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Penryn Volunteer Honoured

28 November 2012

  • Rugby club volunteer honoured with award
  • Ceremony guests joined by Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Tony Pellow with his award

Photo: RFU Archive

Penryn Rugby Club volunteer, Tony Pellow, has been awarded ‘Under 25 Community Volunteer of the Year’ at this year’s Cornwall Sports Awards Ceremony.

Organised by the Cornwall Sports Partnership and now in its seventh year, the event welcomed more than 250 of Cornwall’s dedicated volunteer sports coaches, officials, clubs, organisations and young leaders to The Headland Hotel in Newquay. They were joined by special guests, including a number of Cornish Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and Tim Bunting, General Manager of ShelterBox UK & Ireland.

Tony said: “I was truly honoured to be able to attend and winning a Cornwall Sports Award means a lot to me as it shows that people really do respect what I do for my club.  It has definitely inspired me to keep going”.

Cornwall Sports Awards organiser, Natasha Howard of the Cornwall Sports Partnership, said: “The Cornwall Sports Awards has grown every year since it started in 2006 and is now a key date in the Cornish sports calendar.

“Volunteers are the backbone of sport and the true stars of the Cornwall Sports Awards. We are thrilled to celebrate their great achievements as part of this extraordinary year of sport and encourage them to continue their good work, creating a legacy of increased participation and enjoyment of sport.”