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2015 Season Preview

The AJAX Football Club will commence season 2015 on the weekend with many new initiatives and personnel set to be unfurled.

Since his appointment as Senior Coach back in September last year, Marty Pask alongside his assistants Rob Paterson, Nick Gold and Leon Burstin, have set new standards and expectations of the playing group.

Internal predictions of the season ahead have been overwhelmingly positive. “We are really confident we’ve got both the coaching staff and players in place to have a ripper season across our four teams,” AJAX FC President Ronnie Lewis told the AJN. 

Coming off a gruelling five-month pre-season which included a highly successful educational camp as well as four promising practice match hit-outs, the groundwork and preparation has been done and all is in readiness for round one.

Entering a new and unchartered phase without a host of big names, the club is confident the group at hand has the drive and ability to create their own success.

“It’s been great to get to know the boys over the summer and what I have learnt is that they are a committed, hardworking and talented group that will use the fitness base they have, with their pace and skill to execute a game plan that will play to these strengths,” Senior Coach Marty Pask told the AJN.

“The group is young, well led by our on-field leaders and raring to go.” Coming off an injury-riddled 2014, Nick Marks will once again captain the seniors and be well supported by an influencer group, a new initiative for 2015.

Lewis spoke glowingly of Pask’s initial contribution to the club, praising the innovation and ideas he has brought to the table. “Marty is a consummate professional and a very hard working guy,”

Supporters can expect a much fitter and even side in season 2015. “Hopefully people will see a unified group and a spirited team that genuinely want to play football for each other,” Pask said.

“We hope to have an even spread amongst the group and not have to rely on two or three players to win us games.”

The club will have a very good problem on their hands prior to round one, boasting a large number of players to choose from, creating a healthy environment in which players will be fighting for spots.

Adam Slade-Jacobson will once again take the reins as reserves coach while Daniel Slonim will coach the thirds for the first time.

An exciting and new initiative for the club is the introduction of AJAX’s first ever women’s team, the ‘Jackettes’ who will compete in the VWFL on Sundays, part of a double-header with the thirds.

The reserves will kick their season off on Saturday at 11:40am at Junction Oval against Old Melburnians, followed by the seniors at 2pm.

Written by Aaron Fetter    

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Club Sponsors For 2015 Season

The successful running of our Club is dependent on the generous commitment and support of our sponsors.

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of Teska Carson as our Major Club Sponsor for 2015. As a leading commercial real estate agency, we are proud to have such a strong brand behind our club.

In addition we are delighted to have the continued support of Antler Luggage, Barton Glass, The Pratt Foundation and Eskal as Club Sponsors. We also welcome Sound Insurance Services and South Yarra BMW as first time Club Sponsors for 2015.

We are also greatly appreciative to our Club Supporters, namely Spotlight Foundation, The Dental Co., Knight Building Group, Plascorp, Bendigo Bank Caulfield Park Community Branch and Oasis Orthopaedic Group.

We would like to make special mention of our loyal Jackas supporters who have once again pledged their annual support at Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. Your support makes a huge difference to the success of the Club both on and off the field. Likewise to our all our Club advertisers and supporters.

We strongly encourage all our members and supporters to get behind our sponsors in every way possible and to utilize their products and services wherever they can.

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Pre-Season Camp

Belief & Enthusiam - words that are often bandied about early in a season. But these are more than just words to the close-knit group of players representing the Ajax Football Club in 2015.

With one of the largest ever turn-outs at an Ajax pre-season camp, more than 50 players took part in the 2015 pre-season camp place last weekend at Grossmans Country Cottages in Torquay. 

Players, coaches and committee members all left the 2-day camp with an air of expectation and excitement for the 2015 season ahead.

A 6.00AM start on Saturday morning was always going to be a tough assignment, but as has happened in all of the pre-season training sessions, the players hit the track with enthusiasm and purpose for new coach, Marty Pask.

Following a hearty breakfast provided by "Rocky" (club stalwart Peter Rockman), everyone present, players and committee members alike, were treated to an inspirational session with Assistant coach, Rob Patterson, who was left a paraplegic after being hit by a semi-trailer while on a training ride over 20 years ago. His injuries where multiple and severe, and included a spinal injury in his lower back, his pelvis was fractured in 7 places, major fracture in his arm and a skull fracture. Now a highly regarded coach in his field, Rob imparted his experiences in overcoming adversity in life, and related it back to the adversities the players can face on a footy field, and their lives.

Coach Pask then addressed the players and set out the on-field game plan for the players for the coming season, and introduced the "influence" group who will be the leaders of the club, both on and off the field, in 2015.

The main training session in the afternoon was a solid 2-hour hit out for the playing group, before taking a well earned recovery session in the surf at Torquay.

Some free time late on Saturday afternoon allowed the players to prepare for the evening social activities, including a player BBQ, at which all of the players dressed as their favourite AFL player. At this point, readers will have to understand that what happens on camp ... stays on camp!

More than a few sore heads woke at 6.30AM on Sunday for another early morning training session. After a light workout, the players gathered as a group and sang the Ajax club song as a sign of solidarity for the season to come.

The 2-day camp is just the start of the campaign for the Ajax Football Club in 2015. New Coach, Marty Pask, has brought a fresh attitude to the club, which has strengthened the resolve of the players to achieve success in the coming season.

Three trial matches follow in the next 3 weeks, followed by an intra-club match at Moorabbin on Erev Pesach (see the schedule below)

Trial Matches

Trial matches have been scheduled as follows

Saturday March 14 v University Blacks    Venue:  Bulleen (Oval 1)

Saturday March 21 v Aspendale              Venue:Aspendale

Sunday March 29 v Montmorency            Venue:Montmorency

Good Friday April 3  Intra-Club                 Venue:Moorabbin

 The club looks forward to seeing all of the club supporters attending the trial matches. 

 

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