Hockey Australia (HA) recently announced a new round of Life Membership recipients. Victorian Colin Wansbrough was amongst the group of outstanding servants to the Australian hockey community. Hockey Victoria (HV) would like to express our gratitude and appreciation of Colin’s service to the game.
Heralding from Camberwell in Melbourne, Wansbrough enjoyed on field success at club and state level but then went on to make an even greater contribution off the field in the administration side. Described as selfless, humble and diligent in performing his duties, for Wansbrough it was always about the game and the players and never about himself or what he could get out of it.
HA President Melanie Woosnam lauded the devotion and time each of the new Life Members have given and continue to give to the sport.
“The contributions of these six genuine hockey people has been nothing short of outstanding and they each thoroughly deserve this recognition and accolade of becoming Life Members of Hockey Australia,” said Woosnam.
“Each have brought, but more significantly provided their own unique skillset, gifts and talents, but ultimately what is most evident is their commitment, dedication and love of hockey.”
“Life Membership is one of, if not the highest off field honour at Hockey Australia and on behalf of everyone in the hockey community I thank and congratulate them on being added to this special and illustrious list.”
Colin received praise from HV’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Skillern.
“Colin is one of the most humble, respectful and down to earth members of our hockey community. He always has the time to say hello, asks how the game is going and appreciates everything the game has given him over the years.”
Hockey Victoria could not think of a more worthy recipient and we too congratulate Colin on his honour.
Featured image: Colin (right) with his grandson (left)