(1928 – 2008)
Connie has had a long association with our Club spanning over 50 years. Connie joined the Club as a school girl in the 1940s, playing A grade as well as representing Far North Coast in 1946. She continued playing into the 50s along with coaching, running juniors with all of her 6 children playing hockey at sometime. Her grandchildren are still playing for the Club today. She was on the Club executive as treasurer in 1972 and 1973 and became the first woman to be awarded life membership in 1971 in recognition of her life long services to the Women’s Club. Connie is also a life member of the Ballina RSL Ladies’ Auxiliary.
Connie played in her white cotton shirt and black, box pleated, knee length, uniform. That was when they had to remove the cow pats off the paddocks before they could play! Below is Connie’s stick – 1940 vintage.
Connie was inducted as life member Ballina Hockey Club in 1971.