Shared from the 11/1/2017 Moorabbin - Kingston eEdition

HOCKEY

Southern treasurer handed ‘life’

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Craig Marais of Southern United on his way to a remarkable haul of goals in the indoor titles.

SOUTHERN United treasurer Greg Willcock was honoured with life membership of the club at the 2017 senior presentation night.

Willcock started in the role at Sandringham Hockey Club in 2003, and then managed the merger of Sandringham and Moorabbin to create Southern United.

He’s been treasurer of Southern since the amalgamation in 2006.

While he was awarded life membership, he is not alone in his family supporting the club with many hours of work.

The support Phoebe Willcock provides to the club as a coach, mentor and member of many committees was recognised with the President’s Trophy.

Awards were also presented to Chris Silvers and Pim Okhuizen. Silvers received the junior president’s award and Okhuizen the junior club person award.

The top player awards went to Josh Ephraums for the men’s Premier League best and fairest and Megan Hull was women’s best and fairest.

It was a big weekend for Ephraums: he also coached the Southern United Under 15 boys team in the state championships for indoor hockey. The team finished third after a close loss in the semi-final to Waverley.

Southern’s Craig Marais was the top goal scorer for the tournament with a remarkable 24 goals from five games.

The state indoor championships for men’s and women’s teams have also been completed.

Southern United men team finished third, with only one close loss. Ephraums was the top goal scorer for the tournament with 10, and Marais followed his goal feast in the under 15s with nine goals in the men’s championships.

The Southern United women’s team finished fifth in the championships.

Meanwhile the club is inviting people to “come and try hockey” at the Southern United pitch at Kingston Heath in November and December. Details can be found at http://suhc.com.au/comeandtryhockey/

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