There isn't many aspects of the running of the club he helped form five years ago and has watched with pride grow into footballing force in the region, Andy Cygan isn't involved in.
Now the Gunnedah FC's mentor commitment and dedication has been recognised.
The first grade coach has been named the volunteer of the month in the October round of the Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Awards.
Part of the senior first and reserve grade squads since the club's inception, as well as coaching FC's senior sides, Cygan also coaches his son's under-5/6 team in the junior competition. He has coached a junior team for the last two years.
A man of many roles, he also helps with mowing of the club's grounds and the line marking for 16 pitches. He also helps set up and pack up the fields for junior football every Saturday and assists with setting up and coaching at the club's weekly junior training sessions.
Cygan has also organised major sponsors for the club, is a director on the club's committee and is one of the club's most valuable volunteers.
"Without volunteers such as Andy our sport simply would not be in the position it currently enjoys," NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football Ross Hicks said.
"Andy's contribution to Gunnedah FC has been key to its ability to provide positive football experiences for all its members."