The vibe over the off-season for Woori Yallock Football Netball Club has been ‘business as usual’, with pre-season training going very well across both sports, where they are excited to get the year underway.
The Tigers have retained 95% of its playing group from 2021, with Nick Mende coming across from Healesville while Jacob O’Sullivan also joins after some time playing in the EFNL.
The pre-season training program has been executed well thus far, with great numbers and a superb effort from all players exhibiting a positive attitude on track.
In the netball department, Mia Sudomirski and Alana McGurgan have stepped up into coaching roles, where they have been mentored well by Sarah Hogan in previous years enabling them to make the transition with ease.
Club president Robert Thompson is looking forward to the year ahead for his club and what they can produce in season 2022.
“We are very excited to play good quality football and netball and look forward to getting started,” he said.
“All senior players have been really keen to get back into it over recent weeks and our squads are looking very promising.”
Off-field, the Tigers have several social events in the pipeline aimed at bringing the club back together to not only enjoy community sport, but the company of others at Tigerland.
The pinnacle of this will be the 1970/1971 premiership winning reunion, scheduled twice over the last two years but cancelled due to COVID-19, which will take place on Saturday 30th April.
With season 2022 not far away, Woori Yallock will aim high in terms of on-field performance, while ensuring they provide a great atmosphere for its members.
“Our expectation is to be competitive and secure a place in the finals,” Thompson explained.
“Off-field, we really want to keep the members active from a social perspective because the community needs football and netball.
“We would love for people to get back involved again.”