Pirtek’s prestigious Volunteer of the Month 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 honoured to announce the winner for October 2021 is Glenora’s Val Liuaga.

Val is a champion for her local West Auckland club, the Glenora Bears. She works tirelessly every weekend from 6 am going between Te Atatu Park, Duck Park and Henderson Park, where she prepares the fields and all aspects needed for Juniors to play their games.

Liuaga also volunteers in the tuckshop, team fundraisers, and maintenance of the ground and change rooms when needed.

Val is vital to the health and growth of the Glenora Bears from the junior teams up to its Premier side, lending a hand whenever she can.

Pirtek CEO Chris Bourke commented on this months winner, “Val Liuaga is the epitome of volunteering. She does not complain but gets to work and does it the best she can. That is the definition of volunteering, getting stuck in and doing the job!”

“The Mighty Glenora Bears are a privileged rugby league club to have someone like Val on board with them; with her care and commitment to the club, Val ensures each team and weekend runs smoothly. Val sacrificing her weekends for the club is a testament to her character and drive to see the club function and be successful.”

“Val is a very worthy winner of the Pirtek Volunteer of the Month, and we congratulate her and thank her for her dedication to the great game of rugby league.”



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.

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