Football Queensland (FQ) is pleased to announce Angela Blomfield of Nerimbera Football Club as the Volunteer of the Month for the month of July.
As the winner for July 2019, Blomfield wins a $200 travel voucher courtesy of Flight Centre, Football Queensland’s official travel and accommodation partner.
Blomfield was nominated to the Academy of Awesome by Nerimbera FC women’s coach Zoe Peters for her tireless effort and dedication to all areas of the club.
Peters said that while Blomfield has the title of Junior Coordinator, she is involved in more than just junior football at the club.
“Angela just always goes above and beyond for everyone, no matter what age or what part of the club it is, whether it’s the committee, whether it’s players, coaches, the public when they’re coming in,” Peters said.
“We always see her; as senior players and coaches we always see her absolutely everywhere. It doesn’t matter if it’s night games or the junior games, she’s at all of them.
“Everyone just knows who she is and what she’s there for, and really there’s not a question that goes unanswered with her; she just happens to know everything.”
Peters said Blomfield is one of the club’s biggest assets.
“She’s like a jack of all trades honestly, she’s just awesome,” Peters said.
“For the work that she does and the amount of hours she puts in, I think that she deserves heaps of credit for what she does.”
In addition to her official role as Junior Coordinator, Angela volunteers her time at the club assisting coaching staff, running the canteen and even writing grant applications.
Surprised to receive the Volunteer of the Month award, Blomfield said she’s thankful for the recognition.
“It’s nice to be acknowledged for the hard work,” Blomfield said.
While she has been involved with the committee for over five years, Blomfield’s commitment to the club began when her four daughters started playing the sport.
“My kids play so it’s easy [to volunteer] because it ensures they get to play and that we have a family friendly club,” Blomfield said.
When asked about her favourite aspect of volunteering, Blomfield says there’s a range of things that bring her happiness.
“The completion of our fundraising, making sure that our fields look awesome, that our canteen is providing everything people want and that people want to come back,” Blomfield said.
But essentially, it comes down to seeing her children play the sport.
“We continue to do it because our kids play and we’ve made some really great friends in the community too.”
Words: Vivien Topalovic