VOLUNTEERS from Group 16 Minor Rugby League will be rewarded for their contributions when two representatives from the region venture onto the State and National stage.
David Bruce from Bombala and Kathy Baker from Eden have been recognised for their tireless hours towards the game and in the area throughout the 2012 season.
President of the Bombala Junior Rugby League Football Club, David has reached the final 20 applicants nominated in the CRL Holiday Inn Everyday Hero Volunteer of the Year Award for his services to the game in the local area.
David and his wife Naomi will be present at a dinner held in honour of the tireless work volunteers contribute every week, to be held at Sydney Town Hall on September 24, 2012.
David and his committee’s work and dedication to the small club have seen them able to provide the area with a great club environment, better facilities and equipment, ensuring the players, parents and community have a stable and proud club.
When asked of his award, David said “you don’t do this to gain awards, you do it to give the kids something to do and we try and ensure that they get looked after.
“This is a team effort and I am proud to represent the community and this wonderful committee in the sport I love.”
Kathy Baker has also been recognised for her efforts with the Eden club by being nominated for ‘mum of the year’ with Southern Cross 10’s “The Game Plan – Rugby League Show”.
“The CRL wishes both of the representatives the best as they vie for higher honours, knowing full well that if there wasn’t such an award they still would be putting their time and energy into ensuring Rugby League has a place for the young every Saturday during those cold days in winter,” CRL Development Officer for the area, Damian Lindeberg said.