Bankstown Sports is incredibly proud of Chairman John Murray OAM who has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from ClubsNSW, for his tireless efforts working for our community for almost 80 years.
John has been volunteering for the Canterbury-Bankstown area since the age of seven.
He has served our club for more than 60 years, initially as one of the founding members, followed by various roles on our board including the last 17 years as Chairman. During that time, he has been actively involved in fundraising for our associated sporting clubs, and local community partners including Bankstown City Aged Care, Lions Club, Bankstown Legacy, Youth Off The Streets and Guide Dogs Australia.
Away from the club, John has also been a volunteer member of the Rural Fire Service, he helped to raise $1.5M for Rett Syndrome after his granddaughter was diagnosed with the disorder, he raised money for the Leukaemia Foundation and The Lisa Farmer Foundation.
In 2018, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition for his service to the community of Bankstown.
And in 2023, he has been acknowledged by ClubsNSW for his incredible efforts.
John is always the first one to put his hand up to help in times of need. Despite being in his 80s and living 40 minutes away from the club, he visits weekly, he attends special events for our local sport and community groups, and he always pops his head in to see the club’s administration team.
John is a role model, a leader, and the perfect example of what registered clubs in New South Wales stand for.