Grubbers pair get life

ALL SMILES: Peter 'Jumpy' Fankhauser and Kerry Gorski were named as Ocean Grove Football Netball Club life-members. (Mark Heenan Media)

By Mark Heenan

Two outstanding loyal servants were awarded life-membership at the Ocean Grove Football Netball Club annual general meeting on Sunday 29 October.
Peter ‘Jumpy’ Fankhauser and netball volunteer Kerry Gorski received applause from family, committee, club supporters and team officials. Former Grubber president Michael Vines presented Fankhauser with his OGFNC life-member honour after three decades of service, noting his invaluable contributions to club.
Vines addressed the audience and said ‘Jumpy’ had performed numerous roles including a stint as vice-president, player, Grubber-based reserves grade central umpire, barman, cleaner and a cook.
“Over the years he has done every imaginable job,” Vines said.
“I can think of a more deserving person to be recognised as a life-member.
“We all know him as ‘Jumpy’.”
Gorski’s involvement in netball at Ocean Grove has spanned almost 25 years as a coach, player, team manager, committee member and administrator.
Gorski coached senior netball teams from 2005 to 2008, including C and D Grades.
Her contributions locally have extended beyond the Grubbers with her work at the nearby Surfside Netball Association.
“She (Kerry) has (had) a huge influence on many of our young players and umpires and has been instrumental in providing a pathway between our club and the Surfside Netball Association,” Grubber vice-president Peter Smith said at the club’s AGM.
“Kerry is an invaluable asset to have in ensuring that the young girls that come through are imparted with her expertise, knowledge and experience.”
In other developments, Dennis White was named recipient of the Frank Hose award.
White, an OGFNC life-member, was unavailable to collect the award at the club’s senior presentation night in September.
Vice-president Peter Smith chaired the OGFNC AGM in the absence of president Tony Potter, who was overseas.
Potter was re-elected as president for a third consecutive term, while Smith retained his role as vice-president.
Trudi Duckett replaces Gill Hodgson as director of junior netball, while Craig Annaud takes over from Brett Pearson in a junior director of football role.
Annaud will also fill a communications role.
Ocean Grove Cricket Club senior coach Paul Jubber, a senior Grubber assistant football coach in 2017, is weighing up whether to fill the director of football role he completed this season due to teaching work in 2018.
Club secretary, administration manager, director of football (seniors) and social director roles are yet to be filled for next season.
In on-field news, former Grubber big man Pete Corredig returns to Ocean Grove in 2018 after stints with Keilor Park this season and 2016 and Warrnambool in 2014 and 2013.
Corredig last played for Ocean Grove in 2012.

President: Tony Potter.
Vice-president: Peter Smith.
Treasurer: Darren Moroney.
Sponsorship: Rob Winter.
Director of Junior Football: Craig Annaud.
Director of Netball: Justine Findlay.
Director of Junior Netball: Trudi Duckett.
Communications: Craig Annaud.
General committee: Paul Featherby, Dave Tregenza, Kevin Nolan and John Wilkins
Secretary: Not filled.
Administration manager: Not filled.
Director of Football (Seniors): Not filled.
Social director: Not filled.