Senior Presentation Night a huge success

September 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

160 delighted members attended the clubs annual Presentation Night at The Manningham, where the clubs honours and team awards were presented.

It's the one event of the year where guests enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the season with team mates, parents and partners, Life Members,sponsors, honour the award recipients, swap our hockey gear for their formal attire and finish off the night with dancing. The evening did not dissapoint.

After canape's and champagne Club Chairman Rob Henry got the formal part of the evening under way when he welcomed the Life Members and our major Sponsor Bendigo Bank representatives Ray and Jean Lord and Geoff and Jan Roberts and thanked the many people who have volunteered many hours to help make the club operate.



Under 18 boys deliver the flowers to the volunteers to thank them for their efforts


Ben Dziekan from sponsor Kookaburra presented Heidi Erasmus with the new Kookaburra Most Dedicated Volunteer Coach Award.




Rob Henry and Bob Esselmont present the Bob Esselmont Club Chairmans award to Ken Scott



Jason Henry- Mens Chairperson presented Wayne Da Silva with the Ron Todero Mens Chairmans award for Waynes many years of involvment as the Mens Chair of selectors in the club.

Pops.jpgWayne Da Silva receives the Ron Todero Mens Chairmans award from Rob Henry


This was followed by the Mens section awards. Click here to view all Mens teams award recipients


David Mander receives the Best Player MMetro 3


Cam Muir presents Josh Simmonds with the Colt Award



Luke Evered- SL1 Coaches award


John Henry presents Justin Ellis with the John Henry SL1 Best Player  shield


Womens Chairperson Sarah Gaskill then made a wonderful speech, thanking her many helpers, and summarising the successful womens section season. She presented the Womens Chairpersons award to Annette 'Stotty' Stott for her many years of dedication.

This was followed by the team awards. Click here to view the recipients of the 2012 Womens teams awards


Jacqui Allen receives the Best player for Metro 2 with Sarah Gaskill and Rob Henry


Andrea 'Philly Snow presents Izzy Peskett with the Filly Award


SL1 Coach Daniel Clancy presents Liz Flack with the SL1 Coach award


Helen Padget presents Meg Pearce with the Helen Padget Trophy-SL1 Best player award

The formal proceedings finished with the auction of Russell Fords London Olympic shirt.


Mark Sullivan wins the auction of the signed and framed Olympian Russell Ford shirt


Thank you to the organisers of the event- Stu Campbell, Mark Clutton and Andrea Snow.

Thank you also to the many volunteers who have helped the clubs operations throughout the year.

Special thanks to the club executive.

Thanks also to Reg Pearce for taking the photos on the night.