Clinton Football Club celebrates 50th anniversary in style

Clinton Football Club celebrates 50th anniversary in style

It was a family affair for the Clinton Football Club when they celebrated their 50th birthday last month at a special gala event, attended by 255 people, at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.

Senior President Ryan Grayson said the event, which also included an awards night for their 2021 season, was a special night for the Clinton FC family.

“The event was made even more special by the amount of guests that travelled from across the state to attend,” he said.

“It was a wonderful reunion of people that, in some cases, hadn’t seen each other in over 30 years.”

A highlight of the evening, which included the 2021 trophy presentation with players and volunteers recognised for their performances, was the announcement of the Club’s Women’s and Men’s teams of the 50 years.

A member of the Women’s 50 Year Team, said she felt honoured by the selection.

“I have played with some amazingly talented ladies, and have been coached by some amazing coaches along the way,” she said.

“Congratulations to everyone.”

Ryan said the naming of the Women’s Team was extra special as it included two sets of mothers and daughters, Lisa and Mikayla Ralph and Cherie Abbott and Skye Noonan.

“This just goes to show that Clinton is a family football club that encourages our juniors to progress to seniors by leading by example,” he said.

The club’s 50th celebrations came to a close with a Family Fun Afternoon, where the club’s youngest and oldest players, Sterling and Ralphy, did the honours in cutting the cake.

 

Highlights:

Clinton Player of the Year: Skye Noonan

Players Player of the Year: Josh Noonan

Defender of the Year: Sara Ivancic

 

Men’s Team of the 50 Years

  • Roger Bailey
  • Matt Smillie
  • Paul Turner
  • Mitch Innocend
  • Ryan Bellert
  • Shaun Petrie
  • Brendan Kanofski
  • Allesio Scarcella
  • Josh Noonan
  • Chris Hill
  • Nick Barker
  • Brendan Hancock
  • Jeff Hill
  • Trevor Turner
  • Richard Bull
  • Col Campbell
  • Steve Dawes

 

Women’s Team of the 50 Years

  • Cherie Abbott
  • Georgia Muir
  • Julie Ware
  • Skye Noonan
  • Angela Pimm
  • Amy Horton
  • Lisa Ralph
  • Samantha Williams
  • Debbie Warwick
  • Sophie Lamberton
  • Sharon Jacques
  • Kym Ellis
  • Tina Zawila
  • Jean Van Vegchel
  • Mikayla Ralph
  • Jemma Boswell
  • Karen Larose