Welcome everyone to season 2011. My name is Lance Ross (better known as Lumpy) and this is my inaugural year as President of the “Mighty Colts”. I am thrilled to be President and would love for you all to make yourselves known to me throughout the season.
This year, I would like to see our club continue to forge ahead where our primary focus is our young players and their overall welfare. I would like all players at “The Colts” to remember this is their club and that we will continually support and work with them to continually improve their skills, develop a strong sense of team work and mate ship and to strive for excellence in our great game of Rugby League. In the words of the great Jack Gibson, I would like every boy who leaves the field to know and feel that “he played strong and done fine”, because we instil in them a desire to do their very best.
Furthermore in the words of the great man, I would hope that our club supporters never gain the reputation for being so biased that we could be accused of “booing Santa Claus”. By this I mean I would hope that our club maintains a strong sense of sportsmanship and respect for the opposition, as lets face it, our referees are human and in the heat of battle, mistakes will be made and emotions will run high.
We are pleased and proud to embrace our past sponsors and welcome our new sponsors to the Club. We are grateful for the generous funding that permits our club its continuous success. We look forward to seeing you at Blaxland Oval throughout the season to catch some of the games.
Lastly, a big thank you to our fantastic Committee, Coaches and Managers who volunteer hours of their own time and work tirelessly to ensure everyone associated with the Colts has a great experience and our players are passionate about their respective team and their club. THANK YOU to all of you for the support you are giving me and more importantly to the players of our club.
I believe that “Success is a Journey, not a Destination”, and on our season journey there will be the trials and tribulations, but above all, at the end of a long hard season that as a club, we feel a real sense of success from the week to week grind of training, player highs and lows, player injury management, more wins than losses (we hope) where we can boast that……”we all played strong and done fine”.