VALE ROD GALLOWAY & KAYE NAILER
We would like to convey our condolences to the Galloway and Nailer family for the recent passing of their loved ones.
Rod was a three-time premiership player for the club in 1967, 1968 and 1971. Rod's coach in those years was John Booth, and he describes him as "a quick, elusive, strong mark and a great kick for goal, and not unlike Darrel Baldock in the way he played". High praise indeed. Rod would regularly fly down from Sydney for reunions and always spoke highly of the club. Such was his regard for the club, and his time here, that Rod's football medals and trophies were proudly displayed at his funeral. Our thoughts go out to Marilyn and the family in this difficult time.
Our thoughts are also with the Nailer family, after Kaye passed away last week at her home at the Bundoora retirement home. Kaye is the mother of Paul and Steve, both former players, and the latter being a longtime committee member at the club. Kaye was always a regular at footy club functions herself. The Old Paradians Association penned a fitting tribute to Kaye and you can read it in full [HERE]
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REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
Player registrations are now open for all grades. Please click on the link below for the details and registration link
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.
CHRIS BIBBY ELECTED AS PRESIDENT
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
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
At our recent Parade Senior & Junior Football Club AGM, Chris Bibby was elected unopposed as the Old Paradians Football Club's 19th President.
Many of you will know Chris as a long-time major sponsor of the club, and a passionate and dedicated Old Paradians supporter, and he now adds president to his footy resume. We welcome 'Bibbs' to the top job.
Greg Schroeders was re-elected as the Junior President, and he will oversee an exciting 2021, as they move into their great new facilities later in the year.
All the Committee positions can be found under the Club Contacts