Kevin Holohan was, and still is, ‘excited’ after he was honoured for his service to soccer and Adelaide University Sport.
The ‘Service Award’ recognises people who have given an outstanding and highly commendable contribution to Adelaide University Sport of at least 10 years’ duration for Association-based service and 15 years for club-based service.
Kevin has now given 15 years service to AU Sport and the AU Soccer Club after arriving from Sydney. Kevin comes from a background of Physiotherapy, but it has not stopped him from helping in many facets of the Soccer Club.
In 2002, Kevin put his hand up to be the delegate to the Collegiate League management committee as well as the delegate for the Amateur League.
Kevin was the voice of the club getting involved with Orientation Weeks at the University to recruit new players, and the club has been involved ever since. As part of the push at Orientation week, the University Games team was re-born for the first time since the 90s.
Joining the board in only his second year at the club, Kevin became Chairperson in 2004 in only his third year at the club. From this time, Kevin initiated talks for the Graduates Clubhouse re-development. When the clubhouse was finally built, Kevin financed some of the interior fit out.
Kevin spent two years preparing for the club’s 75th anniversary back in 2011, and was also one of the main organisers of the recent 80th birthday celebration held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
With his work, Kevin has helped grow the AU Soccer Club to the biggest of the Amateur League in regards to registered players and team numbers as well as the largest club at AU Sport. The Women’s and junior teams have grown from three to 16 teams and the Men’s have grown from six to 20! In 2007-08,
Kevin spent time on the AU Sport Board, and since has been involved in the Blues Committee. It proves that Kevin has not only given a lot of time to the AU Soccer Club but also AU Sport itself.