Good afternoon Bomberblitz members. I know I have been a bit late coming on to the site, but that is more a reflection of my social media skills than any lack of respect for the contributors. There are clearly some themes running around which I will be happy to address, but perhaps a very brief summary of the three points that I think support my nomination:
. I appreciate we should never have got into this position, but having done so it has been a massive task to stop the club from imploding over the past 3 years. Management has been fantastic and the board has worked closely with them. We have had record memberships and sponsorships, the exodus of players that some people predicted (and hoped for) did not occur, staff turnover has been normal and all the people in the club have stuck together.
. We have the basis for a very exciting future once we get into clear water. TVSC finished, funded and operating well, coaching appointment well received and exactly what this current group of players need and wants, good trades giving us the chance to bring in some quality players at the draft tomorrow night and set us up for years to come. While we have made a loss this year, our financial position is still strong and with a return to form on-field we should be able to repay all debt in the next few years.
. The need for some continuity at board level - when Paul Little goes, if I am re-elected there will be only two board members who have been here for more than two years and there will have been six members appointed in about the last 12 months.