Life member – Joy Teaken

(1942 – 2014)

Joy moved to the north coast in 1975 where she first started to coach Lismore High School teams. In 1979 she began coaching our A grade women, a position she held for 16 years until 1994, winning an impressive seven A grade premierships during this period. She coached junior (boys & girls) Ballina High School teams as well as coaching Far North Coast U18, U21, senior women and veteran 035 teams. She coached the North Coast Combined High School team for 5 years. The 80s and early 90s saw a plethora of Ballina juniors make state and national representative teams, largely due to Joy’s dedication and talented coaching skills. Joy was Club secretary in 1993 and 1994, award Best Club Female in 1993 and 1995 and was on Ballina’s turf committee in the early 1990s. Joy represented NSW as state goal keeper for 5 years between 1958-1962.

Joy was inducted as life member Ballina Hockey Club in 1992.