Volunteers worth their weight in gold

May 25, 2018 | Townsville Fire news

The JCU Townsville Fire have paid homage to the role their volunteers play within the club after securing their third WNBL crown in four seasons.

Fresh off their latest title win, the Fire, a not-for-profit organisation which strives to provide positive, healthy, female role models to the North Queensland community, has become a powerhouse of the nation’s longest running women’s professional league.

The invaluable role the Fire’s volunteers play in the club’s success, however, cannot be overstated with club General Manager Richard Goodbody describing them as his ‘MVPs.’

It is estimated the club receives more than 10,000 hours in volunteer support each season across a variety of functions including:

  • Training sessions;
  • Game days;
  • Community events;
  • Pathway programs; and
  • Merchandise.

Goodbody said volunteers were the backbone of the club and thanked each and every individual for their ongoing contribution.

“The Fire is so fortunate to have such a strong and diverse band of volunteers,” Goodbody said.

“As we strive for excellence on the court, we also strive for excellence off the court and much of what we do can only be done thanks to the selfless commitment of our volunteers.

“In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we thank them for their service and publicly acknowledge the role they have played in our championship success.

“They are clearly our MVPs.”