2009 MCF Charity Dinner

This years upcoming Mick Callinan Fund Charity Dinner is to be held on Saturday 7th November 2009.

This years event will be held in the Tasman room at the Wrest Point Casino and tickets are on sale now by contacting Janine at Wrest Point Service Centre on 03 6221 1706. Tickets cost $110.00 (or $1000.00 per table of 10). This includes a 3 course meal, all your basic beer, wine, & soft drink (until 11.30pm), guest speakers, comedian (Gavin Baskerville) and local band RPM (members of popular local Hobart band Morning Glory).

Guests include Brad Johnson (Western Bulldogs), Michael O’Loughlin (Sydney Swans) and Ursula Beck (Aust Female Body Building Champion).

A great night for a good cause, so get along.

Please contact Scott Morrisby if you have any question about the dinner or the fund on 0409 342 055.

Mick Callinan Fund

Round 19 Reserves Report

On Saturday we travelled to Shark Park to take on Dodges Ferry. We as a side knew the importance that a win would guarantee second spot on the ladder and the double chance.

Kicking with a 3 to 4 goal breeze in the first quarter, we got off to a good start but inaccuracy in front of goals cost us and we only held a two goal advantage at quarter time. In the second quarter Dodges Ferry showed more desire and used the ball better than we did and they went into the main break with a 16 point lead.

If the Two Blues were unaware of what this game meant then they were well aware when they came back out for the second half and to our credit we kicked 9 unanswered goals in the third quarter. We eventually won the game by 45 points.

Leigh Proud was ever reliable up forward and his brother Trent was good, giving us a target to kick to when coming out of defence. Our big ruckmen in Matt Phillips and Josh McWilliams controlled the ruck contests giving a small’s first option which was capitalised by Justin Fielding gaining numerous possessions. Down in defence Shaun Haberfield held strong as usual and Andrew Clarke continually rebounded especially after a poor start to the game.

A special mention should also go to Simon McCarthy who sacrificed his own game to play a defensive game and do it well. This week we play the last roster match against the pacesetters, New Norfolk. This game should be a good contest if we can be discipline enough to stick to our structures and team plan, any deviation will cost us.

Looking forward to the challenges ahead.

Kaine Menzie

Media Release 8th August 2008

The Lindisfarne Football Club was this week stripped of its right to host a second semi final home game despite becoming minor premiers for the season.

At a SFL Regional League meeting this week attended by representatives of all Clubs, a vote was taken against Lindisfarne hosting the final because the Club failed to field an under 17 side for the 2008 season.

The Lindisfarne Executive announced the Leagues’ decision to players’ and members’ after Thursday night’s training session.  The Executive informed players that the second semi final will now be held at another venue on Saturday the 23rd August.

The decision was a indirect result from meetings with the Regional Clubs’ last year and a meeting earlier this year, that any Club failing to field an under 17 side would be penalised in some form.

It was also announced that revenue from the day will be directed to the Regional League without compensation to the Club.  The decision to host the final at another venue will see a loss of revenue for the Lindisfarne Football Club of around $15,000 to $20,000.

A delegation of Lindisfarne Football Club members headed by Mr Jamie Bone will be seeking a reversal of the League’s decision or at least appropriate monetary compensation to the Club through the Club’s Executive.

Mr Bone said that the players and supporters had worked hard all year and earned the right to host the final given that both the Seniors’ and Reserves’ have performed exceptionally well.

He further said that while it would not bother the players to play at another venue, there is precedence through the SFL Regional League and other leagues that Clubs’ in our position are granted home game finals.  The potential loss of revenue to Lindisfarne would be detrimental and was unacceptable.

There is no secret that our Club has struggled on and off the field over the years and tried valiantly in the off season to field an under 17 side.  In fact the Club did field an under 17 side on several occasion throughout the year which were counted as practice matches.  Mr Bone said that the Club had recently appointed a well known junior development officer to ensure the Club fields sides in all grades next year.

Mr Bone stated that he was disappointed to learn that other struggling Clubs had voted against Lindisfarne hosting the final and will be meeting with members, coaches and players throughout the week to discuss courses of action.  Any courses of action will be directed to the Regional League via the Club’s Executive, which will include seeking legal advice.