.....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
Footy at Cygnet
The ‘Cygnet Community Bank Football Club’ welcomes you to the 2014 season. It’s been a long and arduous pre-season for the coaches and players, but finally this Saturday we bounce the first ball when we host the Sorell Eagles at home.
The Club welcomes premiership player Matty Brereton onto the Board along with former player Dave O’Neill. Both are experienced businessmen in their own right, and have a strong involvement in junior football development that will stand the Club in good stead into the future. The Club is thrilled to have the services of Matt and Dave and know along with the existing Board members, will enhance the Club’s long term viability and success.
The Club has only one new coach this season, that being Shane (Sticks) Clark who takes over Reserves duties from Mark ‘’Choppa’’ Bradley, while Matt Tyrrell will again coach the Seniors assisted by senior Captain Andrew Palmer. We thank “Choppa’’ who has done a great job along with Timmy Bone over the past two seasons with the two’s – well done ‘’Chop’’. We wish all coaches and players a successful and injury free season.
The Club has been reasonably quiet off-field during the pre-season period, with the its major priority being retention of its current playing list, and a commitment to foster local younger players this season where possible. A few other boys who have assisted the Club and travelled from town weekly over the last 3 years have moved on, but we thank Dillon Davie and ‘’Chop’’ Tyrrell for their service to the Club.
Quite a few of our young players tasted senior football last season and have grown and learnt a lot from that experience. We do welcome Joe Abbott, Brent Bester and Tom Bannister to the Club and hope these players enjoy their footy at the Port. We will announce other new players over coming weeks. We also welcome back a number of boy’s that Sticksy has been able to get back on the training track and should have a great year in the two’s.
The Club is also working on a few late recruits with Kingborough going into recess with its SFL side. Similarly, the Club is looking for big things from youngsters Josh Doyle, Sammy Pritchard, Gerard Warren, Corey Shaw, Corey Polley and Jordan Direen amongst others who are all very capable senior players.
The Clubrooms will be open every Thursday night with player meals being served while the sides are being picked. Why not pop down and enjoy a cold refreshment and meal, and support the boys.
Training is held every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6pm; all former and new players welcome. Volunteers for player’s teas and home games are always needed and welcomed, so just see or phone Jason Doyle (0417 121 832) or Chairman Brett Direen (0408 316 127) if you can assist the Club with a few hours of your time.
Keep up to date by following the Club on its website and Facebook sites. Simply go to www.cygnetfc.com.au and you will find the Facebook link on the webpage. Also visit FootyHistory.com.flashbacks on Facebook to see older information related to the Cygnet Football Club.
Major & Naming Right Sponsors for 2014 Season
The Club is thrilled to again have the Cygnet (Top) Hotel as its major sponsor. Similarly, we are also just as excited to have the Bendigo Bank continue as our naming rights sponsor. The Bendigo Bank have been supporting the Club for a number of years, and their involvement in the community is admirable compared to the ‘’big’’ corporates. Scotty Turnbull and his wife Helen have turned the Cygnet Hotel back into the institution it was remembered for, serving a range of beers and spirits and quality meals in both the bar and lounge, including quality affordable accommodation. A well-stocked bottle-shop is also available. Stay tuned for additional sponsor and match day award donor’s information in coming weeks.
The very popular player sponsorships are available again this season at a discounted rate. For a mere $80.00 you receive the following benefits:
Club Adult membership with free drink at all home games (this is a change from last year .. repaying the cost of entry and encouraging patronage of the bar)
Player photo adorned with your name/business hung in the Clubrooms for maximum exposure;
Recognition of sponsorship on Club website (includes photo slide-show);
Photo of player for sponsor to keep and
invitations to Club functions during the 2014 season.
This proved a very popular way to sponsor the Club last season at minimal cost. A number of pledges have already been received, so secure your favourite player quickly by contacting Wally Synnott on 0411 756 613. The sponsorships extend to all grades being Senior, Reserves and Colts. For an example of how your photos will look, go to our website at www.cygnetfc.com.au scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the player sponsor slideshow.
Strange thing football .. on a day when we lost all three games .. yet we all went home totally exhilerated.Good crowd, great atmosphere, terrific senior game which only blew out in the last 20 minutes. Sorell came to play and party.. whereas last year we suffered a financial loss on the equivalent game, this year Sorell patronised us like never before and filled the wet area with a boisterous crowd, emptied the tuck-shop then came back to party on till late.
The new Kingborough recruits had a dip, but it was their first game and we will see a lot of improvement from these guys in coming weeks. Lots of positives from the game… good endeavour but a day when disposal and turnovers were the obvious failing. Come-on guys… kick to your target.. not 50 feet up into the air.
Some stand-out performances from Cam Wilcox, Mitch Direen and Jacob Brereton who played honest sensible football all day. Some other players got more posession but wasted their efforts with innefective disposal and over-use of the ball .. sometimes it is better to get off an effective long pass to a worthwhile target than fart around with a succesion of handballs ending with a turnover. Pud would have enjoyed Mitch Direen's streaming runs downfield and decisive bullet passes but he must also have dispaired at the innefective fiddle-faddling up-field which ended up starving him of opportunities.
Live Scores and Commentary has now moved to our facebook page.
Facebook Page will now be the place to go for day to day issues.
Website will hold the meatier stuff ...
If you aren't already a member.. click the facebook link at the top of this page
Join up to get all the feed live into your facebook.
Requests to join will be processed as soon as practical.
Facebook is now the way to get up to date club information and gossip, photos and chat.
A New-look Board was elected at a well attended AGM on Wednesday night 15 October.
Into the Board we welcome two very experienced local football identities Matthew Brereton and David O'Neill. Matty and Dave will bring much welcomed vision and administrative knowledge to help the Cygnet Football Club negotiate a challenging year ahead ... The football landscape in Southern Tasmania is undergoing yet more upheaval and the current Board has the unenviable task of creating solutions which will ensure a healthy footballing future for our local young sportmen.
Pip Townsend and Mike Wood stepped down from their positions ... they will continue their other traditional roles in the club. We thank them for their extra roles on the Board over the past 2 years.
Jason Doyle, Brett Direen and Marcus Synnott continue as Board members.
This year's meeting was noteable for the attendance and strong participation by a group of senior players.
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 .
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