Nyngan Tigers unveil the 'Egg shed' to honour Alister Quarmby

OPENING: Nyngan Tigers club president Glen Neill with Alister Quarmby who was honoured on Saturday with the opening of the 'Egg' shed. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

OPENING: Nyngan Tigers club president Glen Neill with Alister Quarmby who was honoured on Saturday with the opening of the 'Egg' shed. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

Nyngan's Alister Quarmby has been left speechless, after the new dressing rooms at Larkin Oval were dedicated to him.

At Saturday's game against the Macquarie Raiders, the crowd took a moment to unveil the new dressing rooms at the football oval, named after one of the club's most dedicated members.

Nyngan Tigers club president Glen Neill was jointed by Bogan Shire mayor Ray Donald to open the 'Alister Quarmby dressing shed'.

"You're probably the only one that knows how much time you've put in to the efforts with this code, but the shed now is being dedicated to Alister in testimony to the efforts he has made," Councillor Donald said.

"And would you believe it will be called the 'Egg Shed'."

Mr Quarmby was offered a to say a few words, but was speechless at the honour.

"I'm a bit embarrassed to get this ... there's a lot of other people who should have," he uttered.

But club president Glen Neill said, "there's heaps of people mate, but there's some that just stand out, and you've been that."

"Everyone knows what they do for the club, but everyone knows what you've done now and in the past, so well done."

People know that if they ask 'Egg' to do something it will get done.

Nyngan Tigers president Glen Neill

Alister started played junior league for Nyngan before joining the senior ranks. Most of his playing career was in Nyngan except between 1998 and 2000 where he played for Dubbo.

He returned in 2001 and continued to play for Nyngan until an unfortunate on field accident ending his playing career in 2013.

Alister has held many positions on both the junior and senior league committees serving as both senior president for five years before the current president Glen Neill, and vice president as he remains today.

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He was also involved in the Group 11 management committee for five years until 2018 travelling to meetings year round after work to ensure Nyngan had a voice in Group 11 football.

Not only as a player and committee member, Alister has also devoted much of his time to coaching.

"People know that if they ask 'Egg' to do something it will get done," Neill said.

"He was responsible for applying for the grant for the dressing shed extensions and is always on the phone whether it's footy season or off-season to Group 11 executive, other clubs or the Tigers committee.

"He spends countless hours chasing players, fielding enquiries from players, organisers, ordering jerseys and attending training sessions.

"He is a very level headed person and has earned the respect of all those involved with rugby league in Group 11."