Sports Volunteer of the Year: Sam Ashplant

SAM ASHPLANT, 19, has been nominated for the Sure-sponsored Sports Volunteer of the Year award for his efforts as a coach at St Martin’s AC.

SAM ASHPLANT, 19, has been nominated for the Sure-sponsored Sports Volunteer of the Year award for his efforts as a coach at St Martin’s AC.

Sam was nominated by long-time teammate Harry Jones, who said: ‘He has worked extremely hard as a minis coach. He has been coaching at St Martin’s for many years now and is extremely committed to his role.’

Sam has recently taken up a new post at the club, too – he was appointed as the new second division head coach and will also help out John Peace and Leon Meakin with the Priaulx League team.

‘He has taken on a new job as a senior coach at Saints, which demonstrates his great character as he is just 19 years old and will be working with players who are double his age to try and improve them and ensure they continue to enjoy their experience at Saints.

‘This new role will mean he has to give up multiple evenings a week, which reiterates his dedicated persona. 

He has also worked behind the bar at the clubhouse, once again displaying his constant willingness to help out the club he loves,’ added Sam’s nominator.

Other Finalists

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Amanda Benwell

MEL EDWARDS described her sister Amanda Benwell as ‘caring and helpful’ when she nominated her for the Sure-sponsored Sports Volunteer of the Year Award.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Barry Moroney

NOMINATOR James Falla says that Sports Volunteer of the Year candidate Barry Moroney is an ‘inspiration’.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Ben Hunter

‘HE’S the kind of person that local sport can’t do without.’

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Charlie Forshaw

CHARLIE FORSHAW, 14, has been nominated for the Sure-sponsored Sports Volunteer of the Year award.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: David Hadlington

‘ALWAYS HELPFUL’ David Hadlington has been nominated for the Sports Volunteer of the Year award, sponsored by Sure.
Amanda Hobart, Guernsey Amalgamated Boxing Club head female coach, nominated him for his work.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: David Piesing

‘DAVID PIESING has given endless amounts of time to Guernsey Cricket,’ said Ben Ferbrache of why he nominated him for the Sure-sponsored Sports Volunteer of the Year award.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Guernsey Sports Commission

THE Guernsey Sports Commission and sports development officers have been nominated for the Sure-sponsored Sports Volunteer of the Year award. Nominator Jeremy Frith said that they ‘came together as a team’.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Guy Hardill

‘LOCAL sport needs more people like Guy.’

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Keith Mansell

KEITH MANSELL has been nominated for the Sure-sponsored Sports Volunteer of the Year Award.

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Nathan Le Tissier

CRICKETER Nathan Le Tissier has been nominated for the Sports Volunteer of the Year award, which is sponsored by Sure.