VAFA Medal Recipients

06 July 2017

As part of VAFA 125 year celebrations 5 Medals were awarded

Our 5 VAFA Medals were awarded at the club Ball last saturday night. They go to our most outstanding club contributors over the last 25 of the vafa's 125 years.

they = a past player & volunteer + a "couple" of fundraisers + a past player/president/treasurer/life long volunteer with major sponsor + a current player who receives it as a representative of players across the last 25yrs  + a past player who is no longer with us.

1) Luke Gollant : part of a life long st bernardsfc family, Luke in the 1990's as a player, vafa rep player, woodrow medal winner 1998 and in 1999 became longest serving 9 year captain of the club. Since then senior and junior committee, behind scenes volunteer powerhouse and currently u/17 coach.

2) Vinnie & Angela McGuire : a joint medal  , outstanding contribution with Vinnie as a player and coach, both are long term club and womens committee members, Vinnie also founded the Legends Day Annual Event, the clubs business coterie Group the Diamond Dogs, and Angela founded the 300+ strong Womens Network. They work as a team the McGuires and are among the most outstanding volunteer fundraisers and event organizers, in the clubs last 25yrs.

3) Michael Perrett & the Moonee Ponds Club: acknowledged with a single medal, Michael as club patron , foundation member, past treasurer and longest serving past President. Michael has been a life long and still continuing volunteer, key fundraiser and also chairman of 25yr major sponsor Moonee Ponds Club.

4) Tom Caven: as a representative of all players over the last 25years, who represent the club with such pride. Tom has played 200+ games, multi year vafa rep & rep vice captain, 5yr club captain including 2015 A grade premiership,member of St BernardsFC team of the half century, mentor and a volunteer working inside playing group.

5) Gary McAllister : to be awarded posthumously to his family, past player, premiership captain, volunteer, long term club umpire, co-founder of St Bernards Football Academy, 20+ year career teacher of countless numbers of VAFA players, in his time at St Bernards and Xavier Colleges.

The Committee