San­dra named NRL fi­nal­ist

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NA­TIONAL fi­nal­ist for the Women in League Achieve­ment Award San­dra Kenny would one day like to watch a game with the crowd.

“I would love to sit and watch a game of foot­ball; ... maybe I’ll do that when I’m old (but) it may not be the boys play­ing,” said Mrs Kenny, who has three sons.

Gayn­dah Ju­nior Rugby League recog­nised its club sec­re­tary’s “valu­able ser­vice to the sport” in a nom­i­na­tion for the NRL One Com­mu­nity award.

Mrs Kenny had made “sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions (which) can­not be mea­sured in time, money or even by foot­ball sea­son”, the nom­i­na­tion read.

Her ac­tive in­volve­ment with rugby league, on-field and off, be­gan when el­dest son Ben joined the Un­der 7s team.

Mrs Kenny was not too con­cerned about in­jury to the ju­nior play­ers as “they’re play­ing pretty much a level field and they’re play­ing with kids they’ve played with all their life”.

“It’s a bit dif­fer­ent for Ben play­ing A grade. He’s only a kid, he’s only 17, and he’s play­ing ma­ture 24, 25 year-olds and there’s a lot of dif­fer­ence.” “NRL One Com­mu­nity is ex­pected to post on­line a video on each Women in League fi­nal­ist and ad­di­tional vot­ing in­for­ma­tion in Septem­ber.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

ONE COM­MU­NITY: NRL One Com­mu­nity fi­nal­ist San­dra Kenny with sons Mac, Liam and Ben. San­dra has been with the Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumby teams since Ben be­gan to play.

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