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    This is a special club

    I received an email from the club today and to me it underlines what a special club we have thrown our support behind
    Given all the distractions I didn't expect something like this but here goes

    Dear Player Sponsors,

    I hope you and your families are well during these unprecedented times.

    In light of the impacts of Coronavirus and the flow on effect that this has had on the AFL and football related events, we’re endeavouring to keep our Player Sponsors as informed as possible and to ensure they are constantly receiving inner sanctum football access.

    With this, over the coming weeks, we will be looking to host optional Zoom video calls with Player Sponsors and their sponsored player to get the inside scoop and to hear how the players are keeping fit and well.

    Each player will be scheduled a 20 minute in-depth and open chat with all of their Player Sponsors through a Zoom video call, where you will be able to ask any questions you may have.


    I've always enjoyed the player sponsors night and I'm suitably impressed that the club would go to this length to give the players and the player sponsors a chance to say hello to each other
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    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: This is a special club

    Great idea.

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    Re: This is a special club

    What a fantastic idea, the Bulldogs are really special.

    Another great initiative is "Play On" free webinars. (see here) helping the community stay healthy.
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    Re: This is a special club

    Brilliant ... love it.

    I couldn’t imagine a pandemic lockdown without this modern technology. Programs such as Zoom really have made it easier.
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    Re: This is a special club

    Great stuff! We are a great club!
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    Re: This is a special club

    You see? This is why we are so loud and proud.

    This is the greatest football club in the world.
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    Re: This is a special club

    I have the catch-up with Cody on Thursday. If anyone has some questions they would like me to ask, please send me a message and I will see what I can do

    I'll post/share what details I can later this week
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    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: This is a special club

    Possible Q for Cody:
    1. Most challenging issues when no training sessions were allowed at club
    2. Any surprises of note when you joined footy club (things you did not know much about eg different exercises, time spent in things, dietary and mental health guidance etc)
    3. What do to reckon are your best attributes as a player
    4. Did you know anyone at club prior and who has helped you settle in the most?
    5. Of players and coaches - who are a few you would want beside you in a dark night in a strange place that would make you feel a bit safer?

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    Re: This is a special club

    Thanks Josie

    I think it has a time limit of 20 minutes so it will be interesting to see how many questions and answers we can get done in that time.
    Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
    Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: This is a special club

    I struck a bit of fan gold today.

    No other Cody Weightman player sponsor logged on for the zoom catch-up and I had the added bonus of his flat mate Riley Garcia and our commercial manager Nick Truelson on the call as well.

    Both of the Boys spoke very well and talked about the challenges of being away from the club plus how good it's been to be back amongst their team mates.

    I'll add some more details a bit later but I maintain our club has our supporters very much in their mind and does what it can to be innovative with them
    Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
    Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: This is a special club

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I struck a bit of fan gold today.

    No other Cody Weightman player sponsor logged on for the zoom catch-up and I had the added bonus of his flat mate Riley Garcia and our commercial manager Nick Truelson on the call as well.

    Both of the Boys spoke very well and talked about the challenges of being away from the club plus how good it's been to be back amongst their team mates.

    I'll add some more details a bit later but I maintain our club has our supporters very much in their mind and does what it can to be innovative with them
    That's awesome GVG, a well deserved fan experience.

    Look forward to getting some insights.

    Is Cody any chance for round 2?
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    Re: This is a special club

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    That's awesome GVG, a well deserved fan experience.

    Look forward to getting some insights.

    Is Cody any chance for round 2?
    I suspect that with a 5 day turnaround between the next 2 rounds then round 3 might be a more realistic chance for him
    He's clearly focused on his footy and see's himself more as a forward.
    Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
    Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: This is a special club

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I suspect that with a 5 day turnaround between the next 2 rounds then round 3 might be a more realistic chance for him
    He's clearly focused on his footy and see's himself more as a forward.
    Did you get a chance to talk to Riley? How is he going with his recovery? Nick's a great bloke, cousin of Crozier
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    Re: This is a special club

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Did you get a chance to talk to Riley? How is he going with his recovery? Nick's a great bloke, cousin of Crozier
    Riley joined in for all of the call. He was scheduled for a catch-up with his sponsors later in the day. He's progressing very well and with the season being pushed back it opens the door for him just a bit. Positive attitude and see's himself as a midfielder and high half forward.

    Nick is impressive.
    Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
    Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: This is a special club

    Great stuff GVGjr!! And yes, well deserved.

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