Looking back at 2017

2017 has been a huge season for the Lilli Pilli Berries. We had many challenges and exciting developments at the start of the season and it continued right through to October.

1/ We welcomed and established ourselves at one of the new Council parks at Greenhills. We're looking forward to taking the many lessons learnt and making sure the venue continues to provide a great space for the football community.

2/ We completed a series of developments at Glenn McGrath Oval including an extended canteen/BBQ area and new seating. With our works now complete, GMO is an awesome carnival of miniroos and competition football every weekend.

3/ At Lilli Pilli Oval we've moved past our earlier plans for synthetic and step one in our precinct plans was completed by Council. The new irrigation system, the new surface and our reduced use saw the field remain in shape through to Grand Finals that we hosted this year for the first time in many years.

4/ Our DA for Lilli Pilli Oval has been approved and we're now planning the execution of a major clubhouse upgrade that includes a 2nd change room, new canteen, better storage and new public toilets.

Around 1600 players registered and played for us this season and we had 32 competition teams make semi finals, we saw 3 teams in State Cup Finals and 6 teams qualify for Champion of Champions competition.

We're looking forward to taking a break and starting the planning for an epic 2018 season.

A huge thanks to all our volunteers, our coaches and managers and everyone who has contributed to making 2017 a great success.

2017 PLAYER SERVICE AWARDS

We'd like to congratulate the numerous players who have hit big milestones in their football playing years at Lilli Pilli FC. Particular congrats to Phil Hollands on hitting 40 Years in 2017! All the details are on the attached image. Any questions, please contact Dave Gregson 0414 515 831

Further to this earlier announcement regarding playing years of service, we are also delighted to announce four further awards will be made in 2017. Congrats to :
Matthew Bartlett AL13 : 15 Years
Dylan Hensby A6 : 15 Years
Luke Ireland O35C : 15 Years and
Daniel Ross-Hopkins AL6 : 10 Years