South Wan­der­ers wel­come new spon­sor

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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

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