Fi­nal­ist hum­bled by pub­lic support

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

DE­SPITE not tak­ing home the award, Women in League na­tional fi­nal­ist San­dra Kenny en­joyed the NRL One Com­mu­nity Awards in Syd­ney last week.

“It was a fan­tas­tic night even though we did not win, but we have put Gayn­dah on the NRL map,” Mrs Kenny said.

“Erin Rowe from South Aus­tralia won the award and was a wor­thy can­di­date.

“As I said to Clarissa (Poin­ton), we’re win­ners even to be nom­i­nated.

“I’ve been hum­bled, if that’s the word, by peo­ple ask­ing how it went.”

Mrs Kenny was joined at the awards night by Gayn­dah Ju­nior Rugby League pres­i­dent Robert Lins­ket, trea­surer Clarissa Poin­ton and un­der-14s coach Paul Bust.

“It was a very re­laxed evening with peo­ple mix­ing with play­ers,” Mrs Kenny said.

“When it came to the crunch to go and talk to my favourite player Nathan Hind­marsh, I ‘sooked it’, as Robert said.

“But Robert be­ing Robert went and asked him and Nathan came up.”

Gayn­dah Ju­nior Rugby League recog­nised Mrs Kenny for her “valu­able ser­vice to the sport” in its nom­i­na­tion.

Mrs Kenny’s con­tri­bu­tions in­cluded run­ning un­der-14s fit­ness ses­sions, or­gan­is­ing train­ing buses, be­ing First Aid Of­fi­cer on game days, tak­ing on the role of sec­re­tary and club del­e­gate to the South Bur­nett Ju­nior Rugby League.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SPE­CIAL MO­MENT: Women in League na­tional fi­nal­ist San­dra Kenny, of Gayn­dah, with her favourite NRL player Nathan Hind­marsh.

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