Annual Awards

Volleyball England's Annual Awards is a prestigious and long-standing date in the calendar that recognises special individuals who go the extra mile to create a fantastic environment and experience for volleyball in England, from grassroots to NVL to international level.

The winners of each category take centre stage each year at an established event in the calendar, where they will be presented with their award.

Submit your nomination

The nomination window for our 2022 Annual Awards has now closed! The winners were announced at our live, virtual awards ceremony on Friday 22nd July. View the list of winners below.

To read more about the award categories and criteria, click here.

A list of the previous winners of our Annual Awards can be found here.

2022 Annual Awards Winners


Young Coach of the Year

Tom Bedworth

Coach of the Year

Elaine Brown

Young Official of the Year

Aileen Barry

Referee of the Year

Huaxi Liu

Young Volunteer of the Year

Isla Greig

Volunteer of the Year

Sze Nam Chan

HEVO of the Year

Sam Sorsky

Long Service Award

Ian Legrand

Club of the Year

Leeds Gorse Volleyball Club

Serena Morten Safeguarding Award

Mark Jones

Peter Wardale Memorial Award

Nick Shaffery

Peter Wardale Memorial Award

The Peter Wardale Memorial Award is the highest accolade that can be given to a volunteer. The recipient of this award is selected by the Board and is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of volleyball. It is not awarded every year.

Roll of Honour:

  • 2000 – Ron Richards
  • 2001 – Dudley Williams
  • 2002 – Roman Parashchak
  • 2003 – Dan Dingle
  • 2004 – Neville Lewis
  • 2006 – Ian Berry
  • 2007 – Freda Bussey
  • 2009 – Don Anthony
  • 2012 – Brian Stalker
  • 2013 – Richard Callicott
  • 2014 – Gordon Neale
  • 2015 – Paul Bohannan
  • 2016 - Keith Nicholls
  • 2019 - The Bello Family
  • 2020 - Janet Inman
  • 2022 - Nick Shaffery