On Sunday 25th June, I had the absolute pleasure of attending an amazing Rangers event – the presentation of six “20 Years A Ranger” awards.
Cath Gyles, Sandy Chetham, Kylie Diamond, Marg Finch, Miriam Holder and Donna Patterson were all part of our first Rangers Womens team in 2003, and are part of our WO35-4 team today…CONGRATULATIONS to all six of these amazing women!
Not only was this event a celebration of the commitment these women have made to Chatswood Rangers, and the role they have played in leading the way for all girls and women in sport, but it was a great reminder of the role that team sport plays in building a community. The memories that were shared among the attendees, the discussions about what being part of the team and Club has meant to these women and their families, the pride taken in putting on a Rangers jacket…these are the things that make me most proud to be the President of this great club – and I’m not too proud to say I am fighting back some tears right now.
Recognition of long service at Chatswood Rangers is an ongoing topic of discussion for our committee, as we believe it is one of the main ways we can highlight the contributions players, coaches and managers make to the Rangers Family. We will share our plans for this later in the year.