Call to nom­i­nate vol­un­teers

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Wim­mera Re­gional Sports Assem­bly’s Val­ued Vol­un­teer of the Year Award is open for nom­i­na­tions.

Assem­bly ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer David Berry said there were many well-de­serv­ing, long-stand­ing vol­un­teers in re­gional sport­ing clubs and as­so­ci­a­tions who gave their time freely each and ev­ery week.

“Whether it’s the time­keeper, grounds­man, team man­ager, coach or can­teen per­son – if it wasn’t for these valu­able vol­un­teers our clubs wouldn’t be as great as what they are,” he said.

“Vol­un­teers are a most valu­able re­source and to high­light their con­tri­bu­tion to sport and recre­ation in this re­gion, all clubs are el­i­gi­ble to nom­i­nate one of their long-serv­ing vol­un­teers for the Val­ued Vol­un­teer of the Year Award.”

Of­fi­cials will present award on Septem­ber 21.

Mr Berry said pre­vi­ous win­ners read like a who’s who of Wim­mera vol­un­teers.

“They in­clude such names as Kerry Pearce, bas­ket­ball; Suzi James, Tri-state Games; Lyn Gun­ning, rid­ing for the dis­abled; Ian Jack­son, Peter Miller, Willy Han­son, foot­ball; Ian Tay­lor, Shoot­ing; Jeff Pekin, the ta­ble ten­nis; Max Burke, foot­ball train­ing; He­len Short and Shurlee Skiller, net­ball; Mau­rie Wade, bas­ket­ball and cricket; Bill Tay­lor, Na­timuk com­mu­nity clubs; Mau­rie Dumesny, cricket; Sylvia Penny, grey­hound rac­ing; and Mur­ray and Deb­bie Hart for their long-serv­ing as­sis­tance to the sport­ing clubs of Stawell,” he said.

Mr Berry said nom­i­na­tions were welcome at any time but closed on Septem­ber 14.

He said forms were avail­able from assem­bly of­fices and on­line via web­site www.wrsa.

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