Here we are again, approaching the end of another year. How time flies.
At the end of each year, I like to reflect on the year that has passed. Last year I referred to 2021 as hopefully being a year of prosperity, after the many disruptions in 2020. We started out strong and it was great to see football and futsal being played across our region. But again, circumstances outside our control prevented us from enjoying a full season of football. This was disappointing for many, and I shared your frustration.
While it was disheartening not to be playing the game we share a passion for, I have tried to put it into perspective. If the worst thing to happen this year was to miss a few games, then we were fortunate. We got to play much of the season before the rains came and washed-out games, and before Covid restrictions were again in force which brought our season to a close.
In other areas of Australia, people were in lockdown, unable to participate in many activities including seeing family and friends, let alone being able to play football. The recent events in Tasmania remind us that every moment counts, and we need to cherish our loved ones. We need to be positive and look forward to next year’s season.
This season though, we had a number of new people join the team at Capital Football – Tiana, Cristina, Ben and Lauren. They have settled in well and are looking forward to a break before ramping up and getting ready for next year. A big thank you to all the team for your efforts this year.
You may also have read of some changes at the senior level with Scott O’Donell stepping down after five years as Technical Director. Phil Brown has also called it a day as CEO after five and half years in the role. I’d like to thank Phil and Scott for their contribution to football in our region and wish them both all the best for the future.
On behalf of the Board, I wish you, your family and friends a happy and safe break. We look forward to 2022 being a great year for football.
Angelo, Gary, Georgia, Grace, Justin, and Fran