2016 YearBook

This is an excert from the President’s report from the famous Glebe Greyhound 2016 Year Book:

And now, the end is near; And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full. I’ve travelled each and every highway; And more, much more than this, Glebe did it its way

As the final siren sounds for 2016, we can look back on another amazing season for the Glebe Greyhounds. Yet again, we did it our way.

Despite the efforts of the NSW Government in creating an atmosphere of confusion (!), the Greyhounds of Jubilee Oval continue (legally) to grow with 2016 again showing record enrolments. This is testament to the dedication of Jason Howard and his recruiting team who attend and speak at schools, erect Greyhound banners (not always legally according to the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority which unfortunately display my name and phone number!), distribute flyers and liaise with parents to insert advertisements in school newsletters.

Another premiership has been attained – well done to the U17’s. Three other teams contested grand finals. These results reflect
the amazing efforts of all coaches and managers who put in many volunteer hours to attend coaching courses, study the latest skills and drills, organise teams and trainings and oversee countless practice hours at Jubilee.

On a personal note, it is with a heavy heart that I write that 2016 will be my final year as President and the parent of a player with the Greyhounds. I feel very honoured to have been involved with this great Club for the last 13 years. During this time, I have seen amazing gestures of sportsmanship and kindness, huge acts of generosity, remarkable contributions of time and effort plus some great football played in the only way Glebe knows how – HARD BUT FAIR !

I will continue to monitor the progress of the Club and look forward to wandering down to Jubilee Oval on some sunny Sunday afternoons in future years to watch from the hill the mighty black and white of Glebe doing battle on the hallowed turf of Jubilee.

I wish you all every success in the future and thank you for the wonderful memories which I and my family – Amanda, William & Henry – take with us from this great Club.

Go the Greyhounds !
– Peter Gowers