Well done Esther
We would like to congratulate our own Esther Longley, coach of U8 Rubys and U9 Diamonds, for reaching the final 12 of the Sport Volunteer Category of Sport NZ's Sport Volunteer Awards 2012.
Esther will attend the Awards Breakfast after reaching the final 12 of 350 nominated out to Wellington's 75,000 sports volunteers.
Esther has helped partner Gus for several years by managing teams he has coached and is a longstanding Phoenix volunteer.
When Esther heard we needed help for the younger girls teams in the Girls only Sunday League she was happy to help out and stepped up to be a first time coach. This was despite not having a daughter in any team!
On her nomination, "I'm totally blown away..." said Esther, "...really its all down to the support I've received and the natural ability of both my girl teams...its a great accolade to reach this stage!! What a great club we have...its all about the people and all the wonderful support we get from all volunteers...coaches, parents and players too!"
Join us in wishing Esther well at the Awards Breakfast, whatever happens Esther all at Wests are immensely proud of what you have achieved.