Albany Volleyball volunteer recognised with prestigious award

Volleyball WA (VWA) are excited to announce Albany Volleyball Association volunteer and life member Scott Leary has been awarded the prestigious Mike Stidwell medal.

The award recognises outstanding sports volunteering in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Leary was one of 13 sports volunteers nominated and is the culmination of more than 25 years of volunteering

“”I congratulate Scott for his many, many contributions to volleyball over the years. He is regarded as a crucial part of the game in the Great Southern and has a reputation of having a buoyant, uplifting personality and being the ultimate team player.“ said Sport and Recreation and Volunteering Minister Mick Murray.

 “His passion for the sport and unstinting generosity are an example to all sports volunteers, not just in the Great Southern, but across Western Australia. Volunteers are the backbone of community sport and Scott’s efforts are a shining example of how people can make a positive difference in their community.”

A recent VWA Order of Merit recipient, Leary’s commitment to the sport of volleyball and the Albany community has been exemplary. Over the last quarter century Scott has undertaken several roles which include being treasurer for more than 20 years, a referee, national event tournament director, committee member and special committee member. 

As part of national Volunteer Week, Leary was presented the award by Jill Stidwell on behalf of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries on Monday night.

VWA would like to congratulate Scott on this outstanding achievement and thank him and all of our volunteers who contribute to the sport’s ongoing success.

For more information about how you can volunteer with VWA or one of its affiliated clubs, contact the Volleyball WA office.