The 2019 Committee and Contacts

The Flying Bats is coordinated entirely by a committee of hard-working (and unpaid!) volunteers. Here are the committee members for 2019.

Look out for their friendly faces if you’re new to the club or drop them an email if you have a burning question – or just any question really. :D

President – Jen Peden

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president - Jen

I’ve been a Bat since 2007. I think. At least that's what social media suggests.
I usually play left or right back
My best football asset is mostly getting up after I fall over. I fall over a lot.
My standout Bats moments are mostly on the dancefloor. Oh, and winning a grand final that one time. Also losing a couple.
My go to karaoke song is shouty, drunk, and out of tune. It's the best song ever!
If I could steal a skill from another player from any division ... I would wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller ...                                                                                               My game day breakfast of champions is eggs on toast.                                                 Post-game I re-hydrate with a beer. It's science!
My go to Golden Barley meal is the kiddie size pasta or the adult size roast of the day.
My advice for new Bats is to get involved, go to all the things.
The Bats to me are bigger than football.


Vice President - Emma Traynor

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VICE PRESIDENT - emma

I’ve been a Bat for
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My go to Golden Barley meal
My perfect sandwich is                                                
My go to karaoke song is...
My favourite other sports are                                      My guilty pleasures                                                       My advice for new Bats is
The Bats in three words:


Secretary – Pru Dwyer

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SECRETARY - pru

I’ve been a Bat since…
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Treasurer – Ky Menzies

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TREASURER - KY

I’ve been a Bat for three years
I usually play anywhere but keeper. Unless you have a vested interest in losing by double digits
Some people would say my best football asset is an exceptionally loud voice and lack of fear to use it
My standout Bats moment is first season camaraderie. Div 9 represent
My football theme song? I generally enjoy sad songs by brooding men, so not so much on the peppy theme songs
My game day breakfast of champions is coffee, bagels, and as much of anything else as I can reasonably stomach without vomiting                                                                       Post-game I rehydrate with a cleansing ale and a smokey dram
My go to Golden Barley meal is beer
My perfect sandwich is anything with pickles                                                
My go to karaoke song is... nope, nope, nope
My favourite other sports are rock climbing, taekwondo, rugby, Oztag                           My guilty pleasures are bad American tv crime dramas                                                      My advice for new Bats is don't sweat the air swings
The Bats in three words: inclusivity, diversity, and a whole lot of fun


Association Delegate – Amanda Evans

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Registrar – Paris Lehn

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registrar - paris

I’ve been a Bat since This will be my 6th year cementing my skill of air swings, hand balls, and being out of breath.
I usually play Defense - I'm very practiced at annoying people. Some people would say my best football asset is My sense of humor, with my skill level I can't take my performance too seriously. My standout Bats moment is My whole first year - I didn’t have a clue what I was doing on the field. The team, coach and supporters were so welcoming and encouraging. Even when I committed what felt like my 100th handball offence.
My go to football theme song: Anything playing on Triple J for the trip north west
My game day breakfast of champions is Eggs, coffee, and spending time trying to locate my kit
Post-game I rehydrate with A well earned sausage sizzle and the side of the field, and post match beer at the Golden Barley My go to Golden Barley meal is The schnitzel! My perfect sandwich is Post match sausage sizzle! My go to karaoke song is None - my singing voice is definitely not suitable for public consumption.
My favourite other sports are Any tournament really. The Olympics are always an emotional rollercoaster for me.                         My guilty pleasure is Food, food and more food                                                     My advice for new Bats is Enjoy! The bats are an amazing bunch people to have as your new family.
The Bats in three words: Community, friends, and family. Anything else you’d like to say? Go Batties! Here's to an awesome 2019 season


Comms – Katie Morrison

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COMMS - katie

I have been a Bat... since just last year, still fresh
I usually play... right back or middish
My best football asset is... listening when my team mates yell at me to get back into position
My stand out Bats moment is... getting the instagram password after I was out due to injury. So much power. So many animated stickers.
My football theme song is... I’ll Be Watching You (from the sidelines with a broken knee)
My game day breakfast of champions is... Eggs on toast and coffeeeeee
Post-game I rehydrate with ... beer.
My default Golden Barley meal is... Aranchini ballz
My perfect sandwich is... one with melty cheese.
My go to karaoke song is... Tequila
My favourite other sports are... speed gifs in a group chat and slow cycling
My guilty pleasure is... hitting the snooze button
My advice for new Bats is... get involved! There’s an amazing community ready to scoop you up if you let them.
I would describe the Bats as/ what the Bats mean to me... community, sparkle, awesome


Fundraising & Outreach – Tara Freehan

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FUNDRASING & OUTREACH - tara

I have been a Bat for... 4 years
I usually play... with a full range of injuries
My best football asset is... Taking my team through yoga inspired warm downs
My stand out Bats moment is... registering on time
My football theme song is... an uplifting hair metal track
My game day breakfast of champions is... Blueberry pancakes
Post-game I rehydrate with ... A few cans of Solo - THE ORIGINAL THIRST CRUSHER
My default Golden Barley meal is... Kids' Fish Fingers
My perfect sandwich is... A salad roll from Marrickville Pork Rolls (without pork!)
My go to karaoke song is... any Michael Bolton ballad 
My favourite other sports are... Air hockey at Timezone
My guilty pleasure is ...Making yacht rock playlists
My advice for new Bats is... Say yes to everything and volunteer 
I would describe the Bats as/ what the Bats mean to me... fun, friends, family
Anything you'd like to say/include: No but thanks for asking 


Social and Events – Sara Gruber

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SOCIAL - sara

I have been a Bat for... 1 year
I usually play... midfield
My best football asset is... I am great at tackling
My stand out Bats moment is... kneeing the ball in, scoring a much (K)needed goal
My football theme song is... Freedom - George Michael
My game day breakfast of champions is... Eggs on toast with spinach
Post-game I rehydrate with ...  So much water I become a fish
My default Golden Barley meal is... rocket salad and arancini balls
My perfect sandwich is...cheese, rocket, pickles and avo
My go to karaoke song is... All Star - Smashmouth
My favourite other sports are... rock climbing, body surfing, gym-ing, yoga
My guilty pleasure is ... No guilt! Lying in bed and not going outside
My advice for new Bats is... Talk to everyone! There are so many amazing people that have so much to offer.
I would describe the Bats as/ what the Bats mean to me... Community, lively and lovely.
Anything you'd like to say/include.. often too much!


General – Sarah Taylor

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GENERAL - sarah

I’ve been a Bat for four years
I usually play defence
My my best football asset is my occasional bursts of speed and willingness to share sunscreen.
My standout Bats moment is scoring a goal in my first year. It was not the fastest ball in history, but watching it chug its precious little way along the ground and into the goal was a an amazing moment that I got to share with some very cool teammates.
My football theme song? Never Give Up - Sia
My game day breakfast of champions is a banana and green tea. Do not eat a large custard tart or last night's curry.                                                                                           Post-game I rehydrate with water.
My go to Golden Barley meal is a burger and chips
My perfect sandwich is a cheese and tomato toastie                                                
My go to karaoke song is Total Eclipse of the Heart (80s, baby!)
My favourite other sports are ... let's just say that for me, playing soccer was an entry point into the sporting world.                                                                                                           My guilty pleasure is doughnuts!                                                                                       My advice for new Bats is you are never too old to learn new skills and surprise yourself. I was super nervous about turning up to the first training session but I've never looked back. Take that first step.