Local hero lighting the way

22 June 2020 7:45 PM

Committed football coach and mentor, Dave Feast was presented a City of Kalamunda ‘Local Hero Award’ by the Mayor Margaret Thomas at the Club earlier this week.

As Senior Vice President of the Kalamunda Districts Junior Football Club, Dave has been working tirelessly with our youth for a number of years, along with being a team coach and this year taking on the training of the Clubs first all-female teams.

Dave Feast presented by Mayor Margaret Thomas the Local Hero nomination for May 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, his desire to see our youth have a safe community space to exercise has meant he has been at Kostera Oval every day, after work, to ensure social distancing, encourage exercising and provide hand sanitizer. His dedication to the whole community has meant the oval is well lit each evening as he stays back to turn the lights on and off, extending the time available for contactless physical activities.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “We are fortunate to have people like Dave in our community who are passionate about making a difference and freely volunteer their time and skills enriching the lives of so many, especially our youth. We thank him for his selfless contribution to our neighbourhood.”

“We know our families are excited about returning to clubs and sports, as restrictions ease, and we encourage them to personally thank similar unsung heroes who make these types of activities possible.” 

“We hope that by sharing what some of these remarkable people are doing we will inspire others to also contribute to our culture of a strong, connected community.”

“Our Local Hero Awards are a fantastic opportunity to showcase our community volunteers and to thank them for their community spirit and for the difference they make in so many ways.”

Local Hero Awards and Good Neighbour Awards run monthly and the City accepts nominations throughout the year. Community members are invited to nominate online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/local-heros

The monthly awards culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony, at which the Local Hero of the Year Awards will be presented.

Nominate your Local Hero today at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/local-heros

For more information please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

© City of Kalamunda 2020