img_6657President David Cassidy last night detailed plans of how the club will cope what looms as one of the most challenging in North Beach history in 2013.
During a season when the club will not have access to its existing facility, as the City of Stirling re-development of Charles Riley Reserve kicks into gear, Cassidy said the club was exploring a number of options in a bid to limit the disruption.
The club is talking to other clubs in the precinct about facility-sharing arrangements on training nights and match days, as well as function options for Thursday night selections and Saturday post-match awards.
While nothing is yet set in concrete, there is a working party actively seeking resolutions to what looms as a difficult, but not insurmountable year.
The club might still play its home fixtures at Charles Riley Reserve. The main oval will be available, but it is a question of resolving some of the infrastructure issues around that – mainly acquiring suitable changeroom facilities for both North Beach and its visitors, as well bar, canteen and other requirements.
The detail was shared at the club’s annual general meeting, at which Cassidy was returned for a seventh term as president.
The committee has also undergone change with a number of long-standing committeemen standing aside, making for some exciting change. Luke Smith, who has been treasurer for six years, senior vice-president Dave Barwick, bar manager Rod Cole, David “Mini” McLaurin and Gary Stocks stepping down.
David Martin has assumed the important role of treasurer, while Jacob Griffiths, Jay Carroll, Jason Cole, Jarryd O’Rourke, Neil Savage, Anthony Pope and Chris Peck have decided to put their shoulder to the wheel.
Major off-field events coming up include:
*The Blue Hornet playing at Charles Riley Reserve tomorrow night to bring down the curtain on the qualifying rounds
*The Club Champion Dinner, Friday, September 28 Subiaco Football Club Social Hall, Leederville Oval