2023 Cessnock Local Woman and the Year – Pam Snaddon

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State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP is pleased to announce that Cessnock resident Mrs Pam Snaddon is the 2023 Local Woman of the Year for the Cessnock Electorate.

The NSW Women of the Year Awards are being in Sydney on Wednesday 8 March 2023. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, communities and society.

Pam Snaddon was recognised for her decades long involvement to promoting local sport across the community with her volunteering efforts over a number of disciplines including hockey and rugby league.

Pam has dedicated much of her spare time to Cessnock District Hockey Association through a variety of volunteer positions. Pam can be regularly found initiating fundraisers, implementing programs that assist players develop their skills and establishing cohesion among the community.

Pam’s sustained commitment and service to Cessnock District Hockey Association culminated in her being awarded with the incredible honour of Life Membership. This demonstrates the wonderful volunteer service that Pam has made to the Association over several decades and the incredible influence she has had on players across generations.

In recent years, Pam has also been instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Kearsley Crushers Rugby League Club. This had been crucial to the development of social connections in the Cessnock community.

Pam was named as Cessnock City Council’s 2023 Senior Citizen of the Year for her dedication to promoting inclusion, acceptance and a healthy lifestyle through involvement in sporting organisations in the Lower Hunter.

“Pam Snaddon is synonymous with helping others in the community, there are so many community groups who have benefited from her years of experience and kindness” said Mr Barr.

“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.”

“Pam embodies community spirit and her impact on the community is immeasurable.”

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

For more information on the 2023 NSW Women of the Year awards visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/women-nsw