Sea Eagles fanatic Arthur Margaritis has been named as our ‘Member of the Month’ for May.
Arthur has been a Sea Eagles supporter since the age of 10 and has inherited his love for Manly onto his two sons.
His wife, Julie (pictured), describes Arthur as a fanatical supporter of the club.
“He laughs, he cries, and he coaches from the side,” Julie said.
Arthur, who proudly boasts a Sea Eagles tattoo on his left shoulder, says his favourite moment comes from the famous 40-0 win over the Melbourne Storm in the 2008 Grand Final.
“I’ve had many long-lasting memories throughout the years but nothing comes close to the 2008 Grand Final,’’ Arthur said.
“I’ll never forget being there and seeing Steve ‘Beaver’ Menzies going over to score. I was in tears of euphoria.”
When asked about his favourite players over the years, there was simply too many for Arthur to pick just one.
“In the 70s, it was Graham Eadie and Terry Randall, in the 80s it was Paul Vautin and Cliff Lyons,’’ Arthur nominated.
“During the 90s, there was Ian Roberts and Steve Menzies, in the 2000s, Brett Stewart and Steve Matai.
“As for the current side, I like the Trbojevic brothers and Daly Cherry-Evans. The young talent coming through the SG Ball team is also so exciting for our future.”
For his efforts, Arthur will receive a $100 bank account courtesy of Freshwater Community Bank Branch® of Bendigo Bank as his prize. He also goes in the draw to be the 2019 Sea Eagles Member of the Year.
Arthur will also be part of our exclusive Member Experiences in Round 24 (Members Appreciation Round).
The club thanks Arthur for his passion and commitment towards the Sea Eagles.
If you believe you, or someone you know, deserves to be the next Member of the Month, nominate them here.