Robson awarded Rams Life Membership
Jamie Robson has become the youngest recipient of Life Membership of the Churchill United Soccer Club.
At just 29 Robson was awarded the accolade in recognition of his trememendous leadership and contribution to the club both on and off the field.
Robson showed signs early that he was willing to give back to his club where he has played soccer since he was five years old coaching junior teams while he too was still playing juniors. In 1997 he was awarded the “Junior Club Person of the Year Award” in recognition of his work.
“It was always going to be soccer for me, even though my old man (Peter Robson) played as a ruckman for the footy club for many years Mum (nee Carol Sands) and her family are dyed in the wool Churchill soccer people”. Robson said.
At the age of 18 Robson’s coach at the time Adrian Huizer recognised the leadership potential of his lanky sweeper and made him senior captain, a position he has held at the club for eleven consecutive years.
In this period as captain he has lead Churchill teams to eleven silverware winning titles including four League Championships, four Battle of Britain Cup wins and three Premierships.
Off the field Robson’s contribution has been immense for his club. As the lead builder of the new pavilion, opened in February 2008, he spent the better part of three years volunteering his labour and trade knowledge to the project whilst leading a small group of fellow volunteers.
“That was a big job but it was great to work alongside my Dad and Uncles and some other great blokes from the club. It’s good to have a beer at the bar now and look at on the pitch and know we built it.” Robson added.
Photo caption: Jamie Robson was recently awarded life membership of the Churchill United Soccer Club. He is pictured with his son Lucas after winning this year’s Battle of Britain Cup