Bill has been involved with the Club since son William started playing junior footy in the Under 12’s. In 2008, he first took on the role as Team Manager of the Under 18’s as his son progressed through the Club’s junior ranks and has been a part of the fabric of the Club on match days ever since. More recently Bill has been actively involved as Team Manager of the Club’s First Grade Team along with lending a hand with the Rising Stars and NEAFL teams.
(pic – Bill during round 1 2016)
Bill’s daughter Kayla joined the Club in 2014 as a Sports Trainer whist she completes her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at the University of Canberra.
“Having Dad involved in the Club made it an easy decision to become part of the support staff. Given that I am studying, I really enjoy being able to get some valuable firsthand experience. When I help out with the First Grade team on match days it’s great to be able to have Dad there alongside me,” she said.
“Having been involved over the years, in a variety of roles with the Club, I have been fortunate enough to see how the Club has evolved both on and off the field. I see my role as doing what I can for the players and coaches to make their lives easier on match day and I really enjoy it,” said Bill.
“It’s fantastic to see Kayla involved with the Club and doing something she enjoys whilst gaining some hands on experience for what she wants to do later in her working life,” he added.
“I think Mum feels a little left out” Kayla joked. “Dad and I do spend plenty of time together with our sporting interests. Mum is great with the support she gives both of us and I think she would rather have us out of the house then annoying her at home,” she added with a smirk.
Bill’s recognition is part of National Volunteer Week which recognises those who contribute their lives to the community.