First up for Meet the Committee is:
Terry Azzopardi aka Tezza
How long have you been involved with CSFC? 10 years
Goals you hope to achieve for 2019 at CSFC? Commence the development of our upgraded rooms.
Favourite AFL team & Player? Kangaroos & Tristan “The Freak” Xerri Tristan XerriWhat would be your last meal?
Main: Mary Rose’s chicken burger from the canteen
Dessert: Leave it to Raaky Marc Raak
Someone you can’t live without? Deano & Raaky
If you could appear in a reality show, which one would you choose? Bride & Prejudice
Tea or Coffee? Morning coffee & Afternoon tea
Vegemite or Peanut Butter? Tomato Paste
What was the last thing you googled? I don’t Google.
Do you have a secret talent? YES 🤔
Favourite Superhero? Gus Leon aka Captain Laker
Dream Car? The Laker Mobile
Favourite TV show? Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Our next ‘Meet the Committee’ member is:
Position: Vice PresidentHow long have you been involved with CSFC?
5 years Goals you hope to achieve for 2019 at CSFC?
To build on from the great work of the previous Executive Committee, adding my small part to make the Lakers the most successful club in the Western region, both on and off the field. Favourite AFL team and player?
I am a passionate Essendon member and when I’m not at Lakers games, I’m following my beloved Don’s. #Premiers2019 Tea or Coffee?
I drink both, but I’m probably more likely to kill you over a coffee before a cup of tea! Do you have a secret talent?
I do have – a love of cooking up a feast! What job would you be terrible at?
Anything above 3 meters. I am petrified of heights. What skill would you like to master?
I would love to be able to play the guitar, unfortunately I have no musical talent.
If you see Matt around the club, please say hi and have a chat. With his children playing in the junior sides he will be a very familiar face at training and functions
Our ‘Meet the Committee’ member number 3 is:
Marc Raak aka Raaky Position: Football Director
How long have you been involved with CSFC?
6 years Goals you hope to achieve for 2019:
All grades of competition improving on their 2018 win/loss ratios.
Ensuring all junior players are developing their football skills and are having fun!
Favourite AFL team/player? Carlton & Stephen Kernaghan
What would be your last meal? Terry’s Thursday night BBQ with Joyce’s dessert!
Someone you can’t live without? Terry Azzopardi
If you could appear in a reality show, which one would you choose? Australia’s Got Talent
What is the dumbest way you have been injured? Breaking my ankle playing football whilst I was trying to clean up an opposition player.
If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends/family assume you had done? Got drunk in a public place.Tea or Coffee? Coffee
Vegemite or Peanut Butter? Peanut Butter
What was the last thing you googled? Blue silicon hose.
Do you have a secret talent? Master of Ceremonies
Favourite Superhero? Superman
What job would you be terrible at? Drive Thru worker at McDonalds
Your Dream Car? Something Large
Favourite movie/tv show? Men of Honor and Talking Footy
Did you get through this massive Q&A? Marc couldn’t resist and answered all questions.😂
Marc is always down at the club supporting our players both Senior & Junior and is really passionate about our Womens teams. Make sure you say hi and if you have a question about Football dont be afraid to ask – Marc has extensive experience as a footballer and coach.
Today’s ‘Meet the Committee’ member is Mel
Position: Junior CoordinatorHow long have you been involved with CSFC?
Goals you hope to achieve for 2019? A smooth transition and implementation of changes to junior team structures.
What was the last thing you googled? Flights to NYC
Vegemite or Peanut Butter? Vegemite
How do you feel about pineapple on pizza? Hell yeah!
Favourite superhero? Captain Laker
Favourite TV show? Friends
Mel has a very important and busy position at CSFC, she oversees all teams from Under 9’s through to Under 18’s. Mel mentor’s new and existing team managers and assists with their development alongside our Coaching Coordinator plus a lot more behind the scenes work to make sure our junior teams are able to play on the weekends.
Mel was also the deserving recipient of the Ellis/White Trophy for Club Person of the Year 2018.Make sure you say hi to Mel when you see her out and about at training visiting our teams! If you have a question, Mel will be more than happy to help you out too!
Our ‘Meet the Committee’ member today is Sam
Position: Junior Coaching CoordinatorHow long have you been involved with CSFC?
Goals you hope to achieve for 2019? That all coaches provide an experience where kids have fun with their mates, learn new skills and develop a strong passion for playing Aussie Rules Football.
Favourite AFL team and player? North Melbourne and Ben Brown
If you could appear in a reality show, which one would you choose? The Block
Vegemite or Tim Tams? Vegemite
What skill would you like to master? Speaking another language
Favourite movies/tv show? Game of Thrones or Doc McStuffins
You may have seen Sam out and about this week with the start of our Junior training!Sam has a very busy role that starts way before our football preseason even starts, you could probably say that his role never ends. Interviewing and appointing coaches, organising training schedules and this year working in our training times with the Cricket Club, which we are very thankful for.
Sam mentors our new and existing coaches and assists with their development, he also ensures all coaches are following the appropriate guidelines.
These are just some of the many important duties that Sam undertakes. If you have a question regarding junior coaching or just want to have a chat, Sam will be more than happy to help you out.