Katy Daniel

2010 State Volunteer of the Year – Katy Daniel (NSW)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Katy Daniel is one of the seven volunteers to be named as a 2010 State Volunteer of the Year.

Over 120,000 volunteers help service Australian Football at all levels and the Australian Football League are forever grateful for the sacrifices Katy and other volunteers make to continue supporting the game. 

The 2010 State Volunteers of the Year winners were rewarded with a trip of a lifetime to the 2010 Toyota AFL Grand Final.  The trip included:

  • Two return airfares to Melbourne (except Victoria)
  • Three nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel Melbourne (including breakfast)
  • Two tickets to the AFL Official Function at the 2010 Toyota AFL Grand Final
  • The opportunity to walk in the 2010 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade
  • The opportunity to attend a morning tea in the AFL Media Centre with several AFL identities to discuss issues being faced within community football.

Katy had a great time in Melbourne and offered the following when asked about her weekend.

"The opportunities...were almost overwhelming. Just when I thought it could not get much better, something even more magnificent was around the corner! I feel privileged that we got to be a part of an amazing grand final experience, but even more privileged with the company I kept with respect to the rest of the volunteers and their partners for the weekend! It's humbling to be amongst such tireless workers for our great game, and I think I speak for everyone when I say that we left the weekend feeling enthused, spoilt, but grateful for the experience.
We were left wanting for nothing over the weekend, and I am still trying to find the words to describe it all to the footy folk back here on the South Coast"

Katy Daniel's Volunteer Profile

Katy Daniel began volunteering after moving to Nowra with her husband in 2002 and has volunteered for 8 years.

Katy’s service includes:

Bomaderry Australian Football Club

  • 2002 - Strapping, injury management and exercise rehabilitation
  • 2003 - Treasurer and Acting President
  • 2004 – 2006 - President and Medical officer

South Coast AFL

  • 2005 – Secretary and Representative football medical officer
  • 2008 – Representative football medical officer
  • 2009-2010 – President and Representative football medical officer

Since becoming President of the SCAFL Katy has achieved the following:

  • Improved relationship between the league executive and the clubs.
  • Open process of communication between the executive, the clubs and the umpiring group.
  • Numbers on the league executive has improved.  The committee is now full.  In the past the league has struggled to fill the four executive positions, now there is a committee of ten.
  • Standards have been set for the clubs to follow, and for league executive.
  • Stability – prior to Katy the league had 3 Presidents in 18 months.
  • Getting representative football back on the SCAFL agenda.  Players and clubs are generally supportive.

Katy has been an important contributor to the state of Australian Football along the South Coast of NSW.



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