Club Awards 2016

Trophy

2016 Recipient

Jack Gallagher & Family trophy

Presented by the Gallagher family.

8 years & under
Boys Champion

Nicholas Varela

Max Riethmuller & Family trophy

Presented by Max Riethmuller and family. Max Rieuthmuller joined the club in 1965 and held various positions including Secretary (1965-68), Treasurer (1968-69) and President (1975-76). He became a Life Member in March 1977.

8 years & under
Girls Champion

Eliza Royal

McLeod Family trophy

Presented by Kevin and Judy McLeod, members of Telopea until 1996.

9 years Boys Champion

(not awarded)

Rogerson Family trophy

Presented by Chris and Kim Rogerson, members of Telopea until 1996.

9 years Girls Champion

Amelia Royal

Bruce McLeod and Family trophy

Presented by Bruce McLeod. The McLeod family were involved with Telopea during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

10 years Boys Champion

Ariel Hutchinson

Theo Bischoff trophy

Presented by Theo Bischoff

10 years Girls Champion

Charlotte Royal

CASC - Jensen trophy

Championship Age 1939-40 (First Senior Man - K. Hill)
One of the trophies handed to the club at the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Manuka Pool.

11 years Boys Champion

Ben Varela

Bill Taylor trophy

Presented by Bill Taylor, a long time member and tireless worker for the club. Bill became a Life Member in 1995.

11 years Girls Champion

(not awarded)

J.L. Davies Cup

Presented by John Davies, a parent and local businessman (Kingston Pharmacy), and Club Patron during 1966-67.

12 years Boys Champion

Taj Hutchinson

W.P. Ryan Cup

Presented by Bill Ryan, convenor of the inaugural meeting of the Telopea Amateur Swimming Club on 26 November 1964. He become President in August 1965 and held that position until May 1968. Bill Ryan was then elected Secretary (1968-1970) and President again during 1974-75.

12 years Girls Champion

(not awarded)

R. Scott-McLean trophy

Presented by Rena Scott-McLean, Life Member and long term office bearer of Telopea during the 1980s and 1990s.

13 years Boys Champion

David Tabke

Allworth Family trophy

Presented by the Allworth family.

13 years Girls Champion

Phoebe Varela

T.R. Colless trophy
14 years Boys Champion

Ben Beck

Reg Dryden trophy

Presented by Reg Dryden in 1968.

14 years Girls Champion

Casey Abel

CASC - H. Calthorpe trophy

Mens Swimming 1937-38 (Won by S. Maugher)
The trophy bears the name now associated with the historic Calthorpe House on Mugga Way in Canberra, but at the time they were a local family like any other. This trophy was donated to the club by the Calthorpe family in 1981 during the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Manuka Pool.

15 years Boys Champion

(not awarded)

Fire Chiefs Trophy

FCT School Swimming (Under 16 Sprint Champion 1937 - D. Adams)
Prior to the opening of the Manuka Pool in 1931 and the establishment of the Canberra Amateur Swimming Club, the only swimming body in Canberra was the Canberra Fire Brigade Amateur Swimming Club which used to conduct events in the Molonglo River. This trophy, now known as the Fire Chiefs Trophy, was originally donated for school competition and is another of the trophies donated to the club during the 50th Anniversary celebrations.

15 years Girls Champion

Alexie Boulton

James Brophy trophy

James Brophy was involved with swimming in Canberra since its inception. He was an Auditor of the club in its early days (1968) and also a past Patron of the club. This trophy was presented to Telopea in 1968. The Brophy Shield (the inter-district meet held in Canberra each year) was named after James Brophy in honour of his work for Country Swimming.

16 years Boys Champion

(not awarded)

Reeve trophy

Member of the Canberra club 1967-68.

16 years Girls Champion

(not awarded)

Canberra Trophy Centre trophy

Donated to the club in 1981 to encourage the older swimmers to continue to swim competitively.

17 years Boys Champion

James Hanson

Greg Breadman Sports Centre trophy

Donated to the club in 1981 to encourage the older swimmers to continue to swim competitively.

17 years Girls Champion

(not awarded)

Telopea Amateur Swimming Club trophy
18 years Boys Champion

Ben Freeman

Telopea Amateur Swimming Club trophy
18 years Girls Champion

(not awarded)

Telopea Amateur Swimming Club trophy
19 years & over 
Boys Champion

(not awarded)

Telopea Amateur Swimming Club trophy
19 years & over
Girls Champion

Jenna Freeman

R. Spreadbury trophy

Member of the Canberra Club. Trophy donated 1965-66.

Open Men's Champion

Ben Freeman

E.H. Delaney trophy

Original member of Telopea. Presented at the first club championships in 1965-66.

Open Women's Champion

Jenna Freeman

Miller Open Mens Sprint Cup

Presented by the Miller family in 2009.

Open Men's 50m Freestyle Champion

James Hanson

Miller Open Womens Sprint Cup

Presented by the Miller family in 2009.

Open Women's 50m Freestyle Champion

Phoebe Varela

Murdon Gwyther Plate

Originally for the Open Men's 100 yards freestyle champion (became the 100 metres in 1984-85). Presented to Telopea at the 50th Anniversary Swimming Carnival held at Manuka in 1981.

Open Men's 100m Freestyle Champion

James Hanson

President's Plate - Pat Brazil

Originally for the Open Women's 100 yards freestyle champion (became the 100 metres in 1984-85). This trophy was donated by Mr Pat Brazil who joined the club in 1968. He held the position of President from 1977-78 to 1981-82 and became a Life Member in May 1982. Mr Brazil is currently the Club Patron.

Open Women's 100m Freestyle Champion

Jenna Freeman

The Matthew Hudson trophy

Donated to the club by the Hudson family in 2001. Matthew Hudson was an outstanding swimmer and represented the club at Country, State, Age and Open National levels.

Open Men's 200m Freestyle Champion

Ben Freeman

Telopea Amateur Swimming Club trophy
Open Women's 200m Freestyle Champion

Casey Abel

Bill Baker and Family trophy

Donated to the club in 2000. Bill Baker was President of Telopea (1997-98), Vice-President and a valued member of the Management Committee for many years. Bill became a Life Member of the club in 2000.

Open Men's 400m Freestyle Champion

Ben Freeman

Bill Baker and Family trophy

Donated to the club in 2000. Bill Baker was President of Telopea (1997-98), Vice-President and a valued member of the Management Committee for many years. Bill became a Life Member of the club in 2000.

Open Women's 400m Freestyle Champion

Casey Abel

Dora Craig Memorial trophy

Donated by the Craig family in 1988 in memory of Dora Craig. This trophy alternates between male and female Breastroke Champions each year.
Dora Craig joined Telopea in 1973 and became Secretary in 1974. She held this position until 1985 when she became Senior Vice-President, holding this position until her death in 1986. She was honoured with a Life Membership in 1984 and was the first recipient of the Hollingworth trophy in 1979. Dora Craig was also awarded a NSWASA Service Merit Award in 1986 in recognition of her contribution to advancing swimming in the Southern NSW and Capital Territory districts.

Open Men's 100m Breaststroke Champion

Ben Freeman

Dora Craig Memorial trophy

In line with the wishes of the original Dora Craig Memorial Trophy, this trophy alternates between male and female Breaststroke Champions.

Open Women's 100m Breaststroke Champion

Marlee Harris

Harrex Family trophy

Donated to the club in 2000. Warren Harrex was President of Telopea in 1999-2000. Eleanor Harrex worked tirelessly for the club. Rebecca and Sarah Harrex were Club Captains and Sarah also coached the junior squad.

Open Men's 200m Breaststroke Champion

Ben Freeman

Harrex Family trophy

Donated to the club in 2000. Warren Harrex was President of Telopea in 1999-2000. Eleanor Harrex worked tirelessly for the club. Rebecca and Sarah Harrex were Club Captains and Sarah also coached the junior squad.

Open Women's 200m Breaststroke Champion

Marlee Harris

The Peter Freney trophy

The committee presented this trophy in 2003 to recognise the achievements of Peter Freney and in appreciation for his many years of leadership and tireless coaching while Coach of Telopea from 1975 to 2002.

Open Men's 100m Butterfly Champion

James Hanson

The Peter Freney trophy

The committee presented this trophy in 2003 to recognise the achievements of Peter Freney and in appreciation for his many years of leadership and tireless coaching while Coach of Telopea from 1975 to 2002.

Open Women's 100m Butterfly Champion

(not awarded)

Ailsa Neil Memorial trophy

Donated by the McLeod family in memory of Ailsa Neil, a valued supporter of Telopea.

Open Men's 200m Butterfly Champion

James Hanson

Ailsa Neil Memorial trophy

Donated by the Pope family. Ailsa Neil provided support to the club over several years in the early 1990s by preparing the programmes for the major Telopea meets and other tasks for the club. This trophy was donated in 1993 in recognition of her association with Telopea.

Open Women's 200m Butterfly Champion

Jenna Freeman

The Margaret Freney trophy

Presented in 2003 by the committee in appreciation for the efforts and dedication given by Margaret Freney during her long association with Telopea.

Open Men's 100m Backstroke Champion

James Hanson

The Margaret Freney trophy

Presented in 2003 by the committee in appreciation for the efforts and dedication given by Margaret Freney during her long association with Telopea.

Open Women's 100m Backstroke Champion

Jenna Freeman

Ben and Peter George Memorial trophy

Donated by Bill George, President of Telopea from 1988 to 1994. Bill and Sue's daughter, Amy, was Club Captain in 1989. Bill George became a Life Member of the club in 2000.

Open Men's 200m Backstroke Champion

James Hanson

Fogarty Family trophy

Donated by Narelle and Alan Fogarty. Narelle is a Life Member of Telopea and a long serving member of the Management Committee. Alan was also a valued member of the Management Committee for a number of years.

Open Women's 200m Backstroke Champion

(not awarded)

Joan Kellett trophy

Past President of Swimming ACT.

Open Men's 200m Individual Medley Champion

Ben Freeman

Joan Kellett trophy

Past President of Swimming ACT.

Open Women's 200m Individual Medley Champion

Jenna Freeman

Cathy Lee Memorial trophy

Presented by Roger Lee and family in memory of Cathy, who was a member of the Telopea Amateur Swimming Club and a committed supported of swimming in the ACT.

Senior Skins Champion

(not awarded)

Maurice McInerny trophy

Presented by Maurice McInerny in 1973-74 as a Saturday Morning Point Score trophy for boys. With the conclusion of Saturday morning swimming (when Telopea left the Manuka Pool) it was decided to introduce a new award - the Club Night Poinstscore 12 years & under Boys Champion for the whole of the swimming year.

Club Night Pointscore 
12 years & under 
Boys Champion

(not awarded)

Lloyd Pollard trophy

First presented to the club in 1974 for Saturday Morning Point Score for girls. Again, with the conclusion of Saturday morning swimming, this trophy became the Club Night Pointscore 12 years & under Girls Champion for the whole of the swimming year.

Club Night Pointscore 
12 years & under 
Girls Champion

(not awarded)

Jim Fraser Memorial Cup

Presented to the club in 1969-70 for the Club Night Pointscore 13 years & over Boys Champion. Mr Fraser served as the Local Member of Parliament for a considerable period of time.

Club Night Pointscore 
13 years & over
Boys Champion

(not awarded)

Ingrid and Ian Wells Perpetual trophy

Presented to the club by Ingrid and Ian Wells for the Club Night Pointscore 13 years & over Girls Champion. Ian Wells was a Coach and Office Bearer of Telopea for several years prior to becoming Coach of the Woden club.

Club Night Pointscore 
13 years & over Girls Champion

(not awarded)

CASC - H. Calthorpe trophy

Mens Swimming 1938-39 (Won by S. Maugher)
The trophy bears the name now associated with the historic Calthorpe House on Mugga Way in Canberra, but at the time they were a local family like any other. This trophy was orginally donated to the Canberra Amateur Swimming Club during the 1938-39 season and was subsequently donated to Telopea during the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Manuka Pool and became the Winter Pointscore trophy. 

Most Improved Boy Winter

David Tabke

CASC - Sir George Knowles trophy

1938-39 (Won by F. Thomas)
This trophy was originally donated to the Canberra Amateur Swimming Club during the 1938-39 season and was donated to Telopea at the 50th Anniversary Swimming Carnival held at the Manuka Pool in 1981 and became the Winter Pointscore trophy for girls.

Most Improved Girl Winter

Casey Abel

Les Barclay Plate

First presented in 1996. Les Barclay is currently the Head Coach of Telopea.

Brace Relay

 

Barry Newport trophy

Presented to the club by Barry Newport in 1975. Barry Newport was the Junior Boy Champion at the club's first official Club Championships held during February 1966. He was an outstanding swimmer who represented Telopea at Country, State and National levels. He was Club Captain between 1968 and 1972.

Most Consistent Boy

James Hanson

Pam Cass Trophy

Presented to the club by Pam Cass during the 1974-75 season. Mrs Cass joined the club in 1967. She was the Club Recorder for several years and became a Life Member in July 1974.

Most Consistent Girl

Casey Abel

Canberra Trophy Centre

Suppliers of high quality trophies, plaques, silver goblets and engraving services in the ACT.

Most Improved Boy

David Tabke

Canberra Trophy Centre

Suppliers of high quality trophies, plaques, silver goblets and engraving services in the ACT.

Most Improved Girl

Phoebe Varela

Presented to 
Telopea Swim Club 2008
12 years & under
Most Improved Freestyle Male

Ben Varela

Presented to 
Telopea Swim Club 2008
12 years & under
Most Improved Freestyle Female

Charlotte Royal

Beringen trophy

Glenn Beringen, an Olympic 200m breaststroke silver medallist in Los Angeles (1984) and Commonwealth silver medallist in breaststroke in Brisbane (1982), was Head Coach at the South Australian Sports Institute for ten years before joining the Australian Institute of Sport. He has coached swimmers to world records (short course) and has guided athletes to medals at all major championships including the Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Most Improved Male 
12 years & under Breaststroke

Ben Varela

Beringen trophy

Glenn Beringen, an Olympic 200m breaststroke silver medallist in Los Angeles (1984) and Commonwealth silver medallist in breaststroke in Brisbane (1982), was Head Coach at the South Australian Sports Institute for ten years before joining the Australian Institute of Sport. He has coached swimmers to world records (short course) and has guided athletes to medals at all major championships including the Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Most Improved Female 
12 years & under Breaststroke

Amelia Royal

Presented to 
Telopea Swim Club 2008
12 years & under
Most Improved Butterfly 
Male

Ben Varela

Presented to 
Telopea Swim Club 2008
12 years & under
Most Improved Butterfly Female

Eliza Royal

Presented to
Telopea Swim Club 2008
12 years & under
Most Improved Backstroke Male

Joshua Wink

Presented to
Telopea Swim Club 2008
12 years & under
Most Improved Backstroke Female

Charlotte Royal

Freney Family trophy

The Freney family has been part of the Telopea Amateur Swimming Club as swimmers, parents, office bearers and coaches for over 30 years. Both Peter (Coach) and Margaret are Life Members of the club.

Most Dedicated in Training

Jenna Freeman

Droop Family trophy

Presented by the Droop family in 1980.

Encouragement Award

Axel Raut

D. Veal and R. Adams trophy

Donated by David Veal and Rosemary Adams, Club Captains of Telopea in 1984.

Junior Encouragement Award

Johsua Wink

Capital Television Shield

Donated by Capital Television after several of the 12 years & under swimmers did a TV commercial for Canberra Milk.

Best Junior Swimmer

Ben Varela

Cupitt Family trophy

Donated to the club in 2003. Marcia Cupitt was an active member of Telopea holding many positions including President (2001 & 2002). She became a Life Member in 2002. Melanie Cupitt first started swimming for Telopea in 1992. She was Club Captain in 2002-03 and became a Coach for the Junior Squad in 2002, and for the Sub-Senior Squad in 2010.

Most Dedicated Junior Swimmer 
12 years & under from the Junior Squad

Ben Varela & Ruby Swan

C. Flutter and K. Scott-McLean trophy

Presented to Telopea Amateur Swimming Club by Chloe Flutter and K. Scott-McLean, past Club Captains.

Long Distance Specialist

Ben Freeman

Coach's trophy

Donated by Peter Freney, past Coach of Telopea.

Outstanding Achievement

David Tabke

The Paton Trophy trophy

Presented to the club in 2004 to recognise the achievements of female swimmers who competed in Open Water swimming. The Paton family were very active members of the club. Siohban was a multi-Gold medallist at the 2000 Paralympics and Sarah was the first Telopea swimmer to represent her country at the Olympic Games. She was a finalist in the 800m freestyle at Athens in 2004.

Open Water Swimmer Male & Female

Ben Freeman &
Jenna Freeman

Captain's Trophy for Sportsmanship

The recipient of this award is determined by the Telopea Club Captains each year.

Sportsmanship

Jenna Freeman

The Sainsbery Family trophy

Presented to the club by the Sainsbery family for the swimmer who could combine swimming with school studies and succeed with reasonable achievements in both fields. Ian Sainsbery was an outstanding swimmer and academic, who represented the club at the highest levels.

Outstanding Swimmer and Academic Excellence

Jenna Freeman

Eldridge trophy

Donated by Jan Eldridge, current Coach of Telopea.

Junior Distance Swimmer

Ben Varela

Traficante Open Water Trophy (13 years & under)

Presented by the Traficante family in 2009.

13 years & under Open Water

(not awarded)

The Hills Family trophy

The Hills family came to Telopea from the U.S. in 2001. Richard Hill swam at Country, State and National levels. In 2003, he was a National medallist. Both Adrienne and David Hill took a keen interest in the club, helping out at Club Nights and meets. David was webmaster in 2003. The Hill family returned to the U.S. in 2004.

12 years & under swimmer who swims the most events at Summer State

Ariel Hutchinson

The Francis William Bowl

Francis William joined the club in 1994. He represented Telopea at all levels of swimming. His most successful result was at the Australian Olympic Trials in Sydney 2000 where he finished 9th in 200m Breaststroke. Francis William retired from swimming in 2003 and donated this trophy in 2004 to honour Francis' commitment to the coaches of Telopea.

Highest Long Course International Point Score for the season

Ben Freeman, 896 points, 5 km

First time NSW Country medallist (Bronze Pin)

Alexie Boulton, 15 years 200 Breaststroke

First time NSW State medallist (Silver Pin)

David Tabke, 13 years 400 IM

First time National Age medallist (Gold Pin)
David Tabke, 13 years 200 Butterfly
Hollingworth trophy

Presented to the club by Dr Hollingworth. Outstanding contribution by a parent, best club member.


Annette Tabke

Most Inspirational

Presented to the club by Scott Barber & famil.

Ben Freeman
Schmank Family trophy
'Unsung hero'
Anne Varela

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