For 66 years Greg ‘Candles’ Hore has been the backbone of the Mulwala Football Netball Club.FIONA BLICK September 2, 2014 3:07pm
He has turned his hand to just about everything there is, from boundary umpire, player and cleaner through to president, line marker and trainer.
And now Candles has added another notch to his Lions’ belt, clocking up a staggering 1,200 games as timekeeper, a job he started in 1983 and continues to perform today.
Current president John Francis hailed Candles a “fantastic guy, he is a true gentleman”.
“Candles absolutely lives and breathes the Mulwala Football Netball Club as does the rest of his family,” Francis said.
“Our club motto is ‘Respect the Past; Build the Future’ and Candles is definitely one of the key links to the history of the club.”
It all started in 1948 when Candles took on the job of boundary umpire before pulling on the boots as a player five years later.
He retired from playing in 1959 due to injury but continued as a boundary umpire until 1965 when he then became a goal umpire, which he continued to do until 1983.
In addition Candles has, for the last 25 years, walked around Lonsdale Reserve marking out the white lines in preparation for game day, a task which has seen him travel approximately 1,000km overall, the equivalent of walking to Sydney.
As if that wasn’t enough, he has also performed the duties of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and past players president at various times.
“Candles also has a great sense of humour,” Francis said.
“He still regularly tries to put his name forward to run out with the boys.
“Candles is truly a foundation stone of the club.”
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