A number of members turned out today to see the committee re-elected at the Society’s Annual General Meeting.
The annual report, which was previously circulated to all members, was tabled which included the activities of the Societies throughout 2017 and their ambitions for this year.
President, Ian Granland, singled out several people, besides those on the committee for special mention.
He highlighted the work social media manager, Mark Spooner is doing with Facebook and Twitter. He also mentioned that Mark will shortly embark on a Instagram profile for the Society.
Others he spoke about included (member), John Acheson who is compiling a complete list of current and former NSW clubs; their location, colours, ground etc. He also mentioned Roger Dunkley who is working on identifying the grounds football in this state was either played upon or used as a training venue over the past 130 years.
David Pitts is another. David is an Australian living in Canada who has joined the Society and is working with the Society on compiling a complete list of leading goalkickers for the Sydney competition. Much of this list has already been posted with only a few gaps in what has become a remarkable achievement.
There are others who are helping with the history of football in NSW. One is working on listing all the Sydney Football first grade scores from 1903 and there are others.
Following the meeting, committee members continued with their work on compiling the history of the game in Sydney much of which will be posted on this site soon.
The 2017 committee is comprised of:
President: Ian Granland
Vice President: Paul Mcpherson
Secretary: Heather White
Treasurer: John Addison
Committee Persons: Jenny Hancock, Ian Wright, Tom Mahon, Mandy Keevil