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NRL Mailbox: One Community Awards

NRL Wed, Aug 10, 2011 - 11:30 AM

Rugby League fans still have a chance to help recognise the game’s unsung local heroes by submitting their nominations for this year’s One Community Awards.

With nominations closing this Friday, 12th August, we’re urging everyone to take the time out now to get behind this great event and nominate someone for what they do.

As well as the coveted Telstra Ken Stephen Medal, which is awarded to an NRL player who has demonstrated outstanding community service, the night features awards including the Toyota National Volunteer of the Year, Harvey Norman Women in League Achievement Awards, AAMI Service to Refereeing, and ARL Development National Teacher of the Year.

Also, for the first time, this year’s awards will include the Rugby League ‘Learn Earn Legend!’ Award presented in partnership with the Federal Government’s ‘Lean Earn Legend!’ campaign to a young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who has demonstrated the initiative’s core values by making a commitment to further education, improve their career options and act as a role model for other young Indigenous Australians.

The awards will kick off Grand Final Week celebrations at the historic Sydney Town Hall and there will be more than $50,000 in prizes on offer for clubs, selected charities and individuals including volunteer coaches, community workers, referees and development officers.

Besides gaining recognition for the tireless work they do at all levels of the game, this spectacular night will also give these wonderful heroes a chance to rub shoulders with NRL stars.

Fans can nominate their community hero by going to Rugby League’s One Community website at www.rloc.com.au. They can also now submit their vote for the prestigious Ken Stephen Medal.