The Boolarra Football Netball Club was “very excited” to announce under 16s football would return to the club in 2013, after it was unable to field a side in that age group last year.
Senior premiership players Simon Buglisi and Scott Boddy were appointed co-coaches and looked forward to the return of the junior brigade.
“We are keen to provide the opportunity for these young players to get a good grounding in the skills of the game and to appreciate the benefits of participating in a team sport environment,” Buglisi said.
“I am confident that we will be competitive.”
President Russell McGlade said the club could not get the numbers to field a team last year.
“But as some of the younger players get that bit older we are very confident we will have the numbers to field a competitive team this year,” McGlade said.
“Junior football is very important to the future of the club and we are really pleased to have coaches of the calibre of Simon and Scott willing to take on this role.
“They are not only skilled, experienced footballers, but they are fine young men and will be excellent mentors and role models for the boys.”
He said recruitment for both football and netball is going well and the club is looking forward to the season ahead.
“The club provides a family friendly environment and is keen to promote the best values of sportsmanship and provide the opportunity to have a go,” McGlade said. The first junior football training session will be at 5.30pm on Wednesday 20 February at Boolarra Recreation reserve and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
“The club is very keen to welcome any young potential players and transport is available for any players that might want to come and join us,” McGlade said.
A barbecue and an opportunity to meet the coaches will be available after training.
For more information phone Russell McGlade on 0428 696 507.