My name is Danny Walker and this is my 10th consecutive year as President of the “Mighty Valleys Diehards”.
I first donned the ‘Royal Blue’ jersey with my three brothers way back in 1979. Playing for Valleys has been a family tradition for the Walker family. My father played for Valleys in the 60s and my son James has also played for Valleys, and is now our club junior referee.
2019 was an historic year for the future of Valleys with the announcement of our new major sponsor The Bank Of Queensland - Stafford. We are very excited about our partnership and we are very appreciative of such a fantastic organisation supporting our club. Thank you Bank of Qld Stafford and we are proud to be called the BOQ Stafford Valleys Diehards.
I would like to thank our continuing sponsors and newly appointed sponsors for 2020. I encourage all members to support our sponsors for their generous support of our club.
Our junior registration numbers have increased by 25% in each of the past three years. In comparison to other clubs this is against the trend and currently our numbers are at a ten year high, an outstanding achievement.
I firmly believe a number of club values underpin our recent success. At Valleys we value teamwork, fair play and enjoyment through participation. All our coaches understand that their role primarily is to ensure all players develop a love for rugby league through skill development, getting involved and having fun.
I am extremely excited about the year ahead and I am confident our club will continue to have a great future.
Go the DIEHARDS!!!