Volunteer of the Year :: British Rowing

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Ever wondered who ensures there is enough tea in the pot for your post-training brew? Is there someone you know who relentlessly tidies the boathouse without a single grumble?

Entries are now open for the Volunteer of the Year Awards 2009 (National) which recognise the “unsung heroes” of our clubs and events who contribute their time and support so generously – without their commitment rowing would not be the successful sport it is.

Last year, the Awards ceremony was held at Wokefield Park during the British Rowing Conference. Watch this space for details of the ceremony this year.

Alternatively you can submit your nomination by post using the nomination form.

The Categories

Each of our twelve Regions holds their own award ceremony and makes Regional Awards in these categories. They often make further awards recognising the achievements of other volunteers and participants, but only the categories below go forward to be nominated for National Awards. All regional category winners receive a certificate of national recognition for their contribution to rowing.

  1. Open Club Sector – a volunteer from an open club.
  2. Higher Education Sector – a volunteer from a university or college club. Not necessarily a student.
  3. Junior Sector – a volunteer working with juniors. Applicants can be from any club working with juniors
  4. Junior Volunteer (U18) – any volunteer working within the sport of rowing aged 18 or under.

The last category is judged separately from those above with an overall National Junior Volunteer award also being presented alongside the overall National Volunteer of the Year.

How to nominate

There are two ways in which you can submit a nomination:
NOTE: The deadline for all 2009 nominations is 28th May 2010.

  1. By post
    Please click on the button below to download the PDF version of the form. Forms should be sent to:

    Volunteer of the Year Awards
    British Rowing,
    6 Lower Mall,
    London,
    W6 9DJ

  2. PDF icon Download nomination form

  3. Online
    Click the here

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