Stalwart of Tuakau Soccer honoured with Life Membership
When it was first proposed that Tim receive a life membership, there was plenty of discussion around someone so young receiving the honour.
“You don’t often see young, beautiful faces receiving these awards, but the further we investigated into what Tim has done for this club, the more we realised just how deserving he was,” says President, Damian Cameron.
Tim has been involved with the Tuakau Soccer Club for 32 years, and began playing for the club when he was his daughter’s age.
He has given back to the sport by coaching many junior teams while in his early twenties, and was the founding member and coach of the senior men’s team, the Wanderers.
Tim has played for and coached this team for 14 years. They have risen from Division Nine through to Division One, which they took out this season.
“With the guidance and hard work that Tim has invested into this team, it is more than likely they will step up another level next season. He has done an amazing amount of work for Tuakau Soccer, with plenty accomplished behind the scenes. It was an absolute pleasure to present Tim with his life membership shield,” says Damian.
For Tim, he was quite surprised to receive the award.
“I thought that they were up to something but didn’t realise that it was a life membership! I am very thankful and humble to have been given this award.”
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