2021 sees the return of Pirtek’s prestigious Volunteer of the Month, where our rugby league community have the chance to see their hard mahi showcased and recognised. This award is given to a volunteer who displays the core values of NZRL’s Kiwi Way, which are being family first, innovative, inclusive, respectful and humble. We are excited to announce that July’s Pirtek Volunteer of the Month is Raymond Greaves.
Greaves started volunteering for Physical Disability Rugby League four years ago, of which now he is the Head Coach. He brings passion and exuberance at every opportunity, investing hours into creating, planning and executing disability-specific training for PDRL players.
Raymond encourages his players and pushes them to ensure their situation does not limit them, and possesses a firm belief in each of the individuals he coaches. The PDRL head coach believes in the impact rugby league can have on the physically disabled community, but more importantly, the impact the physically disabled community can have on the game of rugby league.
Greaves is well respected by management, the board and numerous other volunteers and is highly influential to the PDRL game in Tamaki Makaurau.
Pirtek CEO Chris Bourke had this to say, “Raymond Greaves is a well-deserving winner of the Pirtek Volunteer of the Month for July 2021. How great is it that Ray donates his time and energy to help fulfil other people’s wishes within the Rugby League community.” Bourke continued, “Ray carries a great deal of respect from many people associated with Rugby League and, importantly, Physical Disability Rugby League. I am sure that he does everything that is needed to be done, with a smile on his face.”
“Without people like Ray, our Rugby League community and family would not be the same.”
Volunteers will be chosen based off how well they demonstrate our Kiwi Way values:
We are family first – stronger together.
Innovative and Courageous – punch above our weight.
We are responsible.
We are inclusive, respectful and humble.
Each winner receives $200 worth of vouchers.