Association Life Membership is bestowed on individual PDRLA members and natural persons. It acknowledges and gives recognition to those whose continuous and outstanding contribution to the Association and/or Physical Disability Rugby League has had a significant impact – providing a measurable benefit and advancement to the Association or Physical Disability Rugby League in Australia.
2018 – George Tonna
George, the PDRLA founder, was nominated by Patricia Spennati to become our first life member. She valued and was enthused by his impact and influence for the advancement of Physical Disability Rugby League in Australia since 2010.
George began PDRL in Australia and assisted its advancement through continually seeking opportunities and working hard to promote and seek donations, sponsorship and support to ensure the Association grew and members are able to play the game they loved.
George accepted his life membership on the 19/04/2018.
2019 – Aldo Spennati
Aldo has assisted the advancement of PDRL in Australia since 2014, through continued game day work, organisation, player support and donations to ensure the Association thrives and members are able to play each season.
He also seeks support from businesses and proudly promotes the Association and PDRL within his workplace.
Aldo accepted his life membership on the 05/05/2019.
2019 – Patricia Spennati
Trish has assisted the advancement of PDRL in Australia since 2014, through her values and actions while dealing with other Board members and members and their families. Also by regularly fundraising and securing donations and sponsorship from businesses. She has gained support for PDRLA within the NRL, NSWRL and wider community.
Trish was recognised by NSWRL for her contributions to PDRL in Australia and become Volunteer of the Year in the NSWRL Inclusive Award category for 2018.
Trish accepted her life membership on the 05/05/2019.
2021 – Keith Povah
Keith accepted his life membership on the 03/04/2021.
2021 – Dave Smith
Dave accepted his life membership on the 31/03/2021.