The CGA would like to congratulate the 2019 Affiliate Service Award Winners. Without the following individuals and their outstanding service the smooth running of our affiliate clubs would not be possible.
Mia Antonopoulos (Football)
- Mia is an important player in the CGFC women’s team.
- Off-field she has organized a number of events for the women players, including Wednesday night team dinners and birthday cakes for those players celebrating a birthday. She also ensures that representation from the women’s team is strong at all club events.
- As she has a sports medical background, Mia assists with the tapping & treatment of players when required, without hesitation.
- She is also actively involved with recruiting new players to the club, mentoring the younger female players and the general liaison between the women’s teams and the men’s teams.
- In the first year of CGFCW Mia was awarded the Best Club Person which is proudly displayed on the club’s new women’s honour board at Glenhuntly Oval.
Janee McEvoy (Football)
- Janee has made an outstanding contribution to the CGFC this year.
- She has taken on significantly more responsibility as a Committee person at the Club, being instrumental in:
- creating an environment that encourages all the playing group to pay their subscriptions on time, with little fuss and difficulty (this has really enhanced the Club’s cash flow position);
- contributed to the game day lunches, in particular the community lunch where money was raised for RUOK; this was recognised by club sponsor, Bendigo Bank East Malvern Branch, as a model for other clubs to follow;
- liaising with sponsors to ensure that their financial contribution to the Club is well recognized; also developing a long-term relationship with sponsors that will benefit the Club in years to come.
- assisting with the Budgeting process;
- organising the Best and Fairest event involving Women’s, Men’s and netball squads;
- general contribution to the Committee with energy, ideas and good humour.
- Janee has been a wonderful contributor and driver of new ideas of the past 12 months.
Graeme Diggle (Football)
- Graeme has been the ‘face’ of CGFC this year through his outstanding photography of game days and social functions.
- He has been able to capture the pivotal moments of each of the teams’ seasons, so that everyone who follows CGFC can gain an appreciation of the young men and women who represent the Club.
- Graeme has done this without being asked, in rain, cold and wind, to deliver exceptional results. Everyone loves looking at the photos post game and at functions.
- In addition, Graeme has been able to capture the Best and Fairest awards, recognising the importance of individual honours in a year in the Club’s history where success has been strong.
Anne Martin (Athletics)
- Anne has been a stalwart of the women’s team for the past four years
- She is a regular at all races and also represents the CGA by competing for APS United in the Athletics Victoria Cross Country season.
- Anne has won the Women’s 50 and over category in the APSOC competition for the past three seasons.
- She is a positive and enthusiastic team member who has recruited other runners to the team.
- Anne, who also competes in triathlon at the highest level, has represented Caulfield in an outstanding manner and has given great service to CGA Athletics.
Keiren Tilbrook (Rowing)
- Keiren joined the Caulfield Grammarians Rowing Club five years ago, after participating in the very successful Pennefather Cup.
- One year after joining, he was nominated to the committee and has been a dedicated committee member ever since.
- Two years ago, Keiren was elected secretary and has done a superlative job making sure our meetings are held on time and to schedule, and that all our compliance requirements are met.
- Keiren successfully studied to be accredited cox and takes the club’s social rowers out regularly. This year he organised training for the club’s Head of the Yarra crew.
- Keiren is happy to be actively involved in everything – whether it be working with the boat man to keep our boats in shape or flipping sausages at our annual fund raiser.
Cameron Dickson (Cricket)
- Cameron has been a vital member of the Caulfield Grammarians’/NCG Cricket Club since joining the club seven years ago.
- In addition to being a strong left arm bowler and hard hitting batsmen, Cam has been a dependable club person always willing to help the club prosper in any way possible.
- Whether that be assisting with various duties in the lead up to matches (laying down covers, sorting out equipment needs) or representing the club at council and other meetings, Cam has been a valuable and fantastic servant of the club for a long time.
Julie Argyle-Cross (Grammarian Singers)
- Julie, the group’s accompanist, has been instrumental in the establishment and continued operation of the choir. It is impossible to imagine how it would exist without her.
- Julie has full and demanding life, but never fails to make rehearsal, even when she has been accompanying students in musical examination for an entire day and is mentally and physically exhausted. She takes over musical direction of the choir when Roger Creed, the Musical Director, is on holiday and has a talent for making hard musical work fun. Her input into repertoire and musical direction is invaluable.
- Julie’s musicianship is unparalleled. Not only does she frequently flawlessly play pieces on the spot that she has never seen before, her accompaniment is always sensitive to particular needs of the choir, providing musical support where it is needed most. Through many years of collaboration, she and Roger have a strong partnership in which musical decisions are seamlessly anticipated in a manner that makes it appear as though they have a psychic connection.
- The Grammarian Singers are tremendously grateful to Julie for everything she does to make it possible for the group to enjoy singing and performing together, and for her personal warmth and generosity.