I am delighted to be welcoming you, as club Chairman, in this, our second season in the National First Division of South African Football.
During the season ahead we will witness a number of changes and we will face a number of challenges. As per our mission statement, the club has constantly mentioned that it is time for Milano United football club to become a more professional and modern football club both on and off the pitch and this season we welcome a number of new faces to the playing side as well as the technical department, to assist us in achieving our club objectives.
I have for a long time believed that we have the ability and fire power at Milano, to do extremely well on the pitch and to rightfully claim our position amongst the elite clubs of SA football in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), 2013/2014 will be no different.
This new season we have retained the core players who performed so well last year. We are bolstering the playing side with a hoast of new, experienced faces and also see Theodore Hempe, once more leading a team of coaches, as well as players with his wealth of experience and his fresh approach to coaching.
Whilst new players and a fresh approach can inject vigour and ambition, they cannot guarantee success. To me, this comes down to the attitude of the players, the coaches, the supporters and the committee. I do believe that if our attitude both on and off the pitch is right then success will follow.
Over the last year we have seen the successful formation of our Milano United football club academy. Members of the academy continue to show the desire of transforming our football club to a global power and continue to impress in the local South Peninsula organisation.
Finally, and most importantly, I hope that everyone enjoys their time at Milano United football club this season. Whilst success on the pitch is what any club ultimately aims for, enjoyment is why we play, watch and become involved with football and enjoyment should be at the heart of every football club.
In this spirit I would ask everyone to invite all their friends and family to the club and help make Milano United football club a family friendly football club where everyone involved has a tremendous amount of fun.
With best wishes,
(Chairman, Milano United Football Club)