Volunteer of the week: Great Southern Football League director Tony Lazar
The Great Southern is full of selfless community members who are the lifeblood of their local football leagues.
In an ongoing series, the WA Football Commission and The Extra are recognising their efforts.
Here is the latest volunteer of the week.
Tony Lazar spends countless hours volunteering for the Great Southern Football League and the Royals Football Club.
He is a director on the GSFL board, managing the tribunal and penalties, sponsorship and branding.
He spends any free time at home on his laptop liaising with other board members and officials trying to improve the GSFL competition.
Mr Lazar is up early every game day, arriving before 6.30am to help set up and organise the canteen.
He also helps the ground manager in the mornings, setting up the banners and seating for spectators.
He is a support worker and before training he brings his client down to the Royals Football Club to fill water bottles, pump footballs and tidy the change rooms, making it easier on the coaches and bringing a sense of belonging to his client. If any club is struggling to find volunteers he steps up.
Even though all three of his sons play for Royals, he takes his role on the GSFL very seriously and sticks by his unbiased decisions.
He has been in the director’s role for seven years.
Everything he does for each club and the GSFL competition he does without question or prompting, and he is one of the most loved volunteers in our football community.
We thank him and believe this recognition is greatly deserved.
Mr Lazar has received a SportsPower voucher.
Thank you to Stephanie Francis for nominating Tony and recognising the great work he does.
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