Shepparton Greyhound Racing Club President Tracey Fothergill was awarded the inaugural Greyhound Racing Victoria Board Leadership Award at the 2018-19 Victorian Greyhound Awards at Crown Casino on Friday night.
Tracey has been involved with the Shepparton GRC for the past 30 years, and is not only a leader within the club but also the broader Shepparton community, including recently helping the club establish its new Community fund, which was created to assist locals dealing with hardship and support opportunities for development.
GRV Acting Chair Peita Duncan said that Victorian greyhound racing currently finds itself in a healthy position on the back of exceptional leadership shown across many sections of the industry, including participants, various bodies and at race clubs through people like Tracey.
“On behalf of the GRV Board I congratulate Tracey on being the inaugural recipient of the GRV Board Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Shepparton GRC and its local community,” Ms Duncan said.
“Tracey consistently comes up with innovative ideas to help promote our great sport and she is always willing to volunteer her time to better the industry.”
Shepparton GRC Manager Carl McGrath said Tracey’s compassion and strong values inspire those around her.
“Tracey is an extremely strong President. She values every committee person and staff member and always displays great respect towards people,” Carl said.
“It is her compassion, support and encouragement that makes her a special leader. The Shepparton GRC is extremely lucky to have her.”