Dear Hills Spirit FC Community,

Happy Easter!

On behalf of Hills Spirit FC and all our committed volunteers from of our club committee, coaches and managers, I would like to wish you all a happy and safe Easter holiday.

A reminder as well that there are no games to be played this weekend over Easter. Our next round of matches will be played on Saturday 22nd April.

MiniRoos Coordinator

It is with pleasure and thanks that I announce Sean Finucane as the MiniRoos coordinator for this season. Sean will run the MiniRoos competition for us every Saturday, with the assistance of our club Secretary, Ian Blazey, and they will be the point of contact for any questions from coaches, managers and parents throughout the season.

Community clubs are only as successful as the volunteers who come forward to help out, so a massive thank you to Sean and Ian for taking on these responsibilities and I’m sure you’ll appreciate all their efforts throughout the season ahead. Both Sean and Ian will be on ground on Saturday mornings for our MiniRoos program.

Hills Spirit Development Squad

Another reminder regarding the Hills Spirit FC development program. Last season, Hills Spirit FC, in partnership with ASA Football Academy, successfully launched our inaugural football development program to provide professional, European style coaching to our players. We had 25 participants last season and the feedback from this program was fantastic. Anybody who is keen on being involved in the development program this season, please contact Pat on 0404 148 259.

Fundraising

Our Fredo Chocolate fundraising boxes have arrived. Post the Easter break, we will allocate boxes to each team Manager to distribute to each family and collect the $50 for the box. Families can elect to pay the $50 upfront for the box, (and then sell the chocolates), or sell the chocolates and return the $50 to the team manger within the 2 week allocation period. There will only be one allocation per family – the allocation will go to the team with the eldest child for families with more than one player at the club. As always, the club appreciates your support with our fundraising activities.

Experience of a Lifetime?

Our Under 8s had the wonderful opportunity to play on ANZ Stadium at the half-time of the Wanderers v Melbourne Victory match last Saturday night. The kids were buzzing with excitement all day and had the time of their life on ‘centre stage’ during the half-time break. Hopefully we’ll get further opportunities down the track for other teams to participate, particularly those teams currently coming through our MiniRoos program!

 

Yours in sport,

Mark McCrea, President Hills Spirit FC.