At the recent NRFC Annual General Meeting the standing Committee were re-elected unopposed, which is fantastic news for the Club as we look forward to participating in the historic inaugural year of EFL Premier Division.
To be part of such an occasion requires an outstanding effort by the Committees of the Clubs involved, and we are extremely delighted to welcome new members to our Committee.
The 2019 Lineup:
PRESIDENT – Lee Robinson
Vice President – Mick Tudor
Vice President – Phil Harris
Secretary – Neil Sheppard
Treasurer – Peter Stephens
General Committee: –
Mark Fenton (former Committee member).
Congratulation to all of the Committee for stepping-up to ensure OUR CLUB is heading in the right direction.
It takes a supreme effort to successfully run an elite Club in the EFL, so please join me in welcoming the new members, and thanking returning Committee members.
Brian Morgan, the first North Ringwood Football Club President recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends.
Brian was a member of the first Saints team when it began as Ringwood Catholic Rovers way back in 1962. After retiring from playing footy Brian attended to the players as Head Trainer, served on the Committee and became President in 1966 when the Club became North Ringwood. Brian held that position for 7 years and became our First Life Member.
Always an athletics fanatic, outside football Brian encouraged a few fleet-footed footballers to become professional runners, who he trained and coached. Even at his sprightly age, Brian continues as an athletics coach as he enjoys it so much having had some 150 runners under his care over the years, including a couple of Stawell Gift winners and many place-getters.
Pictured above (he’s the older guy in the middle) Brian celebrated his milestone with Brian Hamilton a member of the inaugural Saints team of 1962; David West who was a speedy North Ringwood wingman – so swift Brian couldn’t resist talking him into taking up running; Peter Graham – Saints Life Member, Committeeman, former Vice-President and long-time Senior Team Manager; Ian Clark – 4 time NRFC Best & Fairest (1970-1973) EFL Legend having won 3 League Best and Fairest, and also one of Brian’s long-distance runners; and Joe Tunstall – NRFC Life-Member – player and Committee.
It was a great honour to be able to celebrate such a wonderful life Brian has shared with so many along the way.
Brian still gets to a few North games during the season when his other beloved Saints – St Kilda are not playing.
Please make sure you say hello to Brian when he is at the footy next year.
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce Brett Moyle will be standing down as senior coach effective immediately.
The club and Brett have been close for a long period of time and it’s been an extremely difficult decision for Brett to make.
Brett has addressed players and staff tonight in the gym before training.
Brett has been a wonderful asset to the club for a long period of time. Premiership player, 2 x time premiership coach, life member, major sponsor. The list goes on.
The decision is Brett’s and Brett’s alone, as he knows he had the full support of the entire club.
Brett would like to release the following statement,
“North Ringwood is on the verge of major growth and success, driven by a fantastic committee and playing group. I look forward to watching the success in a continued roles as a major sponsor and wish the club, that I’m a proud life member of, every success in the future”
As President, myself and Football operations will be working on a replacement to find the best available person for the job.
In the meantime, I am extremely confident, that our coaching group will continue driving the preseason training, until an appointment has been made.
We would once again like to thank Brett and wish him and his family all the best in the future.