Em­brey awarded for his hard work

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Coquerand philippe.coquerand@cnbtimes.com.au

SPORT VOL­UN­TEER: Kev Em­brey took out the Steve Calder Vol­un­teer of the Year award at the week­end after a suc­cess­ful rugby league sea­son in the Wide Bay Bur­nett.

The award is one of the most pres­ti­gious among Men of League Foun­da­tion Queens­land’s raft of awards and for the sec­ond time in three years it was won by a Wide Bay mem­ber.

Em­brey has ap­peared in the North Bur­nett mul­ti­ple times, in­clud­ing dur­ing the In­trust Su­per Cup held in Mun­dub­bera.

Em­brey said it wasn’t easy as he had to do a lot of trav­el­ling from the Wide Bay to the North Bur­nett but said he en­joyed it.

“It was all through hard work go­ing out to Monto for din­ners, up to Mun­dub­bera for foot­ball games and foot­ball at Mary­bor­ough,” Em­brey said.

“I knew I had a good chance as you get feed­back from other things through­out the year.

“We raised $30,000 that year and that’s just not done by some of the big­ger com­mit­tees.”

Em­brey said it had been a good year as mem­ber­ships rose by 50.

“We make a lot of vis­its to peo­ple and un­for­tu­nately we get to a few fu­ner­als as well,” he said.

Most re­cently, Em­brey and other Men of League Foun­da­tion mem­bers vis­ited Mun­dub­bera res­i­dent Jenny Brown in Bund­aberg.

Jenny and her hus­band, Mal­colm, travel to Bund­aberg each month from Mun­dub­bera for dial­y­sis.

The Men of League Foun­da­tion was able to pro­vide the fam­ily with fuel vouch­ers to as­sist with the travel.

❝ It was all through hard work go­ing out to Monto for din­ners, up to Mun­dub­bera for foot­ball games and foot­ball at Mary­bor­ough. — Kev Em­brey

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

HON­OUR: Men of League Fraser Coast Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Kev Em­brey with his award.

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