Members Elect New Committee with a New President

20 October 2011

St. Bernard's Members Elect New Committee with a New President, Patrick Crabb

The election of office bearers at the 49th Annual General Meeting of the St. Bernard's Old Collegians Football Club saw a new committee elected, with six members of the highly successful 2011 committee remaining to serve the club again, and the election of four new office bearers.

The football club's new President, Patrick Crabb, was elected unopposed. Once elected, Patrick thanked the outgoing committee, and in particular, outgoing President, John Hughes, for the fantastic work they had done in the previous 2 years; putting the club on a strong footing on and off the field.

The other office bearers to guide the club off the field for season 2011/12 are:

  • Luke Gollant, Treasurer (with a dedicated finance sub-committee)
  • Doriana Cooper, Secretary
  • Craig Connelly, Football Director
  • Vinnie McGuire, Fundraising
  • Terry Bentick, Player Retention and Recruiting
  • John Hughes – St. Bernard's College representative
  • John Raffle, Facilities Management
  • Luke Baird, Players Representative and Media & Communications
  • Andrew Vinecombe, Junior Club Representative

The key message from the new President is "all aboard in 2012". The committee will seek input from every quarter of the club, through a range of sub-committee's, as well as Patrick's "President's Advisory" meetings with interested members and supporters. We will encourage increased participation by the many women of the club through a soon to be created women's committee, and would hope that every person wanting to have a role with this great club is able to do so in some capacity throughout season 2012.

Contact details for each committee member will be posted on the club website in the coming days. All members, supporters and players are encouraged to contact any committee member on any matter. Whether you have an idea or comment you want to share, or are keen to put your hand up to help the club in a specific sub-committee, or assist with a club event, please contact us.

As the club prepares for Premier Division in 2012, we hope to provide an outstanding environment that will benefit our players, the coaching staff, our supporters and our sponsors.

Go Bernard's!

The Committee