Club 44 Honoring Justin Groves
Club 44 was struck in honor of the memory of Justin Groves, a player who tragically passed away in his twenties. Justin was a passionate Karingal person who wore his heart on his sleeve and it is hoped that members of Club 44 share the passion and desire for success that Justin possessed not only for Karingal but in life. The Groves family has had an association with Karingal Football Club for over 30 years and those who have witnessed parents David & Jan plus brothers Paul & Brandon will understand how much victory would have meant to Justin.
The number 44 is symbolic because this is the number Justin wore in all of his games for Karingal. Club 44 retains an element of exclusivity because of its limited with the Club 44 insignia printed on them.
In 2004 the Groves family struck an annual award to be given at each Presentation Night. The Club 44 award is given to the player exhibiting the qualities that Justin displayed throughout his career. Courage to perform under adversity, Determination to succeed against stronger opposition and Tenacity to persist until the result is achieved. In addition to a trophy the winner can elect to wear jumper number 44 in the following season, his family feels truly touched by the warmth with which this club has been accepted.
Even with Justin’s passing he continues to have an emotional and tangible influence on the success of the Karingal Football Club
CLUB 44 Winners:
2004 – Ben Gothard
2005 – David Measham
2006 – Matt Jakobi
2007 – Justin Peckett
2008 – Steve Charalambous
2009 – Robbie Clements
2010 – Justin Farrelly
2011 – Bevan Malloy
2012 – Troy Hoad
2013 Packages are now available.
2013 Package $275 ( 1St increase in over 10 years) – If paid in full by Round 1 then 2012 price of $250 applies
- Club Membership – Entry to All Home Games
- Insider Email – Regular updates straight from the coach.
- 4 Guest passes – To allow people entry to game & half time as required
- $80 Voucher – To be used for drinks and merchandise
- ½ Time Functions In Rooms for games @ Showtime Attractions Park
- Club 44 Day – Beer, Wine & Soft Drink – Round 2 April 13th V Langwarrin 12 pm Onwards
- NEW -Thursday night happy hour between 6.00pm and 7.00pm
If a current Club 44 member introduces a new member in 2013 and both paid in full by Round 1 you will receive an additional $40 voucher. Any new Club 44 members in 2013 will receive a Club 44 Polo shirt.
Payments Can be made directly to Karingal FNC
BSB 633 108 Acc 136782273 Use Name as Reference
$150 Club 44 AWAY Package – No Vouchers