Chittleborough Takes Home Volunteer Honour

Brothers Touch Club's Belinda Chittleborough has taken home this year's prestigeous Joanne Sale Award for Volunteer of the Year after her amazing dedication to her club and Townsville Junior Touch Football's competitions.

Chittleborough was nominated to receive the award by her club, where she has devoted so much of her time over the last twelve months.

Alison Twiname, Brothers club President, submitted the nomination for Chittleborough, who she regards as a major asset to the club and sport.

"She's a true ambassdor for Brothers and for touch. She works tirelessly through junior and senior seasons and very rarely says no to anyone who needs a hand."

"She is committee to the kids and their families and to ensuring that their experience within the club and the sport in general is a positive one."

Twiname also pointed out that while Chittleborough holds the role of Junior Coordinator at the Brothers club, she also takes on other roles whenever needed.

"She shares a major role in the coordination of the club's referees, referees a few games each week as well, all while somehow still finding time to coach two junior sides and watching her sons play."

Outgoing TJT Chairperson, Kerrod Hall, spoke highly of Chittleborough when announcing the award on Friday night.

"Belinda is one of those people who make a big difference to our sport. She gives up her time every week to make sure that Thursday's and Friday's nights run a smoothly as possible."

"Our sport exists because of the efforts of people like Belinda, and the success that we've seen over the last four months of competition is a credit to her and the other volunteers like her."

Chittleborough was humbled by the award and offered her thanks to those others volunteered their time throughout the season.

"When I saw the names of the others (nominees) I was certain that it wouldn't be my name called out."

"There are some great people who were nominated for this award and just to be recognised amongst them this year was a great honour".