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In the Birds' Nest


This week's 'In the Birds' Nest' column is a bumper edition that continues to keep YOU, the Moroka Swallows supporter, up-to-date with all the developments at the club.

'OPERATION SEARCH AND FIND':

The Moroka Swallows Operation 'Search and Find' Roadshow continues and the following meetings are set to take place:

All branches from Ekurhuleni will meet on Sunday, May 14 at 10am at Keketso School Hall in Phoko section, Katlehong.

Other meetings are scheduled for:

Sunday, May 14 at 9am: Batloung School Sebokeng, Masuna papa, Sharpville, 31 Ramano Street Saulsville, Pretoria

On Sunday, May, 21 all branches from Tshwane will meet at Odi sports centre at 10am.

STADIUM NEWS:

Moroka Swallows is committed to taking the club back to its roots and playing home games in Soweto. However, the 2010 stadium renovation plans have made all current stadiums in Soweto unavailable. We have had a meeting with the 2010 project management team and will have a report back by the end of May on available stadiums for the 2006/07 season.

THANKS MASWAISWAI!

We are off the field, but on the road to prepare for a new season in which we will be celebrating our 60-year anniversary, and that means no resting in the nest. We extend a word of appreciation to all you Birds loving people for the support you have given to our team during this difficult and painful season. We couldn't have finished in (fourth) position without your support.

Sipho Xulu
Supporter and Heritage Manager

GENERAL INFORMATION:

New email addresses.

Please note that the following new email addresses:

and

STAFF RESTRUCTURING:

Supporters and Marketing Division:

The club's new management committee has made the following re-structuring changes to ensure improved marketing structures for the upcoming season.

Michelle Varner has been appointed the club's Event Manager and will be responsible for all event co-ordination relating to match day entertainment, club functions, social responsibility and related events. She will also oversee the marketing of the dancers and Ladies Team.

With ongoing focus on the new supporters club, by celebrating our rich history and consolidating Birds supporters nationwide, Sipho Xulu has been appointed the club's Supporter and Heritage Manager. He will be responsible for consolidating the history of the club, the clubs Masters Team, past players and administrators, as well as general supporter co-ordination and strategy.

NEW PRO POST:

The new season will see a concerted drive to develop the next generation of Moroka Swallows supporters with a strong focus on youth. We are currently looking to appoint a new PRO to champion this drive.

All supporters and members of the public who have the following attributes may apply:

- Excellent soccer knowledge
- Passion for Moroka Swallows and South African soccer
- Young, dynamic, well-spoken, and easy going
- Established soccer and media network
- Excellent PR, marketing and 'Spin Doctor' skills
- Sports Marketing, PR, media and journalistic degree or diploma a bonus

Please send an updated CV to or fax it to (011) 484 2727.

Till the next time!

Ndizani Maswaiswai!

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Wednesday, November 8
Castle Premiership
Swallows v BidVest Wits
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Saturday, November 11
Castle Premiership
Kaizer Chiefs v Swallows
Venue: FNB Stadium

Wednesday, November 22
Telkom Knockout
Ajax Cape Town v Swallows
Venue: Greenpoint Stadium

Sunday, November 5
Telkom Knockout
1-2 v BP United
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
1-0 v Arrows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
1-2 v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

POLL
How far will Swallows finish this season
First position
30%
Top three
21%
Top eight
49%