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NSWRL celebrates National Volunteer Week

This National Volunteer week (17-23 May) NSWRL would like to recognise the exceptional achievements of one the 30,000 plus volunteers in our Rugby League community, our 2020 Male Coach of the Year, Jon Burgun of the Tumut Blues.

Burgun has been recognised for his efforts both on and off the field and the role he played in keeping his team together following the passing of a young player, making himself available day or night to support the Under 18s side.

The Tumut Blues commended Burgun for taking time to promote health and mentoring to his team and for always showing leadership and care, providing a safe and inclusive culture for the young side.

No stranger to travelling long distances, Burgun makes his trip from Tumbarumba twice weekly to training resulting in a 2hour round-trip as well as to their weekend games played in regional NSW.

National Volunteer Week celebrates the significant contribution of Australia’s almost six million volunteers who dedicate over 600 million hours to helping others every year.

NSWRL will officially recognise and rewarding outstanding contributions, like Burgun’s, through the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Awards. CLICK HERE for information on how to nominate a special volunteer at your club.

The NRL’s National Volunteer of the Years Awards opened today. For more information CLICK HERE.

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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