DONNYBROOK Football Club has had a massive off-season at VC Mitchell Park with a number of activities, projects and events taking place.
The club hosted their AGM in November and subsequently have voted on a committee to carry them through what they are hoping will be a successful 2013.
Club legend Rod Atherton continues as president while John Cross is his deputy and David Wedderburn is Junior President.
Samantha Dixon takes on the role as club secretary, Casey Dale and Rob McFarlane are Treasurers while Rosie Licciardello heads up the membership team.
Luisa Dale continues as head of the social committee while Neville Clifford takes on all in-house matters again in 2013.
The football department will consist of David Guglielmana, Matt Kendle, Lindsay Dale and John Hearman as the club looks to build on its improvement from last year.
Two new coaches enter the mix this season with Tyrie Howlett in charge of the Colts and former Bridgetown coach Clint Hewson taking on the Reserves.
Both men will be playing in the League side with Shane Smith at the helm entering his second season coaching with the Dons.
There are also a number of sub-committees with a number of people putting their hand up to help the Dons off the field.
A big focus for the club over recent weeks has been the kitchen upgrade.
Last season it was decided the place needed a facelift and after a mountain of work from people far and wide the finished product was unveiled last week.
The first night went off without a hitch as volunteers for the project enjoyed the first batch of meals.
Last year's club person of the year Ann Manea will again be running the kitchen with her legendary Friday night meals set to raise the bar to another level with the new facility in place.
Rod Atherton said that it was a fantastic project and something the club looks forward to utilising.
"The kitchen was a very successful outcome that puts us in a position to function well for our players, members and supporters, " he said.
"It was a great combined effort from a very passionate bunch of people."
Atherton said without the help from a number of those people that the project would not have been possible.
"Dug Cross has been fantastic as Head Supervisor and all the people that contributed their help has been invaluable in getting this over the line," he said.
"We look forward to an increase in activity at the club and will be pleased to cater for all concerned."
Last season's Colts coach Shane Bolton has also been conducting a Friday night runners club with large numbers attending for some fun and fitness over summer.
The program was hugely successful with walkers, runners and joggers of all ages participating in the group which also included some of the Dons players.
Atherton also encouraged members both old and new to sign up to the Dons in 2013.
"Sign up and be part of what should be a fantastic season at the club," he said.
Pre-season training has begun for Colts, Reserves and League players and we will have a full season preview in the coming weeks.