John Fielding named 2015/16 Volunteer of the Year
Swimming WA is pleased to announce the 2015/16 Volunteer of the Year is John Fielding from Perth City Swimming Club.
Nominations were presented to the Swimming WA Honours and Awards Committee, which selected the winner early in the new year.
John was presented his award during the 2016 Swimmer of the Year Awards and said he was honoured to receive the accolade.
John has been President of Perth City Swimming Club for the past four years and also serves as the club Secretary and Treasurer. John is known for his foresight and his dedication to supporting the Club’s coaches and swimmers. His work in affiliating with Perth College has granted the Club’s coaches with the support to focus on getting the very best from their athletes.
Fielding was awarded with a trophy and will receive return flights, accommodation and tickets for two people to attend the 2016 Swimming Australia Swimmer of the Year Awards later this year.
Swimming will accept nominations for the August Volunteer of the Month award until Wednesday 31 August. For more information visit wa.swimming.org.au/volunteers
2015 – 2016 SWIMMING WA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR PROGRAMME
Do you know a Volunteer or Official in your Club who always ‘goes the extra mile’?
Would you like to recognise and reward your Club Volunteers and Officials?
Do you wish that more programmes were in place to increase Volunteers in your Club?
Swimming WA has an initiative to address all of these questions!
Swimming WA (SWA) recognises that volunteers are a vitally important part of our sport and has created a programme to promote and reward hard working volunteers.
From 1 October 2015, SWA will call for nominations for a Volunteer of the Month each month until 30 April 2016. Nominations are to be sent to the SWA Development Manager by COB on the last day of each month and should contain no more than 300 words on the achievements of the nominee.
All volunteers who have won a monthly award will be put forward for the Volunteer of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual SWA Swimmer of the Year Awards event in 2016.
The SWA Honours and Awards Committee will meet to decide on the monthly and yearly winners.
Both the nominator and the nominee must be current financial SWA members.
Nominations received by SWA will be forwarded to Swimming Australia’s Local Legends volunteer programme each month.
The SWA Volunteer of the Month and Year will be recognised on the SWA website www.wa.swimming.org.au and in the monthly newsletter, e-Splash.
The SWA Volunteer of the Month will receive a SWA leather notebook and plaque. The monthly winners will automatically be nominated for the SWA Volunteer of the Year.
The SWA Volunteer of the Year will receive, courtesy of SWA, return flights, accommodation and tickets for two (2) people to attend the Swimming Australia Swimmer of Year Awards in 2016.
Volunteer of the Year Winner
To nominate a candidate for Swimming WA's Volunteer of the Month Award please click here.