Drummoyne win volunteer award

CEO of the Office of Sport, Matt Miller presents President of the Drummoyne Power, Jeremy Stanwix with the Sport Volunteer Management Award (Photo Narrative Post/Matthias Engesser).

Sydney Harbour Juniors club, the Drummoyne Power have been named ‘Sports Volunteer Management’ Club of the Year at the annual NSW Community Sports Volunteer Awards, run by Sport NSW.

Sport NSW held their annual awards night at NSW Parliament House in front of an audience including Sports Minister, the Honourable Stuart Ayres and CEO of the Office of Sport, Matt Miller. The yearly event aims to celebrate the contribution of New South Wales based volunteers in the community sporting space.

Named as a finalist for the ‘Sport Volunteer Management Award’ in the club category, the Drummoyne Power came up against Cudgen Headland SLSC for the coveted award, with both representing examples of community clubs with exceptional volunteer foundations.

Despite each being acknowledged as great examples of local clubs with successful volunteer run programs, the Drummoyne Power took home the honours for 2016.

Awarded largely for their ability to work together with their volunteers to produce an inclusive culture with a welcoming spirit, the Drummoyne Power continually champion the idea of giving back to their community throughout the AFL season.

Club President Jeremy Stanwix was on hand to accept the award, making it the second time in five years the Power had received the title of Sports Volunteer Management Club of the Year, proving their consistency.

As a result of their community based attitude, Drummoyne’s retention rates have grown to 77% over the past year, while their volunteer recruitment strategy has become one of their main success stories.

With 394 children playing in Drummoyne colours every week – including a growing Auskick program – the Power continue to develop into one of AFL NSW/ACT’s biggest Sydney Harbour based clubs.

AFL NSW/ACT would like to congratulate Drummoyne Power on their success and thank them for instilling a sense of community spirit at their club.