LATEST NEWS
PRE-SEASON TRAINING

It seems like an eternity, but footy is back.  Well, training at least.  The campaign for our 12th Senior flag begins on TUESDAY THE 1ST OF DECEMBER at 6:00pm.

Each session will be held on the Collins Oval, which is the front oval on the right-hand side as you drive into the College.

Sessions are held each Tuesday and Thursday from the 1st until the 17th of December.

For those driving, please use the carpark on the left (opposite the tennis courts).  Do not use the driveway, or the Garvey carpark, as this is for use by the cricket club.

Please contact Patrick Collins on 0409334932 for further details about training / COVID protocols, or Senior Coach, Phil Plunkett on 

0419 548 788.

CHECK IN ON YOUR MATES

As the dreaded lockdown appears to be over in Victoria and we head off into a COVID normal summer season, it is important to look out for your footy mates and family.

 

Whilst a best and fairest may not have been crowned this year, you can be the best and fairest by checking in with your mates over this time.  A "G'day" may mean all the world.

 

When we return next year, we look to have some player engagement opportunities so that we can re-connect with our Parade player family.

 

If you are finding it hard and want someone to talk to over the off season, the committee is here to have a chat. Also Paul Gregor as our Welfare Officer is also more than happy to have a chat on 0417 131 016.

VAFA CLUBS IN FOCUS PODCAST

In a year full of bad news, we received quite the opposite recently, when we were asked to take part in the VAFA podcast series called "Clubs In Focus".

Nick Armistead and Joe Pignataro from the VAFA have sat down and had a chinwag with Vin Arthur, Pat Mount, Dom Spillane, Peter Brabender, Daniel Spitty and Chris Kandilakis about our great club and you can listen to it here

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Help those that help our club.  We have so many valuable sponsors, and we'd like to encourage as many people as possible to utilise their services.  Whether it's sorting out your finances, grabbing a set of new tyres, or getting some plumbing or electrical work done, our sponsors can offer this and more.

Goto our business directory for everything you need.  They will be more than happy to help

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of the Club will be held at the Frank Mount Rooms, Garvey Oval, 1434 Plenty Road, Bundoora on Monday 7th of December 2020 at 7:45pm. 

Please note that the meeting date and venue will be determined by the Victorian governments COVID-19 restrictions, potentially resulting in either a change of date, or a move to hold the meeting via video conferencing.  These plans will be announced as soon as possible.

Click HERE for full details of the positions to be elected, and other roles required to be filled

COACHES ARE ALL BACK ON BOARD

In a year dominated by disappointing or sad news, we are pleased to announce something much more positive.  We have locked in Phil Plunkett, Steve Krstevski and Paul Gregor as our coaches for 2021.

Phil, Steve and Paul had no hesitation jumping back on board, seeing the exciting group at their disposal, and the enthusiasm to bring success back to the Garvey.

Phil said "It's an honour to be coaching this club, and this group of players again.  What's in the past is in the past, and we are all united in bringing some silverware to Parade in 2021.  Before the season was cancelled, the fellas were training hard and all set up for a big year.  We can only control what we can control though, so as soon as we're allowed out to training again, I know they will be launching right into it.  I can't wait".

Steve's first year at the club never got off the ground, but that hasn't dampened his enthusiasm.  "I really liked what i saw leading up the season starting.  I'm looking forward coaching the 2s boys, and pushing them to put pressure on the players in the 1s, and helping Phil throughout 2021".

In his return to the OPs after several years away, Paul has high hopes for the fortunes of the Under 19s.  "I'm excited and priviledged to be coaching the Unders, and producing the next generation of senior players.
Please join us in welcoming Phil, Steve and Paul back for season 2021.

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