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Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Over 1200 people are currently volunteering in sport in some capacity throughout the region with us, from school pupils through to retirees.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure said:  “On a weekly basis thousands of people in the Borders give up their personal time to assist with sporting activities and it is only due to their selfless efforts that we are able to enjoy such a fantastic range of activities across the region.  Volunteering in sport can be exceptionally rewarding and opportunities to become involved are diverse and include everything from administration, general helpers, event marshalling and time keeping to becoming a fully trained and certified coach.”

There are hundreds of sports clubs currently operating in the Scottish Borders and all of them rely upon volunteers for their continuation.

Lesley Munro, Tweed, Leader, Jed Track Club said: “I have been a volunteer at Tweed, Leader, Jed Track Club for about 2 years and I am a general parent volunteer (helping with organisation, assisting head coaches etc). I love volunteering because I want the kids to get the opportunity to participate.  I want to help the trained coaches who are giving up their time and give something back for the hard work they put in with our own children.  I would strongly encourage everyone, even if you can only spare a few hours a month, to try volunteering in sport. It could prove to be one of the most worthwhile and enjoyable things you do.”

Ewan Jackson Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure added: “We owe a huge thank you to all the volunteers in the central Borders and across the region. I hope that Volunteers Week may act as a trigger to lead to even more people considering the possibility of becoming sports volunteers.”

To find out about volunteering opportunities with us please contact Mark Forsyth on mforsyth@bslt.org.uk