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The 2014 CLFNC social calendar has been released. Refer to the social calendar tab above and the PDF attachment at the bottom of this page for details.
Round 13 v. Springbank (pre-match)
Back home and on top of the ground at Snake Valley today as we welcome Springbank this Saturday and we believe the visitors will appreciate the playing conditions after having to confront the challenges of their ground conditions at present.
A quick review of our round 11 fixture at Clunes, saw a very even spread of the spoils both on field and court. Footballing wise the under 12’s kicked off the day in strong style as Ian’s boys continue a very impressive season. The u/14.5 lads got home in a nailbiter against their higher ranked opponents to keep their season alive. The Ressies made it back to back wins in a very strong showing while the senior boys let slip a very handy half time lead in the conditions with the home team kicking 5 last last quarter goals to win by 4.
Court side , with numbers somewhat depleted due to illness and unavailability , our ladies did well to secure victories in the A Grade , u/17 & u/15 games , keeping the 2 junior teams entrenched in the 8 , while the A graders are still not out of finals contention.
Socially , last week saw the successful conduct of the annual ball with good feedback on the venue and night overall , although you correspondent was not able to get much inside information on who were the big movers of the night.
Looking forward we have a number of things on the agenda as the season builds to a climax and a quick summary is listed hereunder :
20/7 – Golf day at Snake Valley Golf Club from 11.30 – BBQ available and all welcome
24/7 – Jumper presentation at SV Hotel 7.30pm ahead of Heritage match vs Skipton
27/7 – 175th Anniversary Heritage match vs Skipton at Skipton
9/8 - Night with celebrity hypnotist at SV clubrooms after Daylesford home game
Good luck to all competing today …………………. GO SAINTS !!!!
The following sponsors are kindly supporting the Carngham Linton FNC in 2014:
Nunn Bros Haulage, Nowicki Carbone Personal Injury Lawyers, Crosier Glass, Millers Arms Hotel, Cattle Yards Inn, Bendigo Bank, G. Gay & Co, King Cars, DWH Cleaning, JD's Sports Bar, Anytime Fitness, Apollo Bay Caravan Park, Ballarat Bakery, Ballarat Undercover Storage, Bright' n 'Bubbly Laundry, Cellarbrations, Core Signs, Elders Insurance, Gerald Hayes Plumbing, Meat' n 'More Butchery, Royal Hotel Snake Valley, Remington Insurance, T.C. Bricklaying, Wendouree Wholesalers & Wiltshire Auto Repairs.
Refer to the 'Sponsors' tab above for 2014 CLFNC sponsor details and website links.
Having passed the half way mark of the regular season, it is now an eight week run to see which teams can qualify for finals action. Round 10 action this Saturday sees us journey down the Western Highway to take on Gordon and we anticipate a good days footy and netball.
We come today off the back of a huge day of celebration last Saturday , where we welcomed back members of our ’74, ’84 & 04 senior football premiership teams and it was fantastic to see so many old faces return , in particular 19 of the 20 members of our first senior flag in 1974 , a great testament to the feel these people still have for the club. As with any big event of this nature , it can only be successful with the assistance of many helpers and to this end , the club greatly appreciates all who pitched in on the day. Particular thanks must go to Eugene Grigg & Michael O’Beirne who were key drivers behind the concept including countless hours in putting a book together detailing the early history of the club between 1969-74 which was greatly enjoyed on the day , with copies still available at $20. Also worthy of note is the great work of catering team headed by Robin & Ally and Kath & Rex’s bar staff. In terms of the days completion , we were successful in taking possession of the Jack Harney trophy , largely off the back of an excellent netballing performance ( once again !! ) with the girls completing a clean sweep of games. Footballing wise , the crows took the overall honours , by virtue of a nail biting 5 point win that kept the large crowd enthralled to the final siren. Good performances by our u/12 & u/14.5 boys with strong wins , while the u/17.5 team lost a tight contest.
There were a number of other “winners” on the day , with the Pesti family of Snake Valley successful in our annual ball drop fundraiser ( thanks to those who sold tickets and Megan for her background work with the event ) , while there were 4 x $250 draws in our Club 52 membership program held during Saturday nights festivities , with Des Symes, Dean Henderson, DWH Cleaning & Mick Doolan.
Upcoming Events - Following from last weekends celebration make sure you mark the following in your diary :
05/07/2014 – Annual Sponsors Day Luncheon at Snake Valley ( vs Newlyn )
12/07/2014 – Annual Club Ball at Alexandria on Lydiard. Tickets valued at $ 50 now available from Kath Hammond, Sam or Sharon, which include finger food and entertainment by the very popular Mahony Brothers. Make sure you don’t miss this traditionally great night.
Tonight it is back to the Millers Arms our long time sponsors for the weekly awards. The club executive asks that a real effort is made to support our sponsors who continue to support you !!
Good luck to all competing today ....... GO SAINTS !!!!
New Major Sponsors
The Carngham Linton Football Netball Club is excited to announce two new major sponsors in 2014. The re-branded Nunn Brothers Haulage (formely Nungaron Ballarat) is to continue its long and proud sponsorship association with the club. Based at 31 Wiltshire Lane, Ballarat, Nunn Brothers are specialists in building relocations, oversized and overdimensional transport Australia wide.
The club is also pleased to announce that Nowicki Carbone Personal Injury Lawyers have come on board as a major sponsor. Located at 45 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, Nowicki Carbone are experts in Workers Compensation, Transport Accidents, Public Liability, Medical Negligence, Superannuation & Insurance, General Protections/Unfair Dismissal and Asbestos claims. TAKE A STAND - CALL 1300 INJURED (1300 465 873).
The two sponsors will appear on the back of the senior football jumpers in the second half of the season.
Round 7 v. Dunnstown (pre-match)
Welcome to the Dunnstown footballers , netballers and supporters this Saturday at Linton as our somewhat stop/start season , kicks into gear again after last weeks inter league fixture. The towners bring winning form into the contest today so , as always we will need to be on the job if we are wanting to get the points.
On the subject of the interleague game , our club takes the opportunity of congratulating Nath Pring on another outstanding contribution in the senior game, where he was named amongst once again as the CHFL recorded a dominant victory over the Loddon Valley team. We were also represented in the u/18 game by Zac McLeod ( 3 goals ) & Brad McDonald who both acquitted themselves very well. Well done to all.
Our last game , which seems a while ago , was a very tough assignment as expected when we took on the very strong Bungaree club. Our junior grades were the shining light with the u/12 & u/14.5 and the u/13 netballers all recording good wins , while the going got tougher from there with the home team having the best of the remaining contests. This was undoubtedly our toughest day to date after an overall fairly solid start to the season, but as we continue develop in the competition we can only benefit by benchmarking against the traditionally strong clubs of the competition.
On a sad note , the club executive , players and supporters wish to formally convey our sympathies to the family of committee member Kath Hammond on the recent passing of her mother , Kathleen Fay. Kath has been an outstanding contributor to our club and indeed the wider community since the family moved to the Valley and it was good to see a number of club members pay their respects at the funeral service.
Socially , tonight we have our inaugural “Round the world” night in the social rooms which promises to be a night full of laughs interesting sights indeed , from what we are hearing about some of the ideas that are being pursued by the different “touring parties” involved. In terms of upcoming events please remember to keep the following dates free :
21/06/2014 – Reunion of 1974, 1984, 2004 Premiership teams. Dinner in the social rooms at Snake Valley following the Beaufort game.
12/07/2014 – Club Ball at Alexandra on Lydiard
26/07/2014 – 175th anniversary heritage match vs Skipton
02/08/2014 – Trivia night ( details TBA )
Good luck to all competing this Saturday. GO SAINTS !!!
Round 6 v. Bungaree (pre-match)
We trek to Bungaree this Saturday , our first opportunity to experience their outstanding new facilities that were completed last year. With the home team topping the ladder in the Senior, Reserves & U/17.5 and always a very strong netballing club , all our teams will no doubt have their work cut out today.
While the challenges will be formidable , we can certainly take some confidence from our efforts against fellow league heavyweight Buninyong last week. Our senior footballers went within a pinch of securing a significant victory , just falling short in the last quarter by 5 points. The seconds also put out their best effort against the Bunnies in our short CHFL history so things are trending in the right direction as we steadily aim to build respect in the competition. Netballing wise , the highlight was a thrilling tie in the B Grade after the girls clawed their way back from 5 down at 3 qtr time in a great effort. The u/17 girls continued their unbeaten run as they prepared for a clash against a traditional power team of the comp today.
Some really positive things to record off field last Saturday as well. Firstly there was the annual “Pink Day” fundraising activities and the club takes the opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of these initiatives , either by donating , ticket selling or purchasing goods. Well done all. Secondly , a very successful night with the running of our annual “Thousandaire” draw. Again to all who supported the event , a big thank you and it is particularly pleasing to note that the joint winners of the event ( Tahlia Holloway- Roden & Ally Clack ) were rewarded as they are both great contributors to the club.
While on the social theme , we take the opportunity to advise on the next scheduled club event , which is the “Round the world” theme night to be held in the Linton social rooms after our next home game against Dunnstown on May 31st. Make sure you keep the date free for what promises to be a fun night.
While there is a lot of positive things going on at the minute , we do , unfortunately have to mention ( for the last time hopefully ) that there are still some footballers with outstanding registration fees. Time now to have them paid up or access to club insurance program and other benefits will be jeopardized.
Back to the Cattle Yards after the game this Saturday for the daily awards.
Good luck to all competing today. GO SAINTS !!!!!!!!!!
Vale - Willem Verdoorn Snr. & Geoff Bruty
It is with sadness that we record the recent passing of 2 people who had significant involvement with our club , particularly in its formative years as a combined entity. Firstly , Bill Verdoorn , a great servant , president at the time of our first senior premiership, long time goal umpire and father of 5 , who were all premiership players ( 4 in that first senior flag in 1974 ). Secondly , Geoff Bruty , a member of our 1976 senior premiership team , who sadly lost his short battle with illness last weekend. Both men were outstanding figures in the wider community , with great family values, attributes that are at the core of the clubs mission statement. To the Verdoorn & Bruty families the thoughts of all the club are with you at this time.
The Carngham Linton FNC will be wearing black arm bands and hold a minutes silence prior to the start of the senior football game this Saturday against Buninyong at Linton as a mark of respect.
Round 5 v. Buninyong (pre-match)
Welcome to the Buninyong folk today for our Round 5 fixture and as one of the powerhouse clubs of the CHFL , any success on field or court will definitely be hard earned.
We enter this saturday's encounter off the back of an overall pretty even day’s competition with the spoils shared across the football and netball contests at Creswick last Saturday. Highlights being a really good win in the senior football against a finalist of the last 2 years and with a few key players missing. On court victories in the u/13, u/15 (remaining undefeated) & the A Grade. More details on club facebook page.
Today is a special day on the fixture , with it being the annual Breast Cancer Awareness round. There will be a number of fundraising initiatives over the day , particularly centred around the netball , where it will be very much a Pink theme , socks , ribbons, cake stall and much more. We ask that you support this effort , for a cause that touches us all at some point of time.
There are still some on the football front yet to finalise their registration fees. Heading into the 5th round of the season , there has been sufficient time to have these paid up. If there are any issues please see your respective team manager or otherwise those not paid may not be eligible to play going forward until finalised. Finally , another appeal for people to be aware of opportunities to offer their services to assist with the range of match day duties that need to be attended to. Whether it be goal umpiring , scoring , timekeeping , canteen or on the gate , if you can offer an hour or two of your time to assist , particularly with home fixtures , the club would be most grateful. Please don’t hesitate to see a team manager or committee person who will oblige. Remember the club belongs to EVERYONE.
Good luck to all competing today .................. GO SAINTS !!!
Round 4 v. Creswick (pre-match)
This Saturday we make our first visit to the new home of the Creswick Football / Netball Club and we hope that we may be able to return home with some success in what will no doubt be a competitive day on field & court.
We come off a largely successful day when we hosted Smythesdale last week. The visitors are battling in their senior football grades, but the efforts on and off the field could not be questioned and we wish the club well as it attempts to build it’s new brand.
Social notes -Our annual “Thousandaire” tickets have been distributed and the draw will be held at the traditional function in the Linton social rooms after the home game against Buninyong next week ( May 10th ). Please ensure you get your tickets back to Sam ASAP to enable preparation for draw. Our Pre season raffle was drawn last week , with the winners being , Nick O’Brien ( 1st prize of trailer ) , Josh Cull ( 2nd prize – Gardening Equipment ) & Mick O’Beirne ( 3rd prize – Apollo Holiday Park ). Thanks to all who supported this venture.
Registrations – These are now overdue and must be finalised ASAP ( Senior/Reserve ) $150 , ( Under 17.5 & Under 14.5 ) $60 per player or $100 for 2 players from same family ( Under 12 ) $35 per player or $60 for 2 players from same family. Payments can be directed to the following people , ( Seniors ) Sam or Sharon , ( Under 14.5 & 17.5 ) Helen O’Brien or Megan Granger ( Under 12 ) Kylie Hayles or Natasha Achison
Thank You– After 13 years of outstanding service, our head trainer Lenny Venville has decided to hang up the overalls. Lenny’s contribution to the club in what is the most important of all roles , cannot be overstated and his untiring work as trainer , former committeeman and all round great guy, will be truly missed by all around the club ( both football and netball ) on a week to week basis, although we hope to see him around from time in the future. Well done mate !!
After this Saturday's games it is back to the Millers Arms for the first time for the season for the awards and some fellowship, hopefully to celebrate some on field & court successes.
Good luck to all competing today …….. GO SAINTS !!!!!
The Carngham Linton Football Netball Club is pleased to announce that a special reunion match for the 1974, 1984 & 2004 senior football premierships will be held on Saturday 21 June 2014 against Beaufort.
To celebrate the occasion, the senior football team will play in a special reunion jumper featuring the names of all players from the 1974, 1984 & 2004 premiership sides listed on the front of the traditional Saints jumper.
Jumper orders have been coming in from past players in recent weeks. Jumpers can be purchased with your personal choice of player number on the back.
Please note that the jumpers will be worn by the players in the senior match and given to the respective purchasers after the game. So if you buy a jumper you may need to wash it afterwards! If we receive two or more orders of the same number we will arrange to have them made.
The jumpers cost $70 and orders close on Thursday 24 April
You can order by either contacting:
Welcome to the 2014 season!
The Carngham Linton Football Netball Club has an exciting year ahead in 2014. A busy pre-season has seen a healthy number of new players join the club, and we look forward to competitive showings across the 5 football and 6 netball grades.
'Club 52' has been introduced for the first time in 2014, where 52 payed members are in the running to win a series of $250 cash draws throughout the year. As always, the club will be hosting a series of functions thoughout the season, so watch the space for the soon to be released social calendar.
The club will also be involved in some exciting marque matches during the home and away season. On June 21st, the 1974, 1984 and 2004 senior football premiership reunion match will be played at Snake Valley against Beaufort (round 9). We then travel to Skipton for a special heritage match on July 26th (round 14), celebrating 175 years since the townships of Carngham, Linton and Skipton were settled in 1839. More details will be provided on these events in the coming weeks.
Good luck to all teams competing in 2014.
GO SAINTS !!!
Round 2 v. Rokewood Corindhap (pre-match)
First road trip of the season as we venture to Rokewood this Saturday to take on the Grasshoppers and renew a long time rivalry. No doubt a good day of competition on field and court beckons.
Last Saturday our season kicked off in beautiful autumn conditions as we hosted the Lakies and a good crowd welcomed the new season in. In terms of the competition on show the spoils were fairly evenly divided , where we were very successful on the junior front whereas the visitors were too good in the open age matches across football and netball.
The highlights of the day were the debut of a number of new recruits across the range of our teams and we hope that those that have joined us have an enjoyable and rewarding experience during their time with us , hopefully long term.
It was particularly good to see the progression of players that have been nutured through our junior grades , make their way into the open age ranks as it certainly is a prime aim of the club to transition the maximum amount of graduating juniors to our senior ranks.
Being at the start of our season , we need to reinforce a couple of the key areas touched on in last weeks notes :
Registrations – It is vitally important that these payments are finalized ASAP ( Senior/Reserve ) $150 , ( Under 17.5 & Under 14.5 ) $60 per player or $100 for 2 players from same family ( Under 12 ) $35 per player or $60 for 2 players from same family. Payments are sought by Easter and can be directed to the following people , ( Seniors ) Sam or Sharon , ( Under 14.5 & 17.5 ) Helen O’Brien or Megan Granger ( Under 12 ) Kylie Hayles or Natasha Achison.
Pre season Raffle – The tickets for the raffle that has been running through the pre season ( Major prize 6 x 4 Trailer incl cage valued at $1,000 , 2nd Gardening Package valued at $800 & 3rd 3 nights off peak accommodation Apollo Bay Holiday Park ) are required to be returned to Sam ASAP with the draw scheduled for our game scheduled 26/04/2014
Social – The clubs first major social function will be the trots night at Bray Raceway this Thursday night 17/04/2014 leading into Easter weekend. $35 a head for 2 course meal and drinks at bar prices. With numbers limited to 100 and spots filling fast make sure you see Nev Nuske today to book your ticket.
Good luck to all competing this Saturday ……. GO SAINTS !!!!!