The 2018/19 Season Volleyball Ireland Annual Awards has 5 new categories.
We are rewarding, celebrating and promoting the great work our clubs provide. All Fully affiliated clubs, associate clubs or schools can enter.
The closing date for applications is 12 Midday on Monday April 22nd. Shortlisted clubs will be notified on Thursday April 25th.
The categories specifically relate to the Strategic Objectives set out in the Volleyball Ireland Strategy – Raising the Game.
The judging panel will look favourably on applications that tell a positive story. Pictures and videos that support applications will be welcomed.
Send your entries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Awards Entry. Word count: MAX 500.
Raising Participation – best programmes or projects to get more people playing more often.
This award shall reward a group that has raised participation in any form of Volleyball. We are particularly looking for clubs, schools, colleges or community groups that have established effective partnerships to increase their numbers and/or provide activity for people from disadvantaged groups.
Raising Operational Standards – best effective governance of a club.
This award shall reward a club that has shown commitment to good governance. This could include how a club has adopted GDPR related policies or put together a fit-for-purpose constitution. It may be a project, process or programme that ensures transparency with members.
Raising Performance – best initiatives to support player, coach or referee development.
This award shall reward a club or school that has shown clear commitment to supporting player, coach or referee development. This could be how they are up-skilling coaches or mentoring young referees. This could be a school that is going above and beyond to support the pathway and help players reach their potential.
Raising the Profile – Best use of social media to promote your club or volleyball in general.
The award shall reward a club or community group that is publishing creative content that positively promotes Volleyball. This could be how they are implementing a digital strategy to increase their followers and ultimately raise participation in the sport.
Fundraising and Finance – Best initiative to generate sustainable income for your club.
This award shall reward groups that have increased club revenues. Did you setup a fundraising committee or run a creative sponsorship campaign? Did you develop an exciting programme that gained financial support from a Local Sports Partnership or other grant? Did you develop a benefit-in-kind agreement with a supplier? Did you come up with a creative way to save money?
The Volleyball Ireland Volunteer of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievements of a volunteer who has substantially contributed to developing, enhancing and sustaining volleyball in Ireland during the year.
Nominations are open to:
All Volunteers within schools, clubs or the general volleyball community.
Nominees must have demonstrated measurable evidence of developing, enhancing and sustaining volleyball in Ireland.
Provide up to 500 words outlining the suitability of the nominee covering the following headings: