WADE CORE - 2016 MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
Wade has been Involved in the game and Carina club for 49 years, he has had longevity in coaching, he has the skills in both football and life that he passes on to all he has coached.
He has a long refereeing career and has a great love of the game and club.
History of service to the game:
Player at Carina Juniors for 28years
Coach at Carina 41 years - coached 42 teams (every age from under 7 to under18 and seniors)
37 teams to finals - 16 teams to Grand Finals - 8 Premierships
Club referee since 1983 to current
Management Committee member for a number of years
Vice President 2008
Assistant Secretary 1983
Carina/Souths Mackay Tour Co-ordinator 1982 to present
Negotiated the Carina/Broncos partnership which saw the junior playing numbers increase from 174 and declining to be capped at 500.
Assisted in the planning and running of the 2015 State Championships held at Carina.
Achievements in current and previous roles:
The Carina/Souths Mackay tour which sees each club host on alternative years has given players and officials from both clubs the opportunity to exchange ideas and football knowledge and for the majority of players being billeted they have social experiences they otherwise would not get. The tours have seen the commencement of lifelong friendships.