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Falcons Announce New Senior Coach

The Albert Park Falcons Football & Netball Club has announced its new Senior Coach for the upcoming 2019 season in David Jenkins.

Mr Jenkins, who has played recently at North Shore Football Club and at Fish Creek, will be a playing coach and brings with him a strong enthusiasm and commitment as the club aims to win its first ever senior flag.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone at the club and can’t wait to get into preseason,” He said.

“I’m really excited for the year ahead and with the game style I’m bringing to the club I’m hoping we’re going to be competitive.”

The Falcons were relegated after winning just one game in 2018 and finished ninth on VAFA Division 3 ladder.

The Falcons were established in 1954, formerly as the ANZ Bank, and have won four reserves flags in its history, but a senior flag has yet to make its way to Beaurepaire Pavilion in Albert Park.

“That is a major driver for us,” Club President Tyson Cattle said.

“For the football department, for the committee and for the playing group – everybody is keen to get into preseason and have a real crack in 2019.

“We are excited to announce the appointment of David and we are confident he can bring enthusiasm, organisation and motivation to the playing group, as well as assist us in player recruitment.”

The committee made the decision to pursue a player-coach in 2019 following from a disappointing 2018 campaign, but Mr Cattle said it was onwards and upwards for the Falcons.

“There is a real buzz around the club at the moment,” he said.

“A new senior coach, an inaugural women’s team and the inclusion of the Melbourne Masters Football Club at our facilities, as well as financial stability within the club, has really energised the entire club.

“We are excited for 2019.”

2018 President’s Report

President Tyson Cattle reviews the 2018 Falcons season…

The year 2018 will be known as a year the club made significant steps in the right direction to a stronger and more stable future.

The club has done a significant amount of work with the women’s team, masters club and with a potential relocation to position itself to continue to grow.

After a year of rebuilding some stability in 2017, the club now has a focus on growth and opportunity.

On behalf of the club, I would like to thank the sponsors for the 2018 season. Without the generous support from all of these organisations and the support from the community, the club would not have been able to achieve what it has.

Republica,
College lawn,
Kustom Timber,
Modtech Group,
Engine Property Group,
Greg Hocking Real Estate,
Highview Accounting,
Cleaning Melbourne,
Facility Management 1,
Anytime Fitness,
The Little Caravan Company,
Lewis Grant Builders,
Amida Recruitment,
The Space Agency,
Neils Meats, and
Krispy Kreme,

Along with all the other various player sponsors and generous support we have had.

Next, I would like to thank the Netball club and all the participants in particular Dee Kinsella, who has done an enormous amount of work on the committee and been a major part of bringing the netball and football club together, as well as being a key driver for the women’s football team.

The canteen again has been tremendous, and the way the netballers have embraced it and really got behind the footballers has been awesome as well as the support for the events throughout the year.
The next I would like to thank is our support staff around the club – Micky Allan, Brett Little, Trent Smoker, Adam Tumble – you have done an amazing job throughout the year and again – without the help from you all on matchday – it would be a tough ask for the club.

I would like to thank the football department Timmy More, Nick Thurley, Will Ransom, Stuart Maunder and of course, Paul Shoppee.

I thank all the coaching staff for the way they carried themselves and worked together throughout the year albeit with some difficult on-field results.

I would also like to thank Neville ‘Birdie’ Pearson and Bill ‘Jet’ Jackson again for the huge amount of support we have had from them throughout the year. It is great to have you all involved.
I would like to thank the committee – Timmy Barnett, Nick Percy, Brodie Matheson, James Allen, Lucas Gniel, Dearne Kinsella, Sean Lewis, along with the support of our advisors of Gregg Amies, Tim More and Tristan Tiller.
The committee has held strong in its goals throughout the year and I think that is reflected in the financial and cultural results of the club throughout the year.

I thank all of you for putting in your own time to work and help the club.
Finally I would like to thank the players and supporters. I’m looking forward to next year and continuing to build the club to a stronger future.

Go Falcons!

Tyson Cattle
Albert Park Falcons Football & Netball Club president