Come along to our AGM

Date: Friday 2 November
Time: 6pm
Venue: MCUE Clubrooms

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up and is your chance to help our club thrive in 2019. All committee positions will be declared vacant and up for election, or you can volunteer your skills in non-committee roles such as merchandise, social committee, team manager or BBQ extraordinaire in the 2019 season.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the club is welcome to attend the AGM, although you will need to be a financial member in order to vote.

It’s always fantastic to have new committee members and fresh ideas to help our club continue to grow and succeed on and off the field, so we look forward to welcoming some new faces on board for 2019.

If you would like to nominate for a committee position, please complete and return the nomination form at least seven days prior to the AGM.

Download an AGM Nomination Form

2018 MCUE memberships

If you’d like to be a member of the Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes Football and Netball Club in 2018, now’s the time to sign up. Get the best value from your membership by joining in time for Round 1.

This year we are offering two non-playing memberships, with the option of a Gold Membership including entry and a record at home games, plus an MCUE polo shirt and cap, or a Blue Membership including entry and a record at home games.

For more information about pricing, how to pay or who to contact with any questions, download a Non Playing Membership Deals 2018 flyer.

Details about player registrations will be coming soon.

Sign up now for MCUE netball trials

Do you want to play netball for MCUE in 2018? Perhaps you know somebody who would love to join our club.

Now’s the time to sign up to take part in the MCUE netball selections for the 2018 season. Trials will be held across three nights in early February. We ask you attend at least two of the three sessions to allow for a fair selection process.

To join the selections, please complete the trial application form to give us a little more information about your netball experience and preferred positions.

Online form (if you have a Google / Gmail account)

Word document form (please return via email to MCUEnetball@gmail.com)

MCUE ready to take on Tigers

A MIXTURE of youth and experience could prove to be the key for Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes as it seeks A Grade netball glory this weekend.

Although the club has significant netball experience from the likes of Tracy Schulz-Cole, Lisa Frow and coach Marie Campbell, they are well supported through some stars of the future.

“Mikaela Cole has shot sensationally well in our last two finals, she is lightning fast and can sink the long bombs – a very exciting player to watch,” Campbell said.

“Fellow young gun shooter Sam Creasy has been an equally reliable contributor in goals and her added height complements Mikaela’s ground game beautifully.”

The Goannas will come up against Wagga Tigers in this weekend’s grand final at Narrandera Sportsground on Saturday, and Campbell believes premiership success is within reach.

“We’ve won two and lost one this year. I’d like to make that a 3-1 record,” she said. “We match up well against Tigers and if we bring our best performance, we will be in with a real chance.”

Campbell wasn’t willing to reveal any secrets ahead of the decider, but said it was pleasing to see the squad’s hard work pay off.

“A wise person once told me that success comes from hard work and the belief you get from putting in the hard work. This element has underpinned our ability to lift to the increased finals intensity,” she said.

A premiership would perfectly cap off a hectic schedule for many of the players during the season.

“Many other aspects of life have to give when you commit to the netball season, but it’s worthwhile when you’re alongside great mates. I wouldn’t do it otherwise,” Campbell said.

MCUE scored a narrow 44 to 42 win over Tigers in the first week of finals, before defeating Collingullie-Glenfield Park by eight goals to go straight through to the decider.

A Grade has proved to be the last team standing for MCUE after a generally successful season that saw all football and netball teams make it into the finals series.

A strong contingent of the Goannas’ faithful will be making the trip to Narrandera on Saturday to cheer the girls on.

The passion of the club’s supporters is not lost on the players.

“Being involved with such a great family club that embodies true community spirit and club pride makes the whole season enjoyable,” Campbell said.

“The increased interaction between the football and netball codes has added a great dynamic this year. The mutual support makes the club stronger.”

MCUE v Tigers
Date: Saturday 23 September
Time: 2.10pm
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground

 

Notice of AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up:

Date: Thursday 5 October
Time: 6.15pm
Venue: MCUE Clubrooms

All positions will be declared vacant and open for nominations and elections. There are also some proposed changes to the Constitution for consideration.

For more information, visit the Coming Events tab.

Quinn Medal Night

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Several of our players and our Club President received accolades at the Riverina FNL’s night of nights, the Quinn Medal Night at Narrandera.

Football
First grade:

  • Nathan Byrne finished sixth

Reserve grade:

  • Cameron Bailey finished fourth
  • Scott Barlin claimed Leading Goalkicker

Netball
A Reserve:

  • Jaimee Smith finished runner-up
  • Kiara Breust finished third

B Grade:

  • Shannon Seaman finished equal first

RFNL Volunteer of the Year: David Griffin

Finals update

There was a spectacular win and some heartbreaking results in the second week of the Riverina FNL finals.

A Grade netball rose to the challenge of taking on Collingullie-GP at Narrandera Sportsground on Saturday. CGP finished on top of the ladder but the Goannas showed what they were made of and worked hard right across the court to claim a decisive eight-goal win and a spot in the grand final.

On Sunday we travelled to Exies Oval at Griffith where our C Grade and B Grade netball and our Reserves and First Grade football were in action. Unfortunately no teams managed to come away with the win, despite some huge efforts and determination to fight to the end.

Netball
C Grade: Turvey Park 37 d MCUE 27
B Grade: Wagga Tigers 39 d MCUE 35

Football
Reserves: Collingullie-GP 12.5 (77) d MCUE 10.12 (72)
Firsts: Griffith 11.13 (79) d MCUE 11.4 (70)

We are enjoying a week off before heading back to Narrandera Sportsground to support the A Grade girls in the Grand Final. Let’s turn the stadium blue and gold and lift the roof cheering the girls home!