COACHING STAR: Dalby's Tammy Kavney is a finalist for the NRL Teacher of the Year award.
COACHING STAR: Dalby's Tammy Kavney is a finalist for the NRL Teacher of the Year award. Michael Doyle

Dalby teacher recognised as national finalist

POPULAR teacher and coach Tammy Kavney is gaining recognition at a national level.

The Dalby State School teacher, who is a leader of junior rugby league programs in the region, is a finalist for the NRL community awards Teacher of the Year award.

Mrs Kavney was nominated by former professional rugby league player Mitchell Sargent for her work in the Dalby region.

She is the driving force behind the Dalby NRL Development Cup in which six schools from across the region participate, playing every Wednesday afternoon, and works with the Broncos to create an NRL/Broncos Gala Day for students in Years 3-5 students to prepare for the following season.

Mrs Kavney said it was special to be named a finalist for the award.

"It is recognition for hard work which you don't think about because it is your job,” Mrs Kavney said.

"I love coaching children who love their sport.

"I teach for the kids - I am not here for anything else.”

Mrs Kavney said she was overwhelmed initially when told she was a finalist for the national award.

She was not told she was nominated until the finalists were announced.

Winners of the Teacher of the Year, as well as other community awards by the NRL, will be announced throughout September.


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