Departing Wests Tigers forward Keith Galloway has been nominated for this year's Ken Stephen Medal — an award that seeks to recognise the outstanding efforts of an NRL player who has committed time off the field to community projects.
See what Keith had to say about the nomination and community work in the video above.
Throughout his 10-year career at the Wests Tigers, Keith has been a consistently self-directed contributor to multiple charity causes and community outreach programs.
Keith is a familiar face at Ronald McDonald House, frequently volunteering and taking fellow players along for the trip, and regularly coordinates game day experiences for sick children, which often includes an invitation to the dressing rooms.
As part of his relationship with the organisation, Keith recently attended the Sydney Children's Hospital Annual Ball, which helped to raise more than $200,000 towards wing upgrades.
Keith has a long-standing relationship with Live to Give, which aims to provide disadvantaged children equal access to toiletries, shoes, clothes and school and sporting supplies. Keith works hand in hand with the organisation to restore self-worth and pride in these children.
Keith is a dedicated ambassador to the SharlzTaki Foundation, raising awareness of the role of holistic health in preventing disease, using his own healthy active lifestyle to start a conversation at many of their events.
Keith took it upon himself to initiate his involvement with all of the above organisations, with the prop volunteering his personal time to make a difference. This is in addition to his already extensive work with the Club's own community commitments.
Keith is also an NRL State of Mind Ambassador and is passionate about the importance of mental health within the Rugby League community.
Keith plays a key role in the Tigers Adopt a Club Program, and is a leading figure in the Strathfield Raiders Junior Rugby League club.