Former Eels Player and Hall of Famer Neville Glover was awarded a medal of order Australia (OAM), for his service to rugby league and to the community in the Australia Day honours on the weekend.
Neville played for Parramatta between 1975-1981 and was named in our ‘Team of the Century’ in 2001. He was a Sergeant in the New South Wales Police Force and later became a Senior Sergeant and was a senior prosecutor for 29 years.
“I was really honoured to receive my OAM on the weekend and be recognised for the work I do in the community. I am passionate about continuing to help as much as I can.” Neville said.
He has now committed his time to helping others through the work he does with charities.
“The most recent one I have been involved in is Victor Chang Foundation,” Neville said.
“I go down to speak with the people and tell them a few stories about my football days and then open up to them to allow them to ask me questions,” he added.
Coming up next for Neville is The Men of Leagues golf day on the 23rd of February at Foster Tuncurry Golf Club.
“I’m going down not to play golf but to be involved in the day, tell a few stories, have a few drinks with them and donate a bit of memorabilia to them.”
In the past Neville has been an active supporter and fundraiser of Ronald McDonald House, Cystic Fibrosis, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Camp Quality and Make-A-Wish Australia.
Neville first started off doing work with charities when former Hawkesbury radio announcer Brian Edmonds approached him to help out with Camp Quality.
“I was originally down there for CareFlight as a guest speaker and I was approached by Brian and he asked me to come along and help at Camp Quality.”
“This was about 14years ago and that’s how I got into it, over the time I have been helping out they have raised over $100,000 in funds towards helping sick kids.”
“Word seemed to get around through family and friends that knew people going through tough times, and I would just go and visit them and do what I can.”
“Then when Men of League came along I joined that, I’ve been with them since 2008 doing a lot of functions with them all over NSW.”
“I’ve been able to keep doing what I do with some help from the Club and their Community Team.”
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