Volunteer of the Year



Open to a volunteer who has displayed outstanding commitment and dedication within the qualifying period. The Volunteer of the Year award is designed to recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make to their Wellington Sport Community.

– Achievements by nominees will only be considered if they have occurred during the qualifying period 12 April 2016 to 17 April 2017
– Any volunteer in the Wellington region sport and recreation community is eligible
– Does not receive remuneration for their volunteer contribution
– Presentation of a positive image for their sport, club and sport and recreation in Wellington
– The impact of the nominee’s efforts on the community or recipients of the volunteer’s time must be demonstrated
– Flair, innovation or initiative i.e. a new initiative vs. working within existing programs
– Significant contribution – time (hours per week / over qualifying period), or commitment extraordinary service to Wellington Club or Sport over the qualifying period)
– Nominees under consideration for the awards must be a ‘Wellingtonian’ as per the criteria (a) or (b) below:

(a) Through residency in the greater Wellington region during the qualifying period
(b) Through representing the Wellington region or a Wellington based club in their chosen discipline during the qualifying period


Previous Winners 
  Mark Berge – Swimming
  Geoff Henry – Athletics
  Simon Roseingrave – Cricket
  Helen Mallon – Football
  Mark Renall – Cycling

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