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2022 $5000 Draw

It's the big one.... our major function for 2022.

The famous Mulgrave FC $5000 Draw!

Come and enjoy a great night... and maybe win BIG!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

WHEN
Saturday, May 28th 2022

TIME
7:30pm start

WHERE
New event location!
6 Southfork Drive
Kilsyth 3137

ENTRY COST
$100 per ticket: Includes 1 entry into the cash draw and admits 2 people into event

WANT MULTIPLE ENTRIES?
We'll do a bulk entry deal! Contact Sam Kassianou on 0415 289 442

CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

A message from the President

Please read this and think about what Mulgrave means to you and the community.

It has been a very odd and challenging start to the 2022 football season. Obviously, we are without a home with the pavilion redevelopments running behind schedule. 

It’s easy to get frustrated, however we must focus on the things we can control. We must move forward and push hard against the adversity and simply get stronger.

Our players are doing just that, and the results are starting to show. Our Under 19s are two from two, the reserves are one from two, and our young senior side put in a very strong performance against Ringwood, with the result hanging in the balance until the last kick. It’s been great to hear the song sung again in the rooms, and it’s going to be a regular occurrence.

To get through this season with a strong and growing enthusiasm that will see us in a new home for 2023, and to financially overcome the loss of revenue due to not having a social club in 2022, we need to focus on three basic pillars that will keep our foundations strong.

1. Volunteers

We have all been locked away for two years and many are planning to move around the country or the world this year, so are hesitant to put up their hands to help around the club.

We are all wanting to do the same, which means we need more people that we can shift in and out of roles throughout the year. Our roles are well defined. What we need are people to simply support our General Managers for a few rounds here and there. We will not survive if others don’t assist.

Please come and talk to me, Mark Haywood or David Rowland, make yourself known and just let us know that you are prepared to help in some fashion.

2. Membership

Over the last few years our supporter membership program has been working really well. It’s good value from just $45, gets you into our home games, reduces admin at the gate and most importantly, makes you a financial member of the club.

The players are going to be getting on the phone this Thursday calling their parents, siblings, mates and others to walk them through the online process of becoming a member. It’s very simple and it will make a huge difference.

To our traditional Lions Pride Members… please sign up again, we need your support, and we will issue a Lions Pride special edition hoody this season to keep you warm.

Click here to view membership packages and join

3. Functions

We will not be holding as many this season without our pavilion, but the ones we do have this year will be big and we will need your support.

The Mully Grubs Golf Day was sold out and a massive success for the club. A huge thanks to those who organised, sponsored and attended.

Please keep an eye on our communications so you know when and where we will be holding our key events. The dates to note are:

  • Saturday May 28th - $5k Draw
  • Saturday July 2nd – Cocktail Night
  • Saturday July 30th – Ladies Night
  • Friday September 16th – Business Lunch – this could well be our first function in the new facilities.

If you are reading this, the Mulgrave Football Club means something to you. It is now 96 years old and we need to keep her going and growing into our new home. Please help us in any way you can with your time and your financial support via the above key pillars.

Scott Davidson
President
sdavidson@tlaworldwide.com
0418 364 891

Other contacts:

David Rowland
GM Football
david@wbmarineservices.com.au
0419 990 014

Mark Haywood
GM Communications
mhaywood@outlook.com.au
0413 782 749

2022 Home games at Wellington Reserve

With the ongoing renovations putting all buildings out of action, hosting matchdays at Garnett Road this year was to be a major challenge.

After looking at the options with the help of the Monash Council, we’re pleased to announce that our 2022 home games will be played at Wellington Reserve, Mulgrave.

This is a great outcome that will allow our players and coaches to operate in comfortable and workable facilities this season.

While it’s a new spot for us, Wellington Reserve (on Mackie Road / Bevis Street, Mulgrave) is the home of plenty of local footy history. It will be familiar to many Mulgrave people as the former home of Northvale Junior FC.

The reserve is currently used on Sundays as a home ground for Waverley Park Hawks JFC. An enormous thanks to President Ryan Hammond and the Hawks for allowing us to share their ground this season. They’ve been extremely accommodating and helpful in making this happen.

We look forward to seeing everybody at Wellington Reserve this season.

2022 Leadership Group

Dean Siakoulis addressed the playing group last night to announce that after eight years, he has decided to pass on the leadership reins and step aside as senior captain.

Dean came into the role very young and has handled the responsibilities of captaincy superbly during a period of great transition at the club. While the role and responsibilities can weigh heavily, Dean has at no stage allowed his personal standards to slip – as proven by his incredible run of six senior best and fairest awards during this period.

“It’s been an absolute honour to captain this great club and a privilege leading the boys out every Saturday,” said Dean. “After 8 years it’s time pass it on.”

Don’t expect much to change, of course… Dean will continue to be a leader on and off the field and guide our young squad as it develops.

2022 LEADERS

It’s our pleasure to announce that Dean is passing the senior captaincy onto good mate and vice-captain Sam Kassianou.

Sam joined Mulgrave as an Under 18 in 2010 after playing his junior football at Glen Waverley Rovers and Waverley Park Hawks. He’s gone on to play well over 100 senior games and has earned the respect and admiration of all at Mulgrave, both on and off the field.

“It’s just an incredible honour and not something I take lightly,” said Sam.

“It’s a club filled with huge history and we hope to do it proud. I know I’ve got big shoes to fill with the legacy Dean has left but I can’t wait to lead the boys out on Saturday.”

Sam will be supported by a three-man senior leadership group. Jaxon Gervasoni and Tom Gladman remain from last season, while reigning best and fairest Connor Tilyard has been elevated to the leadership group.

Ben Simpson has been selected to captain the reserves, with Ned Rowland as Vice Captain.

Finally, Fletcher Wyllie will captain the Under 19s this season.

Please join us in thanking Dean for his tremendous service as senior captain, and congratulating Sam, Jaxon, Tom, Connor, Ben, Ned and Fletcher on their leadership roles in 2022.

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