|Ron Hoenig MP with Tony Vecillio OAM|
Attending the Randwick Botany Little Athletics official opening of their 46th season at Hensley Field was a terrific event. It was very exciting to see hundreds of local children participating in competitive sports and having a good time; it was certainly a great example of community spirit
Not only was it the Little A’s official opening, it was also the March Past day where all the children from the tiny tots to under 17’s proudly marched from the 100 metre start line to the finish line of the track.
I was honoured to present the awards for Boys Captain, Boys vice-Captain, Girls Captain and Girls vice-Captain and congratulate the new leaders in their new role.
It is certainly an achievement of how long Little A’s have been going, 46 seasons and still going strong, this may be due to the dedicated and passionate leadership it has. Over the years competitors in Little A's have shown much promise and the club has a championship status that cannot be challenged.
I had the opportunity in presenting Tony Vecellio, OAM with a community recognition certificate that has been recorded in the NSW Parliamentary Hansard. Not only is Tony the President of Randwick Botany Little Athletics Centre; he is also described as its guiding light. Tony has served Randwick Botany Little Athletics for more than 40 years as its president, bringing much positivity and drive.
I would like to thank everyone that came along including all the competitors, marchers and volunteers. I would also like to thank the Mayor of Botany Bay City Council, Ben Keneally and Councillor Christina Curry for also coming along, presenting awards and showing their support to such a wonderful community organisation.
|Mayor Ben Keneally, James Bassil (Boys Captain), Declan O’Connell (Boys vice-captain), Ron Hoenig MP, Stephanie Grujoski (Girls vice-captain), Taylor Minslow (Girls Captain), Councillor Christina Curry|