Bayside Mayor Joe Awada unveiled the new George Lundy Sports Field at Jellicoe Park on Saturday 15 May.
“I am honoured to be here to pay tribute to one of Bayside’s finest,” Mayor Joe Awada said.
“When it was proposed to name the sporting fields within Jellicoe Park in honour of George, Bayside Councillors did not hesitate. It was a resounding yes from all of us.
“George Lundy was passionate about his football and his community and I am proud to open the new George Lundy Sporting Field.”
Bayside Council’s decision to rename the sporting field at Jellicoe Park in Pagewood ensures George Lundy’s sporting legacy lives on.
George Lundy was well known in the soccer community, not just in Bayside, but throughout New South Wales.
He was the heart and soul of the Pagewood Botany Football Club.
Under George’s leadership, the Pagewood Botany Football Club formed a close working relationship with the Windgap Foundation to create opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport.
He was also instrumental in getting the club involved with projects outside of football such as the Bayside Women’s Shelter and raising funds for Kids with Diabetes, Black Dog Institute, the Randwick Children’s Hospital, the Mitochondrial Foundation, Breast Cancer Council and Autism Australia.