2014 Year Book

Extract from the President’s Report from the Glebe Greyhounds 2014 Year Book.

In the immortal words of Tom Jones:

Yes, they’ll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.  It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.

Yes, how good it was to touch the green, green grass of Jubilee Oval again in 2014! At home games, the Club looked a picture and was the envy of opposing teams. It also brought out the best in our players and 2014 saw some classic tussles played out on the green, green grass of Jubilee (although not so green for our last home game!).

Thank you to Sydney City Council for the work it put in to rejuvenate our wonderful home ground.  2014 witnessed a record number of players wearing the Black & White with over 300 players signing up to play for the Greyhounds this season. This influx in numbers was due to the tremendous efforts of our Vice President/Recruitment Manager, Jason Howard, Registrar, Maxine Bartlett, and Auskick Co-ordinator, Kirsty Bass during the off-season/recruitment period plus our many school ambassadors who stuck up posters, distributed flyers and put information in school newsletters to help get the word out about the Greyhounds.  Thank you.

This year we also welcomed many new Clubs to Jubilee for the first time such as Heathcote, Bangor, Penshurst, Cronulla and Miranda. AFL is growing.

Thank you also to our Club Captain and Vice Club Captain for 2014, Oscar Gibbins and Lachlan White. Your enthusiasm, commitment and leadership were appreciated and you represented the playing group admirably.

On the field, 2014 was a very successful year with all teams competing in the required Glebe style – hard but fair. A highlight of the year was our Under 13s, Under 14s, Under 15s & Under 17s Division 2 & 3 teams all making the semi finals of their respective competitions.  Our Under 14s & 17s Division 2 made it all the way to the Big Dance with U17s taking out the major prize.

Full details of the season enjoyed by all our teams are set out in the very well written team reports contained in later in this Year Book.

The Club has enjoyed excellent support this year from our sponsors – Belle Property Glebe, The Merton Bistro and Café Morso. Your support of our Club is most appreciated and is vital for our continued success. Please support our sponsors who support us.

Farewell to those U17s leaving us. You have left a tremendous legacy.

2015 will be an exciting time to be around the Club and I urge you all to “GET INVOLVED”.

Go the Greyhounds !