After a tumultuous week for Australian Rugby , particularly for the women of the game, we are happy to report on a feel good news story.
Victorian Rugby Volunteer Jess Treherne was today honoured as the inaugural RaboDirect Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year.
The Conversions for Community program was created to give the Victorian Rugby community the opportunity to recognise the work of Rugby Volunteers who have dedicated themselves to improving School, Charity, Community and Club Rugby.
After being recognised as a Conversions for Community winner in June, Ms. Treherne along with seven other outstanding Victorian Rugby Volunteers, were up for the ultimate prize through a voting poll by the Victorian public via Facebook.
Nominated for her selfless contribution to the Footscray RUFC, Ms. Treherne has been involved with grassroots Rugby for over eight years, performing roles including Coach, Committee Member, Junior Pathway Co-Ordinator and Administrator.
“I really didn’t expect to win, especially with seven other very worthy Volunteers, but I’m proud and grateful to RaboDirect for creating a program that helps to say thank you to those who do so much for grassroots rugby in Victoria,” Ms. Treherne said.
As the 2014 Conversions for Community Volunteer of the Year, Ms. Treherne received a trophy and $5,000 for the Footscray RUFC.
Greg McAweeney, Executive General Manager, RaboDirect Australia and New Zealand, said “on behalf of RaboDirect, I would like to congratulate Jess Treherne for her continued dedication and loyalty to both the Footscray RUFC and the wider Victorian rugby Community.
Grassroots Rugby in Victoria would not exist without the tenacious support of tireless volunteers such as Ms. Treherne and our other Conversions for Community winners.”
Well done Jess, we here at Pink Rugby salute you and all of the the other rugby volunteers. Keep up the good work!