The City’s clubs in-focus program won the supporting volunteers category at the 2014 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.
In determining the winner, judges noted the high level of support the program had received from participants since it was established in 2007.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the award was testament to the hard work of the City’s club development team.
‘The City of Joondalup is one of the only local governments in WA to have a dedicated team of club development officers, who work closely with the 128 sport and recreation clubs throughout the City and their approximately 27,000 volunteers to ensure the enhanced delivery of sport and recreation activities within the community,’ he said.
‘This is well-deserved recognition for a program that since its inception has consistently achieved a satisfaction rate of above 90 per cent from program participants.’
The program helps clubs manage activities, receive financial help and promote the benefits of sport and recreation within the community.
The awards, held every two years, were judged across eight categories covering participation, volunteer support, workforce development and infra- structure planning.
Royal Life Saving Society WA won the minister’s award for industry excellence while Robert Welch from Scarboro Surf Live Saving Club received the John Graham award for his service to the sport and recreation industry over 37 years.