I was honoured to be a guest of Hutchison Vale football club last night at their award ceremony. I was only able to stay for the first hour because of another engagement but what an impressive event. They have 20 teams with over 500 players aged 10 to 21, male and female and the whole organisation is run by volunteers. Who says all kids are apathetic, don't do sport or join anything. There were many statistics shared last night but one that particularly impressed me was the fact that there are 110 professional players playing this season who are former "Hutchie" players.
It was brilliant to see so many parents and family and friends there to support and celebrate the achievements of these young sports people and I was grateful for the opportunity to be there if only for a short time. I pay tribute to the dedication and commitment of the veritable army of volunteers who make it all happen for Hutchie, who lead by example, and the compatriots in sports clubs all over the city and beyond, giving literally 1000's of young people the chance to achieve great things through sport.
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