By Luke Voogt
Highton Club Legend nominee Rohan Greaves hopes a win at the awards will help Geelong Touch Football Association upgrade its outdated clubrooms.
“Currently our club rooms are fairly old,” the 34-year-old father-of-two said.
“We need (some money) to do some design work for that.”
Rohan is in the running for the under 35 Trailblazer award, which could see him win $2500 for himself and his club.
“It’s great to be nominated for such an award.”
He has refereed 500 games at association, had multiple stints as its president and, after six attempts, finally secured funding for new lights at its venue at King Lloyd Reserve.
The lights would allow the association to play games during the winter, he explained.
“They’re about to put the towers up so we’re pretty excited about that.”
Rohan began playing at the association at age 15 in 1999 and referring in 2000.
He plays in a team with wife Sarah Greaves and, soon, his eldest son Harry.
“It’s a very inclusive sport and it involves everyone – we’ve got people between nine-years-old and 70,” he said.
“My other son Harvey’s three so he’s still got another five or six years until he’s able to play.”
The 300-person association had several family teams, Rohan said.
“You wouldn’t find too many sports where you have that.”
He encouraged Geelong’s sporting clubs to nominate a volunteer for Viva Energy Club Legend award online at clublegend.com.au, to share in $55,000 of prize money.
Nominations close midnight next Tuesday.