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Welsh Triathlon Volunteer of the Year 2021

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Mark Edwards - Celtic Triathlon club

Volunteer of the Year 2021

This award is to recognise the efforts of a person who has motivated and inspired or has created new opportunities within the sport on a voluntary basis for the benefit of others. Volunteers could include club committee members and volunteers, parent helpers, event volunteers and marshals. Perhaps they have created a new event or improved or contributed to an existing event or training session(s). Maybe they’ve inspired partnerships within new communities or groups or inspired and encouraged more volunteers or participants in the sport.

 

Winner: Mark Edwards – Celtic Triathlon Club

We are delighted to award Mark with our volunteer of the year award 2021. Mark shows huge commitment to his voluntary role at Celtic Triathlon club, he gives hours of his own time each week not only coaching but organising many events for children to participate in. His hard work is greatly appreciated by all of us at Welsh Triathlon, his club members and community. Mark helps in an incredible way by motivating children to participate and always wanting the very best for each of them and making them laugh at every session. Mark spends so much of his own time supporting others, working out what is best for them either to build confidence, or skills to just take part or to compete at high level. Congratulations Mark, you are a credit to your community!  - Amy Jenner, Workforce Officer Welsh Triathlon

 

 

Shortlist nominations

Justin Smith – Methyr Triathlon Club

He is a dedicated and motivated individual that has taken the club and given his support, time and knowledge to the people of Merthyr Tydfil, he has worked tirelessly with the community, encouraged and developed each individual that has been part of the Merthyr Triathlon Club. He works tirelessly most days of the week to ensure they all get the right type of training, as well as holding down a full time job and all with a friendly smile on his face.

Simon Webb - All or Nothing Events / SWYD

Simon’s hard work and commitment to the sport, is not just for his club members but hosting events for everyone in Wales and beyond to participate in. Simon works tirelessly to stage events and has influenced people to go on and compete at other events across Wales too. His energy and infectious personality and love for the sport deserves to be recognised.

Ian Lidiatt - Cardiff Triathletes

As chairman of Cardiff Triathletes, he is very involved in most aspects of the club. He puts a great deal of time and effort into the club. He coaches a few sessions a week, he always keeps members updated and played a key role in making sure they had sessions to come back to after lockdown. Ian is always friendly and welcoming to new members. He fits all this in whilst also fitting in work commitments and his own training!

 

We have plenty of volunteering opportunities within Welsh Triathlon whether its within a club , your community or at an event. Get in touch today if you want to volunteer with Welsh Triathlon. 

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