Benalla Saints president Bruce Biggs has been joined at the helm by new vice-presidents Brendan Duncombe and Don Firth.January 23, 2014 4:19am
Benalla Saints president Bruce Biggs has elected to stay in the top job as the team prepares for its premiership assault.
Biggs and senior coach Luke Morgan have been joined at the helm by new vice-presidents Brendan Duncombe and Don Firth.
‘‘Part of the reason I did stay as president was this restructure because the two vice-presidents will pick up part of my role and they bring in sporting and business acumen which is good for the club,’’ Biggs said.
‘‘We are really trying to provide a place of excellence, a family-friendly place where people can come and feel comfortable. We want people to come and just enjoy being hosted by the Benalla Saints footy club.
‘‘We are really encouraging sponsors and members to come on board, and the support from the community has been great and we’re expecting further good support.’’
David Sharpe stepped down as vice-president at the end of last year, however has joined Biggs, Firth and Duncombe on the board alongside Annette Gladstone, Mark Amarant, Trevor Reaper, Vicki Martiniello, James Dalton and Garry Harper.
Morgan said while onfield performance was a high priority, making the club sustainable was equally important this season.
‘‘We’re trying to create a point of difference with other clubs that players, both football and netball, come and see that we’re not only performing on the field but we’re a place that is able to retain players, attract new players, supporters, members and sponsors, and if you can do that you’ve got a club that’s going to be sustainable,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s all about sustainability, in a competition such as ours we’re one of the smaller communities, so to create a sustainable club for the future is the main role.
‘‘It starts on the field but off the field is just as important.’’
For full story see this week’s Ensign.
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