Stage now set for 2019 Volunteer Awards

Over 200 members of the Basketball Community will gather in the Legends Suite of the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday evening to celebrate the achievements of the game’s volunteers over the course of the year. Basketball England reintroduced the Annual Volunteer Awards in 2018 which proved extremely popular with the membership and the 2019 programme of awards has built on the success of last year.

Nominations were received in 14 categories, with winners in each category being crowned in each of Basketball England’s ten regions, ensuring that 140 people have had their voluntary service recognised this year, with announcements being made over the summer. All regional winners have been put forward to the national awards, with three nominees selected in each category and invited to attend the Basketball England Annual Volunteer Awards event this weekend, where all the nominees will be treated to dinner and an evening of entertainment, before the winners in each category will be announced and presented with their awards.

The full list of nominees is as follows:





Bev Guymon Inspiring Female

Siobhan Prior

Maddy Doyle

Natalie Feurtado

Media/Photographer of the Year

Alan Mousley

Graham Hodges

Dave Moore

School of the Year

Ridgeway Academy

Reddish Vale High School

Barking Abbey

Teacher of the Year

Ali Arber

Russell Smith

Daniel Hildreth

Community Club of the Year

Kent Crusaders

Haringey Sports Development

Sheffield Hatters

Dave Fisher Children's Coach of the Year

Philip Hughes

Steph Johnson

Kelson Dickson

John Sage Coach of the Year

Robert Banks

Jo Wilkinson

Clare Reed

Statistician of the Year

Cliff Fullbrook

Andrea Boreland

Tracey Grieves Martin

Bill Taylor Table Official of the Year

Tracey Griffiths

Lindsay Chapman

Zane Haidukova

KK Mitchell Young Official of the Year

Maria Delgado

Leah Page

Harvey West

Mary Clark Services to Officiating Award

Dave Durance & Vera Moses

Claire Ormandy

Alison Muir

Steve Lallament Referee of the Year

David Griffin

Christopher Chapman

Roger Murie

Brian Dobson Young Volunteer of the Year

Natasha Barker

Dylan Consterdine

Craig Colley

Harry Errington Volunteer of the Year

Jenny O'Neill

Andrea Garland

Khuram Chowdhry

“I’d like to congratulate all of the volunteers who received an award at regional level and thank them for their efforts and contribution to the game of basketball. Basketball simply would not exist at a community level without the countless volunteer hours put in week in week out by people in the game and its great that we can recognise a number of people each year for their efforts” said David Butler, Basketball England’s Delivery Director.

“I’d especially like to congratulate those shortlisted for the national awards by our various panels and look forward to welcoming them to Manchester on Saturday evening for what will be an amazing evening and a celebration of some great people from our game.”

In addition to the national volunteer awards, Basketball England will also recognise the long service of a number of volunteers in the game with the Services To Basketball award, presented to recognise long and distinguished service to the game, with nominees having given at least 10 years of service before being considered for nomination.

2019’s recipients of the Services To Basketball award will be Mike Neal, Trevor Pountain, Rick Wooldridge, Andy Harrison-Beaumont, Mike Maddox, David Turner, Chris Bunnett, Danny James, Peter Dyke, Pat Smith and Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club.

Keep up to date with all the news from the 2019 Annual Volunteer Awards as the winners are announced on Saturday night via and @bballengland across our social media channels.