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Demons Touch Association’s Bill Sheeky has been announced as the Bristol Paint Touch Football Australia (TFA) Volunteer of the Year award for 2023, edging out eleven other nominees. 

Bill was recognised for his 28 years of involvement with the Demons Touch Football Association, a club in Adelaide’s northeastern suburbs which he founded, and continues to be heavily involved in today as a player, coach and President. Bill’s passion and commitment has ensured Touch Football has continued to grow in an Aussie Rules dominated state. Bill’s love for both his community and the sport stood out to the judging panel, who had the challenging task of selecting the overall winner from eleven exceptional Volunteers of the Month.

I am extremely humbled to have received the award. Like all volunteers, I don’t do it for the accolades, I do it for the families and local community. I would like to acknowledge the other nominees from across Australia and in particular my fellow volunteers at Demons Touch for their dedication and tireless commitment, as our growth and success as a Club would not be possible without them. It is a great sport and I’m glad to be able to give back in some small way.” Sheeky said.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to Bristol for the fantastic prize – I look forward to giving my place a new coat of paint!” 


TFA Chief Executive Officer Jamie O’Connor offered his congratulations.

Bill has been a tireless contributor to our sport for many, many years and is a most deserving recipient. Our sport is incredibly fortunate to have remarkable volunteers who invest countless hours to deliver the sport and support their local community. Now in its third year, this initiative provides us with the opportunity to convey our heartfelt appreciation and acknowledge the exceptional contributions our people make to our community”. 

As the Volunteer of the Year, Bill receives $5,000 worth of Bristol Paint products.

PPG Brand Manager, Bristol and Johnstone’s Professional Woodcare Sophie Roknic said Bristol Paint was delighted to be once again supporting the initiative.  

We’re thrilled to recognise Bill with this prize for his amazing contribution to the sport and his community. We would also like to acknowledge the other amazing Volunteer of the Month recipients in 2023 for their hard work and commitment to allow their communities and the sport to thrive.


2023 Bristol Paint TFA Volunteer of the Year Recipients

Volunteer of the Year: Bill Sheeky (Demons Touch Association, SA)


Volunteer of the Month Recipients:

  • January: David Parker (Palm Beach Touch Association, QLD)
  • February: Laurie Smyth (Sale Touch Football Association, VIC)
  • March: Tara Rangi (Newman Touch Football Association, WA)
  • April: Bill Sheeky (Demons Touch Football Association, SA)
  • May: Isiah Keegan (Darwin Touch Football Association, NT)
  • June: Rohan Greaves (Geelong Touch Football Association, VIC)
  • July: Chris Breckell (Mackay Touch Football Association, QLD)
  • September: Alicia Hodges (All Abilities Alliance, ACT)
  • October: Matt Bowles (Devonport Touch Football Association, TAS)
  • November: Rose Wild (Bendigo Touch Football Association, VIC)
  • December: Tyson Blanco (Touch Football Association, SA)

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