Sports Volunteers Nick and Fraser Honoured with Awards

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

Fraser Miller and Nick Marley received awards at the Bedell Volunteer Recognition Awards 2015 organised by the Guernsey Sports Commission. These were presented to recognise the time they have devoted to their sports clubs through volunteering, they were shortlisted from 30 nominations from a variety of sports.

Fraser Miller was the recipient of the Bedell Young Volunteer Award for  his commitment to coaching Judo

His nomination from Mitch Agnelli read: ““Fraser Miller teaches  children from the ages of 6-18 years. He also teaches judo at the two local special needs schools at Le Rondin & Le Murier. He gives his time free of charge. Fraser is able to make the most nervous child feel at ease in what could be a very intimidating environment. He is able to communicate at all levels and makes the lessons fun and safe. Fraser has developed into a fully qualified coach, having recently achieved UKCC Level 2 Coach Award. Week after week he turns out early to put out the 150 judo mats and then conducts 2 hours of coaching the junior section. He has put a lot into this community sport and has focused more on coaching others than developing his own competition prowess. It is this unselfish attitude that prompts me to nominate him for the Young Volunteer Award”.

Nick Marley was the recipient of the Bedell Volunteer Recognition Award for coaching and organising athletics.

Tom Druce nominated Nick for the award and his nomination read:

“As a volunteer Nick takes time off work to run the GIAAC Holiday Camps catering for club and non-club members. Again in his own time he works with primary schools to provide coaching assistance, catering for hundreds of local school children – many not club members. Nick’s day-to-day involvement with the club consists of running a fantastically successful colts programme – including coordinating training three times a week and countless events consisting of large cross-country, road, and track & field events. On top of these commitments he has now ventured into coaching some of the club’s best teenage athletes and has dedicated himself to developing his coaching so as to serve his athletes with the best possible coaching expertise. He treats this role with great importance. Nick gives up so much of his time for so many different elements of the athletics club- coaching, coordinating, event organising and managing across all ages with the club all year round. Nick has never sought recognition and indeed does not seem to believe that he is doing anything special despite the thousands of hours he has given to the club and the sport”.

These awards formed part of Bedell Volunteers’ Week organised by the Sports Commission aiming to recognise, celebrate and thank the work that sports volunteers do here in Guernsey. We would like to congratulate all the hard working sports volunteers who were nominated for this award.