Benalla All Blacks is buzzing after reserves coach Heath Smith was elected president.January 23, 2014 4:15am
There is an air of excitement around Benalla All Blacks Football Netball Club with the appointment of Heath Smith as president.
Smith was elected at last Wednesday’s committee meeting after nominating himself for the job.
‘‘I’ve done footy for 15, 20 years playing and coaching, so it’s just a different avenue,’’ he said.
While the senior footballers won the wooden spoon last season, the under-18s played in the grand final and all four grades of netball played in finals campaigns.
‘‘We’ve got to try and see if we can take the club back to where it should be,’’ Smith said.
‘‘It’s a lot of challenges, finishing at the bottom of the ladder — but there’s a lot of young kids, and a lot of young kids still to come through.’’
Active support within the club is increasing, with the committee growing in size substantially this year.
‘‘We’ve got a very active committee — our committee is probably twice as big as it has been in the past years, with players and netballers,’’ Smith said.
Former under-18s coach Daniel Preston has taken on the role of vice-president, while Alex Kerekes has taken over from Tanya Kubeil as treasurer.
Smith said club stalwart John Irwin would also take on a high level of responsibility around the club, making his job easier in his first year.
‘‘We’ve got a lot of people there that know what they’re doing and have been there for a long time, and I will be relying on them for information as well.’’
For full story see this week’s Ensign.
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