Welcome to all our players, sponsors, supporters and volunteers for season 2018.
The Club had some on field success in 2017 with all teams making finals except for A grade and B grade, however our C grade led by Craig Hutchens bought home the silver ware as did our Under 14 Girls. The Women’s team who finished minor premiers just missed out in the Grand Final by 2pts and our Under 16 Girls missing out in a controversial Grand Final. This year we introduced Women’s’ and Girl’s teams to Happy Valley and they have been a fantastic addition to our Club both on and off the field, I would like to thank Peter McCorquodale for Coaching the women and Eddie Janmaat and his son Matt for coaching both girl’s teams their efforts have been exceptional which has been born out by their success. The Girl’s teams will move into SANFL Juniors in 2018 as it offers a better competition than what they have experienced in 2017. The C grade led by Craig Hutchens and Justin Williams have proven this year to be part of the Club and not a separate entity as has been the case in the past and the results speak for themselves.
I would like to thank Ben Coleman for his efforts over the last two years and wish him well in his future endeavors, at this point I would like to welcome Simon Hughes to our Club as Club/A grade Coach and look forward to Simon developing our young group and making them ready for finals.
The commitment of the Executive and the Management Committee have turned the Club around in 2017 from a governance and management point of view. We have turned the corner with our accounts, player management, coaches and transparency within the Executive and Management Committee and this has not gone unnoticed by the SFL and other clubs.
Through the guidance of Simon Hughes as the A grade/Club Coach and supporting coaches from the other teams through to Sub Juniors the Club looks set to be heading in the direction of on field success which will hopefully not be faraway and I truly believe this to be the case.
The success of the Club in the future will lay in the commitment of us all to the players, support staff, trainers and committee and to volunteer where ever we can.
The Club has turned the corner and I and the Executive and Management Committee will meet all challenges head on in the future, so lets all work together to drive this great Club forward.
Happy Valley Football Club Inc