media profile to FFA and FIFA levels

• Development of Committee and Departments for improved club governance

• Memorandum of Understanding with Olympic Kingsway Sporting Club for use of grounds for our National Premier League Women teams.

• Inaugural WA NPLW club due to outstanding application


The Club is in a sound financial position, but we need to seek sponsorship opportunities to minimize the need to increase fees. We must also continue to look at fundraising activities, so please contact your managers and coaches and let us know if you are aware of any sponsorship opportunities or have any ideas for fundraising. If you do attract a sponsor to the club, you receive a discount on your fees. Info on our sponsor packages is here


As the only female-only club in Perth, we have struggled in the past to obtain sponsors and with the move into NPL its now more important than ever for us to have them on board to help us compete with other more powerful clubs in the league.


Last Sunday, the season began when our NPL team took on Murdoch University Melville Football Club (MUM FC) at Curtin University in the inaugural WA NPLW Night Series.


With several ex Queens Park players now playing for MUM FC this was always going to be a tough game, and we went down 2-0. Even though the result was not what we would have liked there was still much to be admired about the way the players went about the game, and we look forward to seeing them again this Sunday when they take on another new team in the form of Perth Soccer Club. The game kicks off at Dorrien Gardens at 7 pm so let’s all try to get down and support the team as they seek to record our first ever win in an NPL competition.


Our other teams are now all working hard in pre-season training with several friendly games being arranged. From what I’ve seen, I feel confident that all our teams will be very competitive this season and I wish you all the very best.


Until the next time.

Tony Mullen

President

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