The Board Report is a summary of board meetings conducted by directors of the Aspley Hornets intended to provide information to club members every month as to the board’s workings.
The board is excited for the new year and held our monthly meeting in mid-January. With a full contingent of directors for 2021, we are looking forward to seeing all areas of the club grow throughout the year.
Preparation for this season is well in hand, and we are seeing teams preparing for the 2021 season.
- Training has commenced for the VFL/East coast squad with only minor interruption to some players unable to do training in Brisbane due to the travel restrictions at the time.
- The QAFLW team is training well and keen for the start of the season.
- QFA Training was scheduled to start on Jan 19th, and the new coach Michael Smith and Mark Perkins are confident of the numbers we’ll have this year.
- The Colts also have commenced training and have retained a substantial group from last year’s premiership team.
- The board accepted the appointment of the u17s Girls coach John Cott.
- Registration numbers are in line with 2020 registrations which is a good sign early in the year.
- The junior and youth seasons will be starting in late April this year, slightly later than usual.
With the late ending of the season and need to present it in a different format, the new football yearbook should be completed very soon ready for distribution to members.
The board was pleased to review the financial trading numbers from December 2020. We thank all of our members for their continuing patronage throughout December.
With renewals for club membership, our General Manager has introduced an incentivised renewal campaign for all members. We look forward to building on our existing membership and attracting more people to the club.
The café redevelopment is continuing, and the new facility’s mock-ups were made available to the building and operations team in late January. We are excited to have this expanded facility ready for this year’s football season.
At the Board Table
The board will be conducting its strategic planning at the beginning of February as an essential part of reviewing the club’s performance and mapping out the future direction.
As we complete critical components of this, we will share the overview of what we are working on and how it will benefit the members.
The board received several correspondence items during this period from long-term members of the club raising concerns they wanted to be heard by the board. They covered a range of topics including the location of games between our fields and maintaining awareness of the club history.
We recognise that many of our members have a vested interest in the club’s direction, and we encourage feedback on how the club is operating at all times.
The board recognises that it is here to ensure the successful management of the club for the members. Any member wishing to provide feedback for consideration by the board can do so by sending correspondence via the club secretary.
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