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Mt Helena Junior Football Club takes out prestigious award

By Owen Briffa, Mundaring Media Network

PHOTO - MELANYE WAWRIK


The Mount Helena Junior Football Club have been crowned the winners of the revolutioniseSPORT Community Club of the Year – John Gilmour Medal at the Sport West Awards.


President of MHJFC, Narelle Thredgold accepted the award at the ceremony, which was held tonight at the state of the art Optus Stadium on the Burswood Peninsula.


Narelle recently won the Access Mundaring award at the Shire's Australia Day Citizenship Awards for the decision she made to launch the Starkick program to enable children of all abilities to play football at their local club two years ago.

She has been mentoring the coaches and volunteers to understand how important disability and diversity inclusion is and the changes that need to be made to provide access for the children and their families.


The MHJFC pride themselves on being inclusive, accepting and encouraging. They are a club that demonstrates great sportsmanship, resilience and success in their players, parents, coaches, volunteers and committee.


Vice President of the Mount Helena Sports and Recreation Association, Melanye Wawrik said "congratulations to the Mount Helena Junior Football Club for all your great work in our community in Mt Helena. It is a well deserved award which is shown through the hard work and energy the committee and volunteers have put in throughout the years into the club. It is an exciting time and you should be proud."

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