YAMBA FOOTBALL CLUB INC
Harry commenced playing football at Yamba Football Club for the U5s through to U13s, and also represented his schools. He was selected in the NNSW National Championships U13s squad and played a year in England. As his passion for football grew, and with the support of his family, Harry took it upon himself to develop his skills further. He is a very talented player, and has participated at a high level of coaching programs and has also qualified as a referee – all of this at the tender age of 17.
Soon after returning to our club for the 2016 season, Harry volunteered to captain and coach our Mens 2nd Division team, as well as:
• Coaching our Yamba Breakers U16s team; and
• Coaching the U5-7s MiniRoos for Yamba, Maclean and Iluka Football Clubs on game day
Harry has managed to shift the focus back to our club with the current success our teams enjoy – there is a renewed interest to be part of our football community. Our U16s team winning the premiership and now vying for the Grand Finals. The highlight is the improvement in our players’ skills, their passion, focus, motivation and team spirit is immeasurable.
Harry’s insight of football, and ability to relate and motivate our young players is very encouraging for our club members. There is a lot of excitement in our football community at the moment, just imagine watching your team displaying first-rate football skills in a sporting manner. His previous participation with our neighboring club, Maclean Football Club, has also been very positive.
In demonstrating his own football skills and then imparting his knowledge on how to attain these skills is indeed admirable. We believe that Harry:
• provides re-assurance that with hard work, dedication and passion for the game everything is possible.
• inspired our young players and earned the respect of both players and parents.
• is a calm and collected coach who has shown exemplary behavior both on and off the field.
• promotes football by having our young people talks about football in social media.
• is a very committed volunteer.
We are very thankful of Harry’s contribution to our club, juggling playing and volunteering as a coach while attending his last year of high school. He had the option to continue with refereeing but instead dedicated his time to volunteer as a coach. Ultimately, he is our beating heart as he embodies what a good ambassador for football should be: good nature, team player, passionate motivator, respect and loves the game.
SAY SOMETHING GREAT ABOUT HARRY
mark evans says,
"Harry is a credit to his family his club and most of all himself. I'm very proud to endorse Harry for this award. His rapport, enthusiasm and commitment with players encourages them to be better players and team orientated."
"Harry is terrific, great with kids and adults, nothing is ever too much trouble and he offers support and assistance where ever he can."
Val mourgelas says,
"Good sportsman, coach, committment and hard work, respected by all players, well done Harry"
"Great leader. Is an inspiration to all young players."
"Harry always has time to share his skills with the young kids in YFC who adore him."
"Harry is a fantastic role model for younger players and instills excitement for the game in all who have a connection to him."
Mark Skippings says,
"Although the club has seen success and been a good environment in recent years, Harry Menzies returning to the club in 2016 has made a significant difference, his contribution, commitment and approach as a player and coach impressing players, parents, coaches and committee, a number of whom have been at the club for some time. Harry has been an asset to the club organising training, managing players, fulfilling match day requirements, delivering success and injecting passion for the game in both juniors and seniors. Without Harry's positive lead by example attitude, maturity above his years and drive for success through good play and club spirit, the club and it's members would have experienced a very different season. A great ambassador for the club and the sport."
"Great example for the younger players. Dedicated with a genuine passion for the sport."
"Harry is such an amazing person, he puts his all into everything he does, he's an amazing role model and an inspiration to all."
Dionne Hanbidge says,
"He has always been a keen, talented young man who has grown up with wonderful role models."
"Harry is a great role model."
"Harry is my hero."
"Harry is a fantastic role model for the junior players and takes the time to share his skills"
Nikki Russell says,
"He is a great player and coach with a lot of heart!"
"Harry is a credit to his family, and a lovely young man. He is a great role model and a great sport!"
"Harry is and always has been a great role model to the younger kids."
"Harry has coached my sister and inspired her to become more dedicated to soccer."
"Inspiration to us all!"
Mark Pirie says,
"Great Commitment and positive mind set from such a young adult!! Well done Harry"
Karin Coldwell says,
"Harry is a inspiration and very passionate about his sport."
Kieran Mulvihill says,
"Harry is a humble hard working young man with a great heart. He is community minded and gives up his limited free time to make sure that everyone in the local area involved in football has a great experience."
Lou Gumb says,
"Self confidence, pride and enthusiasm for the team and the game has been the result of Harry's commitment, tremendous maturity, leadership and support for the players this season. Harry goes over and beyond and even makes time to have a quick kick around with our 9 year old at half time and full time. He is a great role model."
Rod Menzies says,
"Harry is very deserving of recognition. Harry takes after his Dad in that he is very handsome, funny and a very good football player and coach. You're a champ Harry. Good luck."
Cathy Felmingham says,
"Great attitude and sportsmanship"
"Fantastic leader for junior players."
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