FREDDIE THE GREAT
We couldn't be happier for our own Fred Jordan to have been recognised with an EFL Recognition of Service award this week. Read what the league had to say about Freddy below. Congratulations! We couldn't do it without him.
Mooroolbark Football Club’s Fred Jordan, who turned 71 in September, was born deaf and has a speech impairment, yet has put in a lifetime of work around Heights Reserve. The passionate volunteer played over 130 games for his beloved Mustangs, but his greatest contribution has come off the field. Fred, more commonly known as Freddie, has contributed more than 2000 games of service to the club over 44 years. He has no dramas in rolling up his sleeves and doing everything around the place and is a man that takes pride in the club and takes pride in its appearance. He does everything you could possibly imagine — the jobs that nobody wants to do. Freddie is the first to arrive at every home game at 7am, vacuuming the clubrooms, cleaning the windows and putting the padding on the goalposts. He goal umpires for the under-19s before doing the same for the reserves then heads on over to the scoreboard where he sits for the senior game whilst doing the scores. Such is the respect Freddie is held in, the clubs’ players chip in each year to cover his car registration. At training on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and during the pre-season, Freddie makes sure the water bottles are full, while also maintaining the footballs during the week, which has saved the club hundreds of dollars over the years. When Mooroolbark plays away, Freddie goes through the change rooms to collect any lost property, finding the odd gold coin, before returning all items to the club on Tuesday night. Those at the Mustangs say the club would not be where it is today without the kind and generous volunteer work that Freddie has contributed. Congratulations to Fred Jordan on receiving the EFL Recognition of Service Award.