Thanks to Pirtek, each month, we look to celebrate a volunteer who has contributed significantly to Rugby League and their community. The month of May sees the return of the award in 2021, and we are proud to present Kingi Pitiroi of Taupo Phoenix Rugby League club as our first winner.

Kingi is a relatively new volunteer for Taupo Phoenix Rugby League but has embraced several positions around the club, including the under 7s coach, committee member, social media administrator, and senior player.

Pitiroi decided to honour the females of the club by implementing a Taupo Phoenix Wāhine in league round on Mother’s Day weekend while also organising the Mother’s Day raffle, of which he donated the main prize.

The award winner had this to say, “There are plenty of women in and around the club, and they are essential to the fabric of Taupo Phoenix. It is essential to celebrate the wāhine that help in building the club culture and bringing everyone together.”

Chris Bourke, General Manager of Pirtek, says, “Kingi is another outstanding volunteer and a worthy winner of the Pirtek Volunteer of the Month.” 

“Being new to the club and tackling all the duties that he has, shows how Kingi selflessly gives up his time to assist in a sport that he is passionate about. It also demonstrates how welcoming the rugby league community is with new people coming along to assist.


“Kingi’s initiative around the Mother’s Day event also reflects his recognition of the role mothers play in the rugby league community and their importance in our game,” he adds.

“Pirtek congratulates May’s Pirtek Volunteer of the Month Kingi Pitiroi and the Taupo Phoenix Rugby League Club.”

Volunteers of the Month will be chosen based on how well they demonstrate the 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.

#TheKiwiWay #MoreThanAGame.

Nominations are now open for June’s Pirtek Volunteer of the month! To nominate someone from your rugby league community, please enter details below!

Pirtek Volunteer of the Month Submission Form

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