MANDURAH BMX Club committee member Colin Hall has been nominated for the male volunteer of the year award at tonight’s City of Mandurah sports star gala event.
Hall co-ordinated the club’s project to build a new roof over its start ramp and run the state BMX super series, which attracted 2000 competitors in July.
He has lived in Mandurah for 38 years but has been a member at the club for only just more than 12 months after his children took up the sport.
“It has been satisfying seeing how much the club has grown this year,” he said.
“At the end of the day it’s all about seeing the kids having a good time and it was an awesome feeling seeing them all lining up under that roof when it was finished.”
Hall said he had to learn about the grant application process and to manage the project, liaising with government agencies during the year.
He spent many hours of his own time doing the paperwork for the roof project and co-ordinating the super series, organising everything from parking to first aid and the canteen.
“It’s been a big learning curve and it has been challenging but also rewarding,” he said.
The club, at Milgar Street Reserve, has about 130 riders, with ages ranging from two to 40.
Hall is aiming to keep busy with the club next year, with three projects already earmarked: bitumising the track’s hairpin corners, building a limestone lookout for spectators and a canteen.
And if that’s not enough, he is also keen for the club to secure the rights to host next year’s state super series again.
Hall said his achievements had been a team effort, which he couldn’t have done without the support of the club’s hard-working committee and supporters.
He thanked president Felicity Edwards, vice-president Matt Harrison, treasurer Rebecca Green and all the businesses that support the club.