Now that the 2014 season has ended and our success in staying in Division 1 has been decided, it is important to reflect on the season gone past and to put the plans in place for a successful 2015.
Off the field, we saw many generations of Bullant players and partners from all four decades of our footy club come together to celebrate our 40 year anniversary Gala Ball. In addition to the ball, we’ve run a successful pre-season raffle, announced our Team of the Decade and our coterie group – The Bullant 100 Club – has hosted a successful business lunch with Dermott Brereton.
The plans in place for 2015 are full steam ahead. The Committee has been working on a strategy behind the scenes based on three key pillars we’ve identified for success:
* Football Department
Now that we have our back of house all sorted and with the right Committee in place, we are totally committed to our plans for success in 2015.
I am delighted that Anthony Palmer is taking charge of the group for his 4th year. Anthony has such a passion for coaching, with his meticulous preparation and tactical nous, we are lucky to have him lead us again. The players, the committee and indeed the entire Bulleen Templestowe community is right behind Anthony in his quest for the senior club to feature in finals in 2015.
I want to again congratulate Robbie Schneider for his many years of amazing service in coaching our Reserves. Not only has he installed many good virtues in our younger players, he has taught the disciplines of hard work and team, as evidenced by the amount of players pushing up from the seconds over his tenure.
All other coaching appointments will be made in due course – stay close to our Facebook and Twitter updates for those details.
For me, I will continue to work hard with our Committee to position the mighty Bullants for success in 2015. We will be releasing important announcements from now until Christmas and look forward to your support for the 2015 season.
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.