League and AFL clubs salute women
ANDREW Sullivan reckons there are plenty of women who deserve all the credit they can get for their support of footy clubs.
Sullivan (Warwick Cowboys rugby league) and Ray Lawer (Redbacks AFL) are car salesmen at Peter Stewart Automotive in between a run-around for their clubs at the weekend and want fans to recognise these heroes.
At their workplace, the Nissan Footy Hidden Heroes program to recognise women in the two sports is being promoted.
Sullivan said many women in the Cowboys club deserved to be nominated as Hidden Heroes.
“There are a lot of women with important positions in the juniors who do a great job at Collegians and Eastern Suburbs clubs,” Sullivan said.
Lawer is in his first season with the Redbacks and has already seen the AFL women help in all aspects of the club, including the canteen, with the juniors and in the medical support staff.
“A lot of organisational work is done by the women in the Redbacks,” Lawer said.
Peter Stewart Automotive dealer principal Chris Murphy said for each woman nominated as a hidden hero, Nissan would donate $1 to Breast Cancer Network Australia.
“We want to recognise the role women play in an environment where men get most of the accolades,” Murphy said.
To nominate a hidden hero, go to www.footyshiddenheroes.com.au . This will direct you to the Facebook page, where you can then nominate a woman deserving of recognition.
The local footy club which generates the most nominations in the NRL and AFL will each win $25,000.