To all Bullants
Season 2016 is upon us and your club needs you. The coaches and players have prepared solidly over preseason however they need our support to assist in presenting our club to be the best that it can be. This support can take many forms, from attending and barracking at games through to providing financial support by sponsoring the club. To be truly successful as a club we need as many of our supporters and past players to get involved in whatever capacity they can. With this in mind we would like you to take a minute to reflect on the friendships, experiences and good times you have had as a Bullant and to consider whether you can help support the club through one of the following.
Become one of our volunteers on match day.
There are many roles that need to be filled to ensure the smooth running of game day, not all of which are physically taxing. These include goal umpire, boundary umpire, timekeeper, interchange steward, scoreboard and water carriers. If you would like to help out in one of these roles, even for just one game, please let our Secretary Russell Wallis know – firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a financial member.
Social member/Playing Member Social membership costs only $50 for the year and entitles you to discounted club clothing and a free drink on selection night, every Thursday at the clubrooms. We are always looking for more players, from Seniors through to Club XVIII, including Under 18/19 and women’s teams.
Become a sponsor
For those of you who are time poor but that will still like to show tangible support for the club, we offer a range of sponsorship opportunities that allow you to contribute significantly to the overall health of the Bullants.
Player Sponsorship – This costs $500 and covers the cost of a specific player’s registration. You can nominate a specific player or we can identify one for you.
Silver club sponsor – The cost of Silver sponsorship is $250. Benefits include discounted club clothing and a free drink and meal in the clubrooms every selection night Thursday.
Gold club sponsor – The cost of Gold sponsorship is $500. Benefits include those offered for Silver sponsorship plus a free club polo shirt and a complementary invitation to the President’s Luncheon in July.
Business partner – A range of options are available and if you think this might be for you we would be happy to discuss our best the club can partner with you.
If you are interested in any of these sponsorship opportunities, or in becoming a financial member, please contact our Treasurer Andrew Sartori – email@example.com
I encourage you to contact one of the committee and/or go to our website to find out more as to how you can assist. We are and have always been a very proud club founded and built on strong friendships and now we need this character to come to the fore.
Once a Bullant always a Bullant.
Harry Harisiou – President
Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club has an ongoing commitment to responsible alcohol management and is working towards Level 2 accreditation under the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.
The program provides leadership and support to community sports clubs throughout Australia to manage alcohol responsibly. It aims to help clubs become more viable by creating a safe and friendly environment whilst addressing their duty of care obligations in relation to alcohol consumption. It is the first nationwide alcohol management program of its kind.
As part of Level 2 accreditation, we will implement practices around responsible alcohol management including the development of transport strategies to ensure our members get home safely. Our facilities will be smoke-free and the emphasis for player awards, fundraising, prizes and functions will not be alcohol. Food will be provided when alcohol is served and we will sell a variety of low and non-alcoholic drinks and all bar staff will be RSA trained.
We are confident our efforts will continue to improve the environment at the Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club. We are working to ensure the Club is a great place to participate and socialise for all members of our community.
The Club will be regularly monitored to ensure we comply with the program. It is the responsibility of all our members to make sure we do the right thing when drinking and enjoying ourselves.
The Good Sports program is run in Victoria by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and is supported by VicHealth, TAC, Department of Health (Vic) and the Department of Health and Ageing.
For more information about the program contact the committee.