SPORT VOLUNTEER: Kev Embrey took out the Steve Calder Volunteer of the Year award at the weekend after a successful rugby league season in the Wide Bay Burnett.
The award is one of the most prestigious among Men of League Foundation Queensland's raft of awards and for the second time in three years it was won by a Wide Bay member.
Embrey has appeared in the North Burnett multiple times, including during the Intrust Super Cup held in Mundubbera.
Embrey said it wasn't easy as he had to do a lot of travelling from the Wide Bay to the North Burnett but said he enjoyed it.
"It was all through hard work going out to Monto for dinners, up to Mundubbera for football games and football at Maryborough,” Embrey said.
"I knew I had a good chance as you get feedback from other things throughout the year.
"We raised $30,000 that year and that's just not done by some of the bigger committees.”
Embrey said it had been a good year as memberships rose by 50.
"We make a lot of visits to people and unfortunately we get to a few funerals as well,” he said.
Most recently, Embrey and other Men of League Foundation members visited Mundubbera resident Jenny Brown in Bundaberg.
Jenny and her husband, Malcolm, travel to Bundaberg each month from Mundubbera for dialysis.
The Men of League Foundation was able to provide the family with fuel vouchers to assist with the travel.