COMMUNITY AWARD | Club Unsung Hero

21 January 2021

COMMUNITY AWARD | Club Unsung Hero

Club Unsung Hero | Gary Scott - Golden Grove Football Club

The Club nominated Junior Football Director, Gary Scott as its “Unsung Hero” this year.
Club President, Kate Grandey had this to say about Gary.

“Gary Scott is our current Junior Football Director taking on the role just after the COVID-19 restrictions hit. Gary has shown extraordinary commitment most particularly when the restrictions started to lift and we were finally able to re-commence football training. If Gary didn't take on this role, we would have needed 2 or 3 others to do what he has done over these tough times. He exudes positivity, which rubs off on everyone he meets, and as he has pretty much lived at the club over our shortened season this is certainly the majority of our club.”

Club Resilience Award - Golden Grove Football Club

Founded in 1975 and initially catering for junior footy, the Kookaburras have seen year om year growth over a long period no matter what problems and difficulties have been thrown their way. 

Dedicated committee members past and present have fought hard for funding, and worked hard in developing the site and facilities over many years. The present day sees the club boast two full sized ovals, floodlights, and great facilities. Junior footy and the Club’s development program has remained strong since the outset. The Club fields an incredible 32 sides, with 600 plus children playing.

Golden Grove Football and the Sports Club overall have a bright future ahead as they strive to continue growing and providing a great community asset.

Gary is Pictured accepting both Awards

Club Unsung Hero | Steve Cubelic - Croatian Club

Marijan (Steve) Čubelić has been an integral member of the Croatian Club community for over 25 years.

He is involved in the planning and preparation of community events such as picnics, concerts, dinner dances, fundraisers and assists in hall set-up for functions held by other communities, organisations and multicultural groups. He also volunteers his time to maintain the clubrooms so that they are in safe working condition.

He is soon to tackle his latest project: building a new entrance to the club which will have a huge impact in making it a welcoming and attractive frontage.

It is clear to see why he is the Croatian Club's recipient of our Community Award | Unsung Hero.

Steve is pictured with his wife Zdenka receiving his Award.

Improvement & Initiative | South Australian Bridge Association

Since its humble beginnings in 1933, the South Australian Bridge Association (SABA) has grown to become one of the largest and most successful Clubs in Australia and, as such, can offer a wide variety of services to members.

Like all Clubs, COVID has had, and continues to have an impact with numbers restricted. It closed mid-March, re-opening mid-July.

Never ones to stand still though, the Club has continued with improvements in 2020. There is now better access for those members with a disability with a chair lift installed at the rear entrance. This has been a fantastic addition allowing easier access from the car park. The Club has since increased the number of disabled parking bays from two to six.

This is just one of the initiatives that SA Bridge has implemented and why they are so deserving of a CLUBS SA COMMUNITY AWARD | Improvement & Initiative.

Pictured are Club Manager, Gary Deaton and President Adel Abdelhamid