F.V. Bibby

Life Membership Awarded - 1964/1965

Frank Bibby was born in Perth, Western Australia on 24/12/1924 and move to Victoria in 1949. He joined the Air Force at Ballarat in 1943, married in 1950 and had 3 children, a daughter and two sons. Frank was an Accountant and ran his own business in Melbourne.

Frank has had a long and distinguished career in sports administration with honours bestowed upon him from a number of competitions. His history in local sporting competitions dates back to the 1950's when he was Secretary of the RDCA (1957-61) and Secretary of the Croydon Ferntree Gully Football League (now the Eastern Football League) from 1958 to 1966.

The 1960's lead to further service to the RDCA as a Vice President from 1961 to 1967, with Life Membership of the Association being awarded in 1967 in recognition of his dedicated service. In 1967 Frank moved to become Secretary of Ringwood Cricket Club (1967-70) and then became President of that club for the period 1971-75. During this time, Frank maintained his involvement in Australian Rules Football as Assistant Secretary of Fitzroy Football Club (1969-71) and he was awarded Life Membership of the (now) Eastern Football League in 1969. During 1976 to 1980 Frank served Fitzroy as President and had acted as Fitzroy's advocate to the Victorian Football League between 1974 and 1980. In 1979 he was awarded Life Membership of the club.

In 1980 Frank Bibby was awarded an M.B.E (Member of the British Empire) for his services to sport in Victoria. This service continued in 1981 as he was again Secretary of the Eastern Football League and was a member of the VFL Player's Appeal Board.

At the time of writing (September 2010) Frank is fit, active and healthy and living in Ringwood.

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