Everyone connected with a grassroots sports club knows how it works. No matter what the sport – whether it’s football, cricket
or something else – every club has volunteers
that go above and beyond, generously giving up their time to ensure the club runs smoothly and the game goes ahead, and almost always for little to no reward or recognition. Without these unsung heroes, grassroots sport simply wouldn’t happen.
Celebrating Grassroots Sport’s Unsung Heroes!
Our passion, our bread and butter, and any other cliché you care to think of, is grassroots sport
. It always has been, and always will be, at the very core of what we do. We’ve always been conscious that grassroots sport is underpinned by the unsung heroes up and down the country making it happen, and with that in mind, we’ve been asking clubs to nominate their own unsung heroes. The first in this series is Elaine Davie
of Farnham Archers
Tuition at Farnham Archers – none of this could happen without Elaine’s hard work!
Established in 1870, Farnham Archers
is one of the oldest clubs in Surrey. Karen Lott from the club got in touch with us to nominate Elaine as the club’s unsung hero.
Our unsung hero has got to be Elaine Davie. She keeps everything running smoothly, from stocking the fridge to organising beginners courses, and portaloo cleaning to dealing with membership – in spite of all the other other stuff in her life! She does so much behind the scenes – most members don’t even realise everything she does! kAREN LOTT, FARNHAM ARCHERS
And the tributes didn’t start and end with Karen’s…! Club member Ben Hastings told us:
Elaine does an incredible amount of work for our club, keeping tabs on all members, their fees, email addresses, phone numbers etc., scheduling beginners’ courses, ensuring we have enough coaches for the courses, sorting out the catering for each course, keeping the members’ fridge stocked with chocolate (very important!), keeping stock of medals, badges, shirts, scheduling committee meetings and AGMs, taking, writing up and distributing minutes…and always does all of this with good humour! ben hastings, farnham archers
We don’t know Elaine personally, but we do supply Farnham Archers’ kit, and so we too would like to add to the chorus of approval for Elaine and everything she does. Volunteers are the heart and soul of grassroots sport – without them we’d have nothing – and Elaine perfectly exemplifies everything great about volunteers and why we’re all so appreciative of everything they do. THANK YOU Elaine!
If you’d like to nominate your own club’s unsung hero, just get in touch with us via our Facebook page
or via email on email@example.com.
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