Selwyn United grant Life Membership to club president Stan de Rooy

Canterbury’s Selwyn United have made club president Stan de Rooy a Life Member in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the club.

In granting the membership, the club said:

“Stan first became involved with Selwyn United in 2014, managing and coaching a number of age grade and tournament teams, before becoming involved in the club’s governance by being co-opted onto the board in late 2015.

“In 2016 he was elected onto the Board, a position he has held since then, and was appointed president in 2021.”

The club said de Rooy’s most notable contributions included the expansion of the club’s facilities, gear and equipment.

“With his brother, Stan has constructed all of the club’s junior, Intermediate and steel senior goals, the Selwyn United grandstand, and the recently sold dugouts built specifically for the new turf,” the club said.

“These assets were produced for the club at the cost of materials only, with hundreds of manufacturing and workshop hours provided free of charge, providing a substantial asset-value injection to the club over the past number of years.

“Furthermore, following 12 months of research, meetings with Mainland Football, various Turf Contractors, Council staff, Councillors and the Mayor, prior to eventually writing and presenting a submission to the Selwyn District’s Council Long Term Plan in 2021, the jewel in the crown, and Stan’s most significant contribution, must surely be the successful $1.5million Foster Park Artificial Football Turf submission.

“This submission ensured the development of the artificial turf that Selwyn United now calls home and which has become the envy of football clubs throughout Canterbury.”

Other Selwyn United Life Members

  • Jym Findlay (2015)
  • Andrew Harper (2016)
  • Martin Allen (2016)
  • Gerard de Rooy (2017)
  • Tania McKay (2019)
  • Lee Padmore (2019)
  • Michelle Marshall (2020)

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