Club Awards

Nominate an amazing person for our club awards. Someone, who loves to go beyond the normal participation.

Email: wodongahockey@gmail.com  Ensure to include a full reason why you’re nominating the person.

Marg Darmody Best Club Person Perpetual Trophy
Noel Mason Youth Encouragement Award
Elaine Behrens Rookie of the Year Award
George Family Shield Coach of the Year Award
Jan Hynes Manager Award
Myers Endeavour Award
Legend Status

Marg Darmody Best Club Person Perpetual Trophy

Donated by Marg Darmody in 2010

  • This award was previously known as the Best Club Person Perpetual Award, inaugurated in 1988.  In 2010, the trophy was renamed in honour of and donated by Marg Darmody.
  • Marg was awarded Life Membership in 2001 having been involved in every aspect of the Club, especially as a member of the Committee.  Marg started playing hockey at Tallangatta High (Secondary) School and played for Wodonga women from 1984.
  • The award may be presented each year to a senior club member
  • The award recognises the person’s efforts throughout the year. It is awarded to a person whose contributions to the club is of the highest standard and exceeds that which is generally expected

Noel Mason Youth Encouragement Award

Donated by Noel Mason in 1993

  • The award will be presented at Junior Presentation;
  • This award was donated by Noel Mason in 1993. Noel’s importance to the Club is reflected in his Life Membership in 1988, and the naming of the Noel Mason Honour Board.
  • His was the Club’s first Life Membership.  Noel was committed to passing on his playing skills by coaching young players. It is fitting that this award supports the junior members, who are the future of the Club.
  • The award may be presented each year to a male and to a female club member
  • The member must be a junior club member, a person who plays or is eligible to play in the junior competition
  • The award recognises the person’s personal qualities and their achievements (as player, umpire, supporter, coach, canteen assistant, Come & Try or schools assistant) during the year
  • The award is to encourage their continued involvement in the game and in club activities

Elaine Behrens Rookie of the Year Award

Donated by Elaine Behrens in 1995

  • This award was instigated and donated by Elaine Behrens in 1995.  Elaine was recognised as a Life Member in 1994, for her dedication, and integral commitment to the amalgamation of the three clubs which now form the Wodonga Hockey Club.
  • Elaine was enthusiastic in her recruitment, hence this award, recognising the importance of new members. 
  • The award may be presented each year to a male or a female Club member in their first year with the Club
  • The award recognises the person’s efforts throughout the year. It is awarded to a person whose contributions to the club exceed that expected of a player or member

George Family Shield Coach of the Year Award

Donated by the George Family in 2004

  • This award was instigated and donated by the George Family in 2004. The family has a Club history since 1984, with Dawn awarded a Life Membership in 1996. Dale contributed greatly on Committee as Treasurer and President, as well as playing, coaching, and umpiring.
  • Shae has been recognised for her playing and coaching skills and as an Australian Country player. Dawn, Dale and Shae can all attest that a great coach, team unity and communication are the keys to a successful winning team.
  • The award recognises the unique contribution a coach/coaches has made to a team and the Club.
  • It also recognises their efforts to strive for team unity and their ability to communicate with team players.

Jan Hynes Manager Award

Donated by the Hynes Family in 2015

  • This award was donated as a memorial by the Hynes Family in 2015. Jan had a friendly smile, a happy approach to life, and always said hello to everyone.
  • Jan contributed to the Club as a player, committee member and canteen volunteer. Jan is especially remembered for her substantial contributions as a team manager for the teams she and her son’s Andrew and Tom played in.
  • Jan passed away suddenly at the age of 49 in 2011.  This award is a tribute to her memory.
  • The award recognises the unique contribution a manager has made to a team and the Club.
  • It also recognises their efforts to strive for team unity and their ability to communicate with team players.

Myers Endeavour Award

Donated by Dianne Myers and family in 1990

  • The award will be presented at Senior Presentation
  • This award was donated by Dianne Myers in 1990.  Dianne was Vice-President in 1990, President in 1991 and 1992 and coach of Division 1 women, when her daughter Kylie played.
  • Dianne brought a new level of professionalism to these positions and made an immensely positive impact on the Club.  This is evidenced in the instigation of this award which encourages the participation of young independent adults.
  • The award is presented to a young adult (16 – 25 years of age) Club member
  • The award recognises the person’s personal qualities and their achievements (as player, umpire, supporter, coach, canteen assistant, Come & Try or schools assistant) during the year
  • The award is presented to a member who has shown self-reliance and who has participated throughout the year with minimal family support; and

 

Legend Status

  • Legend status is bestowed on a bestowed on a current or past club member who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the development of the club and game over a long period of time.
  • The nominee will have demonstrated a high level of integrity, a positive influence on their peers and have consistently inspired and motivated others through their actions on the field.
  • Usually, the nominee will have been a senior member of the club for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Past members of the Wodonga Men’s Hockey Club, Wodonga Women’s Hockey Club and the Vultures Hockey Club are also entitled to be considered for Legend status. Nominees need not be retired from the game.

Entitlements:  Social Membership  ~  Pin   ~  Legends Board

  • The Committee shall appoint a Subcommittee tasked with the responsibility to provide for consideration, a short list of suitable nominees for elevation to Legend status
  • Two male and two female nominees’ can be awarded each year
  • Nominations for Legend Status must be proposed and seconded and ratified by the Committee of Management

 

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Life Member Award

Life Member Award

  • Life membership is bestowed on a club member who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the development of the Club over a long period of time. For example, held positions on the committee, coached, played, umpired and generally assisted with Club activities.
  • Usually, the nominee will have been a senior member of the club for a minimum of 10 years.

Entitlements

  • free entry to official Club functions
  • the Club will pay the annual social fee as per the fee schedule
  • annual subscriptions, as per the fee schedule, will not apply to playing Life Members, and
  • turf fees will apply to playing Life Members.

 

  • The Committee will accept nominations from Coaches, Managers and Club members for consideration.
  • All nominations presented to the Committee of Management should be passed on to all Life Members, and comment sought, before being ratified or rejected by the Committee of Management.
  • Nominations should give full details of the reason for the nomination including a period of membership of the Club, duties, responsibilities and other contributions made by the nominee during this period.
  • Nominations for Life Membership must be proposed and seconded and ratified by the Committee of Management

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