2019 South Adelaide Football Club AGM - Life Memberships and Service Merit Certificates
2019 South Adelaide Football Club AGM - Life Memberships and Service Merit Certificates.
Last night, the South Adelaide Football Club celebrated the life member inductees for 2019, Darren Trevena, Paul Kristoris and Matthew Jeffrey at the Annual General Meeting.
Darren Trevena joined South Adelaide in 1988 from South Launceston. He played 162 SANFL matches, as well as winning the 1990 Knuckey Cup over his career. Trevena was captain in 1994 and 1995. In addition to this, Trevena played over 300 State League games across South Australia and Tasmania and is also a member of the AFL Tasmania Hall of Fame.
Over the past 30 years, Paul Kristoris has been a long-term sponsor of the club with Leader Computers. He was also the South Adelaide Football Club Chairman from 1993 1996 and was heavily involved in the clubs move to Noarlunga. Kristoris has continued his outstanding support of the football club, not only through Leader Computer, but also as a Kingstonian Member.
Matthew Jeffrey is a worthy recipient of Life Membership after having first started at South Adelaide in 1999. Jeffrey played a pivotal role in the Player Welfare Committee in 1994 and 1995, but it is with the stats team that he has been an invaluable volunteer resource.
South Adelaide Football Club, CEO Neill Sharpe stated, "Not since Torvil and Deane has there been such an important double team in Matt and Gary Matters, doing the stats four South Adelaide."
"Coaches rely on them heavily and Matt has been an integral part of our football program for 20 year" said Sharpe.
5 Year Service Merit Certificate
- - Matthew Austin (U18 Assistant Coach)
- - Chloe Wegener (League and Reserves Trainer)
- - Jordan Smith (League and Reserves Trainer)
10 Year Service Merit Certificate
- - Tony Barbaro (Reserves Team Manager) (Absent)
- - Aaron Barbaro (League and Reserves Trainer) (Absent)
- - Edna Vanderham (U16 Team Manager and assistant for Boys Development Squad/Panther Academy)
- - Bryce Heath (Match Day Assistant Assistant)
- - Kellie Paisley (Split 50/50 Raffle/Jimmy Deane's)
Special Mention acknowledgement went to Peter Cochinos, who created outstanding work on compiling player profiles on every player who played a league match for the South Adelaide Football Club. This would have taken thousands of hours of research and work.
The South Adelaide Football Club would again, like to congratulate all recipients from the night.
Bryce Heath accepting 5 Year Service Merit Certificate from Margaret Nyland AM (left picture) & Kelly Paisley accepting 10 Year Merit Certificate from Margaret Nyland AM (right picture).