Life Members

Traditionally awarded to individuals who make an outstanding contribution to the club over a long period of time, and who contribute greatly to the future success of the club. Not awarded ever year only when the club committee deems it is warranted.

1995: Neville Brown
Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 10.48.05 PMOriginal (Oak Park) Water Polo Club founder, organizing the first men's team in 1985. Over the years has served as President, Secretary and Treasurer, coached the subsequent women's teams and is now retired. Last played for the club in the 2003 Victorian Championships as part of the SL5 premiership winning team.
1998: Gary McKinnon
Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 10.48.16 PMLong term player, who until 2007 held the men's record for the most games played. A dedicated and reliable player with impressive speed. An injury forced Gary into retirement in early 2004, when he was still winning the swim ups at age 50+
1999: Michael Boyle
Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 10.48.25 PMWas the driving force behind the club's relocation and Oak Park-Essendon, then Essendon name changes, resulting in EFCSC funding and additional local players. A long term player (goalie), who also coached the women. He served on the committee for a period of time and is a former Club President.
2005: Darren Steere
Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 10.48.38 PMLong term player and current club coach. He has provided significant financial support to the club over the years and also provides his services as a Vic Polo Referee. He is has served as a State Junior Coach and has taken club junior squads away for country and national competitions. Darren was instrumental in developing our women and pushing forward with an elite SLI squad.
2007: Sheridan Mom (Brown)
Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 10.48.49 PMLong term player for the club who retired in 20 I 0, having been in the inaugural 1990 women's team. She has since returned as a player, with over 500 games under her belt. Sheridan has served as club secretary and has always been a major contributor to the women's A team.
2007: Lisa Murray -Segal
Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 10.48.59 PMIs now the longest serving member in the club's history - playing in her 30th year. She holds the club's all time game record at 600+ games. She served 4 years as Club President and is currently the WSL3 Team Manager. Lisa also produces the club's newsletter The Weekly Wrap and the annual Year Book.