Sharkie Recognised at National Level
In addition to her nomination for a TJT award, Shark's very own Cherrie Pierce has been recognised at the national level for her continued selfless contribution to the sport of Touch, as well as being a positive role model in the Townsville Touch Football community; recently being awarded a Volunteer Medal direct from Touch Football Australia.
Volunteering comes with great personal sacrifice and commitment above and beyond what many of those enjoying the sport could comprehend; and Cherrie epitomises all that is great about the volunteers within our sport.
Having been involved with Sharks for over 2 decades, Cherrie is now essentially the ‘face’ of Sharks Touch; and is both well known, and widely respected, by all in the Townsville Touch Community. She is the “go-to” person whenever anything needs to be done – and she approaches all tasks with a smile and a “can-do” attitude.
Cherrie started her playing days with Sharks back in Women’s 5 back in 1996, quickly showcasing her skills and moving through the grades, before playing Women’s 1 in 1999. Over this period she was club Secretary in 1998 & 1999; collected the (1994) W4 Player of the Year award, and 1998 Club Person of the Year. Highlighting her continued dedication, she also received the Club Person award again some 17 years later! Cherrie has officially been the club's Treasurer for the last 4 years - in addition to undertaking junior coaching roles, refereeing, playing, and organising "anything & everything" needed!
It's no surprise that Cherrie was the inaugural winner of the Townsville Junior Touch Volunteer of the Year award in 2016; and fitting also that she now also becomes the first Sharkie recognised for a Volunteer Medal direct from TFA.