Stalwart of the Club, Jack Noone, has announced his retirement from VFL football to focus on his career. Noone has been at Sandringham since 2014, playing 93 games and kicking 14 goals. He has played on both tall and small defenders and has been a general in the backline in his 6 years with the Zebras. In 2019 Noone was awarded ‘Best Team Player’.
Noone looked back on his time at the Club with fond memories.
“I still remember feeling sheepish about accepting a spot on the list because I arrived late in the preseason and felt as though I had far exceeded my expectations just by making onto a VFL list”.
“From the moment I walked in the door, I have felt a profound connection to the Club. I grew up in Sandringham and played for East Sandy as a youngster”.
“As I reflect on my time at Sandy I am overwhelmed with lasting memories – from my first game in the development league in 2014, to the 6 finals I played in, to all the training nights at the Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval.”
“I am deeply grateful to the Sandringham Football Club for the last 6 years. I have loved my time at Sandy immensely and will cherish my years as a Sandringham player forever”.
“Sandringham Football Club is a truly special place, and this is undoubtedly because of the people that have shaped the Club. I will always feel so lucky that I was able to share this journey with so many wonderful people”
“I have learnt an enormous amount about myself through playing VFL football and have grown so much as a person. Sandringham Football Club will always be a part of my identity”.
“I will always support the Club and look forward to cheering the boys on for years to come.
Sandringham Football and Recruitment Manager, Josh Vella, spoke highly of the impact Noone has had on the Club.
“Jack has been a leadership group member and team leader with the Club and has been invaluable for the culture”.
"We wish him all the best and he will always be welcome back at the Zebras".