YEARS ON COMMITTEE AND POSITIONS HELD OF GUFC (from to):
1984 – Joined Club (5 years team manager)
1986/1988 Point Score Recorder on old manual board.
1989/90 Competition Secretary incorporating previous position.
1991 News Editor producing Club Magazine.
1992 Ground Controller.
1993 Committee Person
1998 Registrar = Junior/Senior
2004/2010 Committee Person
2007/2009 Grant Applications
The many people I met during the time some of which are still good friends. Working with my wife who supervised the Canteen for 8 years. 1996 AL1’s becoming Minor Premiers , Premiers and State Champion of Champions. Watching son progress from junior player to junior coach and referee to senior team manager and assistant to Harry Johnston in the Boomerang Bar.
Arranged building of storage rooms between toilet block and existing club house. 1992 Began extending No.2 field to accommodate senior teams (previously only suitable for junior games). 1995 Commenced presentation nights for senior teams as an outside function. 1996 Started Sunday afternoon BBQ’s
Great match reports for the magazine produced by Graham Thornley for the famous AL11/AL13 of the 90’s. Such stories could only be written by Graham. If you would like to sample some of the wonderful reports from this era a number of the reports are attached. Here is an excerpt:
** Match day arrives and sees a bumper crowd at the cauldron, numbering in thousands. President Ray has the BBQ going flat out with sausage and steak sandwiches. Jan and the girls are doing a roaring business in the canteen. Uncle Harry and Dave are going great guns behind the bar. The AL-13 ‘s are having trouble keeping Chadwick away from the food.
** The PL-1’s are pretty confident and have stuck to their regular pre-match routine the night before – Meet at Gymea Pub – then onto the Tradies – then on to the Casino – then back to Carmens – then back to the Cross for breakfast at the Beef & Bourbon – then home for a couple of hours sleep before the big match.