WE ARE THE LEOPARDS

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2022 CALAMVALE LEOPARDS COMMITTEE

President
Darren Tsimpikas
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Vice President
Melinda Carey
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Treasurer
Rudi Messerschmidt
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Secretary
Mandy Bolewski
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Registrar
Mandy Bolewski
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Committee
Alison Fidler
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Committee
Nikki Meadows
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Committee
Matt Richards
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Committee
Dan Scicluna
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Committee
Mallory Wuthrich
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CALAMVALE LEOPARDS CLUB SONG

Since I've been a leopard, we've played the oval ball.

From Burleigh to Bribie, I guess we've played them all.

When they play the Leopards, the other team will fall.

The Leopards play the best football.

On the ground or in the air, we will beat you fair and square.

In defence or in attack our spirit will never lack.

We're the mighty Leopards,

You should see us score,

We're the mighty Leopards,

And hear our might ROAR!

2020 PRESIDENT'S REPORT

What a turbulent year it has been. Irrespective if we agree or disagree with the handling and rules of COVID 19, Queensland was fortunate enough to continue to play AFL this year and as a Committee our focus was keeping our players, members and volunteers safe during these unprecedented times. As a club we worked extremely hard to comply with the guidelines and I thank the Committee, Coaches, Managers and Volunteers for going above and beyond to allow us to train, play and operate this year. I am immensely proud that only one registered player did not return to play out the season due to COVID 19. This shows the commitment and loyalty of players and members to the Leopards.

2020 saw the completion of many projects around the club. The new goal posts were erected, and the field rejuvenation transformed the playing surface. Further field work will continue through the remainder of the year in preparation of the 2021 season. 

The terraces are 90% complete with only the final turfing of each end to be completed. Thank you to the Committee for all their support, in particular Darren and Jodie Tsimpikas, Lesleigh and Gary for all their hard work to get the terraces in order.

The electronic scoreboard is finally up and running and is a great addition to the club. During the off season we will be renovating the canteen which will create a better working environment for our volunteers. I would also like to thank Peta Souwer for co-ordinating the Canteen and Taya Russell (along with Lyn and Keali) for their support in the canteen.

Sadly, due to the proposed structure of divisions transferring to Conference Championship and Community Cup, saw many players leave our club in the search of playing in the higher level of competition. We understand that everyone has a choice where they play their Junior and Youth football and we have seen many players over the years leave the club to play at a higher level. 

As a Committee we are working hard on player retention so that we can remain competitive and ensure that all players enjoy playing the game at all levels of competition. We have had many players selected for representative sides and academy players irrespective of what division they play. We want to build on our culture and increase numbers over the coming years to ensure that players want to remain a Leopard during their Junior and Youth football and playing with their mates for many years. 

Whilst we are unsure of how 2021 will look, I am excited and hopeful that we can get back to some normality in all aspects of life. Thanks again to everyone for your effort, patience, understanding and most importantly your resilience this year. Stay safe and we look forward to next year’s season!

 

Kindest Regards,

Karen Arnold   

2020 Club President