Chemwatch has again sponsored Ormond Amateur Football Club, with the teams off to a great start in 2018.
Last football season, Chemwatch commenced a sponsorship of the Club, local to our Glen Huntly Road office in Melbourne. The sponsorship was primarily designed to assist the Club to establish its first women’s football team by funding training shirts and new footballs.
Whilst the team was competitive and ended the season with four wins, the team has unfortunately disbanded this season. President, Richard Simon, said “It is disappointing to all involved with the Women’s team that the Club is unable to enter a team in Season 2018. We were a victim of circumstances, where some players retired, some players left to seek a higher standard of competition, others choose to join clubs closer to their homes, whilst some just decided that footy wasn’t for them”.
Mr Simon said, “The Club committee is already planning for the return of women’s football to Ormond in 2019.”
However, Chemwatch has continued its sponsorship of the Club this season, with funds used to help the Club refurbish its small weights and injury rehabilitation room.
Mr Simon said “I am delighted that Chemwatch’ssponsorship support has continued into 2018. The funds have been used to redevelop the gym space and to purchase some new equipment, which has created an important space to assist all players recovering from injury. Some of the players are Tradies, so the project was undertaken in its entirety in-house, and the funds from Chemwatch have been critical to the room being completed.”
Four rounds have been completed in Season 2018, and the Club is off to a flyer, with both the Senior and Reserves teams undefeated in early rounds. The Club is playing in Division 1 of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA), and early signs are that it will be a successful season.
Towards the end of April, two young debutants played their first Senior matches. At the other end of the scale, one of the Club’s favourite sons, Damien Cleary, played his 350th senior match for the Club in Round 1. Damien joined Ormond in 1995 in the U19s, and since that time highlights have included a Reserves premiership in 1998 and Reserves Best &Fairest Awards in 1996 and 1999.