Canterbury Hockey Club notes with sadness the passing of former club member, player, coach and committee member Geoff ‘Stork / Sparky’ Mann in Devonport recently.
Geoff was a stalwart of the club in the seventies and eighties when he played in the competition’s A-grade side as a dashing full back.
His enthusiastic attitude to the sport and the natural competitiveness of a red-head made him a formidable opponent in the senior Canterbury line-up, in attack or defence.
Geoff was a true clubman and contributed as an Under-16 coach, umpired, served on the committee in the days when a handful of members did everything, and at the same time managed to win the club’s best and fairest award and represented Tasmania.
Canterbury extends heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Geoff’s family and friends.