It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Robert Jenkins on October 4th.
Robert was a long-time player and committee member with our MCC Hockey Section. Robert began his junior hockey at MCC, playing in MCC’s first Junior Premiership (u/14s) in 1966. His playing career spanned 5 decades, playing over 500 Senior games and over 250 Masters games from the mid 1960s through to 2008. At right wing, Robert was a regular member of MCC’s First XI throughout the 1970s. He contributed enormously to the administration of the club, serving as Club Treasurer from 1975-1986 inclusive. He was awarded the O’Sullivan-Stevens Trophy in 1983 for outstanding service to the MCC Hockey Section.
Robert also served on the MCC Sporting Sections Sub-Committee for 25 years and in 2010 was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Melbourne Cricket Club for services to MCC Hockey and the MCC Sporting Sections.
We all at MCC Hockey extend our deepest sympathies to Robert’s wife Jill and the extended Jenkins family.