Commitment of Sports Volunteers to be Celebrated

14th September 2015

For the fourth year running the Guernsey Sports Commission, in partnership with Bedell, will celebrate the work and commitment of sports volunteers here in Guernsey.

Bedell Volunteers’ Week will run from 12th-19th October and was launched to recognise, thank and recruit sporting volunteers here in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The success of the recent 2015 Island Games has highlighted the need for these volunteers and the success of our sports clubs wouldn’t be possible without people volunteering their time and experience. The week hopes to increase the awareness of sports volunteering opportunities available whilst informing islanders as to the intrinsic value of giving something back to our community.

Mark Helyar, managing partner at Bedell Guernsey said: “The success of so much of the Bailiwick’s community activity relies on islanders able and willing to volunteer and, as a business with a long standing culture of community engagement, Bedell is delighted to once again support this week long initiative. It recognises the extraordinary contribution of volunteers in sport while also encouraging others to come forward.”

The Guernsey Press will be featuring coverage of the initiative throughout the week. This includes profiling a number of sporting volunteer roles that currently need fulfilling, highlighting the importance of volunteering within our community whilst pinpointing the benefit to local teams, clubs and athletes.

On Monday 19th October the Sports Commission will be hosting a Volunteer Recognition Evening at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre from 6pm. It is a free event open to anyone looking to celebrate the work and commitment of our sports volunteers with us. Please RSVP to info@guernseysports.com if you wish to attend.

Two awards will be presented on the evening. One award is to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution towards sport here in Guernsey through volunteering, and the other will be honouring a young person under 21 for their services towards sport.