William ‘Bill’ Groves Memorial Trophy – Club Champion Best & Fairest
Bill was a long time committee member and helper of the Mentone FC from the early 1960’s through to 1976. A Vice President of the club for many years, he played a major part in ensuring the financial security of the club through his work with the finance and social committees.
Bill won the Best Club Person award in 1965 and was honoured with Life Membership of the club in 1970 in recognition of his services.
The Mentone FC Senior Best and Fairest trophy was awarded in his honour after his death and this tradition was continued following the formation of St.Bedes/Mentone Tigers AFC in 1993.