At 4pm on 2nd day of April 2017 Cairns Gridiron Association held its AGM for the upcoming 2017/18 NQ Gridiron Season.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the new leadership committee moving forward;
President - David Gilbard
Vice President - Andrew Crossley
Treasurer - Scotty Ferguson
Secretary - Paula Gilbard
Equipment Manager/Committee - Bayden Docking
Fundraising and Recruitment Manager/Committee - Luke Threlfall
Marketing and Promotions Manager/Committee - Jasmine Wegert
Players Representatives - Chris Farrar (mens) - Melissa Kelly (womens)
Congratulations on your appointments and thank you for your willingness to take the reigns and take Cairns Gridiron to a successful future.
Personally I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with Cairns Gridiron over the past 5 years. Without all of your support we could not have got to the point where we are now.
To Ben Sinepati, Richard Gill, John Rowe, Andrew Semple, Ben Walker, Luke Chapman and all of our supporters from Gridiron Queensland and our sister clubs in the GQ competition, I would like to thankyou for your generous support and knowledge you have given me personally and the club.
To Kyle Reynolds and Boeden Brunne and the rest of the Cyclones..we had a vision and we got there in the end. Keep it strong and I cant wait to see where the NQ competition goes from here.
To Carlos and Bradley in Mackay, stay the course, put in the work and we cant wait to see you on the other side of the ball in the upcoming season.
To Terry Oliver, Matt Moroney, Benny Foy, Craig Baker and Steef Dommersjhuizen the original committee who granted me the honour to be the president of Cairns Gridiron Association. It has been one hell of a ride, but just like at dreamworld all good rides come to an end.
Sorry for the long winded post, and I know I haven't mentioned everyone by name cause quite frankly there are too many to mention.
Lastly I would like to wish Coach Tibbetts and Coach Garcia and the current Falcons all the best in the upcoming seasons. I look forward to suiting up alongside for some time to come.
End of an era for me, now its time to tackle my next adventure!