Hills Hornets Touch received an award for contribution to the Hills Community, winning the Community Service Group Award for Sports and Recreation.

hills-awardsBrad Mitchell was presented the award by Mayor of the Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane, at a special ceremony held at the Orange Blossom Festival on Saturday.

“It is pleasing that Hills Hornets Touch is being recognised as a valuable contributor to the Hills community,” Mitchell said

“We recognise the importance of community and it has become a real focus for us.  Our association only exists because the Hills community, through the council, generously provides us with well maintained playing facilities.  We don’t take that for granted, and we will always look to use the power of our membership to find ways to give back.  We look forward to more opportunities to engage with the community in a positive way.”

The award comes on the back of other community awards received by the Hornets in the last 12 months, including:

  • NSWTA Rod Wise Medal winner – Brad Mitchell Volunteer of the Year
  • News Local Sports Awards – Hills Hornets Service to Sport
  • 2016 Australia Day Awards – Brad Mitchell Citizen of the Year for Sporting Achievements Hills Hornets

Mayor Keane said the Sydney Hills Awards for Community Contribution acknowledges the importance of residents, community groups and essential services on their positive contributions to the Sydney Hills.

“The Hills is home to an extremely diverse, innovative and creative local community,” Mayor Keane said.

“To have eleven awards handed out is a testament to the strength of this area and the dedication these individuals and groups have in adding and shaping our spectacular region.”

Read more about Hornets community engagement activities here.