Dave Grundy, last night, won the Volunteer of the Year category in the 2016 Greater Manchester Sports Awards.
In Dave’s submission summary it shows that Dave volunteers 5 evenings a week at Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club. He also spends many hours doing paperwork, applying for funding, updating social media and the website and ensures all policies and procedures are up to date.
Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club currently has 41 affiliated members of British Wrestling making it one of the largest clubs in the UK.
Hosted by BBC North West Tonight’s presenter Roger Johnson, the night saw a variety of special guests and inspiring personalities. The night was broadcast live by BBC Radio Manchester as official media partners of the event.
Showing a wide range of ages, cultures and backgrounds, all under one roof, the event awarded sporting champions across Greater Manchester for their outstanding successes, achievements and involvement in grassroots sport. To celebrate the successes within the room, several inspiring Olympians joined the event, including Team GB cyclist gold and silver medalist Callum Skinner.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University.
About Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) www.mmu.ac.uk
Manchester Metropolitan University are delighted to sponsor the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award this year.
Sports Volunteering is one of the most exciting ways for their students to get involved with events, activities and organisations at Manchester Metropolitan. Their extensive sports offer includes everything from participation and performance, to sports development, marketing, management, psychology and more.
They also offer a flagship Master of Sports Directorship course for leading sports professionals. One of their elite scholars, Kadeena Cox achieved four medals at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio where she participated in two sports. They continue to support her on her journey as just one of our students defining the future of sport.
Their world leading research continues to grow and develop and because of the breadth of their expertise and work in sports generally, they have created the Manchester Sports Institute, which encapsulates the full sports and sports related offer across the University. This will widen Manchester Metropolitan’s and their student’s opportunities for academia, participation, partnerships and research in the global city of Manchester and beyond.
Dave pictured with Roger Johnson, GB cyclist Callum Skinner and sponsor Manchester Metropolitan University