BROOME SAINTS NEWS
Keep up to date with all thing Saints over the coming season
Saints End of Year 2022
Thank you for your support in 2022
The golden crown for Division 2 Saints Gold Netball Premiers
Newly inducted Life Member Luke Puertollano (right) with President Aaron Adams.
Our other Life Member for '22 was a joint nomination for decades-long Saints supporters Graham and Meg Fong of Fong's Store.
Football presentation night
Fairest & Best
AFLW Hayley Garlett-Puertollano
AFLM Cedric Cox
Best Club Person
Fantastic to see so many Life Members & families come along! Thank you to everyone who helped during the footy season.
Thank you to Senior Coaches David Pigram & Eric Wade, AFLM Team Manager Claire Pigram & the small army of helpers in AFLW for all your hard work and heart in '22. Saints Angels every one of you!
We also said a sad farewell to Life Member Kevin Bullen and wife Denica who are leaving Broome after many years.
Their contribution to our community and the club is immense.
Kevin was president for 15 years, a coach and played for 20 seasons!
Thank you for all that you've done, from delicious pot nights after training to cheering from the sidelines, and much more.
Best wishes from your Saints family.
Thank you to all our sponsors!
Here's just a few:
Broome Saints wishes you a beautiful and safe Christmas. Take care of your loved ones over the festive season and have a happy New Year.
See you in 2023 xxx
Saints 2023 Committee
President: Aaron Adams
Vice President: Luke Puertollano
Treasurer: Mel Raye
Secretary: Vanessa Mills
Members: Tony Hutchinson, Hayley Garlett-Puertollano, Lyeesha Mongoo, Naomi Pigram, Torey Rickerby.
Senior Mens AFL Coach: Gavin Mitchell
Senior Womens AFLW Coach: Eric Wade
Footy Team Managers: Wanted...
In 2023 we'll call for Netball and Junior Coaches & Team Managers, canteen manager and more...!
Saints Life Members
Donnelly McKenzie, Kevin Bullen, Olly Ryan, Cauline Masuda Cahill, Ronald Wade, Stephen Pigram snr, Michael "Micklo McKenzie, Roma Puertollano, Paul Richardson, Keith Cahill, Eric Wade, David Pigram, Clare Pigram, John Puertollano, Stella Puertollano, Tony Hutchinson, Mary Puertollano, Vanessa Mills, Darryn "Mitch" Mitchell, Robert Wilson, Stephen "Bart" Pigram, Marcelo "Marco" Puertollano, Pauline McKenzie, Jodie Bell, Rowena Puertollano, Matt Sear, Luke Puertollano, Graham and Meg Fong.
Successful inaugural season 2022 for Saints Netball teams! Huge thank you to all the coaches, team managers, volunteers, parents and players and Coordinator Vik Fong!A brilliant evening to conclude the year was held at the fishing club. So much love and Saints Spirit. You make the club proud. Best and Fairest: u/10 Maarli Pigram, u/12 Tia Beckingham, u/16 Jorani Pigram, Div 2 Green Catriona Webster, Div 2 Gold Isy Broad.
President Aaron Adams on 2022...
Some of our Achievements:
Expansion of the club into netball with new teams, a new website, fantastic merchandise, increased membership, storage at BRAC Shed, Good Sports accreditation, and successful canteen days
A Premiership in Div 2 netball and in Colts Year 8/9 football, runner-up in yr 6/7 Grand Final, Saints players selected for WA championships - Hayley Garlett-Puertollano in AFLW & Kyle Lawrence for Country & Kimberley Spirit, & Waylon Pigram as Most Valuable Player in year 6/7 WK Junior Football League.
Opportunities for Improvement in 2023:
Volunteer numbers and workload, communication between sub-committees, improve recognition of Sponsors, more social events, better future planning.
The humidity of Man-gala season in Broome hasn't deterred anyone from pre-season footy training for Senior M & W, and our Netball teams, judging by the big numbers we've had.
Junior football teams are being finalised by WKJFL and most teams are making their way back on the oval for training and a fun filled season ahead. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers in our Saints Juniors!
The Executive Committee has been working hard to prepare for 2022 and beyond, including developing a club Strategic Plan, a new website and online shop for merch.
New uniforms are being made and they look sharp. We also hope to hold some club events before the first games.
Men's Coach David Pigram and Women's Coach Eric Wade are preparing for the first bounce down (v Greenbacks) on Saturday April 30 at BRAC, times for Men's & Women's games is TBC at BRAC's McMahon Oval. Game Day awards and sundowners will be at the flash new Broome Golf Club on Saturday evenings from 7pm.
Juniors games begin Friday April 29 at BRAC.
The Netball season starts after ANZAC day.
See you there!
Meet more of the Club's 2022 Sponsors soon. Find out how you can help them while they help us.
We have some gaps in support for Men's, Juniors and in Netball. Have you got good organisational skills, enjoy helping others, or knowledge of the game?
We need you! Enquire now!
There are also plenty of free or subsidised training courses, like strapping, umpiring or coaching, which Saints can enroll you into, so you can get the confidence you need to help.
Then there's some real yakka; washing jumpers and water bottles!
And behind the scenes we always need more
You might have some computer skills, can help in the canteen for an hour, or by saying yes to a call out when we need you...
PLAY HQ is the new national registration website being used by many codes to manage player regos and transfers. WKFL and Broome Netball Association and Broome Saints are now using PLAY HQ.
Sign up & create your own account so you can play this year.
The original Broome Saints in 1961
Sponsorship, paid memberships and player fees all help keep Saints afloat financially. The Club pays for oval and court hire, light fees, league and association registration, insurance, uniforms & equipment like strapping tape, balls, and water bottles.
Thank you to all our sponsors - current and past!
You are amazing.