Congratulations to Tony Heslop on winning the Clubperson of the Year award for 2010 at the Manning Rippers Junior Football Club.
It has been my great pleasure to sponsor the award for the past two seasons and Tony follows on from the hard-working Chris Lockyer, who took out the award in 2009. Tony has done a wonderful job as Auskick co-ordinator.
A big crowd of parents turned up for the trophy presentation day at James Miller Oval on August 22.
With young families moving into the district at quite a steady rate, the Manning Rippers junior football club continues to grow in player numbers. I have no doubt that it is well on the way to returning to the strength it once enjoyed.
As the young players get older and work their way through the age groups, I am confident the club will be able to field teams right up to under 17s in the local competition.
I congratulate junior club president Brad Coopes and all the volunteers who have put so much time and effort into getting the Manning Rippers into this position.