MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT | Celebrate our past, present and future
Essendon Royals president Richie Di Sauro has spoken of his excitement for the upcoming Essendon Royals gala night on August 17, 2019.
This year, our gala night will be hosted by our fantastic sponsors and supporters at Hyatt Place, Essendon Fields and will celebrate our history 60th anniversary.
Mr Di Sauro has been associated with the Royals for over 25 years and said anniversaries like this one should be an occasion for all members of the club to savour.
“My association with this club goes back to when I arrived as an under-12 or 13 playing football,” he said.
“I played through all the juniors and eventually in the reserve and senior teams and then came back as a parent and a junior coach so the club has a special place in my heart.
“Over the past few weeks, we have been sharing stories from players and coaches who have contributed so much to the club over the years and still love the club as much today as they did in the height of their playing, coaching or committee careers.
“I know first-hand how hard my committee - and those before us - have worked to turn the club into what it is today as one of, if not the, biggest community football club in Victoria.
“We have over 700 registered players and 1,000 members at the club and that is something that we ought to celebrate as a community.”
Tickets are still on sale to the 60th Anniversary Gala night and Mr Di Sauro said it was crucial that as many families of current players were represented on the night.
“We might be celebrating our history, but this is also about celebrating our present and our future,” he said.
“This year alone, we’ve seen the long-awaited completion of our new facilities at Cross Keys, the rise and rise of our women’s senior team and wider program and the continued growth of our junior program, where we have some further exciting developments ahead of us.
“These events are a fantastic way for the club to demonstrate to the wider community how strong we are and the numbers we have.
“We get fantastic support from our sponsors for these events which make it possible for the club to ensure our various teams are well-equipped and supported throughout the season, so these events are the perfect way to say thanks to them for all their help as well.”
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