Tom Saunders receives the 2009 Regional Volunteer of the Year Award for the South East Coast

Tom Saunders

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. 

Tom Saunders is Club Captain of Eastbourne Rowing Club and winner of the South East Coast Volunteer of the Year Award. Thanks to Tom’s tireless efforts for Eastbourne the region has produced a South Coast championship crew every year since 2006.  He is down at the club most days of the week and when he hasn’t been in contention for major results himself his enthusiasm hasn’t waned in bringing on other club members.  As well as producing bespoke training programmes for all the club members, Tom tows the trailer, carries out running repairs and has organized some spectacular fund-raising events.  He has been instrumental in forming an association with Eastbourne Rugby Club for the benefit of both sports and has continued the clubs strong links with local schools.  Eastbourne RC has seen a huge influx of new junior members this year and Tom has shown he has the ability to inspire members of all ages.

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