Comments from our President
Welcome to season 2023! A new season is upon us with the 1st Round of senior fixtures getting underway this Sunday 16th April at our home ground. Our Senior Amateur Men play at home against Perth AFC, with the Reserves kicking off at 1:00pm and our First Team kicking off at 3:00pm. Our Women’s team is also in action this weekend in the Women’s League Cup against Subiaco AFC (1:00pm kick-off on Pitch B).
Junior & MiniRoos fixtures are scheduled to get underway on Sunday 30th April
. With Football West still fine tuning the fixtures for a number of leagues both senior and junior, it is important to keep in contact with your coaches who will be able to advise you of upcoming game times and any last-minute changes that may occur.
2023 has delivered a large increase in Club membership across both junior and senior sections of the Club, which is fantastic to see. For the first-time in a long while, we have two or more teams across most of our junior age groups, including a new all-girls Under 12s team. This is the first time in the history of our Club that we will see a junior girl’s side represent BAFC and we are excited to see them in action come Round 1. With all these extra teams on-board in 2023, our Club Registrar Christina has been working hard to plan home and away preferred fixture times for all of our teams which has been a very challenging and ongoing task.
With the large increase in memberships and teams for 2023, it is important for all coaches, players and supporters to please be patient and respectful of our other teams during mid-week training sessions. Tuesday nights for example see a lot of training taking place and we need to work together to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. Having everyone doing their bit to maintain our equipment storage areas as neat and organised as we can is also greatly appreciated.
The Club is also excited to announce the Canteen have purchased a Conti 2 cup coffee machine which will hopefully be delivered and installed for the start of Round 1. The purchase of this machine would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors Acclaimed Catering, Superb Lawns & Gardens, Pool Logic and Pool Robotics Perth
to whom we are most grateful.
Finally, don’t forget that we are also now more active on our social media platforms, so please remember to like and view us on our Facebook
pages for regular updates and information about upcoming activities, events and games (and not to forget our regularly updated Website
Good luck to all our members for the start of season 2023 and I will be sure to see you all around the Club.
David Shephard (President)