Club member profile

Tom Ohman

Tom Ohman

It is with great sadness that the Club advises that our long standing member, friend, and FCC Life Member Tom Ohman  passed away last week. He was delighted to have reached his 90TH birthday on the 17TH of October last . He was always proud to be invested as a Life Member of FCC. He joined FCC in the 1940’s as his older brother John was an enthusiastic member. His sister Dorothy was also a regular paddler. At the time canoes dominated our club and other clubs such as Rudder Grange at the end of Alphington Street.

Zoli Szigeti

Zoli and Adrian

 

Zoli Szigeti defected from the Hungian Canoe team after the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Soon after he joined the FCC and immediately had a huge impact at the club. Zoli became the main coach at the club and his coaching squad had great success at the Victorian Canoeing regattas. Zoli infuence at the club contined well into the 1990's where his Sunday canoe classes and the club "Sunday sessions" were to become a focus at the club.

Zoli was a much loved member of FCC and introduced hundreds of people to canoeing and the club.