CLUB AWARDS

LIFE MEMBERS

The Boomers FC Committee would like to advise that the nominations for Life Member awards is now open. Nominations are to be in writing to the secretary outlining why you believe the member to be eligible for Life Member status.

Criteria for Life Member is as follows,

  • Must be a Current Gold Member, with the following;
  • 20 years service as a player, or
  • 15 years service as a player and 5 years service as a coach, or
  • 10 years service as a coach, or
  • 10 years service as a committee member, or
  • Extraordinary Service not otherwise specified.

Please email your nominations to Belinda Antonello on boomersfc1@gmail.com or hand in your written nomination to a committee member. Due date is Sunday 27th August 2017. No late nominations will be accepted.

GOLD MEMBERS

The Boomers FC Committee would like to advise that the nominations for Gold Member awards is now open. Nominations are to be in writing to the secretary outlining why you believe the member to be eligible for Gold Member status.

Criteria for Gold Member is as follows,

  • 15 years service as a player, or
  • 10 years service as a player and 5 years service as a coach, or
  • 6 years service as a coach, or
  • 7 years service as a committee member, or
  • Extraordinary Service not otherwise specified.

Please email your nominations to Belinda Antonello on boomersfc1@gmail.com or hand in your written nomination to a committee member. Due date is Sunday 27th August 2017. No late nominations will be accepted.

PAUL KELLY AWARD

The Boomers FC Committee Would like to advise that nominations for the Paul Kelly Award are now open. Nominations must be in writing to the secretary Belinda Antonello at boomersfc1@gmail.com by Sunday 27th August. No late nominations will be accepted.

“Paul Kelly played with Lavington Soccer Club and, subsequently SS&A Boomers through the junior ranks and became a valued member of our senior squad before a tragic motor accident took his life. Paul was in his early 20’s.

Paul was an excellent player, but due to the strength of the senior squad, was a fringe player for 1st spending most of his time playing reserves. Many players in Paul’s position would have left the club to ensure themselves 1st grade football, as Paul would certainly have played 1st grade for all but Boomers and our closes rivals in those days Albury City. But Paul stayed with Boomers never once declaring any thoughts of moving to another club. Paul became a stalwart of our club, ever dependable and doing whatever needed to be done to ensure our success.

Paul’s death was a major blow to our club, as he had become such an important part of what made the Boomers so successful, selfless dedication to the club, good sportsmanship and unwavering friendship.

The club was also an important part of Paul’s life and helped him through some tough times as he grew up. Paul’s closest friends were his team mates. So much so that at his funeral his coffin was carried by 4 of those team mates whose lives he shared for many years.

The Paul Kelly Award recognizes in others those attributes that Paul possessed and the selfless way in which he served our club. This award is the highest individual accolade presented by Boomers to a senior member and keeps the memory of a wonderful club member, sportsman and friend alive for ever.”

(As written by Wayne Fraser in 2004)