New look for new direction
Thursday, 31st March, 2011
Robins planning on improvement
The West Football Club will start the season with a brand new kit.
The club has taken the Melbourne Football Club's guernsey design and changed it to the Robins' red and black.
A new addition will be small stars on the back. The 24 stars encircle "Est. 1900" and signify the 24 premierships won by West in the last 111 years. A space has been left for the next honour.
A new jumper might not win a premiership but it could well rejuvenate the players, according to club Vice-president Michael McKee.
"With the new direction the club is taking, it is just a change," Mr McKee said. "We urge all previous members to jump on board."
Mr McKee said the players had some input into how the guernsey would look, and that West was chasing a sponsor for the front or the back of the guernsey.
"This is an opportunity for a sponsor to get on board," Mr McKee said.
"All grades will be kitted out with new shorts and socks."
As well as the launch of the guernseys the WFC gym has opened and the Bill Renfrew Oval is available for training.
Mr McKee said this season would be a better one from West.
"There are some games where they will struggle, but we are asking our supporters to hang in there," he said.
"I believe we are on the right track and they will be much more competitive."
West's A Grade captain, John Blore, said the team had been "meshing well".
"This year we are having a 'team first' motto. When round one comes we will be focussed on the team first."
Mr Blore said he was also encouraging old and new players to come along and made the point that it was important for everyone to go to training.