We caught up with Emily and Ellie from Windrush Triathlon Club, to chat to them about being awarded Triathlon England Club of the Year 2018. Nominations for the 2019 Triathlon England Awards are open; who could you nominate?
To win Club of the Year made us feel extremely honoured and united as a club. The committee is really proud of the progress the club has made over recent years to become a truly welcoming space, where members have the opportunity to thrive, challenge themselves and most importantly have fun! It is a great achievement to be recognised in this way by Triathlon England, and it is a true reflection of how committed our volunteers our to making the club such an epic place to be.
Winning Club of the Year felt like a whole club achievement because our members greatly contribute to making it the club it is! It isn’t the main reason people volunteer, but the recognition was great and gives our volunteers a bit more energy to keep going.
We have made sure to use the award in branding and on our communications in attracting new members; it’s also given the committee something to think about going forward for how we can continue to make our club even better!
If you want to publicly recognise a volunteer who has helped you on your triathlon journey, nominate them for one of the 2019 Triathlon England Awards. There are 10 awards that volunteers can be nominated for:
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Technical Official of the Year
- Children’s Coach of the Year
- Participation Coach of the Year
- Children’s Event of the Year
- Club Event of the Year
- Commercial Event of the Year
- GO TRI Organiser of the Year
- Club of the Year