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Young Volunteers

YV of the Year Nathan Clarke

Congratulations to Somerset ASA Young Volunteer of the Year Nathan Clarke (Burnham-on-Sea) who was presented with the Sarah Pusill Trophy by 2015/16 President Les Debenham and pictured with team mate Chris Woods who was second runner-up.

Young volunteers are the future of our sport. Your County promotes, supports and offers grants for programmes which help Clubs to develop the skills and experience needed by Young Volunteers, Coaches and Officials.

Visit The Good Club Guides on Swim England website to download Engaging Young Volunteers

Contact Kelly Podbury, County Volunteer Co-ordinator (sasameetmanager@outlook.com) if you have training needs. Contact Fiona Bowen (fiona@bowenfamily.me.uk) to enquire about Club Development funding.

Volunteering can give you skills and experience which could be valuable for your future career.

A Talent Camp to Remember

Chris Wood of Burnham-on-Sea SC and George Symonds of Clevedon ASC have great memories of the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp they attended from 18-21 Dec 2015 for young athletes, coaches and officials. Hear what Chris had to say in a video Burnham-on-Sea commissioned below.

Read about George's view of the experience.

Liam Willcox - A Young Volunteer's Story

Norton Radstock Swimming Club's Captain shares his journey as a Young Volunteer in the videos below.

Liam has has not only received deserved recognition for services to aquatics as a Young Volunteer at the 2014 West of England Celebration of Sport Evening , but also at 2014 ASA Aquaforce and Sports Officlals Uk events. Liam joined the Management Committee in May 2015 and also sits on the ASA National Youth Forum.

Youth Forum Network

We are keen to see young people involved in the actual process of making decisions which affect them. They are more likely to engage with all aspects of their club as a result, and develop as capable young leaders, with guidance and support from experienced club members.