Everything must go (except the kids)
Thursday, 4th April, 2013
By Emily Roberts
After the success of last year's garage sale, the North Football Club is up for another.
North's first garage sale last year raised almost $2,000, according to Club President Ben Victory who is calling for donations of items from the public.
"Clubs need things like that and we are looking for ways to raise money," he said.
Mr Victory said with the rising cost of electricity and insurance for players, any money raised would be a big help.
Anything that is not sold will be given to charity.
"This is going to be a big year for the club in terms of raising money. We are looking to do repairs on the club," Mr Victory said.
Donations can be made tomorrow evening from 5pm to 7pm and if something needs to be collected, the club can do it from 5pm.
The garage sale will start at 6.30am on Saturday morning.
"There will be a barbecue breakfast as well. We will be selling club merchandise," Mr Victory said.
"It will be held at the North Football Club and if it is like last year it will be held inside and outside.
"The money raised will go into the junior and senior football running costs."
Mr Victory said the shed where all the garage sale items will be held had to be emptied.
"We want to make the shed into a gym for the players, so we need to make room," he said.
The club is also holding junior registrations from 8.30am on Saturday morning.
"We are still low on junior numbers and are hoping by doing this we can get some more players out of the woodwork.
"We have a new initiative where junior members will be part of the Taylor Walker Club and can get deals on bistro meals as well as other things.
"We want to make the club all about the juniors."
Mr Victory said he was also hoping to attract more families to the club on a Friday night after Auskick.
He is also encouraging supporters to get to the Lightning Cup matches this Saturday to see the men's and women's teams play.
The club rooms will be open for the first time this season on Saturday night.
The bistro will be open and there will be a hanging of last year's premiership shield.
On Sunday there will be a working bee for players and supporters.
For more information, or to make a donation, phone Ben Victory on 0429 123 312.