SHE was known as Tigergran to those who loved her and knew her best.
Now, the late Kay McNamara’s dedication to her favourite rugby league team has been recognised with the title of the Wests Tigers Woman of the Year.
The club honoured its most dedicated female fan with a special presentation to her family at a recent match in Sydney.
For many years, rain, hail or shine, Mrs McNamara religiously followed her team’s every game, making the 400-km trip on weekends to see the players run onto the field.
Mrs McNamara spent most of her working life at Orange City Council. It was here she became close friends with Stephen Sykes, who said her love of the Tigers was legendery at council and among her family and friends.
“She was just absolutely passionate about the team and never missed a game,” Mr Sykes said.
A spokesman for the Wests Tigers said Mrs McNamara will always be remembered by the club.
“She was incredibly passionate about Wests Tigers and this would also extend to the junior league teams,” the spokesperson said.
“She was often a familiar face at club related events.”
“Kay’s support of the club never wavered and she will be forever be remembered as a fitting winner of this year’s award.”
The award was presented to Mrs McNamara’s family by Wests Tigers Women in League ambassador Julie Payton.
Mrs McNamara died in February.