Revesby Workers Football Club’s Sam Stanley and Dunbar Rovers’ Peter Hennessy have both picked up individual awards at the recent Sportscover Clubbies Awards.
Stanley was the recipient of the Best Administrator Award during the ceremony.
He joined the NSW side in 1997 and has been with the club ever since. His time at the club has seen him progress from a club player to president. Although only in his 30s, he has been recognised with life membership at Revesby Workers.
“This is not something I expected in my wildest dreams,” Stanley said.
“I am very proud of what the club has achieved over the last few years. In the last six years we have almost double the size of our club. Our summer program which includes the kindies, the juniors the girls and ladies’ programs are the only programs that are run by a grassroots club in our area.
“The emphasis that the club has placed on the girls and ladies’ football has translated into 30% of our club now represented by females.
“None of this can be achieved without our dedicated set of volunteers and community members at grassroots clubs. I thank all of them for their valued support.”
Hennessy, a director at Dunbar Rovers FC, won the Media Award at the event.
He has helped increase the club’s social media traffic and engagement, with a focus on quality content that has been featured on Channel 7 and SBS.
“On behalf of Dunbar Rovers FC NPL, we were delighted and honoured to receive the Clubbies 2020 Best Media Award,” Hennessy said.
“We put a lot of thought, effort and time into our social media, trying to provide interesting and regular content for our followers. It is also a great way to keep our members connected off the field.
“To be recognised nationally by the sporting public is very pleasing.
“Congratulations to the other award winners, thank you to everyone who voted for us and a special shout out to Sportscover and Inside Sport for sponsoring the competition.”