At the Hills Hornets we pride ourselves in being more than a touch footy club – we understand the importance of community.
Over 1500 Hornets come together each week thanks to facilities provided by the Hills community. When a group of people with a common interest come together, the benefits to the health and well being of the participants is well known. But at the Hills Hornets we also see this as an opportunity for the participants to collaborate and give back to the community that hosts us.
Our commitment to community has been recognised with awards that include:
- 2015 NSWTA Rod Wise Medal winner – Brad Mitchell Volunteer of the Year
- 2014 and 2015 NSWTA Club of the Year for service and community engagement
- 2015 and 2016 News Local Sports Awards – Hills Hornets Service to Sport
- 2016 Hills Community Service Group – Sports and Recreation winner
- 2016 Australia Day Awards – Brad Mitchell Citizen of the Year for Sporting Achievements Hills Hornets
You will see the Hills Hornets participating in a number of community events throughout the year. In the last 12 months these have included:
- Cancer Council’s Hills Relay for Life
- Hills Clean up Australia day
- Hills Anzac Day Dawn Service
- Orange Blossom Festival
- Primary school gala days
- V-Squad youth development program
- Community ‘Come and Try Days’
- Hills Shire Summer event program
We also host free school holiday clinics for kids, as well as provide officials and tournament management expertise at charity events.
More recently, we have extended our community beyond the Hills by reaching out to touch clubs around the world as part of our touch global initiative.