November 4th, 2013
Do you miss football season already? Or are you really keen to improve your skills and try to move up a division in 2014?
During the year, most of our training is necessarily focused on team dynamics, tactics and positioning, but what about your personal football skills? The off season is the best time to improve these skills and put you in the best position to wow us at grading next year, so we’ve put our heads together with your coaches and come up with a solution – a ten week off-season training program!
What: Off-season training
When: Tuesday nights, 7-9pm
(12, 19, 26 Nov; 3, 10, 17 Dec; and 14, 21, 28 Jan)
Where: Tempe Reserve
Who: YOU! Plus Coaches Nat, Kirsty, Bullet and more!
How: Register and pay $20 for all ten sessions
For $20 you can come along to all ten training sessions. No that’s not $20 each week, that’s $20 for the whole off season. Depending how many sessions you come along to, that could mean as little as $2 per session.
As soon as you pay your $20, you are eligible to come along to as many or as few sessions as you like. Register your intent to come along now, and pop your $20 into our account (BSB 032-062 | Acct 178097) or bring cash to your first session. Contact us if you have any questions!
September 20th, 2013
TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT BATTIES!
We can’t wait to see you at Paddo RSL for another spectacular presentation night.
Check the rundown below:
6pm – Drinks and nibbles in the ante room
7pm – Official kick-off
7:30pm – Main meal served
9pm – Dessert served
All night – PARTY!
If you have any questions, hit us up. Otherwise, slog it through the rest of Friday and see you in a few short hours!
August 26th, 2013
The Belgian Dutch-language broadcaster één has recorded a special on the World Outgames featuring… the Bats! Watch as Dan grooves with the Belgians on the pitch, Jen attempts a world record for sports broadcasting clichés and Sam dispenses sage advice from the sidelines. Featuring cameos from Sabs, Gina, Cam, Gudrun and all the Bats Outgames team.
It can be slow to load… but it’s worth it.
Watch the Bats on Belgian TV
August 16th, 2013
JULIE MURRAY CUP TEAM 2013
After much deliberation, the team has been selected to play for the Julie Murray Cup at the Pride Football Australia 2013 in Melbourne, October 4–6. Drum roll please!
Without further ado, we’d like to announce the 16 players representing the Bats:
- Blair Collier
- CJ Donovan
- Elle Kazantzis
- Eva Wildsperger
- Fiona McGinley
- Jen Peden
- Kat Parlour
- Kerry Fluhr
- Kim Dawson
- Nadine Wild
- Sarah Healy
- Sharon Cavanagh
- Sonja Shuttleworth
- Susan Farrar
- Tanya Evans
- Yalia Gonzalez
Coach: Nat Ellis
There were many more applications than there were places, and players were selected on a range of criteria, most notably the number of training sessions they can attend. The first training session will take place next Wednesday, 21 August, at Tempe Reserve.
Remember, you don’t have to be playing in the cup to come down to Melbourne. If you haven’t yet registered for accommodation (and you would like to stay in centrally-organised accommodation), please do so ASAP.
If you have any questions about the team or the event, please email Alicia.
August 12th, 2013
After an immense year on the pitch with Over 35s 1 and Div 4 finishing minor premiers we’ve got an unprecedented THREE TEAMS through to this weekend’s Championship Grand Finals — Div 5, O351 and O352. We’re hoping for a bumper crowd to cheer our Bats on, so please head down to Meadowbank or Morrison this weekend to show your support for the red-and-black. Full details here.
With so much to celebrate it’s going to be an awesome Presentation Night — tickets on sale now, so make sure you get yours quick! Just a few weeks left.
August 9th, 2013
Congratulations to our Flying Bats side competing at the World Outgames in Belgium, taking out silver in Division 2 after losing their final 4-2 to Stavazah, the local team.
Ever true sportswomen, they gave their medals to the fourth-placed Div 1 team FC Krylya, from Russia, in solidarity after their government passed new anti-gay laws ahead of next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics.
If you’d like to join our Bats in showing your support to Russia’s LGBTQI community you can sign All Out’s petition to the Russian government here