BMX club president up for ultimate award

Brett Haysom, who took on the presidency of the Byford BMX Club to keep it from closing, has been recognised. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d396854
Brett Haysom, who took on the presidency of the Byford BMX Club to keep it from closing, has been recognised. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d396854

The award, held by the Department of Sport and Recreation, is intended to celebrate the contribution of thousands of volunteers across WA who keep sporting communities active.

Ten winners will receive a money-can’t-buy sporting experience, a VIP look at what happens on event day for those closest to the action, with the Perth Wildcats, Western Force, West Coast Eagles, West Coast Fever and at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

Anyone aged between 15 and 30 who has done a minimum of five hours’ volunteer work at a local sport or recreation club is eligible to enter.

The 10 prizes are divided into two categories: there’s an experience for five rookies ” defined as those with 5-40 hours volunteering experience ” and a further five for seasoned volunteers with 40+ hours of experience.