Tuesday 24th July saw all our Colts, U18YG, Life Members, past Presidents, Parents, Helpers and Representatives enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Club Kilsyth. We shared on the foundations of how the Club has been built over the last 49 years with statistics and figures. This further continued into the Club’s vision going forward and the opportunities for all boys and girls being given the chance to be in a team environment and being part of something special. The PONRPJFC is a bastion to create positive growth whilst offering a pathway for every player and family to be the best they can be. The legacy we have inherited via previous Committees is important to us and the pressure to continue is acknowledged.
Thanks goes to Mason Witnish, our Under 19’s Captain and Michael Prosenak, the Senior’s Vice Captain for their attendance and speeches. They shared with us their journey from The Sharks JFC and the transition into the PCFNC family.
This was followed up with Daniel Gorringe sharing his time from the Draft to his seven seasons as an AFL footballer. Taken No. 10 in the super draft of 2010 on the Gold Coast, his name called out first that year as it was top down. From his excitement of the Draft, to his Rookie Season for the Suns, then onto major injury. The frank and open discourse shared by Daniel of his life at the Suns, the times of injury and the ultimate rejection by his coach had everyone hanging onto his every word. The move to Carlton gave him a new lease of lease of life until cruelled by Achilles injuries for a third time left him bereft of an AFL career. Continue Reading