2017 Blazer Day
5 July 2017
Our annual Blazer Day event was held on Saturday 24 June 2017.
Initiated in 2010, the motivation for Blazer Day was to get those players that had played 50 Division One games back supporting the Club, many who may have drifted away over the years.
Around 40 blazer club members (those players that have played 50 Senior Division One games) were present at various stages this year and all of these players have been presented with 50 game, and 100 games badges if applicable, over the past 8 years.
Two new blazer club members joined this Group this season - John Vili (debut 2014) and Stefan Moir (debut 2013). We now have 96 players that have played in excess of 50 Senior Division One games.
Players only started receiving blazers in the 1990's, so the Club has retrospectively awarded players prior to this date with blazers. This year's two recipients were -
1959-1974 (includes playing in 1968 Championship Winning team)
100 + Games
Coached Div 1 over 3 periods 1970-90
Lately became a prominent lawn bowler. Remains connected to the Club through his son Brett who manages Colts Premier, and grandson Jackson who plays in the same team
1961-1972 (includes playing in 1968 Championship Winning team)
Took up coaching the year after he retired helping Dick Hockley and Ron Eastgate through to 1975
Took over as sole coach from 1976 - 1983
Won CSB Cup in 1977 and 1980
Won CSB Trophy in 1978
Won DCL Shield in 1979
He also coached in 1986 with John Te Amo, in 1989 with Graham Stanley and in 2000 with Ian Penrose. He was a key part of the rebuild of the Clubrooms in the 1980's