2017 SEASON OPENER

May 3, 2017

The 2017 WKFL is upon us again.

 

This weekend we begin our campaign against last years Premiers Bidgy.  Good chance to see where we are at.

 

Lots of changes have occurred over the off season.

 

We have a new president.  18 year old Josh Linton has taken over the reigns from Charlie Dick.  Charlie has spent a fair bit of time in Perth this year so wasn’t around to run the ship so after our AGM in Feb where no one put their hand up to be President Josh decided to give it a crack.  Tinder (his nickname for obvious reasons) has a strong passion for the club and won the Kingy award for best clubman 2 seasons ago as a 16 year old.  Unfortunately he isn’t playing this year after suffering 3 concussions last season the doctor has advised a season off.

Josh has already done a fantastic job driving the committee and a number of new and old sponsors have jumped on board for the season so the club is looking in a healthy position.

 

Along with Josh running the club , Grant Murray has stepped into the vice presidency role.  Although also young,  his passion for the club cannot be questioned and he too has been very proactive in getting things in place for the upcoming season.  Improving year after year he will be a valuable player too.

 

Not only do we have a new look committee we also have a new coach.  Robbie Wilson is back at the club and has taken on the coaching role.  Robbie is a former skipper and premiership player for Towns.  He has coached several other clubs over the past 5 or so years and we welcome him back to where he started.  Already we have seen good numbers on the track, a number of promising recruits and a new and hard training regime which all the players appear to be embracing.

 

Robbie replaces Daz at the helm but luckily for us Daz is sticking around and has taken up an assistant role.  Daz has done a great job in trying times for the past 3 seasons and I know he is enthused with the way the boys are looking on the track.

 

To continue the changes we also have a new skipper and vice captain.  Sean Gregory has hardly missed a pre season training run and has really led from the front.  After a strong season last year, interrupted by a broken finger, he will be keen to help lead the boys to more wins this season.

Our vice captain went to a guy who puts in 110% week in week out and at training.  Sam Belfrage gets the nod for his hard work and dedication for the team and the club.

 

We had our season launch Saturday night at the Roey.  All are looking forward to the season ahead.  The No.7 guernsey was won last year by our former coach Daz for his tireless work he did last year.  He awarded the guernsey to be worn by Grant Murray who is a very worthy recipient and will do the Kingy jumper proud.

 

I look forward to reporting on most matches this year (depend on the tides and how the fish are biting) but hopefully I’m reporting on a more promising season ahead.

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