Chris Dee received Life Membership at our recent AGM in recognition of his truly outstanding contribution.
Way back in 2002 Lachie Dee joined the Tigers as an Under 9. It wasn’t long before dad rolled up his sleeves and team managed many sides from 2004 right through to 2018.
Along the way he took on the important task of MSJFL Club secretary from 2008 to 2010. He also had stints as MSJFL and VAFA registration secretaries as well as MSJFL League delegate.
Our news report dated 08 October 2008, has Chris as the ticket contact for the Saturday night Junior Music/Sport trivia night. Over the years there have been countless occasions where Chris put his hand up to make sure it happened
In more recent years he joined the VAFA committee and has thrown his energy behind daughter Bek in growing the game and opportunities to promote and develop women’s football at the club.
Chris was way, way overdue for this honour. It was remiss of us not to have awarded it much earlier.
Importantly though we recognise the most important thing that Chris brings to the club. It’s not that he fills a roll or makes things happen. It’s more the great positivity and warmness in the way that he goes about it that makes the club better. And the obvious enjoyment that he clearly feels in helping others.
A terrific recognition and well deserved.
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It was great to see Tommy Brain, James Tyquin and Chris Dee awarded Life Membership at our recent AGM. This week we highlight the massive contribution of Tommy Brain to the Tigers.
Tom was enticed to the club at the end of the 2008 season, by then President Matthew Beasley, after stepping down from the VAFA Board. He had been acknowledged as being a great advocate and supporter of the St Bedes / Mentone Tigers for many years in his various VAFA Board roles and it seemed natural for Tom to come to Brindisi Street.
At that time Tom immediately took on two of the club’s most demanding positions as Football Operations Manager and Club V.A.F.A. Secretary. He continued in those roles for the next 10 seasons. The role of Football Operations in particular demands attention for the entire year, both in and out of season. Where we had short falls in personnel Tom without hesitation readily filled the gaps.
His work was acknowledged when he was awarded Best Club Person in 2016. He continues to have the best interest of the club at heart. Ironically Tom’s original VAFA club, ANZ award him life membership decades ago, As did the VAFA in 2017. All up Tommy has supported VAFA Football for over 40 years.
Tommy is so invested in the club, its players and teams that he is renowned for shedding a tear at the drop of a hat after magnificent wins, critical losses or special occasions.
We will see Tom in a new roll in 2019 when we launch Tiger TV as he continues to participate in supporting the game that he loves.