Record of Service of Ken Gower to Epping Y M C A Soccer Club and G H F A

Ken joined the Y M C A in 1982 when son Marc started playing soccer, he coached his team for 6 years, from 82 to 87, then managed his teams in various grades for 8 years from 88 to 94.

In 1985 Ken joined the Y M C A Soccer Management Committee in the capacity of Equipment Officer for 3 Years from 85 to 87.

In1988 he was voted into the position of President of the Club for 5 Years, 88 to 92.

In 1991 Ken was made a Life Member of the Y M C A Soccer Club and also of the Epping Y M C A Centre.

One of my great regrets is that we didn't keep up the Six a side comps we used to run on long week ends against other local Clubs, which was a great success.

Ken along with Ron Bolton, did all the research, original design and negotiations with Hornsby Council for the West Epping Oval Soccer amenities, toilets, change rooms, referees room, canteen, stores, and the Meeting room. 1990 to 1994.

In 1995 he took on the Managers Position of the Y M C A Premier League One Squad for 7 Years from 95 to 2001.

He also carried out the position of Club Delegate to the G H F A Management Committee for 5 years from 95 to 99.

Ken received The G H F A Association Medal in 1998.

He Managed the G H F A Premier League Select Squad in 1999 to play Northern Spirit and in 2001 to play in the Northern Spirit Cup at Gosford and North Sydney Oval against other Associations.

Ken in 2000 was Elected into the Position of Vice President of the G H F A and held the position for seven years,

Then after steeping down, worked as gate keeper for Super league games at Christie Park
Until 2014

And now in retirement from Soccer, ( Sorry Football ) I will just follow the EPPING FOOTBALL CLUB and support the work of Malcolm Arnold and the committee. Who are doing a great job!

Regards Ken Gower

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