Wodonga Hockey Club has a rich history and some memorable names have been part of the club for decades. In Honour of those outstanding lifetime members, they are listed below.
Nominated in July – Presented at Annual Dinner for services to the club and an integral part of the integration between the clubs in Wodonga | Committee member, player, and coach
Noel Mason Honour Board & Noel Mason Youth encouragement. Award commenced 1993 presented at Junior presentation
Noel Mason – 1st Life Member
In recognition of her dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment. Integral to the amalgamation of the three clubs which now form WHC.
Ten years on the committee, including the starring role of treasurer, Coach of both junior and senior divisions, player & umpire at many levels.
Elaine Behrens Rookie of the Year Award donated by Elaine Behrens in 1995.
Committee Member, Club Secretary, Vice President, Treasurer. Player, coach, manager, uniform officer, facilitator of the major sponsor.
Best Club Person 1991 | HAW Board Member
George Family Shield Coaches Award donated by the George Family in 2004.
Ian & Denise Livingstone
Committee members and between them held all club executive positions
Player, coach, manager, and sponsor | Denise – Best Club Person 2000
Elaine Behrens Rookie of the Year Award donated by Elaine Behrens in 1995
Executive Positions and Coach, manager, player, and sponsor
Best Club 1990 & 25th Anniversary committee member
Marg Darmody Best Club Person Perpetual Trophy donated by Marg Darmody in 2010
WHC volunteer canteen manager for numerous years, raising funds for the club
In 1989 the club recognised her efforts with the presentation of a crystal vase
2002 – Club Person | A general committee member from 2002
Involved in the club since 1996, President & secretary and committee member
Player & manager- the driving force behind the “DenMat” spectator stand
HAW representative player & HAW board member 2004 – 2006
A sponsor of individuals & teams Best Club Person 2001
Club member since inception and committee member for 15 years
1996 HAW B & F Veteran Women’s player award
Hockey Victoria Veteran women player since 1994, Veteran Women Best & Fairest with the Perpetual Trophy was named in her honor in 2007.
Involved in canteen – player & manager | 1989 Best Club Person
Marg has been a member of WHC since 1990
Roles include coach, player, manager, Minkey (HookIn2Hockey) coordinator & Secretary. Marg Brown is one of the most reliable and dependable people within Wodonga Hockey Club.
2013 saw her coordinating U9’s, unassisted.
Marg‘s role as secretary saw her put in countless hours labour for the club.
Justin has been actively involved in the club since 1989, Justin commenced coaching in 1996 as a 21-year-old and coached continuously until 2012
Executive positions held included Vice President in 2009 and President in 2010 and 2011
He is a two-time winner of the WHC coach of the year award in (2004 & 2007 both from U12 boys) and in his second year with the club was the recipient of the Diane Myer Endeavour Award.
Represented as player from Div 1 to Div 3
The 1990’s saw Kyle’s off-field contributions comprise of coaching, from the Div 1 Women to in recent times U16 girls and U14 boys
Kyle has been with the club since inception | Best Club Person of the year 1992, 2016.
President at age 25, displaying extraordinary strong leadership
An instrumental force behind the construction of Silva Dr. Synthetic surface. Immeasurable hours of work to gain the grant and progress hockey.
Kyle succeeded as president for our Club in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2014, 2015 & 2016,2019, 2020
Della has been with the club since 1996, Taking the field in both Vets & Div 3 women.
President 2008-2009 ~ Vice-President 2012-2015 ~ Secretary 2004-2005
Instrumental in instigating the Annual Dave Chandler Memorial Cup
Della has also coached, been a general committee member, sponsor to numerous members and several teams. Della is a vital member of our club & has spent numerous hours behind the scenes promoting WHC within the community.
Vanessa joined WHC in 1995 after a move from Sydney. Playing 26 years with the club in different grades – 4 successful grand finals. Served in excess of 12 years on committee and has been the longest serving secretary ie: 6 years (also nominating for next year 2021).
Vanessa has also been manager to both senior and junior teams.
As such an active member for our club. Vanessa also represents us as a representative with Hockey Victoria and has made a big impact with city-country relationships.
|1982||Chris Adams||—————————||S. Landon||—————————|
|1983||Chris Adams||—————————||S. Landon||David Jones|
|1984||Owen Jennings||—————————||David Sutherland/Gary Clarke||Ian Church/David Jones|
|1985||Dave Sutherland||—————————||Gary Clarke||Gary Clarke/J. Haseloff|
|1986||Dave Sutherland||Marg Darmody||Merran Gibson||Elaine Behrens|
|1987||Dave Sutherland||Marg Curtis||Denise Livingstone||Elaine Behrens|
|1988||Ian Livingstone||Marg Curtis||Marg Darmody||Dawn George|
|1989||Ian Livingstone||Yvonne Wolfe||Marg Darmody||Dawn George|
|1990||Ian Livingstone||Dianne Myers||Marg Darmody||Dawn George|
|1991||Dianne Myers||Ian Livingstone||Dawn George||Pam Martin|
|1992||Dianne Myers||Ian Livingstone||Dawn George||Denise Livingstone|
|1993||Kyle Brereton||—————————||Dawn George||Denise Livingstone|
|1994||Kyle Brereton||Dawn George||Judy Isaac||Dana Brereton|
|1995||Kyle Brereton||Dawn George||Judy Isaac||Dana Brereton|
|1996||Kyle Brereton||Dave Chandler||Judy Isaac||Dana Brereton|
|1997||Dave Chandler||Neville Frichot||LisaWildmo||Kylie Wheeler|
|1998||Dave Chandler||Neville Frichot||Janine Thornycroft||Michael Fogarty|
|1999||Dave Chandler/ Neville Frichot||Neville Frichot||Janine Thornycroft||Michael Fogarty|
|2000||Neville Frichot||—————————||Mathew Poppins||Glenn Delaney|
|2001||Kyle Brereton||Ian Livingstone||Dawn George||Dale George|
|2002||Mathew Poppins||Lindsey Boyd||Dawn George||Dale George|
|2003||Mathew Poppins||Lindsey Boyd||Dawn George||Dale George|
|2004||Glen Reeks||—————————||Della Poppins||Dale George|
|2005||Dale George||—————————||Della Poppins||Marg Darmody|
|2006||Dale George||—————————||Marg Brown||Jan Hynes|
|2007||Mathew Poppins||—————————||Marg Brown||Dale George|
|2008||Della Poppins||Jason Russell||Marg Brown||Michael Darmody|
|2009||Della Poppins||Justin Wilson||Marg Brown||Debbie Cullen|
|2010||Justin Wilson||Dannielle Taylor||Debbie Cullen||Sally Innes|
|2011||Justin Wilson||Dannielle McLeish||Debbie Cullen||Sally Innes|
|2012||Michael Darmody||Della Poppins||Debbie Cullen||Sally Innes|
|2013||Michael Darmody||Della Poppins||Debbie Cullen||Michael Darmody|
|2014||Kyle Brereton||Della Poppins||Vanessa Flanagan||Glenn Delaney|
|2015||Kyle Brereton||Della Poppins||Vanessa Flanagan||Glenn Delaney|
|2016||Kyle Brereton||Della Poppins||Vanessa Flanagan||Melissa Pontt|
|2017||Alan Warhurst||Craig Mundy||Vanessa Flanagan||Melissa Pontt|
|2018||Alan Warhurst||Kyle Brereton||Marg Brown||Melissa Pontt|
|2019||Kyle Brereton||———————||Vanessa Flanagan||Kieran McQuilton|
|2020||Kyle Brereton||Alan Warhurst||Vanessa Flanagan||Michael Darmody|
|2021||Kyle Brereton||Alan Warhurst||Vanessa Flanagan||Michael Darmody|