CONSIDERING the Blues’ season was in doubt with just 22 footballers on our list at the beginning of April, plus the disruptive draw in the second part of the season, I reckon the Blues exceeded expectations by making it through to the grand final.
Thanks to all players who donned the navy blue jumper during the season, in total we used 42 players.
THE inclusion of having the women’s team coming on-board was a very positive move by the Blues and created a better profile for the club.
The club appreciates former Blues footballer Justyn Smith became involved early in the season, not only to coach the team, but showed his expertise to umpire most of their matches.
Well done to our Blues women’s captain coach, Michaela Perceval, who was not only the driving force in bringing our women’s team to Cootamundra, but Michaela’s stellar season was rewarded by being selected in AFL Canberra team of the Year as full back.
THE completion of Clarke Oval awning was very timely for the Country Hope day with the welcome rain. The awning is an asset for the club’s facilities and other sporting organisations who use Clarke Oval. Continuing on improvements Blues president Todd Basham has worked tirelessly trying to obtain grants for the rebuilding of the club rooms.
THIS is my final column for the season.Thanks to the Herald for providing space and hope our readers have enjoyed our journey during 2017.