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Ash Harrigan and Jeremy Breden

01 August 2019

Mr MATT KEAN (Hornsby—Minister for Energy and Environment) (17:24): I acknowledge two great men, Ash Harrigan and Jeremy Breden, who have been awarded life memberships of the Thornleigh Baseball Club. Ash's passion for Thornleigh Baseball Club is without question. He currently serves as president, coach of the A-grade squad and coach of the first grade junior team. His hard work and determination has ensured the club continues to grow and succeed, both in the senior and junior ranks. He is always willing to give up his time to coach aspiring young baseball players and pass on the love of the sport. His A-grade team was successful this year in winning the premiership trophy for the first time in 10 years. Jeremy first joined the club as a coach for his daughter's T-ball team. It did not take long before he joined a senior team, bringing with him 20 new players. In the 17 years Jeremy has been with the club there has been only one year in which he has not served on the committee, having started as a senior co-ordinator 16 years ago, which is a role he continues today. Although Jeremy no longer plays he continues to umpire senior games, which is where I saw him recently when I attended the Liz McKewin Pink Day. I congratulate Ash and Jeremy and thank them for everything they do. I am certain Thornleigh Baseball Club would not be the successful club it is without their hard work and dedication.