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Rnd 16 Footy Record 2022

After what was a tough day at the office last week against Drouin perspective was easily found through the loss of our dear friend and life member Malcolm Neal. Mal spent over 40 years supporting BFNC is many ways. He was first introduced to the club through the ‘Uptown Caterers.’ A group of BFNC supporters who catered for functions to raise funds for the club. Mal was constant presence at the club. He would accept deliveries during the week, open and close on training and match days and take a seat near the canteen team to ensure he was there to support Pam and the team and provide some “advice” when he thought it was required.

Mal had an extraordinary gift for remembering names. It did not matter if it was your first few months at the club or you had been around the place your whole life, Mal knew who you were. Mal also made an incredible contribution to the Gippsland Power Football Club by driving the bus around Gippsland and beyond, this supported the rising stars of Gippsland and their parents. Mal took immense pride in knowing he played a role in their success. He was also a life member of Gippsland Power. A true gentleman and the humblest of club servants, we honour Mal. A life member, a great supporter and a true friend to so many. We will miss you mate – Rest in Peace.

Last week it was great to see the players from netball and football wearing some horrendous Op Shop outfits while playing a few games to raise some coin for the Footy Trip. A good night had by all.

On the footy field and netball court it was a day of mixed results. Our juniors continue on their winning way as we head into the last 3 rounds. U/13 are sitting comfortable in third place, 15s will have to work hard to keep their finals hopes alive and our 17s are playing some great team netball. Our senior teams continue to be competitive, B Grade sneaking home by the narrowest of margins against Drouin to hold onto their 5th ladder spot. In A grade the girls showed how much they improved during the year, giving the Drouin girls a big scare. Some big games against Traralgon will test the girls and they will need to be at their best to get a win across all grades For the seniors it was a tough day on the field going down, we know what we need to do to bounce back with a great performance today.

The Junior Redlegs final round was played on Sunday. The Under 11s finished the season on a high with a solid performance in near perfect conditions, smiles were everywhere. The Under 13s capped their year off with a great win and sang the song with plenty of gusto. Wes Hargreaves troubled his opponents all over the ground snagging 4 goals for the day. The Under 15s had one of their best matches for the year putting Paynesville under plenty of pressure all the way to the final siren. Coaches, Parents and supporters are all proud of our Juniors season with fantastic growth and loads of improvement across all grades – The future is bright! Thank you to all of our Coaches, Volunteers, Families, Supporters and Sponsors.

The Redleg’s Youth Girls played a consistent game, and led at every change. In the third quarter there was some great play by Lydia Gudgin, Lucy Carroll, Brianna Foster, Olivia Rees and Keira Gibbs, which helped seal the win. The teamwork and rotation off the bench allowed the girls to consolidate a season of hard training and skill development, attributed by the dedication of coach Glen Gudgin and assistant coach Rod Walker.

Round 11 President’s Club $500 – draw winner was Ebony & Shaun Mooney, and Dwyers took home the hamper. Don’t forget our upcoming club night for sponsors and members. 13th August Rnd 17 v Wonthaggi – Reverse Draw

If it’s to be, it’s up to me. Challenge Yourself.

Good luck to all players and teams.


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