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Alan Mitchell Club

The Alan Mitchell Club has participated in charity rows on the Murray and Darling Rivers over the years, raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service; pictured pre-COVID-19, an AMC crew before completing the a 20 kilometre leg

Since 1975, the Alan Mitchell Club has been supporting the Wesley College Rowing program with contributions to Boatshed renovations, boat purchases, training equipment and sponsorship of rowers and coaches.

Fun, fitness and friendship are all on offer at the Alan Mitchell Club to those who have an interest in rowing. Catering for beginners, social rowers and competitive rowers, the Alan Mitchell Club is a proud supporter of Wesley Rowing, providing rowing opportunities in singles, double pairs, quads, fours and eights. In addition to regular rows on weekday mornings, the club will also recommence a Sunday morning sculls class when restrictions allow.

If you are interested in getting a refresher in rowing, or just starting out, once containment measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, please contact Alan Mitchell Club Boat Captain Ana McCloskey at ana.mccloskey@gmail.com

OWCA Bowls is focused on a positive bias, in the hope that teams can soon get down to business

OWCA Bowls

With hopes dashed for our opening event at West Brighton Club in September, members of OWCA Bowls focused on a positive bias and circulated the schedule for the 2020-2021 program, in the hope that, as soon as restrictions permit, teams can once again get down to business.

Coordinator Richard Sluggett (OW1972) is keen to hear from players if they are not able to play on the proposed dates, should restrictions lift, and is always happy to hear from people of all ages who are interested in joining the ranks. This group remains one of the most reliable in APS Alumni competition circles and is proud of its history and contribution to the game.

To join OWCA Bowls, once containment measures to minimise the spread of COVID19 are lifted, contact the coordinator, Richard Sluggett (OW1972) on 0403 023 288 or at rmsluggett21@gmail.com

Former AFL player for Melbourne and Geelong, Jared Rivers, takes on the role of Senior Coach with Collegians

Collegians Football Club

We all know that 2020 has been a weird year and for the Collegians Football Club it has not been any different. ‘Will we or won’t we play?’ was the catch-cry for most of April and May while minimum training was happening, then came the news the season was off, and everything very quickly slowed down from there. We were going to do some light training after the season was called off, but then came the latest shutdown, which put paid to that idea too!

We thank our outgoing Senior Coach, Shane Joyce, who resigned after the season was called off, for his four and a half years at the Club, where we twice lost a Grand Final by less than a goal. For Shane, and the Club, it was unfinished business, but we have moved on and are very pleased to announce the appointment of Jared Rivers, former AFL footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club and Geelong Football Club.

Jared has been coaching Collingwood’s VFL team until this year. He was an Assistant Coach for the North Melbourne AFL team until let go as part of the COVID-19 AFL downturn. Jared is very excited to get down to the Club as soon as public health measures permit and has spent time getting to know players by phone.

Financially, we have managed to survive this year in decent shape, but for 2021 we will need every bit of help we can get. I implore you all to buy a 2021 membership and support the Club to make sure we can provide the facilities and coaching expertise so our players remain competitive and keep Collegians at the pointy end of the VAFA.

Until we are all allowed back together, look after yourselves, and we hope to have a function for our much-loved supporters as soon as we can.

Go Lions!

To support Collegians Football Club, or join the player lists to compete once containment measures to minimise the spread of COVID19 are lifted, contact President Rodney ‘Rocket’ Nancarrow (OW1982) at rnancarrow@iprimus.com.au

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