Falcons ready to soar in 2024

The Falcons are ready to soar in 2024 and are proudly pictured at Saturday evening's jumper presentation.

The Mount Alexander Falcons celebrated their season launch on Saturday night. And it was lucky there were a few players missing from the evening as the stage was at capacity with the jumper presentations.

The Falcons are scheduled to play their first match of the 2024 Riddell District Football League season against Romsey this Friday night, April 12, at Romsey from 7.30pm.

Club president Alana Wearne addressed the group proudly and celebrated the players, the committee, the club and the community – so much has happened in such a short period of time and the club is going from strength to strength.

Coach Cheez (Louise Ainscough) presented the jumpers and announced a strong leadership team – Meredith Johnson and Sophie Foster, Tadpole Nicole McIvor and Jesse Boylan are looking forward to another great season and with a playing squad of 38 it’s a big year ahead.

The enthusiasm was high and the vibe unstoppable.

It was great to hear from some dedicated sponsors and great allies of the team. They each reiterated the importance of strong role models for future generations of women and gender diverse people.

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” said Jacqueline Brodie-Hanns from the Shedshaker – Taproom.

Jacqueline connects with the Falcons participating in the outreach program run by the Law Advocacy Centre for Women out at Tarrengower Prison and is excited about the partnership with the Falcons, hinting at the upcoming launch of a Falcon Ginger Beer.

Jem Selig Freeman from Like Butter has been with the Falcons from the start and was encouraging and proud to be on board again.

Dan Pettingill, director from Firetail Environments, is a new partnership with the Falcons helping to kickstart the juniors who join the nest later this year.

He spoke of privilege of playing and wanting to be included in something special that his four-year-old daughter could be part of as the family is AFL/W mad.

Katie McEachran from the Maldon District and Community Bank said every dollar of profit banked with them goes to grants for the community like sponsoring awesome clubs and events.

The Falcons are thankful for their growing list of sponsors – every dollar helps the club be more sustainable playing footy and the contributions ensure the community programs continue and growth of the club by bringing on the juniors.

After cutting of the season launch rainbow cake provided by Grist Bakery in Wesley Hill the formalities were over and the team seemed pumped to start their season.
Good luck Falcs!

Solomon Islander women and DON Smallgoods team members Kathy Teka, Caroline and Mary Koeko are looking forward to playing their first ever games of football with the Falcs.
The captains cut the rainbow cake at the season launch.