Group 11: Tara McDermott awarded volunteer of the year for her involvement with the Nyngan Tigers

DEDICATION TO THE CLUB: Tara McDermott receives the Group 11 volunteer of the year award at the Group 11 presentation evening last month. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE
DEDICATION TO THE CLUB: Tara McDermott receives the Group 11 volunteer of the year award at the Group 11 presentation evening last month. Photo: NICK GUTHRIE

Nyngan’s Tara McDermott has been named rugby league volunteer of the year, at the Group 11 presentation night in Dubbo on August 31. 

McDermott has been involved with the Nyngan Tigers rugby league for nine years, and continues to dedicate her time and energy into the club.

On receiving the award, McDermott said her main drive for volunteering her time is to ensure the prosperity of rugby league within Nyngan.

“Like everyone else on the committee we do it because we love footy and want to see it go well in Nyngan,” she said.

“It’s a bit embarrassing actually, so many people do much work for Nyngan rugby league and I don’t think one person deserves to get recognised, it should be a club award,” McDermott said. 

McDermott highlighted the dedication of a number of people within the club who also work to maintain the game of rugby league within the wider community. 

“Our club is so lucky to have so many great volunteers, I don’t think people actually realise how much work is done behind the scenes to make the club run, just so Nyngan has football,” McDermott said.

“There are people who have been involved  in our club that have been for most of their lives.”