THE Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) launched its WA Cricket Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2016-17 to celebrate volunteers.
Volunteers take on roles ranging from coaching, scoring and umpiring, running club canteens, keeping the finances in check or leading clubs.
The 2014–15 Volunteer of the Year Award winner Andrew Vallance was acknowledge for 10 years of service including co-ordinating, coaching and administering the AvonWest Cricket Academy.
He said it was a thrill seeing the young players learn the game and develop their skills.
“Their excitement and joy makes it all worth it,” he said.
“No one volunteers to get an award and every volunteer knows there are a thousand like yourself out there who go unnoticed.
“But still, it is satisfying for the work volunteers do to be acknowledged and to be the one singled out was an honour and a thrill.”
Six award categories are open to eligible volunteers, including Young Volunteer of the Year, Country Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, with a female and male winner for each.
For more information, or to nominate a volunteer, visit waca.com.au/volunteerawards.