A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: JOE MOTTOLA
The 2019 season, like each that passes, saw some brilliant developments at Beaumaris Soccer Club. To be a part of such a progressive club, a club that tries its best at all levels andd for the benefit of football development, makes it all worth while for us on the committee and the wider community at the club.
The new synthetic pitch at the Beaumaris School Campus is such a privi- lege for us all. The benefits from it are already beginning to show with our Senior Women’s State 3 Team, building a fortress of strength there. Under our brilliant coach Danielle Tracey, we had a fantastic season scoring goals aplenty, conceding few and playing some fantastic football. We won every game on the synthetic pitch. In most other seasons in the past, we would have won the league but there was another very strong team who pipped us at the post to be champions but we went on to win the first playoff game only to lose the final against Ashburton. Despite this we will find ourselves promoted to State 2 for next season due to some restructur- ing of the League by Football Victoria. This squad included 8 players hav- ing debut seasons at Beaumaris. All of them were excellent additions to the group both on and off the pitch. We hope to see them all back next season.
Junior female football required some additional focus in the 2019 - and duly got it with the appointment of Peter Allison to the role supported by George Johnson. Lessons from previous seasons were learned and the junior side of the game improved steadily with our 3 junior teams all doing well –in particular the Under 13/14’s who won their league. Crucial, the bulk of this group will now go forward to be the core of an Under 16’s team next season which is an area we have sorely missed in the last couple of seasons. This team is the gateway to the senior squad and will allow up and coming Juniors to taste the game at senior level without being com- mitted to it for the full season.
A great year it’s been in Junior football overall, lots of highlights to be proud of: Goal kick finished with great feedback and fantastic numbers in the end. Mini Roos and juniors all ran smoothly. Congratulations to all the teams, they all strived to improve every week and had a few teams finish first and second on the table, which is a great feat.
As usual, our Beaumaris Director of Football is a step ahead and is right now liaising with current coaches working out who we will be locking in for next season. Great to see a lot of young talent coming through the ranks representing Beaumaris in the Reserves this year
Disappointing year for Senior Men finishing 9th in State League 1 which proved to be even more competitive in 2019 than previously. However, on the positive we have blooded and given great first team experience to 8 Reserves players during the season an unearthed a couple of notable tal- ents in Tom Scott and Gus Coleman which augers well for the future & reinforces our strategy of continued junior development.
Similarly, with our Reserves we ended up playing a large amount of the Under 16’s through the year which has always been part of the strategy to blood our older age junior players into senior football.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of club legend David Gib- son to the position of Senior Coach. Gibbo has been at the club since he was aged 6, played through our juniors & was a senior stalwart player for nearly a decade as we progressed up the leagues. In recent years he has embarked on a coaching career & talks the helm after 2 years as senior Assistant; he will be able assisted by Legend Kristian Sarkies in 2020 & we look forward to continued progress.
2019 saw our first Indigenous celebration at the club. Embraced by all it was our little way to help acknowledge the history, culture and achieve- ments of our Aboriginal and Torrres Strait Islander people.
Beaumaris Soccer Club was acknowledged by both Football Victoria and Football Federation Australia. A wonderful day and one we will now con- tinue to host during the “Indigenous Round” each year.
As I do each year, I’d also like to thank all our wonderful volunteers, coaches, team managers, parents, canteen staff, club staff and players for all you have contributed to Beaumaris Soccer Club. It’s you all that make it such an enjoyable community to be involved with. To our Club sponsors once again I’d like to thank all big and small for once again being a part of our great club. We rely heavily on the generosity of our sponsors and this sort of financial assistance will ensure our club continues to thrive and head in the right direction. To all our sponsors, thank you for your generosity year in and year out.
Porsche Centre Brighton, MCEES- MMChatz Transport, Multigroup Logistics, Rachcoff Vella, JJ Carpets, Aurora global logistics, JSAL Aluminium, A&T Corporation, Casa Dolce, Hodges Beaumaris and Hodges Mentone, Frances Insurance Group, Beaumont Tiles, BC Dental, Bocconcino’s, BBS Group, GVP Fabricators, Destination HQ, Rhino The Wrecker, S&A Stairs, FSM, Chobani and Pearl Apartments.
Special thanks to:
Vice President, David Richards
Treasurer, Benjamin Tansing
Secretary, Sandra Batey
Registration Directors Miniroos U7 - U11 Registrations, Suzanna Zambiasi
Juniors U12 - U16 & Senior Women Registrations Senior Men's Registration, Grounds Director, Fixtures and uniform coordinator, Maxine Thomson
Senior Football Director, Bruce Maclaren
Sponsorship Director, Marc Gibson
Events Director, Gert Gratz
Senior Female Football Director, Mike Stone
Junior Female Football Director, Pete Allison 0404 480 533
Social Media and Website Director, Gert Gratz
Grants Director, Heather Kristiannsen
Accountant, Maree Reid
11th season just gone for me as President. I thank you all, our members
and committee at BSC for entrusting me with the honour of Presidency.