WHAKATANE football coach Carwyn Evans has been recognised for his volunteer efforts.
Evans, who coaches two junior Whakatane Town teams and a representative side, was one of 10 football volunteers throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty recognised for their efforts and contribution to NZ Football. In conjunction with New Zealand Football and Volunteering New Zealand, Waikato Bay of Plenty Football sought nominations of volunteers and Evans was chosen as a winner.
Evans said it was nice to be recognised, but these kind of things were not why volunteers did it.
Waikato Bay of Plenty Football chief executive Mark Christie said they received more nominations than expected, which was a fantastic result on several levels.
“It shows that volunteers in football have been noticed and are well valued by the groups they serve. All sports are in a changing environment.
“A lot of people are changing their thinking around volunteers and I think that is recognising their contribution.
Carwyn Evans has represented Whakatane AFC more than any other player in the clubs history and was part of the clubs successful senior campaign between 1994 – 2004 when the they won several BOP 1st division titles, numerous Tasman Cup competitions along with the WAI BOP Caper Cup in 2004. He also had seasons with Waikato Unicol in the Northern League 2nd division and Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs (Fencibles), in the Northern Premier League.
His wealth of knowledge, commitment and interaction with the kids he coaches were the contributing factors for his win.
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