Monday April 7, 2014
Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa was on hand last weekend to mark the kick off to the Nepean District’s football season, delayed by 1 week due to severe wet weather conditions.
“I am delighted to be invited by Michael Rooney, President of the Glenmore Park Football Club in my electorate of Mulgoa, to mark the start of the club’s 2014 football season” said Tanya Davies MP.
Glenmore Park Football Club is the largest of the 32 affiliated clubs in the Nepean district and one of 7 football clubs located in Tanya’s electorate of Mulgoa.
“I am impressed by the hard work and commitment displayed by all the volunteers, players and officials; in particular the officials from the newly formed Nepean Referees Group (NRG). Not even the unusually wet weather conditions we have experienced in the last fortnight have been able to dampen their enthusiasm into making weekend football an enjoyable and entertaining experience for all the players and their families in our community.” Tanya said.
This year’s football season in the Nepean marks the start of a new era in officiating for one of the largest organised recreational sports in our community, with the Nepean Referees Group (NRG) taking over responsibility for refereeing football in the district. Their 100th referee was signed up a few weeks ago and their active recruiting drive adds confidence that they will surpass 150 registered referees by the season’s end.
“We are really excited and thankful for the opportunity to referee football at the grassroots level for our 32 affiliated clubs in the Nepean district. We’ve been training solidly during the pre-season and without the NRG at the helm I don’t think we would have this opportunity presented to us.” said new NRG recruits Reagan Chapman and Luke Hammond.
Jim Warburton, a senior NRG referee noted that even though the wet weather conditions were playing havoc with the start of the football season’s schedule, the NRG was able to supply 100% coverage for the football matches played over the first weekend of the regular season. “This is a significant milestone for the NRG” Jim said.
“I wish everyone in my electorate and in the Nepean district an enjoyable and fruitful football season ahead” said Tanya Davies MP.
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