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Post by blackandred on Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:21 pm

There was a definite undercurrent of anger and discontent from members at the WAFC AGM but it failed to break out due to the efforts of Chairman, Richard Sykes, who adopted the role of ‘velvet steamroller’ by talking for pretty much the whole 80 minute meeting.

The board clearly took the view that their prime objective in the embezzlement saga was to secure a full repayment of the stolen monies at the expense of any full and frank communication with members. It is hard to argue with this approach and we will never know if they could have achieved both. The real difficulty they face is in determining the precise amount involved. There seems to be some sort of confidentiality agreement in place that prevents any further discussion.

We were informed that the matter was now in the hands of SAPOL.

The view of the board is that we are now moving into ‘clear air’ and, having put in place enhanced corporate governance procedures to ensure it doesn’t happen again, it is time to move on and start talking about footy and not finance. How can you argue with a board where the president and the finance representative have put in $241000 (in the form of a 5 year loan) of their own money to keep the club afloat. Refer financial statements.

On balance the board has done a pretty good job of a terrible situation and deserve credit for their approach.

Coach Mark Mickan whipped us into a frenzy with his positive assessment of new recruits, new game plans (hopefully this involves kicking the ball forward!) and the overall attitude of the players on the track. Chris Schmidt was named captain and Daniel Caire vice captain. Interestingly, Adam Hartlett was named assistant VC. Lets hope the leadership role will instil in him some, previously unseen, discipline and responsibility. The announcement of another recruit is imminent said Mickan.

An announcement is also expected shortly on a new licensing venue.
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Post by Lachlan on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:09 pm

A new licensing venue sounds interesting
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Post by firstblood on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm

With mentions at last night’s AGM, of an exciting new recruit being announced within 24 hours, West Adelaide Football Club can finally confirm that 23 year old Riley Milne has joined the ranks at West Adelaide.

Milne was selected by Hawthorn at pick 16 in the 2008 Rookie Draft, playing two senior games for the Hawks and has spent the last two seasons with Glenelg Football Club.

“I’m delighted to announce the recruitment of Riley Milne”, West Adelaide Coach Mark Mickan proudly says.

“His experience with Hawthorn along with his high skill level and his versatility to play as a defender or forward, makes him a highly valued asset to the Club.”

“Riley not only adds depth to our playing stocks, he is also recognised for his outstanding leadership qualities.”

A tall and lean defender, weighing 88kg and reaching 193cm, Milne is another thrilling addition to Coach Mickan’s already promising squad.
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Post by Lachlan on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:34 pm

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The signing of Riley Milne is a sound investment by the club. It means that Hardy can spend more time forward. Milne struggled with Glenelg last year that's for sure but his first year he was regular league player.


I'm sure a new environment will help is football no end


We certainly have added depth to a Key Position stocks of late and signing A ruckman in Michael Bennett whilst  not a house hold name he will add depth to an area we lacked in. 


 I think the recruiting committee have done well with their recruiting








Newell and Stevens will add depth to a very good midfield


I hope Andrew Hayes has an injury free year as he can also play forward and back. His past two years have been a real struggle for him.
Let's hope we see the real Andrew Hayes this yr


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Re: AGM

Post by firstblood on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:51 pm

Add Callum Hudson (CHB) from Mt.Gambia as well..
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Re: AGM

Post by Thiele on Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:20 pm

Congrats to Robert Manning on becoming a life Memeber

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Re: AGM

Post by Coorong on Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:39 am

firstblood wrote:Add Callum Hudson (CHB) from Mt.Gambia as well..

Is Brad Moran still around?

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Post by firstblood on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:00 am

Coorong wrote:
firstblood wrote:Add Callum Hudson (CHB) from Mt.Gambia as well..

Is Brad Moran still around?


No...  Very Happy 
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