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Cessnock Local Woman of the Year Pam Snaddon a ‘good sport’


The accolades keep piling up for Pam Snaddon in 2023.

After winning the Cessnock City Council’s Senior Citizen of the Year award, the sporting-minded resident was this week named Cessnock Local Woman of the Year.

Cessnock state MP Clayton Barr admitted the respective honours were well-deserved.

“Pam is synonymous with helping others in the community,” he explained.

“There are so many groups who have benefited from her years of experience and kindness.”

Ms Snaddon was acclaimed for her decades-long involvement in promoting local sport across the electorate with her volunteering efforts over a number of disciplines, including hockey and rugby league.

“Pam’s dedicated much of her spare time to Cessnock District Hockey Association through a variety of positions,” Mr Barr said.

“She can be regularly found initiating fundraisers, implementing programs that assist players develop their skills and establishing cohesion among the community, too.

“Pam’s sustained commitment and service to the Cessnock District Hockey Association culminated in her being awarded with the incredible honour of Life Membership.

“This demonstrates the wonderful volunteer service she’s made to the organisation and the incredible influence she’s had on players across generations.”

In recent years, Ms Snaddon has also been instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Kearsley Crushers Rugby League Club.

“Pam’s long-standing commitment and dedication to promoting local sport in the community is a tribute to a remarkable woman who is always willing to lend a hand for her community,” Mr Barr said.

“She embodies community spirit… and her impact is immeasurable.

“It is a privilege to be able to acknowledge her volunteer efforts and thank her for her hard work on behalf of our community.”

Earlier in 2023, via council, Ms Snaddon was recognised for promoting inclusion, acceptance and a healthy lifestyle through sporting organisations in the Lower Hunter.

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