20th February, 2023 — Good Sports awards
Melbourne Uni WFC volunteer Terri O'Reilly wins Vic Volunteer of the Year
Vice President of Melbourne University Women's Football Club, Terri O'Reilly, was named Victoria’s Good Sports Volunteer of the Year, for making her club stronger and more inclusive, by going above and beyond the usual undertakings of a volunteer.
Hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation at Parliament House, Canberra in February 2023, the Awards ceremony recognised Good Sports clubs and their dedicated volunteers from across the country who are passionate about community, their members and making their club the very best it can be.
Terri’s fellow club members know that she is well deserving of this award because of the hard work and love she puts into her club.
“Since stepping into the role of Vice President last year, Terri has not only played throughout the season, but has developed policies and strategies for LGBTQIA+ inclusion, First Nations recognition and Mental Health education,” said President Maddie Sheedy.
Everyone welcome at our club
“Terri leads with inclusion and prioritises making sure everyone is safe and welcomed in our club. She takes her time to listen and respect the voices and thoughts of those around her, and makes wonderful connections with people she meets,” Maddie added.
Melbourne Uni Women's Football Club was also named runner-up for the 2022 Victorian Good Sports Club of the Year Award. Having reached the highest level of the Good Sports program, it has a policy that covers alcohol and tobacco management, illegal drugs, mental health, and safe transport.
The club particularly prides itself on its inclusive culture and mental health support. It has held dedicated Rounds that celebrate culture, promote inclusion, and raise awareness of mental health issues. The club also has three Mental Health Support People, as part of its mental health strategy.