The Melbourne Knights 2010 jersey presentation and player auction took off last Saturday night. Distinguished guests, players and sponsors were all in attendance for an intimate evening with Gola Gitara and outgoing Master of Ceremonies Frankie Franji?.
The Melbourne Croatia Social Club hosted over 150 people which saw the Knights raise over 35,000 in pledges which will dramatically help the club in the first few months of the season.
Newly arrived imports Tomislav Škara and Tomislav Pleš modelled the new 2010 season jersey which was produced by Mitre. The kits are a return to the past – a plain red shirt, white shorts and blue socks as the home strip and plain all white for the away. Both feature the much loved old Knights logo which the club campaigned hard to get back.
At the end of last season, the club was in tatters. The chairman had left, the players followed suit and it looked as though there would be no new committee to keep the club going. Ange Cimera took the job up vowing not to let the ‘club go down the drain’. He assembled a small committe which has worked tirelessly to get to where they are now. The club has returned to its old logo, returned to a traditional strip, forged a new sister-club relationship with Toronto Croatia, reached out to fellow Croatian clubs such as St. Albans and North Geelong in the hope of realising that we are stronger united rather than divided.
1. Ante Lon?ari? (VC) – Bilic Homes
2. Ryan Filipovi? – Melbourne Croatia Fans
3. Scott Lucas – XL Concrete
4. Ben Surey – Prostruct Construction
5. Bryan Bran – George Maric Concreting
6. Daniel Rocco (VC) – Save the Land Inc.
7. Liam Cannell – St. Albans Dinamo
8. Josip Magdi? – Melbourne Croaita Fans
9. Tomislav Pleš – DDK Interiors
10. Ivica Praiz – Melbourne Accounting
11. Kevin Townson – MC Labour Hire
12. Adrian Zahra – Nu Tune Autos
13. Tomislav Škara – Melbourne Croatia SC
14. Jean-Charles Dubois – Melbourne Knights Juniors
15. Anthony Colosimo – Racecourse Motor Co.
16. Jacob Colosimo – Melbourne Accounting
20. Tiago Rodrigues – Croatian Golf Club Melbourne
21. Matthew Vrbec – ENS Steelfixing
Mirko Rasto?i? ‘Rus’ – Melbourne Knights Seniors
Coaching Staff – Ivan Ðuzel, Paul Magdi? and Mate Grgi? – Shine Car Wash, AHD Melbourne, MC Labour Hire, Shine Car Wash, Melbourne Croatia Fans, Eltrax
Full article in this week’s CroExpress