Greg Harris – Life Member Inductee: 2019
Greg Harris is St George Touch Association’s inaugural president, having founded the club in 2009. Along with other foundation committee members, Greg’s dedication to the sport has seen our club flourish into the brand it is today.
Back in 2009, Greg had recently stepped down as president of Lugarno FC before taking the huge step of starting St George Touch from scratch. From establishing a constitution, NSW Touch affiliation, council ground hire, attracting players and referees, developing signage, starting a committee, St George Touch was born! Back then, the local competition was run at Evatt Park on a Sunday morning consisting of only a handful of teams.
In 2013, Greg oversaw the introduction of our Senior representative teams. For the first time, St George had teams making their debut in the NSW Vawdon and Senior State Cup tournaments.
Since then, St George now have over 300 players featuring in the local summer competition, highlighting the immense growth of the sport within the region.
During his time as president from 2009-17, Greg has been involved in all levels of the game. He has been a representative player, coach and manager for a number of Vawdon and Senior State Cup Opens teams.
He has been heavily involved with the Sydney Rebels Regional Affiliate having been on the coaching staff and selection panel for junior regional and NTLs teams.
All of Greg’s four children (Ryan, Luke, Scott & Emma) have been or are currently still involved in the club. Their passion for the game strongly reflects the love of touch football that Greg has instilled at St George.
In 2019, Greg was recognised for his contributions towards the sport of touch football and was inducted as a Life Member of our club.