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Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year, proudly supported by EISS, will have provided exceptional service to the game and made a measurable difference in their community. The nominee must demonstrate the NRL's beliefs of Inclusive, Positive, United and Disciplined, as well as a unique contribution to their community through rugby league.

2020 Volunteer of the Year winner 

Mr Chidiac, volunteer of the year winner, is a board member of Wheelchair Rugby League, has devoted 25 years to the game, in particular creating and growing Wheelchair Rugby League competitions. He was a driving force in establishing Wheelchair Rugby League competitions initially in NSW followed by Queensland and now the Northern Territory. 

Mr Chidiac has also taken an active role developing Wheelchair Rugby League State of Origin, the Wheelchair Rugby League International Test Series and Australia’s involvement in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Read more about Joseph here!

Joseph Chidiac named 2020 National Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year 2020 – Finalists

Clinton Begg, Mackay and Districts Rugby League Referees (Mackay)

Kristine Laird, Kiama Knights Junior Rugby League Football club (Kiama)

Stephen Gear, Mareeba Junior Rugby League (Cairns)

2019 winner

Bevan Owens from Normanton Stingers Rugby League Club (Queensland Rugby League).

Normanton volunteer revives rugby league in Gulf

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2019 finalists

Thomas "George" Hickey, Dudley Redhead Magpies (Country Rugby League)

Damien Mackey, Carlingford Cougars (NSW Rugby League)

Sal Kawai, Wodonga Storm (NRL Victoria)