Wolski does his bit and more for local football
WITH almost 25 years of service to the Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association, Kerry Wolski is among the region's most dedicated volunteers.
The 61-year-old has done almost everything from presiding over a competition to putting the garbage bins out.
He's mowed lawns, repaired machinery, convened meetings and more, all on top of a full-time job as a telephone company service department manager.
"It's (for the) love of the game but it's more about making sure the kids have something to do," he said.
"I don't believe in couch potatoes. It's about putting children on the park, keeping fit and enjoying the game."
Wolski initially got involved at local club Bli Bli United, when his four boys were playing.
He has since been the association treasurer, business development manager and senior co-ordinator.
A life member of the association, he is now the president of the senior arm of the association. He was instrumental in organising the first seniors' competition.
Wolski is also the president of the North Shore Multi-Sports Complex board.
"He's a guy who works until six at night but will go out to North Shore to put the bins out for the garbo. He's got amazing energy and commitment to sport," the association's sports administrator Cheryl Rodgers said.
Wolski, who still plays over 35s, is an unsung hero of local sport.
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Every club has volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The Sunshine Coast Daily wants to give everyday sports legends who have worked tirelessly in the background some recognition via our Local Aussie Legends competition.
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You can also send us an email at email@example.com or write to Sports Desk, Sunshine Coast Daily, 2 Newspaper Place (or PO Box 56), Maroochydore, Qld 4558.
The chosen legend in this region and their nominator will each receive a $100 prepaid Visa card.
The greatest legend from across Queensland will win a concert experience, including flights and accommodation, to the value of $3000.
The closing date for nominations for your Local Sports Legend is now March 13. Full terms and conditions are on our website.