A Maitland croquet team of Ron King, along with Robert Armstrong and Bruce Gawn, have received a NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award.

Image - left to right: Ron King, Jenny Aitchison MP, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Gawn

The nominations were received in April to coincide with NSW Seniors Week. The award celebrates active engagement in local life and rewards community contribution.

Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchison MP, sees the recognition of Mr King, Mr Armstrong and Mr Gawn as a just reward for their tireless commitment to maintaining the Telarah Croquet Green. Without their dedication to this endeavour, it is likely the Croquet Club would no longer be in operation.

The preservation of both the green and the club have brought tremendous benefits to the local community, especially among senior citizens, providing an avenue for active recreation and social engagement.

The award is proof of the deeply felt impact these men have had on community life in Maitland.

Comments attributable to Jenny Aitchison MP, Member for Maitland

“The thriving local life of Maitland is made possible by the likes of Ron, Robert and Bruce, who have directly improved the quality of leisure available to its residents.”

“I congratulate these men on their award, which is richly deserved and earned.”

“I trust they will continue their outstanding work in our community.”