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Top Volunteers Line up For Awards

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Volunteer of the Year Elaine McCaffery with Simeon Williamson
Previous winner: Volunteer of the Year Elaine McCaffery with Simeon Williamson



21 November 2008




Volunteers are set to take pride of place at the UK Athletics Annual Awards Dinner supported by Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne with the Volunteer of the Year  to be announced at the event on Saturday 29 November.


With the panel agreeing that this shortlist was one of the hardest to decide, the runners and riders vying for the national award are:


Alex Donald – Wales

Alex Donald joined Cardiff AAC in the early nineties at the age of 11 and since then has built up an impressive range of duties within the club to include coaching the middle distance group, officiating, and his work on the Welsh Athletics Road Running Committee


Andrea Heslip – Northern Ireland

Andrea Heslip coaches at Dromore AC, but her role in many other parts of the sport alongside Athletics Northern Ireland  made her nomination all the more impressive. Her work with local schools has helped recruit new youngsters to the club, and her assistance in running schemes as well as her boundless enthusiasm has made an impact in her area.


Ted Toft – East Midlands

Ted was nominated in recognition of more than 40 years service during which he has spent time volunteering as a coach for hurdles and endurance, organising track and cross country leagues, road races and as working as a founder member of Leicester Coritainians. An official at County, Midland and National level, he also organised the Leicester Marathon and the Leicester Road Running League.


Steve Winfield – East Midlands

The Belper Harriers Secretary is recognised for his significant contributions to the club, during the last decade he has clocked an immense level of club related duties from competition organising, kit and logo design, developing mentoring schemes, hosting events, running the website and membership, funding applications and general work that benefits his club.


Jim Young – Scotland

Jim Young has been an active member of Kilmarnock Harriers for more than 50 years as an athlete, coach and committee member. He has been instrumental in the club’s development using his skills from his career as a manager in a global company to ensure the club has a clear structure for athletes, coaches and all other members.


There are just a few more days to secure your tickets for the Dinner and support your colleagues! To purchase tickets please download the form below.