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 June’s Pirtek Volunteer of the Month is William McGlade.
McGlade is a member of the Pirate Panthers Rugby League Club in Napier, serving as a referee, coach, volunteer and player. William has recently coached the Ngati Kahungunu mixed 11s team that travelled away to the NZMRL Tamariki Tournament in Rotorua in April. William has a strong passion for grassroots rugby league, aiming to develop rangatahi not just as players of the game but into strong young men of the region.
McGlade has been instrumental in the development of rugby league in the Hawkes Bay area, and the region recognises his hard work in the community.
Pirtek CEO Chris Bourke commented, “Coach Willy as he is better known, is a perfect example of the volunteers we have and need in our great game of Rugby League. “At the sacrifice of his own family time, Willy donates his time to the Napier Pirate Panthers Rugby League Club to ensure he is nurturing the game for the future. “He further stated, “Once the passion for Rugby League is in the blood, it is tough to remove, and that’s why William McGlade is a well-deserving Pirtek Volunteer of the Month.”
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.