Season 2021 – Whole of club update – Jan 2021

Hi folks, it’s hard to believe that we are now starting to talk season 2021 for the Rangers. The Committee has met a few times already and this update is to bring you all up to date on our plans and highlight some key points at this stage of the season.

Items for discussion in this update:

  • Emails, our website and communications
  • Teams in 2021
  • Player fees for 2021
  • Player registrations
  • Coaching nominations
  • Club committee roles to be filled
  • Sponsorships
  • Fundraising
  • Key dates for the season
  • Pre-season training

Emails, our website and communications

We are still having issues with our service provider around our club emails, in the meantime, please use hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com to email the club.

We are investigating alternative providers at the moment.

Teams in 2021

Junior teams

  • Girls – Yr 3-4 and yr 5-6

Youth teams

  • Girls – Yr 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12
  • Boys – Yr 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11-12

Player fees for 2021

Junior teams – $130

Youth teams – $210

Player registrations

Player registrations are now open. Use this link to register for the 2021 season:

https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=22153&pKey=342f0ce4a955cafe59ab616585c6d22c&cID=228024&formID=36056

Coaching nominations

Those of you that are keen to nominate to coach a team this season need to email hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com with the following information.

  • Name
  • The team you would like to coach
  • Email
  • Mobile

We will then contact you to discuss the nomination process and next steps.

Club committee roles to be filled

The following roles are still needing to be filled – please contact the club via hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com if you are interested in undertaking these roles. Without these roles, the club will struggle to function well this season and so everyone is encouraged to volunteer to assist the club. All new members of the committee will be fully supported and receive handovers as required.

  • Treasurer
  • Equipment Manager
  • Canteen Manager x 2
  • Website and Social Media co-ordinator

Sponsorships

We have several sponsorship opportunities this season, and detailed sponsorship proposals are available on request from hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com. If you or your workplace or a company you know might be interested in sponsoring the club, please contact us.

Fundraising

We have several fundraising ideas already in the pipeline, and additional suggestions are welcome anytime. We are looking for volunteers to oversee/coordinate the following fundraising events already in place. Donations of items/goods (where applicable) for any of these types of activities are welcome.

  • Bendigo Bank Raffle – tickets on sale from Feb through to May 2021
  • Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – when is tba, we have asked for this to occur somewhere in May/June/July.
  • Various raffles through the season – wood, fruit baskets, meat trays, etc.

Key dates for the season

At this stage, the WAFC have advised the season will consist of 14 rounds plus 3 weeks for finals. This takes us back to a normal schedule.

Round 1 – Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May

  • Round 2, 3, 4 and 5 will follow.

Bye – Friday 4th June to Sunday 6th June

Round 6 – Friday 11th Jun to Sunday 13th June

  • Round 7 and 8 will follow.

Bye – Friday 2nd July to Sunday 4th July

Bye – Friday 9th July to Sunday 11th July

Round 9 – Friday 16th July to Sunday 18th July

  • Round 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 will follow

Finals week 1 – Friday 27th August to Sunday 29th August

Finals week 2 – Friday 3rd September to Sunday 5th September

Finals week 3 – Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September

Pre-season training

Preseason will start on Thursday 4th February from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm at Eastern Hills High School oval. Please note that these sessions will run much better with more volunteer coaches, so please be ready to assist on the day – all the equipment and instructions will be provided.