South Wanderers welcome new sponsor
SOUTH Dubbo Wanderers have received a welcome boost for the 2018 season with Greater Bank announcing its sponsorship of the club’s junior teams.
It is a great boost for one of the Dubbo & District Football Association’s larger clubs which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary season and fields 15 junior teams across all age groups from U5s to U17s.
Running a club of this size comes at a significant financial cost, according to President Matthew Stonestreet, who was delighted to secure the sponsorship on the eve of the season.
“Essentially, Greater Bank’s sponsorship keeps us afloat,” Matthew explained.
“Around 90 per cent of the players’ fee goes straight out to cover insurances and association fees, which leaves very little for us to fund the operations of the club.
“We want to keep the sport as affordable as possible, particularly for our juniors. They are the future of our club and if we don’t look after them now, we don’t have a senior club in years to come.
“We can’t do that by continually asking members and parents to dip into their pocket for fees and other fundraising activities.”
Greater Bank’s sponsorship has allowed the club to purchase new uniforms for all junior players, while the funds will also be used to purchase equipment for the teams.
“The new kits look greater and we can’t wait for the boys and girls to be decked out in them for our first round of matches,” Matthew added.
“We can’t thank Greater Bank enough for their generous support and are proud to carry their name on our shirt this season.”
Greater Bank’s Dubbo Branch Manager, Cassie Reynolds, welcomed the partnership with South Dubbo Football Club and said she looked forward to sharing their success in 2018.
“We’ve seen what a fantastic job the Wanderers do to support football in the area and also encouraging young people to get involved in sport,” Cassie said.
“As a community bank, our charter is to support the region that supports us and it’s why we have thrown our support behind the Wanderers this year. We wish all the JASON CAIRNDUFF teams, as well as Matt and the committee, every success in 2018.”
The South Dubbo Wanderers and all Dubbo & District Football Association teams kicked off the new season last Saturday.
A-league players to attend holiday camp
SASS Strikers Soccer Club will be holding its first school holiday camp next Monday and Tuesday, April 16-17.
The clinics run from 9am-3pm at Hans Claven Oval, on the riverbank behind Dubbo Square.
“We have secured for our camp Dan Barrett ex-sydney FC W League coach 2015-2017, Adam Kwasnik and Brad Porter ex-central Coast Mariners A league players. These are all head coaches of the International Football School, so we have some of the best in the sport to mentor our young players,” SASS President Shane Fee wrote.
“We are expecting to have at least 50 of Dubbo’s up and coming football stars involved.”
What a great way to start the school holidays!
Left: It takes two men to tackle Charly Runciman, playing for Widnes Vikings! PHOTO: ACTION IMAGES/
New guernseys: Hunter Ross, Samuel Hutchinson, Hayley Johnson, Bailey Stonestreet, Ruben Ross , Cooper Johnson