Henry "Hank" Ritterman
Henry. I. Ritterman, known to all as, Hank, started playing with AJAX in 1965 and has been passionate about the club ever since. He was vice captain of the under 19’s and part of the senior team’s famous Ritterman, Ritterman, Ritterman centre-line in the late 60’s.
He was a successful player (1967-69, 71, 75), a committee man (1979-80), dedicated coach of the juniors (1989 - 95, 97), mentor to many players especially his sons, former player Bronson and current player Anton, and of course a vocal spectator.
Henry relished coaching and ultimately coached the under- 14 team to premiership victory after an undefeated season (1994).
In the days before he passed away (2010), Henry spoke proudly of his love of football, the AJAX Football Club and the victory of 'his' U14 team as highlights in his life’s journey.
Syd Shenker served on the AJAX Senior committee from 1977 – 1979, and was part of the committee that saw the club progress to A Grade. Having also served on the AJAX Junior committee for many years, he was always involved in the football pursuits of sons, Jeff and Andrew. Both boys went on to play for the Senior football club. His four grand-sons also continue the Shenker legacy with both the Senior and Junior football clubs.
Syd passed away in 2011 after a year-long battle with cancer, and will be remembered for his contributions to both the AJAX Senior and Junior Football clubs.
He was made a life member of both the senior and junior football clubs for his long and dedicated service to both.
In 1972 he was instrumental in starting the junior section and was its first president.
He went on to serve in this position and as a member of the senior committee for approximately 10 years.
He was also awarded life membership of the J.S.F.A. for his services to that organisation. (this was the first league we competed in).
Ben Sternfeld OAM
Former Captain 19-- and Coach 19-- passed away in 2020
Peter "Rocky" Rockman
Peter "Rocky" played 96 games with the Club starting in 1963 and earned best Clubman during his playing Career. He is one of only a select few to receive Life Membership with both Junior and Senior Clubs. A dedicated Committee member for many years, his legacy remains as providing players with over 20 years of essential Thursday night post training team dinners. Managing and manning the canteen over the same period he provided the coaches and committee and even some of the supporters with food and tasty snacks every week. A true gentleman, his absolute love and dedication to the club, coaches and players will never be forgotten.
Rocky's sudden and untimely passing in October 2020 shocked and saddened our Club. He will be forever remembered and will be greatly missed by Committee, players, coaches, members and supporters.