Vol­un­teer hon­oured for life

Webb is now a Stag for­ever

South Burnett Times - - SPORT - Clau­dia Wil­liams Clau­dia. Wil­liams @ south­bur­nett­times. com. au

Bruce Webb has been in­volved with the Nanango Stags Rugby League Club since 1975 when he was roped in to play.

He has been part of the club ever since and has now been hon­oured as a life mem­ber.

Webb played three sea­sons for the Stags and was part of the 1976 squad which won the re­serve grade grand fi­nal.

His son then be­came in­volved in ju­nior league and Webb be­came vice pres­i­dent and then pres­i­dent in suc­ces­sive years in the 2000s.

He then later be­came a team man­ager when his son played se­nior foot­ball and con­tin­ues to help in dif­fer­ent roles around the club.

Webb played his last game of foot­ball when was 49 and scored a try in an old timers game although play­ing for the ri­val team.

“I didn’t ac­tu­ally play for Nanango; I played for Kin­garoy and I scored a try for them,” he said.

Sec­re­tary of the club, Re­becca Jack­son, put Webb’s name for­ward for the hon­our and he was an ob­vi­ous choice to Stags pres­i­dent Brad Sta­ples.

“I have been play­ing here for 15 years and he is part of the fur­ni­ture to me, ev­ery time I have come down to footy Webby is al­ways lin­ger­ing around,” Sta­ples said.

“When you have a look at the peo­ple who we have on the board as life mem­bers it really was a no- brainer.”

Webb is proud to have been cho­sen.

“It is a real hon­our be­cause it means that peo­ple are grate­ful for what you have done,” he said.

“There is not that many life mem­bers and I just like help­ing out.

“If peo­ple are good to work for I don’t mind do­ing any­thing.”

Webb is pas­sion­ate about foot­ball and what it gives to the town.

“Nanango has al­ways had a lot of good play­ers and it is good be­ing in­volved with the com­mu­nity,” Webb said.

“It gives peo­ple in the town some­where to go on a Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon with­out hav­ing to leave the town; you can come down and watch a game of foot­ball and it is a good af­ter­noon of en­ter­tain­ment.”

PHOTO: CLAU­DIA WIL­LIAMS

RECOG­NISED: Nanango Stags sec­re­tary Re­becca Jack­son, new Life Mem­ber Bruce Webb and Pres­i­dent Brad Sta­ples.

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