Well what a year it s been. From the first game to the last I am sure you will all agree the boys improvement has been outstanding.
First of all I d like to thank the great bunch of parents for their no fuss approach to the rostered duties and passionate support from the sidelines. There is nothing better to not only see the enjoyment on the boys faces but hear the roar from the boundary line absolutely brilliant.
I know we are not playing for points but the boys and parents knew the exact score and recall a game at Gairloch Oval where the crowd noise was so tremendous I thought, I was at Patterson s Stadium. Since that game we taught (with the help of Jake Simpson) the boys the club song. There were some heartfelt renditions over the year.
Secondly to my assistant coaches Andrew Kelly & Greg Collins thanks for all your help throughout the year at both training and game day. Running the board and bench at the carnival is a thankless task but was completed without fuss.
To my wife Jade, thanks so much for organising the year. The Team Manager role is critical to the whole Team s success and I am sure you ll agree timely, concise communication is the key.
To the Boys in Year 4 Blue Well Done!! I am so proud our all the boys how they applied themselves to training and on match days. At training this year we focused a lot on handball, kicking, ruck and tackling drills. This paid off in spades as we had many examples of quality ball movements by hand and by no means least we (in my view) were the hardest tackling side around.
What I hoped the boys learned over the course of the year apart from mateship, teamwork and skills was the value of the Bulldogs jumper and jacket. The Booragoon Bulldogs is a fantastic club run by volunteers, without this we wouldn t have experienced such great moments.
Finally on a personal note I wanted the thanks the boys from both Year 4 sides. They are a talented group that bonded so well over the year. It was a privilege to coach them and I welcome the opportunity next year.
Well its the end of another season, thanks to all for your help and to the boys WELL DONE!! Enjoy your summer break and look forward to seeing you and a few mates all next season. Go Bulldogs!!
Richard Mulroney (Coach)