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Cygnet Community Bank Football Club
.....We are a rural Australian Rules Football club, based in the township of Port Cygnet in Southern Tasmania.
Our proud footballing history stretches back over 100 years. This is our website. Enjoy.
Major Sponsor ... Cygnet Hotel
Cygnet Football Club Media Release:
Current Cygnet Football Club Chairman, Brett Direen is very pleased to announce Gavin Quirk (pictured below) as the new Senior Playing Coach of the Club.
Gavin greatly impressed the selection committee assembled by the Club in the search of a successor for Matt Tyrrell. We thank Steve Coad, Gary Williamson and Trent Cowen for their efforts.
Gavin was offered the plum senior coaching role with powerhouse Gold Coast Club, Coolangatta, but decided on the Cygnet position given the Club’s strong community standing, the challenges in further rebuilding the Club to future success, and a desire to coach a long standing traditional and proud country Club. Gavin himself was born and raised in a smaller town, and realises the importance of football clubs as a gathering place and the opportunities, especially for locals, to participate in ‘’team’’ sports.
Although his first venture into senior coaching proper, Gavin has played under many astute coaches, commencing with the Burnie Dockers where he played much of his underage football winning numerous awards.
He was lured south to play for Hobart, and played 33 senior games under experienced coaches Graeme ‘’Brer’’ Fox, Daniel Willing, Anthony McConnon, Adrian Goodwin and Justin O’Brien in the Old Scholars. He has also been part of many leadership groups during his career so far.
Gavin decided to join the SFL competition and was recruited to Lindisfarne where he played 120 senior matches, participating and being amongst his sides best players in three Grand Finals, and also being selected into the SFL Representative sides in 2009 and 2012.
Last season Gavin was recruited to Old Scholars side DOSA, and unfortunately for Gavin and the DOSA team, lost the Grand Final to Hutchins coached by Clint Brown. Gavin made the Association Team of the Year and was awarded best in finals series.
Gavin is 29 years old, and is considered a hard running and athletic midfielder/utility with great skills, and is dangerous near goal. Gavin had the following to say on his appointment:
‘’ I am hugely excited and honoured to be given this opportunity with a Club I have greatly admired during my footy career. Whilst significant challenges still lie ahead given the Club is basically in a rebuilding phase, my first priority is to ensure we keep our core group of players, current recruits included. We will concentrate on getting more games into the young players who have found their way into senior football over the last couple of seasons to ensure long term Club sustainability. While we intend to recruit some very good players, it will be strategic, as both mine and the Board’s aim is to ensure locals have the very best opportunity to play senior football with their own Club.’’
‘’From my perspective, every player who trains with the Cygnet Football Club should never see themselves pigeon-holed into Reserves or Colts football. If players want to work hard, prove their worth, and are up to the rigours of senior football, the opportunities will be there.’’
‘’I intend for pre-season training to be fun-based and focussed, with some gaelic and touch footy and even some soccer games. We will progressively ramp it up after Christmas. This will form part of the bonding between the players and coaching staff. I have spoken to assistant coach Brad Foster, and we are keen as mustard to get the season off to a positive start.’’
‘’I realise I will have to earn the respect of everybody associated with the Club through sheer hard work and by providing excellent leadership and direction. This includes working closely with the leadership group and talking to players both collectively and individually. I need to get a feel of the culture the club possesses, rather than walk in and just assume I know.’’ ‘’This is the town’s Club and I greatly respect that.’’
Gavin will take his first training run next Monday night and will meet with the players. We are hoping for a big turn-out of players, supporters and sponsors to welcome Gavin to the Cygnet Football Club and community.
As Gavin stated ‘’we want to get some buzz and excitement around the Club and playing group from the get-go, and ensure former and past players stay or get even further involved. I also want to try to assist in volunteer participation where possible if time permits. I have always found the Cygnet boys hard but fair to play against, and they love playing for their Club and township, no matter the game result.’’
‘’I can guarantee all members and supporters that every Cygnet side in 2015 will be having a red-hot dip every-time they step foot onto either ours, or opposition ovals. We need to believe we can win against any side and further build our mental strength. With some new recruits and the foundations already in place with the core local group, there is no reason why we cannot improve on last season’s results Gavin stated.’’
‘’In saying that, we also have to remain realistic as the competition never gets any easier and we won 1 senior game last season. There is no shame in that, and research tells me this side is very competitive in most games, but we will be all about improvement as a united and committed group – that’s my initial aim as incoming coach.’’
‘’Chairman, Brett Direen stated ‘’we have no doubt that Gavin is the right person to take the Club forward, especially given our fairly young list and where we are as a Club. We are fortunate to have secured his services, and the Board look forward to working closely with Gavin, and providing the necessary support structures for him to succeed in his new important role with our great Club.’’ Brett also encouraged attendance at the Clubs Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20 November at the Clubrooms at 7.30pm. ‘’We need to see some fresh faces at the AGM; it’s an exciting time and we can always use more volunteers, so I urge everybody to get on board and support the Port in 2015!
End Media Release.
Brett Direen – Chairman, Cygnet Football Club
2014 Best & Fairest
Congratulations to our 2014 Club Champions
At our annual Dinner Rhys was awarded the prestigious "Lyle Graham Memorial Most Valuable Player". This award is voted each week by the 22 Senior players. Congratulations Rhys on an outstanding Season.
At our annual Dinner Rhys was awarded the prestigious
"Lyle Graham Memorial Most Valuable Player".
This award is voted each week by the 22 Senior players.
Congratulations Rhys on an outstanding Season.
Andrew Palmer R/U
Mitchell Direen R/U
Shane was also presented with the
"Kathryn Hodgman Club Spirit Award".
It's people like Sticks that will ensure this proud Club has a great future, congratulations.
Andrew Paul R/U
Toby Cowen R/U
Click Club Awards 2014 to see all Trophy and Award recipients.
Ben Halton takes out Matthew Richardson Medal
In recent weeks two major milestones have been reached by present day Players.
Against Brighton David Bone played his 300th game for the Club.
Against Lindisfarne Julian Direen played his 300th Senior game for the Club.
Congratulations to you both on your respective achievements.
Open For Our Business
Go for it Guys and Gals
The Bendigo Bank is now open
For All Our Business
Personal and Strategic
Club's Port of call in Town
After our Claremont and Brighton games the Club enjoyed the hospitality of Brandon & Crew at the Moonah Hotel.
Whenever you are up that way call in, say g'day, quench that thirst and why not run the eye over the menu.
“Support the Port in 2104’’
Agreement between the Cygnet Football Club Inc (Australian Rules) and the Cygnet Town Football Club Inc (Association Football).... 2014 Season
2014 will see the staging of a number of Soccer games at the Cygnet Oval. These will mostly be held after the Bendigo Bank Cygnet Football Club's senior games. This co-operative venture between the two codes has been thrashed out over the off-season. For anyone interested in the history and detail of this venture ...
... click this link.
Brett "Nifty" Direen's Football History Facebook page .... FootyHistory.com.flashbacks
has recently taken off in a big way with a huge collection of Port memories posted by Loretta Marchant.
anyone interested in the club is encouraged to visit this site.
YOU CAN HELP FUND CYGNET FOOTBALL CLUB
All Cygnet Football Club supporters and players can help fund our club into the future.
If you are thinking of setting up a new internet deal or other telephony service.
1. Go to Telstra store Elizabeth Street Mall
2. Mention your connection to the Cygnet Football Club.
TELSTRA will reward the club $25 or $50 depending on your deal.
This is a great opportunity for the footy club particularly for those members that have access to the NBN via the fixed wireless option. For example 20 NBN connections generates the footy club with $1000.00.
Other telephony deals outside the NBN also generate income .
$50 for each connection: New NBN connection (fixed wireless or fibre) $25 for each connection: New Post Paid Mobile New ADSL Internet New BigPond Wireless Internet New Landline
$50 for each connection: New NBN connection (fixed wireless or fibre)
$25 for each connection: New Post Paid Mobile
New ADSL Internet
New BigPond Wireless Internet
Cygnet Facebook Page ... Active again
Join up and join in. Upload your photos and videos. Let's get the Port community up and chatting.
We Acknowledge our 2014 Sponsors and Award Donors
Major Sponsor - The Cygnet Hotel ("Top Pub")
Naming Rights Sponsor - The Huon Valley Community Bank [Bendigo]
Associate Sponsors - Duggans Pty Ltd, Southern Smash Repairs, Abel Labels, Cowens Drapery, B & T Glass, Cygnet Water Cartage Cygnet Newsagency, Festival IGA Everyday and Aaron Gordon
Weekly Award Donors - Damien Steele, Phillip & Loretta Wilcox [Wilcox Electrical], Bill Cribbin’s BP Cygnet, Roys Bits of Old Pizza, R & D Meats, Devour Takeaway, Double Delight Bakery,
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