Presidents Update May 2021

30 May

Great to see Pemberton Park full of Blue again, now the winter season has started. I hope you all are enjoying playing, coaching and supporting the Blue Rovers.

The Club is very pleased Grassroots funding made it possible for us to continue with Ben, our Director of Football. It means he will be supporting coaches and teams with their trainings till the end of season, and beyond. Make sure you check in with him, he is happy to come up with some drills and demonstrate them. Am sure I saw some results already on Saturday watching some great football on the side line.

You might see some new equipment later in the season as we were successful with our TECT and NZCT funding applications. We are grateful that our local funder TECT and the NZCT continues to support our club.

The club keeps on growing in numbers and is actively thinking about its future. With The Lakes, Pyes still expanding, intensification around Greerton and with many houses planned for Tauriko West coming up the club is about to put its submission in for Tauranga City council’s long term plan.
The council doesn’t mention an increase in sports facilities in our area, which is a concern for us as our grounds are reaching capacity.

Thank you all who are assisting the club. We could not do without you! Though counting more than 100, we are still keen to have some more people involved.

Have you thought about becoming:

  • A Committee member: support the club on organisational & strategic level (about 10 hour per month), induction and training available.
  • The Committee Secretary: delegate tasks and pass on info to those responsible and keep the committee meetings on track (about 15 hours per month).
  • The Fast football coordinator: coordinate the admin side of the 5-aside, being there on pitch would be a bonus, but not essential. Run in term 1 and 4, bump in hours getting it going, then ride along. (2.5 hours per week, 3.5 hours extra being there on game day).
  • The Health & Safety Coordinator: The coordinator maintains 1st aid kits, holds a current first aid certificate and identifies hazards (reported back to committee when identified).
  • The Volunteer Coordinator: The Volunteer Coordinator organises and promotes volunteering at the Club to support the development and running of the club. 
  • The Sponsorship Coordinator: The main role of the sponsorship officer is to acquire and engage with sponsors.

Have you got some other skill you think could benefit the club, just give me a ring.