Auckland Rugby League (ARL) held their annual Volunteer’s Recognition Awards at the Mount Richmond Hotel on Sunday October 15, to recognise the devoted volunteers who willingly and continuously give their time to support rugby league.
Sir Peter Leitch QSM – who inspired the conception of the volunteer awards five years ago – was present to commend all those who continue to give to the great game.
Rugby league clubs from across Auckland each nominated a loyal volunteer, to acknowledge their hard work and efforts towards their club.
Host and Special Projects Manager, Selwyn Pearson, said “The recipients are selected by their own clubs, which is very significant because they are being chosen by their peers as their clubs stand-out and special voluntary person.”
The local Club Volunteer of the Year Nominees were: Partners, Tammy Potini and Nathan Poroa from Pukekohe Pythons Rugby League (photo unavailable). Their club nominated them for their contribution as committee members, coaches and managers. The couple have also taken up the challenge of project managing the rebuild of the club’s facilities after vandals caused damage earlier this year.