Hampton Park Football Netball Club

13 October 2016

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — Hampton Park Football Netball Club’s very own Melissa O’Brien has been recognised as a champion of the code for her outstanding contribution as a volunteer over 30 years. Melissa was one of the founding members and players of the Hampton Park Football Netball Club in 2001 and was made a life member 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 being its treasurer. There are few as committed and hardworking as Melissa. Melissa, you are a true champion!

Speaking of champions, what about the Hampton Park Netball Club’s under-13 team? They went through the entire season undefeated and beat Cranbourne in the grand final to take out a very well deserved premiership. Congratulations to Indyanna De Vries, Gemma Fleiner, Sophie Fleiner, Eliza Fowler, Sharna Free, Tara Goodman, Ellernah Hanlen, Ruby Klepac, Soleil Lehmann-Rhodes, Courtney Orvad and Riley Sheedy on a fine season. Coaches Tayla O’Brien and Mia Palmer also deserve special recognition for guiding their team through a perfect season.

As the season has now wrapped up, the Redbacks have held the annual best and fairest to recognise their champion players in each division. Well done to Cory Phillips, Sean Nunan, Monalisa Groom, Megan Egbers, Michelle Halim, Victoria Hitchcock, Michelle Halim, Jorvida Misa, Hanna Levin and Soleil Lehmann-Rhodes. Hanna Levin was also named the under-15 league’s best and fairest. Team of the year was the A-grade netball team. Donna Kellett celebrated 200 games, while Lisa Simpsons hit the big 250-game milestone. It has been another big year for the mighty Redbacks, and I look forward to cheering on both the football team and the netball team in 2017.