It was love at first sight at volunteering in football for Northern Suburbs Football Association’s Lee Sullivan.
Thanks to his son’s Northbridge FC MiniRoos side some twenty years ago, it was there the 54-year-old knew it was time to throw his time and support behind the game as an active football volunteer.
“I first got involved as a volunteer when I managed and coached my son’s Northbridge FC MiniRoos team some twenty-odd years ago.
“From that opportunity, I was asked to join the club committee representing that age group and not too long after became the club secretary.
“After spending seven seasons as the club secretary, I was asked to join the NSFA board and soon became Treasurer of NSFA, a position I have enjoyed since 2015.”
It is no secret that Sullivan’s involvement with NSFA has changed the fortunes of the association which has seen them invest in staff, initiatives, and entrepreneurial ideas not to mention managing COVID in the area where $650k was given back to their participants in 2021.
Asked why he got involved in volunteering in the first place it was the pleasure of seeing the game grow and succeed that brought him to where he is today.
“I like to give back and wanted to do this for football.
“I feel the greatest gift that be given is your time.
“I get the enjoyment of seeing others succeed.
“I believe our kids need to live a healthy lifestyle and we should do everything in our power to enable this for everyone.”
Well said by the football administrator on a week the sport is celebrating National Volunteer Week.