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Life Members

2016 Brad Curry

2016 Stephen Bown

2015 Glenn Meredith

Glenn transferred to Malvern 1987 as a senior player and played in over 10 consecutive years at State League level and has also represented the club in all senior divisions. He was regarded as a great attack/midfield players and has represented Victoria, in both junior and seniors, on many occasions. He has also represented Australia in 1983, 184, 1985, 1989, 1990. After his playing career Glenn also coach Malvern State League from 2008 to 2012, Victorian Senior State Team for several years and also as head coach of the senior Australian team in 2014 and 2018.

2014 Rodney Finnigan

Came to Malvern as a senior player in 1984 and has played at all senior levels, Rod has been a committee member for over six years and has coached for several years with a few premiership wins, he regularly attends club functions and supported all other teams when and where needed. Beyond this Rod has been a  Senior State Team Manager between 2007 – 2010

2009 Neville D Bell

A left handed attack/midfielder, Played through juniors, seniors (“A” grade), represented Victoria. Coached at Malvern. Was a committee member for many years and was involved in the social side of the Club.

2007 David B Gerrard

Came to Malvern as a senior player and played State league, Div 1 and Div 2. Was Treasurer for 10 years – Still working within the club.

2007 Jeff T Campbell

Has followed on in his father’s (Trevor Campbell) footsteps. Attack/Midfield player who represented Australia in 1981, 1986 and 1990 and Victoria on many occasions. Coached junior and senior lacrosse.

2006 Paul Cook

Regarded as one of the greatest attack/midfield players. Represented Victoria, in both junior and seniors, on many occasions and Australia. Coached junior teams. To my mind the greatest player ever to come out of Malvern. However, some may disagree but with 8 Fairest and Best State League trophies it is hard to contest.

2006 Graeme Antrim

A left handed midfielder, played through juniors to seniors (“A” grade) represented Victoria and played for Australia. Was a committee member and was involved in the social side of the club.

2005 Michael B Hilsberg

A left handed defence man, played through juniors, to seniors (“A” grade) and played for Australia. Was a committee member and was involved in the social side of the club.

2003 Graeme White

Was President of the club for several years.

2002 Roy Spiers

A left handed Attack/Midfielder, played juniors, seniors (State League) was a committee member and was involved in the social side of the club.

2000 Brian Bell

Represented Victoria and coached seniors at both club and State level.

2000 Brad Skepper

Another great defence player, feared by most of his opponents. Represented Australia and Victoria. Worked extremely hard on junior recruitment and starting the women’s teams at the club. Served as Committeeman for several years.

1998 Kon Mitsopolous

A tireless worker around the club. Played juniors and seniors as well as refereeing and ground marking for many years.

1995 Rod Ansell

A long time player at Malvern . Captained Australia and Victoria. Served as Treasurer on the committee

1994 Keith Chamberlain

A left handed Attack man, Played seniors, was the Australian Lacrosse Team statistician, also President of the club and a committee member for many years.

1994 Rita Joy

A hard working supporter of the club. Rita scored for State League, Division 1 and Juniors all through her association with Malvern and at the time of her life membership had scored in excess of 500 games. Rita played for Malvern in the 70’s and again when the Women’s Teams resumed in the 90’s.

1993 Faye Skepper

A long time supporter and worker at Malvern. She commenced her involvement through her brother Jeff Kelly. Met and married Neil Skepper and continued her involvement through her sons Brad and Adrian.

1990 David Joy

A long time member of Malvern. Coached junior and senior teams at the club. Played State League in 1993, which shows great commitment to the club. Represented Victoria in 1971 Junior Team, 1973 Colts Team, 1974, 1976, 1978 Victorian Senior Teams, Australia 1976 – 1978. Australian All Stars Teams in 1976 and 1977. A tough hard player as many opponents will tell.

1989 Norman Coleman

President from 1989 – 1990  and from 2004,5,6,7,8 during which time he implemented many new procedures to enhance the club and its operation introduced the Certificate of Merit  and was the only person in the clubs history to hold both the position of President and State League / A Grade coach in the same year.   Coached  State League , Division 1 & 2 and Under 12s over 12 year period , was Club delegate to Lacrosse Victoria for many years, was a Member of VALA Tribunal, Match Committee, Lacrosse Victoria Commissioner , Manger  of various State and Australian Teams, Coached Victorian under 23 and junior Presidents Teams , Represented Victoria in Box Lacrosse

1989 Gary Campbell

A long time member of Malvern who followed on from his father Trevor Campbell. Represented Victoria in both the Junior and Senior Teams. Coach of Malvern State League 1988, 89, 90, 91, 93. Coach of Victoria 1992, Assistant Coach 1993.

1988 Robert Joy

A staunch supporter of Malvern, was Secretary from 1977 – 1984. Coached juniors for a number of years. Represented Victoria at Junior level. Manager of Australian Under 19 Colts team in 1981.

1988 Val Daw

The wife of Jim Daw, was first lady life member. It was given for the work put into running the ladies committee, the canteen and many other tasks associated with the club for many years.

1988 Alan Datson

A formidable left hand attack player who was associated with the club for many years. Coached Juniors and Seniors and represented Victoria in 1963 Junior Team (Captain), Victorian Senior teams 1970,71,73,75,76 and 77. Represented Australia 1974 and 1978. Australian All Stars 1976 and 1977.

1980 Keith Daly

A formidable left hand attack player who was associated with the club for many years. Coached Juniors and Seniors and represented Victoria in 1963 Junior Team (Captain), Victorian Senior teams 1970,71,73,75,76 and 77. Represented Australia 1974 and 1978. Australian All Stars 1976 and 1977.

1977 Leonard Austin

A right handed defence man known for his hard hitting aggression, Played through juniors and seniors (A Grade) was a committee member and was involved in the social side of the club.

1976 Geoff Treloar

A great centre player who represented Australia in 1967, 1970 and 1974 and Victoria on other occasions. Worked hard for the club with the juniors and seniors.

1975 Charles Gregory

(Deceased 1988)
Associated with the club for many years. Was President and a Committeeman. Used his influence in the Malvern area to help the club in any way he could.

1975 Roy Reddaway

(Deceased)
Represented Victoria and Australia. Was part of the first team to tour the U.S.A. considered to have finesse to his style of play that is not seen in many players. Served as President and Committeeman.

1975 Jim Daw (Jnr)

All of these members have much in common from a club point of view. All came up through the junior ranks. All have been regular players in the Senior team for considerable periods. All have played in Victorian Senior State teams. All have coached either junior or senior teams and all have been members of the club committee. Trevor Campbell and Graeme Minniece toured overseas with the Australian team in 1962.

1975 Frank Spiers

(Deceased 2006)
A right handed defence man known for his aggression and finesse, Played through juniors and seniors (A Grade) was a committee member and was also involved in the social side of the club.

1973 Graeme Minniece

Represented Victoria and Australia. Was part of the first team to tour the U.S.A. considered to have finesse to his style of play that is not seen in many players. Served as President and Committeeman.

1973 Ron Alaimo

(Deceased 1993)
Played in many premiership teams, and represented Victoria on many occasions both as a player and an administrator. Served as Secretary, Treasurer and Committeeman.

1973 Bill Daw

(Deceased)
A great attack player who represented Victoria on many occasions and Australia in 1959. Coached the A grade team for many years.

1973 Trevor Campbell

(Deceased 1983)
A staunch Malvern player who represented Victoria more than a dozen times. Trevor played for Australia in 1967. At club level he played A grade, captained and coached B grade, coached juniors and was on the committee for many years.

1971 Bert Sterck

(Deceased 1977)
Non player who served the club and lacrosse in general in many capacities. Commenced his interest in the game through his friendship with Trevor Campbell (late 1940’s). Occupied positions as Team Secretary, Coach, Club Assistant Secretary and until illness set him aside was Secretary of the Australian Lacrosse Council. Toured America with the Australian team in 1962.

1968 John Neilson

(Deceased 1992)
Nine premierships. Well known many players of the 70’s and 80’s. Did much for the club in his retirement from playing. Represented the State on a number of occasions and has served as coach and as a Committeeman of the club for a number of years.

1967 Leo Barrett

(Deceased 1980)
Non player but trainer to the club since his stepfather, Hugh Wadsworth, relinquished the position. Like Hugh, was immensely pro-Malvern and helped many a player to regain his feet after injury.

1967 Jim Daw (Snr)

(Deceased 1974)
Non player but loyal supporter since the late 1940’s when his sons Bill and Jim commenced to play as youngsters. Has served the club in many ways, eg as a Committeeman, Secretary of the A Grade team for many years and coach of Underage teams playing on Saturday mornings. Has also occupied a number of positions with the Association such as Vice President, Junior selector of State teams etc.

1967 Terry Allington

(Deceased 2001)
A player with various teams of the club for many years and successfully coached junior teams. Also coach of the senior team for some five years and represented on the Association for many years. He has an unsurpassed record of coaching junior and senior Interstate Victorian teams and also a team that played overseas in 1972, achieving great success. He served as President of the Malvern club for a period of five years and has occupied other executive positions with success, both at club and Association level.

1964 Noel Jeffrey

(Deceased 2016)
teams, including the period 1950 to 1959 of ten consecutive premierships. He represented the State on a great number of occasions and held a number of Executive positions both within the club and the Victorian Association. It was his fund raising efforts that enabled the Victorian contingent of the Australian team to make the overseas trip in 1962. He continued his fund raising efforts for several years to assist in financing the activities of the Association. Now permanently resident in America, he is greatly missed by the club in many ways.

1964 Cliff Tallents

(Deceased 1985)

1958 Les Webb

(Deceased 1969)
Came originally from the Canterbury Lacrosse Club. Played in six A Grade premierships (1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1931) and represented the State on many occasions. Was a life long supporter of the club and stepped down from senior ranks to help junior players in lower sections. Was a Committeeman for many years and Chairman of the club’s general committee over a lengthy period. Les was one of the “characters” of the game and always had a good fund of stories ( clean and otherwise) and was noted for his antics on the field. Organised the trips to Ballarat and was responsible for many of the social functions held by the club in days gone by.

1958 Hugh Wadsworth

(Deceased 1976)
Was the club trainer for many years until ill health forced his retirement. Was immensely pro-Malvern and helped many players, including those from other clubs, to regain fitness following injury. Rendered sterling service to the club in many ways over a lengthy period.

1958 Arthur Clague

(Deceased)
A prominent player who did not quite make the senior team of the day regularly but who rendered sterling service as a player with teams other than A grade and served for many years on the club committee.

1956 Jim Barrie

(Deceased)

1956 C.G. Middleton

(Deceased 2014)
Coach of the senior team. He was a member of the A team on eleven occasions when premierships were won. Represented the club on Association Committees, the State as a player, and for a number of years was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Association. He also coached the Victorian State Team. He is a Life Member of the Malvern Club and has given many years to the administration of the club and lacrosse in general.

1954 A.L. Evans

(Deceased 1989)
Has the distinction of playing in the greatest number of A Grade premierships in Victorian Lacrosse,
and possibly Australian Lacrosse. He played in the following premierships – 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954 (total 17).; Captain on eight of these occasions. He represented the State on many occasions, was captain and coach of State teams and generally supported the game in all ways possible, eg. Association Committeeman, Executive member of Malvern, coach of teams other than Malvern.

1954 H. Hill

(Deceased 1975)
Was a player for a number of years and occupied a position on the club committee for many years. Gave sterling support to the club in many ways.

1950 E.C. Garner

(Deceased 1956)
A player with the club in its early days who continued to support the club as a spectator and served as a committeeman for many years.

1950 H. Hartung

(Deceased 1979)
Non player but a strong supporter of the club who looked after the wants of the A Grade team for many years prior to the second world war. Acted as Goal Umpire in the days when it was compulsory for each team to supply such an official.

1947 C.F. Lansbury

(Deceased 1989)
See Franks Lansbury’s page

1937 R. Coldstream

(Deceased 1966)
Prominent A Grade and Interstate player. President of the club for twenty four years; President of Victorian Association 1955 to 1966; President of Australian Lacrosse Council for several years; in many ways responsible for the first visit of an Australian team overseas. Regarded by most people as one of the greatest workers in lacrosse.

1937 J.L. Beattie

(Deceased 1968)
Captain of A Grade Teams in 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1931,1932, 1933, 1935 (ten in total); successful Captain of Interstate teams on a number of occasions and generally admitted to be one of the greatest “Forwards” the game has seen. Spent many years as a Committeeman of the club and gave many years to Association affairs. He was a Life Member of the Victorian Amateur Lacrosse Association.

1932 R.A. Heywood

(Deceased 1972)
Prominent A Grade player in the late 1920’s, an Interstate representative and Honorary Secretary of the club for a number of years. Although not as well known as a number of the earlier greats, performed a lot of tasks for the club and introduced new players to the game.

1931 V.P. Healy

(Deceased 1943)
Prominent A Grade and Interstate player and President of the club for approximately twenty years.

1930 J.W. Schafe

(Deceased)
The club’s original Secretary for at least five years who contributed greatly to the formation of the club and remained its strong supporter during his lifetime.

1926 W.B. House

(Deceased)