Welcome to Season 2007 given the water position – decided that no new teams would be allowed to be fielded in 2007. Season 2007 is now upon us! After a delayed start In 2007 we welcome back senior coach Dave to the season, the action finally kicks off this Matthews and U19’s “super coach” Michael Saturday with a home game against C Section Oaten, together with our new reserves/assistant newcomers Rupertswood. There is no doubt that coach Kornel Dachs. Kornel takes over from all players representing Ormond this weekend will Peter O’Dea who has been appointed reserves be keen to impress in the first outing for the Club coach at St Bedes-Mentone. Good luck to each of in ’07. our coaches, a warm Ormond welcome to Kornel, and a big thank you from all at Ormond to Peter for From the President’s Mouth his years of exemplary service. Welcome all supporters, members and players to Season 2007 - a season in which we celebrate 75 years in the ammos! At last our season gets under way on 28th April at Buxton Oval against new comers to C Grade Rupertswood. I look forward to seeing all our members and supporters in attendance to (hopefully) see the first of many wins for the season. For a while there, like all VAFA Clubs, we didn’t Ormond Coaches for 2007 (L-R) Michael Oaten, Kornel Dachs and Dave Matthews know when, or even if, we were going to have a start for the 2007 season given the state of the Off field the committee, mainly through Mark weather, the grounds and the policies of many Gilmore, has been working hard to secure councils - including the City of Glen Eira. Whilst sponsors for Season 2007. We are thrilled to have pre season has been severely restricted in terms of our major sponsors Buxton Real Estate and the availability of Buxton Oval, it has not stopped Layton Press return again, together with a number the OAFC players turning up to train, and we have of our other sponsors (see our website for a full recorded the highest number of attendees ever at listing www.oafc.com.au). We are always looking pre season. for more sponsors so if you are interested in finding out the great benefits of sponsoring OAFC, With the influx of ex Under 19 players now of or you know someone who might be, do not open age, a return of some former players who hesitate to contact either Mark or myself. Ormond have been away/overseas for the last season or two, simply cannot survive financially without the plus some new recruits, there is no shortage of support of our sponsors so I urge all members and players. This will mean that pressure is being supporters to avail themselves wherever possible of exerted on all 3 teams for players to really perform our sponsors’ services and/or products. each week. Furthermore without the tireless effort and support Due to the number of players, the committee made of our volunteers we would not get teams out on the decision last year to field a Club 18 team. the field each Saturday but, as with many sporting Ultimately, however, this decision was taken out of clubs, we can never have enough helpers on deck. our hands as the City of Glen Eira - understandably If you have a couple of spare hours once in a while Ormond boys benefiting immensely from Kane and please don’t hesitate or be shy to put your hand up! James’ knowledge and enthusiasm. As we are celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2007, there are some special events planned. These include the first function for the year – Back to Ormond - on May 12, as well as the Past and Present Players Annual Dinner celebrating 75 Years, to be held on Saturday 28 July at Moorabbin Town Hall. What 2007 Season holds for us is anyone’s guess, but I know all our players are jumping out of their skins waiting for the season to start. Like all clubs at this time of year we are From the first session after Xmas, Kane and James optimistic and hopeful but, were able to push the players harder than they’ve unlike all clubs, I think we been pushed in a long time. They challenged the have good reason to be. boys to work outside of their comfort zone, and there is little doubt that the playing group is as fit Good luck and good footy to all in 2007. and healthy as it has been in a long time. Go Monders! The benefits to the playing group of a good preseason are well documented, and that is why the John Chisholm Club will start the season in as good a shape as President could have been hoped. OAFC Our thanks must go to Kane and James for their Football Report work and enthusiasm in getting the boys to the stage they are today. Both Kane and James earned the respect of the group in a very short time, as was PRESEASON TRAINING – TRI FITNESS reflected in the quality of work being done. In the last edition we mentioned that Kane Malherbe and James Mundy from Tri Fitness had been engaged to run Ormond’s preseason. Kane and James from Tri Fitness From all at the Club, thank you Kane and James, All reports indicate that the appointment of Tri and all at Tri Fitness, for the work that you have Fitness has been a huge success, with all of the done. And the word on the street is that James may even come down for a run at some stage during the year, so be sure to remind him of that next time If you miss out on a game, persevere, your chance you see him! will come, it’s up to you. To all those players fortunate enough to wear the Brown and Blue in For more information on the services offered by Round 1, best of luck and may you all play to your Tri Fitness, visit www.trifitness.com.au. optimum capability. SEASON 2007 David Matthews Senior Coach Phase 1 – (Preseason Training) has all but finished, and the awaited Phase 2 (Home and Away Season) Netball Report is set to begin. OAFC NETBALL CLUB: SEASON PREVIEW I think many players have enjoyed feeling their fitness and energy levels increase over the The OAFC Netball Club was established in 2004, preseason, with renewed confidence in their in an attempt to involve the many wives, partners, aerobic capacity and recovery. sisters and friends of Ormond football players. This initiative was a result of a few Ormond boys having played previously in country leagues where netball clubs are closely affiliated, and are integral to the success of the clubs', social and supporter base. 2007 will be the fourth year of affiliation between the OAFC and the Netball Club, and we will again enter three teams into Oakleigh Recreation Centre's Winter Competition. So if you are keen to see some of the competitive ladies in action, come down on a Monday or Thursday night to show your support! To our supporters and members, see you at EE 2007 will also be the fourth year of involvement Gunn for Round 1 and we look forward to your for a number of netballers, some of whom have continued devotion in our 75th Anniversary year. played over 60 games for the Club. To get to know some of the girls a bit better, following are profiles Our Practice match form against University Blues, of the Monders, Ormondettes and Gunners Mazenod and Beaumaris has been very respective Captains. encouraging with many players showing improvement after an arduous preseason. NETBALL PLAYER PROFILES The restraints in regards to water restrictions have Monders been disruptive, but let’s not be distracted on this issue and focus on the goal that lies ahead. Name: Brooke Phyland We are currently in a very healthy situation in Nickname: Chooka regards to numbers of players, and I hope that this trend will continue throughout the season. A Age: 29ish successful club needs to have ambitious players putting pressure on each other to bring the best out Occupation: Health of them. Information Manager Gunners Been playing netball since: 1985 when I was the nuggetty grade 3'r recruited to play for Grade 4's at Name: Edwina Deledio Echuca South PS. I only played for the oranges at half time! Nickname: Ed Connection to OAFC: I'm another one from Age: 29 Echuca and went to school with Guru, Bryce, Leigh Leigh, CT & co. After moving to Occupation: Mum, housewife, Melbourne a few of the boys began playing with Paediatric Nurse Ormond and so I tagged along to a few social functions at the Club (and made a semi-appearance Been playing netball since: 1987 at Echuca East at footy trip one year!). Primary. I have vivid memories of an opponent whose personal hygiene was so bad I had to leave Position: Mid-court. I fancied myself as a C the court! Who would have thought B.O. could be player for many years, but lung capacity and fitness so rife at the ripe old age of 12. (lack thereof) see me usually play WA for the Monders. Connection to OAFC: I’m married to the smallest man on the field. Something interesting others may not know about you: I grew up on the river, but can't water-ski! Position: I go where’s needed, but usually play GA. Ormondettes Something interesting others may not know about Name: Sapphira Rowe you: I can lick my elbow. Nickname: Saph (although Chooka likes to mix it up a Ormond News bit so Sophia, Fascia, Rowey are also used depending on the occasion) CONGRATULATIONS – ALAN NAYLOR Age: 30 At the Football Victoria Members Awards Dinner held on Friday 16th February, our very own Alan Occupation: Admin Team Leader Naylor was one of only two recipients of the 2006 Football Victoria AFL Merit Award for Been playing netball since: '89, when we'd ride outstanding services to Australian Football. This down to the south courts with our stack-hats on to award recognises outstanding contributions to play in a team called 'Smilies' Australian football over an extended period. Connection to OAFC: We started going to OAFC Presented with his award by Football Victoria's social functions because of our friendship with Chairman Bob Tregear, Alan was warmly received Bryce Deledio. At an OAFC function, met Digger as a significant contributor to football and, more & he's my most recent connection! Thanks Brycie specifically, the Ormond Amateur Football Club. Alan has been a servant of the club for over 25 Position: Centre or WA/WD years after a long and distinguished football career. Something interesting others may not know about Alan is a Life Member of the club and will team you: I like a good body-roll on the dance floor manage the under 19 team in 2007. The AFL Merit Award is the most significant award offered and we can all be very proud of 'Nails'. DAVID CHISHOLM The weather cooperated, producing a magnificent day for bowls, with a light north-westerly assisting David Chisholm, Ormond junior football player the forehand bowlers. With cheap drinks and a and son of long-time player and sponsor, Andrew magnificently cooked bbq on offer, the stage was Chisholm, recently competed in the Australian set for a ripping contest. National Netball Championships in Perth. David’s performances were so noteworthy that he was In the early stages the bowling chosen in the Under 19 All-Australian side. was…well…inconsistent, but as the matches Congratulations David! progressed, the talent came out for all to see. The early pace was set by the teaming of Deledio, VALE Deledio, Keleher and Rowe (Jonathan), while in the lower half of the draw, Matthews, Metz, Hall Dr Geoff Wigley and Cahalane were having difficulty advancing Dr Geoff Wigley passed away suddenly on Friday past the team of Martin and co. March 30. Geoff had an association with Ormond which lasted for more than 20 years from the early 1980s. He practiced medicine in the Ormond area, and regularly treated injured Ormond players during the glory years. Geoff was a financial member of the Club right up until his untimely death, and he was held in high esteem by players and supporters alike. The committee, members and players of the Ormond Amateur Football Club offer their sympathy to Diana and all of Geoff’s family and friends. He will be sadly missed. Social Update But after all of the preliminary matches were complete, there were two remaining who would CRACKERJACK SUNDAY – LAWN BOWLS battle out for the prize (beer and wine). Surprisingly, Keleher, Rowe, Brown and Phyland On Sunday April 1st approximately 40 of Ormond’s (the Deledios had to depart early) were slow out of finest lawn bowlers descended on Coatesville the blocks, and Matthews, Metz, Hall and Cahalane Bowls Club to contest the inaugural ‘OAFC Lawn took an early lead. Bowls Championship’. Then in the 3rd end, Matthews’ nemesis, Brown, produced a fine display of bowling to narrow the gap. It was all to no avail, however, as Matthews and co ran away with a comfortable victory. Afterwards Matthews said, “It’s a great honour winning the Ormond Lawn Bowls Championship. Some great bowlers have won this event in the past, and it’s just a real honour to be mentioned in the same breath as them”. I’m not sure if Dave realised at the time, but inaugural means first. Nevertheless, we should all congratulate the winning team - Mick Cahalane, Sponsor Profile Greg Hall, Shane Metz and Dave Matthews. In this edition we profile two of Ormond’s great sponsors, Firebase and Stringers Sports. FIREBASE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS Firebase has been a significant contributor to Ormond for a number of years. This has not simply been support through financial contributions – Firebase now employs no less than nine Ormond players. They are: Jacob Dale (pictured) Matt Martinov Ash Russell Andrew Cook Winners of the OAFC Lawn Bowls Championship 2007 Russ Wiley (From left) Mick, Greg, Shane and Dave Chris Everett Rob Chisholm UPCOMING FUNCTIONS Chris Lees Brad Cromack Back to Ormond – Celebrating 75 years The first social function of the Season will be held Firebase was formed on Saturday May 12 after the Round 3 home 14 years ago in the match against Old Carey. back of a panel van and, since then, has In this, our 75th Anniversary year, it is important grown into one of the largest sprinkler protection that we get as many ex-Ormond players and companies in the eastern states. supporters back to the Club to celebrate what has been a sensational 75 years of football. Firebase deals in all aspects of fire protection in commercial and industrial buildings. They So everyone is encouraged to come along on the specialise in shopping centres, high rise office night dressed in their oldest Ormond gear to towers and residential apartment towers, and celebrate 75 years of football at the greatest Club in customised client warehouses. the Amateurs. Some of Firebase’s major achievements include See the Ormond website, www.oafc.com.au for all Vodafone Arena, DFO in Essendon and major of the details. upgrades to Chadstone, Knox and Watergardens. Home Game Lunch – Saturday May 12 Ormond player Jacob Dale has been with Firebase The first home game lunch will be held on for over 11 years, and is now the General Manager Saturday May 12 before the match against Old of the company. Ormond is very proud to have Carey. such a great long term sponsor in Firebase. See David Symes or Rod Strahan for further Firebase Sprinkler Systems information. Suite 21, 1 Ricketts Road Mount Waverley 9558 6466 or 0408 057 366 Stringers Sports Store See Jacob Dale 306 Clayton Road, Clayton www.firebase.com.au 9544 2925 See Frank Stringer www.stringersports.com.au STRINGERS SPORTS Long time Ormond sponsor, Frank Stringer, opened Stringers Sports with his wife in December 1956 and, since the 1960s, has been a dedicated Ormond supporter. Frank started placing advertisements in the Ormond magazine, the “Brown and the Blue”, in the 1960s, and came on board as an official sponsor in the early 1970s. After a few years of watching the senior sides, Frank was encouraged to join the General Committee by then President, Frank Eishold. He subsequently joined the Committee in 1983, and has been a consistent contributor to the Club ever since. Stringers Sports specialises in Asics footwear and apparel, and Frank is always willing to help out Ormond players and supporters. So for all of your sporting footwear and clothing needs, be sure to visit Stringers Sports for a great deal. Thank you Frank for providing over 40 years of support to Ormond, and we look forward to maintaining the relationship for many years to come.
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