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Parramatta Eels centre Joel Reddy is hoping to win a Grand Final berth at ANZ Stadium tomorrow night – but he has already won the hearts of the people at Northcott Disability Services.

Reddy was today named the One Community Good Guy of the Month for September in recognition of his fundraising work and support of Northcott Disability Services.

The 23-year-old is an ambassador for Northcott Disability Services, a not-for-profit organisation providing support to people with disabilities and their families across the NSW and the ACT, and has been inspiring his team-mates to become involved in fundraising and awareness campaigns.

“I am grateful that I can make a difference and support people living with disabilities through Northcott,” Reddy said.  “Many of the Northcott clients I have met are great Parramatta Eels fans”.

Reddy joins Chase Stanley (Dragons), Jamie Simpson (Rabbitohs), Andrew Ryan (Bulldogs), Justin Carney (Raiders), Greg Inglis (Storm) and Nick Kenny (Broncos) as 2009 recipients of the One Community Good Guy of the Month award, which acknowledges the inspiring work NRL players are doing in the community.

NRL Director, Community Relations, Mrs Trish Crews, said: “The Good Guy of the Month award has been an important initiative in recognising the outstanding work our players do in the community throughout the season and I congratulate Joel on receiving this award.”

As the Good Guy of the Month, Reddy will receive two nights’ accommodation plus breakfast for 2 at the Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise courtesy of IHG.

Finalists for this month’s award included Luke Lewis (Panthers), Luke Priddis (Dragons), Kane Cleal (Rabbitohs) and Dave Tyrell (Rabbitohs).

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