Abbo joined the Club in 1987 along with 10 other rookies that year, taking out the D grade premiership. Two years later saw Abbo take on the role of Club vice president which followed 15 consecutive years between 1989 and 2003 on the Club’s executive as president, vice president or secretary. He was instrumental in the organising of the Club’s 70 th reunion and in the research and publication of the Club’s history for this special occasion. Abbo’s hard work and dedication to the Club continues into the new millennium as a key contributor in preparing the Club’s application for an artificial turf at Kingsford Smith Park .
Chris was inducted as life member Ballina Hockey Club in 1999.