This award is made to the young person who has given up their free time to volunteer in sport. Sport in Britain depends on volunteers and these young people will be the backbone of sporting opportunities in the future.
Highly Commended: Mel Mitchell
Mel is always keen to assist in most opportunities offered to her from Volunteer Burnley, ranging from holiday clubs, roller discos, parties and community and outreach work. Mel has worked hard to gain as much knowledge and experience as she can undertaking training and courses that become available to her, including various activator courses and achieving a Community Sports Leadership Award Level 2.
Winner: Alexander Gaughan
Alex finds the time to coach lower school rugby teams twice a week all winter. He also assists at a girl’s indoor and outdoor cricket training, offering advice and encouragement. Over the last three years, Alex has completed more than 450 hours of volunteering both in school and the community. Achieving his Youth Sport Trust ‘Lead 2 Employability’ Double Gold Award, for his school and Community Sports Volunteering. Alex wants to be a PE teacher, and will take up any opportunity offered to him, as he is so willing to give up his time and help others.