Tanya Morcom is a friendly, familiar face for anyone who has been to a Sunshine Coast Lightning home game in the past five seasons.
The foundation Member and volunteer has been closely associated with the Club since its inception, seen hard at work at each home game.
At Friday evening’s A Night With Lightning gala event, Tanya finally got the recognition she deserved after five years’ service – named Volunteer of the Year for 2021.
Game Day and Events Manager Jordy Albeck praised Tanya’s dedication and adaptability over the past five seasons and said she’s an absolute asset to the Lightning team.
“As one of our foundation volunteers, Tanya has worked in almost every single workforce role across the years and excels in each of them,” Albeck said.
“Tanya is a friendly and bubbly person who is willing to get in and do whatever task is required, and always with a smile.
“This year we’ve seen her also working closely with our Reconciliation Action Plan working group, as well as our Confident Girls Foundation program.
“Tanya is incredibly deserving of the recognition as Volunteer of the Year and we’re thrilled to celebrate this achievement with her.”
Tanya is one of Lightning’s First Nations volunteers and has this year provided pivotal personal insights and education as the club formed its Reconciliation Action Plan which will go released in the coming months.