Alumni & Friends

Life Members

Our volunteers have made up a large part of who we are today and without the assistance of the following volunteers we would not have grown and thrived into our 50th season and for that we are truly grateful.

Our Life Members are:

  • Merryn Collier
  • John Ridgeway
  • Alvis Svikers
  • Haldun Suleyman
  • Wendy Wroblewski
  • Richard Boyd
  • Chris Wright
  • Peter Kiploks

Distinguished Members

Peter Kiploks, Chris Stewart, Norm Stewart, Michael Lindstrom, Alan Wroblewski, Wendy Wroblewski, Rob Ficken, Graham Collier, Andrew Wilson, Debra Brayshaw, Chris Wright, Andrew McElhinney, Marian Gandy, Kathy Tanojevic

Michael Lindstrom                                                                                                                                   
Andrew Wilson 2007/08 & 2008/09
Richard Ward 2009/10 & 2010/11
Chris Wright 2011/12 & 2012/13
John Campigli 2013/14 & 2014/15
Craig Furger 2015/16 to current


Denise Scerri 2013/14, 2014/15 
James Goodwin 2015/16 to current

Michael Bleeker 
John Moss 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
John Campigli 2011/12 & 2012/13
Rosemary Vanzo 2013/14
Richard Shackcloth 2014/15 to current

Past Athlete Profile – MARIAN KAESTNER 1972/1973

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Marian competed at the Sandringham little athletics club from 1971 until 1973 when she went overseas to Germany for 3 months. Upon returning she went to Sacre Coeur Private school in Glen Iris. She was Sports Captain at her school PCW in Windsor in Year six. At Sacre Coeur she continued with her Athletics and was also very involved in Swimming and Basketball.
During her time at Sandringham she was known for her successes in Long Jump, High Jump and Triple jump. She competed for Sandringham in the 100m relay (under 9) and in shot put, Discus and High Jump.  She was in semi-finals at the Regionals at Waverley Park where she won High Jump (1.05m pictured below).
Marian went on to compete at Olympic Park in 1972 and came 6th in High Jump (1.05m) finals.
In 1973 Marian won the Girls High jump, Triple jump and came second in Discus and Shot put and 3rd in Long jump but then went on to break the club record. Marian also came first in the Track and field Championships in 1972. Marian equalled the U/10 High jump club record in 1973 with a jump of 1.22m, and broke the Club record in the U/10 girl’s Triple jump (8.07m) and again broke the Long jump Club record (4.12m).
Her Long jump record was so impressive that until last year (37 years later) she still held the under 10 Long Jump record!  Meg Cairns now holds her title!  However her biggest accomplishment in life would be her two beautiful girls Natalie and Nicole (below) who have both competed at Sandringham over the years. Marian is well known around Hampton. She has spent most of her life here and is known through the girls attending St Joan of Arc, around LAS where she has assisted over the years and at Netball and Basketball where her girls both play.
See the original newspaper articles from 1973 showing her breaking records, photos of Marian with Governor Sir Rohan Delacombe and her winning high jump at Waverley Park.