Held on the same weekend as King’s Fest, the End of Season Football Trophy Presentation Dinner was attended by some 260 people. A string quartet played for the preliminary part of the night as Headmaster Tony George, Mrs George, Deputy Headmaster Stephen Edwards and Mrs. Edwards enjoyed pre dinner drinks and canapés, in the quadrangle outside the Trophy Room. They chatted casually with Sydney FC guests of honour, players Rhyan Grant and Alex Wilkinson. During the evening the two ‘A League’ winners were the subject of a question and answer session later in the proceedings.
Master of Ceremonies and parent Malcolm Alder got the official dinner underway, and speeches by Football Club President, Alex Konstandinidis, and Tony George were heard before Grace was offered by Reverend Stephen Edwards.
There were more speeches with MIC Peter Denyer giving his review of the season and Captain of Football Declan Chlasta speaking about the 1st and 2nd XI squad’s trials and tribulations for the year.
After dessert was served, a video of Football at King’s was shown, which was not only entertaining but also informative, many players giving their take on the best part of being involved in the sport. Most boys enjoyed the overseas trip to England and Paris, whilst Ben Hines was ‘Just in it for the afternoon teas’.
A short auction of some signed memorabilia (King’s jersey and football, signed by the 1st/2nd XI, and a Sydney FC signed shirt) raised some money towards the Football Club’s endeavours. There was also a silent auction of Football memorabilia which included a signed Liverpool FC Jersey and Lionel Messi Signed Boot, as well as a raffle.
The evening was a great success, though we may be looking for a larger venue for next year’s event. Our thanks go to all of the Football Club Committee, in particular, Liz Baker, who helped organise the event.
I look forward to our upcoming Football Tour to England and Spain in January, and I can’t wait for next season to begin.
Master in Charge
Check out our gallery of photos of the night.