John Green receives the 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award for the Northern region

John Green

At the conference held on 26th September 2009, British Rowing was delighted to announce the Regional Volunteer of the Year Awards in recognition of the outstanding commitment and dedication demonstrated by each individual.  John Green was awarded Volunteer of the Year for the Northern region.

Tees Rowing Club say that John has had a huge impact on the success of the club.  John began and runs a recreational programme that has brought several over-50 rowers into the sport, including some who have used rowing as a means to return to fitness after battling life-threatening illnesses.  He also helps run Project Oarsome at a local school and has co-ordinated a learn to row programme with a local rugby club.  Through his efforst Tees Primary Regatta was the site of one of the best fought contests on the Tees with two boats of burly rugby players racing down the course.  On top of this he has secured funding for new boats and because of the bigger fleet he had to find funding for new racks.  And if you’re asking what more could he do?  He has also been Press Secretary and went on to be President of the club.  He has spent countless hours supporting the World Class Start programme to ensure that all that can be done is done to help these talented young people to achieve their dreams.  There isn’t a single person at Tees who hasn’t benefited from the work he has done, John has been an inspiration for members of all ages and abilities.

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