Further Update: Join us this coming Sunday the 13th December @ 1.00pm to for a drink and a feed to celebrate and remember the achievements of Greg. All welcome, BBQ on and bar open. See you at Walter Galt to re-live a few old tales.
Update: Greg’s funeral service will be streamed live at 1.00 pm on Wednesday 4th November. Click the link to join – Greg McLeod Funeral Service
To view the Order of Service booklet Click Here
It is with great sadness that I advise all members and friends that our old mate, Life Member, and Hall of Famer, Greg McLeod, has unfortunately lost his battle and passed away this morning (Wednesday 28/10).
Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Robyn and the family in these sad times.
Greg was an outstanding gentleman and a great Clubman who undertook his sporting community roles with great passion and commitment. He was a great mentor and guide for all of us that ever had the opportunity to work with him in a Committee/Board capacity.
Greg has been duly recognised many times for his service to the sporting community, culminating in the naming of the pavilion at Walter Galt Reserve, now known as the Hunt-McLeod Pavilion.
Club President Brett Sebire paid tribute “Greg was an outstanding contributor, leader and confidant for many of us that shared a passion for community sport. He was always willing to go above and beyond and put his hand up to be of assistance and guidance wherever required. His 45 years of service to our Club are testament to not only his character, but the passion shared by Greg and his family.
For me personally in my role, Greg was the one bloke that always called things as they were. There was no sugar coating, just a sense of the best way forward with always the Club at heart.
As we come out of Covid lockdown, it just wont quite be the same, sharing a beer or a story or asking for an opinion with our old mate.”
The following extract comes from the Club’s submission to Council for the naming of the Hunt-McLeod pavilion and highlights the many years of achievement and dedication Greg made to our sporting community.
Greg, like Brian, was a foundation member of St John Vianneys Cricket Club, formed in 1975.
He has been on the Cricket Club Committee continuously for 44 years and has held virtually every possible role, including 2 stints as President, and multiple engagements as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. Bar Manager, Chairman of Selectors, Junior Coordinator, and General Committee member.
Greg is also the Treasurer of the Walter Galt Committee of Management (comprising members of the Cricket Club and the Junior Football Club), and has been in this role since the Committee was formed in 2001.
Greg has overseen the Club from formation in 1975 to amalgamation with St Bedes Old Collegians Cricket Club in 1994, and in 2004 become a member of the Victorian Sub District Cricket Association.
5 years ago, Greg was at the forefront of the Club’s amalgamation with the Hawthorn East Melbourne Cricket Club to see the formation of the only Club in Kingston playing Premier Cricket and now known as Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club.
Greg was also a key member of the Federal District Cricket Association (FDCA) for 15 years including the role of President for the last 2 years until the participant Clubs joined the Victorian Turf Cricket Association.
Greg was made a Life member of the Club in 1985 and likewise in 2008 for the FDCA.
Greg played 247 games as an opening batsman with most games represented in the First XI. He made around 5000 runs for the Club and was also the wicketkeeper.
Last year Greg was recognised for 50 years of service to cricket by Cricket Victoria.
Greg, like Brian, was also inducted into the Kingston Hawthorn CC Hall of Fame and becomes 1 of 15 who have been recognised with the highest honour in a club with well over 140 years of history.
Both Brian and Greg have been involved at Walter Galt since the cricket club was formed in 1975.
They have been model citizens within our community, giving a life-time of work and commitment, not only to the cricket club in summer, but the general sporting community over an extraordinary period of time.
These 2 gentlemen have given unrivalled, fantastic service to the local community.