Chairman's pride


Moreton Bay united Chairman Ben Parkin told this week's Annual General Meeting he was "proud" of the club's achievements on and off the field during 2021.

In a year "impacted heavily by circumstances outside our control" he paid tribute to the support of club members and sponsors.

"Did we achieve everything we wanted? No," Mr Parkin said. "Did we take steps forward as a club? Yes."

The chairman also used the AGM to thank board members and staff for their commitment which is "not taken for granted". All board members who nominated were returned to their positions and Erin Menyweather has joined in a Fundraising and Events position.

However, the Marketing and Junior Representative positions are vacant. Anyone wishing to be considered for either should contact the club.

On the field, Mr Parkin highlighted the success of the rebooted women's program with the seniors and under 23s securing a place in the 2022 NPLW, while the Under 14 and Under 16 Girls' teams both won Premierships.

"Our men's team continued to play a successful and exciting brand of football while sticking to our ethos and integrating more MBU youth players to our senior team than any other NPL QLD club," Mr Parkin said.

"Our U18 group had such a successful season reaching the semi-finals and our Under 23s wong their Grand Final, while the our U15s clinched their premiership.

"Our Academy has again also secured a Gold Rating for the 2022 season through the hard work of our technical team led by Technical Director Matt Poole.

"This is a fantastic achievement and great reward for their efforts in what can only be described as a difficult and testing 2021."

Two VEO cameras were introduced to the Academy for reviews and feedback and a third will be bought this year. A High-Performance Strength and Conditioning program will also be introduced through our physiotherapy partner.

However, the chairman said discussions will be needed on the way forward, requiring members to be "open-minded, honest and unemotional".


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