George Alexander Perpetual Trophy – Best Club Person
The Best Club Person trophy was struck in George Alexander’s honour to commemorate his outstanding personal values.
George had been President of the St. Bedes Old Collegians FC for five years, when he died suddenly at the age of 35 in 1978.
Interestingly George’s first association with local football came through his friendship with Dave Evans who played with the Mentone Football Club before transferring to the Old Collegians. George who had studied pharmacy with David Evans and Dave Price, another St Bede’s player, owned a Pharmacy in Brunswick. He was not an Old Collegian and yet travelled to and from Beda Park to support the Beda’s.
During his year’s as President, George made everyone feel equal regardless of their ability on the field. He was genuine, he loved life, he loved people. George was also extremely generous in his financial support and worked tirelessly for the success of the club. The photo was taken in 1970 after the St Bedes O.C.F.C won the premiership. George stands to the far left of the photo which also includes great club members in Gerry Shannon and David Evans.
The Best Club Person trophy could not honour a better person.