Life Membership & Award of Merit

Life Membership & Award of Merit

Life Membership

Life Membership is the pinnacle award, awarded by Hockey Victoria, and recognises exceptional contributions to the sport by individuals.

Award of Merit

The Award of Merit was last awarded in 2001, and was an award of the Victorian Hockey Association. The Award of Merit is being reintroduced by Hockey Victoria, in 2017, to those that have made a commendable contribution to Hockey in Victoria.

Victorian Hero of Hockey

Since 2014, Hockey Victoria have awarded the Victorian Hero of Hockey to a current Life Member and/or Award of Merit recipient.  This recognition provides the opportunity to highlight the achievements and contributions of this individual at the annual Award Dinner.


Nominations

To nominate an individual for formal recognition by Hockey Victoria, please click here to view the Information Guide that has been prepared to enable submissions to be made to Hockey Victoria’s Recognition and Awards Committee for consideration for the awarding of the Hockey Victoria Award of Merit, Hockey Victoria Life Membership, and/or various external awards (ie. Australia Day/Queens Birthday Honours and the Order of Australia) that maybe applicable recognition for the nominee.

Click the below links for more information on the process and nominated for formal recognition by Hockey Victoria.

Information Guide

Nomination Form


Victorian Hero of Hockey

Year
Recipient
 2014  Michael Craig
 2015  Robyn Pascoe
 2016  Pamela Vincent*

* Deceased

Life Membership Honour Roll

Year
Recipient
Kathleen Bell *
Isobel Caithness *
Dolly Corrigan *#
Sylvia Faram
Valentine Leeper *
Val Mann
Peg McMahon *
Harry Nederveen AM *#
Noelle Payze
Edna Thompson *
 1925 George McNeil Robb *
 1926 Vera E.L. Cutler *
 1927 Gwyneth Laura Fox *
 1927 (Miss) Kemp *
 1929 Meredith Sutton *
 1929 (Miss) Elvins *
 1929 (Miss) Hills *
 1949 Frank Levy *#
 1950 Marjorie Irving *#
 1951 Wally McMillan *
 1954 Dorothy Paul MBE *#
 1959 Frances Newson *#
 1961 Charles Morley *
 1965 Finlay McNab OBE *#
 1976 Jessie Fergusson *#
 1976 Alf Franks *
 1980 George Stapleton
 1981 Ron Ford *
 1984 Bert Batch *
 1985 Margaret Devlin AM
 1986 Margaret Murray *
 1986 Pamela Vincent *
 1987 Deirdre Ginter
 1993 Frank Shann *
 1994 Michael Craig
 1994 Keith Thornton *
 1998 Margaret Tomlinson
 1999 Gloria Logan
 1999 Ken Parkin
 1999 Robyn Pascoe #
 2000 Alan Berry OAM *#
 2000 Colin Wansbrough
 2001 Jenny Chaston*
 2001 Gael Knight
 2001 Gloria Logan
 2001 Gwen Mulconry
 2001 Judith Silom
 2001 Edna Smith
 2002 Hedley Hull *
 2007 Cheryl Blair
 2012 Kathy Kostos
 2012 Robert Peebles
 2016 Judith Barnesby
 2016 Bob Esselmont
 2016 Christine Henderson
 2016 Ann Lennie
 2016 Michael Nelson
 2016 Esther Wood OAM
 2017 Elaine Dunk
 2017 Brendan Sheehan
 2017 Bruce Smith
 2018 John Mowat
 2018 Jim Irvine

* Deceased
# Hockey Australia Life Membership

Award of Merit Honour Roll

Year
Recipient
 1985 Robert Blackbell *#
 1985 Michael Craig #
 1985 Ric Purser *
 1985 Bob Trewin
 1986 Robin Hodder *
 1986 P Jones
 1986 Colin Wansbrough
 1987 Des Piper
 1987 A Smith
 1988 Les Aisen
 1988 Colin Duggleby
 1988 Keith Thornton *
 1989 Neil Jones
 1989 Les Maplestone
 1989 N Wheeton
 1990 John Hopper
 1990 Lindsay Snowden
 1990 Alby Speed
 1991 Cheryl Blair
 1991 Peter Weller *
 1992 Hedley Hull *
 1992 David Saleeba
 1993 A Campbell
 1994 A Thomas
 1995 Robert Smart
 1997 David Coldrey
 1997 Barry Flemming
 1998 John Stephenson
 2000 Dominic Kucera
 2001 Keith Needham*
 2017 Sue MacMillan
 2018 Jay Stacy
 2018 Katie Allen
 2018 Greg Read

* Deceased
# Hockey Australia Life Membership