One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time, and for Gladstone’s Adam Wright, it's something he is happy to keep on giving.
Juggling a busy job as an electrician and his family life with his wife and three children, Adam spends more than 20 hours a week helping his club and has done so for the past 15 years.
Adam was the President of Past Brothers Junior Rugby League club for the past four seasons, and now that he’s not doing that, he’s nobly filling in as the groundskeeper and active water runner for the Brethren’s junior and senior teams to ensure rugby league prospers in the Port City.
He has also donated his time to other clubs and the League; being an integral part of major lighting projects at not only the Brothers JRL facility, but also at both the Gladstone Junior Rugby League facility and Calliope Roosters’ facility.
He also assisted in upgrading the power supply at Marley Brown Oval for the NRL game hosted in Gladstone in 2018.
His selfless dedication to the Brothers club and the greatest game of all has not gone unnoticed, last year being acknowledged as the club’s volunteer of the year.
He was also recognised at a regional level, being named Central Region's Community Volunteer of the Year.
Gladstone QRL Operations Manager Amanda Ingham believed it was Adam's positivity and discipline, mixed with his sheer work ethic that made him such a priceless volunteer.
“Adam is not only a valued life member of Brothers, he is a community minded volunteer who has helped other clubs and community groups in Gladstone,” Ingham said.
“He is very hands on, has great communication skills and a strong work ethic which Brothers and others have benefited from, as well as being very well respected in the community.
“Positivity and discipline are key to running a great club and Adam feels very strongly about these values and instils them in all members of the clubs.
“This includes setting very high standards for parents and spectators attending games.
“Adam believes if he sets an example for his children, that they will one day hopefully give back to the club or organisation they are involved in."
National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
From May 20–26, 2019, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time.
For more information about National Volunteer Week, email Volunteering Australia
Queensland Rugby League will highlight some of the great contributions of volunteers from across the state - keep an eye on QRL.com.au for more stories.