Our senior presentation night held on Friday 13th October saw the club celebrate two senior premierships, most of our senior men and women teams playing in finals, and the awarding of Life Membership. Congratulations to our award winners and our latest life member.
Life Membership is the highest honour we can offer any club member. It is not an award we issue automatically every year, but one that is only awarded if it is earned.
Our latest Life Member is a very appropriate appointment as the club begins our second decade of existence, as our successful first decade is underpinned by what his leadership and expertise, and Greg’s work stands us in great stead for our second decade.
Greg has played more than 300 games for Sandringham, Southern United and many games for Victoria.
But Greg’s special contribution is as a steady and strategic hand throughout the merger of our clubs, in managing our finances and protecting our long term future.
Greg’s great, and probably unrecognised contribution is that he actually makes it cheaper to play hockey than it should be. He is disciplined in keeping our costs under control, agrees great deals with the council on our behalf, maximises interest revenue, ensures that we are funded into the future. This is no small job, many hours of dedication and expertise over more than a decade.
Greg responded to this award, first by thanking Phoebe Willcock for her fabulous support and encouragement. Greg thanked the many volunteers and committee members who contribute to the club being successful. Greg encouraged everyone at the club to consider what they could do to help and to get involved.
|Best & Fairest||Runner Up||Coach’s Award|
|Men’s Premier League||Josh Ephraums||Waseem Ahmad||Mackenzie Thompson|
|Men’s Premier League Reserves||Carlin Walker||Daniel Sweeney|
|Men’s Pennant A||Thomas Curtis||Felix Harvey|
|Men’s Pennant D||Nick Davey||Simon Wilcock|
|Men’s Pennant E||Ted Harvey||Thomas Lewis|
|Men’s Pennant F||Phillip Clarke||Stephen Attard|
|Men’s Metro A SE||Scott Collie||Adam Nelson|
|Men’s Metro B SE||Nicholas Fitzgerald||Marco Boshoff|
|Most Improved Junior||Craig Marais|
|Women’s PL||Megan Hull||Amy Lawton||Emily Hamilton Smith|
|Women’s PLR||Ashleigh Jones & Samantha Chew||Bridie Storton|
|Women’s Pennant B||Angela Hill-Rennie||Simone Hill-Rennie|
|Women’s Pennant F||Evie Stansby||Jenny Aschoff|
|Women’s Metro A SE||Jane O’Neill||Nicola Briggs|
|Women’s Metro B SE||Alex Siedle||Marlene Lothian|
|Most improved junior playing seniors||Samantha Chew|
|Men’s Masters 35A||David Fisher|
|Mens Masters 45A||Richard Thompson|
|Men’s Masters 45B SE||Murray Stimson|
|Men’s Masters 45D||Mark Siedle|
|Women’s Masters 35B SE||Karina Staropoulos|
|Best new player to Masters||Theo Hughes|
|President’s Award||Phoebe Willcock|
|The Umpire’s Award||Jackie Jacob|
|Junior President’s Award||Chris Silvers|
|Junior Club person’s award||Pim Okhuizen|