GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" April 18, 1998 - No. 1
FIRSTLY I would like to join with everyone at the Club and congratulate the 1997 Reserve Grade premiership team on their effort back in September last year. The guys were tremendous and have enjoyed a long summers celebration.
I am sure everyone at the Club would like to congratulate the three coaches on their appointments for 1998. Firstly, Phil Rowston has returned as senior coach after a stint in the Ovens & Murray League. Adrian Pavese has been appointed U18's coach for the first time after much success in the U15's and Craig Bretherton continues as Reserve's coach.
To Anthony Pavey and George Duncan, last seasons senior and U18's coaches we thank you for your efforts. To those departing members of the committee we thank you for your efforts, in particular Darrell Collins for his efforts as President.
Many new players have joined the Club this season and to those players and their families we welcome you. Also to those players returning to the club after time away, as we look forward to a successful season.
We would like to congratulate Greg and Karen Collins, Jason and Tanya Magoci, Wayne and Melissa Bodycott, Tony and Sarah Mahar, and Danny and Kerri-Anne Baxter on their marriages over the summer period. Congratulations must also go to Phil Rowston and Kirsty Collins on their engagement.
The Club would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rivcoll & Ganmain-GGM for their efforts in travelling to Griffith for pre-season games. On a sad note all the Club offer their condolences to Corey Frater on the passing of his grandfather last week.
Today being the start of the 1998 season I would like to wish all clubs the best of luck in season 1998. Now the pre-season is over and the real games are here, let's get behind the players today.
Up coming social functions are the Mystery Bus tour (a mystery unless you have already spoken to Dom) on 25th April. $30 a head and please see Dom and Larissa for details.
This weeks player profile is on the new player to the club Justin Sanson - Nckname: Big Oaf, Justy, Sanso. Fav Pastimes - Bellowing, borrowing other peoples drinks, borrowing other peoples girlfriends, borrowing other peoples dancing space, barking out orders, cooking the worlds biggest mushrooms. Likes: Shouting drinks, winning the shield, Lake Cargellico, taking photos instead of working on the farm, getting out on the town with Timber. Dislikes: harvest, work, quiet, droughts.
The game sponsor for tonight's clash against Leeton-Whitton is Bidgee Marine / Mitchell Ag Parts.