Dear St Bedes/Mentone Tigers Community,
The last few SBMT COVID-19 updates have included some predictions for the financial outcomes for us as a club as a result of the drastically affected 2020 season. The SBMT Board would like to extend thanks to our broad Tiger family for the wonderful messages of support and encouragement that have been coming through to the club email. As a community we are determined to make it through this difficult time together.
Even though our players have not been able to play this season, the club has incurred significant costs to be prepared for season 2020 as we would for any season. This includes amongst other things insurance, equipment, merchandise, utility bills, footy jumpers and a substantial amount in the football operations department.
To enable the club to continue to provide the opportunity to play football into the future for our players from our seniors down to the smallest kids, there is a portion of the 2020 subs needed to cover costs. We have already heard from a number of our community members who intend donating their entire 2020 subs to the club. In order that we can plan for the future, we are asking players and families to confirm their intentions for their 2020 subs via the following link:
For any players or families donating their full 2020 subs, there is the option via this link to tell us your preferred name to be included in formal and permanent recognition on display at the Club. At SBMT we want to ensure the club members who pledge their 2020 subs are remembered for years and generations to come, for their assistance to keep our Tigers roaring into 2021 and beyond.
Via the above link, players may also request a refund of half their 2020 subs. This link will be active until the end of August, after which time no refund option will be available. For any players or families experiencing hardship and requiring further support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
As we have stated previously, this is an exceptional time in our history and we are being asked to work together as a community in ways we never have before. We are confident that working together, our strong and resilient SBMT community will get through the other side of this.
Lou Prichard Nicholson
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers AFC
1. To purchase ground signage at the Brindisi St oval at a discounted price of $770 (including GST) for the remainder of 2020 as well as the whole 2021 season, email email@example.com .
2. Support our SBMT wine fundraiser! $60 from every dozen sold goes to our club. The feedback so far is that the wine is terrific, and perfect for the upcoming cold nights in lockdown. The labels display the SBMT emblem and there are 3 whites and 3 reds to choose from. Enjoy a local wine whilst staying COVID-safe at home and support the club at the same time!
3. For SBMT Merchandise, follow the link to our online store:
Choose from a selection of scarves, beanies, hoodies, polos, puffer jackets and vests with a combination of old and new logos!
4. Follow this link to take out an SBMT club membership and back the mighty Tigers: