Glenorchy, Administrator, 1965-2008
Bob Beakley served football in the Glenorchy district continuously from 1965 until his death in 2009. His 18 years of service on the senior committee were complemented by continuous service to junior football in Hobart’s northern suburbs throughout his career as a football administrator. Beakley was recognised throughout school and club competitions as a leader and instrumental in structural changes that benefited young players from across greater Hobart. He was a life member of the Glenorchy Football Club and the TFL and a member of the club’s Hall of Fame. He has been recognised by all levels of government and the AFL for his voluntary contribution to the game.