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The Story Behind the Club's Memorial Awards

20-Sep-2015

The Story Behind the Club's Memorial Awards

Harry Taylor Club Person of the Year: Harry was the father of one of the players back in the 80s—Richard “Potsy” Taylor. Harry worked tirelessly around the club, completing the jobs no one wanted to do. Even after “Potsy” was forced into early retirement, due to a knee injury, Harry continued to work around the clubrooms. He did this for a number of years, until his tragic death in a car accident . A true gentleman, he helped us to become the club we are today. This award is voted by the committee to the member who, in their opinion, has done the most work around the club during the past year.


David Double President’s Award: Dave was the club secretary back in the 90’s and with his lovely wife Margaret, ran the bar for a number of years. Usually the first to arrive and most often the last to leave, the couple were a remarkable combination of joy, dedication and professionalism. Margaret donated the trophy after David died very quickly after been diagnosed with cancer. This award is decided by the president at their discretion to someone who has contributed significantly to the club during the year.


Fred Dracup Player’s Player Award: Fred was strong supporter and tireless worker for the club who held many positions within the committee during the hey days of the club’s State Championship years. Father of Brian and grandfather to Stewart, Chris and Matthew - all club players. The award is determined by the players voting for their peers. It is presented by Fred’s son and club stalwart, Brian, a state premiership player/coach, who also donates an individual trophy for each year’s winner.


Peter Calcraft life Membership Award: Peter established the Matric Soccer Club in the 60’s and held the positions of coach, president, secretary and treasurer over his 30 year association with the club. The first player to reach 300 games and one of the first life members of Matric, which later amalgamated with United. The award was named in his honour following his death in 2001. Awarded to selected club members who have satisfied certain club criteria and are deemed to be deserving of the award. Not awarded every year and required to be ratified at the club AGM.


Alexandre Rubel Medal: Alex was our French “import” from the Maritme College. He was sadly killed in a car accident in 2011. In the short time he was with United, he left an indelible mark on the club. This award is decided by the coaches, to the player who has shown the same level of dedication to the club that Alex did - train hard, play hard and be committed.

Perc Nichols Award: Perc was a long standing supporter of the Club, whose grandchildren played for many years and continue to be big supporters of Launceston United. He and his wife rarely missed a game or a function. The trophy itself was made from Blackwood, which Perc carved himself. Where possible, it is presented in his honour, by one of his family members (the Manions). It is awarded to the most improved senior player each year. This includes Seniors, (men and women), Reserves and Division 2.

Jock Glass Award: Jock was big part of United for over 50 years. He was a player and senior coach, a great supporter of both men and women’s football in the Club and in his later years a coach of many junior teams. There would be few players that came through our junior system that didn’t come across Jock so the award, which is presented for the first time in 2015, is for an Under 18 player who has come through the LUSC junior system and displays the attributes Jock most admired, a willingness to learn, hard work and improvement year on year.   


SCORE CENTRE

NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Launceston United vs Somerset

@ Birch Avenue

NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE 1

Launceston United Somerset

@ Birch Avenue

NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP U18

Launceston United vs Somerset

@ Birch Avenue

WOMEN'S NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Launceston United vs Somerset

@ Birch Avenue

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