THE Greystanes Devils Junior Rugby League Club have received two of the Parramatta District Junior Rugby League 2012 awards.
Julie Jose is Secretary of the Year and the club was named as the Club of the Year.
While success on the field is calculated by a currency that consists of trophies, medals and the amount of vacant space in the trophy cabinet, victory off the field can be measured simply by a team's ability to survive. "We are a very small club, so to compete we all need to pull together," Jose said.
"I've tried really hard but the whole club put in a lot of time and dedication.
"We are a very hard working club."
With about 120 registered players our of a total of almost 6000 in the district, it's clear the Devils are a tight-knit bunch.
"It's a great place, we try to be a family club and also do our bit for the community," Jose said.
"I've been through some hard times and the club's had my back the whole way.
"They were there to pick up the pieces and help."
The Devils have joined the national Good Sports Program, aimed at reducing the harm that is done by drinking.
This saw no alcohol sold during home games at Darling Street Park.
The club also turned pink for a weekend and raised $5000 for the McGrath Foundation.
Every Devils team wore pink socks for the women in league and the under-9s took to the field in pink jerseys," Jose said.
And of course "The whole club was involved in the day," Jose said.