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baktiger
Help needed to save Coburg!
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[quote] Coburg FC - send your support for our future Monday 19 July 2004 Coburg Football Club PO Box 154 Coburg Vic 3058 8 July 2004 Coburg FC Current Players & Past Players, Coaches, Staff & Supporters Dear Friends, There can be no doubt that the fire in the Grandstand earlier this year has had a devastating impact on the Club and our ability to generate much needed revenue. Naturally enough, gate takings are down and there is a real risk that we will not be able to secure the Essendon District Football League finals which are imperative in terms of income for the Coburg FC. The Football Club has put together a comprehensive strategy to redevelop the Coburg City Oval to become a community and football Centre of Excellence. It has support of the State Government, the Richmond FC, the Essendon FC, the VFL and the Mayor of the City of Moreland. However, much work needs to be done to convince Council to redevelop the Coburg City Oval in a way that would make it an asset to our local community and provide our Football Club with the best ground in the VFL competition and an ideal training / practice match venue for AFL clubs. Needless to say, all of this will give Coburg FC the ability to generate much needed income that it hasn’t been able to do since its glory days of the 80s. We need your support. We need you to write to or email the Mayor and the Councillors and the local newspapers – the Moreland Leader and the Moreland Community News. We need you to support our call to redevelop Coburg FC to emphasise its importance to our community, its magnificent history and the importance of football in our community. Friends, we are in a perilous situation. However, that doesn’t mean that it is all over for Coburg – far from it. We’ve been a fighting Club for 114 years and we are not going to stop fighting now. We have a vision and we believe in it, believe in each other and are proud of who we are. Please put pen to paper and make sure you do your bit to help the survival and ensure the future of the mighty Coburg Football Club. Yours sincerely, DEAN MIGHELL PRESIDENT Directors: Dean Mighell Greg Miller Linda Dobson Contacts for emails and letters - Click on the emai links and send your message Moreland Community News ljenkinson@fcnvic.fairfax.com.au 12 Howes Street Airport West Vic 3042 Moreland Leader kyriacouk@ldr.newsltd.com.au PO Box 155 Northcote Vic 3070 Cr Anthony Helou Mayor Moreland City Council Locked Bag 10 Moreland Vic 3058 Moreland City Councillors – addresses as above Ken Blair Box Forest Ward Robert Larocca Glencairn Ward Steve Roach Grandview Ward Joe Caputo Hoffman Ward Vicki Yianoulatos Lincoln Mills Ward Fraser Brindley Lygon Ward Anthony Helou Mayor Merri Ward Mark Higginbotham Moonah Ward Stella Kariofyllidis Newlands Ward Joe Ficarra Westbreen Ward Moreland City Council info@moreland.vic.gov.au Mayor Anthony Helou ahelou@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Ken Blair kblair@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Robert Larocca rlarocca@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Steve Roach sroach@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Joe Caputo jcaputo@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Vicki Vyianoulatos vyianoulatos@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Fraser Brindley fbrindley@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Mark Higginbotham info@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Stella Kariofyllidis skariofyllidis@moreland.vic.gov.au Cr Joe Ficarra jficarra@moreland.vic.gov.au A short summary of what Coburg FC wants to provide for the community: The Coburg FC wants to provide a community facility of excellence for the local community to use – both Moreland Community groups and Coburg FC & Calder Cannons FC. The City Oval redevelopment will provide expanded meeting / training rooms for leisure and recreation activities for local community groups. The development will provide stability for Coburg FC & Calder Cannons and a secure on-going future. These clubs provide pathways for young people from the community. VFL Football is the best competition outside AFL and an all-year football oval will bring AFL football to the northern suburbs – training, practice matches. The Moreland Community and local traders will benefit from people who will come to watch AFL players. The Coburg FC proposal has received support from the Minister for Sport Justin Madden and the VFL / Football Victoria – financial and other support. The Coburg FC now 114 years old and with its proud history it can’t be allowed to die – it represents northern suburbs football and the local Moreland community. The Coburg Cricket Club – it’s about re-location for them, it’s about survival for Coburg FC. [/quote]

 


NorthPort
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http://www.realfooty.theage.com.au/realfooty/articles/2005/08/13/1123353... [quote]Future in balance as Tigers look for funds By Ross Booth August 14, 2005 The Coburg Tigers' future in the VFL next year is under a cloud with its president Dean Mighell writing to VFL chief executive Ken Gannon and the Victorian Sports and Recreation Minister Justin Madden to suggest he could not see a future for the club unless it could improve its financial position. Mighell, also the Electrical Trades Union secretary, said that unlike some other VFL clubs, Coburg had no gaming machines to generate a significant revenue stream, but if granted exclusive use of the City Oval the Tigers could possibly generate enough revenue from activities such as AFL practice matches. Mighell said he hoped that Moreland City Council would agree to move the Coburg Cricket Club from the City Oval to McDonald Reserve on Bell Street. It is understood that the council last week voted to retain the status quo, 8-2. Football Victoria chief Ken Gannon said last night: "We are meeting with Dean Mighell on Monday."[/quote] I wonder if Pokies revenue was part of the approach made by Sunbury, as gaming machine income seems to be the crunch issue.

 


footyman
The VFL list isn't strong enough (and never will be) so it doesn't benefit the Richmond kids. Coburg have too little income of their own to recruit well (no pokies). Plus the crowds are poor. Heard on Saturday that Richmond have, or will be, sounding out Port Melbourne. Quite possibly Coburg will play their last game next weekend. Would be very sad if they go, but at the end of the day nobody in the Coburg area seems to give a stuff about the Coburg Footy Club - council, businesses, they even struggle to get your average fan who pays a few bucks to come through the gate.
footyman
Maybe Coburg + Kangaroos = City Oval Richmond = Punt Road Port Melbourne = Stand alone Or Coburg could just be pulling legs and trying to embarrass the local council AGAIN like they did the first time this issue arose. Not sure that is the best way to do things, local councils tend to get very narky when people sook to the media. Whatever the case, the council may have done them a favour with their decision. Coburg is not one of the big clubs. It has no supporters. It has little cash. It is sad to go down there and see 300 people stand on the terraces when they play. With Springvale moving to bigger and better things, Coburg all of a sudden become the VFL's poorest club. I can't see them winning a flag the way things are at the moment - the financially strong clubs, with good reputations and good crowds are the clubs who will be successful.
Tiger
Good bye Coburg, we will be glad to see you go.
Dolphin
[quote="Tiger"]Good bye Coburg, we will be glad to see you go.[/quote] Thats really ordinary! The first game I ever saw was at City Oval and that was a bloody long time ago. Tying Coburg & North won't solve the problem because the problem is the City Oval and cricket. If Richmond abandon Coburg now, and jump at the Port option, they should hang their respective heads in shame. From an AFL point of view, Richmond have been broke before and had to shake cans to make ends meet. It was the supporters that bailed them out then, and they should have a good look at how they look after Coburg. If Richmond and North both have to field sides on their own, they will be absoulutely stuffed because they just don't have the money and the alignment oiption was jsut as good for them as it was for Port & Coburg.
baktiger
[quote="footyman"] Or Coburg could just be pulling legs and trying to embarrass the local council AGAIN like they did the first time this issue arose. Not sure that is the best way to do things, local councils tend to get very narky when people sook to the media. [/quote] According to the local paper, Coburg have informed the VFL that they will not be able to continue in 2006. So it's a little beyond sooking. Key points in the article are: - Local Council refused to kick off the cricket club - the arson attack had stuffed up Coburg's funding - Richmond very disappointed - no reserves - what are they gonna do? - VFL and Richmond willing to put huge dollars into redevelopment of gound - Council will go ahead with "improvements" at ground. The last one doesn't make any bloody sense - why spend heap big $$ just for a few (and I really, really mean few) cricket spectators ?
baktiger
[quote="Tiger"]Good bye Coburg, we will be glad to see you go.[/quote] Go and stick ya head up a dead bear's bum you fucking arsehole.
NorthPort
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[quote="baktiger"][quote:2f9596ff99="Tiger"]Good bye Coburg, we will be glad to see you go.[/quote] Go and stick ya head up a dead bear's bum you fucking arsehole.[/quote] I agree Baktiger! I lost my original club Camberwell, and its a terrible thing to go through. Hopefully the Burgers are up and firing in 2006.

 


burgerboys
[quote="Tiger"]Good bye Coburg, we will be glad to see you go.[/quote] if we wanted to hear from an asshole we would've farted!!!!!! go play with a bus moron.

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