2014 Season Awards: Community Award
Wests Tigers would like to congratulate Dene Halatau after he was named the winner of the 2014 Community Award at today’s Grand Final Luncheon.
Halatau returned to the Club this season after four seasons with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and was highly active in within the community.
The 31-year-old was a finalist in the 2014 Ken Stephen Medal, a NRL initiative recognising the extraordinary commitment to the game and community.
Halatau is a Wests Tigers Apprenticeship Mentoring Program Ambassador, a program he has been involved with for a number of years now that involves teaching young apprentices about the importance of career choices.
The former New Zealand International is also a ‘Save our Son’ ambassador, helping raise awareness of DMD and assisting in fundraising.
As well as his efforts in the above programs, Halatau took part in continuous hospital visits, helped the development of Junior Clubs in the Club’s catchment area and was an Ambassador for the Anti-Bullying Program in schools.
Player Profile — Dene Halatau
D.O.B. — 27th January, 1983
Position — Hooker, Second Row, Utility
Club Debut — Round 13, 2003 (vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
Rep. Honours — New Zealand (2004-09), Tri Nations (2004), World Cup (2008)