Gala Ball Wrap-Up

Hillstone St Lucia hosted Red Lions young and old on 9 May 2015 for the annual UQAFC Gala Ball.

Players, partners, coaches, administrators, friends and family all gathered in the magnificent grand ball-room for a great night celebrating the club we all love.

Nick Davis and Bec Barnes were fantastic MC’s for the evening guiding us through the formalities and into the fun. President Peter Herring welcomed the revellers before each of the current club coaches provided a quick summary of each teams season to date.

The crowd was keen for a good time and spent most of the night either taking silly snaps in the photobooth or cutting shapes on the dancefloor to a fantastic live band led by former-player Nick Foxcroft.

Millie Read teed up a bus, a venue and drink special for the kids to kick on to and not much is remembered from there!

Check out the photos from #mabelsmayball here:

A special thanks to Lauren Mengotti from Hillstone for overseeing the event from the host’s end, and to Sinead Hastie (our secretary/social co-ordinator) who poured hours into organising such large-scale event.

All attendees are biding their time for an even bigger and better ball next year as we celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary.

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