Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lets get everyone up to speed...

Ok, people have been hanging for information about this season so hopefully this helps fill in some of the blanks.

HEAD COACH UPDATE - Wests Magpies are pleased to announce that Leo Epifania has agreed to coach Wests Magpies RM Team for 2013. As you know Leo is a former Wests Magpies and Illawarra 1st grade player. He also had a stint playing in France before coaching in the UK. Leo has enjoyed outstanding success coaching Wests Magpies NSW Cup in previous years. He made this decision after declining an offer from Wests Tigers to be part of their NSW Cup coaching group. Leo's role includes recruitment. :clap:

CONTRACTED PLAYERS - I will up date the forum on Monday night with those players we have signed for the coming season but I can announce that Dean RYSKO, Sam AIGA, Tom MORRISON and Amanono TOVIO have been contracted. Only put pen to paper with others on Thursday night.

ASSISTANT COACH/STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH - I advertised with the RLCM for an assistant coach/strength and conditioning coach for this team. Resumes have to be in by 30 January 2013 with those called for interview being notified in due course. The successful applicant must have extensive coaching/strength and conditioning experience and hold at least a level 1 coaching course/strength and conditioning course and be willing to undertake the level 2 course.

WESTS TIGERS EXCESS PLAYERS/TRAINING/VOLUNTEERS - Wests Tigers have agreed to send back excess players from their NSW Cup and NYC. Our team has been training three days a week - from 5.30pm Durant Oval Warwick Farm each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Leo also had the players at training at 8am this morning for a bit of extra work. We are lucky to have the following volunteers working with us at each training session - Dave and Valerie Mc Ewan, Bluey Schafer, Jeff Aplitt, Horrie Jowsey, Charlie Tuxford and John Harbon. They are a great help to Leo and give up many hours of their spare time. :hey:

JERSEYS AND MERCHANDISE - Warren Carney, CSM, a former Wests Magpies and St George Dragons player has come on board as our preferred gear and merchandise supplier for the season. We are in the process of putting the final touches on the design of things like beer and coffee mugs, key rings, stubby holders, scarfs, hoodies, caps etc etc When finalised, details and prices will be advertised on the forum and our official web site.

MERCHANDISE DISPLAY - We are setting up a display area in the room attached to our office at The Whitlam Centre. Once up and running, people can come in and have a look at whats on offer. We have also located some old framed items, Lidcombe Oval lockers etc which we will be selling. They will also be on display.

LIMITED EDITION T SHIRT - Still waiting to hear from our supporters who may have found individuals/businesses to sponsor our T shirt at a cost of $350-00. Come on ladies and gents, you must know someone who will support this initiative.

SEASON LAUNCH/CELEBRATION OF THE HERITAGE ROUND/1964 GRAND FINAL - Friday 12 April 2013 at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club. This will be a great night of entertainment. A current player or former playing great will be seated on each table and as such you will have the opportunity to have a chat and talk about the old days. DETAILS re how to book a table or participate as an individual will be on both web sites soon. PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW.

We will be producing a specially designbed T shirt for this event. I will display the design once completed. I am sure you will be very impressed with the layout. It will be sold at the function and at the ground on Sunday 14 April 2013. A similar t shirt was produced in 2012 and it sold out very quickly. Wests Tigers have generously given us permission to set up a stall at the SCG to sell these shirts.

WE NEED A PLUMBER - are any of you plumbers. We need a sink and water fountain installed at Durant Oval, Warwick Farm. Simply ring 9601 2002. If the office is unattended leave a message on the answering maching and I will return your call. :agree:

Wests Tigers NSW Cup team will be coached by Paul Fletcher, Jason Williams and Joe Thomas. We wish them well for the coming season.

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