Drysdale Soccer Club has nominated not one, but two, of its stalwarts for the prestigious Viva Energy Club Legend award.
Drysdale Soccer Club has put two names forward – Nicole Carter and Andrew Shears.
Nicole Carter has been the club’s secretary for two years and before that was a general committee member.
Nicole has also performed other roles amongst the community including being on the GRFC women’s task force and also piloted the Female Friendly Clubs program working with FFV.
Nicole has been the club’s Division 1 captain for the past two years and was a runaway best and fairest last season.
Nicole played a major role in helping the club get new facilities in Drysdale itself after years of being football nomads. Sponsorship numbers have increased tenfold since Nicole came on board.
Andrew Shears has been involved with Drysdale Soccer Club for four years.
‘Shearsy’ looks after more than 260 players each year as the club’s registrar and is team manager for the two women’s teams.
Andrew is the friendly guy who is always about the club and will have a chat with anyone. He makes everyone feel welcome and included and is huge ambassador for women’s soccer in the Geelong region, always looking for opportunities to promote the game at a local level through media articles he writes and connections he has made in the game.
A perfect example of Andrew’s thoughtfulness is when he brought oranges to a women’s game. One player had a skin condition on her hands, and Andrew knew this beforehand and had cut up oranges on toothpicks for that one player so she didn’t miss out.
Nicole and Andrew will vie for $5000 each for themselves and Drysdale Soccer Club in Viva Energy’s 2018 Club Legend Award, which has a total prize pool of $50,000 for local clubs and their volunteers.
Go to clublegend.com.au/nominate/ to nominate your club legend.