Call to nominate volunteers
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. org.au.