Volunteer of the Year

Judging criteria

This award will go to a non-coaching volunteer who gives selflessly of their time to support their club or group. This person may fill one or several roles within an organisation – administration, finance, making match teas, providing transport etc. They will be crucial to the smooth running of the club and be regarded as the “glue” that keeps things together. Please try to indicate the level of commitment given by this person in both quality and quantity.


Reg Hook, (Brighton & Hove Athletics Club): Awarded for his outstanding dedication and support of local athletics for more than 50 years, Reg dedicates much of his time behind the scenes to ensure others can enjoy a sport they love. Reg compiled the first ever list of Brighton Records starting with senior men and eventually producing records through the age groups, and has been a committee member of Brighton & Hove Athletics Club since 1949. He has also been a member of the Sussex Schools Athletics Committee for more than 50 years. Reg has for many years been, and continues to be, a linchpin for athletics in the city and the county.

Highly commended:

Dave Jackson, Brighton District Football League: Recognised for the huge amount of time, and dedication he has given to help provide opportunities for others in the city to play football through his role on the Committee of the Brighton District Football League.

Sarah Hunt, Rottingdean Cricket Club: Described as the back bone of the club Sarah is recognised for huge role in supporting the organisation, funding and development of the club’s activities

Tanya Burbridge, Manor Road Gym: Recognised for her dedication supporting the operation of this community run facility up to 25 hours per week. Tanya has been the driving force to enable 43% more people to access this facility over the past year.

Gary Vidgeon, Brighton City Table Tennis Club: Gary is recognised for the huge amount his voluntary support of the In2Sport project and this summer’s Ping initiative as table tennis technician