May 12, 2019
Congratulations to Jeremy Griffith, who is the new president of Box Hill Athletic Club following our AGM in May. Jeremy takes over from Chris O’Connor, who has worked tirelessly for the club since becoming president in 2011.
Jeremy is no stranger to the Box Hill athletics scene, pioneering the bar at track events held at Hagenaeur Reserve in recent times, and cooking up a storm on the club’s successful barbecues. He is the father of Commonwealth Games athlete and Box Hill member Georgia Griffith.
Jeremy will be supported by a committee of 18 others, including six new faces – Ian Sloane, Megan Sloane, Simon Watson, Adelaid Hawkins, Peter McDonald and Sam McDonald. The club is delighted to welcome new committee members and we wish Jeremy all the best as he starts his important job.
Nearly a hundred people attended the AGM and heard club life member Graeme Olden recount Chris O’Connor’s contribution to the club over several decades. The club owes a great deal of its success to Chris, and we hope he can now spend a bit more time with his young family.