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Woonona disability worker named ‘Keira Woman of the Year’

Director of Frame Running Wollongong Renee Jurgielan (right).

WOONONA resident Renee Jurgielan has been named as the 2023 Keira Woman of the Year.

Renee, who is the director of Frame Running Wollongong, helps lead a small team and successfully works with members of the community and stakeholders to enrich the lives of children with a disability or impaired balance by participating in the sport frame running. Frame Running is all about inclusive sporting fun, playing games, making friends and feeling the freedom of movement.

Renee works passionately with Sian Napper and Suzy Lock to help make a difference for children with a disability. Renee has also worked with her team to set up a sibling program.

State MP for Keira, Ryan Park said Renee is a passionate advocate who works tirelessly to help enrich the lives of others.

“I am very proud to announce Renee as the Keira Woman of the Year and recognise the contributions Renee has made to our community and the genuine difference frame running has made not just to the young participants but also their families,” he said.

“I congratulate Renee on this achievement and believe her to be a very deserving recipient of the Keira Local Woman of the Year, 2023.”

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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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