Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Thanking our Volunteers

AU Clubs, AU Sport and the University of Adelaide, would not be the organisations they are today without the assistance and valued contribution of our volunteers. 

AU Sport recognises these very important people in our sporting community in a number of ways. Clubs are encouraged to nominate members for 'Club Letters - Service' awards and for long term volunteers, the ‘Service to University Sport’ award is more relevant. The 'Volunteer of the Year Award' recognise volunteers who have made a significant contribution to a club, team or AU Sport during the year of the award, rather than over a period of say, three years.

Nominations of suitable persons may be submitted by clubs, individuals from clubs or AU staff. The Board will make the final decision on the award winners.

2020 Volunteer of the Year Award applications close on 9 October. All applications must be submitted via the online nomination form.


The 2019 Recipients

Volunteer of the Year - Student

Payas Bidwai

AU Cricket Club

A Masters in Data Science student, Payas has assisted the AU Cricket Club with all their recruitment events this year as well as being an integral role model in the club’s Rock Up Cricket Program as player, coach and mentor. Payas has also made two orientation presentations to the international student community sharing his experience of the benefits of joining and AU sport club.

Volunteer of the Year - Non Student

Peter Stephen

AU Rugby Club

Peter has established South Australia’s first Gay and Inclusive Rugby team. He drafted a business plan outlining how the team would work within the AURUC current structure and the benefits to the club and University. He established a club academy to develop players new to rugby, has organised a touring team, attended club recruitment stalls on campus, assisted in finding a student sit on Sport’s Panel discussion at Adelaide University Union’s Pride Fest and has introduced many new members to Adelaide University Sport.

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