Guardian Funerals Wandercrew Member of the Week: Tom Daniels

Hello, my name is Tom Daniels and I sing for Wanderers. I have three passions in my life; my family, teaching and football. The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers has enabled me to combine all three passions into one amazing package.

Hello, my name is Tom Daniels and I sing for Wanderers. I have three passions in my life; my family, teaching and football. The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers has enabled me to combine all three passions into one amazing package.

I have been a school ambassador for Western Sydney Wanderers since day one and this year I was given the opportunity to volunteer on match days. My job as a Wandercrew member is Hub Leader of Pre-game Promotions.

It is my responsibility to get this match day program, which is free on game day, to as many supporters of our great club as I can. Isn-t it nice to have some Wanderers related material to read before the game to get you in the mood?

I have a great little team of Wandercrew members who assist me do to this. The best part of my role is talking to Wanderers supporters about our beloved Wanderers. Asking kids who they sing for and hearing them sing back to me that they sing for Wanderers is priceless.

As a father (and football coach) of two beautiful kids, the Wanderers has provided me with the opportunity to have a local team to support and gives us the chance to have many family adventures to Wanderland and beyond.

We are Foundation Members and are joined by my wife and my parents. Spending many hours singing and cheering has certainly brought us closer together as a family and we can thank the Wanderers for this.

Our highlight is most certainly the final Sydney Derby of last season as my little under 6s were mascots that day and my son got to walk out holding Shannon Cole-s hand. When Cole scored “that” free kick my young bloke said that he must have been Shannon-s good luck charm.

My other big passion, teaching, has also been positively impacted by the Western Sydney Wanderers. I am a Western Sydney boy having gone to school at Springwood HS and taught four years at Doonside Technology High School. I am currently teaching PDHPE at Katoomba High School and have been there for five years.

As a Wanderers School Ambassador my students have had the opportunity to meet players and coaches of the club via a school coaching clinic where 50 of my Year 7 and 8 students were put through their paces with a two hour coaching session. During the session they learnt how to play the Wanderers way and were taught valuable life lessons such as teamwork, commitment and inclusiveness. They were also involved in the inaugural Wanderers Cup held earlier in the year. My Year 7 girls were a bit star struck when meeting Mark Bridge.

I thank the Western Sydney Wanderers for all they have done for our community and look forward to my continued relationship with them. If ever you see myself, my students or my family, be sure to ask them the most important question that there is: Who do we sing for? In return you will get a resounding “We sing for Wanderers!”

Image Credit: Western Sydney Wanderer W-League player Linda O-Neill