Congrats to Club Premiership Player Jamie Atkinson on a big milestone his 150th senior appearance!
Jamie has shown continued loyalty and passion to the club over a long period of time playing his first senior game in 2005. Jamie has also played a further 20 in the 2s and 59 games in the juniors. Jamie is a dedicated father to Niranoma and partner to A Grade coach/player Jessie Barnes. He has thrown his hand up to help the club in anyway possible. This year he has fulfilled role as under 14s coach and current board member of our Club.
Big congrats Jamie,
Rumbalara had another special milestone to celebrate. Graham Weston played his 150th Senior game in the Unity Cup match.
Westy, has been a Club favourite and has shown great loyalty to the Club over a long period of time. In that time Westy with his partner Natalie of 10years have welcomed three beautiful Rumba boorais (babies) Roydan, Lilah and Riley. Along with 150 Seniors games, he has also played 50 games in juniors and 34 in Reserves! Westy captained the 2012 Senior team and was also part of the 2014 Premiership team. We wish Westy all the best in his milestone game and hopefully he has enough footy left in him to reach his 200th!
Firstly, Happy NAIDOC 2016 to everyone! A big week ahead for all communities across Australia, with some events kicking the week off on the weekend and others today, with Flag Raising Ceremonies.
It was another big day at Rumba on Saturday, in our joint event with Congupna Football Netball Club in what was our 10th Unity Cup. Congratulations to both our Senior Football and Netball and teams winning the cup this year. Special mentions to Graham Weston 150 games, Jarrod Atkinson kicking 9 for the day but what about our Beau Jackson – 15! Beau is leading the Reserves goal kicking with 65 goals this season so far. Well done also, to our A Grade girls, who remain undefeated at Round 13!
Again the Walk of Solidarity by the women, through the guard of honour formed by men is a symbolic act of respect and acknowledgement for the many ways that women enrich our families and communities through the many roles they play. Our afternoon tea, remains a unique opportunity for women to gather, enjoy each other’s company as we reflect on the commonalities we share as women.
We have a long list of thank yous, as we rely on many people to volunteer their time and their contribution to make the day a success. Thanks Debbie McColl President Congupna FNC for their continued partnership on this day. Thank you to all the ladies who brought in cakes and slices for afternoon tea – definitely our best yet, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to Jess Bryce Nicholson for helping organize the plates again and a big thank you to Katrina Mohamed for as well as organizing afternoon tea, emceeing the proceedings for speeches and presentation of the Unity Cup. Thank you Aunty Rochelle Patten for smoking ceremony and Aunty Merle Miller for the welcome. Thank you also, to Mayor Dinny Adem and sponsorship towards the day, we appreciate the Greater Shepparton continued support of Unity Cup. Thank you also to Netball Victoria and Netball Australia for your support in attending what is a special event in our season calendar. We hope everyone that came enjoyed the day.