Young VolunteerYoung 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.
Contact Kelly Podbury, County Volunteer Co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have training needs. Contact Fiona Bowen (email@example.com) to enquire about Club Development funding.
Volunteering can give you skills and experience which could be valuable for your future career.
Sarah Pusill (Burnham on Sea Swimming Club) became the youngest appointed County President in our history during 2009 in recognition of her work as a young volunteer at both club and County level. Sarah, with the County's support, introduced during her year a trophy to be awarded annually to young volunteers from clubs across the County to recognise their achievements. The trophy is supported by second and third place prizes and the winners are announced annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.
|Somerset ASA Young Vounteer of the Year|
|2009||Christopher Knight||Weston-Super-Mare||Alison Feboul||Clevedon||James Godwin||Frome|
|2010||Zoe McArthur||Bridgwater||Scott Gibbs||Bridgwater||Kelly Waygood||Clevedon|
|2011||Steph Hallam||Chard||Melissa Bramwell||Weston Super Mare||Catherine Lodge||Burnham on Sea|
|2012||Jack DeViell||Clevedon||Kate Davies||Weston-Super-Mare||George Graham||Wincanton|
|2013||Verity Brunwin||Keynsham||Sam Hodge||Clevedon||Chelsea Galloway||Bridgwater|
|2014||Zoë Harrill-Davis||Backwell||Keir Graham||Taunton Deane||Hannah Pullinger||Chard & District|
|2015||Sam Church||Norton Radstock||Nathan Clarke||Burnham On Sea||Tessa Down||Chard & District|
|2016||Nathan Clarke||Burnham On Sea||Sophie Olver||Clevedon ASC||Chris Wood||Burnham On Sea|
|2017||Libby Aldridge||Taunton Deane||Grace Cook||Bath Dolphin||Evan King||Weston-super-Mare|
|2018||Ilaria Brandimarte||Team Bath Synchro||Joe McLachlan||Norton Radstock||Katie Chambers||Wells|
Liam Willcox - A Young Volunteer's Story
While Club Captain, Norton Radstock Swimming Club's Liam Willcox' shared 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