The club could be set for a major boost after it was nominated for the One Community Grassroots Club of the Year Award for its exceptional service to
the community over the past year.
If the club wins the award, which takes entries from accross Australia, it will collect $4000 in prizemaney, which could be directed into more
resources for the club.
A spokesman for the NRL said the Kookaburras were one of the leading entries for this year's award after they introduced a system where they
team jerseys to a local school on a regular basis.
The club also donates $5 from each child and official to Stewart House and gives unused jerseys, socks and shorts to Barefoot Rugby league who
distribute them to indigenous community members in need.
Kookas club secretary Valarie Uilou said she was ecstatic at being nominated for such a major award.
"It's just such a major award," she said. "We are not talking district level we are talking nationwide. From a club that came from nowhere a
ago to one that is now one of the best in the Parramarra District, that in itself speaks volumes."
Mrs Uilou said the children were proud to be part of a club that was being recognised nationwide.
'It's onwards and upwards for the Kookas. But I would like to thank all our volunteers and our board, without them there would be no club'
The awards will be staged at the Sydney Town Hall and kicks off the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Week celebrations.
The awards bring together NRL stars and grassroots volunteers to celebrate the positive difference people in the game make to the lives to others
through rugby league.
In addition to the coverted Ken Stephen Medal, last year awarded to Bulldogs captain Andrew Ryan, the One Community Awards feartue the National
Volunteer of the Year, Women in League Achievement Award and the Grassroots Club of the Year Award.