Sign-on day boosts Golden Point numbers

GOLDEN Point seems well on the way to re-establishing itself as a strength in the junior ranks of the Ballarat Football League.

The club has struggled with playing numbers during past seasons, but its recent junior sign-on day was a huge hit, providing a significant boost for the Dragons’ registrations in both football and netball.

“The sign-on day went really well, with heaps of new faces,” Dragons president Rob Baker said.

“We had about 60 kids sign up, of which two-thirds of them were new [to the club].”

The club still has some availability for new players across all grades of football and netball, with Baker confident that the Dragons will field sides in all junior divisions in 2013.

Things look strong off-field at Golden Point as well. Baker and his committee are working hard to ensure all non-playing structures are firmly in place.

“We’ve got our committee in place, coaches in place for all age groups and our volunteer levels have been 20,000 times better [than previous years],” he said.

Ballarat Football League operations manager Aaron Nunn is delighted with the steps taken by the Dragons.

The Dragons’ under-16s, who enjoy an excellent pathway to senior football and netball through senior identity East Point, have started pre-season training at White Flat Reserve on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm.

Training for all other grades will commence from Tuesday, March 5 at the same ground from 4.30pm.

Anyone interested in joining the Dragons for season 2013 can contact Baker by phone on 0408 162 906 or by e-mail at