Kangaroo eNews 03.12

Since our last update I am delighted to say that we have made significant progress in a number of areas to get us on track for a big 2012. There is no bigger news than the relationship we have now formed with the North Melbourne Football Club. I can’t begin to explain just how significant this is, with one of the professional teams at the highest level in Australia taking the time to come visit and take an interest in us. Several board members and players spent threee hours with Cam Vale, Chief Operating Officer, discussing our football club and educating him about the sporting culture here in the USA. Needless to say, the meeting was a great success, where both ourselves and North Melbourne will be working out the details on how we can assist each other over the next couple of months. Read about it on the North Melbourne website, and be sure to click the “like” button!

Our debut on North’s site meant we had to move much quicker than anticipated on our new website, which you can check out now. A huge thanks to board member Eliot Kerner for his work on this, but an ever bigger thanks needs to go to our own Roo Bo Link who completed all the implementation and design work. The boys are still working through some minor issues but it was a brilliant effort and their work now has us looking up to date and flash on the web.

On the website you will see our football schedule for 2012 thanks to football captain Luke Nemeth. We have 7 games booked but are planning on having 9 for the season, with 4 home games and 5 away (including 2 tournaments). Players can also look forward to a ramped up Metro competition, with 7 games scheduled on a combination of Thursday nights and Saturdays. From April through to October, it’s going to be a long year so we’ve planned to play every couple of weeks, which should put us in strong form for the Nationals. Recruitment Day will kick off on March 31st, with a kick around and a function that night—stay tuned for more details. Although training is expected to officially start on the 27th, I’m already seeing plenty of enthusiasm from players to make to most of the weather. Training will again run from 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Elmington Park, and I expect there will be some players out earlier so make sure you do some running or hit the gym—every little bit counts from now.

By now you’ve seen our new logo, which looks great thanks to Roo Luke Stockdale from http://www.whiskeytheatre.com. We are still looking for a new coach, but on another note I’m pleased to say we have had quite a bit of interest from new players for this year – I know you’ll make them feel extremely welcome when they come on down. Shortly we’ll be seeking our sponsors out and will commence planning our functions so if you have any ideas, or have some time to help out in anyway then please don’t be afraid to speak up and drop me a line at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

There’s already a great buzz around the club and although it’s only early, whether you are a past or present supporter or player, we’d love to see you around.


Clint Milner
Nashville Kangaroos

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