We are a community based Over 35’s Australian Rules Football Club that competes in the Vic Metro Masters League located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
We are an inclusive & diverse club with teams in the Men’s Over 35s, Over 45s, Over 50s, Over 55s and the Women’s Over 35s all competing in the Vic Metro Superules League.
Our motto is “Footy For Life” and it’s our philosophy that you are never too old to play football. Our purpose to provide mature age players the opportunity to participate and compete in a safe, well organised and enjoyable atmosphere as well encourage participation in physical activity to better manage health.
Congratulations to Jason Dean, Peter Poelsma, Michael Salloum and Tony Lombardi who all celebrated their 50th games with the club in the Supers win over Port Melbourne.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
G’Day Northside Lions,
I hope everyone is doing well and are enjoying the last few games we have for the 2022 season. Finals are upon us and we are likely to field at least two sides for another tilt at some silver wear.
At our last Committee meeting I informed the Executive that I would be stepping down at the end of this season. I have been honoured to lead this club over the last 5 years and look forward to the next chapter of my time at the club. As mentioned to the Executive my time has come to an end my tenure as President due to the pressures from a growing business and a young family.
I’m sure that the decision may raise some questions so before they do I would like to commit that Harcourts Rata & Co and Melbourne Real Estate Conveyancing will remain as sponsors of the club for the 2023 season and beyond. I would also hope to continue to play footy at the club for the 2023 season and beyond.
No club can operate without a committee and I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of the committee over the last 5 years especially Pete, Frank, Scotty & H who are all a massive assets to this club. The last 5 years have been extremely challenging, the Executive & General committees have started a Women’s team, changed grounds and identity, dealt with two years of COVID and have successfully grown the club from 3 teams to 5 teams all in a short space of time. Massive achievements to say the least.
Moving forward it will be no different. We will always have challenges to face and we will always have successes to celebrate. The key to overcoming those challenges is to ensure we work together as a club and adapt to the changing environment we find ourselves in. Then we can celebrate the successes together and enjoy what it means to be a Lion.
I write this letter today to ensure we can begin the search for a new President and gather some committed individuals to take on the roles within the committee for the 2023 season and beyond. Should you have any interest in positions within the Executive or the General committee for next season please get in contact with myself or anyone else on the Executive Committee.
The best part about our footy club isn’t the club rooms, it isn’t the logo or the team song. It’s the people and I have been privileged to know every single Northside Lion.
Thank you to every single one of you.