2018 AGM ANNUAL REPORT
Download the 2018 Annual Report here.
2019 COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
The 2019 Committee was voted in at the AGM last night. Thank you to all of our committee members for continuing to volunteer your time and congratulations on your appointment. A big thank you also goes to all of our outgoing committee members!
President: Dennis Meredith
Assistant Secretary: Ash Fechner
Vice President Senior Men: Adrian Selder
Vice President Senior Women: Sarah Harrsion
Vice President Juniors: Rebecca Anderson
Committee Member: Tess Mayes
Committee Member: Trevor Cibich
Committee Member: Vacant
Expressions of interest for vacant positions.
The Management Committee will look to fill any vacancies over the coming weeks. Any member who believes they can contribute should contact Dennis via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0416 955 082.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDS
Congratulations to Guy Wightman and Sarah Harrison who were awared life membership. Details of their nominations are included below.
Guy commenced playing for the Port Adelaide District Hockey Club around the age of 10-12 years approx. Marilyn Young invited him to play after having participated in the Largs Bay Primary School team in approximately 1981. He played all his junior hockey here. After a break of around 3 years (and at the request of his terminally ill mother, Heather) he returned to the PADHC at the age of 21. He has continued to play (and manage, coach represent on the committee) uninterrupted ever since. This would be from 1992 until 2018 a period of 26 years.
Guy brought both his niece and nephew (Tash and Michael Wightman) to the club and coached a number of junior teams from around 1993 – 1998. Somewhere in the period of 1998-2002 he served as Junior Coordinator on the committee for 2 years and continued to coach junior grades between this period. He continued to play/manage during 2002 to 2006 he reprised his coaching role with the Under 9’s when his son Drew commenced playing. This continued from 2006 through to 2010. He served as a general committee member for around 2 years around 2010-2012. He moved into a senior coaching role with the Metro 1 Women in 2015. Coaching for 3 seasons and winning one premiership and 2 runners up.
As a player himself he has won in excess of 15 Premierships across Metro 1 through to Metro 4 and Veterans/Masters. He has participated in 3 Masters Games and in 2010 was awarded the William “Bill” Drewett Award for playing service to the club. He captained/coached the Metro 4 (Muppets) side to 3 or 4 premierships in more recent years and in 2018 has stepped backed up to Metro 3 where he again manages the side.
Throughout the 2000’s he has been an integral part of “the hill” on Grand Final days supplying canopies, support and creating video content as an everlasting memory of club success for all to share. His dedication to off season working bees, general maintenance, managing “roasts on the spit” for club home days, not to mention complete renovation of the club kitchen in the “new millennium” has been second to none. Examples such as ice machine and the like, employing club members such as David Reid. Whilst he may not gain points for years spent on committees, there isn’t a person in the last 25 years at the club that could doubt his love, enthusiasm and complete commitment to the Port Adelaide District Hockey Club. He would rather give up playing completely than move to another club. He is the true definition of “club man”.
Summary of achievements:
- Playing record: 1982-1989, 1992-2018, from Under 10’s, across most grades right up to Premier League (1 match 1998)
- Premierships: 15+
- State rep: SA Masters (+45’s)
- 3 years coaching Metro 1 ladies (1 flag, 2 runners up): 2015-17
- 2 years coaching Metro 5/6 ladies (aka 69ers) 2011/12
- Coach of numerous junior sides various age groups (approx. 8 seasons in total)
- Coach/Manager Metro 4 Men 4 years
- Manager Metro 3 Men 2018
- Management Committee: 3 years (2010-2012)
- Junior Coordinator 2 years
- Performed maintenance in various capacities at the club
Sarah (affectionately known as Harry) commenced playing with the Club in 1998. She first made the Premier League team in 2000 and has played in 18 consecutive Grand Finals – winning 14 premiership medals. This magnificent record is unparalleled in the history of Hockey in this State. Sarah’s record of success, both from a team and individual point of view, places her at the highest echelon of performers across our club’s rich history. The numbers speak for themselves. However, they do not accurately reflect how she has been a unifying figure, not just with her uncompromising style of play and the setting of the finest example on the training track, but when there have been times of crisis and the team has been up against it, Sarah both as captain and player has led by example and more often than not come out on top. It is staggering to this day how this has not been recognized with an association medal, but to win 4 Magpie medals and 6 MVP’s in a side littered with State and Australian representation, and with unprecedented team success, speaks volumes for her on-field contribution.
Sarah’s work on both the social and sponsorship committee’s has been outstanding, with numerous large and small sponsorships garnered particularly in recent years in a time where sponsorships have been hard to find in general for sporting clubs. She has been the driving force behind a vibrant social program for the club for a decade now.
Summary of achievements:
- Commenced playing at the Club 1998
- Premier League player since 2000
- Premier League Premierships: 14
- Premier League Captain: 2009 – current time
- Magpie Medals: 4
- MVP’s: 6
- Marilyn Young playing services award 2016
- Suns 2003-2013
- State U16-18-21 1998-2006
- U16 Australian Schoolgirls 2000
- Coached PADHC U17’s/18s 3 years
- Coached division 2 Women
- Social committee 10 years
- Management committee 3 years
- Sponsorship committee 5 years