The Crib Point and Tyabb Football Netball Clubs will enhance an already strong bond when the entirety of the two clubs play for the inaugural Goritchan Family Shield at Crib Point on Saturday.
The new trophy was struck after the Magpies and Yabbies came together to honour a family that has been synonymous at both clubs for decades.
The shield will be won by the club that performs best across all grades of competition in both football and netball. The day will bring together all aspects of a modern community club with both men’s and women’s football and netball the focus.
This is a unique opportunity to create a trophy that is played for by all of the codes during the one day.
The Goritchan family have been involved in local football since the 1960s when Fred played with Crib Point in 172 games, including four senior premierships in 1966, ’67, ‘68 and ‘73.
He represented the Nepean League in 1966 and 1967 and married Christine Hoult, the daughter of MPNFL and Crib Point legend George Hoult. George has one of the great football records with four senior premierships in 1957, ’58, ‘66 and ‘67.
Fred Goritchan played in four premierships with Crib Point from 1966 to 1973.
George has been president, coach and treasurer at Crib Point and played 290 senior games with Navy and Crib Point. He has won the Crib Point best and fairest a remarkable eight times and took out the MPFL best and fairest in 1954.
George Hoult was also honoured with selection in the 2008 MPNFL Team of the Century.
George Hoult was a champion player for Crib Point and was named in the MPNFL Team of the Century.
Fred and Christine set up home at Tyabb and got involved in junior football when their sons Terry and Trent started playing. This connection continued into the senior ranks as both boys became integral parts of the Tyabb Football Club during the 1980s and ’90s.
Fred became active on the committee and served for four seasons whilst Christine was always supportive and worked behind the scenes in canteen or fundraising.
Terry played 56 senior games and 103 club games before he was tragically lost to the family and community in 1993. A fine skilful young player who was much loved around the Tyabb club, Terry has always remained in the memories of those at Tyabb with his number-23 jumper kept dormant in his honour.
Terry Goritchan played 56 senior games with Tyabb before being tragically lost to the local community.
Trent played 51 senior games and 169 club games and was part of the 2000 reserves premiership and was a fine footballer who had a great ability to bring others into the game. Trent has continued to support the Tyabb Football Netball Club over the years.
Both clubs are honoured to have this fine family recognised with this ongoing shield that epitomises the strong family ties that connect community sport.
How it Works
There will be an even number of points distributed among the two codes so that the shield is a true club shield and all-inclusive. If a club does not have representation in a particular grade then those points are not awarded at that particular time.
Draws will see points split and if points are tied at the end of the day then the shield is presented to and retained by the current holder of the shield.
Senior 3 points
Reserves 2 points
Under 19’s 1 point
Women’s 1 point
A Grade 3 points
B Grade 1 point
C Grade 1 point
D Grade 1 point
Under 17’s 1 point