The La Trobe University Hockey Club would like to thank Jenny Mikakos, Member for the Northern Metropolitan Region for attending the 45th Anniversary held on the 5th of May. Ms Mikakos (pictured left) was joined on the evening by Colin Brooks, Member for Bundoora and Ben Hartung, CEO of Hockey Victoria.
Ms Mikakos recently made a speech in Parliament regarding the event:
On 5 May I had the pleasure of attending La Trobe University Hockey Club’s 45th anniversary along with the club’s patron, the member for Bundoora in the other place. Also present was Mr Ben Hartung, CEO of Hockey Victoria. The La Trobe University Gunners is one of the largest clubs at La Trobe University, with over 15 registered competitive teams participating in active competitions with Hockey Victoria. It currently has over 300 active players and over 500 supporters and family.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of two awards: one to Mr Greg van Meeuwen, who received a life membership, and one to Mr Ross Erickson, the ‘father of the club’, who was made the first-ever recipient of the president’s plate in recognition of his 40 years of continued service.
I also congratulate Mr Zac Martin, president of the club, Mr Travis Dowling, the communications coordinator, and all the committee members on their hard work. I wish the club every success in the future.”
The Club would like to thank Ms Mikakos for her ongoing support of the club.