Warriors induct three new life members

LIFE MEMBERS: David Kaczynski, Shane Field and Brett Graveson after their life membership induction on Saturday night.
LIFE MEMBERS: David Kaczynski, Shane Field and Brett Graveson after their life membership induction on Saturday night.

The Stawell Warriors inducted three new life members to the club at their senior presentation night on Saturday evening. 

David Kaczynski, Brett Graveson and Shane Field were all inducted as life members following years of commitment to the club. 

All three men have served at the club as volunteers for the better part of the last decade.

Field has been at Stawell for the last 10 years and has been on its committee for eight of them. 

“It was a complete shock,” Field said.

“I was absolutely honoured.

“Awards like these aren’t something you work towards as a player or volunteer, it is all about the club and team.

“It is great to be recognised by such a great club.

“On behalf of all three of us it is a big honour to be life members of the club.”

Field said the family values of the Warriors is what has kept him around for so long.

“The club is somewhere you can bring up the kids in a great family environment,” he said.

”Everyone gets along.”

Field nominated Kaczynski for the membership induction. 

Kaczynski works as the club’s bar manager and has also been involved in teams his children played in. 

“David is often there early in the morning putting in work that people might not often see,” Field said.

“He came to the club in about 2009 and has always been involved in helping one way or another.”

Graveson was inducted following his years of service as a coach at Stawell. 

He coached Stawell’s under 17 team this season, and said he has no intention of stopping.

“I only coach because I love to do it,” he said.

“I have been at the club for 12 years now since I came back from Swifts.

“I definitely want to keep coaching and helping develop the young footballers at the club.

Graveson shared similar views to Field about the Warriors.

“It is kid friendly and the people are just fantastic,” he said. “I have got a lot of mates at the club which makes it a special place.”