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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 19 August 2010) . . Page.. 3698 ..

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Capital Football commemoration

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (5.13): This afternoon I had the privilege of attending a Capital Football commemoration to celebrate 100 years of football being played in the ACT. It was on 19 August in 1910 that a team from Ginninderra and Yarralumla played the first recorded game of association football at Ginninderra showground in what was then the Federal Capital Territory. One hundred years later, football is the biggest participation sport in the Australian Capital Territory region. I would like to compliment the executive of Capital Football, President John Logue, CEO Heather Reid and General Manager Steven McIntyre for a very professional event that commemorated this major milestone in their code’s history in Canberra.

Heather Reid spoke about today being the opportunity to dedicate 100 years of football to all those who have lived the dream and made it possible for us all to enjoy our part in the world’s greatest game. Ms Reid also spoke about the listed life members of football in the ACT, whose hard work on and off the field have helped build the game in the region. For eminent service given to the Australian Capital Territory Football Federation, the following have been inducted as life members of the federation over the last 40-odd years: in the 1960s, Rod Jory, Hal Leslie, Gerry Martens, John McAvoy, Ray McGregor, Bob Tomlinson, J McMahon and L Dean; in 1971, Dennis McDermott; in 1974, J Brown and Nick Szego; in 1979, John Van Der Lende; in 1986, Heather Reid and Robert Mee; in 1987, Cass Hampton, Ron Harris and Stephanie Quinn; in 1988, Con Poulos and Don Rushan; in 1989, Roger Grylls; in 1991, Carlyle Thayer; in 1993, Brian Golledge; in 1995, George Dobbin; in 1996, Paul Murphy and Peta Winzar; in 1998, Ken Allen and Chris Conti; in 1999, Carmel Carters, Gordon Dunster and David Oner; in 2000, Margaret Taylor; in 2001, Ken Carter, Joe Fusca, Cass Hampton and Ross Jones; in 2002, Jimmy Hayes, Paul Murphy and Bill Van Der Vlist; in 2003, Clive Mackillop and David Oner; in 2004, Steve Doszpot and Keith Tournier; in 2005, Hendrik Thijssens and Alan Ward; in 2006, Carolyn Lamaro; in 2007, Bill Semeonovic and Walter Valeri; in 2008, Neils Hummel; and in 2009, Paul Whittingham.

Mr Barr: You could have just gone “and myself”.

MR DOSZPOT: Mr Barr, it would not be becoming to falsify the record of foundation and life members. Thus, with all due humility, I had to mention that name. But turning back to the serious part of this, let me say, as Heather Reid stated: “Finally, to our pioneers, we salute you and say thank you for your forthright vision in bringing the game we all love to Canberra 100 years ago.”


Prostate Cancer Federation

Motor sport

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.17): Yesterday I gave a plug for the organisation Tandem and the great work they do. I failed to mention a few people and I would like to put

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