THERE is nothing Ali Faulkner won’t do for the Tamworth Pirates Rugby Club.
From serving on the club’s committee to running water and marshalling volunteers, she is never afraid to put her hand up.
It’s this tireless effort that has seen her claim October’s Sportsmans Warehouse Community Sports Award.
“It’s very pleasing to be receive this award, it’s certainly reward for effort,” Faulkner said.
“I love the Pirates, it’s a great club, everyone is so welcoming and it feels like a great big family.”
Faulkner said she was pleased to receive the award but “hated being the centre of attention”.
“Awards like these are always great to receive,” she said.
“However, awards and accolades are not why I am involved or do what I do.
“I do it because I love the club and at the end of the day it is all about the players.”
Joining the club three years ago, Faulkner has served in a variety roles including on the committee as both registrar and treasurer.
“After joining as a part of Westview Netball Club a few years ago I was sort of thrust into the role of registrar,” Faulkner said.
“From there the role of treasurer came up and when I was asked I put my hand up for that.
“It is a lot of work at times. For example, I was only able to see about three minutes of this year’s grand final because I was so busy, but I am always happy to do it.
“I wasn’t too bothered because I am always happy to help. I’ve really enjoyed my time with Pirates and look forward to what’s ahead.”
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