Nominations open for Somerset Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominate nowThe time has come to nominate the Young Volunteers in your club for the Sarah Pusill Young Volunteer Award 2019.

Past President of Somerset ASA, Sarah Pusill, introduced this highly successful way of rewarding talented and enthusiastic young volunteers from around the County, donating a perpetual trophy to be held by the winner for a year.

The young volunteers can be anyone in your club who you feel deserves to be recognised for the work they do, on poolside or behind the scenes. A panel selects the top three who will all receive prizes to acknowledge their contribution to aquatics during the past 12 months. All young volunteers nominated will be invited to attend the AGM where the two runners up and the winner will receive their awards.

Award Criteria:

The Young volunteer
  • is a member of a Somerset ASA Club (any discipline)
  • is aged between 14 years and 24 years as of the date of the Annual General Meeting (8 June 2019)
  • volunteers on a regular Basis
This is Somerset's opportunity as a County to recognise and reward our Young People in all that they do for our clubs and County.

To make your nomination, please
  • download the nomination form (one form per nominee)
  • complete it and note the respective Consent and Declaration panel content below (click on each panel to open / close)
    Photography & Imagery Consent
    1. Your privacy is important to us. Any concerns during the event should be reported to the Awards Promoter, Kelly Podbury.This event may be photographed and videoed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Media may be displayed on our website, on our social media accounts and used to promote the event and events in the future. If you have any concerns, please refer to the ASA Photography Guidance in Wavepower 2016-19.
    2. Somerset ASA may have official photographers and may record the award presentations, and general images of members, guests and volunteers will form part of the information we hold and use. In addition to the purposes for general information set out above, Somerset ASA may use these recordings and images for the purposes of education and training, inclusion in press releases and Club Communications, and event promotion.
    3. If members, guests and volunteers have any concerns with their child / themselves being photographed / filmed at the event please contact the Awards Promoter by email ( or call 07780 733 512 prior to the event.
    4. Please note consent will be valid for 3 years or in the case of consent by a parent / guardian on behalf of a child, the shorter period of
      – 3 years, or until
      – the child's 16th birthday.
      You can withdraw or change your consent at any time.
    5. Where you do not grant consent, we will not be able to use your imagery except in certain limited situations, such as where required to do so by law or to protect members of the public from serious harm.



    The nominator consents to the personal data being collected, stored, used, shared and transferred by Somerset ASA in accordance with Somerset ASA's Privacy Policy, which can be found here.


  • and return your completed form to Kelly Podbury, Young Volunteer Co-ordinator for Somerset ( no later than Friday 26 April 2019.

Please start nominating!

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