Netball family mourns loss

VALE: Bert Gaudion (22 February 1934-25 July 2014)

Netball Victoria is saddened to learn of the loss of a truly valued member of the netball family in Bert Gaudion.

A Melbourne Kestrels Board Member and Chairman from 1997-2002, Bert was heavily involved in netball and was admired by many people during his time with the sport.

“Bert was a great supporter of netball and will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him, including myself during my playing career and also away from the game,” said Melbourne Vixens head coach Simone McKinnis.

Dearly loved and devoted husband of Bev. Loved father and hero to Ross and Susan, Bert was selfless, charming, and generous – all words to describe a fine gentleman.

“Bert was passionate about the Melbourne Kestrels and the sport of netball. He was a great man and always had the players welfare at heart. Always a joker, he will be missed in the netball community,” said former Kestrels and Australian netballer Nicole Richardson.

A highly respected detective-sergeant at the Malvern Police Station and Players Advocate for the AFL Tribunal, Bert’s contribution to those around him in both sports and in his personal life will be cherished forever.