The Old Paradians Football Club would like to welcome Justin Whitcher as our new Senior Coach. Justin played at Reserves level with both Carlton and Collingwood, before spending three years with South Fremantle in the WAFL. Justin returned to Victoria to play in a premiership with East Burwood in the Eastern Football League, before finishing his playing career with Montmorency.
After his playing days, Justin was assistant coach with Macleod, where they won the NFL A-Grade premiership, and more recently in a player development role with the Calder Cannons and Coburg Football Clubs.
Justin is also an outstanding cricketer, and is currently captain / coach of the Heidelberg Cricket Club.
Please join us in welcoming Justin to the Garvey. An interview with the new coach will be posted soon.
FACILITIES UPDATE - OUR NEW GYM
The Club is soon to embark on some exciting upgrades to the facilities at the Garvey. The first of those is a player gym. The gym will not only fill the space between the Arthur and Mount Rooms, but we believe this is the next pillar in building our football department so we can compete in the higher grades in the years to come.
Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image of the plans.
We have an ambitious plan to have the gym operational by season end so the players can use it as a catapult into the finals.
We will shortly be launching a campaign where will be calling on all members and supporters to dig deep and help support this much need infrastructure upgrade which will be used for generations of players to come.
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
We've held out as long as we could, but even when the restrictions are eased, we won't be allowed to all come together in person to host the Presentation Day/Night, or the Reverse Raffle, so we will be hosting them virtually.
Tickets for the Raffle are still available. $55 gets you a chance to win $5000, with some spot prizes along the way.
We look forward to seeing as many of our players, and supporters as possible at these virtual events
Friday 22 October @ 700pm
2021 REVERSE RAFFLE
Wednesday 27 October @ 700pm
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