A NEWSLETTER FOR THE OLYMPIANS CLUB OF WA DECEMBER 2004
MAGNIFICENT! Tis the season to be jolly . . .
This year the Olympians will once again celebrate
Christmas once again at the Royal Perth Golf Club on
Sunday 19th December.
What a fantastic Athens Games! THE WA CLUB
Perth’s leading business and professional
A record contingent of WA 54 persons’ club
athletes came home with 4 Gold, 5
We would like to extend our thanks to the Board and
Silver and 4 Bronze medals, a total of
Staff of The Western Australian Club for their support
13 medal-winning performances
of the WA Olympic Council’s operations and
across 9 events and 5 sports. The
fundraising efforts over the past 4 years.
most successful result from WA to
date. What an Poutstanding
The WA Club is home to Olympians on the Terrace and
achievement and performance by our
is delighted to extend an invitation to all 2004
WA Team members.
Olympians to take up an Honourary Membership of
this Prestigious Club.
I look forward to seeing as many of
our Olympians as possible to
Please remember this offer is available to all WA
celebrate the Team’s achievements
Olympians and those residing in WA.
and the Festive Season at our Annual Holding his bike aloft, Dual Gold Medallist Ryan
Christmas Lunch and IOC 2004 Pin Bayley - WA’s most successful WA Olympian
For details please call our office on 9226 2000.
Presentation on Sunday the 19th ever.
December and / or afterwards at our
2004 Olympians’ plaque unveiling at the Olympians’ Walkway in Burswood Park. UNVEILING OF THE 2004 PLAQUE
FOR THE OLYMPIANS WALKWAY
My gratitude and thanks to Team Appeal Chairman, J Barrey Williams, his
The unveiling of the plaque for the 2004 Olympians
Committee and WAOC staff, Tania Sullivan & Nadia Auletta who worked tirelessly to
will take place on Sunday, 19th December at 6.20pm
ensure that we have reached our fundraising target of $500,000 towards the 2004 Team.
at Burswood Park.
I have just returned from Melbourne, where regrettably the AOC was unable to host an
The Walkway honours each Western Australian that
OCWA meeting but Leon Wiegard and his OCV Committee held a wonderful Dinner with
has represented at an Olympic Games and dates back
focus on reunions for the 1964 and 1984 Olympic Teams. Most of my 1984 Rowing Team
(Men’s 8, Women’s 4, Men’s 4 and Quad) were there and had a great reunion.
In a new initiative, this year’s plaque will be unveiled
The WAOC Board will meet on December 7 to discuss the 2005 - 2008 quadrenium. Our
as part of Burswood Park Board’s Annual Carols in the
priority is to ensure that the activities of the WAOC and OCWA remain dynamic, efficent
Park on Sunday, 19th December.
and relevant and that the high level of service is maintained in our support of the
Australian Olympic Team, promoting Olympism, Olympic Education and Community
The WA Olympic Council would like to thank Burswood
activities throughout the State of Western Australia. It remains our charter to fully
Park Board , the Town of Victoria Park and Burswood
represent the needs and interests of Western Australian Olympians.
Resort for their continuous support of this worthwhile
Whilst in Melbourne I saw the statues of Betty and Shirley at the MCG, both fitting and
majestic celebrations of our great athletic champions. I would like to recognise Keith
Gaisford (Life Member WAOC) for 32 years of continued service, we will miss his
cheerful and wise input formally, but look forward to seeing he and Edna at Olympic
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Robbie Dunn (88), former Socceroo was in the soccer team that
won Gold at the over 40’s Pan Pac Games.
Congratulations to Lisa Oldenhof (04) and her fiancée Duane
Mark Hager (88, 96, 04) will guide Australia’s junior hockey Russ on their recent engagement.
progam for men over the next four years.
Congratulations also to Todd Pearson (00, 04) and Alisa Rowles
David Bell (00, 04) will take on the role of National Coaching on their recent Wedding.
Manager for Hockey Australia.
And Congratulations also goes to 4 x
Barry Dancer (76, 04) has been re-appointed Head Coach of the Olympic Archery Manager, Keith
Australian Men’s Hockey Team. Gaisford and his wife Edna who
celebrated their 50th Wedding
Frank Murray (92, 96, 00) has been appointed Head Coach of the Anniversary on the 6th November.
Australian Women’s Hockey Team
On a sadder note, after 32 years on the
James Stanton (04) is over in Barcelona playing Professional WA Olympic Council Executive, Life
Water Polo for CN Sabadell. Member Keith, has decided to retire.
Lee Capes’ (88) has raised an up and coming star figure skater On behalf of everyone at the WAOC we
with 9 year old daughter Jaimee winning the Australian Figure would like to thank Keith for his outstanding service.
Skating Champs in August.
Val Norris-Buffham, (64, 68) was recently inducted into the GOLD MEDAL EFFORT GETTING
inaugural Cockburn Sport Hall of Fame. TO THE GAMES
John Bestall (88,92) and his family are off to see the world, For the 2004 Athens Games the AOC sent 14 shipping containers to
jetsetting to Eruope for 9 weeks over Christmas. Athens;
- 2 of them outsize to accommodate rowing shells
2004 sees the return of Olympic Gold Medallist Sally Carbon (88, - 9 containers carrying office supplies, golf carts, fridges
92) to WA, with her husband Michael Broadbridge who will be and lounges
joining the Docker’s Coaching Staff. - 1 carrying medical and physiotherapy equipment
- 1 for the teams' 1000 suitcases.
ROWERS RIDE FOR TELETHON There were 36 computers, 70 tables, 96 fridges, six freezers, 45
rubbish bins, 2 safes, 14 clocks, 163 lounges, 900 power adaptors,
On Tuesday, 2nd November David McGowan (04) and Ben 27 physiotherapy tables, 90 TVs, 180sqm of floor coverings, 100
Cureton (04) set off from Kalgoorlie in the early hours of the mattresses, 370sqm of astroturf, two barbecues , 108 outdoor chairs,
morning to begin their journey to Perth. nine irons, a washing machine, 50 drying racks, 40 eskys , three
sheds and 10 corkscrews, not to mention things such as duct tape,
That’s right rode... David and Ben better known for their skills in the shelving, bookcases, crockery, power cords and medical
boat cycled from Kalgoorlie to Perth, 620km (without support) to curtaining.
raise money for Telethon.
There was also 3 air-freight shipments of 6000kg and air freighting
38 hours later and 60km in the nude the guys rolled into Perth, for 8 horses for the equestrian team.
managing to raise $2,500 along the way.
Uniforms involved 31,850 items from Woolmark and 70,000 items
Congratulations guys! from Nike. These were shipped in a container and distributed from
a rented conference centre in Athens.
Riding Tip - If you’re going to ride nude, make sure
Well Done to all at the AOC for their outstanding effort.
you apply sunscreen ALL OVER!
BURSWOOD RESORT HAND OVER CHEQUE FOR $30,000
On July 23, the night of the 2004 Australian Olympic Team Gala Dinner, Burswood’s then Managaing Director, John Schaap made a suprise
presentation of a cheque for $30,000 to the WA Olympic Council
Once again we have been delighted to have the support of WA’s Premier Resort with our Fundraising Appeal and thank Burswood Resort and its
staff for their assistance with all our events.
THE WA CLUB - OUR HOME ON THE TERRACE
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‘MAGIC FORMULA’ TO WIN OVER IOC
WINTER STRICKLAND MEDAL
The most expensive bidding battle in Olympic history has began,
The Winter Strickland Medal is an initiative of the WA Olympic with five of the world’s most recognisable cities attempting to win
Council & Olympians Club of WA and has been created to the right to host the 2012 Olympics.
honour the achievements of WA’s first male and female Olympic
Gold Medallists, John Winter (48) and the late Shirley Paris, London, New York, Madrid and Moscow will leave no stone
Strickland (de la Hunty) (48, 52, 56) unturned in their quest for the 2012 Games.
The Winter Strickland Medal will be presented at the WA Sports The secret will be to find the magical potion that can sway votes.
Star Awards on Wednesday 8th December and will be awarded
for the Most Outstanding Performance by a WA Olympian in According to former IOC presidential candidate Dick Pounds,
2004. “there is no scientifically demonstrable right choice from among
candidate cities and, almost certainly, no perfect candidate. Each
This prestigious medal will be presented annually with the will have its own set of strengths and weaknesses and many of
winner being determined by a majority vote by Olympians these are subjective considerations identified by the IOC
connected to WA. members.”
NOMINATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
For a Nomination Form contact the office on 9226 2000
ATHENS.... On Thursday, 9th September
John Steffensen, Sarah Outhwaite, Oliver
a crowd of several thousand Dziubak, Lisa Oldenhof, Stefan Szczurowski
gathered in Perth’s central
Since Athens our business district for the lunchtime event honouring WA’s Athens
2004 Olympians have Olympians.
been kept busy
Olympians from L-R; Kylie Wheeler, Tal Karp,
attending numerous David McGowan at McHappy Day. The patriotic chant of “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Oi, Oi, Oi” rang out,
community, charity, sporting, flags were waved and family, friends and fans cheered wildly as the
social and school functions facilitated by this office Olympians stepped on stage while their achievements were
Such events included;
Premier Geoff Gallop praised WA’s Olympic team and those who
Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 Fun Run supported them.
Education Excellence Youth Breakfast, Kalgoorlie
“We contributed to 20 per cent of Australia’s tally of 49 medals, not
The Smith Familty Christmas Appeal Launch bad from a state that has less than 10 per cent of Australia’s
St Barbara’s Festival, Kalgoorlie population, “ Dr Gallop said.
Town of Victoria Park’s Colours of Spring Mall WAOC appreciates the partnership with the State Government and
President’s Dinner, Royal Argricultural Society of WA the City of Perth in hosting the Welcome Home Celebrations.
22nd National NIBA Convention
Our appreciation also goes to Channel Seven Perth for their
Burswood Resort Melbourne Cup Lunch contribution to the live broadcast and organisational assistance
Ocean Reef Primary School Fair And thanks to Australia Post for hosting a pre-event function for the
2004 Olympians and Olympic Team Appeal Committee.
Mazenod College’s Annual Sports Awards Night
2 visits to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children But the celebrations didn’t stop there....
In addition the 2004 Olympians have attended numerous other
events organised by WAIS and their own sports. Along with family and friends the 2004 Olympians then headed to
the Ruby Room at Burswood Resort where they let their hair
down, some into the wee hours of the Friday morning.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR 2004 OLYMPIANS FOR
ATTENDING THESE EVENTS. THE VALUE OF YOUR Our thanks to Sue and her staff at the Ruby Room for hosting a
PRESENCE IN THE COMMUNITY IS IMMENSE.
THE WA CLUB - OUR HOME ON THE TERRACE
The Chairman of the Team Appeal Committee, Mr J Barrey Willams CARBINE CLUB OLYMPIC LUNCHEON
is proud to annouce that his Committee has successfully reached May 28
the WA fundraising target of $500,000.
Every year the Team Appeal is a beneficary of one Carbine Club
Our sincere gratitude goes to this dynamic group of WA’s top Luncheon. In 2004 this Luncheon sucessfully raised $9,000.
business leaders who generously give up their time to benefit the
Olympic Movement Guests enjoyed a humourous trip down memory lane with Tom
Hoad (60, 64, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88)
In 2004, two new fundraising initiatives were unveiled, these
were; Our greatful thanks to the Carbine Club for their outstanding support.
LIMITED EDITION 2004 ATHENS LICENSE PLATES
2004 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC
TEAM GALA DINNER
“The Best of the West, WA’s Finest,
The Equal of Any”
The Limited Editon plates were launched at our 100 Days to Go
Function at The Western Australian Club where 17 supporters of Held in the Plaza Ballroom at
the Appeal were also presented with an Acknowledgement Burswood Resort, guests were
Certificate for their contribution. treated to some of the State’s famous
food and wines in the company of
Guests were treated to the WA Club’s finest food and wine, as well WA’s finest athletes and Olympic
as sounds from the Greek Islands. Legends.
Singing Sensation, Miranda Murphy
A special offer has been sent out to all 2004 Olympians to purchase The night was hosted by Channel
one of the remaining few plates at a heavily discounted price of Seven’s local ‘Greek God’ Basil Zempilas and guests were
$750.00. entertained by WA singing sensation Miranda Murphhy and WA’s top
corporate band, Swing Generation.
2004 OLYMPIANS CALENDAR
The Acting Premier of WA, Hon Eric Ripper MLA formally farwelled
37 members of the 2004 Team who attended the Dinner.
The night was a record success with $126,000 being raised, $30,000
of which was kindly donated by Burswood Resort.
Our special thanks to Dinner Convenor, Howard Read and his
For those of you who don’t know 25 of Western Australia’s Olympic committee, AbbeyVale Wines, Channel 7, Qantas, Burswood and
hopefuls posed in anything but their tracksuits for Scoop the volunteers from WAIS and the WA Sports Centre Trust.
Magazine’s Winter Edition.
The photos taken by Emma van Dordrecht, Philip Gostelow and 2004 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM GOLF DAY
Frances Andrijich impressed David Hogan, Director of Scoop August 23
Publishing so much that together with Dalton Fine Paper and Scott
Print they decided to produce an Olympians Calendar. Scoop sold Held once again at the prestigious Royal Perth Golf Course, 20
the calendars for $20 each and donated all proceeds to the Team corporate teams enjoyed a day of serious fun on the course. Teams
Appeal. enjoyed a BBQ lunch before heading out to compete in an 18 hole
Best Ball Stabelford Competition.
Both the License Plates and Calendars were a great success and
we look to forward producing these again in the leadup to the 2008 Although many of the Teams may say it was a close game, there
Beijing Games. could only be one winner and that was John Schapp and his crew
from Burwood. Coming in close second was Pacific International
Reality and third went to Satterly Property Group.
The WA Olympic Council would like to thank all involved, with
special thanks to Ray Turner, Chairman of the Golf Day and Royal
Perth Golf Club and their staff.
The Executive and Staff of the WAOC wish all members of the Olympic Family a safe and happy Festive season.
The office will be closed as of 5.00pm Friday 24th Dec and will re-open on Tuesday, 4th Jan
2004 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM
Archery Rowing (W) Water Polo (W)
Deonne Bridger Amber Bradley Belinda Brooks
Jo-Ann Galbraith Sarah Outhwaite Kelly Heuchan
Sally Robbins Emma Knox
Badminton Rebecca Sattin
Travis Denney TEAM STAFF
Basketball Belinda Stowell Boxing
Anthony Ronaldson Geoff Peterson
Boxing Adam Lucas Gymnastics (W)
Adam Forsyth Antony Matkovich Nikolai Lapchine
Anthony Little Travis Nederpelt
Todd Pearson Hockey (M)
Canoe/ Kayak Eamon Sullivan Colin Batch
Robin Bell Jonathon van Hazel Barry Dancer
Lisa Oldenhof Jeremy Davy
Swimming (W) Ray Dorsett
Cycling Lara Carroll Neal McLean
Ryan Bayley Jennifer Reilly
Peter Dawson Hockey (W)
Taekwondo David Bell
Football (M) Tina Morgan Mark Hager
Anthony Danze Ian Hicks
Brad Jones Track & Field (M) Carmel Goodman
Adrian Madaschi Paul Burgess
Jade North Oliver Dziubak Rowing
David Tarka Dmitri Markov Antonio Maurogiovanni
Football (W) John Steffensen Shooting
Lisa De Vanna Ray Andrews
Track & Field (W)
Gymnastics Kym Howe Softball
Allana Slater Kylie Wheeler Kere Johanson
Hockey (M) Triathlon Swimming
Bevan George Peter Robertson Roger Bruce
Hockey (W) Volleyball
Emily Halliday David Ferguson Table Tennis
Daniel Howard Brian Lauri
Ben Cureton Water Polo (M) Track and Field
David Dennis Tim Neesham Alex Parnov
Glen Loftus James Stanton Grant Ward
Stuart Reside Volleyball
Stefan Szczurowski Damian Oldmeadow
2004 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM
SPORT ATHLETE PLACING
Archery Deonne Bridger 1st round individual & team events
Jo-Ann Galbraith 1st round individual & team events
Athletics Dmitri Markov (Pole Vault) Heat
Kym Howe (Pole Vault) Heat
Oliver Dziubak (Javelin) Heat 20/33
Paul Burgess (Pole Vault) 11th
Kylie Wheeler (Heptathlon) Finished 18/34 score: 6090
John Steffensen (4x400m) Silver
Andrew McManus (4x100m) Did not compete
Badminton Travis Denney
(Men's Doubles/Mixed Doubles) 1st round men’s & mixed doubles
Basketball Anthony Ronaldson 9th
Boxing Adam Forsyth Quarter finals
Anthony Little Won 1st round, lost 2nd
Canoeing Robin Bell (Slalom Canoeing C1) 4th
Lisa Oldenhof (Ladies K4) 6th
Cycling Ryan Bayley (Track Sprint) Gold - Keirin, 4th Team Sprint
Gold – Sprint
Peter Dawson (Track Endurance) Gold – Teams Pursuit (heats)
Football Lisa De Vanna Semi Finals – 5th
Bradley Jones Quarter-Finals – 7th
Adrian Madaschi Quarter-Finals – 7th
Jade North Quarter-Finals – 7th
David Tarka Quarter-Finals – 7th
Anthony Danze Quarter-Finals – 7th
Gymnastics Allana Slater 8th in Team, 8th on Beam, 10th All Around
Hockey Bevan George Gold
Emily Halliday 5th
Rowing David Dennis (Men's Coxless Four) 4th in final
David McGowan (Men's Coxless Four) 4th in finaL
Ben Cureton (Men's Lightweight four) Silver
Glen Loftus (Men's Lightweight Four) Silver
Stuart Reside (Men's Eight) Bronze
Stefan Szczurowski (Men's Eight) Bronze
Sarah Outhwaite (Women's Eight) 6th in final
Sally Robbins (Women's Eight) 6th in final
Amber Bradley (Women's Quad) Bronze
Rebecca Sattin (Women's Quad) Bronze
Sailing Belinda Stowell (470 class) 14th
Swimming Adam Lucas,(200m IM) 7th Heats
Antony Matkovich,(4 x 200m Freestyle) Silver (Heats Swim)
Eamon Sullivan,(4 x 100m Freestyle) 6th (only swam heat)
Jennifer Reilly, (400m IM) 5th Heats
Jono Van Hazel, (4 x 100m Freestyle) 6th (only swam heat)
Lara Carroll, (400m IM, 200m IM) 6TH Final 200m IM, 5th Heats 400m IM
Todd Pearson, (4 x 100m Free, 4 x 200m Free) Silver 4x200, final (Heats Swim) 6th 4x100 (Heats Swim)
Travis Nederpelt (200m Butterfly, 400m IM) 8th 400IM Final, 5th heat 200m Butterfly
Taekwondo Tina Morgan (over 67Kg) Prelims
Triathlon Peter Robertson 24th
Volleyball Dan Howard 11th
David Ferguson 11th
Water Polo Emma Knox (Goal Keeper) 4th
Belinda Brooks (Centre Back) 4th
Kelly Heuchan (Driver) 4th
James Stanton (Goal) 9th
Tim Neesham 9th
* Bolding denotes Medallist