Troy Betts Memorial Award
The "Troy Betts Memorial award" is a club trophy struck in 2005 in memory of Troy who tragically lost his life in a truck accident early in the 2005 Season.
Troy’s love of soccer was nurtured throughout his junior and later senior playing period with Burragorang.
Troy's mate, Jim Brown & family donated a perpetual shield to the club to recognise the outstanding achievements/contribution of either a club player, coach, manager, parent/carer or committee member over any given soccer season to be presented in his memory.
Nominations for the award are called for towards the end of each winter season.
Troy Betts Honour Roll - Awardees & Citations
Bob has a passion for the club and for community sport, demonstrating commitment to the smooth running of the club.
Bob started out as the registrar in 2010, improving club recording systems and overseeing the introduction of online registration in 2012 as well as introducing pre-registration for club members. In 2013 Bob has filled the role of grounds keeper, while continuing to support the club in a range of ways including through his support of the current registrar and ongoing work ordering and picking up supplies to ensure the smooth running of the canteen. Bob accepted the challenge of organising the BDSC gala day again in 2013. This involved time after hours preparing the fields and organising equipment for the day as well as managing the game throughout the day from the centre of the field. Bob completes these tasks without complaint, knowing this is good for the club financially and good for publicity.
Nothing is too much hassle for Bob. He is always helpful and holds the club's best interests at heart. Bob should be commended for his tireless, generous support of the club. He shows true community and sporting spirit.
Rob Berger together with his wife Sue have contributed over 40 years of service to the Burragorang Soccer Club. Rob has been a coach/manager/mentor/friend and BBQ master. Rob has coached many a side to a grandfinal, or a Ron Dine Cup final.
Rob has supported his sons through their soccer careers through grass roots football at Burra to representative status at RAMS and today his son Evan is signed with A-league side Perth Glory.
Rob has also been an asset to the club with his help and guidance he ran the BBQ for the two gala days we hosted for The MDSFA.
Rob has always been a supporter of the club, and has given his time freely to help out wherever he could, by giving advice to a young new player, or by talking to parents or by aiding other coaches with advice.
Burragorang District Soccer club has a very good friend in Rob Berger and he is a deserved holder of the Troy Betts award.
In his role as Sponsorship coordinator Gavin has secured in 2009 sponsorship of almost $20,000 for the club. Through his business is a club sponsor himself. Gavin is leading the planning & coordination of the Willis Park master plan that will secure the home of our club for future years.
As a committee member he goes the extra mile taking on extra responsibilities beyond his portfolio.He is a much loved coach of his under 9 team respected by his players & their families alike for his positive demeanour and fair handed ways. He is an avid supporter of the 3 other teams his family is involved in. Gavin has spent many Sunday mornings assisting at Willis Park for the ladies games.Gavin has opened his home to run and sponsor social & fundraising events in the past 2 years. Gavin is a vocal advocate for common sense, clear thinking and sensible decisions in the committee room that reflect the values of our club.
Burragorang District Soccer Club has a great friend in Gavin Moore and he is a most worthy recipient of this award.
Lea has committed countless hours over a number of years as Treasurer, Committee member, Team Manager, Mother, Wife, Soccer Fan, sponsor & supporter with immense dedication & great humour all to the benefit of Her family & our club.
Lea demonstrates passion in everything she puts her hand to. Her knowledge about the workings of soccer in Macarthur and her guidance of team managers, coaches, parents and to others on the club committee in invaluable in keeping our club operating.
Lea assumed the role of treasurer with great gusto, enthusiasm & energy and the club finances are sound & fully accountable because of her expertise in that area.
Burragorang District Soccer club has a very good friend in Lea Orchard and she is a deserved holder of the Troy Betts award.
Ariel Leonard demonstrates dedication beyond her years as a player, coach and mentor. Still a teenager Ariel has gained the respect of junior players, parents and her coaching peers with her enthusiasm, dedication and maturity. Both on & off the field Ariel is an outstanding role model from which Burragorang members present, future & past can learn much from.
Ariel Leonard is inarguably a laudable recipient of the Troy Betts memorial award in 2006.
Rob Ison has served in an honorary capacity for many years in ancillary roles supporting Burragorang Soccer. Rob demonstrated selfless dedication to the support of the club seemingly always in the background. Rob's salt of the earth character, good humour and no fuss attitude and his invaluable contribution is admired, highly regarded throughout the club. Rob Ison is a most worthy recipient of the inaugural Troy Betts memorial award in 2005.