Goats seek new blood

Thursday, 6th December, 2012

Alma Soccer Club members from back left Amanda Harris, Daniel McInerney, Emma Reeves, Adam Hurley, Joel Van Kemenade and Katie-Lee Crowe. Alma Soccer Club members from back left Amanda Harris, Daniel McInerney, Emma Reeves, Adam Hurley, Joel Van Kemenade and Katie-Lee Crowe.

By Ben Sheffield

With attention slowly turning to the 2013 season, the Alma Soccer Club has put out a call for players interested in joining the club.

While The Goats missed out on Grand Final action in 2012, they are looking ahead to next season and hope to be a major player come finals time.

Alma Soccer Club Publicity Officer, Emma Reeves, said the club is throwing open its doors to new players and people who might be new to town.

"The 2013 season is just around the corner and new players are very welcome.

"We're always looking for people to be a part of our club; coaches, players, volunteers or anyone looking to be involved.

"We need coaches for all of our grades," she said.

Ms Reeves said that as well as providing the chance to play soccer, the club also ran numerous social occasions throughout the year.

"We pride ourselves on being a fun club.

"We have had many social (events) in the past, such as a family barbeque at the Duff Street Park, a trivia night and a games night.

"We plan on doing lots more social things in the new season," she said.

The Alma Soccer Club has also announced its committee for the 2013 season, with a number of first year volunteers joining the ranks.

"David Hurley is president and Pam Crowe is vice-president," Ms Reeves said.

"There are lots of new faces on the committee including Laura Hurley, Adam Hurley, Matt Kiddle, Amanda Harris and Anthea van Kemenade.

"We would also like to welcome back members from last season, Vivienne Erskine, Bill Graham and Tracey Hurley.

Anyone interested in joining the club can make contact via Facebook by searching 'Alma Soccer Club', or by phone on 0401 671 777.

The 2013 soccer season will start in Autumn, most likely during April.