22 September 2016

Stalwart and life member of the Hampton Park Football and Netball Club, Melissa O’Brien has been recognised as a ‘Champion of the Code’ for her outstanding contribution to AFL in the southeast.

State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley met with Melissa to congratulate her on this much deserved recognition and presented her with an award.

Over the past thirty years Melissa has taken on volunteer roles within the South West Gippsland, Mornington Peninsula, Casey Division and South East Football and Netball Leagues.

Melissa was one of the founding members and players of the Hampton Park Football and Netball Club in 2001 and was presented with life membership by the club in 2010.

Melissa continues to volunteer at the club each and every weekend and is a member of the Executive Committee, as well as Treasurer.

Next month Melissa will be officially recognised as a Champion of the Code at a reception at Government House.

Quotes attributable to State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley

“Volunteers are what make our local sports clubs such special places to be a part of, and there is no doubt that Melissa’s contribution to Hampton Park has made it such a great club,”

“Over thirty years Melissa has stepped up as a player, coach and volunteer to ensure the club she and her family loves continue to thrive and grow within our local community,”

“It is only right that her extraordinary efforts be recognised and I thank her for all that she has done for our Hampton Park Football and Netball Club.”

Quotes attributable to Melissa O’Brien

 “The Hampton Park footy and netball clubs are my life, I love being a part of such a great community.”

“Everything I have done has been for them, it’s for the club and the kids who are coming through and deserve our support.”