IT HAS come to that time of the year again where football season on King Island is going to be upon us before we know it.
All clubs and the association are having or have had their AGM’s and beginning to prepare for the season.
Training has commenced and player numbers so far are not looking great.
With all the money and time that has been spent on the ovals on the island in recent time it will be a real shame to see another season with poor player numbers and a competition limping through the season, or a compromised/ altered season due to insufficient player numbers.
Some may say it’s just a game, or it’s not important to them.
I believe it is an important part of the King Island lifestyle and keeping community connection through winter.
The time to act is now, all teams are currently training at the Currie oval together on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6.00 pm.
It doesn’t matter if you have never played before or for a long time.
All 3 teams have coaches willing to help out and coach anyone willing to give it a go.
Come down and have a go, have a run around and a laugh – everyone is welcome. To any players that have played previously could you please make contact with your respective club and make your intentions clear regarding your playing prospects this year (even if you are currently too busy to train) as all clubs need to get confirmation on their player numbers so any changes to playing rules can be made before the start of the season.
Also speak to people you know, even if they have never played before and see if you can get them to come to training to give it a go.
If you’re new to the Island and looking to get to know a few more people – get involved with a football club, they are all full of great people and all will greatly appreciate any help they can get, whether that’s through taking to the field or in a volunteering capacity on the sidelines.
Please spread the word and I look forward to seeing a few new faces at training on Tuesday or Thursday over the next week or two.