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Wagga Wagga Commonwealth Sport Award presentation tomorrow.



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13 December 2006 WAGGA WAGGA COMMONWEALTH SPORT AWARD PRESENTATIONS TOMORROW

The Nationals Member for Riverina, Kay Hull, together with Wagga Wagga City Council General Manager Phillip Perram and Mayor Kerry Pascoe will formally present the Wagga Wagga recipients of the Commonwealth Sport Achievement Award with their certificates tomorrow (Thursday December 14). The presentation will take place at Wagga Wagga City Council at 10am on Thursday December 14. “These awards are about recognising the efforts of local residents maintaining and developing local sport for people of all ages,” Mrs Hull said. Mrs Hull said that without these dedicated players and volunteers at local sporting clubs many of the local events would not continue. * Wendy Mullins has been recognised as being a long term contributor to junior rugby league with more than 15 years of continuous service to various junior league organisational bodies. Wendy currently holds the position of treasurer for Wagga junior rugby league and has been a member of Wagga Brothers junior rugby league for about 18 years. Her activities have included working in canteens, game day secretarial duties, club and group registrar and treasurer roles, working bees to prepare grounds and facilities and running special events such as knockout carnivals and selection trials. * Gwen Gardiner was nominated for her involvement with the Wagga Wagga and District Amateur Soccer Association Inc in the capacity of various positions and service. Some included organising and conducting fund raising events for Henwood Park Club and assisting with the organising and running of junior presentation days and junior carnival days, team manager at clubs, publicity officer, treasurer, Riverina representative team manager, junior vice president, and assistant secretary of Wagga Soccer Association. * Darren Hull has been recognised for his efforts in greyhound racing and in his commitment to the Wagga and District Greyhound Racing Club. It has gone from being a struggling club five years ago to hosting numerous events drawing many tourists to the area. Darren volunteered his time maintaining the track, promoting the club in the media, managing finances, leading people, dealing with government departments, and the list goes on and on. Darren has also served as chairman of a peak body for NSW country greyhound racing. Darren spent countless hours writing submissions to avoid rationalisation of the club and travelled to many locations to lobby the case. He has been a leader of other regional clubs in the fight to be represented fairly.