GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" April 2, 2005 - No. 1
Some housekeeping to start with - all patrons are reminded that no-one (including coaching and bench players) are to be inside on the playing area during the game and no-one is permitted to sit on the fence with legs inside.
As the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club Oval is a licensed area, no alcohol is allowed to be brought into the ground - this applies particularly to visiting teams - by order of the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Well here we go again - back to another season and before anything else we want to acknowledge our main sponsor, the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club with whom we have entered into another three year agreement. Without their support we certainly could not complete and we have without doubt the best facilities in the whole of the RFL. As part of our contract we have to ensure that all our footballers and netballers are financial members of the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club and we would also request that all our supporters become members, if you are not already, or order to support our major sponsor.
We also want to thank our associate sponsors in McDonalds, Dredge Machinery, WIN TV, Radio 2RG, Footy Focus and all those companies who support us by taking signs around the northern end of the oval and those who are also game day sponsors and those who provide the weekly awards. Your support is appreciated.
We commence the season with high hopes even though we have lost a few calibre players from last year's grand final side. We farewell Ben Wade, who had been picked up by Glenelg, Simon McClure has gone back to R.L., Chris Conlan, who has retired yet, again, Phil Rowston is now coaching Barellan and Shane Pound to Coleambally. However, we have gained the services of Adam Brander (former team mate of Burner's), Roger Heenan, Tim Birks, Michael Wilson (Ex. Turvey Park), and welcome back to Matt Kenny (Ex. Coffs) and Craig Conlan from 12 months overseas. Also welcome to Merv Firebrace-Jones, who whilst no 'spring chicken', will certainly leave a few of the younger ones in his wake!!. Others to return to the fold to boost the reserves include Graham Foley, Gary Argus, Tony Butcher and Adrian Pavese, who also takes on the job in the Under 18's - a task he has done very successfully in the past. We have excellent numbers in the 18's after struggling to field a side in the past 3 years and are confident that this season the young blokes will play in the finals. In fact it is our aim of the Club to have all three sides in the finals come September.
We have a very enthusiastic social committee and there will be many functions over the year at which we hope everyone will attend. Check out the 'Feather Duster' at each home game.
Today we welcome the Bulldogs to the Exies Oval and we look forward to a great day's football. Let's start the season with three emphatic wins
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