Commitment, boots and all

Terry Allan with partner Holly Davey and youngest son Ben.
Terry Allan with partner Holly Davey and youngest son Ben.

Mr Allan was one of seven volunteers from each state to win the award for commitment to local junior football.

‘I was given a lot in my junior footy years and wanted to give something back,’ he said.

Mr Allan and his partner Holly Davey will travel to Melbourne during qualifying finals week for a tour and workshop session at AFL House, as well as VIP attendance at an AFL Official Function for a finals match.

‘Going to the finals is something I have always wanted to do but didn’t think I would get the chance, so I’m very grateful,’ he said.

‘I figured I polled well in my area, but I never expected to win the state award.’

Mr Allan has been involved with the club as a coach for three years and an Auskick coordinator for two years.

He said his son Marcus (8) and stepson Kai (9) could not decide on a sport so he took them to the club and decided to join in after seeing how much they enjoyed it.

Mr Allan has been responsible for new jumpers and equipment for the participants, and said this year there was an extra 45 to 60 kids.

He hopes his commitment encourages others to get involved in their children’s sports.