Leigh McAdam

A long-time club contributor has been rewarded for a remarkably selfless 2020 with the prestigious Danny Ling Medal as the Glenorchy District Football Club's best clubman.

When the community called out for help during the initial stages of COVID, the club answered emphatically, and Leigh McAdam was an enormous part of that response.

Leigh stepped up to pack food hampers at Foodbank Tasmania, deliver food parcels for the West Moonah Community Centre and then added to his huge contributions by also doing food deliveries for the Migrant Resource Centre, who are located at KGV.

When the club was able to operate bingo again following the relaxing of COVID restrictions Leigh, a former club GM, again volunteered his time to ensure the club had the expertise and manpower needed to get much-needed funds to flowing once again.

"It was an absolute privilege to get to know Leigh this year and see the enormous amount of time he contributed to the community," club coach Paul Kennedy said.

"Whenever we needed someone to step up and fill a hole with preparing or delivering food for people in need - and it's easy to forget what an uncertain time it was for so many people in the early months of COVID - Leigh would put his hand up.

"While many have largely moved on from COVID, for those who have lost their jobs or accommodation it's still a challenging time, and Leigh is still volunteering each week to help those in need.

"He has provided a huge contribution to our club and community this year and it's a pleasure to present him with the Danny Ling Medal, which I think is the most prestigious award at our club alongside the Roy Cazaly Medal."


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