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Meet the Beating Hearts!

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Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2016 Good Sports Beating Heart competition.

It was inspiring to read all the heartfelt stories about all the wonderful volunteers across the country. Your passion, commitment and dedication is what getting involved in sport is all about.

After a long time deliberating over the thousands of worthy entries, we are excited to finally share our five winners with you!

Drum roll…and here they are:


Celebrating fifty years - Maryborough Basketball. Honoured for their commitment to basketball in Maryborough - the complex is now officially named the Ray and Elva Alloway Basketball Complex. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle















Ray and Elva (Maryborough Basketball Association)

Ray and Elva’s dedication to the Maryborough Basketball Association is simply too extensive to detail. First in the stadium and last to leave five days a week, they perform an impressive list of duties, such as cleaning and maintenance, refereeing matches and serving at the canteen. Read more…


















Vanessa (Albion Park-Oak Flats Junior RLFC)

Vanessa’s achievement of becoming the first female president at Albion Park-Oak Flats is a reflection of her tireless passion for the club, making her a deserving Beating Heart Winner. Read more…












Sharon (Parndana Sports Club)

From organising presentations, court maintenance on game days, umpiring, coaching and training to planning and preparing food, the mother of four doesn’t miss anything for the Parndana Sports Club. Read more…















Hudson (Cottesloe Roosters Amateur Football Club Inc.)

On and off the field, Hudson does it all. President, Head Coach and player since the club’s inauguration in 2013, Hudson is committed to keeping the Roosters family-orientated. Read more…
















James (Chapman Valley Football Club) 

James truly exemplifies how the smallest acts of kindness and generosity can speak volumes for an entire community. Read more…


A big congratulations to the above, and to all those nominated – through your tireless work, you are truly the Beating Heart of your clubs.


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