Les loyal even in tough­est times

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Jil­lian McKee

LES Neville has been in­volved with the Broth­ers Ju­nior Rugby League Club since he can re­mem­ber.

Volunteering to coach the un­der-12s team, Neville also works on the com­mit­tee and ju­di­ciary.

But ear­lier this year a heart at­tack put the Leth­bridge Park res­i­dent’s time at the club on hold. Neville’s ded­i­ca­tion to the club earned him a Ser­vice to Sport nom­i­na­tion.

His daugh­ter Ni­cole said: “Af­ter Dad’s heart at­tack this year, he was wor­ried about his team and his club. ”

Neville has been coach­ing with Broth­ers for the past three years.

De­spite his busy sched­ule, he also works in the can­teen, runs bar­be­cues and even picks up kids when their par­ents can’t make the games or train­ing ses­sions.

“All my kids and my grand­kids are with Broth­ers — af­ter I came back from be­ing in hos­pi­tal this year all the kids ran up to give me a big hug it was great to see,” Neville said.

The NewsLo­cal Ju­nior Sports Star awards are spon­sored by Rebel and 7 News is its of­fi­cial media part­ner. Visit ju­nior­sportsstar.com.au or email jss@newslo­cal.com.au

Pic­ture: MATT SUL­LI­VAN

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