29th March, 2022 — Good Sports awards

Table tennis star wins ACT Volunteer of the Year

Richard Weaver of Table Tennis ACT is the Good Sports 2021 ACT Volunteer of the Year. The Junior High Performance Head Coach’s immense enthusiasm and professionalism is what makes him stand out, says club President Heather Tomlinson.

“Richard is a well-liked character who encourages people to enjoy their table tennis and focus on learning and having fun,” said Heather.

“His greatest joy is seeing junior players rising through the ranks/pennant. His passion and enthusiasm are contagious.”

Helping others achieve at Table Tennis ACT

Richard leads in the club through two key roles. He volunteered throughout 2021 as the club's Junior High-Performance Coach and as Chair of the Competition Committee.

Richard is an accredited table tennis coach and has dedicated hours to develop junior players. Since he’s been coaching, the junior high-performance squad has doubled in number. He’s mentored senior squad members and coached at training camps.

Richard goes out of his way to promote health and fitness, and help players set their own goals for training and development. Organising the club’s Super 12 Challenge tournament was also part of his achievements for the year.

“Richard has created strong pathways for junior development within the club and his coaching has been a major factor in the club doubling the number of members under 18 over the past two years.”

“He’s also been instrumental in increasing members' enjoyment and participation in the club's weekly pennant. Richard has done all of this in a volunteering capacity.”

Congratulations to our ACT star Volunteer of the Year!

Hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation in Melbourne in March 2022, the Awards ceremony recognised Good Sports clubs and their dedicated volunteers from across the country who are passionate about community, their members and making their club the very best it can be.

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