Frank has been involved in Mount Barker Football Club and on the senior committee for many years due to his sons being involved. At the end of 2015 Frank also put forward to the committee that he would like to get a few Women’s teams up and running for the club for the SAWFL. From there, over the past year, Frank has worked tirelessly to get a Senior Women’s side up and running and also an U18’s side up and running. He has put word out to women all over the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula about the teams and has also managed to get a coach for both teams. The Mount Barker Football Club now has over 75 women/girls registered thanks to Frank and he is also looking to expand next year and create an U15s team.
Without Frank, Mount Barker never would have had two women’s teams for the 2016 season. He is out at every training (twice a week) and also attends all matches on Fridays or Sundays as well as juggling being a District Manager for ANZ!
Although the season started of shaky with a lack of volunteers to help him out, he has ended the season magnificently and has been able to get all the women/girls and their families on board to help out and do odd jobs each day to keep the team up and running. He is also the Number 1 team runner on match day and is able to network so well with all the girls and get to know them all.
He is by far the beating heart of the Mount Barker Football Club and should be recognised for his outstanding and endless volunteer work.




  • Jenna says,

    "Frank has been instrumental in getting the women's teams together at Mount Barker FC this year! Such a great guy!"

  • Tim Glover says,

    "Frank is a man that grabs a task a completes it with passion and enthusiasm. Nothing's to hard for Frank and he quietly goes about getting the job done. A quiet achiever that has made a massive impact in our Women's Football teams. Great job!"

  • Bec says,

    "Frank's dedication, passion and support for our teams has been phenomenal. He spends a lot of time getting everything organised and all the girls are so grateful."

  • Katie says,

    "Frank is the type of person that simply gets things done, no matter how big or small. He has taught me and all of the other Women in our team crucial skills and is there for us all at the drop of a hat. You won't find someone more deserving of this award than him."

  • Sheens says,

    "Thank you for all your hard work in making our Women's Football team a reality and such a success this year. Over 60 girls have played football this year in our first season, that may never have got the opportunity, motivation, support or encouragement to do so of it were not for your hard work, dedication and passion. We appreciate it so much and you have been an integral part of our high achievements and unprecedented success this year."

  • Meg says,

    "Frank has helped in so many ways to make or women's football team a reality on and off the field. The encouragement and support is amazing"

  • Brianna says,

    "Frank is one of a kind. He has been a huge part of the Women's Barker Roos football team and we wouldn't be where we are right now if it weren't for him. He is very supportive, encouraging and is very passionate about helping us girls grow. We are very lucky to have him as part of our team."

  • Simone Vanzati says,

    "Frank is an absolute gem, he's so caring and such a great vice captain for the woman's football club :)"

  • Tara says,

    "Frank has given women and girls living in the hills and rural surrounds a chance to finally live their dreams by putting together a womens football team at mt barker. He is inspirational to the girls and is very much a lovable character. Cannot have asked for a better person to have around"

  • kylie murphy says,

    "Frank has done a brilliant job at coordinating the first ever mt barker women's teams and is also actively involved at every game."

  • Kaids says,

    "We would not be here as a team without Frank. He's our glue and he put more than 110% effort into us. He got this started. We would not be here without him. Amazing guy!"

  • Amanda says,

    "Frank does everything, i dont know how he does it! He has been the reason for the womens comp in mt barker. We love him as well."

  • Scott Filmer says,

    "I have witnessed his professional commitment and dedication to his volunteer efforts. It is great selfless community volunteerism."

  • Renee says,

    "Frank is a very professional person who works hard to see the club succeed. He generously gives up hours of his time to get people on the field. The club would be lost without him."

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