Hannah Patterson wins President's Cup
Updated: Nov 23, 2020
A prestigious award for club service
Hannah has been a dedicated player, coach, manager and committee member this year and given masses back to the club.
Hannah said: "I have had great help and coaching from Riki and especially Keri over the years, and have also received a lot of help over the years from older experienced team mates including the two Karens. I love being apart of ABC. It’s a great club with great people, who I think I will remain life long friends with. I want to see this club thrive and I like doing my contribution to be a part of that."
Hannah managed both the Prem 2 and Grand Final winning Prem 3 Women's teams of which she was a key player. She was also coached the Division 1 Women's team and on Grand Final Day she had to run from one turf to the other to fulfil her coaching and playing duties. She also helped Karen coach Division 3 when Karen was away. A key part of the ABC Committee and Social Committee, Hannah also organised the successful prizegiving in 2020.
Karen Croft, ABC Secretary said: "Hannah is always willing to put her hand up when help is needed. This season despite working long hours at her essential worker job she still played, managed, coached and volunteered for three teams and helped with club organization. Her friendly smile and helpfulness is truly appreciated."
Hannah started playing hockey at school and was in the Massey High 1st XI - 2014 - aged 14 - only her second year of playing hockey. She joined ABC in 2016 where Karen Croft and Karen Porteous taught her everything in that first year. They were a huge help in getting up my skills to make the next team
In 2017 Hannah was in the Premier Reserve team - aged 17 - and captain of Massey High School 1st XI. At an early age she took on managerial role Prem Reserves in 2018 and 2019 when she was also part of the Social Committee, culminating in her service as coach, manager and player in 2020 which has been recognised with the President's Cup Award,.