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Chairman's tribute

Updated: Jan 23, 2021

Chairman Ben Parkin told the Moreton Bay United AGM, held this week, that there were many highlights in 2020 – including the way the club tackled the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.

Mr Parkin paid tribute to members for managing a raft of “ever changing restrictions” from governments and football authorities and said he looked forward to building on this “commitment” in 2021.

Moreton Bay United Chairman Ben Parkin

The chairman congratulated Jets’ girls’ teams on their achievements in 2020 when the Under 13s won a premiership. If the NPL had a club championship across all three age groups, Jets would have won it.

Mr Parkin also praised our boys’ teams for featuring ‘prominently’ and as a result three joined Brisbane Roar’s Under 14 team for 2021, one is in the CMQ Academy side and 16 in Football Queensland’s Talented Academy Program.

Two players from Jets’ SAP program were also selected for the Roar’s Under 13 team and the season finished with our Academy being awarded a Gold Licence for 2021 based on the program’s delivery.

Strong leadership, culture a “willingness to go to the next level” were the keys to Jets’ men finishing a strong season in fifth in the NPL Qld, bringing larger crowds.

“This in turn drew larger crowds to home games and a stronger connection between the seniors and juniors,” said the chairman.

However, there was concern over the number of season-ending injuries across all levels of the club and a hope more people will lend a hand at the club when needed.

Treasurer Tony Dooley said the club’s financial performance was in line with expectations with revenue “relatively unchanged” despite the impact of COVID.

The Moreton Bay United board for 2021 has two new members, Rob Tappouras and Bodene Dingwall. Full list:

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