Sporting clubs in Waverley provide a great focal point for residents to involve themselves and contribute to our local community.
Whilst at the Waverley Blues Football Club Sponsors Day, I had the great pleasure of seeing the Club and the Eastern Football League (EFL) recognising and congratulating 25 years of voluntary service of Mr Joe Greene. Such service and support is the backbone for many local clubs to survive.
During his time with the Waverley Blues, Mr Greene has undertaken the volunteer roles of trainer,
goal umpire and a range of other support activities requested by the Club.
All of Mr Greene’s sons have also had a supporting and playing role at the Club over their lifetime.
Although Mr Greene is now in his 70’s, he continues to be involved in all three teams on a Saturday assisting in any way he can. As a life member of the Club, he continues to work each week, rain, hail or shine.
An even more impressing side of this story is that Mr Greene has never actually played football himself. To be involved in all aspects of the game without actually having played further highlights his dedication to the Club.
As a local resident, Waverley Blues supporter and sponsor, I join with the Club and the EFL in congratulating Mr Greene for his volunteer service to local community sport at the Club.