THE Frankston Dolphins Football Club can survive its dire financial woes and kick on in the VFL, a packed meeting has been told.
“We are not putting mission impossible on the table. It’s all doable,” former Melbourne Storm boss Ron Gauci said.
Speaking to supporters, members and players at Frankston Park last night, Mr Gauci — who has
been called in to help save the club — said it was essential the right people were put in the right positions.
He noted that community support was vital for the club, which is about $1.5 million in debt, to continue.
In a passionate speech, coach Pat Hill said players and coaching staff wanted to see more support.
“If everyone stands up behind us, we are all on board,” he said.
He made the comment after several people questioned whether players would stick with the club or quit.
Several Dolphins legends including former president Alan Wickes said it was essential supporters showed the same spirit that enabled the club recover from a grave financial position in 1977 before going on to win the Division 2 premiership the following year.
Administrators last night outlined a plan for the club to survive including boosting membership by 25 per cent and increasing sponsorship by $100,000.