Congratulations to Bruce Rossel from Western District Rugby Union Football Club who won the 2022 Good Sports Volunteer of the Year award for the ACT last week.
Hosted annually by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, the Good Sports Awards honour the hard work and dedication of volunteers and staff around the country, with recipients awarded across volunteer, club, new club, junior club, community club, mental health excellence and safe transport.
Awarded to Rossel, the Good Sports Volunteer of the Year Award recognises ‘the club volunteer who is the beating heart of their club. They give their all to their club and expect nothing in return, they are a local hero.’
Committee Member Fiona Austine said: “Bruce is not only a member of the Executive but also a friend that our players can turn to if they need help, or to just have a chat for their mental health and wellbeing.
“Bruce makes our club so much better with him being in it, as he is very personable and helps whenever he can with anything asked of him. You know all is good when Bruce is on the job, given the many hats he wears. He's an unsung hero at our club.”
Australian Health Minister, the Hon Mark Butler MP said: “Each finalist should be proud of their work in helping to make their local sports clubs the very best they can be.
“By adopting healthy practices and policies, Good Sports clubs are leaders in their communities.
“Local sports clubs are far more than places where people gather to enjoy sport. They play an important role in modelling healthy behaviours, both on and off the field.”