Being good sports
For the second year running, we’re proud to sponsor the Pride of Guernsey ‘Sports Volunteer of the Year’ award. Run by the Guernsey Press, these awards recognise people who truly make a difference to our community. The Sports Volunteer award for 2022 acknowledges the nine people nominated who have displayed a huge level of dedication volunteering their time to local sports clubs.
We love the fact that this award shines a light on the efforts of people behind the scenes that are just as committed as the players.
The nominees for the Sports Volunteer of the Year Award 2022 are:
- Bas Brehaut – Sylvans Sports Club
- Chris Le Friec - Belgrave Wanderers football club
- Garry Collins - 25 years volunteering in sports administration
- Heather Robilliard - Guernsey motor sport
- Rob Thomson - Griffins Cricket Club and Vale Rec
- Jane Fears - Walking Netball
- Pat Ogier - Guernsey Basketball
- Sadie Merrien - Guernsey Raiders secretary
- Sylvans Sports Club sub-committee
Justin Bellinger, Sure Guernsey CEO, said: “We’re so lucky to have so many different sports to choose from in Guernsey as well as great facilities for all islanders to enjoy. Volunteers in Guernsey work incredibly hard to make the variety of local sport possible which is why we are proud to sponsor the Pride of Guernsey Sports Volunteer of the Year Award. We really appreciate the hard work of individuals who put in countless hours to support sport in our island.
“Many of Sure’s staff are passionate about sports and play an active role volunteering for local sports teams. We understand the importance of funding to help the clubs thrive, which is why we’re committed to supporting local clubs and sports “.
Building on last year’s ongoing sponsorships for a touch rugby team and a model powerboat racer, Sure is now sponsoring five new sports: running, hockey, volleyball, cycling and swimming.
Sure is also the 2023 Natwest Island Games technology partner and will be supplying the latest broadband and mobile technology to local venues as well as enhancing the connectivity of spectators and visiting players, catching up on live scores and footage of the games. This technology investment won’t just be for the few weeks of the Island Games - it’ll stay in place for many years and will bring long-term benefits to Guernsey’s sports venues to futureproof them for years to come.
Nominations are now in for the Pride of Guernsey Awards and voting begins on 7 September and closes on 18 September.