In 1998, Geoff had a vision with a colleague to form a fifth AFL club in the Townsville league; forming the Northern Beaches Lions and raising funds to establish the club. In 1999, the Lions were formed and entered the AFL competition.
From 1999 to 2002, Geoff was the Vice-President of the club.
In 2001, Geoff started volunteering his services as the official timekeeper and to this day, he performs this duty with military precision.
From 2002 to 2015, Geoff was a committee member for the Lions and was rewarded for his efforts by being awarded life membership to the (now called) Twin City Lions.
In 2009, the club fell on financial hardship and were granted a leave of absence from the AFLT competition, so Geoff joined the newly formed junior club, the United Beaches Barras, where again he put his hand up for duties around the club, namely as head chef on the morning BBQ!! Geoff also provided financial sponsorship through his business – Holman Homes.
Geoff was awarded the honour of life member for AFLT in the same year.
Geoff was instrumental in the merger of the former junior Northern Beaches Barras and senior Twin City Lions clubs in 2015. As a result, Geoff was recognised for his efforts past and present in both clubs and was awarded Life Membership of the newly formed Northern Beaches Suns AFL club. The club also recognised Geoff’s voluntary efforts by naming the clubs volunteer awards in his honour.
In 2017, it was agreed that one round between the Suns and the Bulldogs would be a special round recognising Geoff in the Finn-Holman cup. Unfortunately the Suns lost the inaugural year on points but are determined to claim the trophy in 2018.
Geoff is an instrumental member of the club and totally deserved of his induction into the Life Member Hall of Fame. You can still catch Geoff time-keeping at home games.