Entries by Paul

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST – WENDY PRESSDEE

Her sport has taken her as far afield as Singapore and the Cook Islands but it isn’t the travel which keeps Wendy enthused about netball, it is the sheer delight of watching people play the game she loves. Wendy started playing netball in school and later set up a village team which competed at county […]

YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST – ELAN MON GILFORD

“I’m always at a club somewhere!” says Elan Mon Gilford as she starts listing her volunteering commitments which take in lunchtime and after school sessions as well as weekends. Best described as a bundle of energy, it is no surprise that Elan has already given up over 400 hours of her time to coach pupils […]

YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST – ROBERT CUNNAH

“When I started I was just a shy Year 7 lad. Volunteering has completely changed my life, I have gained confidence and qualifications, and met some great people along the way.” This is the way Robert Cunnah neatly describes the difference volunteering has made to him. He volunteers more than 20 hours a week, acting […]

COMMUNITY COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST – NIKKI UPTON

Come rain or shine, you’ll find Nikki Upton at Risca Hockey Club coaching around 30 juniors. And when the session’s finished, it’s time for the seniors: “Yes, sometimes the weather is horrendous,” she laughs. “Once it was hailing, so we all hid in the dugouts until it passed and then it was, Right, back to […]

FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW TO KICK-OFF THE 2015 WALES SPORT AWARDS

BBC Cymru Wales and Sport Wales will welcome the highly anticipated Emirates FA Cup Third Round draw to the Wales Sport Awards on Monday, December 7. In what has been an incredible year in Welsh sport, the much-anticipated football draw will add extra excitement to the event, which will take place at Sport Wales National […]

YOUNG COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST – JORDAN ROSSER

Helping to deliver at least two coaching sessions a week and helping more than 200 young people to play golf is an incredible achievement for any 16 year old. But consider this: Jordan Rosser has eight separate disabilities including autism, Tourettes, hypermobility and he uses a hearing aid which his mother, Emma, says “all impact […]

YOUNG COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST – LOWRI HAF BARKER

When she discovered her coach had cancer, Lowri Haf Barker didn’t think twice about helping out with training sessions at Mold Netball Club. She was just 16. Two years later and her coach, Chris Elson, was too unwell to carry on coaching. So it was Lowri who stepped in: “I took over in the September. […]

YOUNG COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST – GREG PRICE

Greg Price may be quiet and unassuming but don’t be fooled. Because behind this disguise, there hides a 25-year-old sporting crusader, determined to get as many young people as active as possible. Indeed, when his local table tennis club looked set to close, it was Greg who stepped forward to rescue the situation: “I had been […]

YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST – JONATHAN WILLIAMS

In 2014 Jonathan Williams attended the Wales Sport Awards as a volunteer, welcoming guests to the ceremony. Fast-forward 12 months and Jonathan is now himself a finalist! His nomination comes in response to his huge contribution to the disability sport programme in Merthyr as well as the Young Ambassador role he plays across Wales. Currently […]