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