Neil Brooks is remembered and respected for the quality and nature of his contribution to the Waverley Hockey Club where he is a Life Member. In particular, Neil is remembered for his coaching and mentorship within the Junior section, the results of which are still enduring today through his protégés who still play for the Panthers or pass on his wisdom and passion through coaching and administration.
Such was Neil’s commitment and enthusiasm for Waverley juniors whether he was their coach or not he would to show an interest in their development and offer encouragement and advice. Neil promoted skills development and enjoyment of the game. He is also remembered his jokes and often had his team mates and opposition in fits of laughter.
The Neil Brooks Junior Scholarship has been developed in recognition of Neil’s work and a want to continue his legacy. The Scholarship will fund a number of activities that facilitate Waverley juniors participation, preparation and enhancement of opportunities at a club and representative level.