Gus Theobald Foundation

Gus was a great club member: a Club Captain, President, competitor and a supporter and friend to all Hunters for over fifty years. His untimely death by accident in 1992 led the Club to create The Gus Theobald Foundation. The foundation honors his deeds and name, and fittingly its two annual awards reflect the values Gus epitomized and so loved about Glenhuntly Athletics:
Contributing to the community of athletes
Motivating and inspiring youthful club members

Since its launch in 1992, the Foundation has made two Awards each year.

The Gus Theobald Foundation - Achievement Award
This award recognizes the wonderful contribution made to our sport by volunteers.

The Gus Theobald Foundation - Encouragement Award
The Encouragement Award is directed towards an enthusiastic, capable young athlete, who shows a sound commitment to team values and good self-management. (Note- in 1995, the mens and womens clubs amalgamated and the Encouragement Award was broadened to include a junior female competitor). The Foundation is a not-for-profit Trust Fund administered by Glenhuntly Athletics. Since its inception ten years ago, the Foundation has been able to give awards to a value of over $10,000. This has been due to the generosity of club members and friends who knew Gus, and to the strong and continuing support of our sponsors, particularly Puma Australia.


Year
Achievement Award
Encouragement Award
1993
Margaret DunbarCharles Weisz
1994
Phil Roberts (Dec.)Steele Irish
1995
Mabel Robinson (Dec.)Andrew Almond
1996
Peter McGrathRichard Wilson & Deanne Hutton
1997
Jeff & Joyce SoanesRob Cibura & Rebecca Weisz
1998
Lorraine Morgan AMAndrew Martin & Michelle Emerson
1999
Monica BakerDoug Greenough & Skye Kirby
2000
Joe CarmodyThom Donovan & Heidi Weisz
2001
Gudrun & Stephen WeiszSean Wroe & Katie Chivers
2002
Tony & Irene WilliamsAlex Lewitt & Elise Binnington
2003
Doug AdeneyDavid Oglesby & Esther Barker
2004
Maureen AustinHamish Nelson & Serena Mulgrave
  2005Max BinningtonJordan Crane & Juliet Austin
  2006Pam NodenBrendan Woodman & Susan Knight
  2007Fran MacneilRhydian Cowley & Laura Monagle
  2008Chris MurphyTimothy Crane & Sarah Lund
  2009Craig MahonyLuke Hennessy & Kelly Hetherington
  2010Lesley GrimesHenry Satupai & Margaret Satupai
  2011Greg VarigosBeau Lang & Ellia Green
  2012Alan & Yvonne GloverSean Farnan & Emily McLean
  2013Louise McLean & Donna BrammerChris Hibbert & Nicola Davis
  2014  
  2015  
  2016  
  2017  
  2018  
  2019  
Donations 
Donations and bequests to the Foundation are most appreciated and will be used for the benefit of athletes and the Club.

Chairman 
Gerard Torpy gptorpy@gmail.com

Finance Manager 
Vicki Morrissey vicki.morrissey@bigpond.com

Trustee 
Max Binnington maxb@vicsport.asn.au

Trustee 
Tony McAvaney tony.mcavaney@qenos.com


Trustee 

Peter Macknamarapeter.macknamara@ymca.org.au
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