Trio granted life membership

The Werribee Football Club is delighted to welcome Peter Williams, Doug Joiner, and Jimmy Masterson as its newest life members.

The three were officially presented with the club’s highest honour at last week’s Bruce Montgomery Trophy at Moonee Valley Racecourse in recognition of their outstanding service over a number of years.

The first of the inductees presented on the night, Williams joined Werribee’s junior ranks as a 12-year-old before going on to play 51 senior games, earning the unique distinction of being the only player to be a member of both the 1992 under-19 and 1993 senior premiership teams.

He went on to perform a number of coaching roles with the club, which included a stint as playing coach of the reserves later in his career, and has also served as a member of the match committee and as a runner on game days.

Williams described his admittance to the ranks of life membership as a “great honour” and paid tribute to the people as the club who have made his time at Werribee memorable.

“Every time I turn up to the club, whether it’s to watch a game in the background or come to events like tonight, I see those people who make the club so special, and there’s lots of people sitting out there at the moment,” he said.

Joiner came on board with Werribee in 2002 and in the time since has served as a trainer, masseur, hydration manager, and in his current role of property steward. Most importantly, he has been a great friend and continual source of support for the playing group.

Masterson has been a highly valued club sponsor since joining Werribee in 2003, but it is for his game-day role behind the barbecue – in which he has been credited for cooking “the best sausages in the VFL” – that he is best known to the regulars at Avalon Airport Oval.

The Werribee Football Club congratulates all three men on being awarded life membership and thanks them for their ongoing commitment to the club.

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