Looking to continue its superb form from last season, Powelltown Football Netball Club are excited and ready to go for season 2022 as they put a specific focus on bringing all members of the club together to enjoy their community sport and have fun again.
With great numbers attending for pre-season training, senior playing coach Jarrod Bayliss has had a good, consistent group come together where his players have worked hard.
Since returning for pre-season training, the fitness and mentality levels of players have been at a high level which sends a clear message to their opponents in Division Two they’re ready to compete.
The towners have been busy with their recruitment strategy over the off-season adding a good mix of youth, depth, and experience to the football line-up.
Joel Perry headlines the list of recruits followed by the likes of Barry McDonald, Chris Moreland, Jayden Battaglene, Mitch Cadusch and Sam Meadows who will play at the Sawmill in season 2022.
Looking ahead to a full season of community sport, club president Geoff Mooney is excited about what’s to come and is confident his teams have what it takes to play at a high level.
“We’ve fixed all the little problems and things we needed to fine-tune in our game plan and I’m looking forward to where we are heading as a club, both on-field and off-field,” he said.
“It’s an unknown as to what this year will bring as always, however, we are really excited to embark on a full year of football and netball.”
Pre-season training in the netball department has also produced some good numbers where all players have picked up well from where they left off.
Inclusions to netball have been fantastic also, but the Towners are particularly thrilled to introduce a 17 & Under team to help with transition into the senior sides for the future.
The level of anticipation at Powelltown is intense, and the key focus area of enjoying community sport again lies at the heart of what the club is all about in season 2022.
“It feels like it’s going to be a really a fantastic year of enjoyment at Powelltown this year,” Mooney explained.
“It’s a good atmosphere around the club which provides a lot of encouragement for everyone involved and everyone is happy which is the main thing.”
Expectations for this season are relatively simple for the players in red and blue; on-field and court enjoyment of football and netball is paramount, following two seasons which could not be fully completed.
Making the finals would also be a great outcome for the club as they again try to make themselves a leading contender in Division Two.
“I expect everyone to enjoy themselves, get around their teammates, their families and have a good time,” Mooney emphasised.
“Aside from that, our first aim is to make finals across all teams and then we can regroup and see where we finish from there.
“The attitude is right and the hunger is there, it’s up to them to get it done.”