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Round 8 Preview & President Update

I welcome you all to ANZAC Park for what is to be a good contest between the Nu-Jet Blues and the Robins.Nu_jet blues

With a disappointing losses in round seven to Dodges Ferry, the Blues are looking forward to regaining their momentum in this, the first game played under lights for the senior club.

We wish spectators all the best and hope you enjoy this landmark game for the Blues.  I’d also like to draw your attention to the signage around the ground regarding the drinking of alcohol.  The Lindisfarne Football Club is working in close cooperation with the Clarence City Council, Liquor and Gaming, and Tasmania Police in curbing alcohol-related incidents at sporting events.  We actively encourage barracking for, and support of, your club in the interest of Good Sports, of which the Club is a Level Two accredited organisation.

Alcohol is only permitted to be purchased and consumed in the clubrooms.  A selection of hot and cold food as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks is available at the canteen.

Congratulations to Seniors player Matt Phillips (Guernsey #38) for being selected in the State U/23 squad after a sterling performance last weekend in the SFL side, being named second on ground in what was a hard fought game – especially since the U/23s had eight on the bench!.  Congratulations also to my son Cam (Seniors player #14) for playing his first representative game in Tasmania in last week’s game.

Finally, I’d like to thank Shaun and Leon from Tasmanian Traffic Management for their time and efforts in managing the road closure this afternoon as well as to Jenny Howell of Clarence City Council and Brendan Smith of Tasmania Police for their assistance in making this afternoon and evening a success.

Tasmanian Transport Managment

Tasmanian Traffic Management; for all you traffic management solutions.  Phone: Leon on mobile 0459 144 884 or email traffic@rnh.com.au.

Jack Potter

PRESIDENT

 

And now for some blatantly advertising for upcoming events:

Life Members, Sponsors, Premiership Players, past coaches and partners are invited to:

THE CENTENARY BALL

Saturday 9th July 2011

Wrest Point Casino – Derwent Room

Pre-dinner drinks at 7pm

Three-Course Dinner

Beer, wine and soft drink included

Live Band, Comedian, Raffle, Memorabilia Auction

$130 per seat

Please contact Paul Jackson, Assistant Event Organiser on 0409 963 061 or lindisfarnefc@gmail.com for tickets.  Further information can also be requested from using our contact system on our website www.lfc.org.au.

Please extend the invitation to any other past player with whom you may be in contact.

Cheques Payable to Lindisfarne Football Club or Direct Deposit BSB 017-318, A/C 2574-63481 Quoting your name as reference.  Paid tickets can be picked up from the door or posted out by request.

 

ANNUAL MARQUEE DAY

Saturday 23rd July 2011

Raine & Horne Marquee Day

Hosted by Scott Devine and Brendan Cowan

12 noon ‘til 4pm on the back oval

Spit Roast and Beers

All players, past players, sponsors and supporters welcome

See our website www.lfc.org.au for details closer to the event.

 

For website design and hosting contact Kaine Menzie at Eniak design http://www.eniak.com.au, proud sponsor of the Lindisfarne Football Club.

Eniak Design

Two Blues to Mark Milestone

PRESS RELEASE

EASTERN SHORE SUN APRIL EDITION

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Two Blues to mark Milestone

 

This year marks the 100th birthday of the Lindisfarne Football Club.

With 100 years of history to celebrate, the Club wants to perform well on the field this year as well as mark the milestone with a dinner in July.

While all three teams had mixed success throughout 2010, the Club acknowledges that injury to many Senior players left our club a little short-handed.  In true Lindisfarne Football Club tradition, however, the young-bloods stepped up and proved that they are the true future of the Club.

With the Colts missing out on the finals, they showed a huge improvement over last year, finishing four spots higher on the ladder. 

The Reserves finished fourth in their competition but lost the Elimination Final against a very strong New Norfolk side.

The Senior team, fielding 10 first-year players, including two Colts, fought hard in a devastating loss to Huonville, ending their finals aspirations.

As a result of aging players leaving the club, Lindisfarne now boasts a new, vibrant and motivated Senior line up.  Combine this with new Club Coach, Adrian Goodwin – who brings a wealth of State League coaching experience – Lindisfarne should prove more successful this year than in 2010

The Club’s off-field structure has also undergone a change, with long time Board members making way for a group of young players and ex-players.

With only the President and Brent “ Ned”  Kelly continuing as Vice President aged over 28 – actually quite a bit over 28 – the new Board of Management comprises a new generation; putting in place a quality future for the next 100 years.

“With younger current players and ex-players being elected to key positions as well as holding all the non-executive positions of the Board, the members, sponsors and supporters of the Nu-Jet Two Blues can feel encouraged by their players’ commitment to the Club,”  the newly-elected President Jack Potter, 42, said.

While is often said that younger is not necessarily wiser, Mr Potter disagrees. “The Board of Management comprises a recently retired senior clerk from the State public service, an investment manager for a fund management company, an IT and security specialist, a chartered accountant, a web- and graphics designer, an electrician, the owner of a successful landscaping business and a lawyer who is studying for his Masters’ Degree.” he said.

With ANZAC Park’s No2 Oval recently being given a serious overhaul, Mr Potter hopes the repeat of the 2009 heavy rain, which resulted in the ground being closed for several weeks, can be avoided.  “With the new drainage the Clarence City Council, with assistance from Sport and Recreation Tasmania, has been able to provide, the prospect of losing home games due to ground closure is reduced.  Obviously, this assists us in continuing our positive cashflow into the 2011 season” he said.

On the current playing list, Mr Potter was also upbeat. “We have signed some good and enthusiastic young players,” he said.  “These young blokes, as well as some newly recruited experienced players, including one from North Cairns and one from Edgewater in Western Australia, augments what is already good depth.  Of course, the loss of one key forward to the Old Scholars’ competition and the retirement of three more key players last season hurt us but the attitude these new blokes bring to the Club is heart-warming and we can take pride in our playing list.”

When asked about whether the Two Blues can still mix it with the top end of the ladder, Mr Potter laughs, “Our players are keen to play footy with their mates and to play for Lindisfarne, not themselves.  Of course,” he added, “if you go into any contest with the right attitude, giving your best to your teammates and your Club, you have every advantage over the opposition.  That’s all we ask.” 

The Two Blues want to forge a solid team into the next two-three years and use this very important year, its Centenary, as a springboard for that future success..

Lindisfarne welcomes Nu-Jet as the new club Naming Sponsor for the next three years.  Ex-player and Nu-Jet proprietor Mick Belcher wishes to thank all existing clients for there custom.  Nujet offers specialist technology in drain cleaning, lining and repair.  Please contact Nu-Jet on 6228 6886.

The club also wishes to thank long-time Club Sponsors The Willows Tavern and Scott Devine Welding ‘n’ Fabrication, Kaye’s Fencing and Tassie Fridge Seals.  New sponsors for this year include All-Seeing Eye Security, Wellington Landscapes, MoneyWise Financial Services and Smick Builders.

Membership and sponsorship packages are available from the Club by calling Paul Jackson on 0409 963 061.

The Club will be holding a Centenary Ball at Wrest Point Casino on the 9th of July with invitations soon to be sent out to past players and sponsors.  Numbers are limited to 180 guests.

As time has gone on, contact details for many players are no longer valid.  Past players wanting more information and to register expression of interest in attending the Ball should pass on their contact details, preferably their email address, to any of the contacts below.

Jack Potter, jackpotter@netspace.net.au

Ian “Roo” Collins 0409 445 655

Scott Devine 0417 975 187

Or the Lindisfarne Football Club website www.lfc.org.au

 

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Jack Potter

President

Lindisfarne Football Club Inc.

PO Box 17

Lindisfarne   Tasmania   7015

0417 126 008

www.lfc.org.au