Category: From the president Published: Sunday, 19 April 2015 Written by Super User


Western Demons Presidents Report 2016

Welcome to the Western Demons supporter group 2016 AGM and my report of our activities during the past year.

2016 was a year of significant improvement by the team with several notable achievements during the season, including beating Hawthorn for the first time in many years, beating Collingwood twice in the season and winning three consecutive games. To still be in contention for the eight at round 22 was an indication of the team’s improvement. The disappointing game against Geelong in round 23 was by far our worst performance for some time and unfortunately gave Paul Roos the worst defeat of his coaching career a poor reward for the influence he had on club. 2017 should see us back in the finals race again. Something for us to look forward to.

Our support of the MFC since our inception exceeded $100,000.00 in total during 2016. This is an outstanding achievement for an interstate supporter group. Sincere thanks to our members for their continued support during the year and we look forward to your continued support in 2017. During the year we continued our support of players Dean Kent and Ben Newton, donated to the past players association, became a Foundation Member of MFC women’s team and donated $2400.00 to MFC through the pledge per win promotion.

The game day TV functions at the Paddo continued with numbers improving as the team improved their onfield performances. Many thanks to Neil and Jon Randall and their staff for their continued support it is most appreciated. The Western Demons are fortunate to have such a great venue available for our functions. I look forward to seeing more supporters there during 2017.

Thanks to Ray White Bursmac Real Estate Ballajura, 3Dee Radio was once again able to continue the weekly radio show on 91.3 Sport FM. The show had many interesting guests during the season and kept listeners up to date with the latest news from the Western Demons. Thanks again to the efforts of on air presenters Iain Fisher, Troy Sumpton, Ian Mills and Roger Wingate. Anyone who would be interested in sponsoring the show in 2017 please contact Greg Harper for details.
Our game in Perth this year was in July against the Eagles. It was our best performance at Domain Stadium for years, we lost by 6 points despite having nearly 3 times more inside fifties. Perhaps a chance gone missing but good signs for the future. The Pre-match function was held at the Paddo with Robbo again as MC and special guests Chairman Glen Bartlett and Game Analysis and Education Co-ordinator Craig Jennings and attended by 100 supporters. By the feedback received it was the best function for some time and also a financial success.

The Footy tipping competition was also a success under the new format and we look forward to more participants in 2017.
On a sad note our Patron and MFC Legend Trevor Johnson passed away after a long illness. Trevor was a true gentleman and will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all Western Demons.

Sincere thanks to Joan and the Western Demons Committee for their continued hard work and enthusiastic support.

Looking forward to more success in 2017 on and off the field.


Greg Harper

President Wesern Demons 2016


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