Wink has been associated with the Club for almost 50 years. He started playing junior hockey with Ballina in 1959 and was still playing veterans until the 2004 season. Wink captained Ballina’s U18 premiership team in 1964, played A grade and represented Far North Coast winning the NSW state championships in 1966. He coached U14 junior boys and was Club president in 1967, as a 20 year old, and again in 1976 and in 2007. More recently he was our mens’ A grade manager, along with Graham Brown, in 2001 and 2002.
John was inducted as life member Ballina Hockey Club in 1987.