Canteen Coordinator Mamie McLean with Club President Jeremy Stanwix

Round Three MVP: Mamie McLean

Round Three MVP: Mamie McLean

With Sydney’s wild weather playing havoc, causing sporting fields across Sydney to be closed, it was unfortunate that Round Three was a total wipeout for all Drummoyne Power teams.

So with no action on field, we have had to look OFF field for our Most Valuable Player for Round Three.

The Sydney Swans are holding a weekly Club MVP competition, asking each junior Club to nominate a weekly MVP for our Club. The MVP could be a player, an official or volunteer around the grounds. If our entry is selected, the nominee wins four tickets to a Swans game.

Our nominee for this week is bound to be popular. Mamie McLean has been the Club’s Canteen Coordinator for a couple of years now and makes an enormous contribution to the Club. Revenue from the canteen is extremely important in ensuring our club is adequately resourced, and that our registration fees don’t skyrocket.

But while everyone knows who Mamie is, there are a couple of things you may not know about Mamie.

The first is, Drummoyne Power is not the only organisation to benefits from her great community spirit and super organisational skills; she’s an active volunteer for a number of community organisations (where does she get the time??), including the Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival, which was unfortunately this year also cancelled by the weather.

You also may not know that just after the AFL season ended last year, Mamie was gravely ill, requiring a brain operation for an aneurysm. And while she appears to be as bright and energetic as ever, Mamie is still in recovery mode and may need some TLC. We’re super grateful that she now has a team around her to provide support. Thank you to Nicole Chung, Leanne Bromley and Leanne Hart, who are all making invaluable contributions to the Drummoyne Power canteen, and supporting Mamie behind the counter and behind the scenes.

Thank you, Mamie, for all you do. You’re an obvious choice for Club MVP for Round Three!

PS: last year, some of our Auskickers even made a video about Mamie… Didn’t see it? It’s worth a look!