Volleyball WA was immensely proud to see one of our regional sportspeople recognised at the recent City of Mandurah 2021 Sports Award particularly as we head towards International Volunteer Day on Sunday, December 5.
Jessica Grigio was announced the Junior Volunteer of the Year for her commitment to the sport and the Mandurah Volleyball Association as a player, coach and more recently given a specific lead role on the Association committee.
Volleyball WA, CEO Robyn Kuhl said “It is so pleasing to see how the younger members of our community are contributing and excelling, taking up leadership roles in our sport. Volleyball WA’s Lead Volley program was developed to support the next generation to achieve personally and professionally and will continue to work with our aspiring youth in 2022.”
The awards are designed to amplify local sporting clubs, volunteers and athletes who go above and beyond for their respective sports. Mark Readings was the evening’s MC and Olivia Vivian from Australian Ninja Warrior made an appearance as a special guest speaker at this year’s event.
Many people on the night commented on Jess’s acceptance interview with Mark Readings, which highlighted just how much she lives and breathes volleyball, her openness to learn and in a funny moment how she recounted how her brother Josh is supporting the Mandurah Volleyball Association by baking vanilla slices for the Committee meetings which were approved by all as the “pillar’ of any club’s success.
Jessica is a wonderful example of Volleyball WA’s core values and a volunteer who is giving a great deal to our sporting community.
If you want to play Volleyball and live in the Mandurah area why not contact the Mandurah Volleyball Association visit www.mandurahvolleyball.com.
To find a club near you or any further information about Volleyball in the state visit www.volleyballwa.com.au.
Main image courtesy Veronika Sajova Photography