Hi Wicker Faithful,

Welcome to season 2022 which I am confident will realise a full contingent of games. Also a season that will leverage of a promising start that saw us defeat 2 of the top teams in the EFNL Premier division in Balwyn and Norwood in a shortened 2021 season. We have had a couple of retirements and players changing clubs through re-location but we also have a ton of great kids coming through. We will be a young team but one things for sure, we will be quick.

The guys have been training since November and are looking fit under the guidance of our coaching team and fitness guru Locky Burke from Personal Performance Training Centre. Great effort to date from players and coaches alike. Our under 19s have also been training for the same period under new coach Robert Monk. They look a good outfit. Welcome aboard Monkey.

Former Senior player Tim Martin is our new VP of Football in 2022 having taken over from Russell. Wecome aboard Tim and yes… it does get easier once games start. Simon Curtis, our most successful President ever with 4 flags in one year is back as VP Facilities. Welcome back Simon.

Our co-captains this year are Travis Tuck and Tommy Brennan. Congratulations guys, well deserved recognition for your contribution and leadership. The leadership group is to be announced in coming weeks with a couple of new inductees. Well done guys.

I would also like to announce we have partnered with The Berwick Motor Group in a 3 year major sponsorship deal. This is very exciting for both parties and the club is rapt to have them as part of our team. BMG represents many brands so we hope all of you in Wicker World drop in and see them if you need a new or used vehicle.

On top of the sponsorship the club is rewarded when a vehicle is purchased. So ensure you let them know you are part of The Berwick FC when buying a car or receive a discount on parts and labour when having your vehicle serviced. Welcome aboard guys.

To date all of our current sponsors have agreed to continue their support for 2022 so to all of you thank you. If anyone out there wants to also become a sponsor please contact the secretary on secretary@berwickfc.com.au or call me on 0417 549 948 (Glenn).

We still have some key committee roles to fill along with that of our Senior Womens Coach. Again, if any interest please contact on the email/number above. The committee is very light on so if you can provide any support please let us know.

Key Dates

Training Camp
Edwin Flack 4th March – Drop in for an hour from 5:30pm

Practice Matches

  • Beaconsfield @ Holm Park, Thursday 24 February at 6:15pm
  • Frankston YCW @ Home, Saturday 19 March
    • 10am U19s
    • 12pm Reserves
    • 2pm Seniors
  • Greensborough @ Home Saturday 26 March
    • 10am U19s
    • 12pm Reserves
    • 2pm Seniors

Functions

Wickonians Sportspersons’s Day Friday 1 April from 1.00PM, $100 per head all inclusive.

  • Guest Speakers
  • Comedians
  • Raffles
  • Auctions

Contact Don Mclean for more information 0418 355 924.

See you there and bring on the season!

Regards
Glenn Gambetta
Club President