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National Volunteer Week 2020: Gounis gives a lifetime of love to Olympic

It’s fair to say that Newcastle Olympic has been a massive part of Con Gounis’ life. He played in their first ever game against South Wallsend in 1976. He even met his future wife through the club, a cousin of

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National Volunteer Week 2020: From coach to president, Ranger gives her all to Mayfield United

Before her sons came along, Laura Ranger had nothing to do with football. “I’m a dancer. I wanted ballerinas, I’ll be honest,” she says with a laugh. Fast forward six years and now Ranger plays the game and has done

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National Volunteer Week 2020: Volunteering in the family for Ellem at Grafton City

For Tabatha Ellem, volunteering is in the family. Northern NSW Football is thanking its 8,000 dedicated, hard-working volunteers that make playing football in our region possible this week as part of National Volunteer Week 2020. National Volunteer Week, from 18

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National Volunteer Week 2020: ‘I honestly didn’t think he’d be here today’ – what inspires Chris Turner to give back

There was a time when Chris Turner didn’t think his son would get the chance to grow up, let alone play football. “Honestly I didn’t think he’d be here today. We were advised he wasn’t going to make 12 months.

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National Volunteer Week 2020: ‘I’m not an emotional guy but that’s the reason you do it’

At the start of each season, North Companions FC have a Welcome Day. It is a chance for young players and their families to meet their coach, grab their new kit and start to build a sense of comfort and

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National Volunteer Week 2020: Woodward opens arms to those in need

Susan Woodward and Jesmond FC have given hope, happiness and inclusion to some of their community’s most vulnerable children. Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is thanking its 8,000 dedicated, hard-working volunteers that make playing football in our region possible this week

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National Volunteer Week 2020: Family affair for Cooney at Southern Lakes

For Loren Cooney, volunteering is a family affair. Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is thanking its 8,000 dedicated, hard-working volunteers that make playing football in our region possible this week as part of National Volunteer Week 2020. National Volunteer Week, from

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National Volunteer Week 2020: Giving back the inspiration for Horner

For Garry Horner, the desire to volunteer comes from wanting to give back some of the pleasure he has enjoyed during a lifetime in football. Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is thanking its 8,000 dedicated, hard-working volunteers that make playing football

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National Volunteer Week 18 – 24 May 2020: Northern NSW Football Praises Volunteers for Continued Support of the Game

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) thanks its 8,000 dedicated, hard-working volunteers that make playing football in our region possible. National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration which acknowledges the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. In 2020 the theme is “Changing

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