Steve McCormick is probably the most familiar figure around Perth-Bayswater in the nineties, known and respected by players, supporters and officials in all facets of the club. He is certainly the hardest working member of the club and if there was an award for Clubman of the Decade, Stevie would win it hands down.
Steve started his rugby at Akaroa High School in Canterbury, New Zealand, but didn’t continue his playing career after leaving school. He did pull on the boots for company team MacIntosh-Rowntrees in England, and on arriving in Perth in 1981 joined up with Perth-Bayswater. Steve played 4th, 3rd and 2nd grade for the club on the wing but by 1987 decided he had had enough of playing and joined the committee.
Steve coached Junior Colts to a premiership in 1988. Steve was registrar for two years and Club Captain in 1989 and 1990. Steve was Clubman of the Year in 1985 amd 1990 and received the President’s Cup in 1995. In 1991 Steve was thrust into the limelight as President, a position he filled with distinction for three years. He was manager of first grade in 1994, 1995 and 1998, and Vice President in 1996. In 1997 Steve opted for a position on the committee in charge of merchandise and returned in 2001 to mastermind merchandise and the Building Committee.
Steve has won the Clubman of the Year twice (1985 and 1990), the President’s Cup (1995) and in 1993 was awarded a Life Membership for his years of service to the club.