Described as an instrumental member of the Monaro Panthers community, Natalie Settin has been volunteering her time to help run the club, for a number of years.
Working as a manager for the women’s program and more recently becoming involved in the club’s committee, Natalie said she finds great reward in the work, especially when she gets to see the smiles on the young player’s faces.
“You spend quite a few months prior to the season starting just collating everything and getting everything prepared,” she said.
“Then when the season arrives, it’s a sense of pride and just having that reward, knowing we’ve actually put this all together.
“Walking around the grounds when the season kicks off and every weekend watching the kids smile and just loving the game, having fun and being with their mates, it’s just really rewarding.”
Forever grateful for her contribution, the Monaro Panthers Coach Geoff Young nominated her for April’s Capital Chemist Volunteer of the Month.
“Natalie has been instrumental in finalising all of the Monaro Panthers Community, MiniRoos and National Premier League registrations and team allocations,” he said.
“She has worked tirelessly to enable the club to be prepared for the 2021 season. Without her focus and dedication, the club would be at risk of losing players across all age groups.
“She’s done this all while maintaining her sanity and family dynamics.”
Natalie began volunteering when her young children began playing but she’s stayed for the club culture.
“It is a great club to be involved in,” Natalie said.
“The club, the staff and families are absolutely great people. I have a great bunch of people that I work with in the committee space but also great families.
It’s just a beautiful environment to be a part of.”
The nomination form for the Capital Chemist Volunteer of the Month can be found here.