What a crazy year 2020 was and not just for football!!

As the incoming President, I would like to thank everyone for their efforts in not only getting a footy season underway and complete in 2020, but also to everyone who contributed to saving Higgins Park. What an achievement!!

Now that the threat of losing Higgins Park to a hockey turf is put behind us, we now must turn to season 2021 and make the Vic Park Raiders a destination club that it deserves to be, and this is across all age groups, from juniors to youth, both boys and girls. Our aim in 2021 will be to bring the girls’ teams back to Higgins Park.

To achieve this, we will need all hands on deck so if you are keen to assist in big ways or small, please reach out. When I started three years ago coaching, I thought it would last a season, but it gets in your blood and there is no better time in the year than footy season!!!

At the end of each season, a new committee is elected. The 2021 Committee is now listed on the Office Bearers page. We still need a band of volunteers to help out throughout the season and will be looking to appoint a Canteen Manager for season 2021 to take on the full running of the canteen.

The Vic Park Raiders’ canteen is an important fund-raising avenue for the Club. In 2021, the Canteen Manager role will be expanded to include full management of the canteen including day-to-day running of the canteen, ordering and managing of stock. A financial honorarium will be discussed with interested and suitable applicants. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact our Secretary.

I hope everyone has a great new year and I look forward to cracking on to season 2021!!

Steve McFarlane